10 December 2008

Gintama: Yagyu Kyubei

gintama cosplay - yagyu kyubeiAn 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)!


  1. I don't read gintama but I like some of its character designs ^^
    the flower as an eye patch is neat. nice cosplay!

  2. I have a friend who wants to watch Gintama just because of this particular character~ Hehe~ :D

  3. Gintama is an awesome series and you should definitely watch it. Kyubei is an awesome character and kind of a reflection on how people view those with transgender issues.

    I did an entry on her. You can take a look at: http://www.mangatherapy.com/post/726465756/kyubeiyagyugintama