The Vice-Commander of the Shinsengumi, Hijitaka Toshizo is often called oni-fukuchou or “the Demon Vice-Commander” due to his strict nature - demanding both respect and fear from his men. He makes most of the Shinsengumi’s decisions, and was the one who ordered to bring Yukimura Chizuru back to headquarters the night she witnessed their “secret”. Although he acts as if Chizuru is more trouble that she’s worth, he actually cares quite deeply for her safety and often protects her in battle.
Beautiful cosplay by Tooya of World Cosplay! Hijitaka is probably one of the characters I felt most pity for when I read his real story in the history of Japan. It feels harsh for someone so young to die in war. Thanks to Miki-chan for sending this!
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