[Cosplay] Bakumatsu Kikansetsu Irohanihoheto

December 31, 2011 at 4:16 am (cosplay(コスプレ))

 Today is Years’ End. Oh no how come time flies like this? If you have been following my blog all this time, let me say, thank you so much. I have no idea how long I could keep this blog, but if there is one person who could enjoy my blog in this world, I would like to keep going.

 So, today’s cosplay is so special because this character is my friend’s favorite. In fact, she suggested me to start this blog. I took up her suggestion and started…this is how I started my blog. Cosplay came after that, though. The character she really loves is him. He is Akidsuki Youjirou[秋月耀次郎] from Bakumatsu Kikansetsu Irohanihoheto[幕末機関説いろはにほへと]. Have you heard of this anime? I doubt so many of you haven’t because this anime is not that popular. Speaking of Bakumatsu anime, I can think of Hakuouki, Rurou ni Kenshin, Peacemaker, Bakumatsu Renka Shinsengumi or that kind of thing. For some reason, Bakumatsu era is something so many women feel romance. There is always a young girl and several good-looking guys surround her. Why do they love something like this?^^ But, in this kind of genre, you can always see how strong those men were, and how wonderful the friendship they share with is. You can even see how great the spirit of samurai is. This anime, of course, shows such a strong spirit of samurai. You can see the storyline here.

 I wanted to do this cosplay again because I was not fully satisfied with my previous cosplaying of him. I bought a new wig and styled myself because I could not do this before. And I found a better location for this character, and asked the photographer to come with me. It was so freezing with this costume in December, but I didn’t care. We cosplayers always have to bear the heat and the cold, that’s why.

 Lastly, let me say have a happy new year!


Every time I swing this blade, I have a feeling that I could follow you…

Series: Bakumatsu Kikansetsu Irohanihoheto[幕末機関説いろはにほへと]

Character: Akidsuki Youjirou[秋月耀次郎]

Cosplayer: bangin

Photographer: KOU



  1. Filip said,


    What can I say? Cosplay looks great, you look cute, setting is absolutely perfect and photography does them justice. And I can’t say anymore or I will just melt into a pudlle of fangirlish goop : D

    • bangin said,

      Thank you always for following my blog.
      I hope you have a great 2012!

  2. Twinks said,

    Happy New Year! 🙂

    That’s a great set of pictures you’ve got there, Bangin. Even though I do not know anything about the character or the series, from your pictures, I can get a feel of the character. The location, composition and photography is good too. 🙂 Congratulations! You’ve come a long way from your first cosplay efforts. =)

    If you do ever stop cosplaying, I hope it will not be be because of age. You are getting better and better with practice and experience. And I think you are only beginning to do good cosplays. One can only improve with experence (and age), so to stop doing something because of age itself is – well, silly. 🙂

    • bangin said,

      Happy new year!
      I am glad you enjoyed this cosplay although you don’t know about this anime.
      I have been cosplaying 4 years…yes maybe I will keep going to improve my cosplays!

      • Twinks said,

        I hope you do, and I look forward to even better cosplays than this one from you. 🙂

      • bangin said,

        Thank you veru much, I hope you could enjoy my cosplays!

  3. cinnamon said,

    Have a super happy new year, banging-san! You are indeed one of my absolutely favorite bloggers from around the world, and this girl from around the world sends her absolutely best wishes!

    • bangin said,

      Happy new year! Thank you for always following my blog.
      I am giving you my best wishes, too!

  4. Bloodytear27 said,

    I have barely finished watching the anime and all i can say is that the resemblance is perfect! Not only the costume, setting and make-up remind me of the character, but you and Akizuki look much alike. ^_^

    • bangin said,

      Oh thank you very much. This anime is kind of minor so I am glad you could recognise him. Me? No no, I am not a man of few words like him, but love to talk.^^

  5. tasukihoneybunny said,

    First, HAPPY NEW YEAR Bangin!!!!

    Bangin cosplay is a great way to start the new year!!

    Love it!! Great job!! 🙂 🙂

    • bangin said,

      Thank you! Happy new year for you.
      I will do Tezuka again for sure!

  6. kloadheart said,

    Happy New Year to you too~!<3
    hoh shoot this came out so well *-*
    i'm sure your friend must be really happy that you cosplayed her favorite character(x
    gambatte ne!… for the new year!

    • bangin said,

      Happy new year! Arigatou gozaimasu!

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  8. Dream said,

    Whaa *totally late* hope your new year is going well!! ^^
    Spectacular job! you never fail to amaze me *melts*
    the last 2 pictures simply take my breath away (ˇ◡ˇ)~♥

  9. uaelife121 said,

    Oh, that’s nice !
    I love Akidsuki Youjirou too much, i am one of the biggest fan of this lovely guy (“:
    You really look a like him in the pictures, and the costume really suits you!
    Enjoyed here a lot ..

    • bangin said,

      Thank you very much!
      Do you love this anime? I am happy with that.

  10. w said,


    で最新投稿だけをチラッと見たら激しく懐かしくなってきた( ´д`) あー、若かったあの頃のファイヤーはどこへ行ってしまったのやら。

    それにしてもY殿自身、お元気そうで何よりです。ブログ4年以上続けられて感動してます。m(_ _)m


    PS 今度大阪へ入国(笑)したらぜひ一杯奢らせてくださいね

    • bangin said,




      • w said,


        前回もちろんよかったのですが、今度は本当に雰囲気を捉えたような感じがします。特に体勢ですね・・・ 完全の素人が言うのもアレなんですが、耀次郎らしいと思いますよ。



      • bangin said,


  11. marco said,

    i think there is 1 important point missing here..

    .the way the main character hold the sword is very unique, not seen in other samurai’s style anime. you should pose with that style.

    (i.e: youjirou raise his sword near his right ear with backward hand)

  12. Monofilament Wigs said,

    Amazing! This blog looks just like my old one! It’s on a completely different topic but
    it has pretty much the same layout and design. Great choice of colors!

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