An aristocrat who was brought up as a male in order to succeed her family’s clan, Yagyu Kyubei dresses and acts like a boy but she has not forgotten her feminine self. Because of her upbringing, she was in love with Shimura Tae ("Otae" to most) when they were children. The lost of her left eye was actually a result of Kyubei trying to protect Tae.
The incident made Kyubei decide to become stronger. She is now a master of the Yagyu-Ryu sword technique and her strength is just below her grandfather’s.
Beautiful cosplay of Kyubei! I haven’t seen Gintama yet, but a lot of people seem to like this series… Maybe I should find the time to watch it. Oh, and this image was first found on Flickr! Thanks Ryan (蒼浩)!