At the end of Hakuoki ~Shinsengumi Kitan~ anime, Saito was last seen charging against the enemy while his comrades are all slain. History tells us that the real Saito survived even after Aizuwakamatsu Castle fell. He traveled southwest along with former Aizu retainers to the Takada Domain in Echigo Province, where they were held as prisoners of war.
Another awesome cosplay by Japanese cosplayer, Ikatarou! I must admit, I really love the way he depicted Saito. And the fact that he’s a guy adds a lot of points too. Thanks again to Milly for sending this in!