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Yami no Matsuei - your eyes, dear by NanjoKoji Yami no Matsuei - your eyes, dear by NanjoKoji
Yami no Matsuei

There are three characters that influenced my life in the anime fan scene. Muraki is the second of them.
I'm a fan of Yami no Matsuei for 10 years. I love it. I would even go as far as to say that it shaped me in some way, at least the relationship I developed to two very special people along the way. I cosplayed Muraki in 2003, but I never had some decent photos of it and also what I could do back then would not be very contemporary today. So I decided to remake him. And it made me incredibly happy.

Yami no Matsuei is one of the very few series which I consider to be better in the anime than the manga (thanks to Be-Papas who already did wonders with Shojo Kakumei Utena). There are some very artistic and well-thought scenes and an atmosphere to die for. Although it's already pretty old, it still captures me everytime I watch it.

I've been waiting to re-shoot this, and it was totally worth it. RoteMamba did genius work again with this shooting. Major thank you!! 'Im glad you discovered photography!

Thank you, Ravenic, for always liking the same things as me and for cosplaying a precious Tsuzuki for me!

Ravenic as Tsuzuki Asato
NanjoKoji (me) as Muraki Kazutaka
Yami no Matsuei - Descentants of Darkness

photo by RoteMamba

Into this night I wander,
it's morning that I dread,
Another day of knowing of
the path I fear to tread,
Oh into the sea of waking dreams
I follow without pride,
Nothing stands between us here
and I won't be denied

And I would be the one
to hold you down,
kiss you so hard,
I'll take your breath away
and after I'd wipe away the tears,
Just close your eyes dear

Yami no Matsuei - demon's eye by NanjoKojiYami no Matsuei - the ice is thin by NanjoKojiYami no Matsuei - whispered poems by NanjoKojiYami no Matsuei - into this night by NanjoKoji Yami no Matsuei - Descendants of Darkness by NanjoKoji Yami no Matsuei - the devil and the one by NanjoKoji

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Octomantis Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015   Filmographer
You guys put so much work into these shoots!  Incredible! 
Silvia-x-Gaara Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
Brings me to tears how amazing this is!
Tsukimi-Odango Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
Woah! You have my heart here **admires the picture**
The photo is a total win! I like this pose, costumes and how you both kept images of characters, brought them to life ... Oh, what I'm trying to tell is that I really really liked these photos ^^ Give us more, please! More  Muraki/Tsuzuki cosplay! **gives bouquet of flowers** Muraki/Tsuzuki is my favourite pairing, OTP and your cosplay makes me kind of happy, cauze it's beautiful and emotinal aaaaand I loved it, yeah!
NanjoKoji Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
Thank you so much!
Lalita-Zilli Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
This makes my heart go doki doki. This is one of my fav pairings in YnM
KanraNingyou Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. I haven't watched Yami no Matsuei in ages and now I want to watch it again. <3

Muraki seriously creeps me out, but that's what makes him a great villain. :3

Way to go!
Mister-23 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014   Digital Artist
You just seem to find the best places.
Psychoprince13 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
I love the atmosphere of the photo and the entire photoshoot. I also really like this anime and manga, one of my favorites in this genre. As always, great work.
YiskaXIII Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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April 15, 2014
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Camera Data

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Shutter Speed
1/60 second
Focal Length
135 mm
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Date Taken
Mar 1, 2014, 3:11:11 PM
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
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