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Who Are You Protecting? by behindinfinity Who Are You Protecting? by behindinfinity
We shouldn't blame ourselves for bad things that happened to us. Sometimes, no matter what we do, we are victims of the circumstances. We should just have to pull ourselves out.

- Himura Kenshin


Kenshin, Kaoru, Yahiko and Sano managed to fight their way through the tribulations that bound them, and found purpose and a different kind of strength through each other.

For this group shot, we tried to visually depict their relationships. I chose to unsheathe a part of the reverse-edged blade to show how Kenshin vowed to protect the innocent and the people who are important to him, without resorting to killing. Miguel propped his arm on my shoulder to represent how Sano is Kenshin's trusted friend and self-appointed partner (in fighting, you silly Yaoi Enforcers). Yahiko stands close by, eager to learn from the man who acknowledged his strength when no one else did, and helped him grow. Kaoru stays by Kenshin's side, to literally portray how she stands by him and never loses faith regardless of the circumstances.


:iconbehindinfinity: myself as Himura Kenshin
:iconmoonlightflight: Kat as Kamiya Kaoru
:iconmerkymerx: Miguel as Sagara Sanosuke
:bulletblack: Ysabel [link] as Myojin Yahiko
:camera: photography by Sandee ~littlesailboat


Rurouni Kenshin photoshoot:
:star-empty: Kenshin-gumi
:star-empty: Heart of Sword
:star-empty: Who Are You Protecting?
:star-empty: Days to Remember
:star-empty: Myojin Yahiko: I Need To Get Stronger
:star-empty: Sagara Sanosuke: Fists of Conviction
:star-empty: Himura Kenshin: Remembrance
:star-empty: Departure
:star-empty: Portrait of Kenshin's Family
:star-empty: You By My Side


Rurouni Kenshin © 和月 伸宏 (Watsuki Nobuhiro)
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:iconlamisin:
Lamisin Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I tried watching Kenshin on Netflix a few months ago, I failed horribly, I only went to episode 4 or 5, but I still enjoy the show.

(I've even played the Puzzle and Dragons collab, but I've never got Kenshin, only those weirdos from the Kyoto Arc...)
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sastori Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
thats kinda cool i like this cosplay trio
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HumbleScarlet Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm a huge Rurouni Kenshin fan, so when I saw this photo I had to stop and make a comment. I absolutely love it. It really seems like a flesh and blood counterpart to the anime characters. And I'll be honest and state, that I've never been able to like the Megumi character (sorry to all the Megumi fans out there, you're completely welcome to love her, just don't flame me for not), so the fact that you didn't represent her makes me love this picture even more. And yes, I do realise how horrible that makes me sound. But back to being positive, this picture is going straight to my favourites. I hope you're still out there creating such beauties as this.
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TheaJoyce Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
AWESOME COSPLAY ヽ(*≧ω≦)ノ
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:iconconquest79:
conquest79 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
now this is freakn awsome
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:iconhunter-re:
Hunter-Re Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Do you have a Kenji too? XD or a Megumi?
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:iconcrezenda:
Crezenda Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've seen this before O-o., this has been featured in the Otakuzine
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:iconblackwarsheep:
BlackWarsheep Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
if there's ever a movie of Kenshin, you shall be the actors. you, and no one else :O
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:iconkusanagi-sankakoi:
Kusanagi-sankakoi Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
KAKOI!!!XD
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:iconthe-free-thinker:
The-Free-Thinker Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG CHILDHOOD MEMORIES OF KENSHIN HIMURA IS HERE!!!
YOU ARE AN AWESOME COSPLAYER!!!
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:iconayea28:
ayea28 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What a good looking Kenshin and Sano!
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:iconreenigrl:
Reenigrl Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Student General Artist
that is too awesome
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:iconslim82:
slim82 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
nice, love it.
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:icondruidraven2090:
DruidRaven2090 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
This is a fantastic cosplay for Kenshin!
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:iconthe13wizard:
the13wizard Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
It`s amazing how this photo projecting so much of the kenshin atmosphere! the colors, lighting, etc. Beautiful photo.
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Flower-of-Grace Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
You all look like you stepped out of the anime. Is Sano that tall or was he standing on something?
I even like the composition being off to the one side. I gives the photo more depth that way.
Your photographer is very good.
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:iconjiggerlove:
jiggerlove Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
the kaoru is ugly
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:iconsalvaa:
Salvaa Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
Miguel looks outstanding. It suits him way too much ^___^
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:iconnikolacroft:
nikolacroft Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing cosplay *v*
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:icong-em:
G-em Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
Awesome! Very accurate!
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:iconbinlang:
Binlang Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
woaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Samurai X!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Coollllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll!

Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!♥♥♥♥♥
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:icondefila218:
deFila218 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
awesome ...with ur kenshin's costume.... arghhhh.. so jealous >< .. almost looks like real kenshin
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:iconaliceinwonderland75:
Aliceinwonderland75 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG THIS IS AMAZING SO GOOD I LOVE IT :D
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:iconjahlouse:
Jahlouse Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
Wooo, nice job, I like tenshin !!!
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:iconulitmasephiroth:
UlitmaSephiroth Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
le gasp! RUROUNI KENSHIN!! rurouni kenshin kicks ass!
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:iconthedeathassistant4:
TheDeathAssistant4 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
Cool cosplay! I'm suddenly tempted to be a late 18th century female yakuza member all the sudden for Halloween.
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:iconenvy-akari:
Envy-akari Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
Incredible cosplays!
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distillme Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
HOLY MOLY!!!!! This is the BEST Kenshin Cosplay I have EVER seen! <3 I cannot love this enough!!!!!! XD

Kenshin is my favorite anime of ALL TIME, I wish I could get a photo with you guys cause it would be like meeting them if they were real! lol <33333
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akibara13 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
Wow! Okay that isn't a very intellegent response I'll admit but its the only one I can form at the moment. LOL I love both the anime and manga of Rurouni Kenshin, so when I saw this and how good of a job you guys did, I was speachless. :)
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br0wn3y3dgirl Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
great series and great costumes XD
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:iconfullmetaladdict1101:
fullmetaladdict1101 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome cosplay!!!
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:iconblue-demon-hybrid:
Blue-Demon-Hybrid Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
That's epic~ You guys are the first Kenshin cosplayers I've seen so far.
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:iconredfoxgreen:
RedFoxGreen Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
Faith and hope gives one a sense of the eternal that swords and magic can never achieve.good photo.
LTR,
RFG
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Naboru21 Featured By Owner May 7, 2011
one question: is the reverse-blade-sword a real sword? or a selfmade cosplay sword?

i love the pictures of youre kenshin group ^^
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:iconantirules7:
antirules7 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
me vuelvo a decloarar thu fan
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:icontasunara:
Tasunara Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
Well-portrayed versions of the characters! I love it!
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:iconempty-x-bottles:
empty-x-bottles Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
FANTASTIC. O-o
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:iconfarris:
farris Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011   General Artist
Oh what beautiful RK cosplay! :D
I really like the expressions on you guys!


:heart:
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1Disneylover1 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
:tears: *sniff* thats... *sniff* thats just beautiful.... :tears:


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I CANT HEAR YOU~!! :ignore:
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:iconmissbeastie:
MissBeastie Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's amazing! It's like it really is them.
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:iconstreakspsyche:
StreaksPsyche Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
ASTIG!
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:iconandreaarizaa:
AndreaArizaA Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Why hadn't I seen this before? Awesome picture!
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:iconmiss-hitomi:
miss-hitomi Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
ganda
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:iconieatbabiez4breakfast:
basicalllyyyy i love this. :)
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:iconsheikahlover:
SheikahLover Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
This looks amazing. So life like, awesome cosplay!!!
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:iconglimmergirl0:
glimmergirl0 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
wow that is awesome :)
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:icongoldenbauble:
GoldenBauble Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
Lovely costumes, photography, and set!
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:icondetectivetective:
DetectiveTective Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Student Writer
OMIGOD OMIGOD OMIGOD!! THIS IS FLIPPIN AWESOME!!!!
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:iconfantasyangel2231:
FantasyAngel2231 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010
i want to cosplay waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

[got bopped in the head]

ren:shut the fu#$ up
me:waaa.......
nice cos
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KawaiiWinry Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
AAAAAAAAAAH
nice!
This pic is soooo awesome!!
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