Thank you for everything you've done for me.
I am a wanderer. I must be wandering off again.
myself as Himura Kenshin
Kat as Kamiya Kaoru
photography by Sandee
postwork by me *behindinfinity
One of the moments in Rurouni Kenshin that most gripped my heart and broke it into an endless number of microscopic particles
was when Kenshin bid Kaoru farewell. Gah, I have such an extremely weak spot for goodbyes. I think it's my second favorite scene in the anime (the first being Kenshin's fight with Saitou). It was beautifully animated, with excellent scoring. You may watch that part here, if you wish [link]
This photo is our take on Kenshin's departure. It's not meant to be completely true to the original, primarily because the scene was set during nighttime and it would have been extremely difficult for us to shoot that correctly given the equipment we had at hand. The actual pose also made it hard for both faces to be visible in one frame, so we took liberties with that as well. We made the most of what we had, including the awesome sunset we were blessed with that day. While it is undeniably different, we hope that the emotion still shows through somehow.
Thank you guys for reading, and for reassuring us at Rurouni Kenshin lives on in the hearts of many.
My apologies to those who said that this photo made them cry. I offer you our photoshoot outtakes to cheer you up: [link]Rurouni Kenshin photoshoot: Kenshin-gumi Heart of Sword Who Are You Protecting? Days to Remember
Myojin Yahiko: I Need To Get Stronger
Sagara Sanosuke: Fists of Conviction
Himura Kenshin: Remembrance Departure Portrait of Kenshin's Family You By My Side
Rurouni Kenshin © 和月 伸宏 (Watsuki Nobuhiro)