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Minato Namikaze: Simpler Days by behindinfinity Minato Namikaze: Simpler Days by behindinfinity
Here's something pretty simple for now — a portrait as Minato Namikaze, the person behind the title of Yondaime or Fourth Hokage.

The mystery of his character was one of the things that greatly intrigued me when I started getting into Naruto way back. I'm glad that much has been revealed about him now. I particularly liked when they showed how he and Kushina/Naruto's mom met, and the tragic story of that day in Konoha that changed so many lives forever. (Naruto Shippuuden episodes 246 to 249, if you want to check it out.)

So yeah, I guess I wanted a simple portrait depicting Minato before all that: A quiet, kind guy who used to just stand in the background but learned to be strong by finding the person he wanted to protect no matter what.

:iconbehindinfinity: Minato Namikaze cosplay by Jin
:camera: photo by ~Happy-Hario
:snowflake: special thanks to aliceandrabbitshop.com for my contact lenses (I'm using Crystal Max in blue)

I also used this image for a sort of "Yondaime Says" series of photos I want to do with some issues I wanted to address about cosplay :pointr: [link] (on Tumblr: [link])

Guh, drowning in Naruto feels nowadays. We've got a couple of shoots lined up that are a bit more elaborate than this! I hope you guys are somewhat updated in the manga, because one of the shoots is kiiiiind of a spoiler! A little preview :pointr: [link]

Other places you can find me!
:facebook: I update here regularly :pointr: facebook.com/Jin.behindinfinity
:twitter: Tweet me! :pointr: twitter.com/skybluedays
:bulletblue: Art blog! :pointr: jinjoson.com
:bulletblue: Tumblr :pointr: behindinfinity.tumblr.com/

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:iconthekoyn:
TheKoyn Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
<3
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SelenaDM Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome cosplay!! Very handsome!! Neko Emoji-16 (Blush) [V1] 
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Kiramu Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the wigs are one of best parts you guys are great at doing! always looking natural and not too spiky!!!
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happycarousel Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
gaah~ i can't even...! UNF.. i can't even look straight at those eyes..*_*
you make a mighty fine Minato/Yondaime, Jin-sama <3
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bissan2 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
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Usagi-Misha Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome Minato cosplay!!!~ XD
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sasuke----kun Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Student Artist
you are so coooooooool !!!!!!!
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Rain0o0o Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
dude where are you getting your wigs from? they are good xD
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ManishaChan Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
cries cries cries i thought you were a guy all this time LOL
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EmokoX Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student
amazing looks like Minato in a real life movie!:iconkakashithumbsupplz:
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MissTheLove Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
The best Minato!
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JeanyDeiXzz Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You are an awesome Minato! :D
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:iconpockyomitey:
pockyOmitey Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist
oh~ you're the best Minato I've ever seen OAO
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PrincessZeki15 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Oh my freaking GAWD 0.0... Very high quality cosplay~! ;O; He makes an excellent Minato <3
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Osaki-Suzuki Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Minato-Sensei :D
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littledevil531 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
-clings to you and cries- best Minato cos play i ever seen!!!! you look just like him!!! T_T WHY DID HE HAVE TO DIE!!!!! HE SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN TO RAISE HIS SON -keeps clinging to you and cries more- do more do more do more!!!! peas? -looks cute-
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ThexSilverxWolf Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
Wow! :O That's one of the best cosplays I ever seen!
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lunamariah98 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
whhhaaa~ MINATO-sama!!!:worship::worship:
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mscandyuser Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Every girl would kill to have a "Minato" for a husband. I'd like to see more Minato cosplays by you ^^
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:iconlnterestingg:
lnterestingg Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Yay! Naruto cosplays again! :D
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:iconfademian:
FaDemian Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
It's a great photo !
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SamuraiNinjaNeko Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
This picture is really amazing. You make the perfect Minato and Naruto.
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euphoriarcane Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing cosplay for an amazing character. I love that guy to pieces. ;_;
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Ladywiththeface Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student General Artist
:love: Wonderful Minato cosplay! Probably one of the best I've seen! Sometimes, It's just hard to get the hair right! :love: Great job!
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DuhAvatarSensation Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OH GOD I KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN BY DROWNING IN NARUTO FEELS. Chapters 613-619 have all be HORRIBLE for my heart. And I mean, if you do a cosplay of Minato in his 618/619 version...well, I won't spoil anything for people who haven't read it yet. But you know what I mean.
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Sygmyr Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Minatoooooo!!!

If you've been keeping up with the manga, now is a great time for Minato & Naruto shots. AAAHHHH THE MANGA.

I love your Minato cosplay - I think you make an even better Minato than Naruto, and I really like that one too. XD
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LexCorp213 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:icongrin--plz:
LUV IT!!
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MatsuriXGaara Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know why lil kuriboh has kakashi as David Bowie; Minato is obviously David Bowie... His hair just screams Labyrinthine! This is nice btw
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xKirameku-Lunaix Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
amgosh yaaaay ima so happeh ur cosplaying naruto chars again!! :iconiloveitplz:
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Paper-Plate Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing as always.
That wig is incredible. It looks so fluffy and soft and just like Minato's hair!

:3
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MissBlueWolf Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Why is it so perfect O^O
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:iconaianarie:
Aianarie Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great portrait. I like your expression and the wig looks awesome. :aww:
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CupcakeMassacreBear Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
QuQ Minato :heart:
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vyanotakuinusama Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
He lives~ *O*
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CharlieBruna Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
I adore, you're cosplayes are fantastic...!!
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HayleyCosplay Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love how the background looks like an oil painting.
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:iconbbchild:
BBChild Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013   Traditional Artist
Dat wig <3
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animefreak021 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
</3 I can't even contain all of my feels anymore....thanks a lot
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S-IX Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Minatooo
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g-mo71 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
David Bowie sama-sensei-senpai-san-sama!!!!!.....cun
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:iconbehindinfinity:
behindinfinity Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013   General Artist
DANCE MAGIC, DANCE
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EnfantDeRiviere Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
He reminds me of the babe.
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:iconsevere-lacerations:
Severe-Lacerations Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What babe?
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:iconenfantderiviere:
EnfantDeRiviere Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
The babe with the power.
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:iconsevere-lacerations:
Severe-Lacerations Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What power?
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:iconenfantderiviere:
EnfantDeRiviere Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
The power of voodoo (and glitter and glam and really tight pants)
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:iconsevere-lacerations:
Severe-Lacerations Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Who do?
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:iconenfantderiviere:
EnfantDeRiviere Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
You do!
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:iconsevere-lacerations:
Severe-Lacerations Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Do what?!
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