A self proclaimed otaku kickboxer, 長島☆自演乙☆雄一郎 / Yuichiro Jienotsu Nagashima, has won a crushing victory at a major Japanese kickboxing championship, receiving the champion’s belt; he entered the ring cosplaying Hatsune Miku, and has on previous occasions appeared variously as Haruhi and a Sailor Moon character.
The event Nagashima triumphed at was none other than “Start of New Legend XIII”, held by the New Japan Kickboxing Federation – his entry was for the super welter weight competition.
His impressive victory was comprised of 11 bouts, all of which he won, and with seven of the victories being KOs.
The fight in question:
Unsurprisingly, though nonetheless disappointingly, the ota-boxer did not fight in costume – this is doubtless unavoidable if we consider the problems inherent in cosplay boxing, though surely there is an untapped niche there.
His supporters distinguish themselves by cheering him with cries of “乙”, otsu, 2chan slang for “otsukaresama”, or well done. Indeed, he seems quite the 2channer, enthusiastically employing a variety of specialist 2ch language.