He seems to have many talents, including badminton. Moreover, he views them as likable characters and states they are always facing their negative sides which helped them have friends. She has a difficult past being orphaned as a child, only to be picked up and raised by a ruthless and deadly assassin, Jiraia. He is voiced by Yusaku Yara. He also owns an okama bar, and is the "mama" of the place. He also helps in repairing Tama, as well as help Yorozuya to stop the rogue robot from destroying the space port in the same arc. Her sword skills are seemingly higher than Kyuubei and has been described by Kondo as comparable to a grim reaper: each strike she makes is lethal. He is a good-natured man and optimistic to the point of being ridiculous, even in the most dangerous situations. Hijikata enjoys fighting and sees Gintoki as a rival in practically everything he does from drinking contests to rock, paper, scissors ever since being defeated by him in battle. [31], In the original Japanese manga he likes to end his sentences in '~desaa' and "~desuzee'. [32] He is voiced by Kenichi Suzumura.[14]. Hijikata fought them in his frustration over Tamegoro losing his eyes. She had a deep grudge against Joi participants, as her husband was killed by terrorism. Although he shares the last name from the Japanese comedian Ken Shimura, Sorachi picked that last name to fit his samurai heritage. Ms. Otose (お登勢?) On the other hand, when a character appears too often, he does not want to make him star for the next chapters. She is voiced by Yuu Sugimoto. Voiced by: Shin'ichiro Miki (Japanese); Alex Alvarez (English; first anime series), Christopher Ayres (English; movie), Andrew Francis (English; third anime series)[12]. [5] Regarding character designs, Sorachi stated that all the characters' faces are based on Shinpachi as by just making a few changes such as modifying his hair a little and removing his glasses, people will get different characters from the manga. Before the start from Gintama's serialization, Hideaki Sorachi wrote various one-shot manga. His son's death left him with a deep emotional scar, and Takasugi took advantage of that and used him. But hypothetically speaking, if he was the one to tell you first that he loved you, it will be in one of those moments were the light bulb in his head turns on with the realization that he loved you. Voiced by: Kouichi Sakaguchi (Japanese); Christian Vandepas (English; first anime series), Andrew Love (English; movie). Tae Shimura (志村 妙, Shimura Tae) is Shinpachi's older sister, referring to her as "Big Sis"(姉上: ane-ue). The bodyguard at the Takamagahara host club, and a good friend of Kyoushirou. 2] As the name implies, such businesses involve performing odd jobs for a fee. The three of them become known as "Yorozuya" and while they work as freelancer, they also come to meet Gintoki's former comrades during the Amanto's invasion such as the terrorist Kotaro Katsura as well as Shinsuke Takasugi, a major antagonist throughout the series. 165] He is allowed to have one last duel with his old rival, in his weakened state and is allowed to die as a friend and a warrior.[ch. His real name is Tokumori Saigou (西郷 特盛, Saigou Tokumori). When introduced, he is shown to be disillusioned with his wealthier samurai peers and his own family as he goes to a prodigious military academy. He is a bit goofy, but nevertheless good-natured and honorable. She speaks Japanese with an accent, represented by katakana characters in the place of hiragana; she is the only member of her former crew to speak this way. Sagaru Yamazaki (山崎退, Yamazaki Sagaru?) He needed to choose to either execute him and Takasugi, or their own teacher in front of their eyes. "General Merchant Gin-chan") is the name of Gintoki Sakata's freelancer business. He addresses Kyubei young master, and has for years kept a diary recording Kyubei's activities.[ch. Voiced by: Omi Minami (Japanese); Chantal Strand (English; third anime series)[12], Tama (たま), codenamed Fuyo Unit Zero, is an android found as a disembodied robot head by Gintoki. Purportedly the brains behind the force, he takes his work seriously, and is fiercely loyal to his leader, Isao Kondo. Ayumu Tojo (東城 歩, Tōjō Ayumu) is Kyubei's servant, who is extremely dedicated in his concern for his young master. Another historical reference some have missed is Yagyu Kyubei who is based on Yagyu Jubei. Kurogoma's group tries to harass and extort money from the Takamagahara host club, but their plan is thwarted by the Yorozuya trio. 97] Sorachi himself mentioned in the character formula book that he "hates change", which provides another reason for his hatred of the changes that the Amanto brought about. His mother came to Edo to try to find him, but he was too ashamed to reunite with her, as he was too ashamed that he had undergone plastic surgery and had changed the face his parents had given him. [12], Kagura is also somewhat of a tomboy, as she speaks in a blunt or perverted way. However Saigou has no regrets about what he has become, as it was for his son's sake, and has said he would continue to live as he is. Although many people consider Elizabeth to be insane and extraneous, Katsura has named the ambiguous avian "Elizabeth" and dotes on it.[ch. Her character is based on Princess Kaguya from the story The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter while her name comes from a place the island of Hokkaido. He repaid her favour by helping her during a crisis. She dies in chapter 132 of the manga after a brief conversation with her brother. Zenzo Hattori (服部全蔵, Hattori Zenzō?) He is particularly resentful about this, as he claims that it has stolen their teacher- Shoyo Yoshida, who instructed him, Katsura, and Gintoki on the ways of the samurai- away from them. After losing his left arm and being defeated by Hijikata, he begins to realize how important the bonds he formed in the Shinsengumi were to him and how foolish it was of him to try and betray his dear friends. Her cooking skills are terrible, with her "special" tamagoyaki being so inedible that Kondo suffered amnesia after eating it and others are barely able to swallow it down. 123] However, Kyubei is still insecure of her gender to the point she overreacts every time she touches a man.[ch. whom was murdered by his frustrated mother. Not long afterwards, she meets Gintoki and Shinpachi, when they accidentally run over her with Gintoki's scooter. Response to the characters has commonly been mixed, with various publication praising the comedy situations and criticizing the artwork used in the series. Although Katsura seems shocked at what he really is, he subsequently remains by his side.[ch. Kurogoma also owns a female dachshund called Meru-chan, which he dotes on a lot, and recently Sadaharu has fallen in love with Meru-chan. Red Group. At first, she seems to be a diligent worker at Otose's snack shop who is trying to support her family, but soon reveals herself to be a thief. His longing for death is shown in every appearance, and even though he is immortal, knowing that Kouka, who was immortal as well, died in the end, gave him a little hope. 10] Though he is dangerous when Gintoki first receives him, he becomes quite tame in the later chapters. They are saved by Shouyou and his … In chapter 294 of the manga, she, Takechi, and Bansai send Gin a New Years card in order to receive more screen time. [2] However, the main character was originally meant to be Hijikata Toushiro as Sorachi was a fan of the Shinsengumi, most notably Hijikata Toshizō (the Shinsengumi who was the base for the one of Gintama), after he saw Burn! "[63] While reviewing volume 4, Santos noted Gintoki, Kagura and Shinpachi to have the only interesting stories from the manga, noting that "Nobody cares" about the ones from others characters such Catherine. He also believes that sacrifices should be made for the good of the community, which is why he chose to abandon his comrades on Earth to travel into space.[ch. So Jiraia came back to Yoshiwara to take Tsukuyo. Kagura and Gintoki are often seen riding on his back, as he is big enough to carry two full-grown adults. [43] Like Sa-chan, he too was originally a member of the Oniwabanshū. is a former comrade of Gintoki and Katsura during the Amanto invasion, and a major antagonist throughout the series. Ark House Press is a Christian publishing house specializing in book publishing, pastor publishing, partner publishing and children's book publishing. He apparently suffers from piles, which is often joked about. Although she now knows his identity as a Joi participant, they are on friendly terms. The story is set in Edo, the "Land of the Samurai", which has been invaded by aliens named Amanto, who subsequently coexist with humans. Tojo's eyes are normally closed unless he is surprised or under emotional distress. Unlike Katsura, he is not interested in saving the country: rather, he believes that the only way to save it is to destroy the "rotten" post-Joi war world. Her song lyrics are controversial and sometimes have to be censored. 132] She is voiced by Sumi Shimamoto and by Shelley Calene-Black in the English dub of the movie. [9] Kagura and Gintoki have an odd father-daughter-like relationship and she commonly imitates his bad habits. The name Sadaharu is actually often used by Kagura for all her pets, whom all are dead. 168] His name and role are loosely based on Ito Kashitaro. Otose. [15] In the anime, Daisuke Sakaguchi is Shinpachi's voice actor. However, he criticized the characters artwork as "the characters look more like they're doing static freeze-frame poses rather than actually moving. [26] Hijikata also has romantical feelings for Sogo Okita's sister Mitsuba Okita but prior to joining the government he rejected her, believing that with the life of violence that he lives, he will not be able to provide happiness for her. [3] The pilot chapter from the series had a different plot to the one from the serialization: Sorachi kept adding Shinsengumi to the story such as Harada Sanosuke. The spirit lives with his parents. His mother came to Edo to try to find him, but he was too ashamed to reunite with her, as he had undergone plastic surgery and had changed the face his parents had given him. One example of a disguise he seems to be fond of is a pirate's costume, complete with an eyepatch over his left eye and a scar on his right cheek, and using this he calls himself "Space Captain Katsura" (宇宙キャプテン・カツーラ, Uchū Kyaputen Katsura?). Based off of Japanese historical figure Katsura Kogoro. She is quick-tempered and prone to screeching when she's upset. The real Shige Shige revealed to be hiding in Oniwabanshuu, while Shige Shige from before was a double, as well as revealing his childhood being raised and trained by the ninja clan, and has a scar on his back. I don't know what I'm doing most of the time to be very honest. due to his silver hair and white coat he wore in battle, which, combined with his impressive capabilities as a swordsman, made him famous among his comrades and struck fear into Amanto. She was close friends with Tae Shimura when they were children, and lost her left eye protecting her when they were young. Despite criticizing the illustrations from the characters, Hoffman found that "the banter between characters is amazing. Izuku's shoe had 2 votes. He is voiced by Takehito Koyasu. So he raised a student, Tsukuyo, and taught her everything he knew. She is severely short-sighted and often loses her glasses. [14], He is based on Kintoki Sakata (Kintarou's legend is also based on Kintoki). He also believes that sacrifices should be made for the good of the community, which is why he chose to abandon his comrades on Earth to travel into space. Despite reconstructing her, Tama loses most of her memories during the showdown at the Terminal, remembering only that samurai are her friends.[ch. He also believes that people who wear sunglasses are usually assassins, even though he himself wears them. In comparison to Hijikata, Okita is very lazy when it comes to his job as he is often seen taking naps when he is supposed to work. Originally posted by hobolunchbox. Kabukichou (歌舞伎町 Kabuki Town or District) is the place where the Yorozuya and Otose Snack House is set up at. Ayumu Tojo (東城歩, Tōjō Ayumu?) Katsura later asks for Gintoki's help to find Ikumatsu's lost father. As a result of this incident, Kyubei wears an eye-patch across her left eye. [41] Her feelings for him seem to be encouraged, as she enjoys being put down and threatened by him, due to her extreme masochism. Kagura seems to be the only one who can control him, for she has immense strength.[ch. During a fight, his family was destroyed and only Danzou and his sister survived. Yamazaki Sagaru. ), also left him, they never get divorced as both are still in love. Although he considered the story Samuraider very poor, the setting of such one-shot served as the base for Gintama such as the addition of alien characters. 15] The members of the Shinsengumi are fiercely loyal to him, seeing as they revere him for being the one to give them back their swords after the Sword Prohibition Act.[ch. Tsu Terakado (寺門 通, Terakado Tsū) is a famous idol pop singer from Edo. Losing his parents at a young age, he was raised by his sister, Mitsuba. »Katsura Kotaro »Yagyuu Kyuubei. Other members of the fan club treat him with utmost respect, something he is not usually treated with.[ch. "てめーらァァァ!!それでも銀魂ついてんのかァァァ". Kotonoha Katsura (桂 言葉/かつらことのは) is one of the two main heroines of School Days and in nearly all mediums of the series, she starts out as Makoto Ito's girlfriend after Sekai Saionji got them together. Hijikata is my side hoe. Voiced by: Yutaka Aoyama (Japanese); Jay Hickman (English; movie)[11]. Mrs. Sakata Mrs. Sakata here. His name is based on the historical Katsura Kogoro. At first, she seems to be a diligent worker at Otose's snack shop who is trying to support her family, but soon reveals herself to be a thief.[ch. Various types of merchandise have been developed based on the characters from the Gin Tama series such as plush, key chains, pins and figurines. Kagura also has an unusually strong appetite, making her capable of consuming large quantity of food within a matter of seconds. Jiraia he burned his face and lived a life in solitude. Despite reconstructing her, Tama already lost most of her memories during the showdown at the Terminal, remembering only that samurai are her friends. The final grouping was... Blue Group. [citation needed] His name is based on the historical Takasugi Shinsaku. Tae Shimura (志村妙, Shimura Tae?) is Kyubei's servant, who is extremely dedicated, if not obsessive, in his concern for his young master. She is severely short-sighted and often loses her glasses. Director: Shinji Takamatsu. [57] Apparels from the characters include t-shirts with images or phrases from Gin Tama, Shinsengumi uniforms and bags for cosplay. Nonetheless, Okita still thinks of Hijikata as one of his friends. Her cooking skills are terrible, with her "special" tamagoyaki being so inedible that Kondo suffered amnesia after eating it and others are barely able to swallow it down. He is the original identity and self of Shōyō Yoshida (吉田 松陽, Yoshida Shōyō) and now part of the Tendoshu. The Shinsengumi (真選組) are the police force working for the bakufu, based on the historical counterpart, the Shinsengumi. He wears a welding mask that covers his eyes, he has no hair and is recognized by a grey beard. Although his wife, Hatsu Hasegawa (長谷川 ハツ, Hasegawa Hatsu? She dies in a hospital from Edo due to her disease after a brief conversation with her brother.[ch. 5] He is also known as a sadist, being highly skilled in torturing people without caring if it is somebody he knows. An overly serious character who is trying to rid Earth of aliens, he works steadily to avoid capture by the anti- terrorist squad the Shinsengumi. Kotaro Katsura (桂小太郎, Katsura Kotarō?) He runs the Takamagahara (高天原) host club, which he opened together with his good friend Hachiro. "[34] Comicbookbin.com writer Leroy Douresseaux praised the large number of alien characters appearing in the series, remarking Sorachi's artwork. He is skilled using both a sword and a gun. She regards Sogo Okita, captain of Shinsengumi's First Division, as a rival. Gengai's skills were used for the war between the amanto and the samurais which resulted in his son joining the Kiheitai to stop his creations. Sougo doesn't seem to understand why Hijikata rejected Mitsuba's feelings.[ch. Gintoki often corrects him, citing that if he were named Kintoki, the series would be named "Kintama" (which means "Testicles"). Nizo Okada (岡田似蔵, Okada Nizō? Because of her Yato blood, she is extremely strong and can stop a speeding motorscooter with one hand. She interacts the most with Takechi, the schemer of the Kihetai, calling him "senpai" out of respect, but also calling him a "pervert" and a "lolicon" for sparing Kagura instead of killing her. She is voiced by Yūko Kaida. That inspirated Sorachi to write the main character from the series after deciding the series should be named Gin Tama. Yamazaki is often caught by Hijikata playing badminton by himself during the time he should work, and he is subsequently beaten. [7], Odd Jobs Gin, known in the Japanese version as Yorozuya Gin-chan (万事屋銀ちゃん?, lit. Shinpachi is also the captain of the "Otsu's Imperial Guard," an Otsu's fan club, and takes his role seriously. After the war ended, he vanished, and has since gained a dangerous reputation due to his assassination of many of the Bakufu's main officers and his planning of a large-scale coup d'état.[34]. He runs the Takamagahara (高天原) host club, which he opened together with his good friend Hachiro. You would rather not speak much about Elizabeth, so moving on… He is a dark grey cat with black spot-like markings. Several of the major characters from Gin Tama as featured in the anime. is kunoichi nicknamed Sa-chan from the Oniwabanshū. The Kiheitai (鬼兵隊?, Demon Soldiers Army) is secret volunteer army amidst the Jōi faction lead by Shinsuke Takasugi. is an abandoned inugami who is collected by Kagura. Takasugi was born in a strict lower class samurai family. He is voiced by Kōichi Sakaguchi. Gintoki attempts to frame Shinpachi for the crime, and to make up for it, Gintoki helps Shinpachi save his older sister Tae from becoming part of a brothel as his father left them with an enormous debt.[ch. [11] Gintoki lives with Kagura and Shinpachi, taking on odd jobs to make the world a better place and to pay their rent. Despite this, he seems to use modern language when in his "Tsunpo" role. He also has a tendency to misspell names; he calls Gintoki "Kintoki". Hijikata is obsessed with mayonnaise, and thus has the nickname "Mayora" (マヨラー?). Kagura seems to be the only one who can control him, for she has immense strength. On top of being famous as a skilled swordsman, Bansai is also a talented songwriter. [20], The Yato have "translucent" skin that is highly sensitive to sunlight, so Kagura carries a umbrella at all times. He is voiced by Mikako Takahashi.[14]. View Entire Discussion (25 … She used to work as a thief with three other catlike amanto males. He has a gigantic afro and his moustache is connected to his nose hairs. As he only wore a white fundoshi when he battled on the warship, he also became known as "Shiro-fun no Saigou" (White Sumo Thong Saigou). However, he criticized the characters artwork as "the characters look more like they're doing static freeze-frame poses rather than actually moving. His father also has a sure kill technique, called the "Jack Nicolle," in which he shoots a beam from his bald spot. He is named by Kagura, after her first pet. He and Gintoki become friends and spend most of their free time gambling.[ch. Shinpachi is amazed with Gintoki and decides to start working with him as a freelancer in order to learn "the ways of the samurai" while he helps Gintoki in work to pay the monthly rent from where he lives. 19] Her talent was recognized by Bansai Kawakami, and she has since gained popularity. He broke out of prison specially for the occasion, and although he couldn't give her the roses, he gave her a single flower. Gintoki attempts to frame Shinpachi for the crime, and to make up for it, Gintoki helps Shinpachi save his older sister Tae from becoming part of a brothel as his father left them with an enormous debt. Isao Kondo (近藤勲, Kondō Isao?) Tama Colle Choinori Mascot Petit Gintama: 1Box (8pcs) [20], As a common gag in the series, Katsura is often called "Zura" (ヅラ?, In the first English volume, Gintoki calls him "Casserole," or "Cough syrup"). [23][24][25] Kagura's character was also part of Bandai's "∞ Puti Puti Petit Moe", a series of key chains featuring characters voiced by Rie Kugimiya which simulate Kugimiya's voice. When his creation implanted with his son's personality refuses to attack Gintoki, Gengai abandons his hatred but is still a fugitive from the law.[ch. In one of his many fights Hijikata met Kondo, who invited him to join his dojo.[ch. He has a cybernetic arm due to his son claiming his original in battle. [14], Sadaharu (定春?) She is voiced by Kujira. She has romantic feelings for Toshiro Hijikata. Since then, he has been living a life of somewhat like a loser, getting fired almost every time he gets a new job, mostly due to the unfavourable look his sunglasses and goatee give him. is a blonde-haired woman with a scar over her forehead and left cheek. zh:银魂角色列表. In Japanese, Kagura speaks in a stereotypical dialect that is associated with Chinese immigrants. She runs the Kakidōkan Dojo, the family dojo, with her brother, working part time to pay for the upkeep. After they help her to make a clean break from the gang, she intimidates Gintoki into hiring her.[ch. Although the series' story is commonly episodic, there are also a few story arcs which are developed through various chapters. What a … 20][ch. When she returned shortly before her appearance in chapter 110, she has already mastered the Yagyū-Ryū sword technique, becoming the second strongest member from her clan below her grandfather. [59][60] Besides video games from Gin Tama, Gintoki and Kagura also appeared in the crossover titles Jump Super Stars and Jump Ultimate Stars, which feature characters who appeared in manga series published by Weekly Shōnen Jump. Kagura always addresses her as "Big sister" (姉御, Ane-go) or "Boss". Gintama #71. [16], Shinpachi is easily identified by his glasses which he wears as result of hypnotizising himself to eat Tae's poor meals. 525][ch. 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