[Cosplay] Crawl beneath Me -俺の下であがけ-

June 23, 2009 at 1:31 pm (BL, cosplay(コスプレ), doujin(同人))



 When I was a student at university, there was a popular game among my otaku friends, that is 俺の下であがけ[Crawl beneath Me]. This is a really silly BL game, so we used to enjoy a lot. In this game, you are a notorious moneylender, the head of Kurosaki Financial. You are supposed to make a guy you choose have a huge debt so that he is going to be bankrupt. You mustn’t leave him alone because he is going to make money himself. Your job is to prevent him from making it alright, and when the amount of his debt comes to a certain point you can have him. In this game, you can say it お買い上げ[okaiage] to “purchase” him. The funny thing is how silly the way he takes in order to frame a target; burning down a building is still agreeable, but letting earthquake happen or making a meteo fall in to a target’s property are hilarious.



 At any rate, such is a main plot of this game. I decided to cosplay someone from this, and my part is the hero, Kurosaki Ichiya[黒崎壱哉]. But this cosplay doesn’t count cosplaying such as Mirage of Blaze since the clothes are too regular. Though it doesn’t matter to me. I wanted to do this with someone because it could make this cosplay more fabulous and of course enjoyable.

 I was lucky, this time I got my cosplay buddy to join. And I gave him this part, Higuchi Takafumi[樋口崇文] who works at a flower shop which is inherited from his father. Kurosaki decides to take away his property in order to “okaiage” him, so Higuchi begs him to wait until the new kind of rose that his father used to take care blooms. The sadist Kurosaki starts to enjoy himself while torturing his old classmate at junior high.

 It was my first time BL cosplay. We two were so nervous, but did our best. As I have said, this doesn’t count cosplay because the clothes are very regular. That is why I made this cosplay BL-like more than any other BL cosplays done by female BL cosplayers. I have seen some BL cosplayers’ sites, but all of them were girls. Those photos were really nice, but there is only one thing we can surpass them, that is, we are really guys. Are there any BL cosplays by real male cosplayers so far? Even If there are, I don’t think they are harder, deeper, and sillier than ours!

 Again I shall tell, please no complaints, no insult. And don’t save any photos with no permission, please. And make sure you check no one is behind you before you watch.




That is…the rose my dad used to take care when he was alive.


Kurosaki, please stop the construction until the roses bloom!


I will wait for another 30 days, but if you can’t pay back…you will be mine.


Your body is a collateral for this loan.

What are you talking about!?


Crawl beneath me…


W-What are you doing, Kurosaki!? Get off me!






S-Stop it, Kurosaki!





I shall teach your place…







What the hell are you going to do!?


You do know what I am going to do.



You are mine, I won’t let you go.


Kurosaki…why are you so changed? You are not a type of person who can do this kind of thing.


As things change, people change. That’s about it. This is just who I am.






If that’s what you want, I’ll be fine, that’s why.




Dad bestowed a meaning for this flower, you know.






  1. jaredinnakano said,

    Wow! This BL cosplay is so cinematic! So much evil, and so much innocence. It seems that at the end, the “forced” flower shop owner may have enjoyed paying off the loan.

    • bangin said,

      Thank you for your help, this cosplay didn’t come to pass without you.
      I was engaged in editing a bunch of photos, and hard to choose which. lol

  2. Behind the scenes cosplay « Jared’s in Nakano said,

    […] Here’s Bangin’s post with the full sequence of photos telling the story of the evil banker and the innocent flower shop […]

  3. jaredinnakano said,

    My prediction is that your fujoshi fans will go wild for this BL cosplay!

  4. Hinano said,

    For a moment I thought you were going to re-create Junjou Romantica! XD
    The flower shop thing reminded me a little bit of Weiss Kreuz though

    • bangin said,

      Then should I cosplay Usami? I think that would be also easy!

  5. ponytale said,

    (^///^) I couldn’t help giggling when I saw this post. I feel quite embarrassed to be honest… like… Gaaah~ I shouldn’t be looking at this (and end up scrolling back up and down again… oops~) XD Very nice angles and well-taken pics. Must have been quite an effort to act out the scenes huh *_* Thanks for the hard work! XD

    Ooo~ Usami! You’ll need a big teddy bear! ^^

  6. bangin said,

    Even I was embarrassed when I was acting and editing the photos. Yes, I made some simple illustration to tell what kind of angle I wanted and how the story went., I always do this for a photographer when I cosplay!

  7. Lily said,

    Oh my god, that was so sexy. Very well done, loved the pictures and the story! Haha, I laughed at all your warnings… make sure no one is behind you before you watch! Lucky I live alone :).

    • bangin said,

      Someone said something like that before, so I warned in advance. In case your mother or father are near you BL is to enjoy alone!

  8. Erica said,

    Oh, my goodness, how cute. 🙂

    I am so not into BL, but you did a great job, both of you. The facial expressions, the camera angles. It looks like a real softcore BL movie.

    I applaud your efforts. You are both real men to be able to do this so well! I wish more men had courage to do this kind of cosplay.



    Hungry for Yuri? Have some Okazu!

    • bangin said,

      Taking cosplaying photos normally would be boring. Especially, these clothes are too regular, so that is why I really took care of the camera angles, posing, the acting. Cosplay is to make 2D things into 3D things. Whatever you wear does not matter, the important thing is how close you can get to the work you cosplay.

      Haha, it would be very dangerous if something like this would come out more.

  9. goodyfun said,

    I was just thinking of how something I would really like to see would be a post about Yuri terminology. You have lots of BL terminology, but very little Yuri. Now I’m thinking perhaps that’s because you can’t cosplay as the characters from Yuri series? XD

    In my opinion, you both look much better then the characters from that game! I thought the character designs were unattractive…

    • bangin said,

      I am not familiar with Yuri, but I have not heard of any Yuri words so far. Maybe fujoshis are good at making a new term than Yuri fans.

      And thank you, this game is so silly that you will laugh for sure.

    • Erica said,

      goodyfun –

      There is a Glossary of some general terms and some specifically that relate to Yuri/lesbian worlds at:

      Yuri fans in Japan don’t make words so much, because they either focus on the ero aspects or just use words from general fandom. In the West, I coin phrases and acronyms quite often. 🙂



      Hungry for Yuri? Have some Okazu!

  10. mochie said,

    Wow that is pretty hot. haha. I like how the pictures are chronological and tell a story. I have seen two male cosplayers kiss before but I guess that would be illegal in Japan? Still pretty good in my opinion.

    • bangin said,

      Thank you!! I carefully chose which scene I wanted to focus, and connected all of them so that you could see a story. Though it is very silly!

      Illegal? I don’t think so, though it would matter in public, in private that’s fine

      • mochie said,

        Ah ic. haha I think it’s quite normal here to see 2 guys or 2 girls kiss in public. I even saw this guy reading a gay porn magazine on the train once.

  11. Chibi-Chibi said,

    I needed a day to cool off and i’m still not sure what and how to write to let you know how happy made me this post.
    Not just because i consider myself a fujoshi but simply because, finally, there is at least one BL cosply done by men as in M.E.N. – i never particularly cared for those done by women (BL cosplay i mean xD) which is why i appreciate this so much more.

    I’d like to ask you if i can save the pictures for personal collection? Even if not i can tell you that this post got an extra star on my Google Reader :3

    • bangin said,

      Thank you very much. I am very happy to hear you say that!^^
      Yes, I am sure almost no male cosplayers have done something like this. And once I decided to get into BL cosplay, I also decided to make it really hard so that readers feel embarrassing.

      So long as you just keep for your personal collection, you can do that.

  12. Marie said,

    *gasp* You are totally right! You guys just surpassed those girl-girl BL cosplayers. I felt as those I shouldn’t watch those images. It seemed too private, so real (>.<)! Perhaps, it’s because of the story telling, and you guys are actually the “guys”.

    hehe ^^;; as I was reading this entry from the top to bottom, I was like… hm, interesting… oh, nice character… hey, wait a minute… ok, I need to stop scrolling… let me just stop right here… but I’m already done with the reading! lol ^^;; I guess that means you guys did a great job ^^b

    • bangin said,

      The more you scroll down, the more you will get embarrassed, yes that’s what I schemed.^^
      Since we are guys, I can make the most of it. This is the only thing I can surpass. In fact, female cosplayers are really good at taking a beautiful photo. But I am not…so I made as many illustrations as I could to make a nice posing and angle.

  13. Leslie said,

    In all my years of being a fangirl of various things, I’ve never once really seen the appeal of BL… and now finally I understand why people love it so much! This is such a compelling and intense series of pictures…

    • bangin said,

      Ahaha~, thank you very much!^^
      This is my first BL cosplay, so it was really challenging. I am very happy to hear you say that!

  14. TheBigN said,

    Well, I assume all parties involved had fun in doing this shoot. Are you tempted to do any more like this one? 😛

    • bangin said,

      Yes, we had fun! Well, if I found a more interesting BL work to cosplay, I will, maybe? 🙂

  15. goodyfun said,

    Oh, that’s a pity. I wish there were words for that genre, too. I guess it isn’t as popular as BL. …People like Hiyori form Lucky Star need to get on this! XD

    Perhaps if you were more familiar with Yuri you would know more words? Oh, and maybe I should play that game if it’s good for a laugh!

  16. bangin said,

    I sometimes browse other otakish dictionaries, but there are very few topics about Yuri.
    Please enjoy if you can play the game. There is a new character in the updated version.

  17. goodyfun said,

    Erica: Thank you for the list! I didn’t know the words “bian” or “reba”, or that Neko and Tachi were the names for roles. I really like the term “onna-doushi”.

  18. imbeleth said,

    Hey Bangin, thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. =) I was glad you did cos I didn’t know you did a BL cosplay and it was a very really pleasant surprise!!!

    I absolutely love the pictures! You looked really into the role! (It’s in the eyes! The intensity was brilliant~) It got me kya-ing for some and blushing for a few… haha. I can’t imagine how it was like for you and your friend to do the shoot but it must had been really embarrassing and fun at the same time! Really well-done! You really should do this again. XD

    • bangin said,

      Oh thank you for coming.^^ I am happy you enjoyed this entry!
      Yes, it was very embarrassing especially when we did karami. Because we had to stay still while we were doing that, haha.

      Since this was BL cosplay, we had to “act”. I had to be more seme-like, and he had to be more uke-like. I directed him, and he did his best.

      Well then, which one I should do…Jonjou Romantica or Lucky Dog? lol

      • imbeleth said,

        Junjou!!!!!!!! Without a doubt, Junjou~!

        Omg, now you got me all excited!

  19. 長門公国民 said,

    Oh, nice asshole.

    • bangin said,

      I know who you are! XD

  20. bangin said,

    mochie: I saw two young boys coming out of the washroom together on the train. It was on the train! Even now I wondered what they were doing inside.

  21. bangin said,

    imbeleth: If I did it, I would cosplay Usami. ^^

  22. 子犬 said,

    I love your eyes in the sixth picture. 😀 How scary. ^^

  23. bangin said,


  24. teko-chi said,

    I LOVE YOU. D:
    That was the best cosplay I’ve ever seen, can I save all the pictures, pleeeeasee? >w<

    • bangin said,

      Thank you.^^
      So long as you keep it your personal collection and don’t use it for any other purposes, you can.

  25. yurapon said,

    wow.. you guys are really cool !~♥
    though your seme-eyes scares me a little ^^;

    hope that we get to see you cosplay usagi-san from junjou romantica XD

    • bangin said,

      Oh thank you very much.^^
      Yes, I will. I am almost ready and all I have to do is to find Misaki.

  26. tokyo moe said,

    I would volunteer for the role, but I would need heavy make-up and low lighting to be convincing. Please let me know if you need a photographer 😉

  27. taki-desu said,

    nice rose

    • bangin said,

      Thank you.^^

  28. chou said,

    OMG- you’re awesome. That shoot is so skillfully done. Also cute, silly, faithful to the story, and embarrassingly hot. It fortunate you live thousands and thousands of miles away from me so that I’m not forced to become a pathetic stalker instead of the nice innocent girl I am now, lol.

    I love your site in general, btw. It’s a really good teaching site, and yet personal and interesting too.

    • bangin said,

      Ahaha~thank you.^^ Where are you speaking from?
      And my blog is to introduce a term and explain, plus I shall give my thoughts. Sometimes I upload my cosplay photos as I am a cosplayer.

      Please come anytime!

  29. loki lee said,

    Wow. Just wow. Yes, you’re right… When the cosplay is done by actual guys, it’s so much better. Haha… I found our site… actually, yesterday. And then I made this account… (so there’s nothing here).

    Although, these photos are really beautiful… (actually, I like all your cosplays but…) I really impressed that you managed to do this, and you did it so well! Was there a photographer? Some of the shots looked liked they’d have needed another person to take photos. I’m still really impressed and in awe. Can I save the pictures for my personal viewing?

    Such an awesome site this is, and very helpful… pity I live in Australia and can’t experienced the things mentioned.

    • bangin said,

      Hi thank you for coming and your comment on this entry! Yes, this is my first BL cosplay and did much preparation. There was a photographer who helped out, and we talked it over about posing and angles. I was lucky since both the cosplayer and the photographer could accept BL. Otherwise, this didn’t come to pass.

      So long as you keep your personal collection, you can save the photos. There is another Australian visitor here actually.

  30. DarcyAglow said,

    I cannot believe I have not read this entry… this is amazing… I mean u guys r really daring to shoot such a “moe” pictures :D. U r the “seme” right?

    • bangin said,

      Haha, yes I am acting the seme in this cosplay. XD

  31. fancycars said,

    fufufufu you are very bold to do this i commend your noble and courageous spirit

    that said i will commence the nosebleed

    • bangin said,

      Thank you for nosebleeding. lol
      I am glad that people still see this entry.

  32. rzncu said,

    XD !!! wow, I find it surprising that guys cosplaying characters from bl games would be willing to do cosplay poses like these, it’s very rare!

    “Are there any BL cosplays by real male cosplayers so far” <— there are, I have seen them at anime conventions, but they probably exist as being somewhat forced by their fujoshi friends or girlfriends, not to mention, they probably wouldn't be willing to post their pictures on blogs and only share within maybe convention forums or facebook groups. And the pictures around the line of "I shall teach your place…" (I think I lost blood too orz I even went to check the mirror to see if I blushed hahaha, good thing my face doesn't show blushing easily XD)

    Which remind me, I did not play this game and only listened to the drama cd.

    • bangin said,

      You finally digged it out. Yes we did it to have fun. This is the only one BL cosplay I have ever done. Next time is…oh I don’t know! Maybe someday with Kichiku Megane?

      • rzncu said,

        XD!!!! yes you should do a kichiku megane one if ever given the chance, but that one would probably only work with a lot of people, since I feel that kichiku megane can be seen as a bl harem game for those bad endings!!!!

  33. annie said,

    I just have to say: Kyaaaaaaaaaaa~

    • bangin said,

      Thank you for your kyaaaaaaaaaa!

  34. ハルジオン said,

    I know this is a really old entry, but I just had to comment because 俺の下であがけ is my favorite BL game, ever (Kichiku Megane after that). I found a copy of this game one day, brand new still in a plasticwrapped box, very cheap at a used Japanese games store online and I was so happy. The box is sitting in the bottom drawer of my clothes dresser right now, lol.

    The last three pictures here are my favorites, especially the second one with the flower. ;A; It looks so sweet. I might be a little weird, but I love seeing people hugging, more than anything else.

    Yukio and Yoshioka are my favorites from the game, but Higuchi is good, too ^-^

    If you think this game is silly, you should see the PS2 version of it. They had to cut out/change a lot of things and the changes are really, really funny. Instead of ‘having sex’, characters are ‘practicing プロレス’ (lol) or whatever and instead of numbers of how much money you rack up in debt… Kurosaki steals ‘energy’ points, and there is a demon contract. It’s so silly. Higuchi gets jumped on by a bunch of dogs, Yoshioka gets attacked by crabs, Yukio’s belt breaks and his pants fall down in front of a nurse while he is visiting his son at the hospital… And in one of Kurosaki’s nightmares Yoshioka is an alien that came from a distant planet to ‘mate’ with Kurosaki and continue their race.

    Sorry for going on about the game! I get a little carried away. I always decide not to leave a comment because I worry about saying something stupid, but you deserve to get more comments for your blog, so I tried my best this time. ^-^;;

    Thank you for doing the cosplay and sharing it with everyone!

    • bangin said,

      Thank you very much, and I am a bit surprised because this is a weird timing. Well actually, this cosplay has part 2, and I just did last weekend.
      I am still wondering if I should upload here.

      Anyway, I haven’t played the PS2 ver, but I am wondering if we can pursue the devil?

      And I used to laugh a lot to see how stupid Kurosaki and Yoshioka set the targets up. Like using a meteo, earthquake, and even cosplaying a monk and make Yukio buy a big bowl(?).

      Where are you speaking from?

      • ハルジオン said,

        I’m sorry I didn’t reply earlier, the notification in my email did not show up!

        I just got the email notification about your Part 2 today, so yes, the timing made me laugh a little bit.

        In the PS2 version there are a couple of CGs you can get with Nephilim, the devil-character, but I don’t think you could actually pursue him. I played it several years ago so I don’t remember everything clearly. I do remember it was super-super silly.

        Even some of the CG censoring was silly. Because it was on the PS2, characters were not even allowed to have their mouths open when they were kissing. So some of the CG pics were badly photoshopped to have their mouths shut instead of drawing a new picture.

        Yes, half the fun of the game was trying to get higher levels on the damage cards and see what worse horrible things Kurosaki and Yoshioka did to the poor targets… Where did they get their ideas?!

        I’m from the USA ^^

  35. Julia said,

    >.< that was soooo awesomee.
    the angles of the pictures tell the story soo well
    hope you do more BL cosplay soon !

    PS. your eyes are very pretty 🙂 lol. is that the wrong word to use?

    • bangin said,

      Haha, thank you very much.
      I will do Sekai’ichi Hatsukoi next month!

  36. tokyo moe said,

    Bangin, I am looking forward to more BL cosplaying!

    • bangin said,

      Keith is coming up again!

  37. Mika said,

    i loved it gr8 job.

  38. rozzu said,

    yaaa… like it…like it. sooo dramaasss…

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