Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login


Submitted on
September 1, 2012
Image Size
330 KB
Submitted with


37,517 (7 today)
3,180 (who?)

Camera Data

Shutter Speed
10/4000 second
Focal Length
50 mm
Date Taken
Nov 29, 2008, 4:39:34 PM
Adobe Photoshop CS4 Macintosh
Rurouni Kenshin: Heart of the Sunrise by behindinfinity Rurouni Kenshin: Heart of the Sunrise by behindinfinity
Here is an old photo of my Kenshin cosplay that I had not been able to post here until now. It's hard to believe this was from 4 years ago! Looking at this now, I can still remember the sensation of my sandals against the soft grass as I ran through that area, the pleasant November air, the golden sunlight through the trees, and the laughter of my friends.

:iconbehindinfinity: Himura Kenshin cosplay, and color processing by Jin (me)
:camera: photo by Sandra Dans

The passage of time is something I find so difficult to grasp. But I'm glad that through the years, Rurouni Kenshin still makes me feel as inspired as it did when I first saw it, and also that the bonds between me and my friends then have stayed strong.

Something I wrote back then that is still true until now:

Rurouni Kenshin will always have a special place in my heart. I have great admiration for the characters as individuals - especially Kenshin who greatly inspired me to strive to be a better person - but it's how they find strength and purpose through each other that makes them even more inspiring.

I've been re-reading the manga, watching my favorite parts of the anime and OVAs, and I really still love them as much as I did when I first started following RK all those years ago. I found myself getting teary-eyed a lot as I revisited the series, because now that certain people have come into my life, I could see bits of them and myself in the characters and how they relate to each other. They mean the world to me. If we lived in a less peaceful era, I know I'd rush off to risk my own life to save them if they were ever put in danger.


Journal entry, pictures, and outtakes from our Rurouni Kenshin photoshoot in 2008:
Rurouni Kenshin Photoshoot Outtakes!Previous Project

Naruto Shippuuden 6th ED: Broken Youth

Kenshin-gumi Photoshoot
I'm really happy we were finally able to have a proper photoshoot for Rurouni Kenshin! This won't be the last one, though - our friends will be joining us in the future as other characters. :D The weather has recently been unpredictable and often horrible, but we felt as though the sun shone just for us that day.

:thumb105006866: :thumb105224679:
:thumb105318213: :thumb105948572:

:thumb105577826: :thumb105114051:

:thumb105313671: :thumb105483993:

:thumb105437183: :thumb105032068:




:iconbehindinfinity: my

Rurouni Kenshin cosplay gallery :pointr: [link]

Other places you can find me!
:facebook: I update here semi-regularly :pointr:
:twitter: Tweet me! :pointr:
:bulletblue: Art blog! :pointr:
:bulletblue: Tumblr :pointr:

Add a Comment:
black-shinai Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
This is so beautiful. Rurouni Kenshin is also very special for me, not just because the manga that I came across by accident introduced me to the world of anime, manga, and Japanese culture, but because of all the wonderful messages it holds and many other great aspects of it. So well done!! :D
aly-uchiha913 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
Gorgeous shot :)

Peace Out! ^_^
KittieKatB Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student General Artist
OMFG! I love it <3 so much
SpartanJenzii Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
i love you. omg
111wolfgirl Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
That is AMAZING!!! :)
shadowzabimaru Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Jin, you are still the best kenshin cosplayer i have ever seen, and you continue to inspire me, just like Rurouni Kenshin (which will also always hold a special place in my heart, and always remain one of my all time favorite mangas)
Christiania-unica Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
Featured here [link] :iconautumncolorplz:
nsmasta Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
GambitAndRika Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this series also its been awhile since I last seen it but I love it the same you cosplayed him wel
editingninja Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Add a Comment: