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These pages list the characters of ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'' and their associated tropes.


These pages list the characters The crazy world of ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'' and contains LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, each with their associated tropes.own distinctive traits. Due to length, this page is split into several subpages.

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[[folder:Yorozuya Gin]]
* BadassCrew: Particularly in serious arcs.
* DeadpanSnarker
* DressingAsTheEnemy: They all disguise themselves as members of the [[AmazonBrigade Hyakka]] to sneak into Hosen's palace with Tsukuyo. They're immediately discovered.
* [[FiveManBand Four-Man Band]]
** TheHero[=/=]TheLeader: Gintoki
** TheChick[=/=]TheSmartGuy: Shinpachi
** TheBigGirl: Kagura
** TeamPet: Sadaharu
** SixthRanger: Various characters depending on the episode.
* TheGadfly: It's more of something that Gintoki and Kagura do, but the ninth opening has all of them pulling a great troll-face.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: Shinpachi and Kagura are both in their teens, whereas Gin is [[VagueAge twenty-something]].
* JackOfAllTrades: What their job basically is. Heck, this is what ''yorozuya'' literally translates to in English.
* PerpetualPoverty: They hardly ever get paid for what they do, and Otose really sticks her neck out for them.
* PowerTrio: TwoGuysAndAGirl.
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits
* SnarkBall: They have their moments.
* StraightMan: Primarily Shinpachi, though Gintoki is not to far behind. Kagura on the other hand rarely snarks.
* TrueCompanions

!!Gintoki Sakata

!!!!!!Voiced by: TomokazuSugita (JP), ChrisPatton (EN, movie)

A lazy, washed-up samurai living in an era when samurai are no longer needed. Gintoki resides with his friends Kagura and Shinpachi, taking on odd jobs to make the world a better place and to pay off their rent. The three of them run a freelancer business known as ''Yorozuya Gin'' (''Odd Jobs Gin'').

In the Joi war, he was known as the ''Shiroyasha'' or "[[RedBaron White Demon]]" 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 the hearts of the Amanto. He fought the invaders until he realized the lack of sense in doing so, leading to him choosing to instead make a living as a freelancer for hire in Edo.

Gintoki has an insufferable sweet tooth and is also obsessed with acquiring and reading the ''Weekly Shōnen Jump''. Despite his uncaring attitude and brash behavior, Gintoki has a great amount of pride for the old bushido code and will go to great lengths to protect anyone in trouble, be it those he considers close comrades or complete strangers.
* AccidentalPervert: His hand seems to be magnetically attracted to Tsukuyo's breasts and ass, having accidentally groped her on three occasions. He also accidentally pulled down Kyuubei's swimsuit at the pool and looked up under her kimono while crawling away in fear from Kyoshiro's host club.
* ActorAllusion: Probably just a coincidence but during episode 45, where Sadaharu goes into a rage and they were going to seal him in the baseball field, Gintoki [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya catches the ball in the exact manner as Kyon in the baseball episode. With the exact same tone of voice used.]]
* TheAlcoholic: No, it's not a problem for him, but he loves a drink, and he routinely gets completely drunk.
** Although, at one point his nearest and dearest decided it was a problem and... [[UnwantedHarem took steps]].
* AntiHero: Gintoki isn't exactly what you'd call your typical Shonen Hero. [[MrViceGuy A man of several vices]], he drinks, gambles (and loses), rarely (if ever) pays his rent on time and sometimes can be quite the [[TheGadfly troll]]. Also, when the situation requires it, he ''will'' kill his enemies. In spite of this, Gintoki is a good person at heart and when push comes to shove, you can expect him to do the right thing.
* [[spoiler:AttractiveBentGender: The GenderBender arc shows him to be very pretty as a woman.]]
* {{Badass}}: Not ''[[HiddenBadass immediately]]'' apparent, but once you get to know him...
** BadassBoast: He makes a lot of them before proceeding to kick ass. Below is one of the earlier ones, when he's about to take on the Harusame SpacePirate [[NeatFreak Daraku]].
-->''"Hey, listen. I don't care what you punks do around the universe, but this is my sword, and anywhere it can reach is my country. Bastards who come in and try to mess with my things... whether it be a shogun, whether it be space pirates, whether it be a meteorite... Iíll destroy them!"''
** BadassNormal
* BerserkButton: Hurting his TrueCompanions is an excellent way to trigger Gintoki's change from a seemingly useless bum to the ''White Demon''.
** Let's not forget the how [[http://www.mangareader.net/307-21340-8/gintama/chapter-1.html he]] [[http://www.mangareader.net/307-21340-9/gintama/chapter-1.html was]] [[http://www.mangareader.net/307-21340-10/gintama/chapter-1.html first]] [[http://www.mangareader.net/307-21340-11/gintama/chapter-1.html introduced]] [[http://www.mangareader.net/307-21340-12/gintama/chapter-1.html to us]].
** A teacher abusing his own student is another, as [[spoiler: Jiraia learned the hard way.]]
** Men that exploit and trample upon relationships tend to face the really bad side of the White Demon, as Hosen (strongest Yato) and former Shogun Sadasada find out.
* BestServedCold: Does this to [[spoiler:Kintoki]] and then [[spoiler:Oboro]].
* BigBrotherInstinct: At one point a one-off character actually assumes he ''is'' Shinpachi's big brother. It's also implied that he would kill any guy who tried to shack up with Kagura. In addition, Okita of all people looks up to him as something of a big brother figure, as seen when Gintoki is the first person Okita goes to after Okita's sister asked Okita if he has made any friends outside of the Shinsengumi.
* BigDamnHeroes: Too many times to count. It's usually accompanied by some truly fantastic snarking.
* BrainBleach: At the end of the [[UnwantedHarem Scandal arc]], his reaction to [[spoiler:learning he ''did'' sleep with Hasegawa while absolutely wasted? Run as far away from him as possible to a bar where he immediately begins ordering booze to get drunk enough to forget he just learned that.]]
* BridalCarry: [[spoiler:Carries Tsukuyo this way after freeing her from Jiraia's web.]]
* BrilliantButLazy: An amazingly skilled fighter who could slice through a legion of enemies in seconds, yet spends his days scrambling after JUMP magazines and lounging about eating sweets.
* CelebCrush: Has one on Ana Ketsuno. [[spoiler:He's absolutely thrilled at getting a chance to help her in the Onmyoji arc, but then a [[{{Onmyodo}} shikigami]] [[OhCrap comes crashing into his house...]]]]
* CharacterDevelopment: Inverted. He has a MysteriousPast that is revealed depending on the particular arc, showing us how Gintoki became who the man he is today.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: How else can one describe the human who is able to take on [[PersonOfMassDestruction people of mass destruction]] such as the swordsman possessed by a parasite sword which can cut through warships like knife through butter and the mob boss from one of the strongest races in the universe?
* ChickMagnet: At least two of the girls he regularly interact with (Sacchan and Tsukuyo) are confirmed to be in love with him, and a third (Tae) may or may not like him. The courtesans of Yoshiwara also clung to him in groups even before he became their savior and Tsukuyo states in the Scandal arc he is quite popular among them.
* ChivalrousPervert
* CombatPragmatist: While primarily a swordsman, Gintoki won't hesitate to mix in some punches and kicks, or cheat outright.
** Case in point: His first fight with Kondo.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Remember that all the goofiness and shenanigans aside, this is a man who had lost a war, countless comrades, and his beloved sensei during the Joi war. He was found surrounded by corpses with a katana in his possession.
* {{Determinator}}: During the climax of any serious arc.
* DressingAsTheEnemy: Apart from the aforementioned failed attempt to disguise himself as one of the [[AmazonBrigade Hyakka]], he later on [[spoiler:disguises himself as a member of the Naraku along with Tsukuyo and Nobume, which allows him to get the drop on Oboro while Tsukuyo and Nobume take care of Sadasada and his escape vessel, respectively.]]
* DrunkenMaster: Bansai remarks while fighting him that his tune is "haphazard, like jazz" but with an undignified air, as if he were drunk.
* DullEyesOfUnhappiness: People often tell him that he has dead, fish-like eyes.
* [[spoiler:EnemyMine: He and Jirochou unite to take on Kada's EliteMooks together before they settle the score between each other with a SingleStrokeBattle.]]
* [[spoiler:FailureKnight: A large part of Gintoki's desire to protect other and the absurd lengths he goes to do it is due to the guilt of believing that he couldn't save or protect anyone during the war. The other part is him being Gintoki.]]
* FashionableAsymmetry: [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial It's not because he thinks it's cool to wear his clothes that way, okay?! It's because he can reach his special weapon faster if his right arm is sleeveless, understand?!]]
* FreakyFridayFlip: With Sadaharu at one point and then at the end of episode it switches to [[RuleOfFunny Shinpachi's glasses.]] [[NegativeContinuity Of course everything's back to normal in next episode.]]
* FriendToAllChildren: He's willing to go fight a literal deathmatch in a coliseum just to make some children stop crying, in addition to singlehandedly challenging the ''mob boss'' of the strongest alien race in the galaxy to reunite a scruffy pickpocket with his mother. It's safe to say that he has a weakness for kids.
* TheGamblingAddict: He always tries to gamble his way to money, but he never succeeds.
* GogglesDoNothing: Had a pair hanging around his neck as part of his initial character design in the manga, but dropped after the first chapter because they became a pain to draw all the time. They still appear on his scooter helmet, but he almost never actually uses them.
* GoofyPrintUnderwear: [[RealMenWearPink Pink strawberry boxers]].
* GroinAttack: May explain why he can survive many fatal wounds, as most if not all of the damages goes into his groin, including detachments, conversion, and disintegration. Also explains why it's called Gintama.
* HeroicAlbino: He has white hair and red eyes--although they're gray in the manga.
* HistoricalDomainCharacter: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kintaro Kintaro]] or... Sakata Kintoki.
* HonorBeforeReason: He takes his code of Bushido very seriously and will always do the right thing in the end no matter how dangerous it is, as shown in several arcs like the Gladiator Ring arc.
* HotBlooded
* HumbleHero: "Humble" isn't really a word that normally applies to him, but when it comes to the matter of being the Savior of Yoshiwara, he's adamant about not deserving the title and praise.
* ImprovisedWeapon: Gintoki's hands are capable of turning anything into a weapon in lieu of anything better, be it someone's pipe or the broken pieces of his own wooden sword.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's rude and snarky to almost everyone and often scoffs off other people's problems as none of his business. However, when push comes to shove, his kindness and sense of honor pushes him beyond humanly possible limits and the juxtaposition certainly makes him seem that much more awesome.
* LetsGetDangerous: He loves this trope so much.
** Lampshaded with the title ''There Will Be Hell to Pay when a Lazy Man Gets Angry.''
* MadeOfIron
* MagneticHero: There's something about Gintoki that make people go out of their way to help him.
* {{Manchild}}: Gintoki is, at his age, an enthusiastic JUMP reader who has an affinity for sweet foods.
** In episode 250, he was even angered after finding out he didn't receive a New Year's Envelope, which is something only kids are supposed to get.
** In general, as demonstrated in that episode, he will avoid responsibility like most people would avoid plague until [[LetsGetDangerous things get serious]]. Or it's a part of the job. Or it's [[NeutralGood a good day for saving people]].
* MeaningfulEcho: [[spoiler:He first meets Otose much like he meets Shouyo-sensei--getting food from the dead. Only this time he asks.]]
* MessyHair: And he hates it.
* MrViceGuy
* MyNameIsNotDurwood: [[CloudCuckoolander Sakamoto]] always calls him "Kintoki" instead of Gintoki. Gintoki always objects to this, especially since if his name were "Kintoki", the series' title would be "Kintama", which, in Japanese, means ''[[VulgarHumor balls]]''.
* {{Narcissist}}: For all of his couldn't-care-less ways, Gintoki often notes just how good-looking he is.
* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: Has on at least two seperate occasions been heavily injured before dropping down into the water, with his foes presuming him dead both times. [[spoiler:Though in the case of his fight against Jiraia, he ''would'' have died of his wounds had Zenzo not been nearby to fish him out and get him to Yoshiwara for medical attention.]]
* NowThatsUsingYourTeeth: Breaks Oboro's first sword by ''biting it''.
* ObfuscatingStupidity
* OneManArmy
* PapaWolf: He tries his best to take care of Kagura in place of her dad and serves as a heartwarming father figure in the LoneWolfAndCub parody arc. His reaction to violence being committed near the child is less than calm.
* ParentalSubstitute: Acts as one to Kagura in place of her absent father. She even referred to him in one episode as her "oyaji" (old man).
* PublicDomainCharacter / VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: He is named after and partially based on the semi-mythical Kintarou, also known as Kintoki Sakata.
* ShutUpHannibal: Gintoki gives one to Bansai in the Shinsengumi Rebellion arc in response to the latter's TheReasonYouSuckSpeech about how Japan under the Amanto's dominion is doomed to rot away and how there's nothing left for Gintoki to fight for. [[spoiler:Followed by him pulling his helicopter to the ground using his strings against him.]]
-->'''Gintoki''': ''"Clean out your ears and listen up! I've never once fought for the sake of this cheap country. I couldn't care less if the country or the samurai fell. I have always... Then and now... ! [[TrueCompanions What I protect]]... has never changed!"''
* RedBaron: Probably not a good idea to take the nickname "White Demon" lightly.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Inverted. Despite having deep red eyes in the anime, he is not what you'd call a bad guy.
* [[spoiler:ShellShockedVeteran: Lost many of his friends during the Joi war. While he is not out for vengeance, his grief over those losses is implied few times and is never played for laughs.]]
* SlasherSmile: He does this every now and then.
* SweetTooth: To the point he invented the now infamous [[StrawberryShorthand Strawberry Milk speech.]]
* TakingTheBullet: Has twice so far taken a barrage of kunai in Tsukuyo's stead and survived it both times.
* TalkingToHimself: In the ''Manga/SketDance'' crossover.
* TeamDad: When he actually bothers to act as a responsible adult.
* TechnicalPacifist: Actively avoids causing grievous harm, as shown by his weapon of choice (a wooden katana), but he has absolutely no qualms about delivering killing blows if it comes down to it.
** Doubles as MartialPacifist.
* ThirdPersonPerson: While Gintoki normally uses male pronouns, he occasionally switches to talk like this, referring to himself as Gin-san. He isn't being egoistic or anything when doing that. It's more like that he gets his point across better then. Such as "Gin-san really can't figure out how to separate trash, give him a break," for example.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Anything sweet, really, but [[StrawberryShorthand strawberry milk (!!!)]] seems to be the most prominent for him, as well as chocolate parfaits and a heap of sweet adzuki beans on rice.
* {{Tsundere}}: Despite being male, he's explicitly said to have incredible ''{{tsundere}}'' tactics at least once.
* VagueAge: All we know is that he is in his twenties. Most likely mid-twenties.
* VerbalTic: Ends many of his sentences with "Oi", which is Japanese equivalent of "Hey".
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Katsura and Sakamoto. And pretty much all of his friends.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: He was originally going to be a younger ''Hijikata''. In order to keep from ruining the image of the real Hijikata, the name and design were changed.
* WoodenKatanasAreEvenBetter: Gintoki uses one he claims to be made out of the wood of a 10,000 year old diamond/adamantine tree, which he calls ''Lake Toya'', but is actually bought through mail order, and it being a present from a wizard is just an urban legend Gin made up for fun. The things he can do with it are incredible though, as he's managed to stab and slash people with it on occasion. Though it's somewhat mitigated by the fact that Gintoki does use steel swords when he is up against stronger opponents (i.e. his battles against Night King Hosen and Nizo possessed by Benizakura).
* WouldHitAGirl[=/=]WouldntHitAGirl: [[ZigzaggedTrope Zigzagged]]. He has no compulsion about hitting girls, especially in a comical way, but he indeed never ''killed'' one and hesitated long enough at the end of the Four Devas arc [[spoiler: to let Kada exit the scene]], despite being in perfect position to kill her and put an end to her threat.
* WreckedWeapon: Any weapon in his hand inevitably gets broken at one point or another in the more serious arcs.
* XMarksTheHero: Gains a [[Manga/DragonBall Yamcha]]-esque scar during the two-year "timeskip". [[spoiler:It's a fake and he was really just playing along.]]
* YouCanBarelyStand: ''Almost every single final confrontation with an ArcVillain''. Both Tae and Tsukuyo note on two seperate occasions that he'd confront them even if they tried to stop him, so they let him go anyway.

!!Shinpachi Shimura

!!!!!!Voiced by: DaisukeSakaguchi (JP), Mark X. Laskowski (EN, movie)

A 16-year-old samurai-in-training who joins Gintoki in hopes of studying under him. He stays at his family's dojo along with his older sister Otae Shimura. Although he commonly criticizes Gintoki's lazy behavior, Shinpachi comes to regard him as a very important person to him in the same fashion as Kagura.

Despite his meek, scholarly appearance, Shinpachi is a more than competent swordsman. He serves as the captain of the "Otsu's Imperial Guard," a fan club devoted to the famous idol singer Otsu and takes his role seriously.
* AlliterativeName
* AManIsNotAVirgin: He's terribly sensitive about not having a girlfriend, which even children tease him about at times.
* [[spoiler:AttractiveBentGender: Averted in the GenderBender arc, since he (apparently) doesn't even turn into a girl, but his glasses nevertheless become pink to continue the RunningGag of the glasses being his very identity.]]
* {{Badass}}
** BadassNormal
** BadassOnPaper: You wouldn't give him much credit due his rather average stature but, trust us, he ''does'' pull off his own weight much better than you'd expect.
** TookALevelInBadass: Becomes more and more badass over the course of the series, showing himself capable of taking down opponents you'd never have imagined him even standing up to in the beginning. [[spoiler:And now the latest official artworks for the second movie depicts him all grown-up, [[DarkerAndEdgier wearing an all-black outfit]], with much sharper facial features and a rather forbidding, serious expression. His glasses are still on but they no longer give off that geeky vibe and rather [[StoicSpectacles add to his serious and gritty new self]]. He also wields Gintoki's wooden sword in conjunction with a normal steel katana.]]
* BigBrotherInstinct: Inverted, He openly admits how much he loves his older sister at one point.
* ButtMonkey: While far from the only one in the series, he seems to be designated this role among the main trio.
* CuteGlassesBoy
* DistractedByTheSexy: He instantly falls head-over-heels for a MoeMoe girl just because she had [[CatGirl cat ears]]. His subsequent lack of judgment ends poorly for him. [[spoiler: Although thanks to his friends, it ends worse for her.]]
* DrillSergeantNasty: Invoked whenever he takes up his position as head of Otsu's fan club.
* {{Geek}}: A mild version. His passion of Otsu-chan is somewhat geeky but he's quite competent at many other things besides this.
* TheGenericGuy: Shinpachi is most often relegated to the role of straight man, so much so that he's occasionally lampooned as being little more. Later episodes make fun of the fact that his identifying character trait is his glasses, to the point where the cast addresses a pair of glasses as if they're really Shinpachi.
** In a ''Ginpachi-sensei'' skit, Gintoki teaches viewers how to draw Shinpachi and Kagura's faces. For Shinpachi, draw a face as average as possible, then add glasses. For Kagura, draw a Shinpachi without glasses, then add two buns on the side. Then Gintoki says Shinpachi's face is the base for all other faces and if you master Shinpachi, you can draw any face.
* HeirToTheDojo: Together with Otae.
* HollywoodToneDeaf: Otsu-chan's biggest fan? Possibly, but he's nowhere near as good a singer as she is.
* HouseHusband / TeamMom: You'd be surprised how many traits he's got down, from his usually calm, caring personality to his occasionally displayed domestic skills, and his determination to protect those he loves. This all despite him being, you know, male. His [[TheNondescript nondescriptness]] might reinforce this trait.
** Despite having a usually calm and caring personality, though, Shinpachi is also well-known--particularly amongst anime viewers--for his shrill and shrieking harpy voice whenever he tries, as the show's [[LemonyNarrator commentating]] StraightMan, to keep the sanity together in whatever ridiculous situation(s) the characters have gotten themselves into yet again, regardless of often utterly failing in the end.
* InkSuitActor: Seriously, take a good look at Shinpachi, then [[http://i46.tinypic.com/deli06.jpg take a good look at his seiyuu.]] There really is no difference at all. It gets {{Lampshaded}} in episode 241.
* InSeriesNickname: "Pachi-san", mostly from Gintoki, more rarely from Kagura.
* TheLeader: Of the fan club.
* LikeBrotherAndSister: Between him and Kagura.
* NervousWreck: Overreacts at anything, sometimes to the point of getting a stroke.
* TheNondescript: Second only to Yamazaki in nondescriptness, yet so much so that it's become a RunningGag that the cast talks to a pair of glasses as if it were Shinpachi.
* NoRespectGuy: Unless he's in his fanclub leader role.
* NotSoAboveItAll: Many, many times. Of particularly note would be the incident with Pandemonium.
* OnlySaneMan / OnlySaneEmployee / StraightMan: Relatively speaking.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: He's a competent swordsman but the people around him are just ludicrously powerful.
* SacredFirstKiss: [[spoiler: His is with [[http://cdn.myanimelist.net/images/characters/11/81205.jpg Pandemonium.]]]] It actually breaks him out of his StraightMan persona.
* {{Samurai}} / YamatoNadeshiko: Yeah, he's ''both'' gender roles; a competent Swordsman-in-Training and 'Imperial Guard' captain that is also caring and domestic.
* TalkingToHimself: In the ''Manga/SketDance X Gintama'' crossover.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: His crossdressing persona, Pachie. He does look really cute, albeit a little [[TheNondescript plain.]]


!!!!!!Voiced by: RieKugimiya (JP), LuciChristian (EN, movie)

Seemingly an innocuous, carefree young girl of Chinese descent, Kagura is actually an alien belonging to the Yato Clan, one of the strongest and most bloodthirsty of the Amanto races. Because of her Yato blood, she is extremely strong and an incredibly fierce and capable fighter, able to singlehandedly take down multiple fighters, crush vehicles with her bare hands, and regenerate from wounds sustained in combat. She came to Earth to earn money for her family, and to escape her violent Yato heritage, which she staunchly rejects.

Kagura and Gintoki's relationship is very much a father-daughter one and she is highly protective of him, often affectionately referring to him as Gin-chan. Kagura also has an unusually strong appetite and is often seen devouring mountains of food or complaining that she's hungry. She is often seen with or riding atop of her gigantic pet dog [[BigFriendlyDog Sadaharu]].
* AchillesHeel: She is a [[CuteBruiser cute]] LightningBruiser who can throw a car one-handed, but without her parasol she'll get sunstroke.
** She seems to have gotten over that in recent episodes.
*** Not really. According to a Ginpachi-sensei question, [[BreakingTheFourthWall she's just in the studio doing those everyday stuff.]]
* ActionGirl
* AnalogyBackfire: At one point she compares Gin, Shinpachi and herself to [[TrueCompanions a human body]] (i.e. they work together well and have to stick together), but claims that Gin and Shin are the left arm and leg, and she is the ''white blood cells''. The others are less than reassured after being told that they're a pile of bloody, disembodied limbs.
* AndCallHimGeorge: She kills any cute animal she keeps (like say, a rabbit) by hugging them when she sleeps. (Both Gintoki and Shinpachi were unsure whether to laugh or cry at such a story). Averted later when she gets Sadaharu, who is normally aggressive and deadly, and has the tendency to bite on anyone's head to draw blood, but for someone like Kagura, is the perfect pet.
* AnimeChineseGirl: In both appearance and in speech mannerisms, aru. Which is why Okita calls her "Chinagirl".
* [[spoiler:AttractiveBentGender: Inverted in the GenderBender arc, where she looks like an old man with a beard and has a scar over her left eye.]]
* {{Badass}}
** BadassAdorable: Her quirky, childish tendencies are all so endearing, but she can hold her own against an entire army if need be.
** BadassFamily: Easily qualifies, given her strength, as well as Kamui's and Umibouzu's strength.
** LittleMissBadass
* BareFistedMonk: Whenever she doesn't have her ParasolOfPain, she uses this fighting style.
* BerserkButton: Like Gintoki, any attempts to hurt her friends will be dealt with severely.
* BigEater: Her tastes are rather plain though, befitting of her childish behavior.
* BigSisterWorship: She loves Otae, addresses her extremely respectfully, and hugs her a lot.
* BoobsOfSteel: Normally inverted as she is among the physically stronger female characters of the show, but hardly has any breasts to speak of due to her age, but it's played straight after the [[spoiler:fake]] "time skip." [[spoiler:Then played even more straight in the second movie, in which Kagura's future self definitely qualifies.]]
* BrutalHonesty: A firm practicioner of this, espcially when it comes to debunking the myth of WomensMysteries.
* BulletCatch: Against Matako, catching two with her fingers and one with her ''teeth''.
* CainAndAbel: [[spoiler: Her brother Kamui. He seems rather indifferent but Kagura is still ''very'' sore over the attempt to kill their dad and the abandonment.]]
* CantStandThemCantLiveWithoutThem: [[spoiler:She really loses her temper when she pretends to run away and no one really seems to notice, but in the end she misses them and comes back, justifying it by saying that she's the only one who could put up with Gin and Shinpachi.]]
* ChronicPetKiller: Played for laughs. Like in episode 65, where she crushes her own beetle in agitation. Happily averted with Sadaharu, who's [[CanisMajor big enough]] to survive it.
* [[CuteBruiser Cute]] LightningBruiser
* DoesNotKnowHerOwnStrength
* DysfunctionalFamily: Her family has problems.
* FieryRedhead
* HealingFactor: Comes with being from the Yato clan. She can heal bullet wounds in a matter of hours.
* [[spoiler:HugeGuyTinyGirl: Her boyfriend was a giant.]]
* IAmNotLeftHanded: During the [[spoiler:Abuto fight]].
* LetsGetDangerous: Whenever her Yato instincts take over, she becomes a juggernaut and even a veteran Yato like Abuto was impressed by her brutality.
* [[LikeFatherLikeSon Like Father, Like Daughter]]: Even though they're not related, Kagura really takes after Gintoki, even more so than her own father.
* NowThatsUsingYourTeeth: As mentioned in BulletCatch, when she fights Matako she catches one of her bullets with her teeth.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: When she fights for food.
* {{Odango}}: Her trademark hairdo, complete with metal bun-holders.
* OneOfTheBoys: Most of her friends in Kabukicho are shown to be boys, [[{{Tomboy}} and she does use crude language.]]
* ParentalAbandonment: Her father is, for the most part, off fighting monsters, while her mother died of an illness. [[SubvertedTrope After Umibouzu's first appearance, it seems they keep in touch through letters.]]
* ParasolOfPain: Dual-functionality. Sunlight deterrent (the Yato are incredibly weak to the sun's rays) and a rapid-fire projectile weapon.
* ParasolOfPrettiness: Subverted due to the above.
* PrettyFreeloader: After her introduction story, she got Gintoki to take her in by punching (and cracking) the wall next to him. Now, she lives with him as a coworker/daughter-of-sorts, sleeping in his closet.
* {{Qipao}}: One of her two outfits.
* RedOniBlueOni: Red Oni to Okita's Blue Oni. They compete at everything, but are more than willing to team up against rampaging robots that ruin a festival for them.
* [[spoiler:ShesAllGrownUp: Just like Shinpachi, the latest official artworks for the second movie present her future self in a DarkerAndEdgier tone. She no longer smiles, wears a white {{Qipao}} with the same blue motif as Gintoki's kimono, and a much larger ParasolOfPain. Her hair is now long and loose and only sports one bun-holder on her right side.]]
* SlasherSmile: Shown only once, during Yoshiwara arc. [[spoiler:And it was permanently on her face when her Yato instinct and inner bloodlust took over]]. Since her brother and father also have this kind of expression when "getting serious" it's probably an ethnic trait that... runs in the blood.
* [[spoiler:SuperpoweredEvilSide: She's far more ruthless when her Yato instincts take over. Case in point: Abuto's utter [[CurbStompBattle curb stomping at her hands.]] Unlike Kamui, however, Kagura's not predominantly violent by choice, and her trying to maintain control over her Yato instincts is one of her greatest goals.]]
* SuperStrength
* TechnicalPacifist: Does not like killing and subconsciously holds back her true strength in fights to avoid killing anyone, but she sure isn't afraid of beating somebody up.
* ThirdLawOfGenderBending: It is a RunningJoke in Gintama that when Kagura had the chance to become a male, she turns into a scary old man befitting her violent personality. For example in the Genderbend Arc, instead of following the standard tropes of [[RuleSixtyThree Rule63]] she turns into [[RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms Xiahou Dun]] - a historical chinese general who instilled fear in his enemy by [[RatedMForManly plucking and eating his own eyeball]].
* {{Tomboy}}: Often very crude and blunt in her manner of speaking.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Sukonbu, or pickled seaweed.
* UnstoppableRage: Only invoked once thus far when [[spoiler: Shinpachi is mere seconds from death and her innate Yato instincts are awakened, turning her into a rampaging monster.]]
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: No one ever seems to find the presence of an ultra-rare alien worthy of comment, even though she's apparently identifiable on sight as otherworldly.
* VerbalTic: Ends many of her sentences with "aru", a typical speech pattern for Chinese characters in Anime (which is translated as "uh-huh" in the Viz licensed volumes).


!!!!!!Voiced by: MikakoTakahashi (JP), Kyle Jones (EN, movie)

A huge dog that was abandoned on their doorstep by a pair of Miko sisters. At first Gin and Shinpachi weren't too keen of the idea of Sadaharu living at Yorozuya, thanks to his habit to chew on anything smaller than himself (including humans), but as the time has passed in series they have become attached to him too and he has become tamer and friendlier towards everyone as well, even letting Kagura ride on his back regularly. Shinpachi and Gintoki too, when the situation is serious enough and they need to get somewhere fast.

Sadaharu was named after Kagura's first pet rabbit which she accidentally killed while having a nightmare. After that incident, she vowed to never go near animals again, were the same thing happen again. Since Sadaharu is pretty strong himself, she doesn't have that problem with him. After seeing how important that is to Kagura, Gintoki agrees to take him in.
* BigFriendlyDog: Subverted as everyone but Kagura turns into a ChewToy when he's around. Sadaharu's strength and aggression makes him ideal for the superhumanly strong Kagura, who has crushed several pets to death in the past. Later double subverted as Sadaharu got better. Nowadays, he's a [[TookALevelInKindness pretty nice dog]].
* CanineCompanion
* CanisMajor
* CharacterDevelopment: Yes, even for the TeamPet. He used to be more of a nuisance for the Yorozuya, giving them multiple head wounds, but now he hardly does it, [[BigFriendlyDog and is more adorable for it.]]
* CuteIsEvil: At first.
* DogWalksYou: Inevitable, given his size.
* FreakyFridayFlip: In a filler episode of anime...[[spoiler: with Gintoki]].
* LoyalAnimalCompanion
* NonHumanSidekick: To Kagura. When they got a translator to understand his barks, [[SnarkyNonHumanSidekick he's surprisingly snarky]].
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: Strawberry milk isn't really the best thing to give Sadaharu, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Gin]].
* TeamPet
* TookALevelInKindness

[[folder:The Shinsengumi]]
* [[spoiler:AmazonBrigade: For the GenderBender arc.]]
* BadassCrew
** BadassArmy
* CopsAndDetectives: Their primary roles is being local cops for the Bakufu. Most of them apply at some level for the following tropes:
** ByTheBookCop: Kondo.
** GoodCopBadCop: Yamazaki and Kondo are the good cops. Hijikata and Sougo the bad ones.
** DirtyCop: Sougo, sometimes.
** InspectorJavert: All of them, towards Katsura.
** PoliceAreUseless: Played with. They are highly competent at their jobs but when we're talking about everyday life...
** RabidCop: All of them but mostly Sougo.
** SWATTeam: In serious arcs.
* DeadpanSnarker
* FiveManBand
** TheLeader: Kondo
** TheLancer[=/=]TheSmartGuy: Hijikata
** TheBigGuy: Sougo
** TheSneakyGuy: Yamazaki
** TheTeamBenefactor: Matsudaira
* {{Foil}}: To the ''Yorozuya''. To be specific: Hijikata to Gintoki, Sougo to Kagura, Kondo to Shinpachi.
** When Katsura is with the ''Yorozuya'': Yamazaki to Shinpachi, Kondo to Katsura.
* PowerTrio: Most of the time with Kondo, Hijikata and Sougo.
** ThreePlusTwo: Sometimes, Yamazaki and Matsudaira join in on the action.
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits
* TrueCompanions: The Shinsengumi is forged through bonds of friendship and loyalty, so much so that even grim-faced and sadistic warriors like Hijikata and Okita would toss away their lives to protect their commander.
* UndyingLoyalty: Almost all the members of the Shinsengumi has this towards Kondo.
* WaistcoatOfStyle: All of them wear one under their jacket.

!!Isao Kondo
!!!!!!Voiced by: SusumuChiba (JP), David Wald (EN, movie)

Commander of the Shinsengumi. A goofy, but good-natured and honorable leader who has won the respect and admiration of his subordinates. Despite appearing completely incompetent, he takes his job seriously and will not hesitate to make tough decisions in order to protect his comrades and the people of the country.

The members of the Shinsengumi are fiercely loyal to him and he shares a particularly close bond of friendship with Sougo Okita and Toshiro Hijikata. Okita often remarks that Kondo's nice attitude is also his weak point as he never takes notice of a person's negative traits.

He has a crush on Shinpachi's sister, Otae Shimura and stalks her, to which she responds by repeatedly beating him senseless.
* AFatherToHisMen: A trait that is much more apparent in serious arcs. And his men love him for it.
* AnimalMotifs: The gorilla, by way of what people usually call him.
** {{Everything Is Better With| Monkeys}} Gorillas
* [[spoiler:'''AttractiveBentGender''': In the GenderBender arc, even more so than Gintoki, turning into a tall busty blonde ''and looking no way how he looked like before.'']]
* [[spoiler: BecameTheirOwnAntithesis / FallenHero: In the latest artwork of the second movie, Kondou is now wearing typical prison clothes of the Gintama universe, hinting at his imprisonment and demotion. The cheerful and goofy ex-commander of the Shinsengumi now looks jaded and disillusioned with unkempt hair and beard.]]
* ButtMonkey / TheChewToy: Kondo faces stiff competition from other characters for this title, but the show refuses to give him a break. He's gone so far as to earn the nickname "Gorilla-san," a title which even ''he'' sometimes uses to refer to himself. A ButtMonkey with more emphasis on the "monkey".
* TheCaptain
* ChristmasCake: A surprising male version! Apparently his higher ups keep trying to force Kondo into an ArrangedMarriage because he's [[VagueAge pushing thirty]] and still single.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: No seriously, he ''does'' have his moments.
* DoggedNiceGuy: To Otae.
* FireForgedFriends: Him and the Shinsengumi.
* GentleGiant: One of the nicest characters of the show, if it weren't for his somewhat stalkerish ways.
* HeirToTheDojo: Despite his ButtMonkey status.
* HistoricalDomainCharacter: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kondo_Isami Kondo Isami]].
* HopelessSuitor: To Otae.
* IdiotHero: Considering the tone of the series and the fact he's the leader of the Shinsengumi, Kondo's a standout at this: he constantly has to ask Hijikata what other people are saying, for instance.
* LargeAndInCharge: He's the tallest and the biggest of the Shinsengumi. And yes, he's the boss.
* TheLeader: Type IV. Kondo is the one who binds the Shinsengumi together and they all hold great respect for him as such.
* LetsGetDangerous: Yes, he's the light-hearted ButtMonkey of the Shinsengumi, but he's also the heir to the dojo where Hijikata and Okita studied, if his credentials as the Shinsengumi's leader weren't already enough. Proof? [[spoiler:[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome KO-ing Tojo]] [[SingleStrokeBattle with one move]] after wiping his ass with extra coarse sandpaper!]]
* MaleFrontalNudity: Pixelised for the MoralGuardians and the insecure though.
* ManlyTears: Especially during the Itou Arc. For ''very'' understandable reasons.
* NiceGuy: Stalker tendencies aside, Kondo is a pretty nice guy.
* {{Nosebleed}}: While he's more prone to a LuminescentBlush around Otae, the one time she displays her panties to help catch a PantyThief, his arousal was too much to contain.
* PermaStubble
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: In the more serious arcs.
* StalkerWithACrush: To Otae who doesn't approve, probably because [[IncompatibleOrientation she may swing the other way]].
* TallDarkAndHandsome: When not in ButtMonkey mode. [[http://59.img.v4.skyrock.net/595/riuga44/pics/3025950194_1_4_APtuso51.jpg Yes]].

!!Toushiro Hijikata

!!!!!!Voiced by: KazuyaNakai (JP), Blake Shepard (EN, movie)

The chain-smoking "Demonic" Vice-Commander of the Shinsengumi who has garnered an infamous reputation for his ruthless, no-nonsense attitude both on and off the battlefield. Since he's the one usually left in charge of the operation, he takes his work seriously and is fiercely loyal to his commander, Isao Kondo, and the Shinsengumi as a whole.

Cucumber cool for the most part, Hijikata is respected and feared by his subordinates, as he's responsible for implementing the 45 Regulations (on pain of {{seppuku}}). His swordsmanship is second only to Okita, although he ran into difficulties on discovering his sword was possessed.

Hijikata is also obsessed with mayonnaise and has a tendency to smother anything he eats under a mountain of it, in addition to carrying a mayonnaise jar-shaped cigarette lighter. Under his callous, brazen exterior, Hijikata is genuinely compassionate and cares as much about the people he protects as Gintoki. He regards both Gintoki and Okita as not only rivals, but close friends.
* ActorAllusion: In one episode, when one of the other characters try to goad him into saying "[[VideoGame/SengokuBasara LET'S PARTY!!]]"
** Later when he is riding on Kondo's back, and [[MyHorseIsAMotorBike Kondo has motorcycle handlebars attached to his head]]. Turns out Hijikata would rather kill everyone with a bazooka than say "Let's Party!" again.
* AloofAlly: Often grudgingly sides with the Yorozuya under the pretense of fulfilling his duty as an officer of the Shinsengumi.
* [[spoiler:AttractiveBentGender: Inverted in the GenderBender arc, where he gets turned into a {{gonk}} FatGirl.]]
* {{Badass}}: Very much so.
** BadassLongcoat: [[spoiler:Artwork for the second movie features his future self wearing a black longcoat along with clothes strangely reminiscent of clothes worn by the real life Hijikata.]]
** BadassNormal
* BigBrotherMentor: Hijikata had one, his half-brother Tamagoro who died not long ago. He sort of becomes one for Tetsunosuke.
* BloodKnight: Before he met Kondo he would often get into fights for no reason, leaving a bloody trail wherever he went. There are still traces of it left.
* ChickMagnet: Apart from being a MrFanservice, Tae's fellow hostesses at the cabaret club all become very excited when he visits the place.
* TheComicallySerious: Due to the nature of the show, he's seen in this role far more often than not. See EvilWeapon below.
* CutenessProximity: Initially wanted to throw out the little puppy that Sadaharu dragged in to the Shinsengumi, but when he held it up he became overwhelmed by its sheer cuteness. He then tells Kondo that he just remembered they don't have any police dogs.
* DarkAndTroubledPast
* {{Determinator}}
* EtTuBrute: Towards Okita who framed him with Itou's help in order to have him demoted.
* EvilWeapon: Carries a cursed sword that houses the spirit of an otaku which manifests by taking over his body and reducing him to a helpless, childish, anime-obsessed coward.
* FairCop
* GeniusBruiser: Is seen by the rest of the Shinsengumi as the true "brains" of the organization.
* [[spoiler:HeroicBastard]]
* HeyItsThatVoice: It's [[OnePiece Zoro]]!
* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Loosely based off the real [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hijikata_Toshizo Hijikata Toshizo]]. Sorachi kept his "demonic" personality.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: With Mitsuba, who he rejected before joining the Shinsengumi since he believed it was no sort of life for her.
* IWasJustPassingThrough: He's not friends with Gin and pals. He wouldn't dream of helping them. [[BlatantLies He is certainly not risking his life to save Shinpachi's sister or anything, nope.]] According to Okita, he just thinks he's [[Manga/DragonBall Vegeta]].
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* TheLancer: To [[IdiotHero Kondo.]]
* LongHairedPrettyBoy: In the flashbacks.
* MrFanservice: Has a kinda large and devoted female fandom, always places highly in the character polls, and generally acts cool and attractive (such as when he was chosen as the perfect host).
* NotSoAboveItAll: Occasionally happens. It usually has something to do with mayonnaise, but it's not limited to just that, as seen by his CutenessProximity entry.
* PlayingCyrano: Meet the master of epic, manly FOLLOW-UP WRITING!!!
* RedBaron: Just like with Gintoki, you probably don't want to mess with the "Demonic Vice-Commander."
* TheRival: Closest thing to a recurring rival Gintoki has.
* SandInMyEyes: Usually averted, as he doesn't attempt to make excuses for crying over non-emotional movies (such as ''[[MyNeighborTotoro My Neighbour]] [[LawyerFriendlyCameo Pedro]]'' and ''[[AlienVsPredator Alien VS]] {{Yakuza}}''), but this trope is played straight at the end of [[TearJerker Mitsuba arc.]] Gin, sitting nearby, hears him muttering to himself.
-->''"These crackers are so spicy... Damn. They're so spicy it's making my eyes water... (sob) So spicy..."''
* SmokingIsCool: Lighting a cigarette with a mayonnaise jar is even cooler.
* StraightMan: Often plays this to Kondo, Okita, or Gintoki.
* StrangeMindsThinkAlike: Him and Gintoki are way more similar than either one cares to admit, which may be why they always try to compete and outdo each other whenever they meet.
* TallDarkAndSnarky
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: There's a reason why people refer to him as ''Mayora.'' He'll put a heap of mayonaisse (to the point it resembles s**t) on everything, even dessert and coffee.
** Quoting Okita: "He basically elevated normal food into dog food."
*** BrickJoke: That's wrong. Even Sadaharu rejects it.
** He also tries to make the embarrassing things the show puts him through to look cool, [[EpicFail only to fail.]]
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: He was originally set to be the (much younger) protagonist of the series, but the author backed out early in the design process, because he respected the real-life basis for Hijikata too much to ruin his image by making him a character in a gag manga. The end result of trying to preserve his "coolness" was the Hijikata we all know and love.
* WouldntHitAGirl: Despite his facade, he's generally more respectful to women, and held back against Kyubei

!!Sougo Okita

!!!!!!Voiced by: KenichiSuzumura (JP), Clint Bickham (EN, movie)

The 18-year-old captain of the first squad and widely-regarded as the best swordsman in the entire Shinsengumi. He tends to be light-hearted and somewhat childish, though his speech is heavily deadpan. Unlike Hijikata or Kondo, he seems to take his position for granted and is often seen slacking off or napping.

Okita displays a strong dislike of his comrade Toushiro Hijikata, and continuously tries to embarrass, wound, or even kill him whenever he has the chance in order to take his rank of Vice-Commander. [[spoiler:He also holds a deep grudge towards Toushiro for having left Mistuba, Sougo's beloved sister, and holds him accountable for her never being able to find happiness before her death]]. His violent tendencies and habit to torture others mentally in glee have caused his comrades to label him a "sadist," a title which he actively embraces. Nonetheless, he still thinks of Hijikata as his friend and also holds Gintoki, whom he addresses as "boss," in high regard.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: He's a hit with the ladies despite openly being a jerk to them. Hijikata notes how frighteningly talented he is at being a host.
* [[spoiler:AttractiveBentGender: In the GenderBender arc, although he doesn't look all that different, save for having a bust and longer hair.]]
* {{Badass}}
** BadassNormal
* BelligerentSexualTension: Often with Kagura whom he deliberately provokes and teases whenever given a chance.
* BerserkButton: Do not hurt Kondo or Mitsuba in front of Okita.
* {{BFG}}: His weapon of choice is a freakin' Bazooka. In an era where most people are wielding swords, it would seem to make for some fairly one-sided battles. However, he does use swords for serious battles.
* {{Bishounen}}: Invoked, as [[WordOfGod every series has to have one]].
* CallingYourAttacks: "Sadomaru" really is a beetle? Seriously? Even with the purple eyebeams?
-->''"Eat this! SADO BEEEEAAAMMMM---!!"''
* CynicismCatalyst: [[spoiler: The death of Mitsuba, his beloved older sister, made him even more of an asshole than he already was.]]
* DeadpanSnarker
* DevilInPlainSight: He's always ready to mess with Hijikata, yet no one else, save for [[FoeYay Kagura]] and Gintoki, seems to notice or even care.
* [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even Jerkassery Has Standards]]: Sadistic as he is, he shows utter contempt towards the bosses of the death match arena and enlists help from Gintoki & co to bring about their downfall. Can also be counted as a PetTheDog moment for him.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Kamiyama, anyone?
* [[spoiler:ExpositoryHairstyleChange: As of the latest artwork of the 2nd movie, Sougo now sports a long ponytail, [[BringMyRedJacket a red]] and white kimono as well as two swords. He seems to have left the Shinengumi as well since he no longer wears their uniform. He kept his {{Bishounen}}-like good looks and seems to be perpetually chewing on a long toothpick.]]
* FairCop
* FalseFriend: Sometimes towards Hijikata whom he's not above backstabbing or setting up.
* HeroicComedicSociopath: ''Technically'' a good guy, at least later on, but that doesn't stop him from torturing suspects, blowing up buildings at the slightest provocation, or trying to backstab his teammates.
* HistoricalDomainCharacter: He is loosely based off of the real-life [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okita_Soji Okita Soji]].
** HistoricalInJoke: Like his namesake, Okita's a prodigy with the sword. However, Sorachi inverted his relationship with the Vice Commander from HeterosexualLifePartners to (extreme) VitriolicBestBuds. Also the real Okita Soji died from tuberculosis; [[spoiler: in Gintama it's his sister instead.]]
* KidSamurai / TeenGenius: While not anywhere close to the age where he could be considered a "kid," he is significantly younger than the rest of the Shinsengumi members. And he ''is'' the ''captain'' of the 1st squad.
* [[KnightTemplarBigBrother Knight Templar Little Brother]]: Despite being the little brother, he ''dearly'' loves his big sister, Mitsuba, and will do anything to make her happy. [[spoiler:Screw things up for her, especially by using her wedding as a way to do illegal business, and you're DEAD, as Kuraba would have told you from his [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome bisected exploding car]].]]
* {{Jerkass}}: Proud owner of the nickname "Prince of Sadists."
** UpToEleven with his [[TimeSkip two-years-later]] identity, Okita De Sade.
* MoralityPet: His sister.
* MySisterIsOffLimits: Very protective of Mitsuba and basically forbids anyone he doesn't trust near her. This includes Hijikata.
* OneManArmy: In the Rokkaku Incident, he's credited for killing most of the enemy rebels (possibly 33 out of... 33). Later in the Itou Arc, [[spoiler: he easily takes down an entire ''train car'' full of enemies with nary a scratch.]]
* PetTheDog: Has his own ''arc'' dedicated to it. Where he still manages to be a JerkAss.
* PoisonousFriend: To Kondo and for the Shinsengumi in general, although it's PlayedForLaughs. They acknowledge and use his [[{{Jerkass}} sadistic tendencies.]]
** Okita even lampshades this in an early episode by commenting that he and Hijikata ''need'' to be cutthroat, as Kondou is too kind for his own good.
* PrecisionFStrike: In the Shinsengumi Discord arc.
-->'''Okita''': (to [[spoiler:Itou]]) ''"What do you think you're doing, you piece of shit?"''
* PsychoticSmirk: Often when indulging in his sadistic tendencies or trying to dispatch Hijikata.
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* RedOniBlueOni: Blue Oni to Kagura's Red Oni. They compete at everything, but are more than willing to team up against rampaging robots that ruin a festival for them.
* SleepMask: He was first seen using one to sleep while on-duty, and it's become iconic of his character ever since.
* SoProudOfYou: Mitsuba [[spoiler:tells him this with her last breath.]]
* TheGadfly: Oh so very much. Most of his pranks turn out to be quite harmless, however.
* TreacherousQuestGiver / TheStoolPigeon: Once did this with Itou in order to set up Hijikata for demotion.
* VerbalTic: Often ends his sentences with ''-desu zee'' or ''-desaa'', which are polite ways for young men to assert their masculinity.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Everyone is under the impression that Hijikata and Okita are bitter rivals always looking for an opportunity to take the other's head, but in truth, they share a strong bond of friendship.
** It should be noted however that Sougo does hold Hijikata accountable for [[spoiler: Mitsuba's death]].
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Was originally going to be [[GenderFlip female]] so that the Shinsengumi would have [[TheSmurfettePrinciple at least one girl]]. Her basic design was reused for Otsu, and her "fighting with an umbrella" gimmick was given to Kagura.
* {{Yandere}}: At least some of his behavior towards Hijikata stems from his belief that Hijikata "stole" Kondo's attention from him. [[spoiler:In the Shinsengumi Discord arc, he calmly states that he's more than willing to backstab and kill anyone who gets too close to Kondo, because "the place at Kondo's side is ''mine''."]]

!!Sagaru Yamazaki

!!!!!!Voiced by: Tetsuharu Oota (JP), Clint Bickham (EN, movie)

A member of the Shinsengumi, he handles intelligence work, often serving as a spy. He's often seen with a badminton racquet (sometimes during sword training, when Hijikata's more likely to beat him up for it). Shinpachi and Yamazaki have a bit of a rivalry, being the more plain and generic guys on their respective teams, but they're good friends nonetheless.
* [[BewareTheQuietOnes Beware The Nondescript Ones]]: It's easy to overlook Yamazaki, but you have to remember that this guy tends to do all the reconnaissance missions for the Shinsengumi, usually alone. [[spoiler: Then there's him being the one behind all the paranoia in the Popularity Poll Arc.]] Oh, and then there's [[CrazyConsumption ANPAN SPARKIIING.]]
* ButtMonkey: He gets hurt a lot, especially by Hijikata. Also, despite his [[EnsembleDarkhorse popularity]], the author [[WordOfGod stated]] that Yamazaki will never be on the cover of any Gintama manga volume. [[spoiler:Notably, after being spared by Bansai during the Itou Arc, he spies on the Shinsengumi, thinking that they're holding a funeral for him. It turns out that the funeral is being held for Matsudaira's pet, with Yamazaki being treated as an afternote.]]
* CloudCuckooLander: After surviving an entire month only eating anpan...
* {{Homage}}: Aside from always carrying around his Badminton racquet, [[Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis he once cosplays as Ryoma while playing Badminton against Musashi.]] ''[[Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis Mada mada da ne]]'', indeed.
* EdibleAmmunition: ANPAN SPARKING!!!!
* TheNondescript: Aside from his Badminton, he's acknowledged in-universe as a very plain and generic guy. He uses this to his advantage against Shinpachi (himself another [[TheNondescript nondescript]]) during the [=OwEe=] arc, playing [[VulgarHumor pixellized vomit]] VideoGame/{{Tetris}} in such a boring and non-flashy manner that he made fewer mistakes. And he states that one of the reasons he's the best undercover agent of the Shinsengumi is because he is so [[TheNondescript easily overlooked]].
** And after [[spoiler: the new timeskip, aside from growing slightly longer hair as seen in the trailers, he's pretty much undistinguishable from his younger self.]]
* SanitySlippage: After eating Anpan for a month.
* SlasherSmile: Gets some absolutely deranged expressions during the [=OwEe=] battle against Shinpachi, including this.
* StalkerWithACrush: For Tama.
* StraightMan: At times.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Subverted, Yamazaki eats anpan with milk during stakeouts as an offering to the "stakeout god" even thought he [[DoesNotLikeSpam doesn't like anpan]]. However, after a whole month of anpan it takes [[CrazyConsumption its toll on his mind]]
* WeaponOfChoice: Though he's also a swordsman like the rest of the Shinsengumi, he sure likes holding onto that racquet.

!!Katakuriko Matsudaira

!!!!!!Voiced by: NorioWakamoto (JP), Kyle Jones (EN, movie)

An infrequently recurring character, he is the daimyo who acts as the direct superior to the Shinsengumi and reports to the Shogun. He's often regarded as a dangerous, paranoid nutcase who resorts to violence at the first sign of provocation and sees potential assassins everywhere around him. In addition, he is extremely protective of his daughter, Kuriko, often ordering the Shinsengumi to assist him in shadowing any dates she goes on.

Although appearing to be an unstable lunatic, he is highly devoted to his job. Unlike Kondo, he is unable to sympathize with the Shinsengumi on a personal basis as he is not in direct command of them, but he holds the safety and well-being of the country and its people in high priority.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassGrandpa
** BadassLongcoat
** BadassNormal
* BadBoss: He frequently threatens to shoot his subordinates in the face.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: A very quirky and nutty official who is actually competent at his job. Sometimes.
* ConspiracyTheorist: Believes that people who wear sunglasses are usually assassins, even though he himself wears them in addition to other abnormal things such as the idea that righteousness is what makes up 80% of old men and the police being not more than a branch of the mafia community.
* CoolOldGuy
* CoolShades
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass
* DaChief: Of Kondo and, through him, the whole Shinsengumi.
* DirtyOldMan: As if he weren't crazy enough, drinking often reduces him to this.
* DotingParent
* TheGunslinger: More prone to using firearms than a sword when he acts directly.
* OverprotectiveDad: So much so that he frequently orders the Shinsengumi to assassinate any of his daughter's suitors.
* PapaWolf: As the terrorists who kidnapped Kuriko soon found out.
* PermaStubble
* RedBaron: Known as the "God of Destruction" for his highly destructive solutions to any problem.
* SmokingIsCool: Though funnily enough he's one of the foremost enforcers of the smoking ban.
* TalkativeLoon: The fact that he's voiced by the [[PlayingAgainstType normally serious and cool]] NorioWakamoto makes it even weirder.
* TheTeamBenefactor: Sort of as he's the one keeping tabs on the Shinsengumi and reports their activities to the Shogun to make sure they don't stay out of line.
* TriggerHappy
* WaveMotionGun: His personal flying warship is equipped with one called the "Matsu-Blaster". Probably a major contributing factor as to why he's called the "God of Destruction".

[[folder:Four Heavenly Emperors]]
The Heavenly Emperors are the four leaders of Kabukicho. They are:


!!!!!!Voiced by: {{Kujira}} (JP), Shelley Calene-Black (EN, movie)

Gintoki's tough-as-nails landlady. "Otose" is just her alias, and her real name is Ayano Terada.

She owns a snack-bar and is usually helpful towards those in need. Up until the Kabukicho Arc, she mostly remained in the backgorund, often giving precious advice or taking in Tama, Catherine or [[spoiler: Hinowa's son]] temporarily.

Despite constant arguments over Gintoki's inability to pay his rent, she is confident in his defense of her. She is apparently one of the four "emperors" that rule the Kabuki District and has the personal title "Empress of the Kabuki District," mainly because of her good relationships and channels... and [[OneManArmy Gintoki]].
* {{Badass}}
** BadassGrandma
** BadassPacifist
* CoolOldLady
* [[spoiler:DisneyDeath: Jirochou stabs her in front of her husband's grave, presumably killing her, only for her to survive and it to be revealed as part of Jirochou's plan to keep her out of the eventual confrontation with Kada.]]
* [[spoiler:HerHeartWillGoOn]]: As is exposed during the Kabukicho arc.
* IWasQuiteALooker: [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/jirochu_otose_5698.jpg Yes she was]].
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Despite her often blunt attitude, she sincerely cares for the Yorozuya and her employees, Catherine and Tama (even though Catherine's very introduction into Gintama was trying to steal from Otose) , going as far as to call them her family. This kindness was more obvious when she was a young woman, as she secretly fed poor children food from her job (and got fired for it).
* [[{{Landlord}} Landlady]]: To Gintoki.
* NeverMessWithGranny: Her title "Empress of the Kabuki District" should tell you that this is one old lady you do not want to mess with.
* NonActionSnarker: Despite counting on the Yorozuya for her own protection, since she is just too old to really make an impression in a heated physical fight, she does gibe at them a lot.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname
* ParentalSubstitute: Functions as one for Gintoki, Catherine, Tama and, briefly, Seita.
* PetTheDog: Among other examples, she is shown many times ripping into Gintoki for not paying her each month's rent on time, yet she cuts him some slack a few times all the same.
* PluckyGirl: In her youth.
* {{Protectorate}}: Otose first met Gintoki while offering meat pies at her husband's grave. She let grubby-looking Gintoki eat them and for this favor, Gintoki promised to protect her until she joins her husband.
** [[spoiler:Earlier, Tatsugoro (Otose's husband) with his last words entrusts her safety to Jirochou.]]
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: '''This! Is! KABUKICHOU!!!'''
* [[spoiler: SkunkStripe: In the trailers of the latest film, she is seen sporting a double one with her otherwise unchanged self.]]
* SmokingIsCool
* UndyingLoyalty: Be it Gintoki himself, Catherine, Tama or pretty much anyone who knows her well, she inspires this due to her kind and caring self underneath her apparent toughness.
* WidowWoman

!!Tokumori Saigou

!!!!!!Voiced by: HisaoEgawa

A former member of the Anti-Foreigner Faction. Since his wife's death he has done everything he could to be both a father and a mother to his son. He is the also the owner of an okama cabaret bar, and most of the crossdressers are formerly of the Faction as well. In his first appearance he tried to transform Gintoki and Katsura into crossdressers as well until they helped him out.
* [[AFatherToHisMen A Mother To Hir Women]]: And hir son.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassNormal
* BareFistedMonk
* BattleStrip: Always discards his kimono before he goes into battle.
* BerserkButton: Do ''not'' call him or any of his "girls" freaks if you don't want to be curb stomped and forced to be a crossdresser at his club.
* TheBigGuy
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower
* {{Crossdresser}}: Duh.
** WholesomeCrossdresser
* DropTheHammer: Wields a massive one in the attack on Otose's snack-bar.
* MachoCamp
* OldSoldier: A renowned veteran of the Joi War.
* OneManArmy
* PapaWolf / MamaBear: '''Dont''' put a finger on Teruhiko if you want to live.
** Slight subversion in that by doing so, [[spoiler: Kada forced Saigou to attack the Yorozuya even though he and his faction doesn't really want to. Of course, once the Yorozuya rescue him...]]
* PermaStubble: In case he wasn't obvious enough already.
* RedBaron: ''White Loincloth Saigou'' as a member of the Anti-Foreigner faction and ''Fearsome God Mademoiselle Saigou'' as an okama.
* ShirtlessScene: Many times.
* UnderwearOfPower[=/=]{{Fundoshi}}: Often strips all his garments save for his fundoshi when he goes to battle.
* YouHave48Hours: What he says to Catherine, Tama, Shinpachi and Kagura during the Four Devas arc. After that, he was to destroy the Yorozuya's home [[spoiler: as Kada instructed him to, having kidnapped his son]].


!!!!!!Voiced by: MikiItou

Also known as "Kujakuhime" ("Princess Peacock"), she is an Amanto who operates most of the gambling outfits in Kabukicho.

Manipulative, vain and highly territorial, she runs her casino with an iron fist and isn't very close to the other "Emperors" of Kabukichou. [[spoiler: During the Kabukicho arc, it is revealed that she is actually linked to the SpacePirates known as Harusame and that her intentions are far from benevolent]].
* AbsurdlyHighStakesGame: If you dare to cheat in her casino, only luck, literally, will save you from death.
* [[spoiler:ArchEnemy: She is Jirochou's.]]
* [[spoiler:ArcVillain]]: [[spoiler:Of the Four Devas arc.]]
** [[spoiler:NonActionBigBad]]: [[spoiler:Doesn't fight herself, relying entirely on her army of EliteMooks. The one time she tries to fight, she gets knocked out.]]
* TheBaroness: A sexpot type. She's very good-looking but rather domineering despite her delicate appearance.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Subverted and defied. [[spoiler: Despite her dainty looks and attitude, she is a very rare case of an [[TheEvilPrince evil]], [[ManipulativeBitch manipulative]] and power-hungry princess.]]
* [[spoiler:EvilAllAlong]]: Revealed to be this in [[spoiler: the Kabukicho arc.]]
* [[spoiler: FateWorseThanDeath:]] See below.
* FemmeFatale: Subverted. Despite speaking in a very suggestive tone and her sultry attitude, she makes it clear from the get-go that she means business and that she has no intention of seducing anyone.
** FemmeFatalons
* GlassCannon: [[spoiler:At the end of the 4 devas arc, she is confronted by Pirako and threatens to kill her herself but all it takes to knock her out is a slight jab at the nape from Gintoki.]]
* [[spoiler:GoMadFromTheIsolation]]: She becomes this [[spoiler: after the [[SpacePirates Harusame]] enclose her for stealing and]] using their money.
* HiddenWeapons: Her fan's spokes end with razor-sharp blades that she can activate at will, [[spoiler: but she never gets to use it]].
* ManipulativeBitch
* NoblewomansLaugh: She even has a fan!
* {{Ojou}}
* PeacockGirl: Not literally but close enough.
* [[spoiler:PirateGirl: She reveals herself being one of the highest ranking agents of the SpacePirates known as Harusame.]]
* PointyEars
* ProfessionalGambler
* SmugSnake
* [[spoiler: WeWillMeetAgain]]: Says this to Gintoki and Jirochou at the end of the Kabukichou arc. [[spoiler: They do meet again in the same episode, while all the other emperors are recovering from the huge Kabukichou fight, and this time she loses for good]].
* WomanInWhite
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!!Jirochou Doromizu
!!!!!!Voiced by: Takayuki Sugou

The last Emperor of Kabukichou to be revealed in the series. A former member of the Anti-Foreigner Faction, currently a yakuza. [[spoiler:Grew up with Otose and ended up befriending her future husband. Due to the fact that he also loved her, he backed down, allowing Otose to marry his best friend. When Otose's husband died protecting Jirochou from a bullet, Jirochou took it upon himself to protect Kabukicho.]]
* AFatherToHisMen: According to Katsuo, who mentions how he and other members of Jirochou's faction were the outcasts of society before Jirochou took them in.
* AffablyEvil: [[spoiler: He really just ''seems'' evil.]]
* AmbiguouslyBrown
** DarkSkinnedBlond
* [[spoiler:AntiHero]]: [[spoiler:A vigilante in his youth, and one of the big reasons why Kabukicho hasn't been taken over by Harusame over the years as an adult.]]
* [[spoiler:ArchEnemy: He is Kada's.]]
* {{Badass}}: He is probably one of the strongest humans in the series.
** BadassGrandpa
** BadassLongRobe
** BadassNormal
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: [[spoiler:During his fight with Gintoki, Jirochou ''punched'' Gintoki so hard that he flew through a row of tombstones, crashing hard into a stone wall.]]
* CoveredWithScars
* DefeatEqualsFriendship: This was how he and Tatsugoro became friends.
* [[spoiler:DisappearedDad]]: [[spoiler:''He'' is the DisappearedDad to Pirako, having left her and her mother to protect Kabukicho from the shadows.]]
* [[spoiler:EnemyMine: He and Gintoki unite to take on Kada's EliteMooks together before they settle the score between each other with a SingleStrokeBattle.]]
* EvilCounterpart: He's essentially a much older, less lazy, and evil version of Gintoki. [[spoiler:Which then gets subverted when it turns out he was GoodAllAlong.]]
* TheFaceless: For a while, before his proper appearance in the Four Devas arc.
* [[spoiler:GoodAllAlong]]: [[spoiler:The biggest reason Kada (and, by proxy, the Harusame) hasn't taken over Kabukicho yet is because of the influence his faction has had all along.]]
* [[spoiler:GoodIsNotNice]]
* GrumpyOldMan
* IaijutsuPractitioner
* IWasQuiteALooker: He was indeed [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/jirochu_otose_5698.jpg very attractive in his prime]]. And yes, [[spoiler:that's Otose in the middle.]]
* [[spoiler: JerkWithAHeartOfGold]]: Although it ''really'' isn't obvious at first.
* [[spoiler:LoveMakesYouEvil]]: [[spoiler:Something like that, [[GoodAllAlong at least at first glance]].]]
* NotSoDifferent: From Gintoki.
* OldMaster
* OldSoldier: A renowned veteran of the Joi War.
* OneManArmy
* [[spoiler:PapaWolf]]
* [[spoiler:PassingTheTorch]]: To Katsuo.
* SmokingIsCool
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend
* [[spoiler:WellIntentionedExtremist]]
* [[spoiler:WhenYouComingHomeDad]]: [[spoiler:Tragically distant from his daughter for most of her life, due to his promise to protect Kabukicho. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Thankfully not the case by the end of the Four Devas arc.]]]]
* {{Yakuza}}
Months after [[spoiler:Jirocho's retirement and Kada's "disappearance"]] they are replaced by [[spoiler:Gintoki Sakata for Otose, Agou Kenou for Saigou, Tae Shimura for Kada, and Katsuo Kurogama for Jirochou]]. It's as whacky and awesome as you might guess.

[[folder:Residents of Kabukicho]]

!!Tae Shimura

!!!!!!Voiced by: SatsukiYukino (JP), Shelley Calene-Black (EN, movie)

Shinpachi's violent and unhinged older sister. She runs the Kakidōkan Dojo, the family dojo, with her brother, working part-time as a bar hostess to pay for the upkeep.

She is usually addressed as "Otae", although Kagura always addresses her as ''anego'' ("big sister" in Japanese informal speech), and the Shinsengumi call her ''nee-san'' ("big sister" in Japanese formal speech), which the usual honorific used to refer to a samurai leader's consort.

Despite her sweet face and cheerful demeanor, she is one of the most brutal characters in the show. She often delivers sound thrashings to Isao Kondo and Gintoki, or well, anyone else, whenever they anger her.
* ActionGirl: Not an active one, but woe to anyone who stand in her way when she does takes action.
* ACupAngst: [[spoiler:Especially shown when all the men turned AttractiveBentGender and had larger busts then her.]]
* AmbiguouslyBi: During the Yagyu arc Tae knows that Kyuubei is a woman, but still almost goes through with the forced marrige. Afterwards, in later arcs the two get alot of ShipTease, but Tae treats Kyuubei like a best friend, despite knowing that Kyuubei is in love with her. At the same time, there's the occasional brief hint she might be attracted to Gintoki, and Tae's first love is later on revealed to be [[spoiler:Obi Hajime, a man who used to be a coach for the dojo.]] During the GenderSwap arc [[spoiler:Tae is flustered by the things Kyuubei says to her, but wonders if its because Kyuubei is, at the time, a man.]]
* ArmorPiercingSlap: On those rare occasions she's being nice.
** MegaTonPunch: For stalker gorillas and other undesirables.
* BastardGirlfriend: How Kondo sees her.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: A variation. She isn't exactly malevolent but she does put a front of kindness and sweetness to hide her much less pleasant real self.
* BladeOnAStick: Her WeaponOfChoice. Mostly utilized for threatening the likes of Gintoki and Kondo.
* CoolBigSis
* CuteAndPsycho: Otae can be somewhat {{Tsundere}}, but she also flies into a crazy, violent rage at the slightest disturbance while still acting the sweet older sister. (Add the fact that she shares a voice actress with Shmion of ''VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi'', and well...)
* DissonantSerenity
* DoesNotLikeMen: A subtle one. But she clearly has no interest in men whatsoever, despite being courted by many handsome or high-status guys (including Kondou), and only seems ''genuinely'' well-disposed towards like-minded females such as Kagura.
* HairTriggerTemper
* HeirToTheDojo: Together with Shinpachi.
* InseriesNickname: Otae, which is simply adding the prefix "O" to her name, which is a respectful way to address a woman.
* IntertwinedFingers: This staple of the YuriGenre is used between her and Yagyu. Which seems to speak for itself.
* LethalChef: Shinpachi even suggests that his bad eyesight is from eating too much of her cooking.
** ...and it's been shown to cause amnesia. Lethal, indeed.
** Gengai calls it some undiscovered foreign substance.
* NaginatasAreFeminine
* PerpetualSmiler: Always smiling and welcoming, even when she's about to [[DissonantSerenity fly into a violent rage.]]
** SlasherSmile: Tends to evolve into this.
** StepfordSmiler: Viewed in-story as this by Shinpachi and Kyuubei.
* {{Tsundere}}: Mainly Type B, but her violent side's easy to trigger due to her temper.
* YamatoNadeshiko: Subverted. She has many characteristics and attributes, including the (apparent) prim attitude and the naginata, but her true self is anything but this since she can hardly cook and is very violent otherwise.

!!Taizo "Madao" Hasegawa

!!!!!!Voiced by: FumihikoTachiki (JP), ChrisAyres (EN, movie)

A close acquaintance of the Yorozuya Gin, introduced as an official working for the Bakufu. After an incident with Amanto dignitary Prince Hata, whom he was assigned to serve and protect, he fled. He has consequently become homeless, jobless, and a heavy drinker and survives pretty much the same way Gintoki and his pals do: doing pretty much anything he can get paid for.

He is often referred to as "Madao," which stands for "totally useless middle-aged man" in Japanese. In the English translation, it's "dork", which stands for "dumb old retarded kook."
* ActorAllusion: Assumes the [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Gendo]] [[ClaspYourHandsIfYouDeceive pose]] in the Kagura "replacement" episode.
** In the parody of the final episode of ''Evangelion'', he appears with his wife [[spoiler:in the same way as with Gendo and his deceased wife]].
** During the [[VideoGame/MonsterHunter Mon-Hun]] EyeCatch his silhouette is shaped like [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Kenpachi]]
* ActionSurvivor: One of the least action-oriented males of the series, yet still capable of coming out on top in dangerous situations.
* AlmightyJanitor: Subverted. Despite having bouts of HiddenDepths, his epiphanies and reflective speeches are often ignored by everyone.
* ButtMonkey: Things keep getting worse and worse for him. (If it helps any, he's most definitely not the only ButtMonkey among the cast.)
** ChewToy
* CoolLoser: Despite being called out on his inability to crawl out of his homelessness, he is still part of the Yorozuya's entourage and they consider him a friend.
* CoolShades: Parodied. Although he starts off as a high-ranking official in the government, he becomes less cool and far more loserly as the series goes on. On the other hand, they sorta invoke the image of [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Gendo Ikari]], whom FumihikoTachiki also voices.
** In a hilarious demonstration, during the Ryugu palace arc, he is shown to have the fighting power of something around 600K (K for ''kelp,'' and regular humans possessing roughly 360 times K, Shinpachi had 364). That is, until he drops his sunglasses and it's revealed that device was reading data from said sunglasses and his actual fighting power was a mere 1K, i.e. on the same level as kelp. ''"It's true, Madao is nothing more than a pair of sunglasses."''
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Who would've though a laid-back, easy-going homeless guy would hold such a fierce streak in times of need?
* EmbarrassingNickname: Madao.
* {{Hobos}}: A rather benevolent and dignified one.
* JerkassFacade: At one point, puts one on in order to [[spoiler: dissuade a caring family from taking him in.]]
* PerpetualPoverty: After his redundancy.
* RunningGag: His nickname, Madao.
* SmokingIsCool: Not that it makes ''him'' any less of a loser, though...
* TheTramp: Rather than a member of the CrazyHomelessPeople since he is much more sympathetic and much less slovenly than your average bum.


!!!!!!Voiced by: Yuu Sugimoto (JP), LuciChristian (EN, movie)

A middle-aged cat-eared Amanto whom Otose takes in. She [[ReformedCriminal used to be a]] [[IncrediblyLamePun cat-burglar]] and eventually got framed for larceny by Gintoki and his pals after trying to steal from them.

[[DeadpanSnarker Sharp-tongued and rather unpleasant]], she often gets called out on her "lack of manners" by Otose and often gets into fights with Kagura. However, [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold she can be genuinely helpful and kind when she wants to]]. Especially remarkable for her strange accent and her [[AccentUponTheWrongSyllable uneven accentuation when she speaks]].
* AccentUponTheWrongSyllable: To the point wher Otose remarks when she actually gets it right.
* AliensSpeakingEnglish: Probably explains why her accent is so weird, even in Japanese.
* ButterFace: She has a very nice body but her face is... plain to say the least.
* CatGirl: Yeah. But she isn't cute at all.
* CatsAreMean: The least you can say about her is that she's... bitchy.
* ChristmasCake: The reason why she looks different than most other female characters might be due to her being an older woman. She's also a spinster, as everyone is quick to point out.
* ClassyCatBurglar: Subverted. She has the outfit but certainly not the class.
* DeadpanSnarker
* GenericCuteness: Averted.
* ReformedCriminal: She used to be a thief.
* SmokingIsCool
* UndyingLoyalty: Despite everything, she's extremely devoted to Otose for having given her a second chance at life.


!!!!!!Voiced by: OmiMinami

Tama is a female android found as a disembodied robot head in a trash can one night by Gintoki and Kagura. She was named by Kagura, who was obsessed with eating egg on rice at the time. She seems to have some rather strange main functions, such as acting as an interactive interface for a DragonQuest game.

Tama was originally a robot servant created by Dr. Hayashi to provide his sickly daughter with a companion. [[spoiler: Hayashi tried to implant the personality of his daughter, Fuyo, into Tama, but the experiment killed his daughter in the process. He gradually became wracked by grief and his intentions became more and more selfishly twisted after the event.]] Tama came to possess the element known as the "Seed", and is therefore capable of human emotion in addition to [[spoiler: retaining some of Fuyo's personality.]]

After the events of the Android arc (in which she was introduced), Tama was fully reconstructed and has since been employed at Otose's snack house where she is always seen working alongside Otose and Catherine.
* ADayInTheLimelight: Once with Gintoki.
* [[BrokenBird Broken Android]]: [[spoiler: She was used for Hayashi's experiment even as it became more and more distorted.]]
* FantasticVoyagePlot: The subject of this when she comes down with an unknown virus.
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice: The end of the Android arc.]]
* {{Homage}}: She's a walking DragonQuest reference and even has an [[FantasticVoyagePlot entire arc]] centered around this particular quirk.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: A flamethrower... mop?
** BroomStickQuarterstaff
* {{Keigo}}
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Both when she is first discovered and [[spoiler: after the Android arc comes to a close.]]
** Inverted [[spoiler:in the Kintama arc where she and Sadaharu are the only ones who remember Gintoki]].
* LosingYourHead: The state she is initially found in and consequently named (as an egg-cracking device nonetheless).
* ReplacementGoldfish: The entire point of the Fuyo Project was for [[spoiler: Hayashi to implant his dying daughter's personality into a robot host. It ends in disaster.]]
* RetroGaming: She comes across a virus that, among other things, reduces her to an 8-bit sprite.
* [[RobotGirl Robot]] {{Meido}} / RobotMaid
* SpockSpeak: It's either this or an incessant barrage of DragonQuest menu options asking for player input.
* TearsFromAStone: A result of carrying "the Seed."
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]

!!Gengai Hiraga

!!!!!!Voiced by: TakeshiAono

A crazy inventor who can repair ''any'' kind of machine. He is often concerned about his son who he often wishes to have raised better.

He is the one to put Tama back together and helped a lot in taking down the army of robot-maids.
* ADayInTheLimelight: During the Tama arc.
* {{Badass}}: Especially in the Tama arc.
** BadassBeard
** BadassGrandpa
* BaldOfAwesome: Except for that little bit of hair on the back of his head.
* CloudCuckooLander
* CoolOldGuy
* DeathSeeker: Takasugi manages to prod him into trying to kill the Shogun to avenge his son, but he admits to Gintoki he never had any intention of succeeding. He is ultimately talked out of it.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: In a freaking tank.
* TheEngineer
* GadgeteerGenius: He builds and maintains almost anything. Even weapons! [[spoiler:What do you mean you modified Lake Toya to squirt soy sauce!?]]
* GogglesDoNothing: Inverted. In his case, they do serve a purpose.
* GoodScarsEvilScars
* MadScientist: The rare benevolent kind.
* MrFixit
* OutlivingOnesOffspring: Had the great misfortune of having to witness his son's [[DecapitationPresentation decapitated head being presented in public]] during the Joi war.
* TankGoodness: Drives one.

!!Musashi[[spoiler:/Matsugoro Nishiki]]

!!!!!!Voiced by: Kouichi Sakaguchi

A recurring minor character, an old homeless man usually seen with Hasegawa. His name actually isn't Musashi, but it's what he is listed as in the credits.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* CrazyHomelessPeople: Much straighter example than Hasegawa.
* DirtyOldMan: Hits on Tsukuyo when she comes by to ask about one of Suzuran's former customers.
* {{Hobos}}: Like Hasegawa.
* [[spoiler:[[LukeIAmYourFather Ikumatsu, I Am Your Father]]]]: Though he didn't know it himself.
* [[spoiler:LaserGuidedAmnesia]]: [[spoiler:Suffers from severe memory impairment, which has caused him to forget all about his family and identity.]]
* NerdGlasses

!!Katsuo Kurogoma

!!!!!!Voiced by: Katashi Ishizuka

An infrequently recurring character and one of the higher-ranking members of Dobunezemi, Jirochou's organization. An on-again-off again antagonist.
* AffablyEvil: Though antagonistic would probably be a better fit.
* AlliterativeName
* {{Badass}}: He is one of the most feared men in Kabukichou for a reason, despite his unfortunate encounters with the Yorozuya, and he certainly proves himself a competent fighter when he gets the chance.
** BadassLongRobe
** BadassNormal
* BeleagueredAssistant: Of Jirochou as is implied many times in his first appearances.
* CharacterTic: He has a habit of smoothing his hair back.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Smashes alien {{Ninja}}s through roofs and walls with nothing but sheer physical strength.
* GoodOldFisticuffs: Nothing like beating armed alien {{Ninja}}s with just your bare hands.
* GoodScarsEvilScars
* GracefulLoser: Takes his first loss at Gintoki's hands pretty well and backs off when he realizes it's more trouble than worth.
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain
* OralFixationFixation
* PetTheDog: Has an adorable dog that he loves and pampers.
* RankUp: [[spoiler: As noted above, he takes the place of Jirochou as one of the new Four Heavenly Emperors of Kabukichou after his former boss leaves town with his daughter.]]
* ScarfOfAsskicking
* StraightMan: [[spoiler:Plays the role among the new Four Heavenly Emperors, all of whom seem determined to drive him nuts with their crazy ideas.]]
* {{Yakuza}}

!!Kyoushiro Honjou

!!!!!!Voiced by: Atsushi Kisaichi

The owner and frontman of the #1 host club, Takamagahara. Occasionally visits Gintoki and company for help.
* BeautifulAllAlong: Subverted. He was ridiculously ugly until the plastic surgery...
* {{Bishounen}}: Probably has the most BishieSparkle scenes of all the characters.
* TheCharmer: Well, it is his job.
* {{Gonk}}: Before plastic surgery.
* HostClub
* IKnowKungFu: "Blade of the Male Escort!" It's super-effective against ''transvestites''. (To be fair, they ''were'' lining up to be slain)...
* RealMenWearPink
* SharpDressedMan: His outfit is considered typical of pimps by the standards of Japanese culture.

!!Tetsuko Murata

!!!!!!Voiced by: Keiko Nemoto (JP), Creator/BrittneyKarbowski (EN, movie)

Tetsuko is a swordsmith in Kabukicho. She is the daughter of renowned swordsmith Jintetsu Murata and Tetsuya's younger sister. She helped Gintoki Sakata and the Yorozuya during the Benizakura arc.
* ActionGirl
* TheBlacksmith
* DropTheHammer
* ShyBlueHairedGirl: Initially, though she seems to have grown out of it by the Four Devas arc.

!!Tetsuya Murata

!!!!!!Voiced by: Takeharu Onishi (JP), JohnSwasey (EN, movie)

Like Tetsuko, Tetsuya is a swordsmith in Kabukicho. He is the son of renowned swordsmith Jintetsu Murata and Tetsuko's older brother. [[spoiler:He forged Benizakura for Takasugi in an attempt to make the ultimate sword.]]
* TheBlacksmith
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice]]
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* NoIndoorVoice
* [[spoiler:RedemptionEqualsDeath]]
* [[spoiler:TakingTheBullet]]: [[spoiler:Pushes Tetsuko out of the way when the Benizakura-possessed Nizo attacks her and dies as a result.]]



!!Kotarou Katsura

!!!!!!Voiced by: AkiraIshida (JP), IllichGuardiola (EN, movie)

A former comrade of Gintoki during the Joi war. Even after the Amanto take-over of Japan, Katsura continues to resist the Amanto, and has amassed a band of followers known as the ''Anti-Foreigner Faction'', which is in continuous, direct conflict with the Shinsengumi.

Although his initial methods were more violent in nature, Katsura has since come to believe that there are people important to him in Edo, and decides that he no longer wants to destroy the country. He and his faction now seek a way to bring about change without causing needless bloodshed.

Since he is a wanted man, Katsura is often seen wearing disguises (which are always completely ineffectual). Katsura sometimes works odd jobs to raise money for his terrorist activities and is often seen trying to coerce Gintoki into assisting him with his eccentric endeavors. He is always accompanied by his pet, Elizabeth, whom he cares deeply for. Gintoki often calls him "Zura," to which he will typically respond with "Not Zura, it's Katsura."
* AlliterativeName
* AttractiveBentGender: Invoked as Zurako when he is forced to go undercover with Gintoki.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassLongRobe
** BadassNormal
** CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: A highly capable and lethal warrior, on par with Gintoki, completely obscured by the fact that he is always seen with a giant duck by his side. His strength is such that during the Benizakura arc, Gintoki tells Nizo that "there's no way in hell Zura would lose to him."
* {{Bishonen}}: Comes with his [[AkiraIshida voice actor.]]
* [[BombThrowingAnarchists Bomb Throwing Anarchist]]: At least initially. His [[CartoonBomb Cartoon Bombs]] are still indicative of his scatterbrained nature.
* [[BunnyEarsLawyer Bunny Ears Terrorist]]: His actions and reasoning are often incredibly eccentric and strange but he's displayed a shocking amount of competence in managing to evade the Shinsengumi day-after-day. Need I also point out that he fought side-by-side with Gintoki during the Joi war?
* CatchPhrase: "Zura ja nai, Katsura da!"
** Along with the myriad variations such as: [[spoiler:"I'm not Zura, I'm Captain Katsura.", "It's not disgusting, it's Elizabeth.", "I'm not a monk, I'm Katsura.", "I'm not Zura, I'm Zurako", "I'm not Fruit Punch Samurai, I'm Katsura.", "I'm not Zura, I'm a pine tree.", "I'm not Mr. K., I'm Katsura.", "I'm not K_tsura, I'm Katsura.", "It's not rap, it's Katsu-rap, ''yo''!", "I'm not Mario, I'm Katsuó.", "I'm not Zura, I'm Katsuo." Episode 176 has an incomplete list of this.]]
** Now that he believes his role has been taken over by Kyuubei, his new catch phrase is "I am/was on standby the entire time."
* CloudCuckooLander: He thought that Gintoki could hide from some ronin in an empty tin can, keeps Elizabeth as a partner without so much as a single question (completely ignoring the fact that it's just a guy in a costume[[hottip:*:and when a similar-looking person switches places he doesnt notices at all]]), and fends off attackers using [[spoiler: poisoned]] fried rice and curry as a weapon. Heck, when he had a Newtype reaction, he can only say completely nonsensical things!
** Here's a ''really'' extreme example: he once went out for a pleasant bicycle ride... through a safari park during the Popularity Poll arc, just because he wanted to see the animals' paws up close--while everyone that has a lower ranking than him wants to kill him.
* [[CosplayOtakuGirl Cosplay Otaku Terrorist]]: He's so single-mindedly incompetent at disguising himself that it might just be something he does for fun.
-->''"He likes his pet alright, but he '''loves''' his costume, uh-huh"'' as Kagura put it once when he showed up in {{Captain Harlock}} cosplay for the second time. Live on television, no less. Using Captain Katsuura as his alias.
* TheComicallySerious: Subverted because we see him doing something utterly stupid or weird more times than we see him be serious, but he remains perfectly serious during all of his appearances.
** Lampshaded during the Popularity Poll arc, where he challenges Hijikata and Kyubei ([[DistaffCounterpart Kyubei especially]]) for having the same character type as him, claiming that ThereCanBeOnlyOne.
* {{Crossdresser}}: He has a crossdressing "persona" named ''[[MyNameIsNotDurwood Zura]]''ko.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Together with Gintoki and Takasugi, he lost a war, probably countless comrades and more importantly his teacher. [[spoiler: Considering how the Bafuku killed Shoyo-sensei and [[DecapitationPresentation how he found out about it]], it is a miracle that Zura is not batshit insane like Takasugi.]]
* EveryoneHasStandards: [[spoiler:He may want to kill the Shogun, but he will not do it when the Shogun is naked and has his dick out aiming at him. In fact he insist Kondo protect him!]]
* [[spoiler:EyepatchOfPower: As of the 2nd movie's artwork, Katsura seems to have taken Takasugi's role in the future since he smokes his pipe and is also missing an eye now. His blue kimono is now a purple one, similar to that of Takasugi, without the butterfly motif.]]
* {{Flanderization}}: In his first appearance, he's at least reasonably competent, dangerous, and aware of the world around him, if a bit prone to idealistic ranting. After the debut of Elizabeth, he's a silly CloudCuckooLander with the naive idealist traits turned UpToEleven. [[TropesAreNotBad He's considerably funnier this way.]]
* HistoricalDomainCharacter: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katsura_Kogoro Katsura Kogoro]], later known as Kido Takayoshi.
** HistoricalInJoke: A lot of his characterisation is based on his nickname "Running Katsura", as he lived a lot longer than most rebels by virtue of clever disguises and running away when he needed to. In one chapter he hides from the Shinsengumi with a ramen shopkeeper named Ikumatsu, and falls in love with her. The real-life Katsura met his ''wife'', Ikumatsu, while in hiding from his enemies.
* InsaneTrollLogic: Just look at the exam he wrote...
* LikesOlderWomen: Has a thing for married women and widows, according to Gintoki. There was also the incident with Ikumatsu... Which Gintoki teases him for much later on in the manga.
-->'''Gintoki''': ''"Zura, might you have [=******=] with Ikumatsu?"''
* LongHairedPrettyBoy
* LovableCoward: He ''can'' fight, but he will run away from losing battles, as indicated by an early flashback in which he tries to persuade Gin to do the same. (See HistoricalInJoke above.)
* MasterOfDisguise: Or so he thinks.
* MyNameIsNotDurwood: [[CatchPhrase Zura ja nai, Katsura daaa!]]
* NiceHat: Wears a large one when walking about town.
* PaperThinDisguise: Whether he dresses up as a priest, as Captain Katsura ([[Manga/{{Naruto}} Dattebayo/Believe it!]]), or as [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Katsuo]], almost nobody (excluding Gintoki & co.) ever seems to recognize him, despite baring his unaltered face in plain sight. A lot of times, he doesn't even bother going for secrecy:
-->''After accidentally stepping on a kid's toy, disguised as a priest.''
-->'''Kid''': ''"Hey, smelly priest!"''
-->'''Katsura''': ''"[[CompletelyMissingThePoint I'm not a smelly priest]], [[MyNameIsNotDurwood I'm Katsura]]."''
** Moreover, when he's interviewed by Hanano, he's ''outraged'' with the network altering his voice, obscuring his face with a mosaic, and using an alias instead of his real name. Instead, he has them stop, using only a pair of gag glasses as a disguise, and he even takes those off just to eat some ramen.
* RedBaron: It's probably a good idea to not take someone with the nickname "Young Noble of Terror" lightly.
* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend: Freaks out and denies having done the deed when Gintoki asks him about him and Ikumatsu.
* ShowerScene: [[FanDisservice While talking about how he sometimes likes to take a whizz in the shower.]]
* SnarkBall: Has his moments.
* TraumaticHaircut: [[spoiler:In the Benizakura arc. It's grown back the next time we see him.]]


!!!!!!Voiced by: Shinji Takamatsu, TohruFuruya (in Episodes 234 & 235) (JP), Andrew Love (EN, movie)

Katsura's right hand... [[BuffySpeak duck/penguin-costume-guy-thingy]]. Originally a present from Sakamoto, Elizabeth hangs around with Katsura, who doesn't even think twice about treating it like a dear friend (and not some person in a costume). It almost never talks, preferring to communicate with signboards (which it uses as weapons, whenever necessary). [[spoiler:Real name is General Eren, and belongs to the mercenary race of Renho.]][[spoiler:Or not, as there are (at least) two Elizabeths; General Eren is apparently a temp who fills in on Mondays.]]
* AuthorAvatar: It has been revealed that underneath the costume is the director, although this is obviously a gag exclusive to the anime adaptation.
* {{BFG}}: Sometimes uses a bazooka.
* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins: Or ducks... or whatever Elizabeth is supposed to be.
* {{Homage}}: Elizabeth seems to like dressing up as a reference to Manga/{{Golgo13}}, [[spoiler:while Eren is a complete shout out to Amuro Ray. Heck, they even pilot the same Franchise/{{Gundam}} and are voiced by the same person.]]
* TheLancer: To Katsura.
* PaperThinDisguise: Elizabeth's appearance already seems like a costume, but look at Elizabeth when it's running, and you'll see flippers being worn by hairy legs. More obviously, when its mouth is open, you can see either glowing eyes or a man (the director).
* PluckyComicRelief
* TheQuietOne: It talks once in a while (emphasis on while), but usually, it just communicates through instant signboards.
* TalkingWithSigns
* WeaponOfChoice: Those signboards. Well, that, or the [[{{BFG}} bazooka]].

!!Tatsuma Sakamoto

!!!!!!Voiced by: ShinichiroMiki (JP), ChrisAyres (EN)

A former comrade of Gintoki during the Joi war. He is perpetually cheerful and upbeat even in the most dire of situations. Despite his goofy nature, Sakamoto is actually a successful businessman and pilot with a private, well-equipped defensive business fleet, the Kaientai. Sakamoto's goal is to use trade to improve relations and negotiations between Earth and the Amanto in order to bring about freedom in a peaceful manner.
* {{Badass}}: He fought alongside Gintoki and Katsura during the war but he gets bonus points during the Renho Arc, where he [[spoiler:gets most of the Renhos to join their side by ''working out a business deal'']]. Ah hah hah hah.
** BadassLongcoat
** BadassNormal
** CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Remember that he did fight with Gintoki against the Amanto, just like Takasugi and Katsura. He also was able to build up a big multi-planet company, the Kaientai.
* BringMyRedJacket
* BunnyEarsLawyer
* ChivalrousPervert: A goofy variation of this.
* CoolShades
* CloudCuckooLander
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Despite his incessant laughter, Sakamoto actually suffered a lot from losing most of his friends during the Joi War. This is what motivated him to leave Earth and start a new life as a businessman.
* TheFool
* GeniusDitz
* TheGunslinger: Now prefers a pistol to the sword he used to wield during the Joi war. Definitely a shout-out to the historical Ryōma Sakamoto, who was also a master swordsman and entrepreneurial genius.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: When they were younger, he said that he was only willing to try flying because [[HoYay he knew Gin was waiting for him on the ground]]. Gin is impatient with him in the present day, but both are willing to risk their lives for the other.
* TheHyena: AHAHAHA!!
* {{Keet}}: A rare grown-up example.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: All the goddamn time.
* OneHeadTaller: With Mutsu. So far, a non-romantic example.
* ThePollyanna: RareMaleExample. He can somehow find an optimistic explanation for waking up to being ''eaten'' by a giant dog.
--> ''"(...) Must've sweated while I was asleep too. Eh? Why's everything going red? ...Oh yeah...I was drinking tomato juice."''
--> ''"Look, there's a limit to positive thinking, okay?!"''
* RunningGag: Always refers to Gintoki as "Kintoki", which replaces the "silver" kanji with "gold" kanji. Much to Gintoki's annoyance.
* StrangeMindsThinkAlike: Seeing as he was the one who gave Elizabeth to [[CloudCuckooLander Katsura]] as a gift, it's probably safe to assume that these two are the ''only'' ones who operate on the same wavelength.
* TechnicalPacifist: He doesn't like pointless battles and will try anything to resolve conflicts without violence. But if you challenge him, all bets are off.
* UrbanLegendLoveLife: There's a brief mention that he can "only handle Earth women" in the manga, but we never actually see any evidence one way or another.
* VerbalTic: Ends many of his sentences with the suffix "-o" which is an informal way of emphasizing the whole sentence.
* WideEyedIdealist: Believes there is a way to bring about peace in a non-violent manner whereas Gintoki has succumbed to indifference and both Katsura (initially) and Takasugi have resorted to terrorism to bring about change.


!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/AkenoWatanabe

Sakamoto's serious, down-to-earth second-in-command, and the real leader behind the Kaientai.

[[TheReliableOne Competent and reliable]], Tatsuma usually leaves her in charge of everything while he's away... which is 90% of the time. A RunningGag in the series is her trying to find him.
* ActionGirl
* {{Badass}}: Not evident until late in the series but [[spoiler:during the Renho invasion arc, she proves herself the very competent captain of her own battle spaceship.]]
* BeleagueredAssistant: Played straight and subverted. While she ''is'' Sakamoto's assistant, this only applies when he's aboard his ship. When he isn't she's the one in charge.
** NumberTwo
* {{Bifauxnen}}
* TheComicallySerious
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* DeadpanSnarker
* EmotionlessGirl: You can count on one hand the times Mutsu actually cracks a smile or lets go of her perpetual poker face.
* TheGunslinger
* HypercompetentSidekick
* TheLancer
** TheReliableOne: To Tatsuma. She always backs him up during his dealings and transactions or when they're fighting.
* MiserAdvisor: She once tricks Gintoki into getting less pay for a job--that is, finding her boss.
* NiceHat: Only takes it off when invited at somebody's home.
* SatelliteCharacter: She only ever appears when Tatsuma is around and has little plot significance other than being his sidekick.
* TheStoic: Not an IceQueen though. Just serious.
* TheWomanBehindTheMan: She pretty much runs everything concerning the business of Sakamoto.
* WomenAreWiser: A variation. She isn't more moral than Sakamoto. Just more realistic and practical.

!!Ayame Sarutobi

!!!!!!Voiced by: YuuKobayashi (JP), Carli Mosier (EN, movie)

A female ninja and member of the Oniwabanshū nicknamed ''Sa-chan.'' She meets Gintoki when she falls through his roof during a failed mission and has since become infatuated with him, much to his chagrin. Her feelings for him seem to be encouraged, as she enjoys being put down and threatened by him, due to her blatant masochism.
* AbhorrentAdmirer: Played with. It's not her ''looks'' that Gintoki finds abhorrent, [[NoGuyWantsToBeChased it's her attitude and her perverted persona]].
* ActionGirl
* AssassinOutclassin: Often shown failing at carrying out her assassinations due to her [[BlindWithoutEm glasses]].
* BadJobWorseUniform: She works at a "kunoichi cafe", wearing a HighlyVisibleNinja costume between assassination jobs.
* BeautyMark: It's under the corner of her eye.
* BlindWithoutEm: Made even more disastrous by the fact that she's a ninja.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: She's an extremely capable assassin, provided that she has her glasses and [[SingleTargetSexuality Gin]] is not in her line of sight.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* DetachedSleeves
* EmbarrassingNickname: "Sarutobi" means "flying monkey", and she's often called just "monkey" by people who don't like her.
* FingerlessGloves
* {{Flanderization}}: As with Katsura, her wackiness was turned all the way up and her competence all the way down very shortly after her debut.
* FlechetteStorm
* HighlyVisibleNinja
* IMeantToDoThat: Obviously the caltrop sticking out of her forehead was thrown there on purpose.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Who knew natto could be used as a weapon?
* InSeriesNickname: The aforementioned "Sa-chan", which is used more often to address her than her real name.
* InTheNameOfTheMoon: She always recites a poem about the vanity of life before completing a job.
* KnuckleCracking: Does it when she first appears, from as little clenching her fists.
* LovableSexManiac: A RareFemaleExample. Her kinky antics are strictly PlayedForLaughs.
* {{Meganekko}}
* MsFanservice: Pretty much every appearance by her pushes the poor broadcasting regulations to their limits.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname
* ThePeepingTom: She often hides in the Yorozuya's HQ in order to peep on naked Gintoki.
* ProfessionalKiller: She ''is'' an assassin after all. Unfortunately for her, she is seen failing at it more often than not.
* ScarfOfAsskicking
* SingleTargetSexuality: All of her affections are aimed at Gintoki. The other guys she interacts with? Zenzo gets [[AssShove Ass Shoved]], Okita gets turned down for an S&M session (twice), and fellow StalkerWithACrush Kondo was nothing more than a [[TheBeard beard]] [[OperationJealousy for the one chance they got]].
* StalkerWithACrush: To Gintoki, much like how Kondo is to Otae.
** StalkingIsFunnyIfItIsFemaleAfterMale: Enforced. All of her antics are strictly PlayedForLaughs.
* TooKinkyToTorture: And ''how!''
** Though there's plenty all throughout the series of her tied up or begging Gin to bang her or spank her (etc.) the best example has to be a later episode where Gin inexplicably switches bodies with Sadaharu. Sada-Gin then encounters Ayame and lifts his leg on her, in broad daylight, in public, and her reaction is, "YES! DO IT! DO IT NOW!" Too kinky indeed...
* VitriolicBestBuds: Hangs out a lot with Tsukuyo despite the two often bickering with each other.
* WeaponOfMassDestruction: Her glasses become these in the chapter 321 of the manga when Gengai "repairs it".
** Hattori even says "''Dude, Iím not even entirely sure if we should classify those as eyewear or '''weapons of mass destruction'''.''"
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Purple Hair]]

!!Zenzo Hattori

!!!!!!Voiced by: KeijiFujiwara

A skilled ninja originally from the Oniwabanshū, acquainted with Ayame. He's a big fan of ''Weekly Shonen Jump'', just like Gintoki--once he and Gintoki fought to the death over the ''Jump'' Christmas double issue (which turned to be a double issue of ''Akamaru Jump''). Despite his great skill, he's unfortunate enough to have the runs. Even more unfortunately, Ayame loves taking advantage of that fact...
* AnimalMotifs: As a ninja, he compares himself to a cat, while the samurai are dogs. Where dogs are loyal to their owners like the samurai are to their masters, cats are only loyal as long as they are fed in the same way ninjas only serve someone as long as they are paid.
* AssShove: Poor guy, always getting this treatment from Ayame...
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBoast: Makes one when he [[spoiler:saves Hinowa from Jiraia's mooks.]]
-->''"I'll show you how scary a real ninja can be. Pop out your eyes and watch carefully. My moves will be over in an instant. Zenzo Hattori of the Marishiten has come to play!"''
** BadassBookworm
** BadassLongcoat: As part of his more casual wear. Notable in that he wears it when he [[spoiler:saves Hinowa from Jiraia's mooks and single-handedly takes them all down.]]
* BigDamnHeroes: ''"[[SarcasmMode Oh sorry about that.]] [[FlechetteStorm I dropped my kunai.]] [[DeadpanSnarker I have no idea what's going on.]] [[BrilliantButLazy I've been reading JUMP the whole time.]] [[BlatantLies I'm obviously not lending a hand here.]]"''
* BlindingBangs
* BrilliantButLazy: Similar to Gintoki in combat skill and in obsession with Jump. [[spoiler:What's he doing when Jiraia beats Gintoki during the two's first encounter? Laying back on top of a nearby container, reading Jump, claiming he didn't see anything and that he wouldn't get involved, albeit with good reason, citing his father's own clash with Jiraia. Later in the arc he saves Hinowa from a large group of Jiraia's mooks, taking them all down off-screen.]]
* ButtMonkey: Like Kondo, only with emphasis on the ''butt'' part rather than the ''monkey'' part. Further paralleled by how he's often beaten up by Ayame, as Kondo's beaten up by Otae.
* CombatPragmatist: Smoke bombs, feints and traps are tricks of the trade for a ninja.
* FlechetteStorm
* {{Gonk}}: Not one himself, but he likes ugly women.
* InHarmsWay: A former employer of his mentions that he feels the most alive when he puts himself in danger. He also gets very excited at the prospect of fighting said former employer and his minions because Okuni had foreseen his death if he did so.
* IHaveTheHighGround: He does this a lot, including in the 9th anime opening. Probably comes with the [[{{Ninja}} territory]].
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With the clairvoyant little girl Okuni.
* IWasJustPassingThrough: His default excuse when he helps the Yorozuya, always claiming that he [[BystanderSyndrome doesn't want to get involved in any way, shape or form]].
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Emphasis on the "heart of gold" part. He may jab at people but he's overall one of the nicest characters of the show.
* LiteralAssKicking: Often the victim of this approach from Ayame.
* MrExposition: During the Red Spider arc, letting the audience know just who Jiraia is and what his motives are.
* {{Ninja}}
* OneManArmy: [[spoiler:Singlehandedly defeats Jiraia's large gang of mooks in the Red Spider arc.]]
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: Claims to be at least, though not always the case.
* PocketProtector: A shojo manga magazine saves his life when he protects Okuni from one of his former employers.
* ProfessionalKiller: Just like Ayame.
* PunchClockVillain: Briefly serves as an antagonist in the Go-Ninja arc, but mainly because he just happened to have been hired by the magistrate. Though his earlier encounter with Gintoki made their confrontation in the same arc a bit... personal on Zenzo's side.
* RichIdiotWithNoDayJob: Averted. He's the scion of a very wealthy ninja family but he holds two jobs: an official one as a pizza guy (mostly a cover) and his real one as an assassin.
* ScarfOfAsskicking
* StraightMan: He's even played straight man to ''Shinpachi''.
* StrangeMindsThinkAlike: Him and Gintoki often comment on how similar they are in tastes and personality.
* VolleyingInsults: Mostly with Gintoki, whenever a JUMP issue is involved.

!!Kyuubei Yagyu

!!!!!!Voiced by: FumikoOrikasa (JP), BrittneyKarbowski (EN, movie)

An aristocratic young lady who was brought up as a male in order to succeed her family's clan. She dresses and behaves like a boy due to her upbringing. She was close friends with Otae Shimura when they were children, and lost her left eye protecting her when they were young. The incident also left her with the determination to become stronger and improve her skills.
* ActionGirl
* [[spoiler:AttractiveBentGender: In the GenderBender arc, though she doesn't change much except for getting taller and having a spiky ponytail. Tae, who was not affected by the gender bending, certainly approved though.]]
* {{Badass}}: Giving even ''Hijikata'' a run for his money.
** BadassLongcoat
** BadassNormal
* {{Bifauxnen}}: Not all that surprising, given her somewhat masculine appearance.
* [[spoiler: BoyishShortHair: As of the 2nd movie's art sheets, Kyuubei is shown to have cut off her hair really short, which makes her look even more mannish than before. She didn't change outfit though.]]
* ButchLesbian
** {{Gayngst}} / IncompatibleOrientation: Kyuubei is in love with Otae but believes she can't be with her as a woman.
* ChildhoodMarriagePromise: With ''Tae''! [[spoiler:They work everything out after Kyuubei's arc.]]
* TheComicallySerious
* DefeatMeansFriendship
* DistaffCounterpart: Katsura considers her his due to both of them being TheComicallySerious.
* EyepatchOfPower
* GenderFlip: Of YagyuJubei, no less.
* HatesBeingTouched: Not so much hate being touched in general as being touched by ''men''. She's got nothing against men per se, but she'll hurl any guy who tries to touch her. [[spoiler:Even if that guy's the ''Shogun''!]]
* HeirToTheDojo: Part of the reason why she was raised as a man.
* {{Ojou}}
* RaisedAsTheOppositeGender
* SheCleansUpNicely: During the few times she gets to dress as a girl.
* SugarAndIcePersonality
* {{Tomboy}}: A result of her upbringing. She speaks and acts like a man.
** {{Bokukko}}
* TomboyishPonytail
* {{Transgender}}: The series isn't entirely clear on how Kyuubei personally sees her gender; on one hand there are episodes where Kyuubei tries to get in touch with her feminine side after having lived her entire life as a male--sometimes discreetly pleased and sometimes uncomfortable--while on the other several episodes throw in the mention that Kyuubei still, after her introduction arc, has interest in "becoming a man." How much her feelings for Otae-san influence the thought is left ambiguous; they may or may not by later episodes.
** Her angst and confusion over her identity/feeling for Otea becomes the catalyst as well as plot point to the [[spoiler: GenderSwap Arc.]]
* WholesomeCrossdresser: Part of her male-oriented cultivation.
* YagyuJubei: Kyuubei is loosely based on him.

!!Ayumu Tojo

!!!!!!Voiced by: KojiYusa (JP), Blake Shepard (EN, movie)

A steadfast servant of the Yagyu clan who personally looks after Kyuubei. He is extremely dedicated to the point of obsession in his concern for his young master's well-being. He goes to great lengths to ensure that no misfortune ever befalls her, much to her annoyance. In return, Kyuubei is usually indifferent to Tojo's excessive attention, although she has stated on one occasion that she has never liked him from the beginning and never shys away from responding with physical abuse.

His obsession with making Kyuubei happy is most pronounced when he repeatedly tries to force her to wear gothic lolita outfits, claiming they suit her perfectly. Despite his radical approach to caring for his master, he geninuely has the best of intentions for both Kyuubei and the Yagyu family. He is generally incredibly calm and composed in both appearance and mannerisms although he easily becomes agitated whenever anything concerning his master is brought up.
* BattleButler: As he is a part of the Yagyu clan and has been entrusted with the safety of its successor, he is a highly skilled combatant.
* BerserkButton: Ah, he sure loves eating his raw egg yolk on his rice... but when the yolk breaks...
* ButtMonkey
* CheshireCatGrin: Combine this with his [[KojiYusa seiyuu]] and this should remind you of [[Manga/{{Bleach}} someone.]]
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Despite appearing hopelessly incompetent, it's implied that he [[spoiler: used the ''Yorozuya'' to [[TheChessmaster drive off some of the Yagyu clan's more disrespecful/dishonest benefactors]] in attendance at Kyuubei's birthday party. It was all for the best, [[ManipulativeBastard although a bit of a heads-up]] would have been nice.]]
* DudeShesALesbian: Still can't figure that one out.
* ElegantGothicLolita: Obviously not one himself, but he ''really'' likes imagining the sight of Kyuubei wearing these. She typically responds by blowing said outfits up whenever he buys them for her.
* EyesAlwaysShut: A part of his perpetually calm demeanor. He almost never opens them, but they're shown to be green.
* FanDisservice: The less is said about his crossdressing incident, the better.
* {{Keigo}}: He generally speaks in a very polite manner, using ''masu'' and ''desu'' instead of the short dictionary forms usually employed in normal male-speech.
* MentorShip: Probably never going to reach this point and always played for laughs, mostly because of their-
** IncompatibleOrientation
* [[OverprotectiveDad Overprotective Mentor]]
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: He has an obsession with beating a raw, unbroken egg yolk on his rice for meals and has been shown to [[BerserkButton fly into a rage]] if the yolk breaks.


!!!!!!Voiced by: ShowHayami

The father of Kagura and Kamui, he's another of the last members of the Yato clan. He travels the galaxy as a famous alien hunter. Like all Yato, he fights using an umbrella. He is one of the few characters able to overpower Kagura. He first appears when aliens go berserk in Edo, and he uses the opportunity to take Kagura away with him, despite her desire to stay with the Yorozuya. [[spoiler:He relents after fighting an especially powerful alien off together with Gintoki.]]

He's appeared rarely afterwards, first via a letter, warning Kagura about Sadaharu, and then via his own [[ADayInTheSpotlight day in the spotlight]]. [[spoiler:He appears again after Gintoki defeats Housen, warning him about Kamui, who now wants to fight Gintoki himself.]]
* ActionDad
* ADayInTheSpotlight: He gets an episode where he helps liberate a planet from its rampant environmental computer. [[spoiler:It's really a hair growth shampoo commercial.]]
* AllEncompassingMantle
* ArtificialLimbs: It's hidden underneath a glove and a long sleeve, but his left arm's actually a prosthetic.
* {{Badass}}: A lot easier to pull off when you're from the Yato clan, yet he's undeniably a badass dad. [[spoiler:Fighting evenly with Housen for ''days'', while Gintoki barely survived fighting Hosen to a standstill, even with some help from the Hyakka? Blocking a WaveMotionGun with his umbrella? He more than qualifies.]]
** BadassCape
** BadassFamily
** BadassMustache: Some of the only real hair he has left.
** HandicappedBadass: Not at all impaired by the fact his left arm is actually a prosthetic.
* BaldOfAwesome: Not that he likes being bald...
* BloodKnight: Shades of it, in that it's heavily implied he works as an alien hunter not just to distance himself from his family (Out of fear of accidentally killing Kagura), but also because he genuinely enjoys seeking out dangerous aliens for him to hunt. [[spoiler:Hosen also implies that he was definitely one in his youth.]]
* DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou: He tries to justify his leaving (see below), but realizes that, for the most part, he was just being a coward. However, he feels no remorse over Kamui whom he considers a "disgraceful idiot".
* DisappearedDad: He is Kagura and Kamui's DisappearedDad. [[spoiler: He left Kagura with her dying mother after an incident with Kamui: Kamui tried to kill him, and Umibouzu tried the same in retaliation. The only thing stopping him from doing so was Kagura. He left, afraid that Kagura might one day turn on him too, and that he would kill his own daughter.]]
* DodgyToupee: He insists otherwise, but everyone can see it. However, hair or no hair, he is undoubtedly a {{Badass}}.
* DysfunctionalFamily: [[spoiler:He blames himself for the current state of his family]].
* GogglesDoNothing
* HairTodayGoneTomorrow: Used to have a nice long braid before his onset of baldness.
* HealingFactor: Comes with being from the Yato clan.
* IWasQuiteALooker
* LightningBruiser
* MeaningfulName: Umibouzu is a legendary creature who lives in the ocean, characterized for having a big, bald head.
* OneManArmy: Umibouzu was the only one among the Yato to stand up to Hosen and challenge his rule, taking on all of his minions alone before proceeding to fight with Hosen for three days straight.
* OverprotectiveDad: Cares deeply for Kagura, to the point where he tried to take her away from the Yorozuya (rather, away from the planet). [[hottip:* :At least he doesn't try to shoot Kagura's friends, unlike Matsudaira up above...]]
* PapaWolf: Don't hurt Kagura. Don't even let Kagura get hurt in front of him.
--> (in a letter to Kagura) ''If anything happens, all you need to do is send me a letter. I'll go over there and kill everybody.''
* ParasolOfPain: WeaponOfChoice of all Yato.
* ParentsAsPeople
* SuperStrength
* WorldsStrongestMan: Along with Hosen. [[spoiler:Now the sole holder of the title, though Kamui seems to be getting there...]]


!!!!!!Voiced by: YukoKaida

The leader of the ''Hyakka'' (Hundred Blooms), Yoshiwara's law-enforcement squad [[AmazonBrigade which consists solely of women]], deployed by Hosen, the King of the Night. A competent ActionGirl, she is also known as the "Courtesan of Death", which means she doesn't serve as an actual courtesan, rather she protects them from unsavory patrons and general aggression. She scarred her own face to display her refusal of classic femininity. Her loyalty and home lies with Hinowa who looked after her when she was a child.

Despite initially appearing to be Hosen's [[TheDragon loyal enforcer]], she is quick to defect and become allies with Gintoki and the Yorozuya. Starting out she was cold and reserved, but Gintoki and the Yorozuya were able to make her open up to others, for which she thanks them. She also appears to have developed a crush on Gintoki, but remains firmly in denial of her own feelings.
* ActionGirl
* [[spoiler:AllWebbedUp]]: [[spoiler:Not in a cocoon, but she still gets tied up in a spider's web by Jiraia.]]
* AmazonBrigade: Leads the Hyakka, Yoshiwara's law-enforcement squad, which is composed solely of women. [[spoiler:Though its founder was actually a man: Her teacher Jiraia.]]
* [[AFatherToHisMen A Mother to Her Women]]: And '''''how!''''' As the leader of Yoshiwara's law enforcement squad, she harbored prostitutes who were cast out (and consequently marked for execution) for not being able to attract customers anymore or for trying to escape and gave them a home as members of the Hyakka. She also staunchly refuses to harm any of them, even if they're at the moment trying to '''''kill''''' her.
* [[ArmorPiercingSlap Armor Piercing Suplex]]: Don't grope her, like Gintoki accidentally does, unless you want this treatment. Played straight with actual slapping (bare minimum) when she's drunk (hoo boy...).
* [[spoiler:AttractiveBentGender: Turns into a tall and very handsome man in the GenderBender arc.]]
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBoast: Delivers one to the Shogun's palace guards on behalf of herself, Kagura and Nobume.
-->''"Show that you can stop the women you sneer at. Show that you can defend the castle built upon the tears of those women. Since you've forgotten about them, we'll have to remind you! These women have come to topple a country!"''
** BadassInDistress: In the Red Spider arc, where she [[spoiler:gets captured by Jiraia and ForcedToWatch as he burns down Yoshiwara. She ends up being the one to kill him after she is freed by Gintoki though.]]
** BadassNormal
* BrokenBird: [[spoiler:Her troubled past with her mentor left her emotionally scarred.]]
* CantActPervertedTowardALoveInterest: At one point, Tsukuyo wanted Gintoki to touch her chest, as she didn't want to be treated as a woman. Unfortunately, when Gintoki [[FunbagAirbag falls face-first onto her chest]] (and feels them for good measure), she realizes that she doesn't want any of it. Cue [[ArmorPiercingSlap Armor Piercing Suplex]].
* CantHoldHerLiquor: You want hilarity? Give Tsukuyo some alcohol. Any will do, including one piece of brandy-filled chocolate.
* [[spoiler:ChivalrousPervert: As [[AttractiveBentGender Tsukuo]], which is quite the change from her more reserved female self.]]
* CombatStilettos: Hers are rather thick, though.
* TheComicallySerious: Tsukuyo's still somewhat unfamiliar with the world above ground, which causes her to be dragged into stupid or funny situations while remaining completely serious, though she occasionally laments her own participation.
* CoolBigSis: Acts as one for Seita. He even calls her "Tsukuyo-[[UsefulNotes/JapaneseSiblingTerminology nee]]".
* DarkIsNotEvil: Dressed in all black and is called the "Courtesan of Death", yet is arguably one of the most kind-hearted and selfless characters in the series.
* DeathFakedForYou: Has a lot of experience with doing this for others, as not only did she do it for prostitutes otherwise marked for death, but she also did it for the Yoruzuya and Seita when they first encountered each other.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Initially cold and reserved, but meeting Gintoki and his friends made her unveil the kind and considerate woman she is inside.
* {{Detached Sleeve|s}}: Wears a tight one on her right arm in place of her kimono's missing sleeve.
* DressingAsTheEnemy: [[spoiler:Along with Gintoki and Nobume, she disguises herself as a member of the Naraku to sneak aboard Sadasada's escape vessel and ambush him.]]
* DualWielding: Almost always wields two weapons in her hands when she goes into melee, be it her kunai or her daggers.
* FashionableAsymmetry: Her kimono is slitted on one side and is missing the right sleeve, in place of which she wears a long detached tight sleeve.
* FlechetteStorm: Her signature combat technique. While the other ninjas in the series also make use of it, none of them apart from Jiraia really uses it as much as she does. [[spoiler:And Jiraia was the one who taught her how to fight.]]
* ForcedToWatch: [[spoiler:Jiraia gives her a front row seat to Yoshiwara's destruction by tying her up in a spider's web with full view of the burning town.]]
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Self-inflicted while still a child. Despite how it looks, it doesn't hinder her appearance and many characters have commented on how beautiful she is.
* HairDecorations: A pair of mini-kunai on either side of her hair.
* HypocriticalHumor: Chastises Gintoki for being a bad drunk and destroying a bar, conveniently forgetting what her own [[CantHoldHerLiquor comedic quirk]] is. Sa-chan even calls her out on it and mentions she ''helped him'' destroy the aforementioned bar.
* [[spoiler:ImportantHaircut: As of the latest artwork of the 2nd movie, Tsukuyo's future self wears her hair loose and shorter. She also wears a pink haori over her black kimono, the motifs of which have changed from dead leaves to orange roses.]]
* InSeriesNickname: "Tsuki", which is first coined by Kagura, but also used frequently by Sa-chan.
* KnifeNut: Apart from FlechetteStorm, she uses [[DualWielding two daggers]] when pressed to fight hand-to-hand.
* KnifeOutline: People who piss her off enough sometimes receive this treatment in one way or another, though in Gintoki's case she prefers to just throw a kunai at his head instead.
* LadyOfWar
* MeaningfulName: She's named for the Shinto moon god Tsukuyomi-no-Mikoto and her nickname "Tsuki" literally means moon. As the protector who watches over the town at night, Tsukuyo is considered the Moon of Yoshiwara just as Hinowa is considered the Sun of Yoshiwara.
* {{Ninja}}
* NotSoAboveItAll: Generally tries to remain aloof and act above the stupidity of the rest of the cast, but sometimes she too gets dragged into the stupidity. For an example in the manga, she ends up using gorillas and modern technology to teach Seita history, which she had previously gotten angry at Gintoki for. The same manga chapter had her asking for a volume of [[Manga/KimiNiTodoke "Nushi ni Todoke"]] (A shoujo manga) to read.
* OrphansOrdeal: She was sold as a courtesan while still a young child, but her rebellious nature often got her into trouble until Hinowa came along to take care of her. In order to be able to protect her she then got tutored by [[spoiler:Jiraia]], but [[spoiler:seemingly lost him in a fire]].
* RedBaron: Also known as the "Courtesan of Death".
* ReverseGrip: Her preferred way of holding her daggers in melee combat.
* RunningGag: Gintoki can't seem to dodge kunai around her, they usually end up in his head.
* SmokingIsCool
* StraightMan: Occasionally plays the role in response to Gintoki's stupidity or Ayame's antics.
* SugarAndIcePersonality
* {{Tsundere}}: Something of a Type B. She's friendly enough to most, even Gintoki, but he's just very, very good at invoking her anger. At the same time, despite obviously having feelings for Gintoki she remains firmly in denial about it. Witness as an example her denial of buying Valentines chocolate for him.
-->'''Tsukuyo''': ''"I only bought this chocolate because I was ordered to, not because I wanted to..."''
-->'''Kagura''': ''"You look [[LuminescentBlush embarassed]]."''
* UndyingLoyalty: She is extremely loyal towards Hinowa and [[spoiler:Jiraia]] for taking care of her while she was growing up.
* VerbalTic: Not in the strictest sense of the term, but the manner in which she speaks is based off of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oiran oiran]] speech, which makes sense given her position in Yoshiwara.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Hangs out a lot with Ayame Sarutobi despite the two often bickering with each other.
* WomanInBlack
* {{Workaholic}}: Extremely dedicated to her job as Yoshiwara's guardian, to the point where Hinowa has to trick her into working as a courtesan for a night to get her to relax a little.
* YouShallNotPass: Pulls this against her own Hyakka to give the Yorozuya time to get to Seita and Hinowa. [[MookFaceTurn She ends up convincing them to rebel against Hosen with her]].


!!!!!!Voiced by: YukoSanpei

Seita is a young StreetUrchin who tries to survive on his own after his caretaker died.

He lives by pilfering bypassers' money in the streets of Kabukicho so he can save enough money to meet his [[spoiler:adopted]] mother Hinowa, the highest ranked courtesan in Yoshiwara. He tries to steal from Gintoki but got outdone by him and eventually agreed to work for Otose to get the money he needs.
* [[spoiler:HappilyAdopted]]: When he is finally reunited with Hinowa.
* MommasBoy: A determined, courageous one.
* MouthyKid: Initially, though he quickly grows out of it.
* OrphansOrdeal
* PercussivePickpocket: His ''modus operandi'' of choice back when he used to live on the streets.
* StreetUrchin: Before meeting Gintoki, Seita used to live on the streets.


!!!!!!Voiced by: TomoSakurai

The highest ranked courtesan in Yoshiwara and Seita's [[spoiler:adopted]] mother, Hinowa is a close friend to Tsukuyo and the object of Hosen's "affection". She took care of little Tsukuyo when she was sold as a servant in Hosen's service. Hinowa once tried to escape Yoshiwara with baby Seita but Hosen, [[IfICantHaveYou who was already obsessed with her]], wouldn't have any of it and caught up to her. [[spoiler:He had her heel tendons sliced up so she couldn't walk anymore as punishment for having dared to run away from him.]]
* AllLovingHero: To the point where she even [[spoiler:comforts Hosen and stays by his side as he dies, despite everything bad in her life being caused by him.]]
* CoolBigSis: To Tsukuyo when the latter was still a little girl.
* DistressedDamsel: Justified. [[spoiler:Hinowa is wheelchair-bound so she can't help herself.]]
* GoodSamaritan: Used to feed Tsukuyo, and other children like her, at the risk of getting punished.
* TheHeart: Everyone wants to protect Hinowa in Yoshiwara.
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold
* HotMom
* JerkassFacade: Hinowa puts one up when Seita gets to her so as to avoid [[spoiler:him suffering over her condition]].
* LustObject: For Hosen.
* ThePollyanna: Never loses her good mood, even in the direst conditions. Only exception was when she rejected Seita in order to not have him fall under Hosen's sway... or worse.
* PluckyGirl: Dignified and determined, even when facing a group of {{Mooks}} who could kill her in a heartbeat.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: After [[spoiler:the death of Hosen]], Hinowa has become the ''de facto'' leader of Yoshiwara.
* ShipperOnDeck: Appears to ship Tsukuyo together with Gintoki, as she teases her mercilessly about him. Then there's the ([[CantHoldHerLiquor ultimately disastrous]]) date she tricked the two into...
* YamatoNadeshiko: She would fit the role to a "T" if she wasn't a courtesan.



!!Shinsuke Takasugi

!!!!!!Voiced by: TakehitoKoyasu (JP), Kyle Jones (EN, movie)

A former comrade of Gintoki and Katsura during the Joi war and a major antagonist throughout the series. He leads a radical branch of the ''Anti-Foreigner Faction'' called the ''Kiheitai'' (Demon Soldiers Army) and is known amongst the Shinsengumi as one of the most dangerous criminals. After the war ended, he vanished and has since gained a deadly reputation due to his assassination of many of the Bakufu's main officers.

Unlike Katsura, he believes that the only way to save the country is to destroy the "rotten" post-Joi war world. His resentment and overwhelming spite drove him to strike a partnership with the ''Harusame'' space pirates in order to eliminate the Bakufu.
* ArchEnemy: Gintoki's and Katsura's.
* {{Badass}}: He was a former comrade-in-arms with Gintoki and Katsura during the Joi War, there's no way he's not badass.
** BadassLongcoat: Wore one during the Joi war.
** BadassNormal
* BigBad: Arguably the main antagonist of the series.
** [[spoiler:BigBadDuumvirate]]: [[spoiler:Has entered one with Kamui.]]
* ButterflyOfDeathAndRebirth: His kimono is covered in golden butterflies and the symbolism is perfectly in-line with his radical intentions.
* TheCorrupter: Often corrupts others, including his employers, into evildoing.
* TheDreaded
* EyepatchOfPower: His bandages serve as one.
* EvilCounterpart[=/=]ShadowArchetype: His character is a fairly good representation of what Gintoki and Katsura could become if they ever decide to go on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge.
* EvilFormerFriend: Of Gintoki and Katsura.
* FauxAffablyEvil
* FreudianExcuse: [[spoiler:Shouyou Yoshida's unfair treatment and death at the hands of the Bakufu sent him flying over the DespairEventHorizon and led to his view of the world being rotten and unsalvageable.]]
* GigglingVillain
* HistoricalDomainCharacter: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takasugi_Shinsaku Takasugi Shinsaku]].
* ItsPersonal: Between him, Gintoki and Katsura.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: [[spoiler:He kills the Shogun's corrupt uncle in the Courtesan of a Nation arc. Said person was responsible for Shouyou's death along with many other atrocities.]]
* KnightOfCerebus: Whenever Takasugi or the space pirate group ''Harusame'' shows up, things start getting serious.
-->'''Elizabeth''': ''"[[LampshadeHanging Such a violent development! Did this turn into a different anime?!]]"''
* KnightTemplar: Believes that the eradication of ''everything'' is the only way to save the country.
* ManipulativeBastard: So far, he's actually shown a fair amount of restraint when it comes to his Kiheitai, but he's not above [[spoiler:igniting mutiny among the Shinsengumi by manipulating one of their advisors.]]
* NietzscheWannabe: The world as he sees it is a rotten place which can only be saved by destroying it.
* PerpetualSmiler
* PsychoticSmirk
* TheRemnant: His ''Kiheitai''.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: He is especially bitter at the world for taking away his, Katsura's and Gintoki's teacher, Shouyou.
* SmokingIsCool
* VisionaryVillain

!!Bansai Kawakami

!!!!!!Voiced by: TakumiYamazaki (JP), Andrew Love (EN, movie)

Regarded as one of the strongest swordsmen in the country, Bansai serves as second-in-command of the ''Kiheitai''. He carries a shamisen which doubles as a tool for garroting or tying up his opponents.

On top of being famous as a skilled swordsman, Bansai is also a talented songwriter. He works as a music producer under the name ''Tsunpo'' and the pop idol Otsu's newer songs are written by him. Overall, Bansai is shown to have an extremely calm demeanor, although he is capable of violence when necessary and appears to take an interest in potential challenges to his skill.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBiker
** BadassLongcoat
** BadassNormal
* CoolShades
* TheDragon: Takasugi's right-hand man.
* HeadphonesEqualIsolation: Subverted. He wears them to show his innate connection to music, which he uses as a means of judging a character's personality and fighting style.
* HiddenWeapons: His shamisen has a sword hidden within.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:Gintoki uses his strings against him by pulling his helicopter to the ground with them.]]
* InstrumentOfMurder / SenselessViolins: Shown in his fight with Gintoki, Bansai can use the strings from his shamisen to restrain people. Also, said shamisen has a katana hidden inside of it.
* {{Keigo}}: He ends his sentences with ''de gozaru'' and uses the humble first person pronoun ''sessha''. Remind you of [[RurouniKenshin anyone]], ''[[VerbalTic de gozaru]]''? Turns out he was named after Gensai Kawakami, one of the four notable assassins of the Bakumatsu period, whom Kenshin himself was inspired by.
* MadeOfIron: He's particularly resistant as shown in his fight against Gintoki.
* NobleDemon: He's devoted to the Kiheitai's cause, seeing himself essentially as a villain, but despite this he confesses to Takasugi that he'd "fallen in love with the heroes' song" and [[spoiler:also spares Yamazaki's life]].
* PetTheDog: [[spoiler:He spares Yamazaki's life.]]
* RazorFloss: From his shamisen strings, no less.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Gives one to Gintoki in their encounter in the Shinsengumi Rebellion arc.
-->''"Gintoki Sakata... You are a ghost. You once tried to protect this country with Shinsuke and the others. You are obsessed and unable to let go. You are a living ghost! There is no longer anything for you to protect! Ghosts should go back to where they belong!"''
* TheStoic
* SunglassesAtNight
* VerbalTic: As noted above, he uses "-de gozaru", an ancient suffix mostly used by {{Ronin}}s and other types of rogue swordsmen to mark hostility and masculinity without being rude.
* VillainsOutShopping: Although he works with Takasugi in the Kiheitai, he's also a songwriter who's written songs for Otsu Terakado while off-duty.
* WarriorPoet
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!!Matako Kijima

!!!!!!Voiced by: RisaHayamizu (JP), Carli Mosier (EN, movie)

A member of the ''Kiheitai'' who is skilled at using firearms rather than swords. She wields a pair of pistols and is known as the "Red Bullet" for her honed sharpshooting skills. She is extremely loyal to Takasugi to the point where it appears she has a crush on him. She is quick-tempered, easily agitated, and prone to screeching when upset.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Justified. She's hardly any better than Takasugi.
* BareYourMidriff
* BlondesAreEvil
* DarkActionGirl: As one of the higher ranked members of the ''Kiheitai.''
* GenderFlip: She's apparently based on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kijima_Matabei Kijima Matabei]], a ''male'' gunslinger.
* GlassCannon: Take away her guns and she goes down, as shown in her fights with Kagura.
* TheGunslinger: Prefers old-fashioned pistols to heavier firearms or swords.
** GunsAkimbo
** DualWielding: Uses 2 guns to fight.
* TheLadette: She's considerably undignified, once engaging in a crude spitting match with [[{{Tomboy}} Kagura.]]
* HairTriggerTemper: She often throws a fit when she gets upset.
* PinkMeansFeminine: Subverted.
* RedBaron: "Red Bullet".
* SlasherSmile
* SmittenTeenageGirl: She's maybe a bit ''too'' devoted to Takasugi.
* SubordinateExcuse
* TriggerHappy
* UnfortunateNames: As Kagura is quick to point out, ''Mata'' is slang for crotch.

!!Henpeita Takechi

!!!!!!Voiced by: {{Chafurin}} (JP), George Manley (EN, movie)

The strategist of the ''Kiheitai'' and [[SatelliteCharacter mainly a background character]].

Notable for his strange fetishes and his usually brilliant assessment of situations. He can fight but his abilities are lesser than most big players of the ''Kiheitai''. However, he was most interested in overturning the "Great Edo Ordinance to Protect Youth from immoral materials" just so he can get back to his loli-mangas
* ButtMonkey: Suffers the most abuse of the Kiheitai members.
* TheEvilGenius
* InsistentTerminology: "I'm not a lolicon, I'm a feminist!"
* {{Lolicon}}
* TheNondescript: He looks like a generic ronin mook.
* PaperThinDisguise: Often tries to pass off as Takasugi which almost always ends with him getting beaten up by Matako and Bansai.
* SatelliteCharacter
* TheStrategist

!!Nizo Okada

!!!!!!Voiced by: Yutaka Aoyama (JP), Jay Hickman (English, movie)

The main antagonist of the Benizakura arc. A blind sword-for-hire who works for the Kiheitai and who normally answers to Shinsuke.

He's first encountered by Gintoki and the Yorozuya while he's working for [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Kahei Hashida]]. He fights Gintoki, who breaks his sword and defeats him. At the onset of the Benizakura arc, he tries to assassinate Katsura with the cursed sword Benizakura, [[spoiler:but fails to actually kill him]]. He then becomes more crazed and out of control due to Benizakura [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul gradually turning his body into a cybernetic extension of itself]]. After Gintoki sets off to find the vanished Katsura, the two cross paths again for a battle to the death.
* AnArmAndALeg: Shinpachi cuts off his right arm while he's busy trying to kill Gintoki, but he replaces it with Benizakura.
* AxCrazy
* BlindWeaponmaster
* BloodKnight
* BodyHorror: Benizakura turns him into a monstrous combination of machine and flesh as it takes over his body.
* TheBrute
* TheButcher: Known as "Nizo the Butcher."
* CyberneticsEatYourSoul
* DeathSeeker
* FauxAffablyEvil
* HandicappedBadass
* HeroKiller: Tries to be this by going after and supposedly killing Katsura [[spoiler:but doesn't succeed]].
* IaijutsuPractitioner
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]: Presumably [[spoiler:killed in his final confrontation with Gintoki, as he doesn't show up again afterwards.]]
* LeeroyJenkins: A villainous example. He is so eager to test out Benizakura that he ends up ruining Takasugi's plans regarding the sword by luring the Kiheitai's enemies to their hideout.
* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: He barely reacts to Shinpachi cutting off his arm, instead choosing to nonchalantly say it was mean of him to do that.
* MyHorseIsAMotorbike: Rides a flying bike shaped like a horse into battle against Katsura's flying warships, complete with reins!
* ProfessionalKiller
* PsychoForHire
* PsychoSupporter: For Takasugi.
* ScarfOfAsskicking: While running around hunting ronin and testing out Benizakura.
* SwordCane: Initially wields one until Gintoki breaks it and he gets hold of Benizakura.

!!Kamotaro Itou

!!!!!!Voiced by: MitsuakiMadono

An advisor to the Shinsengumi who serves as the main antagonist of the "Shinsengumi Discord" arc. Initially introduced as a ruthless, power-hungry tactician, he is revealed to be a traitor, secretly allied with Shinsuke Takasugi

He considers himself a rival to Toshiro Hijikata and manages to get him suspended from the Shinsengumi, later attempting to assassinate Kondo.
* [[spoiler:AnArmAndALeg]]: [[spoiler:Loses his arm in the train explosion.]]
* ArcVillain: Of the Shinsengumi Discord arc.
* BigBadWannabe: He wanted to take over the country and thought the Kiheitai would be a willing ally for his plans. He never realized that ''he'' was the one being manipulated by the Kiheitai so as to weaken and destroy the Shinsengumi.
* BlondGuysAreEvil
* BrokenAce: And how.
* TheChessmaster
* EvilChancellor
* FourEyesZeroSoul: Played straight at first, then subverted after his CharacterDevelopment.
* FreudianExcuse: His past explains why he became so embittered at people other than himself.
* GeniusBruiser
* [[spoiler:GoOutWithASmile]]
* IJustWantToHaveFriends
* IntelligenceEqualsIsolation: A stellar example.
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* [[spoiler:MercyKill]]: In the end of the Shinsengumi Discord Arc, [[spoiler:he has this in a form of his wanted duel with Hijikata so he can inevitably die as a samural and comrade instead of dying alone as a traitor via bullet wounds.]]
* OhCrap: When he wakes up and realises he's [[spoiler:minus an arm]].
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Between him and Hijikata.
* [[spoiler:RedemptionEqualsDeath]]
* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: Threatened with, as Bansai openly states that they have no use for someone with such morals. [[spoiler:Itou is saved by the other Shinsengumi though and was given a MercyKill instead in a form of his wanted duel with Hijikata.]]
* SmugSnake: All too confident in the success of his plans, despite failing to account for Okita's loyalty and the possibility of the Kiheitai merely using him to weaken the Shinsengumi.
* [[spoiler:TakingTheBullet]]
* TreacherousAdvisor: He worked with the Kiheitai so he could become leader of the Shinsengumi.
* TheUnfavorite: Revealed in his past that [[spoiler:he had a sick older twin brother who was heir to his family and his mother ONLY cares for him. To the point that despite Itou's hard work in getting perfect grades just to get noticed by her, he overhears her saying that she doesn't care about Itou's progress ''at all'' as she believes that he is to blame for his brother's condition and blatantly said that she wished that ''he was never born''. Ouch.]]


!!!!!!Voiced by: BanjoGinga

The ruler of Yoshiwara and a high official within the Harusame Space Pirates. He is of comparable strength to Umibouzu, the most powerful alien hunter in the universe, one of the few who opposed Housen. He founded the 7th Division of the Harusame, of which Kamui later would become the youngest leader.
* AchillesHeel: Like all Yato, direct exposure to the sun can be lethal to him, especially since he has been underground for so long. [[spoiler:This weakness ends up being his demise against Gintoki]].
* ArcVillain: Of the Yoshiwara arc.
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: Ruled over the Yato as King of the Night by virtue of being the strongest among them. Only Umibouzu was able to challenge his rule.
* {{Badass}}: He is so badass even his fellow Yato feared him. He also fought Umibouzu for '''THREE DAYS'''; the reason they stopped was because Umibouzu had to go to the bathroom.
** BadassGrandpa
** BadassLongRobe
* BareFistedMonk: His fight with Kamui shows him to be quite the capable hand-to-hand fighter.
* BattleStrip: Discards the top of his robe before he fights Kamui and later on Gintoki.
* {{BFS}}: The other Yato clan members wield relatively small umbrellas, but Hosen wields one bigger than himself!
* BloodKnight
* DirtyOldMan: A villainous example and not played for laughs. Both Kamui and Gintoki call him out on it.
* EvilGloating: Gloats right in Gintoki's face about the weakness of the samurai and the futility of his efforts to stop him, all the while slowly crushing his head against a wall.
* EvilOldFolks
* [[spoiler:EyeScream: Gintoki stabs out his right eye with Tsukuyo's [[ImprovisedWeapon pipe]].]]
* FacePalmOfDoom: Grabs Gintoki's face and crushes it against a wall, all the while taunting him. [[spoiler:Gintoki retaliates by stabbing out his right eye.]]
* HealingFactor: Comes with being from the Yato clan.
* HeroKiller: The closest to one in the series. Everyone fears him, he absolutely crushes Gintoki within seconds of their fight and he handles Tsukuyo and the Hyakka like they were nothing when they come to his aid. [[spoiler:While they manage to inflict some significant injuries, he still proves invincible until Yoshiwara's ceiling is opened and the sunlight weakens him enough to be defeated.]]
* IfICantHaveYou: Towards Hinowa.
* KickTheDog: He had [[spoiler:Hinowa's heel tendons sliced up so she couldn't walk anymore]] as punishment for having dared to run away from Yoshiwara.
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* LargeAndInCharge
* LightningBruiser: He's big, insanely strong and deceptively fast. Combine that with his huge weapon and it's no wonder Gintoki, Tsukuyo and the Hyakka could barely take him on.
* LodgedBladeRecycling: Tsukuyo and the Hyakka unleash a huge barrage of kunai against him. Of those kunai, he pulls out three and throws them back at Tsukuyo, though Gintoki [[TakingTheBullet pushes her out of the way]].
* [[spoiler:LonelyAtTheTop: Despite his alleged ruthlessness and his love for battle, at the twilight of his life he realizes that his lifestyle only brought him emptiness and longing.]]
* LoveMakesYouEvil
* OneManArmy: Effortlessly fends off Gintoki and the Hyakka on his own with little more than scratches to show for it.
* ParasolOfPain: As with all Yato he wields one and it's ''huge''.
* SuperStrength
* TragicVillain: In the end, [[spoiler:he only wanted to be able to look at the sky without drying up. But since he couldn't understand why the light would be so harsh on him when he longed for it so badly, he tried to create a city of eternal night where he could be with Hinowa.]]
* VillainousWidowsPeak
* [[spoiler:WeaponTombstone]]: [[spoiler:His giant umbrella is used to mark his grave.]]
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: His hair was white even when he was younger.
* WorldsStrongestMan: Along with Umibouzu.
* WouldHitAGirl: He sure as hell would. He would even kill her if he deemed it necessary.


!!!!!!Voiced by: SatoshiHino (JP), ChrisAyres (EN, movie)

Kagura's older brother. He is the leader of the space pirates ''Harusame'''s 7th squad. He left his family after challenging his father and cutting off his left arm. Although he is almost always smiling cheerfully, he is in fact a violent fighter who lusts for blood, like the majority of the Yato clan.
* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Bar Takasugi (who probably sees him as a means to an end), no one really likes Kamui in-series. Not his father, not his sister, not even Abuto who also openly calls him an idiot with no other goal in life than indulging in his urges.
* AloofBigBrother: He's completely indifferent towards Kagura whom he considers weak thus uninteresting. She, in turn, [[CainAndAbel cannot stand him]].
* ArrogantKungFuGuy
* AxCrazy
* {{Badass}}: One of SatoshiHino's most badass roles.
** BadassFamily: With Kagura and Umibouzu, as you've probably seen above. Unfortunately, Kamui doesn't seem to care about the "family" aspect.
* BadBoss: He is not adverse to the idea of threatening his own subordinates and has even killed one: The unfortunate Yato [[WeHardlyKnewYe Ungyo]].
* BareFistedMonk: Same deal as Kagura since it's his fighting style of choice.
* [[spoiler:BigBadDuumvirate]]: [[spoiler:Has entered one with Takasugi.]]
* BigEater: The two times we've seen him eating imply that his appetite is as big as Kagura's.
* {{Bishonen}}
* BloodKnight
* ChickMagnet: A mild example, but nearly all the girls of Yoshiwara took notice when he made his appearance.
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: According to Hosen at least, who speculates that him helping Seita reunite with Hinowa may be because he regrets abandoning his sick mother, though Kamui denies it.
* EvilRedhead
* EyesAlwaysShut: Most of time. And when he ''does'' open them...
** CreepyBlueEyes with CreepyShadowedUndereyes.
* ForTheEvulz: Kamui is a violent asshole for no other reason than that he ''can'. Not even Abuto or Takasugi cause trouble as deliberately as Kamui and for the sake of it.
* HealingFactor: Comes with being from the Yato clan.
* TheHedonist: A ''very'' dark example.
* IdiotHair
* InLoveWithYourCarnage: How he feels while watching Gintoki's throwdown with Housen. Subsequently leads to...
** TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou
* ItsAllAboutMe: The only thing Kamui cares about is himself and what he wants.
* {{Jerkass}}
* LightningBruiser
* ParasolOfPain: He is a Yato after all.
* PerpetualSmiler: Always has a smile of some kind on his face, whether it's a cheerful one or a horrifying one.
** StepfordSmiler: Not the same type as Otae but close enough.
** SlasherSmile: Whenever he's especially excited about fighting a strong opponent.
* RelationShipVoiceActor: Between Kamui's voice actor, SatoshiHino, and Kagura's, RieKugimiya.
* SelfMadeOrphan: Tried to do this, but he only managed to cut off Umibouzo's arm.
* TheSociopath
* SpearCounterpart and ShadowArchetype: Of Kagura. He's pretty much Kagura if she were male and had fully embraced her inner vices.
* TheStarscream: His response to Admiral Aho-- er, Abou's treatment of his division and [[spoiler:attempt to execute him and the rest of the division]]? [[spoiler:Take over as new Admiral of the Harusame Pirates by offing him.]]
* SuperStrength
* WouldHitAGirl: The Hyakka got no special treatment from him for being women.
* YouHaveFailedMe: Subverted with Abuto. He chastises him for his defeat at Kagura's hands and it seems for a second he's about to kill him... only for him to pick the injured Abuto up and carry him away, because he needs Abuto's help in dealing with more delicate matters.


!!!!!!Voiced by: HochuOtsuka

A proud veteran Yato who assists, counsels and follows Kamui around.

He's not without credentials and, like all Yato, has a rather violent streak despite his apparent laid-back, collected attitude. He is about the only person Kamui considers a friend and the only one he ''might'' listen to. He lost his left arm during the first Yoshiwara arc while stopping Kamui and Hosen from fighting.
* AffablyEvil
* AllEncompassingMantle
* {{Badass}}
** BadassCape
** HandicappedBadass: Loses his arm when he interferes in Kamui's and Hosen's fight, yet he doesn't mind and is still a very dangerous fighter.
* BeleagueredAssistant
* BlackCloak
* BlondGuysAreEvil
* TheDragon: Acts as Kamui's second-in-command.
* HealingFactor: Comes with being from the Yato clan.
* LightningBruiser
* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: Doesn't so much as blink at Hosen taking his arm off.
* NobleDemon
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Gives one to Kagura in order to make her release her Yato self.
* ParasolOfPain: Like all Yato.
* PermaStubble
* PetTheDog: Saves Kagura and Shinpachi from falling to their deaths after his defeat at Kagura's hands.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: Is very proud of his heritage and considers his race a superior one.
* PunchClockVillain: Despite everything, he's pretty controlled and doesn't go looking for trouble the way Kamui does.
* ShellshockedVeteran: Invoked through his jaded attitude.
* SuperStrength
* WouldHitAGirl: Just like Kamui, he doesn't care about the gender of who is in his way.
* WouldHurtAChild: Had no compunction fighting Kagura and Shinpachi, who are both half his size, with full force.

!!Jiraia[[spoiler:/Danzo Tobita]]

!!!!!!Voiced by: Yara Yuusaku

A drug mobster who starts to set his views on Yoshiwara after [[spoiler:Hosen's demise]].

He's actually a rogue member of the Oniwabanshū [[spoiler:and Tsukuyo's long gone master]] who came back to meet [[spoiler:his pupil and see if she has become the woman he wanted her to be. He later captures Tsukuyo and tries to maim her so she can leave behind everything that could make her a regular woman.]] Gintoki doesn't approve.
* AnimalMotifs: The spider motifs are all over this guy. He is called "Jiraia the Spider" and fights by spinning threads all around the area, using it to jump from thread to thread and execute brutal hit-and-run attacks on his foes. He also frequently compares himself to an unusual spider with his philosophy of "feeding" the prey caught in his web, either by training them or gaining their trust, before finally killing his prey when they are ready. [[spoiler:He even ties up Tsukuyo, his student and prey, in a spider's web to witness Yoshiwara's destruction.]]
* [[spoiler:AntiVillain: Type II.]]
* ArcVillain: Of the Red Spider arc.
* [[spoiler:TheAtoner]]
* [[spoiler:BackstabBackfire]]: [[spoiler:A variation. He gets up after his defeat at Gintoki's hands and tries to kill him when his back is turned, only for Tsukuyo to kill him with a kunai.]]
* {{Badass}}
** BadassLongRobe
* BattleStrip: Literally jumps out of his robes when he prepares to fight Gintoki for a second time.
* [[spoiler:BrokenAce]]: [[spoiler:Mastered ninja techniques at a young age and went on to become just about the most skilled ninja of his time. Then almost his entire family was killed, with his sister used as blackmail to make him work for his enemies. Then he broke completely when his sister committed suicide, turning him into the messed up man he is today.]]
* [[spoiler:BrokenPedestal]]: To Tsukuyo. [[spoiler:She even stops calling him by his master title after being captured by him, though she uses it again when she learns of his backstory.]]
* CombatPragmatist
* [[spoiler:CynicismCatalyst: Initially the death of his family, but his sister's suicide is what really drove him off the edge.]]
* [[spoiler:DeathSeeker]]: His ultimate goal was to [[spoiler:die at the hands of his pupil to atone for failing to save his sister.]]
* [[spoiler:DeclarationOfProtection]]: Originally to Tsukuyo, then to [[spoiler:what he wanted her to become]].
* [[spoiler:EvilMentor]]: For Tsukuyo.
* FacialHorror: Due to him burning his face off.
* FakingTheDead: He was thought to have died in a fire for a long time.
* FlechetteStorm
* [[spoiler:GoOutWithASmile]]
* IHaveManyNames: How he eludes the Hyakka and the government.
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* [[spoiler:JerkassFacade]]
* KickTheDog: Almost kills Gintoki and tries to burn down Yoshiwara just to piss off Tsukuyo.
* MasterOfDisguise: Thanks to having burned his face off, he's capable of replacing it with fake ones to work undercover.
* {{Ninja}}
* OneManArmy: When the Oniwabanshū was on the verge of splitting due to divided opinions on the Amanto invasion, he alone was sent to wipe out the faction clamoring for resistance against the Amanto and succeeded. He also subjugated all of the many gangs now working for him all on his own.
* PlayingWithFire: Via his threads, letting him set Yoshiwara on fire from a distance.
* PsychoticSmirk
* RazorFloss: His threads can be used to this effect.
* [[spoiler:TragicVillain]]
* TwoFaced: Though the unburned half is actually just the part of his mask he didn't remove from his face.
* WouldHitAGirl: And [[FlayingAlive flay the skin off her face]] for that matter.

!!Pirako Chin[[spoiler:/Doromizu]]

!!!!!!Voiced by: AiNonaka

A young girl who comes to the Yorozuya-Gin at the onset of the Kabukicho Arc and asks them to help her find her father.

Despite her happy-go-lucky appearance and her perpetual smile, she soon reveals herself as a sadistic, bloodthirsty PsychoForHire, in the service of [[spoiler: Kada]], whose goal is to infiltrate the Kabukicho District's line of defense and [[spoiler: facilitate Kada's takeover, in exchange of being reunited with her father, Jirocho.]]
* AntiVillain: A textbook Type 2.
* BitchInSheepsClothing
* CuteAndPsycho
* DaddyIssues: Oh, Pirako...
** DaddysGirl
** DaddysLittleVillain: A variation. [[spoiler: Jirocho was antagonistic but not a real villain and she was simply gullible enough to believe Kada would keep her word.]]
* DarkActionGirl
* FieryRedhead
* [[spoiler: GracefulLoser: Upon facing the Yorozuya-Gin after Kada's defeat, she throws her sword at their feet and kneels in submission, saying she's now ready to pay for what she has done to the Kabukicho district. But Gintoki has other plans for her and instead sends her off to her long-lost father.]]
* IdiotHair: Gintoki often takes advantage of her unruly hair to catch her.
* [[spoiler:KarmaHoudini: The biggest one in the series. She never suffered any consequence for having facilitated Kada's schemes and setting everyone up. She got away with only a minor injury to the forehead.]]
* [[spoiler:TheMole: She works for Kada, at least at the beginning.]]
* ObfuscatingStupidity: She tries to pass off as a total spazz but it's not long before her [[CuteAndPsycho true self]] is revealed.
* [[spoiler:PerkyFemaleMinion: To the much more serious and sultry Kada.]]
* PerpetualSmiler: As part of her deception.
* [[spoiler:PersonaNonGrata: In the end, even though he helps her get away, Gintoki makes it clear that he doesn't want to see her face again after what she did to the Kabukicho district. And if she ever comes back, she will be dealt with permanently that time.]]
* [[spoiler:ProfessionalKiller]]
* PsychoForHire: The very reason why [[spoiler:Kada]] recruited her.
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* [[spoiler:TheReveal]]: [[spoiler:She's Jirocho's daughter.]]
* {{Sarashi}}: Wears one under her kimono, which is usual for Japanese {{Action Girl}}s, both in fiction and in RealLife.
* WhenYouComingHomeDad

!!Kintoki Sakata

!!!!!!Voiced by: YuuichiNakamura

A replacement robot that Kagura and Shinpachi had Gengai build since Gintoki left them. He winds up [[spoiler:brainwashing the whole cast and the whole Kabukicho with FakeMemories of him as the protagonist of the series.]]
* ActorAllusion: Kintoki is voiced by the same person who voices [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Hazama]]. Compare this with Gintoki, who is voiced by the same person who voices [[VideoGame/BlazBlue another silver-haired protagonist]].
* [[spoiler:AiIsACrapshoot]]
* ArcVillain: Of the Kintama arc.
* [[spoiler:BigBadWannabe]]: [[spoiler:Saw himself as the BigBad whose defeat would result in the series ending for good, allowing him to be the star of his own series. Boy was he proven wrong.]]
* [[spoiler:BitchInSheepsClothing: Since he's Gintoki's opposite, it goes without saying.]]
* [[spoiler:BlondGuysAreEvil]]
* [[spoiler:BreakTheHaughty]]
* EmbarrassingFirstName: When you use his name for the title instead of Gintoki's, you end up with ''Kin''tama (a homophone of the word for 'testicles' in Japanese).
* [[spoiler:EvilCounterpart: To Gintoki]]
* [[spoiler:FauxAffablyEvil]]
* [[spoiler:GoneHorriblyRight: Was remade into a "Perfect Gintoki" to act as the leader of Odd Jobs while the real Gintoki was away]].
* [[spoiler:LaserGuidedKarma: Gintoki literally creates a dream anime for him just to destroy it.]]
* ParodySue: [[spoiler:A ''villainous'' example.]]
* ReplacementGoldfish
* RidiculouslyHumanRobot: Done on purpose.
* ShockAndAwe
* [[spoiler:SmugSnake]]

!!Sadasada Tokugawa

!!!!!!Voiced by: TakayaHashi

Shigeshige's uncle and predecessor as Shogun. Despite having retired, he secretly controls the government from behind the scene.

[[spoiler:He made use of the popularity of Suzuran, Yoshiwara's oldest courtesan, during his reign to trap and assassinate his political rivals. He's also the one responsible for having cut her lover's arm.]]
* ArcVillain: Of the Courtesan of a Nation arc.
** NonActionBigBad: Never fights physically.
* [[spoiler:AssholeVictim]]: [[spoiler:He gets assassinated by Shinsuke Takasugi in prison.]]
* ButForMeItWasTuesday: [[spoiler:The loss of Gintoki's sensei, for him, was a traumatic experience implied to be the very reason he joined the war. For Sadasada, it was just one worm more crushed in his way to power, to the point he can't even remember his name.]]
* ChekhovsGunman: First appeared in flashback in the Red Spider arc, as Jiraia's original prey and [[spoiler:heavily implied to be the one who used his sister as leverage to get Jiraia to work for him]], before he made his actual appearance in the Courtesan of a Nation arc.
* CorruptPolitician
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: When Tsukuyo confronts him about reuniting with Suzuran again, were those tears from his face due to him not seeing her in a long time? No. That was actually ''drool'' from the memories of her hands stained in blood by his corrupt takeover as Shogun and ''wanting to suck them again''. From that point on, we look into his history and what had his actions resulted in the past that made him the most evil villain in the series to date.
* EvilGloating: Constantly, when Gintoki and his friends come looking for [[spoiler:Maizou.]]
* EvilIsPetty: [[spoiler:Really? You're going to have Suzuran killed just to prevent Maizou from meeting with Suzuran again, for no other reason than to get the last laugh after being ousted from your position?]]
* EvilOldFolks
* TheEvilPrince: In the past, having ascended to the position of Shogun by murdering his rivals to the position.
* EvilUncle: Of Soyo and Shigeshige.
* FatBastard
* FauxAffablyEvil
* [[spoiler:HumiliationConga]]: [[spoiler:Gets ousted from his position, pinned to a wall by his arms and [[GroinAttack crotch]] by Tsukuyo, accidently beaten up and poisoned by Oboro, before getting arrested and then murdered by Takasugi in prison. He had it all coming.]]
* ItsAllAboutMe
* IWasQuiteALooker: He looked much like a meaner Shigeshige.
* {{Jerkass}}: Cruel and sadistic. Even Takasugi isn't as assholish as he is.
* [[spoiler:KarmicDeath]]: [[spoiler:As pointed out by Okita. He built up his power base and attained his power through assassination and was ultimately assassinated in prison. The assassin, Takasugi, was even one of Shouyou's students to boot.]]
* KickTheDog
** [[spoiler:He cut off Maizou's left arm and prevented him from meeting with Suzuran forever. He later has his other arm cut off as well when he learns Suzuran is alive.]]
** [[spoiler:He mocks Shouyo Yoshida's way of life and sacrifice right in front of Gintoki.]]
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* [[spoiler:LaserGuidedKarma]]: [[spoiler:The Courtesan of a Nation arc is basically a long overdue string of these happening to him. Cutting off Maizou's arm for disloyalty and preventing him to meet with Suzuran again? Gintoki and his friends' attempt to reunite the two lead to him being ousted from his position. Proclaiming his intent to have the Naraku take over Yoshiwara and kill Suzuran just to spite them? Tsukuyo, the law in Yoshiwara, pins him to a wall and pierces through his balls with a pointy staff. Ordering Shouyou's arrest and execution for very vague and minor reasons? Takasugi, one of Shouyou's students, murders him in his prison cell.]]
* ManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler:At least, he thought so...]]
* [[spoiler:OffWithHisHead: Courtesy of Takasugi himself.]]
* SmugSnake
* VillainousBreakdown: When all his plans fall apart.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: As the former shogun he still has a lot of power.


!!!!!!Voiced by: KazuhikoInoue

The leader of Naraku, a secret assassination squad employed directly under Sadasada Tokugawa.

He was the one responsible for Kansei Purge which eradicated most of Joui faction of the past [[spoiler:including (albeit falsely) Shouyou Yoshida]]. He's actually [[spoiler: serving the Tendoshu, an OmniscientCouncilOfVagueness held by Amanto whose goals are yet to be revealed]].
* ArchEnemy: To Gintoki, but less so than Takasugi.
* ArrogantKungFuGuy
* {{Badass}}
** BadassLongRobe
* BareFistedMonk: While he does make use of weapons, he is also a quite capable hand-to-hand combatant.
* CombatPragmatist
* TheDragon
** DragonWithAnAgenda: [[spoiler:Secretly works under the [[OmniscientCouncilOfVagueness Tendoshu]].]]
* [[spoiler:EvilVersusEvil: Due to his allegiance towards the Tendoshu, he also considers Takasugi an enemy.]]
* FacePalmOfDoom: Grabs Gintoki's face while he's already downed and blasts him point-blank with a KiAttack.
* TheFatalist
* GoodScarsEvilScars
* HiddenWeapons: He's got a sword hidden inside his staff. Gintoki breaks it immediately.
* [[spoiler:ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice]]: [[spoiler:With Gintoki's wooden sword. Thanks to the Tendoshuu, however, he survives.]]
* KiAttack: The first character to ever make use of it in the entire manga.
* KnightTemplar
* LightIsNotGood
* ManInWhite
* [[spoiler:NotQuiteDead]]: [[spoiler:The Tendoshuu retrieve and patch him up after Gintoki had presumably killed him.]]
* {{Ninja}}
* PerpetualFrowner
* PoisonedWeapons: His needles.
* PressurePoint: One of his favourite techniques.
* SimpleStaff: Intially used a Shakujo before switching to a tanto.
* [[spoiler:VillainousBreakdown: Really loses his cool in the final stages of his fight with Gintoki.]]
-->[[spoiler:'''To Gintoki''': ''"YOU [[PrecisionFStrike FUCKEEER!!!]]"'']]
* WarriorMonk: Sadasada calls him a "messenger of heaven" and he's dressed like a priest.
* WhiteHairBlackHeart
* WreckedWeapon: Gintoki breaks his first sword with his ''teeth''. [[spoiler:Later on, Gintoki breaks Oboro's second sword with his own wooden sword.]]


!!Tsu Terakado

!!!!!!Voiced by: MikakoTakahashi

A popular IdolSinger popularly called Otsu, who's sung multiple hit singles with surprisingly foul lyrics ("Where the hell is your mother from?"). When she started her singing career on the streets, Shinpachi was the first to cheer her on, and he's continued doing so as the leader of her fan club ever since.
* AlliterativeName
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* TheDitz
* IdolSinger: "Where the hell is your mother from?!"
** "Oh, if you don't shape up right now, I'm gonna tear that mole right off!"
* InSeriesNickname: Otsu
* PerpetualSmiler
* VerbalTic: She's fond of making words out of the last character of each sentence.
* WordSaladLyrics: Her lyrics are all a random assembly of threats and insults.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Purple Hair]]
* ZettaiRyouiki

!!Ana Ketsuno

!!!!!!Voiced by: Sayaka Narita

A reporter and weather forecaster for Oedo News, well-known and loved for her cheerful disposition. It isn't elaborated until later, but she uses fortune telling in both her weather and horoscope predictions, which are always very accurate. It's mentioned in the series that she gets married, and that she later gets divorced. [[spoiler: The latter is the focus of the Onmyoji arc.]] Gintoki has a crush on her.

Her real name is Crystal.
* [[spoiler: ChekhovsGunman]]: [[spoiler: You probably don't remember that whole thing about her getting married.]]
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: She names her dog [[OverlyLongName Last of the Mohicans Night of the Living Dead McGuffin]].
* DissonantSerenity: Her Black Horoscopes.
--> Today you die! Today your lucky color is red. So let's hide that blood-covered body with something red!
* [[spoiler:LetsGetDangerous]]: [[spoiler:Previously thought to be little more than a cutesy weather reporter, but when a shikigami comes crashing into Gintoki's house she reveals herself to be a rather badass onmyoji and destroys it.]]
* TheOjou: A nice, humble one.
* [[spoiler:{{Onmyodo}}]]: [[spoiler:What she actually uses to predict the weather with.]]
* PerpetualSmiler
* [[spoiler:SummonMagic]]: [[spoiler:As an [[{{Onmyodo}} onmyoji]] she has a shikigami under her command that she is able to summon at will. Hers is the sadistic CuteBruiser Gedomaru.]]
* UnfortunateName: Ketsuno Ana = "ketsu no ana" = [[VulgarHumor asshole]].

!!Shouyou Yoshida

!!!!!!Voiced by: KoichiYamadera (JP), David Wald (EN, movie)

The swordmaster who taught Gintoki, Katsura and Takasugi everything they know. [[spoiler:He was unjustly accused of trying to raise an army and executed by the government, in return for saving his students' lives.]]
* [[spoiler:DecapitationPresentation]]: [[spoiler:Gintoki, Katsura and Takasugi learned of his execution when they received his head.]]
* [[DisappearedDad Disappeared Adoptive Dad]]
* [[spoiler:FaceDeathWithDignity]]
* TheFaceless: His eyes aren't shown [[spoiler:until a flashback in the Courtesan of a Nation arc, which showed him to look either like a long haired and gentle version of Sougo, or a white haired version of Katsura.]]
* HistoricalDomainCharacter: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoshida_Sh%C5%8Din Yoshida Shoin]].
* LongHairedPrettyBoy
* TheMentor: To Gintoki, Katsura and Takasugi.
** TheObiWan: Considering how Shouyou-sensei taught Gintoki, Katsura, and Takasugi everything they know about the path of bushido and the amount of respect those three ''still'' have for him in return, Shouyou-sensei definitely qualifies despite appearing only in brief flashbacks.
* [[spoiler:OffWithHisHead]]
* PosthumousCharacter: He's only seen in flashbacks and Takasugi implies he is dead. [[spoiler:Then we learn in the Courtesan of a Nation arc [[OffWithHisHead what happened to him]].]]

!!Shigeshige Tokugawa

!!!!!!Voiced by: Yuki Ono

Also known as the Great General, he is the ruling Shogun of Edo in the ''Gintama'' world. He is a close friend of [[TriggerHappy Matsudaira]].
* ButtMonkey: It's amazing how a man who could order to execute ''any'' person he wish can achieve such big levels of humiliation and pain in just a few seconds/a few panels after his appearence. It's a record even for Gintama standards!
* CovertPervert: Gets a nosebleed at the prospect of seeing ''Gintama'''s girls naked at the pool.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Despite not being shown fighting, he's very honorable and would sacrifice his own position in order to make justice.
* GagPenis
* IJustWantToHaveFriends / IJustWantToBeNormal: The main reason of his appearances, as he tries to experience the life of a normal citizen. It always ends up badly for him.
* KneelBeforeFrodo: [[spoiler:Bows down to Kagura and Shinpachi and thanks them for helping save his retainer and father figure, Maizou.]]
* NakedPeopleAreFunny
* NervesOfSteel: No matter what happens to him, he never loses his cool.
* NiceGuy
* [[OurPresidentsAreDifferent Our Shoguns Are Different]]
* PhraseCatcher: Gintoki will often say "''Shogun ka yo...!''" ("It's the shogun..!") when he shows up.
* PuppetKing: For his uncle Sadasada, who still ran the show behind the scenes, and [[OmniscientCouncilOfVagueness the Tendoshu]].
* TheQuietOne
** BewareTheQuietOnes: Wielding lots of political and military power? Check. As if that's not obvious enough, in the Avalanche arc, even though he was still constantly abused (and ended up naked, again), you got to respect a guy who was able to survive frigid cold (naked), have his (naked) testicles bloodied thanks to having Gin using him as a speeding (naked) snowboard, able to find a shelter (naked), facing a bear with his bare (naked) hands and win, turn it into a winter clothes, and ended up rescuing Kondo (semi-naked) and the rest of the casts.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: He may be a PuppetKing, but he has the best interests of his people in mind and tries to improve their lives to the best of his ability.
* RunningGag: Him getting naked.
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: Surprisingly heroic during the Courtesan of a Nation arc where he [[spoiler:gets the entire police force to overthrow Sadasada and then defies the Tendoshuu's orders.]]
* TheStoic
* TheWisePrince

!!Princess Soyo Tokugawa

!!!!!!Voiced by: RyoHirohashi

Shogun Shigeshige's little sister. She often sneaks out of the palace because of boredom and loneliness. She met Kagura at one time and they had been a good friends since then.
* AmusingInjuries: Occasionally gets these. Like brother like sister.
* CheerfulChild
* ChekhovsGunman: Becomes quite a pivotal character in the Courtesan of a Nation arc few hundreds chapters/around two-hundred episodes after her introduction.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Sees no problem in sneaking into a prison for sleepover.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses
* ForeheadOfDoom
* IJustWantToHaveFriends
* RebelliousPrincess: Mild example.
* SpoiledSweet

!!Prince Hata

!!!!!!Voiced by: Kouichi Sakaguchi (JP), Andrew Love (EN, movie)

An Amanto prince that regularly visits Edo. He likes collecting unique and dangerous animal/alien species and when there is a MonsterOfTheWeek episode, he's usually the one at fault.

He really has little idea of how repulsive the rest of the characters find him.
* AuthorityInNameOnly: We haven't actually seen his planet. Or see him do anything other than be an idiot.
* CatchPhrase: [[GratuitousEnglish LOVE AND PEACE]]. With accompanying hand motions.
* TheChewToy
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: While he was initially a recurring ButtMonkey, he later stopped making appearances in the manga. The anime has him make a brief appearance in episode 252, but that's about it.
* DullSurprise: His "acting" while dubbing over Takasugi in the anime. All of it, really.
* {{Gonk}}
* MyNameIsNotDurwood: It's Prince Hata, not Prince Baka (Idiot Prince).
* NoRespectGuy

!!Isaburo Sasaki

!!!!!!Voiced by: ToshiyukiMorikawa

The leader of the newly-established and significantly more illustrious Mimawarigumi. He comes from an elite samurai family, with the skills and training to match. He's polite and disdainful--but his personality changes completely when he uses emails, becoming sickeningly sweet instead.

[[spoiler:At the end of the Baragaki arc, he was shown amiably conversing and plotting with Takasugi Shinsuke.]]
* TheAce: Discussed by a few random members of the Shinsengumi. However, he doesn't really have the personality to match nor is he particularly well-liked by the other characters.
-->''"And I've heard that their chief, Isaburo Sasaki, is incredible. He's the heir to the Sasaki family. He can fight with two swords. And his skill with the pen is no less. A master of three weapons. They say the Bakufu heavily relies on him."''
* [[spoiler:AmbiguouslyEvil: Was shown having a friendly conversation and possibly plotting with Takasugi. However, Isaburo's motivations still remain unknown]].
* {{Badass}}
** BadassLongcoat
** BadassNormal
** CulturedBadass
* TheCaptain: Of the Mimawarigumi.
* [[spoiler:CavalryBetrayal]]: Subverted in the Courtesan of a Nation arc. [[spoiler:While he initially makes it seem like the case when he shoots Gintoki, it's revealed shortly after that he shot him with an antidote against Oboro's poison and that he's genuinely part of TheCavalry. Probably wasn't helped by how he addressed Gintoki as a [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness "no longer usable piece of trash" before he shot him]].]]
* TheChessmaster: It's heavily implied he planned and orchestrated [[spoiler:the events that led to the former Shogun Sadasada being ousted from his position, though certain details, such as Shigeshige's attempted (but thankfully rejected) resignation, were not part of his plan.]]
* TheComicallySerious: Completely serious and composed at all times, even when writing his sickeningly sweet e-mails or trying to shake Nobume off the hand he held a donut in.
* CulturedWarrior
* GeniusBruiser
* GunAndSword
* HighClassGlass
* {{Keigo}}
* LoyalToThePosition: Seems to be giving off that vibe. He knows that [[spoiler: Shigeshige is eventually just as manipulable as his uncle used to be but he will still obey his orders and do his job the best he can, whether or not it's fair.]]
* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: [[spoiler:This guy barely reacts at all when getting ran through with a poisoned katana.]]
* ManInWhite
* ManipulativeBastard
* NervesOfSteel
* TheProudElite: And he will proudly remind you of the latter as many times as possible.
* RevolversAreJustBetter: In the manga he uses one in the Courtesan of a Nation arc. The anime version has him continuing to use a modern pistol, except for when he [[spoiler:shot Gintoki with an antidote.]]
* TheStoic
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Is usually quite cold but he's much nicer when he's writing e-mails. A bit '''too''' nice.
* WaistcoatOfStyle: Under his uniform.
* WildCard: A rather grey character since it's never really clear whether he's an antagonist or just neutral.

!!Nobume Imai

!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/AyaHirano

An assassin from the Mimawarigumi. She serves as Sasaki's second-in-command.

[[spoiler: It is later revealed that she used to work alongside Oboro in the Naraku and was known as Mukuro. Cue the tattoo on her neck. However, she made it clear that she has no intention of joining forces with him and remains apparenly loyal to Isaburo.]]
* AxeCrazy: PlayedForLaughs. Whenever there's a problem you can expect her to suggest cutting it up.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassLongcoat
** BadassNormal
* CoolBigSis: For Soyo. They even share a bed!
* DarkActionGirl
* DistaffCounterpart: To Sougo.
* TheDragon[=/=]TheLancer: To Isaburo as the vice-commander of the Mimawarigumi.
* DressingAsTheEnemy: [[spoiler:Along with Gintoki and Tsukuyo, she disguises herself as a member of the Naraku to sneak aboard Sadasada's escape vessel and destroy the ship's core.]]
* DualWielding: Has a tanto sheathed in the bottom end of her sword's sheath which she occasionally uses.
* HimeCut
* IaijutsuPractitioner
* IceQueen: Except when donuts are involved.
* LadyOfWar
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* TheStoic
** NotSoStoic: When donuts are involved.
* SweetTooth: Her favourite food is donuts, which Sasaki uses to bribe her.
* [[spoiler:ThatManIsDead: Nobume Imai is a pseudonym. Oboro reveals her former name was Mukuro. Whether or not this was also a pseudonym is unknown as of now.]]
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Donuts, as mentioned above.
* UndyingLoyalty: Shown to be very loyal towards Isaburo, trusting in his survival and [[spoiler:stating to Oboro she only works with Takasugi because he is.]]
* WhoWearsShortShorts: Although hers are hidden by her long white coat.
* WildCard: Just like Isaburo, her motives are pretty unclear. [[spoiler: Especially now that we know that she used to work with Oboro]].
* WomanInWhite
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair
* ZettaiRyouiki: Easily Grade A.

!!Ikumatsu Nishiki

!!!!!!Voiced by: MayumiAsano

Owner of the [[FistOfTheNorthStar Hokuto Shinken]] ramen shop in Edo. She lost her husband to members of the Anti-Foreigner Faction. Katsura hides out in her house to escape the Shinsengumi at one point and falls in love with her.
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: The only character to avert this so far.
* BoundAndGagged: By her brother-in-law.
* DamselInDistress: Her brother-in-law kidnaps her with the intention of selling her, but she gets saved by Katsura.
* DeterminedWidow: Despite being pretty defenseless, she still stands her ground firmly against her would-be embezzlers.
* MrsRobinson: She is somewhat older than Katsura.
* [[spoiler:ParentalAbandonment]]: [[spoiler:Her father disappeared when she was little. Turns out he had gotten amnesia after saving a young boy who would eventually become Ikumatsu's future husband.]]
* SamaritanRelationshipStarter: A variation. She gave Katsura home and shelter for a while, which he didn't quite expect from her. This is how he started to see her as a potential lover.
* SatelliteLoveInterest: Entirely linked to Katsura story wise and lost pretty much all plot significance after her first appearance. She only made cameos afterwards until finally regaining some importance in a recent arc.
** ImpliedLoveInterest: Her relationship with Katsura is heavily hinted at but never shown on-screen or on-panel.
* SilkHidingSteel: She's a very mannerly and hospitable lady who hides quite a fierce streak.

!!!!!!Voiced by: Teiyu Ichiryusai (Old), Yumi Uchiyama (Young)

A formerly legendary courtesan who in her youth was known as the highest ranking in Yoshiwara, as well as a favorite of the former Shogun, Sadasada Tokugawa.

She once made a promise to leave Yoshiwara with her loved one, who never returned to her. Learning of the promise, Gintoki and Tsukuyo set out to reunite her with her lover. [[spoiler:While it is initially presumed Sadasada was her lover, it is revealed that he only used her to lure his rivals to their deaths. Her lover actually turns out to be Sadasada's retainer, Maizou, whose promise to Suzuran had been found out by Sadasada and stopped.]]
* DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu: According to Hinowa, she made such a fuss about staying in Yoshiwara that '''Hosen''' relented and let her stay when it moved underground.
* FalseTeethTomfoolery: Accidentally spits them out straight at Gintoki's [[GroinAttack crotch]] after boasting how her skills as a courtesan are still as good as the younger girls'. Gintoki disagrees.
-->''"What kind of technique is this?!!"''
* HoneyTrap: [[spoiler:Sadasada forced her to be one to lure his rivals to their deaths in Yoshiwara.]]
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold
* IWasQuiteALooker
* IWillWaitForYou: Willing to wait for many years for her lover to return and take her away from Yoshiwara.
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* MiniatureSeniorCitizens
* ThePromise: Made a promise long ago with her lover to leave Yoshiwara with him. [[spoiler:It's postponed due to Sadasada's interference, but they meet up just before they both die and leave Yoshiwara for the afterlife together.]]
* StarCrossedLovers: [[spoiler:With Maizou, though they're finally reunited in the end.]]
* [[spoiler:TogetherInDeath]]: [[spoiler:Finally reunites with Maizou as they both die, their spirits walking together to the afterlife.]]
* WorldsMostBeautifulWoman: In her youth.

!!Maizou Rotten
!!!!!!Voiced by: ShigeruChiba (Old), Eiichiro Tokumoto (Young)

A loyal retainer of the Tokugawa Clan, noted for his service in keeping the former Shogun alive in a time of turmoil, during which he lost his left arm.

He raised the orphaned Shigeshige and Soyo, and currently serves as Soyo's personal retainer. [[spoiler:It is revealed that he was once Suzuran's lover and the one she made a promise to leave Yoshiwara with. Sadasada had learned of the promise and cut off the arm he made the promise with, as well as forbidding him to go see her on the pain of death for both of them.]]
* AnArmAndALeg: Lost his left arm long ago in service of the former Shogun. [[spoiler:Turns out Sadasada himself had it cut off when he learned of his promise to Suzuran. Then he has his other arm cut off as well when he learns Suzuran is still alive!]]
* BigOlEyebrows: Prominent even when he was young!
* CoolOldGuy
* [[spoiler:DistressedDude]]
* GrumpyOldMan
* IWasQuiteALooker
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]: [[spoiler:Presumably, as his spirit is seen walking to the afterlife with Suzuran in his arms.]]
* MiniatureSeniorCitizens
* NonActionGuy: He's simply too old and is lacking an arm to be able to fight, really.
* OldRetainer
* ParentalSubstitute: The one who raised the orphaned Shigeshige and Soyo, both of whom view him as their father figure.
* [[spoiler:ThePromise]]: [[spoiler:Promised Suzuran long ago that he'd take her away from Yoshiwara with him, but due to Sadasada's interference, this is postponed until they are finally reunited just before they die, whereupon they leave Yoshiwara for the afterlife together.]]
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:He was Suzuran's lover all along.]]
* [[spoiler:StarCrossedLovers]]: [[spoiler:With Suzuran, though they're finally reunited in the end.]]
* [[spoiler:TogetherInDeath]]: [[spoiler:Finally reunites with Suzuran as they both die, their spirits walking together to the afterlife.]]

!!Obi Hajime
!!!!!!Voiced by: MasayaOnosaka

The former head coach of the Shimura family dojo, the Koudokan.

He was like a [[BigBrotherMentor big brother]] to Tae and Shinpachi back in their childhood and all three used to be very close until he chose to take-off to outer space and earned the title of ''Galaxy Warrior''. He comes back late in the series and reunites with his estranged wards.

[[spoiler: Unfortunately, it is later revealed that he only survives thanks to his cybernetic half that was given to him by aliens who found him on the brink of death after he got defeated in one of his many battles. He was also infused with a split personality, called Kenofi, in the service of the aliens who fixed him.]]
* AssShove: At one point gets a beam saber shoved up his ass by Tae when he suggested that she and Gintoki were dating.
* BigBrotherMentor: To Shinpachi who calls him ''Hajime-nii''.
* [[spoiler:BlondGuysAreEvil: His Kenofi persona]].
* [[spoiler:CyberneticsEatYourSoul]]
* [[spoiler:DeadAllAlong: A variation. His original self is still present but without his cybernetic equipment, he would die.]]
* ElectronicEye: Has one brown eye and one red cybernetic eye.
* FirstLove: [[spoiler:Otae's]]
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Has a long scar that runs from his forehead, around his right eye and then to his right ear.
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice: He eventually takes out the aliens that were about to destroy Earth in order to spark a war by aiming the cannon indide his body at them.]]
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold
* HollywoodCyborg: He is literally half robot.
* InSeriesNickname: [[StarWars Obi]]-[[PunnyName One]].
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* LaserBlade: His weapon is a [[StarWars light-]] I mean beam saber. He's also able to project a huge one from his hand thanks to his cyborg half.
* PerpetualSmiler: Always has an ear-to-ear smile plastered on his face. [[spoiler:It's a clear indicator that his Kenofi persona is the one in control when he ''isn't'' smiling.]]
* [[spoiler:PersonOfMassDestruction]]
* [[spoiler:RedEyesTakeWarning: When his cyborg half takes over.]]
* ScarfOfAsskicking
* ShipperOnDeck: Briefly seems to be one for Gintoki and Tae, as he suggests the two were dating. [[AssShove Tae disagrees]].
* [[spoiler:SplitPersonalityTakeover: What his Kenofi persona tries to do.]]
* WaveMotionGun: [[spoiler:The aliens who fixed him put one in him. It's designed to fire when the planets align.]]
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* [[Characters/GintamaShinsengumi Shinsengumi]]
* [[Characters/GintamaKabukicho Kabukicho]]
* [[Characters/GintamaBakufu Bakufu]]
* [[Characters/GintamaKiheitai Kiheitai]]
* [[Characters/GintamaHarusame Harusame]]
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