IN PHOTOS: Amazing ‘Rurouni Kenshin’ cosplay

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IN PHOTOS: Amazing ‘Rurouni Kenshin’ cosplay
When the main cast and director of 'Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno' came to the Philippines, their fans went the extra mile to make their stay special
MANILA, Philippines – How intense of a fan are you?

For some people, the Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno Philippine premiere was the perfect opportunity for them to show just how much they loved Takeru Satoh, Munetaka Aoki, Emi Takei, and the characters they play on-screen. 

For this group of cosplayers invited to perform in a simple exhibition on Day 1 (red carpet event) and Day 2 (public press conference) of the Japanese stars’ visit to the Philippines, this was a chance to showcase their craft. 

Here are pictures from their appearances during the 2-day event.

Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler
THE GOOD GUYS. Cosplayers dressed as Megumi, Misao, Sanosuke, Kaoru, and Kenshin. Photo courtesy of Happy Hariography
VILLAINS. Makoto Shishio, Yumi, Sojiro, Anji, and Aoshi. Photo courtesy of Happy Hariography
KENSHIN AND KAORU. Jin Joson and Alaina Ruiz as Kenshin Himura and Kaoru Kamiya. Photo courtesy of Happy Hariography
DASTARDLY DUO. John Valdevieso and Ysabel Gomez Antonio as Makoto Shishio and Yumi Komagata. Photo courtesy of Happy Hariography
FRIENDS ON THE RED CARPET. Sano and Anji working it! Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler
HAPPY PAIR. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Notice the details that go into each outfit – from the pattern on Makoto Shishio’s robe, to Aoshi’s swords, to Kenshin’s scar. 

These fans took time off from their everyday lives to create and construct intricate costumes with the props to match. 

A beautiful photo published here courtesy of Happy Hariography shows the cosplay artists in character. 

From left: Kristina Ilas as Megumi, Ken Lim as Sano, Jin Joson as Kenshin, Alaina Ruiz as Kaoru, Shaira Gumatay as Misao, Vincent Depra as Anji, Ysabel Antonio as Yumi, John Valdevieso as Shishio, Glenmarc 'Flash' Antonio as Sojiro, Arnel Serioso as Aoshi. Photo by Happy Hariography

On her Facebook, popular cosplayer Jin Joson talked about the process of “becoming” Kenshin Himura. 

Apart from finding the right kind of cloth, I had to dye and weather it for a while to get that effect, but I’m very pleased with the outcome!” she says of one of her photoshoots. See the picture here: 

Later, Jin also shared a priceless photo: her high-five with actor Takeru Satoh! 

The stars of the movie appeared to appreciate the cosplayers’ efforts, too. During the public press conference, Takeru Satoh and Munetaka Aoki could be seen waving to them in the audience. 

Droves of fans arrived during the major events bringing banners, hard-to-find collector’s items, and even hand-made drawings of their favorite characters. 

Here are some photos of the adoring fans we encountered over two days of #KenshinManila coverage.

Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler
Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler
Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Here are a few bonus photos from the last two days: 

Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler
Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler
Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Were you at any of the events last week? Don’t forget to check out the rest of Rappler’s Rurouni Kenshin coverage. Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno opens in theaters on August 20, while Legend Ends premieres September 24. –

Share your most intense fan experience with us in the comments section below!

Many of the photos published here are from Happy Hariography. Check out the Facebook page here. 

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