Taking cosplay to a more aggressive level, an Otaku kickboxer, Youichirou Jienotsu Nagashima, crushed his opponent after entering the ring as cosplay character Hatsune Miku! In previous bouts, the bone-breaker appeared as Haruhi and a Sailor moon cosplay character.
The cosplay kickboxing outfit was an officially sanctioned event by the New Japan Kickboxing Federation. In the tournament, the anime bladder buster endured 11 bouts and knocked out his victims seven times.
Implications - Although the ota-boxer did not fight in costume (a decision that was disappointing to fans although not surprising), his supporters never stopped cheering him on with cries of Otsu, which translates to "well done" in 2channer -- a specialist language the boxer employs in the ring.
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