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11:21 pm - 08/26/2013

KENSHIN GACKT returns to Joetsu: photos and videos

Last weekend a crowd of 200.000+ flocked to Joetsu in Niigata to celebrate the 88th annual Kenshin Festival, where GACKT once again took on his iconic guise of the famous Warring States Era warlord Uesugi Kenshin.

Astride a white horse that has mastered the art of photobombing, GACKT/Oyakatasama regally led a procession of 400 volunteers on the departure to the front and the ensuing battle with rival warlord Takeda Shingen.

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chinpirako 26th-Aug-2013 10:09 pm (UTC)

He looked so amazing as Kenshin even though his acting was a bit eh. But he was so, so beautiful. Even though he's aged, he's still beautiful to an inhuman degree♥
vickyblueeyez 26th-Aug-2013 10:12 pm (UTC)
I thought he was Mitsuhide when I saw these on tumblr. :(
crumplelush 26th-Aug-2013 11:29 pm (UTC)
That horse really is pulling some impressive faces.
baka_neko3 27th-Aug-2013 12:17 am (UTC)
OMG i was just thinking of the same thing when i saw them pictures... XD
nyankee 27th-Aug-2013 12:28 pm (UTC)
It's probably because the bit is or was situated uncomfortably/incorrectly in its mouth, or Gackt's handling the reins incorrectly and jamming the bit into positions that aren't good for it. A horse that's been broken and is correctly tacked shouldn't really be doing that.
baby_angel191 26th-Aug-2013 11:35 pm (UTC)
Still looking good at 40 <3
norringtons 27th-Aug-2013 12:17 am (UTC)
Guess I'm in the minority, but I was shocked by how old he's looking. It's sad.
firemelon 27th-Aug-2013 08:50 pm (UTC)
Vampire King looks alright, I'm guessing these aren't shopped compared to normal stuff of him? idk.
batcheeks 27th-Aug-2013 08:54 pm (UTC)
That's right. Plus he's 40, I think we can cut him some slack.
helsings 28th-Aug-2013 05:39 pm (UTC)
Really? I kept thinking that the man does not seem to age while looking at the pics.
ai_ai_desu 27th-Aug-2013 12:38 am (UTC)
I was focusing on the horse face half of the photos =))

Gaku looks old here but still amazing
baka_neko3 27th-Aug-2013 07:12 am (UTC)
i actually also see the horse's face in almost all the pictures... it's so distracting.. LOL
___teckie 27th-Aug-2013 03:14 am (UTC)
Too distracted with the horse. XDDDD
rednails82 27th-Aug-2013 04:43 am (UTC)
I dont see him looking aged. In fact he looks HOT on that horse. He looks awesome people! Manly too.
mme_h_confessor 27th-Aug-2013 05:35 am (UTC)
It's not just that he's beautiful; it's the power of his presence. He's capable of being iconic. He holds a crowd's attention, just being there.

He takes pride in having trained to handle a sword and handle a horse, as he seems to give his all in whatever he does, which is admirable.

Yes, he looks like a grown man. A really fine man, with smooth skin, highly toned physique, and that incredibly handsome face.
omgakuto 27th-Aug-2013 06:43 am (UTC)
Oyakata-sama looks so majestic! <3
lol Snowman!! Stop ruining those awesome photos !!

Thanks for posting ;)
phililen3 27th-Aug-2013 09:21 am (UTC)
That horse is killing me!
G looks great.
ambersolle 27th-Aug-2013 10:18 am (UTC)
OMG the horse :O

Edited at 2013-08-27 02:05 pm (UTC)
helios_blue 27th-Aug-2013 03:43 pm (UTC)
OMG that horse
I can't stop laughing XDDD
Gackt looks soo good with that haircut (the short one I mean).
helsings 28th-Aug-2013 05:40 pm (UTC)
I'd still do him

mme_h_confessor 28th-Aug-2013 07:40 pm (UTC)
Gackt is gratified...

Gackt Yellow Fried Chickenz underwear backstage from photo book 2012 - crop
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