Vice-commander of the Shinsengumi, Hijikata Toshiro has romantic feelings for Okita Sogo’s sister Mitsuba. Prior to joining the government, he rejected Mitsuba believing he will not be able to provide happiness for her. Sogo does not like Toshiro very much, and continually tries to wound, embarrass, or even kill Toshiro in order to take his rank as vice-commander. His annoyance towards Toshiro is mainly due to his popularity, as even the commander, Kondo Isao, thinks highly of his vice-commander.
Impressive cosplay! I wonder where Sogo was able to buy that gun? Or perhaps it was handmade? Thanks to Sensui for sending this in!