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!!Oniwabanshū

[[folder:Ayame Sarutobi]]
!!Ayame Sarutobi
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!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/YuuKobayashi (JP), Creator/KazuyukiOkitsu (JP, male), Creator/AshleighBall (EN, series), Creator/CarliMosier (EN, movie), Creator/CarolinaTak (Spain)

A female ninja and former member of the now disbanded 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.

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!!Oniwabanshū

[[folder:Ayame Sarutobi]]
!!Ayame Sarutobi
!!People from Gintoki's past

[[folder:Shoyo Yoshida]]
!!Shoyo Yoshida
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!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/YuuKobayashi Creator/KoichiYamadera (JP), Creator/KazuyukiOkitsu (JP, male), Creator/AshleighBall Simon Hayama (EN, series), Creator/CarliMosier David Wald (EN, movie), Creator/CarolinaTak (Spain)

A female ninja
movie)

The swordmaster who taught Gintoki, Katsura
and former member Takasugi everything they know. He was unjustly accused of trying to raise an army and executed by the now disbanded Oniwabanshū nicknamed ''Sa-chan.'' She meets Gintoki when she falls through government, in return for saving 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.students' lives.



* AbhorrentAdmirer: Played with. It's not her ''looks'' that Gintoki finds abhorrent, [[NoGuyWantsToBeChased it's her attitude and her perverted persona]].
* ActionGirl: Don't be fooled by her silly antics, she ''is'' a quite capable fighter when she's not otherwise distracted.
* AssassinOutclassin: Often shown failing at carrying out her assassinations due to her [[BlindWithoutEm glasses]] falling off, leaving her blind.
* BadJobWorseUniform: She works at a "kunoichi cafe", wearing a HighlyVisibleNinja costume between assassination jobs.
* BeautyMark: It's under the corner of her eye.
* BigDamnHeroes: Shows up to save Zenzou from being killed by the Kihetai.
* BlindWithoutEm: Her horrible eyesight often leads her into trouble when she loses her glasses, which is made even worse 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.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Despite her wacky antics, when it's time to get serious she steps up the plate.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Purple hair and purple eyes.
* EmbarrassingNickname: "Sarutobi" means "flying monkey", and she's often called just "monkey" by people who don't like her.
* FingerlessGloves: Wears black gloves without fingers.
* {{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: Unlike most ninja in the series, she actually prefers throwing only a few kunai at the time, but she's equally capable of throwing a huge barrage of kunai at once.
* HighlyVisibleNinja: While she ''is'' a skilled ninja, her [[InTheNameOfTheMoon poetic declarations]] and tendency to lose her glasses prove an obstacle for her jobs.
* 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: Cracks her knuckles when she first appears by simply clenching her fists.
* LovableSexManiac: A RareFemaleExample. Her kinky antics are strictly PlayedForLaughs.
* MadLove: Gintoki is not interested in her and lets her know this harshly, but she gladly enjoys the poor treatment and rejection and will never stop stalking him.
* {{Meganekko}}: A pretty girl with glasses, though unless your name is Gintoki she is anything ''but'' sweet and pleasant.
* MsFanservice: Pretty much every appearance by her pushes the poor broadcasting regulations to their limits, especially when she shows up in SM gear or tied up in bondage.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Most people call her by her nickname "Sacchan", making it easy to forget her real name.
* ThePeepingTom: She often hides in the Yorozuya's HQ in order to peep on a naked Gintoki.
* ProfessionalKiller: She ''is'' an assassin after all. Unfortunately for her, she is seen failing at it more often than not.
* ScarfOfAsskicking: Wears a long purple scarf all the time, even in combat.
* 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: Subverted. All of her antics are strictly PlayedForLaughs just as much as Kondo is.
* StockNinjaWeaponry: Carries around some typical ninja gear, including kunai and caltrops.
* 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 for a time when Gengai "repairs" them.
** Hattori even says "''Dude, Iím not even entirely sure if we should classify those as eyewear or '''weapons of mass destruction'''.''"
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: She has light purple hair.

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* AbhorrentAdmirer: Played with. It's not her ''looks'' TheAtoner: It is implied that Gintoki finds abhorrent, [[NoGuyWantsToBeChased it's her attitude and her perverted persona]].
* ActionGirl: Don't be fooled by her silly antics, she ''is''
he had a quite capable fighter when she's not otherwise distracted.
* AssassinOutclassin: Often shown failing at carrying out her assassinations due to her [[BlindWithoutEm glasses]] falling off, leaving her blind.
* BadJobWorseUniform: She works at a "kunoichi cafe", wearing a HighlyVisibleNinja costume between assassination jobs.
* BeautyMark: It's under the corner of her eye.
* BigDamnHeroes: Shows up to save Zenzou from being killed by the Kihetai.
* BlindWithoutEm: Her horrible eyesight often leads her into trouble when she loses her glasses,
bloody past, which is made even worse he tries to atone for by teaching children in 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.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Despite her wacky antics,
countryside. [[spoiler:Later confirmed when it's time to get serious she steps up revealed he was [[SplitPersonality one of many Utsuro's selves]], the plate.
leader of Naraku.]]
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Purple hair and purple eyes.
* EmbarrassingNickname: "Sarutobi" means "flying monkey", and she's often called just "monkey" by
CharlesAtlasSuperpower: He's strong enough to knock people who don't straight down into the ground with a simple tap to the head.
* DecapitationPresentation: Gintoki, Katsura and Takasugi learned of his execution when they received his head. [[spoiler:Except not, ''Gintoki'' was the one forced to kill him. They just left the head behind for the three of them to look at afterwards.]]
* DisappearedDad: He's effectively the closest thing to a father Gintoki's ever had and died before the start of the series.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: While his death isn't immediately afterwards, last he's seen alive he allows himself to be taken by the Naraku while making his promise to Gintoki. [[spoiler:When his time of death actually comes, he accepts it willingly to ensure his three students survive.]]
* TheFaceless: His eyes aren't shown until a flashback in the Courtesan of a Nation Arc, which showed him to look either
like her.
a long haired and gentle version of Sougo, or a white haired version of Katsura.
* FingerlessGloves: Wears black gloves without fingers.
HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Had his moment in abandoning his past as one of many Utsuro's selves and changed to become a better person as a way to supress and resist his immortal identity in all possible means. This lasted until a grown up Gintoki was forced to execute him, which led him to come back to life as Utsuro again when the Naraku tried to burn his corpse.]]
* {{Flanderization}}: As with HistoricalDomainCharacter: Loosely based on the historical [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoshida_Shoin Yoshida Shoin]].
* LongHairedPrettyBoy: Long-haired? Check. Boyish good looks? Check.
* TheMentor: Considering how he taught Gintoki,
Katsura, her wackiness was turned all and Takasugi everything they know about the path of bushido and the amount of respect those three ''still'' have for him in return, Shoyo-sensei definitely qualifies despite appearing only in brief flashbacks.
* OffWithHisHead: The Bakufu ordered him executed and had his head cut off. The person who did said deed? [[spoiler:''Gintoki'', by
way up and her competence all the way down very shortly of a SadisticChoice to kill either his own teacher or his friends. This later led to Shoyo coming back to life as Utsuro again after her debut.
being burned on a pyre.]]
* FlechetteStorm: Unlike most ninja PerpetualSmiler: Has a cheerful smile constantly plastered on his face.
* PosthumousCharacter: He's dead
in the present time of the series, she actually prefers throwing only a few kunai at the time, but she's equally capable we learn of throwing a huge barrage of kunai at once.
* HighlyVisibleNinja: While she ''is'' a skilled ninja, her [[InTheNameOfTheMoon poetic declarations]]
him through flashbacks and tendency to lose her glasses prove an obstacle for her jobs.
* 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: Cracks her knuckles when she first appears by simply clenching her fists.
* LovableSexManiac: A RareFemaleExample. Her kinky antics are strictly PlayedForLaughs.
* MadLove: Gintoki is not interested in her and lets her know this harshly, but she gladly enjoys the poor treatment and rejection and will never stop stalking him.
* {{Meganekko}}: A pretty girl with glasses, though unless your name is Gintoki she is anything ''but'' sweet and pleasant.
* MsFanservice: Pretty much every appearance by her pushes the poor broadcasting regulations to their limits, especially when she shows up in SM gear or tied up in bondage.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Most people call her by her nickname "Sacchan", making it easy to forget her real name.
* ThePeepingTom: She often hides in the Yorozuya's HQ in order to peep on a naked Gintoki.
* ProfessionalKiller: She ''is'' an assassin after all. Unfortunately for her, she is seen failing at it more often than not.
* ScarfOfAsskicking: Wears a long purple scarf all the time, even in combat.
* SingleTargetSexuality: All of her affections are aimed at Gintoki. The
accounts from other guys she interacts with? Zenzo gets [[AssShove Ass Shoved]], Okita gets turned down for an S&M session (twice), characters.
* SadisticChoice: [[spoiler:Gintoki was forced to choose between executing his master or allowing Katsura
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
Takasugi to Otae.
* StalkingIsFunnyIfItIsFemaleAfterMale: Subverted. All of her antics are strictly PlayedForLaughs just as much as Kondo is.
* StockNinjaWeaponry: Carries around some typical ninja gear, including kunai and caltrops.
* 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 for a time when Gengai "repairs" them.
** Hattori even says "''Dude, Iím not even entirely sure if we should classify those as eyewear or '''weapons of mass destruction'''.''"
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: She has light purple hair.
die.]]



[[folder:Zenzo Hattori]]
!!Zenzo Hattori
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!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/KeijiFujiwara (JP). Creator/BrentMiller (EN)

A skilled ninja from the Oniwabanshū, acquainted with Ayame. He used to lead the organisation, but with it being disbanded, he takes what jobs he can get. He's a big fan of ''Weekly Shonen Jump'', just like Gintoki--he and Gintoki once 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 hemorrhoids. Even more unfortunately, Ayame loves taking advantage of that fact...

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[[folder:Zenzo Hattori]]
!!Zenzo Hattori
[[folder:Tasuke Kurokono]]
!!Tasuke Kurokono
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!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/KeijiFujiwara (JP). Creator/BrentMiller (EN)

Creator/KenshoOno

The phantom fifth man of Gintoki's comrades during the Joi War.
A skilled ninja team player and supporter, he was so forgettable that even his friends forgot about him during the war. In fact, they even forgot he was left in the temple they lured the Bakufu forces into and blew up, since they were playing kick the can and he was counting. Remembering this event, they begin fearing Kurokono has returned to take his revenge on them at a reunion party he supposedly invited them to. When it proves to be a plot from the Oniwabanshū, acquainted with Ayame. He used Kiheitai to lead take out Takasugi's former comrades, Kurokono himself shows up to stop them, proving the organisation, but with it being disbanded, he takes what jobs he can get. He's a big fan of ''Weekly Shonen Jump'', just like Gintoki--he phantom fifth man is real and Gintoki once 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 hemorrhoids. Even more unfortunately, Ayame loves taking advantage of that fact...alive.



* TheAce: Laziness aside, Zenzo is actually the strongest of the Oniwabanshu ninjas. In his first appearance he fought Gintoki to a standstill, has had several OneManArmy feats, and even successfully managed to [[spoiler:smuggle the shogun out of his palace after an assassination attempt]] without anyone realizing.
* 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. Of course, he's a lot more loyal to the Shogun and his friends than his personal philosophy suggests.
* AssShove: Poor guy, always getting something stuck up his ass.
* BadassBoast: Makes a boast when he saves Hinowa from Jiraia's mooks.
-->'''Zenzo:''' 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!
* BadassLongcoat: He wears a long blue coat as part of his more casual wear. Notable in that he wears it when he saves Hinowa from Jiraia's mooks and single-handedly takes them all down.
* BigDamnHeroes: In the Red Spider arc he shows up to save Hinowa when she is attacked by Jiraia's mooks.
-->'''Zenzo:''' [[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: His eyes are always covered by his air and never seen in the anime, though on occasion glimpsed in the manga. In recent dramatic moments, his blue eyes have shown themselves from behind the hair.
* BrilliantButLazy: Similar to Gintoki in combat skill and in obsession with Jump. 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: Despite his great skill, he has literally shitty luck as something always ends up getting stuck in his ass.
* BystanderSyndrome: Despite being nearby during Gintoki and Tsukuyo's first encounter with Jiraia, he stays out of the fight and just reads Jump on top of a container, leaving Gintoki to almost get killed and Tsukuyo to get captured. He does however save Gintoki's life by dragging him out of the water he fell into, before getting him to Yoshiwara for medical attention. He also later saves Hinowa from Jiraia's mooks.
* CombatPragmatist: As a ninja, Zenzo doesn't care one bit about fighting fairly. Smoke bombs, feints and traps are just the tricks of the trade of his profession.
* FakeDefector: Pretends to defect to the Kiheitai by [[spoiler:seemingly assassinating the Shogun, who was actually a BodyDouble.]]
* FlechetteStorm: Makes his grand entrance to protect Hinowa with an absurdly large amount of thrown kunai.
* HasAType: In his own words, he's not into pretty women and is more entranced by ugly ones. He was even attracted to the [[{{Gonk}} gender-bent Hijikata.]]
* 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: He befriends the clairvoyant little girl Okuni.
* IWasJustPassingThrough: His default excuse when he helps the Yorozuya is that he was simply nearby, always claiming that he [[BystanderSyndrome doesn't want to get involved in any way, shape or form]].
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He jabs at people and pretends to not care one bit about other people, but will often get personally involved when they are in danger
* LiteralAssKicking: Often the victim of this approach from Ayame.
* MrExposition: During the Red Spider Arc he provides most of the information about Jiraia's past, letting the audience know just who he is and what his motives are.
* {{Ninja}}: He is a very skilled ninja and is regarded as the closest thing to a leader among them.
* OneManArmy: Singlehandedly defeats Jiraia's large gang of mooks in the Red Spider arc.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: Claims to only have interest in the money he is hired with, but in certain cases he is perfectly willing to do the right thing without being paid for it.
* PocketProtector: A shojo manga magazine saves his life when he protects Okuni from one of his former employers.
* ProfessionalKiller: Just like Ayame, he works as an assassin.
* 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 where they fought over Jump 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: Like Sa-chan, he also wears a very long scarf all the time, and has no problem fighting while wearing it.
* StockNinjaWeaponry: He uses a wide variety of typical ninja weaponry in the series, including: Ninjato, kunai, smoke bombs, and flashbangs.
* StraightMan: He's even played straight man to ''Shinpachi''.
* StrangeMindsThinkAlike: He and Gintoki often comment on how similar they are in tastes and personality.
* UndyingLoyalty: Despite his insistence to the contrary, [[spoiler:Zenzo is actually extremely loyal and devoted to the Shogun Shigeshige. Part of his loyalty comes from being ChildhoodFriends with him.]]
* VolleyingInsults: Mostly with Gintoki, whenever a JUMP issue is involved.

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* TheAce: Laziness aside, Zenzo is actually the strongest of the Oniwabanshu ninjas. In his first appearance he fought Gintoki to a standstill, has had several OneManArmy feats, and even successfully managed to [[spoiler:smuggle the shogun out of his palace after an assassination attempt]] without anyone realizing.
* 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. Of course, he's a lot more loyal to the Shogun and his friends than his personal philosophy suggests.
* AssShove: Poor guy, always getting something stuck up his ass.
* BadassBoast: Makes a boast when he saves Hinowa from Jiraia's mooks.
-->'''Zenzo:''' 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!
* BadassLongcoat: He wears a long blue coat as part of his more casual wear. Notable in that he wears it when he saves Hinowa from Jiraia's mooks and single-handedly takes them all down.
* BigDamnHeroes: In the Red Spider arc he shows Shows up to save Hinowa when she is attacked by Jiraia's mooks.
-->'''Zenzo:''' [[SarcasmMode Oh sorry
Katsura and Sakamoto from the Kiheitai.
* TheFaceless: To enforce how people forget
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: His
him and canít remember his face, his eyes are always covered by his air and never seen in the anime, though on occasion glimpsed in the manga. In recent dramatic moments, his blue eyes have shown themselves from behind the hair.
* BrilliantButLazy: Similar to Gintoki in combat skill and in obsession with Jump. What's he doing
obscured when Jiraia beats Gintoki during his face is shown.
* ForgettableCharacter: Gintoki, Katsura and Sakamoto all completely forgot about him until
the two's first encounter? Laying back on top of fake reunion planned by Henpeita. They had to go through a nearby container, reading Jump, claiming he didn't see anything and flashback to discover that he wouldn't get involved, albeit with good reason, citing might actually have died. Not that he did anyway.
* TheGenericGuy: Apparently seen as so generic and helpful that people forget about him completely.
* {{Homage}}: He is a complete ShoutOut to ''Manga/KurokoNoBasuke''. Not only is
his father's own clash with Jiraia. Later name in the arc he saves Hinowa from a large group of Jiraia's mooks, taking them all down off-screen.
* ButtMonkey: Despite his great skill,
Japanese order Kurokono Tasuke, he has literally shitty luck Kuroko's [[Creator/KenshoOno voice actor]], is referred to as something always ends up getting stuck in his ass.
the phantom fifth man, and has a special talent for avoiding attention.
* BystanderSyndrome: OvershadowedByAwesome: Despite being nearby during Gintoki and Tsukuyo's first encounter pretty good in his own right, he is completely overshadowed by the feats of his friends. He is pretty content with Jiraia, he stays helping them out of from the fight shadows though.
* RememberTheNewGuy: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]]
and just reads Jump on top parodied; he suddenly gets introduced into the story as the fifth phantom member of a container, leaving Gintoki to almost get killed and Tsukuyo to get captured. He does however save Gintoki's life by dragging him out of the water he fell into, before getting him to Yoshiwara for medical attention. He also later saves Hinowa from Jiraia's mooks.
* CombatPragmatist: As a ninja, Zenzo doesn't care one bit about fighting fairly. Smoke bombs, feints and traps are just the tricks of the trade of his profession.
* FakeDefector: Pretends to defect to the Kiheitai by [[spoiler:seemingly assassinating the Shogun, who was actually a BodyDouble.]]
* FlechetteStorm: Makes his grand entrance to protect Hinowa with an absurdly large amount of thrown kunai.
* HasAType: In his own words, he's not into pretty women and is more entranced by ugly ones. He was even attracted to the [[{{Gonk}} gender-bent Hijikata.]]
* 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: He befriends the clairvoyant little girl Okuni.
* IWasJustPassingThrough: His default excuse when he helps the Yorozuya is that he was simply nearby, always claiming that he [[BystanderSyndrome doesn't want to get involved in any way, shape or form]].
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He jabs at people and pretends to not care one bit about other people,
war comrade, but will often get personally involved when they are in danger
* LiteralAssKicking: Often the victim of this approach from Ayame.
* MrExposition: During the Red Spider Arc he provides most of the information about Jiraia's past, letting the audience know just who he is and what his motives are.
* {{Ninja}}: He is a very skilled ninja and is regarded as the closest thing to a leader among them.
* OneManArmy: Singlehandedly defeats Jiraia's large gang of mooks in the Red Spider arc.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: Claims to only have interest in the money he is hired with, but in certain cases he is perfectly willing to do the right thing without being paid for it.
* PocketProtector: A shojo manga magazine saves his life when he protects Okuni from one of his former employers.
* ProfessionalKiller: Just like Ayame, he works as an assassin.
* 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 where they fought over Jump 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: Like Sa-chan, he also wears a very long scarf all the time, and has no problem fighting while wearing it.
* StockNinjaWeaponry: He uses a wide variety of typical ninja weaponry in the series, including: Ninjato, kunai, smoke bombs, and flashbangs.
* StraightMan: He's even played straight man to ''Shinpachi''.
* StrangeMindsThinkAlike: He and Gintoki often comment on how similar they are in tastes and personality.
* UndyingLoyalty: Despite his insistence to the contrary, [[spoiler:Zenzo is actually extremely loyal and devoted to the Shogun Shigeshige. Part of his loyalty comes from being ChildhoodFriends with him.]]
* VolleyingInsults: Mostly with
Gintoki, whenever Katsura, and Sakamoto all have a JUMP issue is involved.hard time remembering who exactly he is.



[[folder:Zenzo's Father]]
!!Zenzo's Father
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/zenzo_sr_337.png]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/TomomichiNishimura

Zenzo's father, who died shortly before actually setting foot in the series -- though what appears to be his ghost sticks around for a moment to play kick-the-chan with Yorozuya. He was the previous leader of the Oniwabanshū, having retired after getting his leg injured while protecting the former Shogun. After retiring, he settled down to teach the next generation of Oniwabanshū; including Ayame Sarutobi and his own son Zenzo.

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[[folder:Zenzo's Father]]
!!Zenzo's Father
[[folder:Pakuyasa]]
!!Pakuyasa
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/zenzo_sr_337.png]]
org/pmwiki/pub/images/pakuyasa.jpg]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/TomomichiNishimura

Zenzo's father, who died shortly before actually setting foot
Creator/NobuyukiHiyama

This legendary warrior once fought
in the series -- though what appears to be war against Amanto. Known as Pakuyasa, he cut his ghost sticks around for a moment to play kick-the-chan way across the battlefield, his white hair and clothes colored red with Yorozuya. He was blood. During the previous leader war, he fought against the great swordsman Batou of the Oniwabanshū, having retired Harusame to avenge his wounded comrade. Unable to kill him, Batou has been looking for him for ten years in order to fight him again, seemingly finding him during the battle on the planet Rakuyo.

In reality, Pakuyasa was just a self-proclaimed disciple of the great Shiroyasha, Gintoki. He lacked any real skill with a sword, but had a lot of passion, so he was put in charge of food supplies. When Batou fought him, his mind-reading third eye picked up on Gintoki's powerful killing intent, putting him in a fight against an illusion and making him confuse the two.

He left the war
after getting his leg injured a short while protecting the former Shogun. because he was not cut out for it, opening up a candy shop. After retiring, he settled down to teach the next generation of Oniwabanshū; including Ayame Sarutobi got sued, he opened a lingerie shop and his own son Zenzo.got arrested for public obscenity. Now he does sketchy odd jobs, just like Gintoki.



* AdultChild: He had a quite childish fascination with the game kick-the-can.
* BadassGrandpa: He was a very skilled ninja well into his old age.
* BodyDouble: Acted as one for former Shogun Sadasada, knowing that Jiraia would try to assassinate him.
* CareerEndingInjury: Jiraia injured his legs to such a degree he could no longer work as a ninja.
* DirtyOldMan: According to Zenzo, he sold all of his Jump magazines to buy a lot of porn [=DVDs=].
* DualWielding: Wielded two short swords in his confrontation with Jiraia.
* HandicappedBadass: Despite his leg injury forcing him into retirement, he was still a quite capable ninja.
* {{Ninja}}: As the leader of the Oniwabanshu, he was a skilled ninja in his own right.
* NoNameGiven: We never hear his actual name; the most we know for sure is that his family name is Hattori.
* PosthumousCharacter: Apart from the one instance of his apparent ghost appearing to play kick-the-can with the Yorozuya, he's mostly explored through other characters and in flashbacks.
* RetiredBadass: Retired at the time of his death, but seemingly still quite skilled.
* ReverseGrip: Held two short swords reversed in his hands when he faced Jiraia.

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* AdultChild: He had a quite childish fascination with the game kick-the-can.
* BadassGrandpa: He was a very skilled ninja well into his old age.
* BodyDouble: Acted as one for former Shogun Sadasada, knowing that Jiraia would try to assassinate him.
* CareerEndingInjury: Jiraia injured his legs to such a degree he could no longer work as a ninja.
* DirtyOldMan: According to Zenzo, he sold all of his Jump magazines to buy a lot of porn [=DVDs=].
* DualWielding: Wielded two short swords in his confrontation with Jiraia.
* HandicappedBadass: Despite his leg injury forcing
FanDisservice: When Gintoki talks about him into retirement, opening a lingerie shop, we get a shot of him wearing said lingerie. Appropriately he was still a quite capable ninja.
arrested for public obsenity.
* {{Ninja}}: As IdenticalStranger: Parodied. He ''almost'' resembles Gintoki during the leader of war, having white hair and wearing the Oniwabanshu, he was a skilled ninja in his own right.
* NoNameGiven: We never hear his actual name; the most we know for sure is that his family name is Hattori.
* PosthumousCharacter: Apart from the one instance of his apparent ghost appearing to play kick-the-can with the Yorozuya,
same outfit, except he's mostly explored through other characters and in flashbacks.
* RetiredBadass: Retired at the time of his death, but seemingly
''fat''. Batou somehow still quite skilled.
confuses him with Gintoki.
* ReverseGrip: Held two short swords reversed in MistakenForBadass: Batou thought he was the most amazing warrior he has ever fought and confuses him with Gintoki, but he is actually a novice with the sword who left the war shortly after. The reason Batou is mistaken is because his hands mind-reading third eye picked up the nearby Gintoki's powerful killing intent, putting him in an illusionary battle against him.
* NonActionGuy: Batou thought he was a great warrior, but he actually has little skill with the sword, which is why he left the war shortly after.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Pakuyasa is just a nickname he was given during the war, while his real name is never mentioned.
* WorthyOpponent: Batou ''thought'' he was the most amazing warrior he ever fought against and is excited
when he faced Jiraia.encounters Gintoki on Rakuyo, having confused not only the two's appearances, but also their fighting skills.



[[folder:Kaoru Waki]]
!!Kaoru Waki
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/a85c539b043edab3a6a3be56bc9bea41.jpg]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/SatomiArai

A fellow member of the disbanded Oniwabanshū, and an acquaintance of both Sa-chan and Zenzo. She works as part of the [[QuirkyMinibossSquad Shinobi 5]], a group of ninjas led by Zenzo which clashes with the Yorozuya at one point. Her daytime job is at a flower shop.

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[[folder:Kaoru Waki]]
!!Kaoru Waki
!!Onmyoji and Shikigami

[[folder:Ana Ketsuno]]
!!Ana Ketsuno
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/a85c539b043edab3a6a3be56bc9bea41.jpg]]
org/pmwiki/pub/images/ketsuno_ana_9860.png]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/SatomiArai

Creator/SayakaNarita

A fellow member 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. The latter is the focus of the disbanded Oniwabanshū, and an acquaintance of both Sa-chan and Zenzo. She works as part of the [[QuirkyMinibossSquad Shinobi 5]], Onmyoji arc. Gintoki has a group of ninjas led by Zenzo which clashes with the Yorozuya at one point. crush on her.

Her daytime job real name is at a flower shop.Crystal.



* ActionGirl: She can handle herself just as well as Sa-chan.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: In her first appearance she throws roses as kunai.
* {{Ninja}}: Trained as a ninja alongside Zenzo and Sa-chan.
* PetalPower: One of her ninja techniques spreads out rose petals that paralyzes her foes.
* PunchClockVillain: Like Zenzo, the main reason she fights Sa-chan and the Yorozuya in her first appearance is because she was hired by the magister that "kidnapped" Elizabeth.
* SomethingAboutARose: Carries around a rose, and even uses them as weapons.

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* ActionGirl: ArrangedMarriage: She can handle married Doman as part of a peace agreement between the Shirino Clan and Ketsuno Clan. Seimei got her to divorce Doman when he noticed how sad she was.
* ButNotTooForeign: According to Sorachi, the reason her real name is Crystal is because one of her parents was a foreigner.
* ChekhovsGunman: She is a minor character for most of the series, but later ends up important in the Onmyoji arc, along with the fact she was once married and now divorced.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: She names her dog [[OverlyLongName Last of the Mohicans Night of the Living Dead McGuffin]].
* DissonantSerenity: She is almost always smiling, even while giving her Black Horoscopes.
--> Today you die! Today your lucky color is red. So let's hide that blood-covered body with something red!
* LetsGetDangerous: Previously thought to be little more than a cutesy weather reporter, but when a shikigami comes crashing into Gintoki's house she reveals
herself just as well as Sa-chan.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: In her first appearance she throws roses as kunai.
* {{Ninja}}: Trained as
to be a ninja alongside Zenzo rather badass onmyoji and Sa-chan.
destroys it.
* PetalPower: One of her ninja techniques spreads out rose petals TheOjou: A nice, humble one.
* {{Onmyodo}}: It is revealed later in the series
that paralyzes she actually uses magic and fortunetelling to predict the weather with. Her skill at onmyodo is shown off by her foes.
* PunchClockVillain: Like Zenzo, the main reason she fights Sa-chan and
instantly destroying a giant shikigami that crashed into the Yorozuya in building.
* PerpetualSmiler: Always smiling and seemingly happy.
* SummonMagic: As an [[{{Onmyodo}} onmyoji]] she has a shikigami under
her first appearance is because she was hired by the magister command that "kidnapped" Elizabeth.
she is able to summon at will. Hers is the sadistic CuteBruiser Gedomaru.
* SomethingAboutARose: Carries around a rose, and even uses them as weapons.UnfortunateName: Ketsuno Ana = "ketsu no ana" = [[VulgarHumor asshole]].



[[folder:Gou]]
!!Gou
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/WataruHatano

Gou is one of the members of the Shinobi Five, a group of ninjas led by Zenzo which is hired by the magistrate Chintaro Toyama. Like his comrades, Gou used to be a member of the now disbanded Oniwabanshu, and was trained by Zenzo's father.

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[[folder:Gou]]
!!Gou
[[folder:Seimei Ketsuno]]
!!Seimei Ketsuno
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/seimei_ketsuno_9726.png]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/WataruHatano

Gou
Creator/HikaruMidorikawa

The young head of the Ketsuno Clan and also Ana Ketsuno's big brother. A very talented onmyoji, who
is regarded as one of the members of most powerful in history. He works for the Shinobi Five, a group Bakufu as the lead guardian of ninjas led by Zenzo Edo, which is hired by means he has shikigami scattered all over town to gather information. He processes this information and delivers it to the magistrate Chintaro Toyama. Like his comrades, Gou Bakufu. He used to be a member of friends with Doman despite their clan's rivalry, but their relationship soured as Doman became obsessed with defeating Seimei and having his clan surpass Seimei's. Despite this, he still seeks to end the now disbanded Oniwabanshu, and was trained by Zenzo's father.centuries long rivalry between the two clans.



* ButtMonkey: Gou doesn't have a lot of luck in the two appearances he speaks in. When he is first encountered, he eats Katsura's curry alongside Shuwa and Matsuo, which upsets his stomach and leads to his humiliating defeat. In his second appearance, Sacchan accidentally lands on his crotch and crushes it while he is talking with Zenzo.
* DoppelgangerSpin: After being affected by Katsura's poisoned, he uses a ninja technique to make several copies of himself to distract and attack the enemy. Unfortunately, the real him is quite obviously struggling with an upset stomach and he is quickly defeated.
* GroinAttack: Sacchan accidentally lands on his crotch and crushes it during the funeral for Zenzo's father.
* {{Ninja}}: He is another ninja trained by Zenzo's father.
* PeekABangs: His right eye is always covered by his hair, making him look more intimidating.
* PunchClockVillain: Like the rest of the Shinobi Five, he is an enemy the first time he appears before he has been hired by Chintaro Toyama. In later appearances he is actually an ally.
* ScarfOfAsskicking: He wears a long red scarf, which comes with the territory as a ninja.

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* ButtMonkey: Gou TheAce: An immensely talented and super powerful onmyoji, well respected and looked up by almost everyone that knows him.
* BareHandedBladeBlock: Blocks a shikigami's sword with a single hand after releasing his full power.
* BeamOWar: Engages in a battle of magical blasts with Doman, his blue magic against Doman's red, which ends with him blasting Doman off the arena. The commentator even compares it to Manga/DragonBall!
* ButNotTooForeign: Like with his sister, one of their parents was a foreigner. The reason he has a Japanese name while she
doesn't have a lot of luck in is because the two appearances he speaks in. When he is first encountered, he eats Katsura's curry alongside Shuwa and Matsuo, which upsets his stomach and leads to his humiliating defeat. In his second appearance, Sacchan accidentally lands on his crotch and crushes it while he is talking with Zenzo.
* DoppelgangerSpin: After being affected by Katsura's poisoned, he uses a ninja technique to make several copies
head of himself to distract and attack the enemy. Unfortunately, the real him is quite obviously struggling with an upset stomach and he is quickly defeated.
* GroinAttack: Sacchan accidentally lands on his crotch and crushes it during the funeral for Zenzo's father.
* {{Ninja}}: He is another ninja trained by Zenzo's father.
* PeekABangs: His right eye is
clan always covered by his hair, making him look more intimidating.
* PunchClockVillain: Like
takes on the rest of the Shinobi Five, he is an enemy the first time he appears before he has been hired by Chintaro Toyama. In later appearances he is actually an ally.
name Seimei.
* ScarfOfAsskicking: He wears a long red scarf, HistoricalDomainCharacter: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abe_no_Seimei Abe no Seimei]] probably. According to legend Abe no Seimei wasn't fully human, which comes fits with the territory Seimei not being fully Japanese in an odd way.
* IAmNotLeftHanded: His power is normally limited due to all the shikigami he has stationed around Edo, but in his fight with Doman he recalls every single shikigami to focus his power and utterly curb stomp him.
* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: Tries it on Doman when Antenmaru takes over his body.
* {{Onmyodo}}: The most powerful onmyoji in the series.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: Extremely powerful when he calls upon his full power.
* PlayingWithFire: Countering Doman's boast of incinerating him with "an infinite number of flames", Seimei conjures 1562 flaming wards against Doman's measly 103 wards.
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue oni to Doman's red oni, which is even reflected in the color of their spells.
* SinisterSurveillance: Strangely heroic example. He has shikigami stationed around the city to act
as his eyes and relays the information they gather to the Bakufu.
* TheStoic: Calm and composed, except for when his sister is on tv.
* StraightMan: With Shinpachi briefly loses the role due to being forced into
a ninja.Shikigami's costume, Seimei takes over the role by making exaggerated reactions to everybody's antics.
* SummonMagic: Able to call upon ''a lot'' of shikigami, though he generally only uses them to non-violent ends.



[[folder:Shuwa]]
!!Shuwa
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/HisaoEgawa

Shuwa is one of the members of the Shinobi Five, a group of ninjas led by Zenzo which is hired by the magistrate Chintaro Toyama. Like his comrades, Shuwa used to be a member of the now disbanded Oniwabanshu.

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[[folder:Shuwa]]
!!Shuwa
[[folder:Doman Shirino]]
!!Doman Shirino
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/doman_shirino_747.png]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/HisaoEgawa

Shuwa is one
Creator/KenNarita

Head
of the members Shirino Clan and a rival of Seimei. Although the Shinobi Five, a group of ninjas led by Zenzo which is hired by two started out as friends despite the magistrate Chintaro Toyama. Like struggle between their clans, Doman was pressured by his comrades, Shuwa used father into trying to be a member of defeat Seimei and surpass his clan. He eventually became bitter after the now disbanded Oniwabanshu.years of humiliation he suffered in trying to defeat Seimei and his hatred of his former friend has since then grown. However, he still agreed to a peace treaty between the two clans on a single condition: That he marry Seimei's sister and his long-time crush Ana Ketsuno. Following their divorce, Doman seeks to exact his revenge on both Seimei and his sister.



* ClothingDamage: In the anime, his attempt to use the Doping Technique causes his muscles to grow huge and destroy his shirt. When the muscles then reverse into his legs, he is left with an exposed thin upper body.
* CoolShades: Always wears a pair of sunglasses, which adds to his tough look.
* DarkSkinnedBlond: In the anime at least, he is blond-haired and has darker skin than the other members of the Shinobi Five.
* GrowingMusclesSequence: After being affected by Katsura's poisoned curry, he attempts to use a ninja technique to increase his already big muscles. In the manga it just causes him to poop, but in the anime it causes his muscles to grow huge and rip his shirt apart, only to then reverse into his legs as he poops, leaving his upper body thin.
* {{Ninja}}: Despite his huge muscular appearance, he is a fellow ninja of the Shinobi Five and a former member of the Oniwabanshu.
* PunchClockVillain: Like the rest of the Shinobi Five, he is an enemy the first time he appears before he has been hired by Chintaro Toyama. In later appearances he is actually an ally.
* ScarfOfAsskicking: He wears a long green scarf, which comes with the territory as a ninja.

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* ClothingDamage: In ArcVillain: Of the anime, Onmyoji Arc.
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: An onmyoji variant, being overconfident in the superiority of
his attempt magic and eager to use trample on his opponent's.
* AssShove: A frequent victim of butt-related abuse, with Gintoki smashing him down several times on Gedomaru's club. Not helping
the Doping Technique causes problem, he also has hemorrhoids like Zenzo.
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: Gets turned into a demonic giant when Antenmaru fully takes over
his muscles body.
* BeamOWar: Engages in a battle of magical blasts with Seimei, his red magic against Seimei's blue, which ends with Doman being blasted off the arena. The commentator even compares it
to grow huge Manga/DragonBall!
* ButtMonkey: Despite being the villain of the arc, he is treated with little in the way of respect
and destroy suffers a lot of physical abuse, especially to his shirt. When ass.
* DemonicPossession: His body is possessed by Antenmaru, an evil spirit long since thought to be vanquished.
* DisneyDeath: He initially appears to die when Antenmaru is defeated, only for him to show up alive and well after
the muscles then reverse end of the arc, with no reason provided. The characters are also surprised about it.
* EvilFormerFriend: He and Seimei were once close friends, but their clans' opposition to each other soured their relationship.
* FightingFromTheInside: Holds back Antenmaru after he takes over his body, allowing Gintoki to defeat him.
* HeelFaceTurn: Reforms at the end of the Onmyoji arc.
* HeroicSacrifice: Subverted in that he actually survives.
* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Probably Abe no Seimei's rival Ashiya Doman.
* LongHairedPrettyBoy: He's certainly not bad on the eyes and has long hair to match.
* {{Onmyodo}}: He's actually a pretty decent onmyoji but compared to Seimei he just can't measure up.
* PeekABangs: His hair covers his left eye.
* PlayingWithFire: Summons 103 flaming wards and boasts of incinerating Seimei with an infinite number of flames. Too bad for him Seimei summons almost 15 times that number of wards.
* PowerTattoo: Gedomaru takes the tattoo on his face as a sign he's been dabbling in forbidden magic, but it's actually a sign that he's let Antenmaru's spirit
into his legs, he is left with an exposed thin upper body.
* CoolShades: Always wears a pair of sunglasses, which adds to his tough look.
* DarkSkinnedBlond: In the anime at least, he is blond-haired and has darker skin than the other members of the Shinobi Five.
* GrowingMusclesSequence: After being affected by Katsura's poisoned curry, he attempts to use a ninja technique
body to increase his already big muscles. In the manga it just causes him own power. The tattoo even glows red when he uses some of his dark magic.
* RedOniBlueOni: The red oni
to poop, but Seimei's blue oni, which is even reflected in the anime it causes his muscles to grow huge color of their spells.
* TheRival: Seimei's.
* SquishyWizard: Invoked when he fights Gintoki
and rip his shirt apart, only Gedomaru, who make it a key part of their strategy to then reverse into his legs as he poops, leaving his upper body thin.
* {{Ninja}}: Despite his huge muscular appearance, he is a fellow ninja of the Shinobi Five and a former member of the Oniwabanshu.
* PunchClockVillain: Like the rest of the Shinobi Five, he is an enemy the first time he appears
brutally attack him before he has been hired by Chintaro Toyama. In later appearances he is actually an ally.
* ScarfOfAsskicking:
can use his magic. He wears a long green scarf, which comes manages to get out of it with an illusion, but not before being thoroughly humiliated.
* StalkerWithACrush: For Ana Ketsuno.
* WeatherManipulation: Changes
the territory as a ninja.weather through magic to contradict Ana Ketsuno's weather forecasts.



[[folder:Matsuo]]
!!Matsuo
!!!!!!Voiced by: Matsuo Matsuo

Matsuo is one of the members of the Shinobi Five, a group of ninjas led by Zenzo which is hired by the magistrate Chintaro Toyama. Like his comrades, Matsuo used to be a member of the now disbanded Oniwabanshu.

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[[folder:Matsuo]]
!!Matsuo
[[folder:Gedomaru]]
!!Gedomaru
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/gedomaru_6946.png]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Matsuo Matsuo

Matsuo is one of
Creator/AyakoKawasumi

A shikigami, bound in service to Ana Ketsuno. Originally an evil spirit, she was caught long ago by onmyoji when she was tearing up Mount Oe during
the members of the Shinobi Five, a group of ninjas led by Zenzo which Heian period. Cold and relentless, Gedoumaru will do anything to beat her opponent and is hired by the magistrate Chintaro Toyama. Like his comrades, Matsuo used not above putting up an act just to be a member of the now disbanded Oniwabanshu.get her opponents to lower their guard.



* {{Gonk}}: He is drawn with an exaggerated and ugly appearance to add to his nerdiness.
* IfMyCalculationsAreCorrect: He is able to instantly calculate that the chances of him, Shuwa and Gou being able to counter Katsura and Kagura's curry techniques are 99.8%. When both Gou and Shuwa have been defeated, he calculates that the chances of him being defeated in the next panel or scene is 99.8%, before he is knocked out by Shinpachi.
* NerdGlasses: Wears a pair of glasses that reinforces his status as the smart and nerdy one of the Shinobi Five.
* {{Ninja}}: Despite his rather nerdy appearance, he is a fellow ninja of the Shinobi Five and a former member of the Oniwabanshu.
* PunchClockVillain: Like the rest of the Shinobi Five, he is an enemy the first time he appears before he has been hired by Chintaro Toyama. In later appearances he is actually an ally.
* ScarfOfAsskicking: He wears a long yellow scarf, which comes with the territory as a ninja.

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* {{Gonk}}: He is drawn ActionGirl: She lays quite the smack down with an exaggerated and ugly appearance to add to his nerdiness.
* IfMyCalculationsAreCorrect: He is able to instantly calculate
that the chances mace.
* CarryABigStick: She wields a giant tetsubo, a studded club used in Japanese warfare.
* CombatPragmatist: She will act out a highly dramatic scenario where she's mourning her mother to get her enemies to drop their guard, allowing her to go in for an easy kill. Her teamwork with Gintoki also consists
of him, Shuwa and Gou being able to counter Katsura and Kagura's curry techniques are 99.8%. When both Gou and Shuwa have been defeated, he calculates that the chances of him being defeated in the next panel or scene is 99.8%, them physically humiliating Doman before he is knocked out by Shinpachi.
can use his magic.
* NerdGlasses: Wears a pair CuteBruiser: She might be small and looks cute, but she packs hell of glasses a punch with that reinforces his status as mace.
* EmptyEyes: Likely due to her shikigami nature.
* HornedHumanoid: Tiny little horns at that.
* OurDemonsAreDifferent: An evil spirit turned into a shikigami by onmyoji.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: One of
the smart and nerdy shortest characters in the series, but also one of the Shinobi Five.
* {{Ninja}}: Despite his rather nerdy appearance, he is a fellow ninja of the Shinobi Five and a former member of the Oniwabanshu.
* PunchClockVillain: Like the rest of the Shinobi Five, he is an enemy the
physically strongest. She takes down huge shikigami several times her own size in her first time he appears before he appearance.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: She's still an evil spirit after all.
* TheStoic: She
has been hired by Chintaro Toyama. In later appearances he is actually an ally.
a mostly cold demeanor about her.
* ScarfOfAsskicking: He wears UndyingLoyalty: She's genuinely loyal to Ana Ketsuno, who treats her like a long yellow scarf, which comes with friend.
* WeaponAcrossTheShoulder: She often carries her mace over
the territory as a ninja.shoulder.



!!People from Gintoki's past

[[folder:Shoyo Yoshida]]
!!Shoyo Yoshida
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/yoshida_shoyo_1.jpg]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/KoichiYamadera (JP), Simon Hayama (EN, series), David Wald (EN, movie)

The swordmaster who taught Gintoki, Katsura and Takasugi everything they know. He was unjustly accused of trying to raise an army and executed by the government, in return for saving his students' lives.

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!!People from Gintoki's past

[[folder:Shoyo Yoshida]]
!!Shoyo Yoshida
[[folder:Antenmaru]]
!!Antenmaru
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/yoshida_shoyo_1.jpg]]
org/pmwiki/pub/images/antenmaru.jpg]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/KoichiYamadera (JP), Simon Hayama (EN, series), David Wald (EN, movie)

The swordmaster
Kazuyuki Ishikawa

An evil god
who taught Gintoki, Katsura and Takasugi everything they know. plagued the capital with eternal rain a thousand years ago. He was unjustly accused of trying to raise an army vanquished and executed sealed away by the government, in return for saving his students' lives.two Mikado brothers from whom both the Ketsuno and Shirino Clans are descended. He eventually possessed the brother from which the Shirino clan is descended, after he had killed the Ketsuno brother, but was sealed away again by the other brother's son.



* TheAtoner: It is implied that he had a bloody past, which he tries to atone for by teaching children in the countryside. [[spoiler:Later confirmed when it's revealed he was [[SplitPersonality one of many Utsuro's selves]], the leader of Naraku.]]
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: He's strong enough to knock people straight down into the ground with a simple tap to the head.
* DecapitationPresentation: Gintoki, Katsura and Takasugi learned of his execution when they received his head. [[spoiler:Except not, ''Gintoki'' was the one forced to kill him. They just left the head behind for the three of them to look at afterwards.]]
* DisappearedDad: He's effectively the closest thing to a father Gintoki's ever had and died before the start of the series.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: While his death isn't immediately afterwards, last he's seen alive he allows himself to be taken by the Naraku while making his promise to Gintoki. [[spoiler:When his time of death actually comes, he accepts it willingly to ensure his three students survive.]]
* TheFaceless: His eyes aren't shown 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.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Had his moment in abandoning his past as one of many Utsuro's selves and changed to become a better person as a way to supress and resist his immortal identity in all possible means. This lasted until a grown up Gintoki was forced to execute him, which led him to come back to life as Utsuro again when the Naraku tried to burn his corpse.]]
* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Loosely based on the historical [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoshida_Shoin Yoshida Shoin]].
* LongHairedPrettyBoy: Long-haired? Check. Boyish good looks? Check.
* TheMentor: Considering how he 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, Shoyo-sensei definitely qualifies despite appearing only in brief flashbacks.
* OffWithHisHead: The Bakufu ordered him executed and had his head cut off. The person who did said deed? [[spoiler:''Gintoki'', by way of a SadisticChoice to kill either his own teacher or his friends. This later led to Shoyo coming back to life as Utsuro again after being burned on a pyre.]]
* PerpetualSmiler: Has a cheerful smile constantly plastered on his face.
* PosthumousCharacter: He's dead in the present time of the series, but we learn of him through flashbacks and accounts from other characters.
* SadisticChoice: [[spoiler:Gintoki was forced to choose between executing his master or allowing Katsura and Takasugi to die.]]

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* TheAtoner: It is implied that AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: When he had assumes direct control of Doman's body, he turns into a bloody past, demonic giant.
* BreathWeapon: Shoots beams out of his mouth.
* DemonicPossession: He possessed the brother from
which he tries to atone for by teaching children in the countryside. [[spoiler:Later confirmed when it's revealed Shirino clan is descended until he was [[SplitPersonality one of many Utsuro's selves]], killed by the leader of Naraku.]]
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: He's strong enough to knock people straight down into the ground with a simple tap to the head.
* DecapitationPresentation: Gintoki, Katsura and Takasugi learned of his execution when they received his head. [[spoiler:Except not, ''Gintoki'' was the one forced to kill him. They just left the head behind for the three of them to look at afterwards.]]
* DisappearedDad: He's effectively the closest thing to a father Gintoki's ever had and died before the start
son of the series.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: While his death isn't immediately afterwards, last he's seen alive he allows himself to be taken by the Naraku while making his promise to Gintoki. [[spoiler:When his time of death actually comes, he accepts it willingly to ensure his three students survive.]]
* TheFaceless: His eyes aren't shown 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.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Had his moment in abandoning his past as one of many Utsuro's selves and changed to become a better person as a way to supress and resist his immortal identity in all possible means. This lasted until a grown up Gintoki was forced to execute him, which led him to come back to life as Utsuro again when the Naraku tried to burn his corpse.]]
* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Loosely based on the historical [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoshida_Shoin Yoshida Shoin]].
* LongHairedPrettyBoy: Long-haired? Check. Boyish good looks? Check.
* TheMentor: Considering how he 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, Shoyo-sensei definitely qualifies despite appearing only in brief flashbacks.
* OffWithHisHead: The Bakufu ordered him executed and had his head cut off. The person who did said deed? [[spoiler:''Gintoki'', by way of a SadisticChoice to kill either his own teacher or his friends. This later led to Shoyo coming back to life as Utsuro again after being burned on a pyre.]]
* PerpetualSmiler: Has a cheerful smile constantly plastered on his face.
* PosthumousCharacter: He's dead in
Ketsuno brother. In the present time he also takes over Doman's body.
* HornedHumanoid: When he takes over Doman's body, he sprouts horns from the top of his head.
* OurDemonsAreDifferent: One
of the series, but we learn of him most powerful evil spirits.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Right there in his character image.
* PhysicalGod: Explicitly referred to as an evil god.
* SealedEvilInACan: He was sealed away
through flashbacks the efforts of the ancestors of the Ketsuno and accounts from other characters.
* SadisticChoice: [[spoiler:Gintoki was forced to choose between executing
Shirino Clans. In the present day, Doman breaks his master or allowing Katsura seal and Takasugi to die.]]brings him into his body.
* WeatherManipulation: Calls forth huge storms with his very presence.



[[folder:Tasuke Kurokono]]
!!Tasuke Kurokono
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!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/KenshoOno

The phantom fifth man of Gintoki's comrades during the Joi War. A team player and supporter, he was so forgettable that even his friends forgot about him during the war. In fact, they even forgot he was left in the temple they lured the Bakufu forces into and blew up, since they were playing kick the can and he was counting. Remembering this event, they begin fearing Kurokono has returned to take his revenge on them at a reunion party he supposedly invited them to. When it proves to be a plot from the Kiheitai to take out Takasugi's former comrades, Kurokono himself shows up to stop them, proving the phantom fifth man is real and alive.

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[[folder:Tasuke Kurokono]]
!!Tasuke Kurokono
!!Miko

[[folder:Ane]]
!!Ane
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/b5ba10b6303f4127742a782d9af42868.org/pmwiki/pub/images/miko_ane.jpg]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/KenshoOno

The phantom fifth man of Gintoki's comrades during
Creator/MayaOkamoto

Ane is a former miko shrine maiden in Edo. Together with her sister Mone, she used to tend a shrine where
the Joi War. A team player and supporter, he was so forgettable that even his friends forgot about him during Terminal now stands, said to be the war. In fact, location of the Dragon's Hole, where the chi of the Earth flows out. After losing the shrine, they even forgot he was could no longer care for both of their dog gods and left one of them with the Yorozuya, who named him Sadaharu. When Sadaharu later goes on a rampage because of being fed strawberry milk, the two sisters show up to help them bring him back to normal.

Between the two sisters, Ane is the one who earns money for the both of them. She works as hostess
in the temple they lured Snack Smile Cabaret Club in Kabukicho, where she puts her natural talent at manipulating men to good use to wring money out of their pockets. As one of the Bakufu forces top hostesses at the club, she gets into and blew up, since they were playing kick the can and he was counting. Remembering this event, they begin fearing Kurokono has returned to take his revenge on them at a reunion party he supposedly invited them to. When it proves to be a plot from the Kiheitai to take out Takasugi's former comrades, Kurokono himself shows up to stop them, proving the phantom fifth man is real and alive.rivalry with Tae.



* BigDamnHeroes: Shows up to save Katsura and Sakamoto from the Kiheitai.
* TheFaceless: To enforce how people forget about him and canít remember his face, his eyes are always obscured when his face is shown.
* ForgettableCharacter: Gintoki, Katsura and Sakamoto all completely forgot about him until the fake reunion planned by Henpeita. They had to go through a flashback to discover that he might actually have died. Not that he did anyway.
* TheGenericGuy: Apparently seen as so generic and helpful that people forget about him completely.
* {{Homage}}: He is a complete ShoutOut to ''Manga/KurokoNoBasuke''. Not only is his name in Japanese order Kurokono Tasuke, he has Kuroko's [[Creator/KenshoOno voice actor]], is referred to as the phantom fifth man, and has a special talent for avoiding attention.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: Despite being pretty good in his own right, he is completely overshadowed by the feats of his friends. He is pretty content with helping them out from the shadows though.
* RememberTheNewGuy: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] and parodied; he suddenly gets introduced into the story as the fifth phantom member of Gintoki's war comrade, but Gintoki, Katsura, and Sakamoto all have a hard time remembering who exactly he is.

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* BigDamnHeroes: Shows up ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Despite being Tae's rival at the cabaret club, she never appears again in relation to save Katsura the club after the Ryugujo arc, and Sakamoto from the Kiheitai.
* TheFaceless: To enforce how people forget about him and canít remember his face, his eyes are always obscured when his face
Tae is shown.
* ForgettableCharacter: Gintoki, Katsura and Sakamoto all completely forgot about him until the fake reunion planned by Henpeita. They had to go through a flashback to discover that he might actually have died. Not that he did anyway.
* TheGenericGuy: Apparently seen as so generic and helpful that people forget about him completely.
* {{Homage}}: He is a complete ShoutOut to ''Manga/KurokoNoBasuke''. Not only is his name in Japanese order Kurokono Tasuke, he has Kuroko's [[Creator/KenshoOno voice actor]], is
often referred to as the phantom fifth man, top hostess.
* ForcedSleep: Uses a spell to cause all the reporters interrogating Gintoki
and has Shinpachi about Sadaharu's rampage to sleep.
* GoldDigger: Claims to have
a special talent for avoiding attention.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: Despite being pretty good in his own right, he is completely overshadowed by
sugar daddy who bought her a house. She also manipulates men at the feats cabaret club to wring money out of his friends. He them.
* {{Miko}}: She
is pretty content a former shrine maiden who had to move out with helping them out her sister because the Amanto built the Terminal on top of their shrine. She still wears miko clothes in her job as a hostess, manipulating people with a miko fetish into giving her money.
* {{Onmyodo}}: She's a miko capable of using ritual magic. Between the two sisters, she is the one primarily casting the spells, while Mone assists with her flute.
* TheRival: Tae's rival as a hostess, particularly after the manager threatens to fire which one scores the lowest. She later vanishes
from the shadows though.
* RememberTheNewGuy: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] and parodied; he suddenly gets introduced into the story
series, leaving Tae as the fifth phantom member of Gintoki's war comrade, but Gintoki, Katsura, and Sakamoto all have a hard time remembering who exactly he is.top hostess at the club.



[[folder:Pakuyasa]]
!!Pakuyasa
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pakuyasa.jpg]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/NobuyukiHiyama

This legendary warrior once fought in the war against Amanto. Known as Pakuyasa, he cut his way across the battlefield, his white hair and clothes colored red with blood. During the war, he fought against the great swordsman Batou of the Harusame to avenge his wounded comrade. Unable to kill him, Batou has been looking for him for ten years in order to fight him again, seemingly finding him during the battle on the planet Rakuyo.

In reality, Pakuyasa was just a self-proclaimed disciple of the great Shiroyasha, Gintoki. He lacked any real skill with a sword, but had a lot of passion, so he was put in charge of food supplies. When Batou fought him, his mind-reading third eye picked up on Gintoki's powerful killing intent, putting him in a fight against an illusion and making him confuse the two.

He left the war after a short while because he was not cut out for it, opening up a candy shop. After he got sued, he opened a lingerie shop and got arrested for public obscenity. Now he does sketchy odd jobs, just like Gintoki.

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[[folder:Pakuyasa]]
!!Pakuyasa
[[folder:Mone]]
!!Mone
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pakuyasa.org/pmwiki/pub/images/miko_mone.jpg]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/NobuyukiHiyama

This legendary warrior once fought in the war against Amanto. Known as Pakuyasa, he cut his way across the battlefield, his white hair and clothes colored red
Masako Jou

Mone is a former miko shrine maiden together
with blood. During her sister Ane. They used to tend a shrine where the war, he fought against Terminal now stands, said to be the great swordsman Batou location of the Harusame to avenge his wounded comrade. Unable to kill him, Batou has been looking for him for ten years in order to fight him again, seemingly finding him during Dragon's Hole, where the battle on the planet Rakuyo.

In reality, Pakuyasa was just a self-proclaimed disciple
chi of the great Shiroyasha, Gintoki. He lacked any real skill Earth flows out. After losing the shrine, they could no longer care for both of their dog gods and left one of them with a sword, but had a lot of passion, so he was put in charge of food supplies. the Yorozuya, who named him Sadaharu. When Batou fought him, his mind-reading third eye picked up Sadaharu later goes on Gintoki's powerful killing intent, putting him in a fight against an illusion and making him confuse the two.

He left the war after a short while
rampage because he was not cut out for it, opening of being fed strawberry milk, the two sisters show up a candy shop. After he got sued, he opened a lingerie shop to help them bring him back to normal. Unlike her sister Ane, Mone usually stays at home, watching television and got arrested for public obscenity. Now he does sketchy odd jobs, just like Gintoki.lounging around with their remaining dog god Komako.



* FanDisservice: When Gintoki talks about him opening a lingerie shop, we get a shot of him wearing said lingerie. Appropriately he was arrested for public obsenity.
* IdenticalStranger: Parodied. He ''almost'' resembles Gintoki during the war, having white hair and wearing the same outfit, except he's ''fat''. Batou somehow still confuses him with Gintoki.
* MistakenForBadass: Batou thought he was the most amazing warrior he has ever fought and confuses him with Gintoki, but he is actually a novice with the sword who left the war shortly after. The reason Batou is mistaken is because his mind-reading third eye picked up the nearby Gintoki's powerful killing intent, putting him in an illusionary battle against him.
* NonActionGuy: Batou thought he was a great warrior, but he actually has little skill with the sword, which is why he left the war shortly after.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Pakuyasa is just a nickname he was given during the war, while his real name is never mentioned.
* WorthyOpponent: Batou ''thought'' he was the most amazing warrior he ever fought against and is excited when he encounters Gintoki on Rakuyo, having confused not only the two's appearances, but also their fighting skills.

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* FanDisservice: When Gintoki talks about him opening a lingerie shop, we get a shot of him wearing said lingerie. Appropriately he was arrested for public obsenity.
* IdenticalStranger: Parodied. He ''almost'' resembles Gintoki during
ButtMonkey: In her only episode in the war, having white hair and wearing the same outfit, except he's ''fat''. Batou somehow still confuses him with Gintoki.
* MistakenForBadass: Batou thought he was the most amazing warrior he has ever fought and confuses him with Gintoki, but he is actually
series, she ends up suffering a novice fair bit of abuse. She gets her flute stuck in her mouth, with the sword who left the war shortly after. The reason Batou is mistaken is because his mind-reading third eye picked up the nearby other end stuck in Gintoki's powerful killing intent, putting him mouth until Kagura breaks it. The flute stays there until she gets hit in an illusionary battle against him.
* NonActionGuy: Batou thought he was a great warrior, but he actually has little skill with
the sword, which is why he left face by a baseball. And then she gets hit in the war face again by the ball shortly after.
after that, despite making a heroic speech.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Pakuyasa is {{Hikkikomori}}: She just a nickname he was given during the war, stays at home and watches television, while his real name her sister works in a cabaret club.
* HimeCut: Her hairstyle fits her occupation as a miko.
* {{Miko}}: She
is never mentioned.
* WorthyOpponent: Batou ''thought'' he was
a former shrine maiden who had to move out with her sister because the most amazing warrior he ever fought against and is excited when he encounters Gintoki on Rakuyo, having confused not only Amanto built the two's appearances, but also Terminal on top of their fighting skills.shrine. Unlike her sister, she doesn't use it as an advantage in any job, preferring to just stay at home and watch television.
* {{Onmyodo}}: She's a miko capable of using ritual magic, but she primarily assists her sister Ane's spells by playing her flute.



!!Onmyoji and Shikigami

[[folder:Ana Ketsuno]]
!!Ana Ketsuno
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ketsuno_ana_9860.png]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/SayakaNarita

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. The latter is the focus of the Onmyoji arc. Gintoki has a crush on her.

Her real name is Crystal.

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!!Onmyoji and Shikigami

[[folder:Ana Ketsuno]]
!!Ana Ketsuno
!!Mashiroi Gang

[[folder:Kaguzo Mashiroi]]
!!Kaguzo Mashiroi
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ketsuno_ana_9860.png]]
org/pmwiki/pub/images/mashiroi_kaguzo.jpg]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/SayakaNarita

A reporter
Creator/KenjiUtsumi

Kaguzo is the Yakuza boss of the Mashiroi gang. He took in Kyojiro as a kid
and weather forecaster raised him alongside his own son Utsuzo. Since he is old and dying, he is desperate to have his son succeed him and lead the gang. But his son has no taste for Oedo News, well-known the Yakuza life and loved for her cheerful disposition. It isn't elaborated tried to work in a textile shop until later, but she uses fortune telling his father's harassment caused him to be fired. This led to his son locking himself in both her weather a storehouse for five years. Unaware that his son hanged himself inside, he hires the Yorozuya to bring him out in an attempt to reconcile with him. He later collapses and horoscope predictions, which are always very accurate. It's mentioned succumbs to his illness in the series that she gets married, and that she later gets divorced. The latter is the focus of the Onmyoji arc. Gintoki has a crush on her.

Her real name is Crystal.
hospital.



* ArrangedMarriage: She married Doman as part of a peace agreement between the Shirino Clan and Ketsuno Clan. Seimei got her to divorce Doman when he noticed how sad she was.
* ButNotTooForeign: According to Sorachi, the reason her real name is Crystal is because one of her parents was a foreigner.
* ChekhovsGunman: She is a minor character for most of the series, but later ends up important in the Onmyoji arc, along with the fact she was once married and now divorced.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: She names her dog [[OverlyLongName Last of the Mohicans Night of the Living Dead McGuffin]].
* DissonantSerenity: She is almost always smiling, even while giving her Black Horoscopes.
--> Today you die! Today your lucky color is red. So let's hide that blood-covered body with something red!
* LetsGetDangerous: 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.
* {{Onmyodo}}: It is revealed later in the series that she actually uses magic and fortunetelling to predict the weather with. Her skill at onmyodo is shown off by her instantly destroying a giant shikigami that crashed into the Yorozuya building.
* PerpetualSmiler: Always smiling and seemingly happy.
* SummonMagic: 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]].

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* ArrangedMarriage: She married Doman as part of a peace agreement between the Shirino Clan BloodFromTheMouth: Starts coughing blood from his mouth and Ketsuno Clan. Seimei got her to divorce Doman collapses when Kyojiro calls him out for harassing his son's workplace to force him to quit. He later succumbs to his illness and dies in the hospital.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: With his death approaching,
he noticed how sad she was.
realizes that he only hurt his son by trying to force him to succeed the family.
* ButNotTooForeign: ParentalSubstitute: He took in Kyojiro as a kid and raised him alongside his own son. Kyojiro in turn looks up to him and refers to him as his father.
* PetTheDog: He may be a Yakuza boss, but instead of killing a young Kojiro for stealing from his gang, he took him in and cared for him like he was his son.
* PunnyName:
According to Sorachi, the reason her real name is Crystal is because one of her parents was a foreigner.
* ChekhovsGunman: She is a minor character for most of the series, but later ends up important in the Onmyoji arc, along with the fact she was once married and now divorced.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: She names her dog [[OverlyLongName Last of the Mohicans Night of the Living Dead McGuffin]].
* DissonantSerenity: She is almost always smiling, even while giving her Black Horoscopes.
--> Today you die! Today your lucky color is red. So let's hide that blood-covered body with something red!
* LetsGetDangerous: 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.
* {{Onmyodo}}: It is revealed later in the series that she actually uses magic and fortunetelling to predict the weather with. Her skill at onmyodo is shown off by her instantly destroying a giant shikigami that crashed into
translation notes, Mashiroi Kaguzo can mean "I'm gonna sniff some white (powder)". This causes the Yorozuya building.
* PerpetualSmiler: Always smiling and seemingly happy.
* SummonMagic: As an [[{{Onmyodo}} onmyoji]] she has a shikigami under her command that she
to think that's what he is able going to summon at will. Hers do when he introduces himself, especially since they were worried they had been hired to transport drugs.
* {{Yakuza}}: He
is the sadistic CuteBruiser Gedomaru.
* UnfortunateName: Ketsuno Ana = "ketsu no ana" = [[VulgarHumor asshole]].
big boss of a powerful Yakuza gang.



[[folder:Seimei Ketsuno]]
!!Seimei Ketsuno
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!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/HikaruMidorikawa

The young head of the Ketsuno Clan and also Ana Ketsuno's big brother. A very talented onmyoji, who is regarded as one of the most powerful in history. He works for the Bakufu as the lead guardian of Edo, which means he has shikigami scattered all over town to gather information. He processes this information and delivers it to the Bakufu. He used to be friends with Doman despite their clan's rivalry, but their relationship soured as Doman became obsessed with defeating Seimei and having his clan surpass Seimei's. Despite this, he still seeks to end the centuries long rivalry between the two clans.

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[[folder:Seimei Ketsuno]]
!!Seimei Ketsuno
[[folder:Utsuzo Mashiroi]]
!!Utsuzo Mashiroi
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/seimei_ketsuno_9726.png]]
org/pmwiki/pub/images/mashiroi_utsuzo.jpg]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/HikaruMidorikawa

The young head of the Ketsuno Clan
Chikara Ousaka, Ayana Ishikawa

Kaguzo's only son
and also Ana Ketsuno's big brother. A very talented onmyoji, heir. He was raised alongside Kyojiro, who became his friend and protector. He is regarded as one of the most powerful in history. He works a meek and gentle person who has no taste for the Bakufu as Yakuza life his father wants for him. Instead of becoming his father's successor he left their home to work in a textile shop, but his father harrassed the lead guardian of Edo, shop until he was fired. He then returned home, only to take all his belongings, putting it in a storehouse which means he has shikigami scattered all over town to gather information. He processes this information then locked himself in five years ago. Kyojiro eventually discovered he had hanged himself inside the storehouse and delivers it buried him. In order to spare his father from the Bakufu. He used to be friends with Doman despite their clan's rivalry, but their relationship soured as Doman became obsessed with defeating Seimei and truth, Kyojiro kept up the ruse by having his clan surpass Seimei's. Despite this, he still seeks to end people inside the centuries long rivalry between storehouse pretending to be him, until the two clans.Yorozuya are hired and discover the truth.



* TheAce: An immensely talented and super powerful onmyoji, well respected and looked up by almost everyone that knows him.
* BareHandedBladeBlock: Blocks a shikigami's sword with a single hand after releasing his full power.
* BeamOWar: Engages in a battle of magical blasts with Doman, his blue magic against Doman's red, which ends with him blasting Doman off the arena. The commentator even compares it to Manga/DragonBall!
* ButNotTooForeign: Like with his sister, one of their parents was a foreigner. The reason he has a Japanese name while she doesn't is because the head of the clan always takes on the name Seimei.
* HistoricalDomainCharacter: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abe_no_Seimei Abe no Seimei]] probably. According to legend Abe no Seimei wasn't fully human, which fits with the Seimei not being fully Japanese in an odd way.
* IAmNotLeftHanded: His power is normally limited due to all the shikigami he has stationed around Edo, but in his fight with Doman he recalls every single shikigami to focus his power and utterly curb stomp him.
* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: Tries it on Doman when Antenmaru takes over his body.
* {{Onmyodo}}: The most powerful onmyoji in the series.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: Extremely powerful when he calls upon his full power.
* PlayingWithFire: Countering Doman's boast of incinerating him with "an infinite number of flames", Seimei conjures 1562 flaming wards against Doman's measly 103 wards.
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue oni to Doman's red oni, which is even reflected in the color of their spells.
* SinisterSurveillance: Strangely heroic example. He has shikigami stationed around the city to act as his eyes and relays the information they gather to the Bakufu.
* TheStoic: Calm and composed, except for when his sister is on tv.
* StraightMan: With Shinpachi briefly loses the role due to being forced into a Shikigami's costume, Seimei takes over the role by making exaggerated reactions to everybody's antics.
* SummonMagic: Able to call upon ''a lot'' of shikigami, though he generally only uses them to non-violent ends.

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* TheAce: An immensely talented and super powerful onmyoji, well respected and looked up by almost everyone that knows him.
* BareHandedBladeBlock: Blocks
DeadAllAlong: Gintoki finds out Utsuzo committed suicide quite a shikigami's sword with a single hand after releasing his full power.
* BeamOWar: Engages in a battle of magical blasts with Doman, his blue magic against Doman's red, which ends with him blasting Doman off the arena. The commentator even compares it to Manga/DragonBall!
* ButNotTooForeign: Like with his sister, one of their parents was a foreigner. The reason he has a Japanese name
while she doesn't ago. Kyojiro is simply keeping up the ruse to spare his father from the reality his son hanged himself because of his actions.
* DrivenToSuicide: He hanged himself inside
the head of the clan always takes on the name Seimei.
* HistoricalDomainCharacter: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abe_no_Seimei Abe no Seimei]] probably. According to legend Abe no Seimei wasn't fully human, which fits with the Seimei not being fully Japanese
storehouse in an odd way.
* IAmNotLeftHanded: His power is normally limited due to all the shikigami he has stationed around Edo, but in his fight with Doman he recalls every single shikigami to focus his power and utterly curb stomp him.
* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: Tries it on Doman when Antenmaru takes
despair over his body.
* {{Onmyodo}}: The most powerful onmyoji in the series.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: Extremely powerful when he calls upon
father preventing him from living his full power.
own life.
* PlayingWithFire: Countering Doman's boast of incinerating him with "an infinite number of flames", Seimei conjures 1562 flaming wards against Doman's measly 103 wards.
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue oni to Doman's red oni, which is even reflected in the color of their spells.
* SinisterSurveillance: Strangely heroic example.
{{Hikkikomori}}: He has shikigami stationed around seemingly locked himself inside a storehouse for five years and refused to come out, while he slips out papers with request for food and magazines. However, he actually committed suicide inside the city to act as his eyes and relays storehouse, while the information they gather to the Bakufu.
* TheStoic: Calm and composed, except for
ones inside when the Yorozuya arrive are people hired by Kyojiro to pretend to be him to keep up the illusion he is still alive.
* PosthumousCharacter: He is already long dead by the time the Yorozuya are hired. His character is instead explored through flashbacks and comments by other characters.
* WhiteSheep: He has no desire to succeed
his sister is on tv.
* StraightMan: With Shinpachi briefly loses
father as the role due to being forced into a Shikigami's costume, Seimei takes over boss of the role by making exaggerated reactions family, instead he just wants to everybody's antics.
* SummonMagic: Able to call upon ''a lot'' of shikigami, though he generally only uses them to non-violent ends.
live an honest life as a textile worker.



[[folder:Doman Shirino]]
!!Doman Shirino
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!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/KenNarita

Head of the Shirino Clan and a rival of Seimei. Although the two started out as friends despite the struggle between their clans, Doman was pressured by his father into trying to defeat Seimei and surpass his clan. He eventually became bitter after the years of humiliation he suffered in trying to defeat Seimei and his hatred of his former friend has since then grown. However, he still agreed to a peace treaty between the two clans on a single condition: That he marry Seimei's sister and his long-time crush Ana Ketsuno. Following their divorce, Doman seeks to exact his revenge on both Seimei and his sister.

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[[folder:Doman Shirino]]
!!Doman Shirino
[[folder:Kyojiro Nakamura]]
!!Kyojiro Nakamura
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org/pmwiki/pub/images/nakamura_kyojiro.jpg]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/KenNarita

Head
Creator/MasayaMatsukaze

Kyojiro is the junior boss
of the Shirino Clan and a rival of Seimei. Although Mashiroi Gang, known as the two started out as friends despite the struggle between their clans, Doman was pressured by his father into trying Guardian Dog. He used to defeat Seimei and surpass his clan. He eventually became bitter be a street kid, but after stealing from the years of humiliation Mashiroi Gang he suffered was taken in trying to defeat Seimei by the boss Kaguzo and raised alongside his hatred of his former friend has since then grown. However, he still agreed to a peace treaty between the two clans on a single condition: That he marry Seimei's sister and his long-time crush Ana Ketsuno. Following their divorce, Doman seeks to exact his revenge on both Seimei and his sister.son Utsuzo.



* ArcVillain: Of the Onmyoji Arc.
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: An onmyoji variant, being overconfident in the superiority of his magic and eager to trample on his opponent's.
* AssShove: A frequent victim of butt-related abuse, with Gintoki smashing him down several times on Gedomaru's club. Not helping the problem, he also has hemorrhoids like Zenzo.
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: Gets turned into a demonic giant when Antenmaru fully takes over his body.
* BeamOWar: Engages in a battle of magical blasts with Seimei, his red magic against Seimei's blue, which ends with Doman being blasted off the arena. The commentator even compares it to Manga/DragonBall!
* ButtMonkey: Despite being the villain of the arc, he is treated with little in the way of respect and suffers a lot of physical abuse, especially to his ass.
* DemonicPossession: His body is possessed by Antenmaru, an evil spirit long since thought to be vanquished.
* DisneyDeath: He initially appears to die when Antenmaru is defeated, only for him to show up alive and well after the end of the arc, with no reason provided. The characters are also surprised about it.
* EvilFormerFriend: He and Seimei were once close friends, but their clans' opposition to each other soured their relationship.
* FightingFromTheInside: Holds back Antenmaru after he takes over his body, allowing Gintoki to defeat him.
* HeelFaceTurn: Reforms at the end of the Onmyoji arc.
* HeroicSacrifice: Subverted in that he actually survives.
* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Probably Abe no Seimei's rival Ashiya Doman.
* LongHairedPrettyBoy: He's certainly not bad on the eyes and has long hair to match.
* {{Onmyodo}}: He's actually a pretty decent onmyoji but compared to Seimei he just can't measure up.
* PeekABangs: His hair covers his left eye.
* PlayingWithFire: Summons 103 flaming wards and boasts of incinerating Seimei with an infinite number of flames. Too bad for him Seimei summons almost 15 times that number of wards.
* PowerTattoo: Gedomaru takes the tattoo on his face as a sign he's been dabbling in forbidden magic, but it's actually a sign that he's let Antenmaru's spirit into his body to increase his own power. The tattoo even glows red when he uses some of his dark magic.
* RedOniBlueOni: The red oni to Seimei's blue oni, which is even reflected in the color of their spells.
* TheRival: Seimei's.
* SquishyWizard: Invoked when he fights Gintoki and Gedomaru, who make it a key part of their strategy to brutally attack him before he can use his magic. He manages to get out of it with an illusion, but not before being thoroughly humiliated.
* StalkerWithACrush: For Ana Ketsuno.
* WeatherManipulation: Changes the weather through magic to contradict Ana Ketsuno's weather forecasts.

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* ArcVillain: Of DeathSeeker: He knows the Onmyoji Arc.
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: An onmyoji variant, being overconfident in
other factions of the superiority of gang will be out to kill him at his magic and eager inauguration ceremony as the new boss, but goes to trample the ceremony anyway to die for failing to stop Utsuzo's suicide.
* GoOutWithASmile: He dies sitting against Kaguzo Mashiroiís grave with a smile
on his opponent's.
face.
* AssShove: A frequent victim of butt-related abuse, GunAndSword: Uses a revolver together with his sword.
* JerkassFacade: After
Gintoki smashing discovers Utsuzo is dead, he paints himself as the murderer, pretending to have killed him down several times on Gedomaru's club. Not helping so he could be the problem, he also has hemorrhoids like Zenzo.
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: Gets turned into a demonic giant when Antenmaru fully takes over his body.
* BeamOWar: Engages in a battle of magical blasts with Seimei, his red magic against Seimei's blue, which ends with Doman being blasted off the arena. The commentator even compares it to Manga/DragonBall!
* ButtMonkey: Despite being the villain of the arc,
next boss. In reality he is treated simply planning to take the secret with little in the way of respect and suffers a lot of physical abuse, especially to his ass.
* DemonicPossession: His body is possessed by Antenmaru, an evil spirit long since thought to be vanquished.
* DisneyDeath: He initially appears to die when Antenmaru is defeated, only for
him to show up alive and well after the end of grave.
* RedBaron: Known as
the arc, with no reason provided. The characters are also surprised about it.
Guardian Dog.
* EvilFormerFriend: RevolversAreJustBetter: He and Seimei were once close friends, but their clans' opposition to each other soured their relationship.
* FightingFromTheInside: Holds back Antenmaru after he takes over his body, allowing
shoots Gintoki to defeat him.
* HeelFaceTurn: Reforms at
with a revolver, an appropriate gun for the end of the Onmyoji arc.
* HeroicSacrifice: Subverted in that he actually survives.
* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Probably Abe no Seimei's rival Ashiya Doman.
* LongHairedPrettyBoy: He's certainly not bad on the eyes and has long hair to match.
* {{Onmyodo}}: He's actually a pretty decent onmyoji
time period, but outdated compared to Seimei he just can't measure up.
* PeekABangs: His hair covers his left eye.
* PlayingWithFire: Summons 103 flaming wards and boasts of incinerating Seimei with an infinite number of flames. Too bad for him Seimei summons almost 15 times that number of wards.
* PowerTattoo: Gedomaru takes
the tattoo modern weapons introduced by the Amanto.
* ScarsAreForever: He got the scar
on his face as a sign he's been dabbling in forbidden magic, but it's actually kid, having gotten injured protecting Utsuzo from a sign that he's let Antenmaru's spirit into his body to increase his own power. rival gang.
* {{Yakuza}}:
The tattoo even glows red when he uses some junior boss of his dark magic.
* RedOniBlueOni: The red oni to Seimei's blue oni, which is even reflected in
a powerful Yakuza gang and the color of their spells.
* TheRival: Seimei's.
* SquishyWizard: Invoked when he fights Gintoki and Gedomaru, who make it a key part of their strategy
most qualified candidate to brutally attack him before he can use his magic. He manages to get out of it with an illusion, but not before being thoroughly humiliated.
* StalkerWithACrush: For Ana Ketsuno.
* WeatherManipulation: Changes the weather through magic to contradict Ana Ketsuno's weather forecasts.
succeed Kaguzo.



[[folder:Gedomaru]]
!!Gedomaru
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!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/AyakoKawasumi

A shikigami, bound in service to Ana Ketsuno. Originally an evil spirit, she was caught long ago by onmyoji when she was tearing up Mount Oe during the Heian period. Cold and relentless, Gedoumaru will do anything to beat her opponent and is not above putting up an act just to get her opponents to lower their guard.

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[[folder:Gedomaru]]
!!Gedomaru
!!Senbokyo Inn

[[folder:Oiwa]]
!!Oiwa
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/gedomaru_6946.png]]
org/pmwiki/pub/images/oiwa.jpg]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/AyakoKawasumi

A shikigami, bound in service
Seiko Tomoe

Oiwa is the owner of the Senbokyo Hot Springs Inn, whose customers consist of ghosts who cannot pass into the next life. She is supported by the ghost of her dead husband Tagosaku, who died 10 years and now serves as her Stand. She is an old friend of Otose, who seemingly sends the Yorozuya and Tae
to Ana Ketsuno. Originally an evil spirit, the inn for the winter break, but they are actually being to sent work for Oiwa for 10 days. After everybody but Gintoki are possessed by ghosts, she was caught long ago by onmyoji when she was tearing up Mount Oe during forces him to work for her, until he rebels against her with the Heian period. Cold and relentless, Gedoumaru will do anything to beat her opponent and is not above putting up an act just to get her opponents to lower their guard.aid of Rei.



* ActionGirl: She lays quite the smack down with that mace.
* CarryABigStick: She wields a giant tetsubo, a studded club used in Japanese warfare.
* CombatPragmatist: She will act out a highly dramatic scenario where she's mourning her mother to get her enemies to drop their guard, allowing her to go in for an easy kill. Her teamwork with Gintoki also consists of them physically humiliating Doman before he can use his magic.
* CuteBruiser: She might be small and looks cute, but she packs hell of a punch with that mace.
* EmptyEyes: Likely due to her shikigami nature.
* HornedHumanoid: Tiny little horns at that.
* OurDemonsAreDifferent: An evil spirit turned into a shikigami by onmyoji.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: One of the shortest characters in the series, but also one of the physically strongest. She takes down huge shikigami several times her own size in her first appearance.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: She's still an evil spirit after all.
* TheStoic: She has a mostly cold demeanor about her.
* UndyingLoyalty: She's genuinely loyal to Ana Ketsuno, who treats her like a friend.
* WeaponAcrossTheShoulder: She often carries her mace over the shoulder.

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* ActionGirl: ArcVillain: She lays quite is the smack down villain of the Ghost Inn Arc, also known as the Stand Arc.
* EvilOldFolks: An elderly lady who ruthlessly rules over her inn of ghosts and forces Gintoki to work for her
with that mace.
his friends as hostages.
* CarryABigStick: GracefulLoser: She wields a giant tetsubo, a studded club used in Japanese warfare.
* CombatPragmatist: She will act
gracefully accepts her loss after she is beaten by Gintoki (while possessed by Francis Xavier), acknowledging how well he is able to control the Stands possessing his body. Unfortunately, her own Stand and husband Tagosaku goes out a highly dramatic scenario of control and tries to suck in the spirits of everybody in the area.
* HeelFaceTurn: After accepting her defeat and acknowledging
where she's mourning she went wrong, she returns to being a good person and works to help ghosts pass on to the next life.
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: The main reason she forces all the ghosts to remain with
her mother to get at her enemies inn is because she realised they are some of the only friends she has after her husband died.
* ISeeDeadPeople: She has been able
to drop their guard, talk and interact with ghosts since she was a kid.
* IWasQuiteALooker: Just like Otose, Oiwa was fairly good looking in her youth.
* PaperTalisman: After catching Rei plotting against her with Gintoki, Oiwa puts her in a disciplinary room sealed with paper talisman which prevents her from leaving.
* PowersViaPossession: She is able to fight by
allowing her husband's ghost to go in for an easy kill. Her teamwork possess her body, turning her huge with strength to match.
* PunchParry: After
Gintoki has become possessed by Rei and able to fight back against Oiwa, the two clash with a powerful punch, with Oiwa winning and sending Gintoki flying.
* RapidFireFisticuffs: When possessed by her husband, she pummels Gintoki into the floor with a huge barrage of punches, while
also consists yelling "ora ora ora ora", clearly referencing Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure like the rest of them physically humiliating Doman before he can use his magic.
the arc.
* CuteBruiser: SecondLove: She might be small and looks cute, was originally in love with Otose's husband Tatsugoro, but she packs hell of a punch later met and fell in love with that mace.
Tagosaku.
* EmptyEyes: Likely due to SmugSnake: She is very confident in her shikigami nature.
* HornedHumanoid: Tiny little horns at that.
* OurDemonsAreDifferent: An evil
control of her inn and completely underestimates Gintoki, falsely believing she has broken his spirit turned into a shikigami by onmyoji.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: One of the shortest characters in the series, but also one of the physically strongest.
and made him loyal. She takes down huge shikigami is in shock once she discovers he is helping several times of the ghosts pass on despite her own size in her first appearance.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: She's still an evil spirit after all.
* TheStoic: She has a mostly cold demeanor about her.
* UndyingLoyalty: She's genuinely loyal to Ana Ketsuno, who treats her like a friend.
* WeaponAcrossTheShoulder: She often carries her mace over the shoulder.
control.



[[folder:Antenmaru]]
!!Antenmaru
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!!!!!!Voiced by: Kazuyuki Ishikawa

An evil god who plagued the capital with eternal rain a thousand years ago. He was vanquished and sealed away by the two Mikado brothers from whom both the Ketsuno and Shirino Clans are descended. He eventually possessed the brother from which the Shirino clan is descended, after he had killed the Ketsuno brother, but was sealed away again by the other brother's son.

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[[folder:Antenmaru]]
!!Antenmaru
[[folder:Tagosaku]]
!!Tagosaku
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!!!!!!Voiced by: Kazuyuki Ishikawa

An evil god
Masahiro Okazaki

Oiwa's late husband
who plagued the capital with eternal rain a thousand died 10 years ago. He was vanquished Because of his close bond with her and sealed away by his promise to protect her, he remains with her as a ghost and serves as her Stand. The bond between the two Mikado brothers from whom both has made him the Ketsuno and Shirino Clans are descended. He eventually possessed strongest Stand at the brother from which the Shirino clan is descended, after he had killed the Ketsuno brother, but was sealed away again by the other brother's son.inn, leaving nobody able to fight their control.



* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: When he assumes direct control of Doman's body, he turns into a demonic giant.
* BreathWeapon: Shoots beams out of his mouth.
* DemonicPossession: He possessed the brother from which the Shirino clan is descended until he was killed by the son of the Ketsuno brother. In the present he also takes over Doman's body.
* HornedHumanoid: When he takes over Doman's body, he sprouts horns from the top of his head.
* OurDemonsAreDifferent: One of the most powerful evil spirits.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Right there in his character image.
* PhysicalGod: Explicitly referred to as an evil god.
* SealedEvilInACan: He was sealed away through the efforts of the ancestors of the Ketsuno and Shirino Clans. In the present day, Doman breaks his seal and brings him into his body.
* WeatherManipulation: Calls forth huge storms with his very presence.

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* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: When DeclarationOfProtection: He promised that he assumes direct control would always protect Oiwa and the inn, and he tries to keep that promise in death, protecting her as her personal Stand.
* HairTriggerTemper: While he was calmer when alive, as a ghost he is easily agitated and angered. This is because
of Doman's body, the growing negative emotions at the inn from keeping so many ghosts from passing on to the next life.
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: Since his death
he turns into has become a demonic giant.
* BreathWeapon: Shoots beams out
purple ghost who always hangs on his wife Oiwa's back. Because of his mouth.
* DemonicPossession: He possessed
bond with Oiwa, he has become the brother from which strongest Stand at the Shirino clan inn.
* PowersViaPossession: He
is descended until he capable of possessing his wife's body, granting her his power and turning huge with strength to match.
* SecondLove: Oiwa
was killed by the son originally in love with Otose's husband Tatsugoro, but she later met and fell in love with Tagosaku.
* YourSoulIsMine: Because
of the Ketsuno brother. In strain of keeping so many ghosts at the present inn, he also takes over Doman's body.
* HornedHumanoid: When he takes over Doman's body, he sprouts horns from
eventually becomes overwhelmed by negative emotions and tries to absorb all the top of his head.
* OurDemonsAreDifferent: One of
souls in the most powerful evil spirits.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Right there in his character image.
* PhysicalGod: Explicitly referred to as an evil god.
* SealedEvilInACan: He was sealed away through
area, including the efforts of the ancestors of the Ketsuno living, assimilating them so that Oiwa won't be lonely again. They are all released when Oiwa apologises and Shirino Clans. In the present day, Doman breaks his seal and brings him into his body.
* WeatherManipulation: Calls forth huge storms
thanks them, with his very presence.the living souls returned to their bodies and the dead souls passing on.



!!Miko

[[folder:Ane]]
!!Ane
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/miko_ane.jpg]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/MayaOkamoto

Ane is a former miko shrine maiden in Edo. Together with her sister Mone, she used to tend a shrine where the Terminal now stands, said to be the location of the Dragon's Hole, where the chi of the Earth flows out. After losing the shrine, they could no longer care for both of their dog gods and left one of them with the Yorozuya, who named him Sadaharu. When Sadaharu later goes on a rampage because of being fed strawberry milk, the two sisters show up to help them bring him back to normal.

Between the two sisters, Ane is the one who earns money for the both of them. She works as hostess in the Snack Smile Cabaret Club in Kabukicho, where she puts her natural talent at manipulating men to good use to wring money out of their pockets. As one of the top hostesses at the club, she gets into a rivalry with Tae.

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!!Miko

[[folder:Ane]]
!!Ane
[[quoteright:225:http://static.
[[folder:Rei]]
!!Rei
[[quoteright:226:http://static.
tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/miko_ane.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rei_gintama.jpg]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/MayaOkamoto

Ane
Creator/SanaeKobayashi

Rei
is a former miko shrine maiden in Edo. Together with her sister Mone, she used to tend a shrine where ghost who works at the Terminal now stands, said to be Senbokyo Inn. She was taken in by Oiwa as a kid and has worked at the location inn since then. She later died of the Dragon's Hole, where the chi of the Earth flows out. unknown circumstances but continues to work there. After losing Gintoki arrives at the shrine, they could no longer care for both of their dog gods inn and left one of them is forced to work by Oiwa, she assists him with the Yorozuya, who named him Sadaharu. When Sadaharu troublesome guests. She later goes on a rampage because of being fed strawberry milk, joins Gintoki in fighting Oiwa to free the two sisters show up to help them bring him back to normal.

Between
inn from her control and let the two sisters, Ane is ghosts pass on to the one who earns money for the both of them. She works as hostess in the Snack Smile Cabaret Club in Kabukicho, where she puts her natural talent at manipulating men to good use to wring money out of their pockets. As one of the top hostesses at the club, she gets into a rivalry with Tae.next life.



* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Despite being Tae's rival at the cabaret club, she never appears again in relation to the club after the Ryugujo arc, and Tae is often referred to as the top hostess.
* ForcedSleep: Uses a spell to cause all the reporters interrogating Gintoki and Shinpachi about Sadaharu's rampage to sleep.
* GoldDigger: Claims to have a sugar daddy who bought her a house. She also manipulates men at the cabaret club to wring money out of them.
* {{Miko}}: She is a former shrine maiden who had to move out with her sister because the Amanto built the Terminal on top of their shrine. She still wears miko clothes in her job as a hostess, manipulating people with a miko fetish into giving her money.
* {{Onmyodo}}: She's a miko capable of using ritual magic. Between the two sisters, she is the one primarily casting the spells, while Mone assists with her flute.
* TheRival: Tae's rival as a hostess, particularly after the manager threatens to fire which one scores the lowest. She later vanishes from the series, leaving Tae as the top hostess at the club.

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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Despite being Tae's rival HappilyAdopted: She used to live on the streets, but was taken in by Oiwa as a kid. She seems to have had a happy childhood growing up at the cabaret club, she never appears again in relation inn until her unknown death.
* HeroicSacrifice: After Oiwa is about
to be absorbed by the club after out-of-control Tagosaku, Rei jumps in and pushes her out of the Ryugujo arc, and Tae is often referred to as the top hostess.
* ForcedSleep: Uses a spell to cause
way, getting absorbed in her place. However, when all the reporters interrogating Gintoki and Shinpachi about Sadaharu's rampage to sleep.
* GoldDigger: Claims to have a sugar daddy who bought her a house. She also manipulates men
souls are released, she stays back at the cabaret club inn to wring money help out of them.
Oiwa.
* {{Miko}}: OurGhostsAreDifferent: She resembles a typical Japanese ghost, with long black hair, a white robe and a white triangular headband. As a ghost she mostly floats around and can pass through walls. She is a former shrine maiden who had also able to move out with her sister because the Amanto built the Terminal on top of their shrine. She still wears miko clothes in her job as a hostess, manipulating possess people with as a miko fetish into Stand.
* PowersViaPossession: She is able to possess Gintoki,
giving him power that allows him to fight back against Oiwa.
* TheStoic: While not completely emotionless, she mostly has a cold unsmiling expression on
her money.
face, and is completely unfazed by Tagosaku roaring at her.
* {{Onmyodo}}: She's StringyHairedGhostGirl: She resembles a miko capable of using ritual magic. Between the two sisters, typical Japanese female ghost, wearing a white burial kimono and having long black hair covering her face. However, unlike most examples she is the one primarily casting the spells, while Mone assists with her flute.
* TheRival: Tae's rival
not malicious, only serving as a hostess, particularly after the manager threatens to fire which one scores the lowest. an assistant at an inn for ghosts.
* WomanInWhite:
She later vanishes from the series, leaving Tae as the top hostess at the club.is dressed in a white burial robe, fitting considering she is a ghost.



[[folder:Mone]]
!!Mone
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/miko_mone.jpg]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Masako Jou

Mone is a former miko shrine maiden together with her sister Ane. They used to tend a shrine where the Terminal now stands, said to be the location of the Dragon's Hole, where the chi of the Earth flows out. After losing the shrine, they could no longer care for both of their dog gods and left one of them with the Yorozuya, who named him Sadaharu. When Sadaharu later goes on a rampage because of being fed strawberry milk, the two sisters show up to help them bring him back to normal. Unlike her sister Ane, Mone usually stays at home, watching television and lounging around with their remaining dog god Komako.

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[[folder:Mone]]
!!Mone
!!Tama's Body

[[folder:Leukocyte King]]
!!Leukocyte King
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/miko_mone.org/pmwiki/pub/images/leukocyte_king_3.jpg]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Masako Jou

Mone is a former miko shrine maiden together with her sister Ane. They used to tend a shrine where the Terminal now stands, said to be the location
Creator/TomokazuSugita

The king
of the Dragon's Hole, where Leukocyte Kingdom inside Tama. He is an anti-virus program based on the chi strongest person in Tama's collection of data, but has grown beyond an anti-virus program and developed into someone who is more human than even Tama is. When the Tapir virus infects Tama, the Yorozuya journey inside her to find him. Together, they go to confront the Archfiend Tapir, the progenitor of the Earth flows out. After losing the shrine, they could no longer care for both of their dog gods and left one of them with the Yorozuya, who named him Sadaharu. When Sadaharu later goes on a rampage because of being fed strawberry milk, the two sisters show up to help them bring him back to normal. Unlike her sister Ane, Mone usually stays at home, watching television and lounging around with their remaining dog god Komako.Tapir virus.



* ButtMonkey: In her only episode in the series, she ends up suffering a fair bit of abuse. She gets her flute stuck in her mouth, with the other end stuck in Gintoki's mouth until Kagura breaks it. The flute stays there until she gets hit in the face by a baseball. And then she gets hit in the face again by the ball shortly after that, despite making a heroic speech.
* {{Hikkikomori}}: She just stays at home and watches television, while her sister works in a cabaret club.
* HimeCut: Her hairstyle fits her occupation as a miko.
* {{Miko}}: She is a former shrine maiden who had to move out with her sister because the Amanto built the Terminal on top of their shrine. Unlike her sister, she doesn't use it as an advantage in any job, preferring to just stay at home and watch television.
* {{Onmyodo}}: She's a miko capable of using ritual magic, but she primarily assists her sister Ane's spells by playing her flute.

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* ButtMonkey: In her AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: He is the ruler of the Leukocytes inside Tama and the strongest of them all.
* BadassCape: Wears a long white cloak which goes well with his RPG hero look.
* BalefulPolymorph: Tama turned him into a dog to prevent him from fighting the Tapir alone and getting killed, waiting until the Yorozuya arrive to turn him back.
* BeamOWar: After a few too many disagreements with Gintoki, they try to blast each other with beams from their weapons: The Leukocyte King using his sword and Gintoki using a modified toothpick that shoots beams. While neither wins over the other, the clash of beams causes the Tapir army to be wiped out as side effect. Together with Gintoki he also engages in a battle of beams against the Archfiend Tapir, then holds it off alone using his own life energy while Gintoki attacks him.
* CastFromHitpoints: Uses his own life energy to hold off the Tapir's beam and blast it back, allowing Gintoki to beat him. It almost kills him, but Tama and the Yorozuya save him.
* ChestMonster: After making a speech about
only episode in caring about saving Tama, he spots a treasure chest and opens it like the series, she ends up suffering RPG hero he is, only for the chest to spawn teeth and bite down on his hand.
* CoolCrown: Fitting the RPG hero archetype, he wears
a fair bit of abuse. She gets her flute stuck in her mouth, silver circlet with a blue gem on his head.
* CoolSword: He wields a large sword with a broad blade and a rapier hilt which is sheathed on his back. The sword can shoot out blasts that destroys viruses.
* FireForgedFriends: After mostly arguing and fighting
with the other end stuck in Gintoki's mouth until Kagura Yorozuya, he becomes friends with them after fighting alongside them against the Tapir.
* HeroicSacrifice: Attempts to sacrifice himself to save Tama and the Yorozuya, using his own life energy to hold back Archfiend Tapir's beam while Gintoki kills him. However, he is saved from dying by Tama and the Yorozuya after the fight.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He is abrasive and rude towards anyone but Tama, but he ends up caring about the Yorozuya, wishing to adventure more with them at the end.
* WreckedWeapon: His sword
breaks it. The flute stays there until she gets hit in the face by as he tries to tank Archfiend Tapir's beam alone while Gintoki attacks him. However he does get a baseball. And then she gets hit in the face again by the ball shortly new sword after that, despite making a heroic speech.
the battle.
* {{Hikkikomori}}: She just stays at home and watches television, while her sister works WrongGenreSavvy: He thinks he is the hero of an RPG like VideoGame/DragonQuest, which causes him to come into conflict with Gintoki. He also thinks of everything in RPG contexts, forgetting that they aren't in a cabaret club.
* HimeCut: Her hairstyle fits her occupation as a miko.
* {{Miko}}: She is a former shrine maiden who had to move out with her sister because the Amanto built the Terminal on top of their shrine. Unlike her sister, she doesn't use it as an advantage in any job, preferring to just stay at home and watch television.
* {{Onmyodo}}: She's a miko capable of using ritual magic, but she primarily assists her sister Ane's spells by playing her flute.
video game.



!!Mashiroi Gang

[[folder:Kaguzo Mashiroi]]
!!Kaguzo Mashiroi
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mashiroi_kaguzo.jpg]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/KenjiUtsumi

Kaguzo is the Yakuza boss of the Mashiroi gang. He took in Kyojiro as a kid and raised him alongside his own son Utsuzo. Since he is old and dying, he is desperate to have his son succeed him and lead the gang. But his son has no taste for the Yakuza life and tried to work in a textile shop until his father's harassment caused him to be fired. This led to his son locking himself in a storehouse for five years. Unaware that his son hanged himself inside, he hires the Yorozuya to bring him out in an attempt to reconcile with him. He later collapses and succumbs to his illness in the hospital.

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!!Mashiroi Gang

[[folder:Kaguzo Mashiroi]]
!!Kaguzo Mashiroi
[[folder:Archfiend Tapir]]
!!Archfiend Tapir
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mashiroi_kaguzo.org/pmwiki/pub/images/archfiend_tapir.jpg]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/KenjiUtsumi

Kaguzo is the Yakuza boss
Creator/KiyoyukiYanada

The progenitor
of the Mashiroi gang. He took in Kyojiro as a kid and raised him alongside his own son Utsuzo. Since he is old and dying, he is desperate to have his son succeed him and lead the gang. But his son has no taste for the Yakuza life and tried to work in a textile shop until his father's harassment caused him to be fired. This led to his son locking himself in a storehouse for five years. Unaware Tapir virus that his son hanged himself inside, he hires has infected Tama and turned her into pixels. Because of how advanced Tama is, the Yorozuya Tapir virus has evolved to bring him out in take physical form of an attempt to reconcile with him. He later collapses and succumbs to his illness evil king in the hospital.RPG world inside Tama.



* BloodFromTheMouth: Starts coughing blood from his mouth and collapses when Kyojiro calls him out for harassing his son's workplace to force him to quit. He later succumbs to his illness and dies in the hospital.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: With his death approaching, he realizes that he only hurt his son by trying to force him to succeed the family.
* ParentalSubstitute: He took in Kyojiro as a kid and raised him alongside his own son. Kyojiro in turn looks up to him and refers to him as his father.
* PetTheDog: He may be a Yakuza boss, but instead of killing a young Kojiro for stealing from his gang, he took him in and cared for him like he was his son.
* PunnyName: According to the translation notes, Mashiroi Kaguzo can mean "I'm gonna sniff some white (powder)". This causes the Yorozuya to think that's what he is going to do when he introduces himself, especially since they were worried they had been hired to transport drugs.
* {{Yakuza}}: He is the big boss of a powerful Yakuza gang.

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* BloodFromTheMouth: Starts coughing blood ArcVillain: He is the main villain of the Tama Quest arc.
* BeamOWar: Engages in a battle of beams against Gintoki and the Leukocyte King. When Tapir appears to be winning, the Leukocyte King tanks it alone using his own life energy while Gintoki moves in to kill Archfiend Tapir.
* ComputerVirus: He ''is'' a virus, having infected Tama while she was the internet and turned her into pixels. Because of Tama's obsession with VideoGame/DragonQuest, he evolved into the physical form of an evil RPG king.
* EvilLaugh: When Tapir takes Tama's form, he mocks the Leukocyte King for being unable to attack him and then laughs evilly about it... before getting kicked in the face by Gintoki.
* EvilOverlord: He rules over the rest of the Tapir like an evil king from an RPG.
* GroinAttack: Hits Gintoki in the crotch with his beam, which turns it into pixels. Poor guy.
* HornedHumanoid: He grows horns
from his mouth and collapses when Kyojiro calls him out for harassing his son's workplace to force him to quit. He later succumbs to his illness and dies in the hospital.
head after transforming.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: With his death approaching, he realizes that he only hurt his son by trying to force him to succeed the family.
* ParentalSubstitute: He took in Kyojiro as a kid and raised him alongside his own son. Kyojiro in turn looks up to him and refers to him as his father.
* PetTheDog: He may be a Yakuza boss, but instead of killing a young Kojiro for stealing
KamehameHadoken: Shoots dark beams from his gang, he took him in and cared for him like he was his son.
hands that turns people into pixels.
* PunnyName: According to KeystoneArmy: All of the translation notes, Mashiroi Kaguzo can mean "I'm gonna sniff some Tapir minions stop fighting after he dies, discarding their black bodysuits to wear white (powder)". This causes again as Leukocytes.
* LukeIAmYourFather: Tries to reveal himself as the Leukocyte King's lost father Fortega, only to be interrupted by
the Yorozuya to think that's what he is going to do when he introduces himself, especially since they were worried they had been hired to transport drugs.
* {{Yakuza}}: He is
kicking him in the big boss face and mocking him for using such a cliche.
* OneWingedAngel: After being plugged out
of Tama's system, he reveals his true form, turning into a powerful Yakuza gang.huge demonic man in a black bodysuit with wings, horns and a cape. He also fires beams capable of turning people into immobile pixels.
* PowerGivesYouWings: He gains demonic wings after revealing his true form.
* ShapeshifterGuiltTrip: Takes Tama's form, making the Leukocyte King unable to attack him, though Gintoki proceeds to ignore that and just kicks Tapir in the face. He also takes the form of the Leukocyte King's lost father Fortega, but with less success as the Yorozuya immediately pile on him.



[[folder:Utsuzo Mashiroi]]
!!Utsuzo Mashiroi
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mashiroi_utsuzo.jpg]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Chikara Ousaka, Ayana Ishikawa

Kaguzo's only son and heir. He was raised alongside Kyojiro, who became his friend and protector. He is a meek and gentle person who has no taste for the Yakuza life his father wants for him. Instead of becoming his father's successor he left their home to work in a textile shop, but his father harrassed the shop until he was fired. He then returned home, only to take all his belongings, putting it in a storehouse which he then locked himself in five years ago. Kyojiro eventually discovered he had hanged himself inside the storehouse and buried him. In order to spare his father from the truth, Kyojiro kept up the ruse by having people inside the storehouse pretending to be him, until the Yorozuya are hired and discover the truth.

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[[folder:Utsuzo Mashiroi]]
!!Utsuzo Mashiroi
!!Rokkaku Inn

[[folder:Kirie Rokkaku]]
!!Kirie Rokkaku
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mashiroi_utsuzo.jpg]]
org/pmwiki/pub/images/rokkaku_kirie.jpg]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Chikara Ousaka, Ayana Ishikawa

Kaguzo's only son
Creator/AkikoKimura

Daughter of the Rokkaku inn owner Muneharu, who was supposedly killed by Sougo Okita during the Rokkaku Incident. While she
and heir. He was raised alongside Kyojiro, who became his friend and protector. He is a meek and gentle person who has no taste for her mother tried to run the Yakuza life his father wants for him. Instead of becoming his father's successor he left their home to work in a textile shop, but his father harrassed the shop until he was fired. He then returned home, only to take all his belongings, putting it in a storehouse which he then locked himself in five years ago. Kyojiro inn afterwards, they eventually discovered he had hanged himself inside lost ownership of it and her mother later died of exhaustion. Two years after the storehouse and buried him. In order to spare his incident, she is informed by Sotatsu that Okita killed her father from and tries to assassinate him in broad daylight, but fails. She is later captured together with Kagura and Okita by Sotatsu and the truth, Kyojiro kept up the ruse by having people inside the storehouse pretending Sokai Faction, but they manage to be him, until the Yorozuya are hired and discover the truth.escape.



* DeadAllAlong: Gintoki finds out Utsuzo committed suicide quite a while ago. Kyojiro is simply keeping up the ruse to spare his father from the reality his son hanged himself because of his actions.
* DrivenToSuicide: He hanged himself inside the storehouse in despair over his father preventing him from living his own life.
* {{Hikkikomori}}: He has seemingly locked himself inside a storehouse for five years and refused to come out, while he slips out papers with request for food and magazines. However, he actually committed suicide inside the storehouse, while the ones inside when the Yorozuya arrive are people hired by Kyojiro to pretend to be him to keep up the illusion he is still alive.
* PosthumousCharacter: He is already long dead by the time the Yorozuya are hired. His character is instead explored through flashbacks and comments by other characters.
* WhiteSheep: He has no desire to succeed his father as the boss of the family, instead he just wants to live an honest life as a textile worker.

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* DeadAllAlong: Gintoki finds out Utsuzo committed suicide quite AssassinOutclassin: She tries to assassinate Okita in broad daylight with a while ago. Kyojiro is simply keeping up sword when she bumps into him, but fails hilariously as she just stabs the ruse to spare his father from the reality his son hanged himself because of his actions.
* DrivenToSuicide: He hanged himself inside the storehouse in despair over his father preventing him from living his own life.
* {{Hikkikomori}}: He has seemingly locked himself inside a storehouse for five years and refused to come out,
tabasco he was carrying while he slips out papers smashes her face into the ground with request his ass.
* HappilyAdopted: She is revealed to have been adopted by her relatives after the arc.
* LeeroyJenkins: She was supposed to be bait and lure in Okita so the Sokai Faction could kill him, but instead she tried to kill him herself.
* YouKilledMyFather: She is trying to kill Okita
for food and magazines. However, killing her father Muneharu. It is later revealed that he was actually committed suicide inside the storehouse, while the ones inside when the Yorozuya arrive are people hired killed by Kyojiro to pretend to be him to keep up the illusion he is still alive.
* PosthumousCharacter: He is already long dead by the time the Yorozuya are hired. His character is instead explored through flashbacks and comments by other characters.
* WhiteSheep: He has no desire to succeed his father as the boss of the family, instead he just wants to live an honest life as a textile worker.
Shinsengumi member Kamiyama in self-defense.



[[folder:Kyojiro Nakamura]]
!!Kyojiro Nakamura
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/nakamura_kyojiro.jpg]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/MasayaMatsukaze

Kyojiro is the junior boss of the Mashiroi Gang, known as the Guardian Dog. He used to be a street kid, but after stealing from the Mashiroi Gang he was taken in by the boss Kaguzo and raised alongside his son Utsuzo.

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[[folder:Kyojiro Nakamura]]
!!Kyojiro Nakamura
[[folder:Muneharu Rokkaku]]
!!Muneharu Rokkaku
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/nakamura_kyojiro.jpg]]
org/pmwiki/pub/images/rokkaku_muneharu.jpg]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/MasayaMatsukaze

Kyojiro is the junior boss
Yasunobu Iwata

Father of Kirie and owner
of the Mashiroi Gang, known as Rokkaku inn. He was killed during the Guardian Dog. Rokkaku Incident two years ago, presumably by Okita. He used is revealed to be a street kid, but after stealing from have been an unwilling member of the Mashiroi Gang he Sokai Faction, as his wife and daughter were held as hostages. He was taken in killed by Kamiyama during the boss Kaguzo and raised alongside incident while trying to stab him with a dagger, believing it was the only way he could save his son Utsuzo.family.



* DeathSeeker: He knows the other factions of the gang will be out to kill him at his inauguration ceremony as the new boss, but goes to the ceremony anyway to die for failing to stop Utsuzo's suicide.
* GoOutWithASmile: He dies sitting against Kaguzo Mashiroiís grave with a smile on his face.
* GunAndSword: Uses a revolver together with his sword.
* JerkassFacade: After Gintoki discovers Utsuzo is dead, he paints himself as the murderer, pretending to have killed him so he could be the next boss. In reality he is simply planning to take the secret with him to the grave.
* RedBaron: Known as the Guardian Dog.
* RevolversAreJustBetter: He shoots Gintoki with a revolver, an appropriate gun for the time period, but outdated compared to the modern weapons introduced by the Amanto.
* ScarsAreForever: He got the scar on his face as a kid, having gotten injured protecting Utsuzo from a rival gang.
* {{Yakuza}}: The junior boss of a powerful Yakuza gang and the most qualified candidate to succeed Kaguzo.

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* DeathSeeker: He knows the other factions of the gang will be out to kill him at his inauguration ceremony as the new boss, but goes to the ceremony anyway to die for failing to stop Utsuzo's suicide.
* GoOutWithASmile: He dies sitting against Kaguzo Mashiroiís grave with a smile on his face.
* GunAndSword: Uses a revolver together with his sword.
* JerkassFacade: After Gintoki discovers Utsuzo is dead, he paints himself as the murderer, pretending
AwfulTruth: The reason Okita claims to have killed him so is to prevent his daughter Kirie from learning that Muneharu was killed by Kamiyama when he could be the next boss. In reality he is simply planning tried to take the secret stab him with a dagger.
* TheDogShotFirst: It's initially believed that he was killed by getting caught in the crossfire between the Shinsengumi and Sokai Faction's fight, but he actually survived it and was only killed when he tried to stab Kamiyama with a dagger.
* IHaveYourWife: The Sokai faction held his wife and child hostage, forcing
him to the grave.
* RedBaron: Known as the Guardian Dog.
* RevolversAreJustBetter: He shoots Gintoki
work with a revolver, an appropriate gun for the time period, but outdated compared them and allowing them to the modern weapons introduced by the Amanto.
* ScarsAreForever: He got the scar on
use his face inn as a kid, having gotten injured protecting Utsuzo from a rival gang.
hiding place. He only tried to kill Kamiyama to save them.
* {{Yakuza}}: The junior boss of a powerful Yakuza gang PosthumousCharacter: He was killed two years ago and the most qualified candidate to succeed Kaguzo.is only seen in flashbacks.



!!Senbokyo Inn

[[folder:Oiwa]]
!!Oiwa
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/oiwa.jpg]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Seiko Tomoe

Oiwa is the owner of the Senbokyo Hot Springs Inn, whose customers consist of ghosts who cannot pass into the next life. She is supported by the ghost of her dead husband Tagosaku, who died 10 years and now serves as her Stand. She is an old friend of Otose, who seemingly sends the Yorozuya and Tae to the inn for the winter break, but they are actually being to sent work for Oiwa for 10 days. After everybody but Gintoki are possessed by ghosts, she forces him to work for her, until he rebels against her with the aid of Rei.

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!!Senbokyo Inn

[[folder:Oiwa]]
!!Oiwa
[[folder:Sotatsu Tendo]]
!!Sotatsu Tendo
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/oiwa.org/pmwiki/pub/images/sotatsu_tendo.jpg]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/KatsuyukiKonishi

Leader of the revived Sokai Faction, a radical branch of the Anti-Foreigner Faction. He is the younger brother of the original Sokai Faction's leader, Koutatsu Tendo, who was killed at the Rokkaku Incident. He managed to escape from the inn and now seeks revenge against Okita, using Kirie's desire for revenge to trick her into killing him.
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* ArcVillain: He is the villain of the Rokkaku arc.
* DirtyCoward: He only survived the Rokkaku Incident by hiding while the rest of the Sokai Faction were killed. When Okita starts fighting back, he panics and stays behind his men, letting them fight in his place. He even tries to use snipers to take him down from afar. When his remaining men are revealed to be Gintoki, Shinpachi and the Shinsengumi in disguise, he tries to run away in fear only to get cut down by Okita.
* TheRemnant: The Sokai Faction was almost wiped out in the Rokkaku Incident, but he survived and leads a revived Sokai Faction with more members to get revenge.
* {{Revenge}}: He wants revenge against Okita for killing his brother Koutatsu and almost destroying the Sokai Faction.
* SissyVillain: He is a male villain who wears lipstick, earrings and fabulous purple clothes.
* SmugSnake: He is very smug and overconfident in his plans of revenge. He panics very easily when Okita starts fighting back and kills several of his men.
[[/folder]]

!!Iga Ninja Clans

[[folder:Rappa Momochi]]
!!Rappa Momochi
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/momochi_anime.
jpg]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Seiko Tomoe

Oiwa is the owner
Creator/RinaSato (JP), Creator/MarykeHendrikse (EN)

Head
of the Senbokyo Hot Springs Inn, whose customers consist Momochi clan and one of ghosts who cannot pass into three great leaders of the next life. She is supported by the ghost of her dead husband Tagosaku, who died 10 years Iga ninja clans alongside Zenzo Hattori and now serves as her Stand. She is an old friend of Otose, who seemingly sends the Yorozuya and Tae to the inn for the winter break, but they are actually being to sent work for Oiwa for 10 days. After everybody but Gintoki are possessed by ghosts, she forces him to work for her, until he rebels against her with the aid of Rei.Gaimon Fujibayashi.



* ArcVillain: She is the villain of the Ghost Inn Arc, also known as the Stand Arc.
* EvilOldFolks: An elderly lady who ruthlessly rules over her inn of ghosts and forces Gintoki to work for her with his friends as hostages.
* GracefulLoser: She gracefully accepts her loss after she is beaten by Gintoki (while possessed by Francis Xavier), acknowledging how well he is able to control the Stands possessing his body. Unfortunately, her own Stand and husband Tagosaku goes out of control and tries to suck in the spirits of everybody in the area.
* HeelFaceTurn: After accepting her defeat and acknowledging where she went wrong, she returns to being a good person and works to help ghosts pass on to the next life.
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: The main reason she forces all the ghosts to remain with her at her inn is because she realised they are some of the only friends she has after her husband died.
* ISeeDeadPeople: She has been able to talk and interact with ghosts since she was a kid.
* IWasQuiteALooker: Just like Otose, Oiwa was fairly good looking in her youth.
* PaperTalisman: After catching Rei plotting against her with Gintoki, Oiwa puts her in a disciplinary room sealed with paper talisman which prevents her from leaving.
* PowersViaPossession: She is able to fight by allowing her husband's ghost to possess her body, turning her huge with strength to match.
* PunchParry: After Gintoki has become possessed by Rei and able to fight back against Oiwa, the two clash with a powerful punch, with Oiwa winning and sending Gintoki flying.
* RapidFireFisticuffs: When possessed by her husband, she pummels Gintoki into the floor with a huge barrage of punches, while also yelling "ora ora ora ora", clearly referencing Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure like the rest of the arc.
* SecondLove: She was originally in love with Otose's husband Tatsugoro, but she later met and fell in love with Tagosaku.
* SmugSnake: She is very confident in her control of her inn and completely underestimates Gintoki, falsely believing she has broken his spirit and made him loyal. She is in shock once she discovers he is helping several of the ghosts pass on despite her control.

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* ArcVillain: She is ActionGirl: She's quite capable of taking direct action herself if she has to.
* FuumaShuriken: Her puppet can turn into a huge shuriken, which she controls with a large chain.
* NinjaMaid: Disguised as a maid that carts around
the villain of the Ghost Inn Arc, supposed Momochi, which is actually her puppet and also known serves as a decoy.
* PeoplePuppets: Controls Gaimon's slain minions as a puppet army against
the Stand Arc.
* EvilOldFolks: An elderly lady who ruthlessly rules over her inn of ghosts
Yato and forces Gintoki to work a decoy for her with his friends as hostages.
own ninjas.
* GracefulLoser: She gracefully accepts her loss after she is beaten by Gintoki (while possessed by Francis Xavier), acknowledging how well he is able to control PuppetFighter: Fights using the Stands possessing his body. Unfortunately, her own Stand and husband Tagosaku goes out of control and tries to suck puppet in the spirits wheelchair she carts around. Said puppet is multi-purpose, armed with cannons and blades, but also quite capable of everybody in making tea or serving as a toilet.
* ReverseMole: Pretends to ally with Gaimon and
the area.
Kiheitai in order to [[spoiler:smuggle the shogun away to safety]], before betraying them.
* HeelFaceTurn: After accepting TheStoic: She's calm and reserved, with little deviation in facial expression.
* SwissArmyWeapon: Her puppet can be turned into and used as a WaveMotionGun, a FuumaShuriken, a drink dispenser... '''''and a toilet?!!'''''
* VariableLengthChain: Chains are among
her defeat puppet's arsenal, which she uses to catch and acknowledging where restrain her foes. When her puppet is in FuumaShuriken mode, she went wrong, swings it around with the chain.
* WaveMotionGun: The puppet that
she returns to poses as herself has one built into it, which she blasts Gaimon with.
* WeaponAcrossTheShoulder: Rests her [[FuumaShuriken puppet-turned-shuriken]] across her right shoulder, despite the blades previously
being a good person and works sharp enough to help ghosts pass on to the next life.
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: The main reason she forces all the ghosts to remain with her at her inn is because she realised they are some of the only friends she has after her husband died.
* ISeeDeadPeople: She has been able to talk and interact with ghosts since she was a kid.
* IWasQuiteALooker: Just like Otose, Oiwa was fairly good looking in her youth.
* PaperTalisman: After catching Rei plotting against her with Gintoki, Oiwa puts her in a disciplinary room sealed with paper talisman which prevents her from leaving.
* PowersViaPossession: She is able to fight by allowing her husband's ghost to possess her body, turning her huge with strength to match.
* PunchParry: After Gintoki has become possessed by Rei and able to fight back against Oiwa, the two clash with a powerful punch, with Oiwa winning and sending Gintoki flying.
* RapidFireFisticuffs: When possessed by her husband, she pummels Gintoki into the floor with a huge barrage of punches, while also yelling "ora ora ora ora", clearly referencing Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure like the rest of the arc.
* SecondLove: She was originally in love with Otose's husband Tatsugoro, but she later met and fell in love with Tagosaku.
* SmugSnake: She is very confident in her control of her inn and completely underestimates Gintoki, falsely believing she has broken his spirit and made him loyal. She is in shock once she discovers he is helping
cut several of Yato in half.
* YouShallNotPass: Destroys
the ghosts pass bridge the Yorozuya and the Shogun just crossed, while staying behind on despite her control.the other side to face the Yato chasing after them. She is joined by Kondo and Hijkata however.



[[folder:Tagosaku]]
!!Tagosaku
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tagosaku.jpg]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Masahiro Okazaki

Oiwa's late husband who died 10 years ago. Because of his close bond with her and his promise to protect her, he remains with her as a ghost and serves as her Stand. The bond between the two has made him the strongest Stand at the inn, leaving nobody able to fight their control.

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[[folder:Tagosaku]]
!!Tagosaku
[[folder:Gaimon Fujibayashi]]
!!Gaimon Fujibayashi
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tagosaku.org/pmwiki/pub/images/gaimon_fujibayashi.jpg]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Masahiro Okazaki

Oiwa's late husband who died 10 years ago. Because
Hiroshi Shirokuma

Head
of his close bond with her the Fujibayashi clan and his promise to protect her, he remains with her as a ghost one of the three great leaders of the Iga ninja clans alongside Zenzo Hattori and serves as her Stand. The bond between the two has made him the strongest Stand at the inn, leaving nobody able to fight their control.Rappa Momochi.



* DeclarationOfProtection: He promised that he would always protect Oiwa and the inn, and he tries to keep that promise in death, protecting her as her personal Stand.
* HairTriggerTemper: While he was calmer when alive, as a ghost he is easily agitated and angered. This is because of the growing negative emotions at the inn from keeping so many ghosts from passing on to the next life.
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: Since his death he has become a purple ghost who always hangs on his wife Oiwa's back. Because of his bond with Oiwa, he has become the strongest Stand at the inn.
* PowersViaPossession: He is capable of possessing his wife's body, granting her his power and turning huge with strength to match.
* SecondLove: Oiwa was originally in love with Otose's husband Tatsugoro, but she later met and fell in love with Tagosaku.
* YourSoulIsMine: Because of the strain of keeping so many ghosts at the inn, he eventually becomes overwhelmed by negative emotions and tries to absorb all the souls in the area, including the living, assimilating them so that Oiwa won't be lonely again. They are all released when Oiwa apologises and thanks them, with the living souls returned to their bodies and the dead souls passing on.

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* DeclarationOfProtection: AnArmAndALeg: Hijikata cuts off one of his leg in a surprise attack. He promised that he would always protect Oiwa still attempts a shot at the Shogun despite it.
* BigOlEyebrows: They're massive
and bushy.
* EvilOldFolks: An old man with little in
the inn, and way of noble intentions.
* FastTunnelling: He only has his bare hands to dig with, yet is so fast at tunnelling
he tries to keep that promise can appear in death, protecting another location in ''seconds''.
* HiddenWeapons: Shoots a kunai out of his mouth at Momochi's puppet after he's been restrained by
her as her personal Stand.
chains.
* HairTriggerTemper: While he was calmer when alive, as LargeAndInCharge: He's a ghost he is easily agitated and angered. This is because huge yeti-like man who also leads one of the growing negative emotions at the inn from keeping so many ghosts from passing on great Iga ninja clans.
* OhCrap: In addition
to the next life.
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: Since
losing his leg, he's beyond shocked to learn that [[spoiler:the Shogun faked his death he has become and is disguised among Momochiís ninjas.]]
* TheQuisling: Betrays Iga to let the Yato in and wreck havoc in the region, all for
a purple ghost who always hangs on his wife Oiwa's back. Because of his bond chance to ally with Oiwa, he has become them and earn a place in the strongest Stand new world after destroying the Bakufu.
* TunnelKing: A master of digging through the ground to reach and surprise his foes, even getting the drop at Kagura and almost getting a shot
at the inn.
Shogun.
* PowersViaPossession: He is capable of possessing WeHardlyKnewYe: Loses his wife's body, granting her his power and turning huge with strength to match.
* SecondLove: Oiwa was originally in love with Otose's husband Tatsugoro, but she later met and fell in love with Tagosaku.
* YourSoulIsMine: Because of the strain of keeping so many ghosts at the inn, he eventually becomes overwhelmed by negative emotions and tries to absorb all the souls
leg in the area, including very same chapter he's introduced and is seemingly killed in the living, assimilating them so that Oiwa won't be lonely again. They are all released when Oiwa apologises and thanks them, with the living souls returned to their bodies and the dead souls passing on.next.



[[folder:Rei]]
!!Rei
[[quoteright:226:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rei_gintama.jpg]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/SanaeKobayashi

Rei is a ghost who works at the Senbokyo Inn. She was taken in by Oiwa as a kid and has worked at the inn since then. She later died of unknown circumstances but continues to work there. After Gintoki arrives at the inn and is forced to work by Oiwa, she assists him with the troublesome guests. She later joins Gintoki in fighting Oiwa to free the inn from her control and let the ghosts pass on to the next life.

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[[folder:Rei]]
!!Rei
[[quoteright:226:http://static.
!!Unsorted

[[folder:Tsu Terakado]]
!!Tsu Terakado
[[quoteright:225:http://static.
tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rei_gintama.jpg]]
org/pmwiki/pub/images/tsu_terakado_3977.png]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/SanaeKobayashi

Rei is a ghost who works at the Senbokyo Inn. She was taken in by Oiwa as a kid and has worked at the inn since then. She later died of unknown circumstances but continues to work there. After Gintoki arrives at the inn and is forced to work by Oiwa, she assists him
Creator/MikakoTakahashi

A popular IdolSinger popularly called Otsu, who's sung multiple hit singles
with surprisingly foul lyrics ("Where the troublesome guests. She later joins Gintoki in fighting Oiwa to free hell is your mother from?"). When she started her singing career on the inn from streets, Shinpachi was the first to cheer her control on, and let he's continued doing so as the ghosts pass on to the next life.leader of her fan club ever since.



* HappilyAdopted: She used to live on the streets, but was taken in by Oiwa as a kid. She seems to have had a happy childhood growing up at the inn until her unknown death.
* HeroicSacrifice: After Oiwa is about to be absorbed by the out-of-control Tagosaku, Rei jumps in and pushes her out of the way, getting absorbed in her place. However, when all the souls are released, she stays back at the inn to help out Oiwa.
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: She resembles a typical Japanese ghost, with long black hair, a white robe and a white triangular headband. As a ghost she mostly floats around and can pass through walls. She is also able to possess people as a Stand.
* PowersViaPossession: She is able to possess Gintoki, giving him power that allows him to fight back against Oiwa.
* TheStoic: While not completely emotionless, she mostly has a cold unsmiling expression on her face, and is completely unfazed by Tagosaku roaring at her.
* StringyHairedGhostGirl: She resembles a typical Japanese female ghost, wearing a white burial kimono and having long black hair covering her face. However, unlike most examples she is not malicious, only serving as an assistant at an inn for ghosts.
* WomanInWhite: She is dressed in a white burial robe, fitting considering she is a ghost.

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* HappilyAdopted: AdaptationDyeJob: Since she rarely appears in the manga, not even colored pages, the cover of volume 51 suggests she is a brunette in the manga.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Her brain must be somewhere up there to mash up those song titles.
* TheDitz: Sweet, naive, pretty weird ideas.
* IdolSinger: A parody of the stereotypical idol singers, with hit singles such as "Where the hell is your mother from?!" and "Oh, if you don't shape up right now, I'm gonna tear that mole right off!"
* InSeriesNickname:
She used to live on the streets, but was taken in is mostly known by Oiwa her fans as a kid. She seems to "Otsu".
* LadySwearsalot: So they
have had a happy childhood growing up at the inn until to censor her songs. It's unknown death.
if it's a joke or that they generally shouldn't broadcast it in real life or print it.
* HeroicSacrifice: After Oiwa OOCIsSeriousBusiness: The one time she drops her PerpetualSmiler schtick is about to be absorbed by the out-of-control Tagosaku, Rei jumps in when she couldn't come up with lyrics for her next hit single. Her mom and pushes manager were quite unnerved by [[TheDreaded her change in personality]].
* PerpetualSmiler: Probably as part of her image, she's always seen happy and smiling.
* VerbalTic: She's fond of making words
out of the way, getting absorbed in her place. However, when last character of each sentence.
* WordSaladLyrics: Her lyrics are
all a random assembly of threats and insults.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: She has purple hair in
the souls are released, she stays back at the inn to help out Oiwa.
anime.
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: ZettaiRyouiki: She resembles a typical Japanese ghost, with wears long black hair, a white robe and a white triangular headband. As a ghost she mostly floats around and can pass through walls. She is also able to possess people as a Stand.
* PowersViaPossession: She is able to possess Gintoki, giving him power
socks that allows him reach up to fight back against Oiwa.
* TheStoic: While not completely emotionless, she mostly has a cold unsmiling expression on
below her face, and is completely unfazed by Tagosaku roaring at her.
* StringyHairedGhostGirl: She resembles a typical Japanese female ghost, wearing a white burial kimono and having long black hair covering her face. However, unlike most examples she is not malicious, only serving as an assistant at an inn for ghosts.
* WomanInWhite: She is dressed in a white burial robe, fitting considering she is a ghost.
short skirt.



!!Tama's Body

[[folder:Leukocyte King]]
!!Leukocyte King
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/leukocyte_king_3.jpg]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/TomokazuSugita

The king of the Leukocyte Kingdom inside Tama. He is an anti-virus program based on the strongest person in Tama's collection of data, but has grown beyond an anti-virus program and developed into someone who is more human than even Tama is. When the Tapir virus infects Tama, the Yorozuya journey inside her to find him. Together, they go to confront the Archfiend Tapir, the progenitor of the Tapir virus.

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!!Tama's Body

[[folder:Leukocyte King]]
!!Leukocyte King
[[folder:Mitsuba Okita]]
!!Mitsuba Okita
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/leukocyte_king_3.jpg]]
org/pmwiki/pub/images/mitsuba_okita_8706.png]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/TomokazuSugita

The king of
Creator/SumiShimamoto (JP), Creator/ShelleyCaleneBlack (EN, movie)

Sogo's older sister, who raised him after their parents died. She and Hijikata fell in love with each other, but Hijikata rejected her because he believed his dangerous lifestyle would end up leaving her alone and unhappy. She comes to Edo together with her fiancé Toma Kuraba and takes
the Leukocyte Kingdom inside Tama. He is an anti-virus program based on opportunity to meet with the strongest person in Tama's collection of data, but has grown beyond an anti-virus program and developed into someone who is more human than even Tama is. When the Tapir virus infects Tama, the Yorozuya journey inside her to find him. Together, they go to confront the Archfiend Tapir, the progenitor of the Tapir virus.Shinsengumi.



* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: He is the ruler of the Leukocytes inside Tama and the strongest of them all.
* BadassCape: Wears a long white cloak which goes well with his RPG hero look.
* BalefulPolymorph: Tama turned him into a dog to prevent him from fighting the Tapir alone and getting killed, waiting until the Yorozuya arrive to turn him back.
* BeamOWar: After a few too many disagreements with Gintoki, they try to blast each other with beams from their weapons: The Leukocyte King using his sword and Gintoki using a modified toothpick that shoots beams. While neither wins over the other, the clash of beams causes the Tapir army to be wiped out as side effect. Together with Gintoki he also engages in a battle of beams against the Archfiend Tapir, then holds it off alone using his own life energy while Gintoki attacks him.
* CastFromHitpoints: Uses his own life energy to hold off the Tapir's beam and blast it back, allowing Gintoki to beat him. It almost kills him, but Tama and the Yorozuya save him.
* ChestMonster: After making a speech about only caring about saving Tama, he spots a treasure chest and opens it like the RPG hero he is, only for the chest to spawn teeth and bite down on his hand.
* CoolCrown: Fitting the RPG hero archetype, he wears a silver circlet with a blue gem on his head.
* CoolSword: He wields a large sword with a broad blade and a rapier hilt which is sheathed on his back. The sword can shoot out blasts that destroys viruses.
* FireForgedFriends: After mostly arguing and fighting with the Yorozuya, he becomes friends with them after fighting alongside them against the Tapir.
* HeroicSacrifice: Attempts to sacrifice himself to save Tama and the Yorozuya, using his own life energy to hold back Archfiend Tapir's beam while Gintoki kills him. However, he is saved from dying by Tama and the Yorozuya after the fight.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He is abrasive and rude towards anyone but Tama, but he ends up caring about the Yorozuya, wishing to adventure more with them at the end.
* WreckedWeapon: His sword breaks as he tries to tank Archfiend Tapir's beam alone while Gintoki attacks him. However he does get a new sword after the battle.
* WrongGenreSavvy: He thinks he is the hero of an RPG like VideoGame/DragonQuest, which causes him to come into conflict with Gintoki. He also thinks of everything in RPG contexts, forgetting that they aren't in a video game.

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* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: He is the ruler of the Leukocytes inside Tama BlazingInfernoHellfireSauce: She puts tabasco on everything and the strongest of them all.
* BadassCape: Wears a long white cloak which goes well with his RPG hero look.
* BalefulPolymorph: Tama turned him into a dog
will gladly force others to prevent him from fighting the Tapir alone and getting killed, waiting until the Yorozuya arrive to turn him back.
eat it too.
* BeamOWar: After a few too many disagreements with Gintoki, they try to blast each other with beams from their weapons: The Leukocyte King using his sword and Gintoki using a modified toothpick that shoots beams. While neither wins over the other, the clash of beams causes the Tapir army to TheGadfly: She might not be wiped out as side effect. Together with Gintoki he sadistic like Sougo, but she also engages in a battle of beams against the Archfiend Tapir, then holds it off alone using his own life energy while Gintoki attacks him.
* CastFromHitpoints: Uses his own life energy to hold off the Tapir's beam and blast it back, allowing
enjoys trolling others. For example, forcing Gintoki to beat him. It almost kills him, but Tama and the Yorozuya save him.
* ChestMonster:
eat a tabasco covered parfait by pretending to spit out blood when he refuses. After making a speech about only caring about saving Tama, he spots a treasure chest eats it and opens it like [[FireBreathingDiner spits out fire]], she reveals to be an act.
* TheHeart: Of
the RPG hero he is, only for Shinsengumi.
* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Her historical counterpart is [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okita_Mitsu Okita Mitsu]], who was also Okita Souji's sister. Historically however it was Souji (Sougo) who died from tuberculosis, not her.
* IllGirl: Suffers from a disease that keeps her bedridden most of
the chest to spawn teeth and bite down on his hand.
time.
* CoolCrown: Fitting the RPG hero archetype, he wears a silver circlet IncurableCoughOfDeath: She often coughs up blood whenever put into stressful situations.
* PeacefulInDeath: She eventually dies peacefully
with her beloved younger brother at her side.
* PromotionToParent: Had to raise Sogo when their parents died. He's as
a blue gem on his head.
result completely devoted to her.
* CoolSword: He wields a large sword SiblingYinYang: She is as considerate and gentle as Sougo is unkind and obnoxious.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Fell in love
with a broad blade and a rapier hilt Hijikata who didn't dare to love her back, even though he did.
* SoProudOfYou: Tells Sogo this with her last breath.
* SoapOperaDisease: Averted, they directly state it's tuberculosis,
which is sheathed on his back. The sword can shoot out blasts why it's such a huge deal that destroys viruses.
* FireForgedFriends: After mostly arguing and fighting with the Yorozuya, he becomes friends with them after fighting alongside them against the Tapir.
* HeroicSacrifice: Attempts to sacrifice himself to save Tama and the Yorozuya, using his own life energy to hold back Archfiend Tapir's beam while Gintoki kills him. However, he is saved
she escaped from dying by Tama hospital.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Tabasco
and the Yorozuya after the fight.
spicy food.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He is abrasive TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: Kind-hearted and rude towards anyone but Tama, but he loved by all, she inevitably ends up caring about dying in the Yorozuya, wishing hospital.
* YamatoNadeshiko: Kind-hearted, devoted and loyal
to adventure more with them at the end.
* WreckedWeapon: His sword breaks as he tries to tank Archfiend Tapir's beam alone while Gintoki attacks him. However he does get
a new sword after the battle.
* WrongGenreSavvy: He thinks he is the hero of an RPG like VideoGame/DragonQuest, which causes him to come into conflict with Gintoki. He also thinks of everything in RPG contexts, forgetting that they aren't in a video game.
fault.



[[folder:Archfiend Tapir]]
!!Archfiend Tapir
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/archfiend_tapir.jpg]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/KiyoyukiYanada

The progenitor of the Tapir virus that has infected Tama and turned her into pixels. Because of how advanced Tama is, the Tapir virus has evolved to take physical form of an evil king in the RPG world inside Tama.

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[[folder:Archfiend Tapir]]
!!Archfiend Tapir
[[folder:Toma Kuraba]]
!!Toma Kuraba
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/archfiend_tapir.org/pmwiki/pub/images/toma_kuraba.jpg]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/KiyoyukiYanada

The progenitor of
Creator/JojiNakata

Mitsuba's fiancé, a rich merchant who runs
the Tapir virus that has infected Tama trading company Tenkaiya. While he is kind to Mitsuba, he actually doesn't love her and turned is only trying to marry her into pixels. Because of how advanced Tama is, to keep the Tapir virus has evolved Shinsengumi away from his business. He is secretly a black market dealer who sells weapons to take physical form of an evil king in the RPG world inside Tama.Anti-Foreigner Faction.



* ArcVillain: He is the main villain of the Tama Quest arc.
* BeamOWar: Engages in a battle of beams against Gintoki and the Leukocyte King. When Tapir appears to be winning, the Leukocyte King tanks it alone using his own life energy while Gintoki moves in to kill Archfiend Tapir.
* ComputerVirus: He ''is'' a virus, having infected Tama while she was the internet and turned her into pixels. Because of Tama's obsession with VideoGame/DragonQuest, he evolved into the physical form of an evil RPG king.
* EvilLaugh: When Tapir takes Tama's form, he mocks the Leukocyte King for being unable to attack him and then laughs evilly about it... before getting kicked in the face by Gintoki.
* EvilOverlord: He rules over the rest of the Tapir like an evil king from an RPG.
* GroinAttack: Hits Gintoki in the crotch with his beam, which turns it into pixels. Poor guy.
* HornedHumanoid: He grows horns from his head after transforming.
* KamehameHadoken: Shoots dark beams from his hands that turns people into pixels.
* KeystoneArmy: All of the Tapir minions stop fighting after he dies, discarding their black bodysuits to wear white again as Leukocytes.
* LukeIAmYourFather: Tries to reveal himself as the Leukocyte King's lost father Fortega, only to be interrupted by the Yorozuya kicking him in the face and mocking him for using such a cliche.
* OneWingedAngel: After being plugged out of Tama's system, he reveals his true form, turning into a huge demonic man in a black bodysuit with wings, horns and a cape. He also fires beams capable of turning people into immobile pixels.
* PowerGivesYouWings: He gains demonic wings after revealing his true form.
* ShapeshifterGuiltTrip: Takes Tama's form, making the Leukocyte King unable to attack him, though Gintoki proceeds to ignore that and just kicks Tapir in the face. He also takes the form of the Leukocyte King's lost father Fortega, but with less success as the Yorozuya immediately pile on him.

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* ArcVillain: ArmsDealer: He provides weapons to the Anti-Foreigner Faction through the black market.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Despite being kind towards Mitsuba, he actually doesn't care one bit about her except for her use as a tool in keeping the Shinsengumi away from him.
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe:
He is right in the main villain middle of the Tama Quest arc.
* BeamOWar: Engages
car when Okita cuts it in a battle of beams against Gintoki and half vertically, before it then explodes.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Immediately after telling his driver to go to
the Leukocyte King. When Tapir appears to be winning, hospital so he can take Mitsuba hostage, he is stabbed in the Leukocyte King tanks it alone using his own life energy while Gintoki moves in to kill Archfiend Tapir.
* ComputerVirus: He ''is'' a virus, having infected Tama while she was the internet and turned her into pixels. Because of Tama's obsession with VideoGame/DragonQuest, he evolved into the physical form of an evil RPG king.
* EvilLaugh: When Tapir takes Tama's form, he mocks the Leukocyte King for being unable to attack him
shoulder by Hijikata and then laughs evilly about it... before getting kicked shortly after cut in the face by Gintoki.
* EvilOverlord: He rules over the rest of the Tapir like an evil king from an RPG.
* GroinAttack: Hits Gintoki in the crotch
half with his beam, which turns it into pixels. Poor guy.
car by Okita.
* HornedHumanoid: NonActionGuy: He grows horns from his head after transforming.
* KamehameHadoken: Shoots dark beams from his hands that turns people into pixels.
* KeystoneArmy: All of
is a merchant, not a warrior, so he leaves all the Tapir minions stop fighting after he dies, discarding their black bodysuits to wear white again as Leukocytes.
his minions.
* LukeIAmYourFather: Tries ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: He is marrying Mitsuba solely to reveal himself as get connected to the Leukocyte King's lost father Fortega, only to be interrupted by the Yorozuya kicking him Shinsengumi, so they won't interfere in the face and mocking him for using such a cliche.
* OneWingedAngel: After being plugged out of Tama's system, he reveals
his true form, turning into a huge demonic man in a black bodysuit with wings, horns and a cape. He also fires beams capable of turning people into immobile pixels.
* PowerGivesYouWings: He gains demonic wings after revealing his true form.
* ShapeshifterGuiltTrip: Takes Tama's form, making the Leukocyte King unable to attack him, though Gintoki proceeds to ignore that and just kicks Tapir in the face. He also takes the form of the Leukocyte King's lost father Fortega, but with less success as the Yorozuya immediately pile on him.
business.



!!Rokkaku Inn

[[folder:Kirie Rokkaku]]
!!Kirie Rokkaku
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rokkaku_kirie.jpg]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/AkikoKimura

Daughter of the Rokkaku inn owner Muneharu, who was supposedly killed by Sougo Okita during the Rokkaku Incident. While she and her mother tried to run the inn afterwards, they eventually lost ownership of it and her mother later died of exhaustion. Two years after the incident, she is informed by Sotatsu that Okita killed her father and tries to assassinate him in broad daylight, but fails. She is later captured together with Kagura and Okita by Sotatsu and the Sokai Faction, but they manage to escape.

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!!Rokkaku Inn

[[folder:Kirie Rokkaku]]
!!Kirie Rokkaku
[[folder:Kimiko]]
!!Kimiko
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rokkaku_kirie.jpg]]
org/pmwiki/pub/images/kimiko.jpg]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/AkikoKimura

Daughter
Touko Aoyama

Kimiko is the rich daughter of a Tokugawa retainer and a user
of the Rokkaku inn owner Muneharu, who was supposedly killed drug Paradise, which is supplied by Sougo Okita during the Rokkaku Incident. While Harusame. When she and her mother tried to run goes missing, the inn afterwards, they eventually lost ownership of it and her mother later died of exhaustion. Two years after the incident, she is informed Yorozuya are hired by Sotatsu that Okita killed her father and tries to assassinate him in broad daylight, but fails. She is bring her home. The Yorozuya's search for her leads them into conflict with the Harusame. After being saved by Gintoki, she later captured together hires them to help out her boyfriend Tasuke escape from criminals. Despite throwing her under the bus to save his own skin, she still forgives him. According to Sorachi, she later breaks up with Kagura and Okita by Sotatsu and the Sokai Faction, but they manage to escape.her boyfriend.



* AssassinOutclassin: She tries to assassinate Okita in broad daylight with a sword when she bumps into him, but fails hilariously as she just stabs the tabasco he was carrying while he smashes her face into the ground with his ass.
* HappilyAdopted: She is revealed to have been adopted by her relatives after the arc.
* LeeroyJenkins: She was supposed to be bait and lure in Okita so the Sokai Faction could kill him, but instead she tried to kill him herself.
* YouKilledMyFather: She is trying to kill Okita for killing her father Muneharu. It is later revealed that he was actually killed by Shinsengumi member Kamiyama in self-defense.

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* AssassinOutclassin: AccidentalMisnaming: She tries to assassinate Okita is almost always called "Hamko" by people, since her size and appearance reminds people of pigs.
* ButtMonkey: She only barely appears
in broad daylight with a sword the earlier parts of the series, but when she bumps into him, but fails hilariously as does appear she just stabs is made fun of by everyone and mistaken for pigs. Her boyfriend also throws her under the tabasco he was carrying while he smashes her face into the ground with bus to save his ass.
own skin.
* HappilyAdopted: DarkSkinnedBlonde: She is revealed to have been adopted by her relatives tanned and blonde, likely modeled after the arc.
ganguro fashion.
* LeeroyJenkins: She was supposed to be bait and lure in Okita so the Sokai Faction could kill him, but instead she tried to kill him herself.
* YouKilledMyFather:
FantasticDrug: She is trying addicted to kill Okita the alien drug Paradise, which almost kills her from overuse. After she is saved from the Harusame, she gets off the drug and goes back to normal.
* FatGirl: Her most notable trait is that she's fat, which she is made fun of
for killing her father Muneharu. It is whenever she appears. One of Sorachi's answers in the volumes reveal she later revealed that he was actually killed by Shinsengumi member Kamiyama in self-defense.lost weight, but is still ugly.
* {{Gonk}}: As if being fat wasn't enough, she doesn't exactly have a pretty face.



[[folder:Muneharu Rokkaku]]
!!Muneharu Rokkaku
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rokkaku_muneharu.jpg]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Yasunobu Iwata

Father of Kirie and owner of the Rokkaku inn. He was killed during the Rokkaku Incident two years ago, presumably by Okita. He is revealed to have been an unwilling member of the Sokai Faction, as his wife and daughter were held as hostages. He was killed by Kamiyama during the incident while trying to stab him with a dagger, believing it was the only way he could save his family.

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[[folder:Muneharu Rokkaku]]
!!Muneharu Rokkaku
[[folder:Doushin]]
!!Doushin
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rokkaku_muneharu.jpg]]
org/pmwiki/pub/images/kidomaru_4.jpg]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Yasunobu Iwata

Father
Creator/JojiNakata

Going under the name
of Kirie Kidomaru and owner wearing a demon's mask, Doushin is the champion of the Rokkaku inn. Rengokukan fighting arena, which is run by the Tendoshu. He used to be a hired killer and was scheduled for execution, but the organisers of the Rengokukan freed him in exchange for fighting in the arena. Outside of the arena, he lives in a run-down temple with his many adopted children. When the Yorozuya come knocking by, he is convinced to stop killing and flee Edo with his children, but is killed during in the Rokkaku Incident two years ago, presumably process by Okita. He is revealed to have been an unwilling member of his replacement, the Sokai Faction, as Dakini Onijishi. His children then convince the Yorozuya to destroy the Rengokukan arena, avenging his wife and daughter were held as hostages. He was killed by Kamiyama during the incident while trying to stab him with a dagger, believing it was the only way he could save his family.death.



* AwfulTruth: The reason Okita claims to have killed him is to prevent his daughter Kirie from learning that Muneharu was killed by Kamiyama when he tried to stab him with a dagger.
* TheDogShotFirst: It's initially believed that he was killed by getting caught in the crossfire between the Shinsengumi and Sokai Faction's fight, but he actually survived it and was only killed when he tried to stab Kamiyama with a dagger.
* IHaveYourWife: The Sokai faction held his wife and child hostage, forcing him to work with them and allowing them to use his inn as a hiding place. He only tried to kill Kamiyama to save them.
* PosthumousCharacter: He was killed two years ago and is only seen in flashbacks.

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* AwfulTruth: The reason Okita claims TheAtoner: He intially saw adopting orphaned children as a way of atonement, but he later began to have love them. In order to then atone for killing people in the arena, he tries to flee Edo and raise them elsewhere, but is killed him before they get far.
* CarryABigStick: In the arena he wields a large studded club, known as a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kanab%C5%8D kanabo]], which
is to prevent his daughter Kirie from learning that Muneharu was killed by Kamiyama when he tried to stab him a weapon heavily associated with the demonic {{Oni}}.
* CoolMask: Wields
a dagger.
* TheDogShotFirst: It's initially believed that he was killed by getting caught
red demonic mask in the crossfire between arena in his guise as Kidomaru, making him look like the Shinsengumi Oni of Japanese mythology.
* GoodParents: He loves all of his many adopted children
and Sokai Faction's fight, but he actually survived it Gintoki outright calls him a good father.
* InTheBack: Onijishi kills him by stabbing a spear into his back.
* {{Oni}}: His Kidomaru persona is themed after the demonic Oni of Japanese mythology, wearing a red demonic mask
and was only killed when he tried to stab Kamiyama using a club heavily associated with a dagger.
* IHaveYourWife: The Sokai faction held his wife and child hostage, forcing him
the Oni. He also repeatedly refers to work with them and allowing them to use his inn himself as a hiding place. He only tried to kill Kamiyama to save them.
* PosthumousCharacter: He was killed two years ago and is only seen in flashbacks.
an Oni.



[[folder:Sotatsu Tendo]]
!!Sotatsu Tendo
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/sotatsu_tendo.jpg]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/KatsuyukiKonishi

Leader of the revived Sokai Faction, a radical branch of the Anti-Foreigner Faction. He is the younger brother of the original Sokai Faction's leader, Koutatsu Tendo, who was killed at the Rokkaku Incident. He managed to escape from the inn and now seeks revenge against Okita, using Kirie's desire for revenge to trick her into killing him.
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* ArcVillain: He is the villain of the Rokkaku arc.
* DirtyCoward: He only survived the Rokkaku Incident by hiding while the rest of the Sokai Faction were killed. When Okita starts fighting back, he panics and stays behind his men, letting them fight in his place. He even tries to use snipers to take him down from afar. When his remaining men are revealed to be Gintoki, Shinpachi and the Shinsengumi in disguise, he tries to run away in fear only to get cut down by Okita.
* TheRemnant: The Sokai Faction was almost wiped out in the Rokkaku Incident, but he survived and leads a revived Sokai Faction with more members to get revenge.
* {{Revenge}}: He wants revenge against Okita for killing his brother Koutatsu and almost destroying the Sokai Faction.
* SissyVillain: He is a male villain who wears lipstick, earrings and fabulous purple clothes.
* SmugSnake: He is very smug and overconfident in his plans of revenge. He panics very easily when Okita starts fighting back and kills several of his men.
[[/folder]]

!!Iga Ninja Clans

[[folder:Rappa Momochi]]
!!Rappa Momochi
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/momochi_anime.jpg]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/RinaSato (JP), Creator/MarykeHendrikse (EN)

Head of the Momochi clan and one of three great leaders of the Iga ninja clans alongside Zenzo Hattori and Gaimon Fujibayashi.

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[[folder:Sotatsu Tendo]]
!!Sotatsu Tendo
[[folder:No.502]]
!!No. 502 / Ryuzan Hayashi
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!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/KatsuyukiKonishi

Leader of the revived Sokai Faction, a radical branch of the Anti-Foreigner Faction. He is the younger brother of the original Sokai Faction's leader, Koutatsu Tendo,
Creator/HiroshiKamiya

The last android built by Professor Ryuzan Hayashi,
who was killed at the Rokkaku Incident. He managed to escape from the inn and now seeks revenge against Okita, using Kirie's desire for revenge to trick her into killing him.
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* ArcVillain: He is the villain of the Rokkaku arc.
* DirtyCoward: He only survived the Rokkaku Incident by hiding while the rest of the Sokai Faction were killed. When Okita starts fighting back, he panics and stays behind
also built Tama, before his men, letting them fight in death. He initially works under Professor Meguro after Ryuzan's death, but quickly betrays him to fulfill his place. He even tries to use snipers to take him down from afar. When his remaining men are own plans. It is quickly revealed to be Gintoki, Shinpachi that Ryuzan transferred his personality data and memories over to this android, essentially making him the Shinsengumi in disguise, he tries to run away in fear only to get cut down by Okita.
* TheRemnant: The Sokai Faction was almost wiped out in the Rokkaku Incident, but he survived and leads a revived Sokai Faction with more members to get revenge.
* {{Revenge}}: He wants revenge against Okita for killing his brother Koutatsu and almost destroying the Sokai Faction.
* SissyVillain: He is a male villain who wears lipstick, earrings and fabulous purple clothes.
* SmugSnake: He is very smug and overconfident in his plans of revenge. He panics very easily when Okita starts fighting back and kills several of his men.
[[/folder]]

!!Iga Ninja Clans

[[folder:Rappa Momochi]]
!!Rappa Momochi
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/momochi_anime.jpg]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/RinaSato (JP), Creator/MarykeHendrikse (EN)

Head of the Momochi clan and one of three great leaders of the Iga ninja clans alongside Zenzo Hattori and Gaimon Fujibayashi.
Professor.



* ActionGirl: She's quite capable of taking direct action herself if she has to.
* FuumaShuriken: Her puppet can turn into a huge shuriken, which she controls with a large chain.
* NinjaMaid: Disguised as a maid that carts around the supposed Momochi, which is actually her puppet and also serves as a decoy.
* PeoplePuppets: Controls Gaimon's slain minions as a puppet army against the Yato and a decoy for her own ninjas.
* PuppetFighter: Fights using the puppet in the wheelchair she carts around. Said puppet is multi-purpose, armed with cannons and blades, but also quite capable of making tea or serving as a toilet.
* ReverseMole: Pretends to ally with Gaimon and the Kiheitai in order to [[spoiler:smuggle the shogun away to safety]], before betraying them.
* TheStoic: She's calm and reserved, with little deviation in facial expression.
* SwissArmyWeapon: Her puppet can be turned into and used as a WaveMotionGun, a FuumaShuriken, a drink dispenser... '''''and a toilet?!!'''''
* VariableLengthChain: Chains are among her puppet's arsenal, which she uses to catch and restrain her foes. When her puppet is in FuumaShuriken mode, she swings it around with the chain.
* WaveMotionGun: The puppet that she poses as herself has one built into it, which she blasts Gaimon with.
* WeaponAcrossTheShoulder: Rests her [[FuumaShuriken puppet-turned-shuriken]] across her right shoulder, despite the blades previously being sharp enough to cut several Yato in half.
* YouShallNotPass: Destroys the bridge the Yorozuya and the Shogun just crossed, while staying behind on the other side to face the Yato chasing after them. She is joined by Kondo and Hijkata however.

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* ActionGirl: She's quite capable of taking direct action herself if she has to.
* FuumaShuriken: Her puppet can turn into a huge shuriken, which she controls with a large chain.
* NinjaMaid: Disguised as a maid that carts around
ArcVillain: Of the supposed Momochi, which is actually her puppet and also serves as a decoy.
Fuyo arc.
* PeoplePuppets: Controls Gaimon's slain minions as a puppet army against the Yato and a decoy for her own ninjas.
* PuppetFighter: Fights using the puppet in the wheelchair she carts around. Said puppet is multi-purpose, armed with cannons and blades, but also quite capable
ArtificialHuman: The last of making tea or serving as Professor Hayashi's androids.
* BadassLongcoat: Sports
a toilet.
* ReverseMole: Pretends to ally with Gaimon and the Kiheitai in order to [[spoiler:smuggle the shogun away to safety]], before
red one after betraying them.
[[BigBadWannabe Meguro]].
* DoNotAdjustYourSet: After causing a power outage in Edo, he appears on all television screens to announce that the robots are taking over the city and that they will kill Shinpachi if they don't get Tama's data back.
* TheDragon: Initially looks to be Professor Meguro's right-hand man, but very quickly takes over the ArcVillain role after betraying him.
* FakingTheDead: Meguro thought he had killed Ryuzan, but he had already transferred himself into his new android body. He simply got up after the attempt and then used the news of his death to his advantage.
* FromASingleCell: A variation. He claims that as long as his central processor is intact his body will repair itself and that said processor is tinier than a single micron. Gintoki gets through this by shoving him in the way of the beam of energy under the Terminal.
* HealingFactor: His body will always repair itself so long as his central processor is safe.
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: Sort of. As a human Ryuzan Hayashi was desperate to avoid loneliness, causing him to create androids as company for both himself and his sick daughter. Unfortunately he ended up killing her when he tried to transfer her personality data over into Tama.
* KickTheDog: Similar to how the defective androids were recalled and then crushed, he orders the employees of the Hayashi Research Institute to be crushed to death.
* PleaseDontLeaveMe: Screams out for Tama to not leave him before he is completely destroyed by the energy under the Terminal.
* TheStarscream: Betrays his apparent master Meguro and takes over in his stead.
* TheStoic: She's He is calm and reserved, with shows little deviation in facial expression.
* SwissArmyWeapon: Her puppet can be turned into and used as a WaveMotionGun, a FuumaShuriken, a drink dispenser... '''''and a toilet?!!'''''
* VariableLengthChain: Chains are among her puppet's arsenal,
the way of emotions, which she uses to catch and restrain her foes. When her puppet is in FuumaShuriken mode, she swings it around with the chain.
* WaveMotionGun: The puppet that she poses as herself has one built into it, which she blasts Gaimon with.
* WeaponAcrossTheShoulder: Rests her [[FuumaShuriken puppet-turned-shuriken]] across her right shoulder, despite the blades previously
more than justified by being sharp enough to cut several Yato in half.
an android.
* YouShallNotPass: Destroys the bridge the Yorozuya WaistcoatOfStyle: Initially wears a black waistcoat over a white shirt and the Shogun just crossed, while staying behind later adds a red longcoat on the other side to face the Yato chasing top of it after them. She is joined by Kondo and Hijkata however.betraying his master.



[[folder:Gaimon Fujibayashi]]
!!Gaimon Fujibayashi
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!!!!!!Voiced by: Hiroshi Shirokuma

Head of the Fujibayashi clan and one of the three great leaders of the Iga ninja clans alongside Zenzo Hattori and Rappa Momochi.

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[[folder:Gaimon Fujibayashi]]
!!Gaimon Fujibayashi
[[folder:Meguro]]
!!Professor Meguro
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/gaimon_fujibayashi.org/pmwiki/pub/images/professor_meguro.jpg]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Hiroshi Shirokuma

Head
Atsushi Ono

Vice-Director at the Hayashi Research Institute. He murdered Professor Ryuzan Hayashi to get control
of the Fujibayashi clan institute. He sends the androids on the hunt for the missing Tama to obtain the "Seed" that she contains, so he can continue Ryuzan's Project Fuyo in his own name. After obtaining Tama's head, he recalls all the androids to be destroyed after their rampage. He is then killed by the android No. 502, whom Ryuzan Hayashi transferred his own personality data and one memories to.
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* AGodAmI: Dreams of becoming equal to a god by creating human beings, more specifically androids with human souls and emotions.
* BeardOfEvil: Meguro's beard helps make him look very villainous right from the get-go.
* FrameUp: He frames Tama for murdering Ryuzan Hayashi.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: No. 502 kills him by piercing his chest with his arm, shown in the manga but off-screen in the anime.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Immediately after it's revealed he murdered Ryuzan Hayashi to get control
of the three great leaders research institute, he is betrayed and killed by the android No. 502, whom Hayashi transferred his personality data into.
* NonActionGuy: He doesn't fight himself, leaving it to his army of android maids.
* SmugSnake: He is arrogant and assured of his own importance, despite having murdered his way to control
of the Iga ninja clans alongside Zenzo Hattori Research Institute. While gloating about becoming equal to a god, he is killed by No. 502, who uses the situation he created to his advantage.
* TheStarscream: He betrayed
and Rappa Momochi.murdered Ryuzan Hayashi to gain control of the Hayashi Research Institute.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Taka-tin]]
!!Taka-tin
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/takatin.jpg]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Shigeo Kiyama

A muscular foreigner hired by Gintoki to stand in for the injured Taka-chin in the Otsu fanclub competition.



* AnArmAndALeg: Hijikata cuts off one of his leg in a surprise attack. He still attempts a shot at the Shogun despite it.
* BigOlEyebrows: They're massive and bushy.
* EvilOldFolks: An old man with little in the way of noble intentions.
* FastTunnelling: He only has his bare hands to dig with, yet is so fast at tunnelling he can appear in another location in ''seconds''.
* HiddenWeapons: Shoots a kunai out of his mouth at Momochi's puppet after he's been restrained by her chains.
* LargeAndInCharge: He's a huge yeti-like man who also leads one of the great Iga ninja clans.
* OhCrap: In addition to losing his leg, he's beyond shocked to learn that [[spoiler:the Shogun faked his death and is disguised among Momochiís ninjas.]]
* TheQuisling: Betrays Iga to let the Yato in and wreck havoc in the region, all for a chance to ally with them and earn a place in the new world after destroying the Bakufu.
* TunnelKing: A master of digging through the ground to reach and surprise his foes, even getting the drop at Kagura and almost getting a shot at the Shogun.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Loses his leg in the very same chapter he's introduced and is seemingly killed in the next.

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* AnArmAndALeg: Hijikata cuts off one BarbieDollAnatomy: Averted in a specific area: Taka-tin is the only character who is actually drawn with visible nipples.
* CarpetOfVirility: Taka-tin has some of the only chest-hair in the series and is very muscular.
* CoolShades: Always wears his sunglasses and never takes them off.
* DualWielding: Wields a pair of French bread as weapons as he destroys the bridge that Hijikata's otaku minions are occupying.
* EdibleBludgeon: Again, he uses French bread as ''weapons''.
* GratuitousEnglish: Since he is not from Japan, he often speaks a bunch of phrases in English such as "time is money".
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: He heavily resembles Wrestling/HulkHogan in appearance.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Like Taka-chin whom he is a substitute for, he is only ever called Taka-tin. We never learn his real name.
* PhenotypeStereotype: As the only prominent foreigner in the series who is not an Amanto, Taka-tin is of course both blond and presumably blue-eyed (from what little we see
of his leg in a surprise attack. He still attempts a shot at eyes).
* PottyFailure: During
the Shogun despite it.
* BigOlEyebrows: They're massive and bushy.
* EvilOldFolks: An old man with little in the way of noble intentions.
* FastTunnelling: He only has his bare hands to dig with, yet is so fast at tunnelling he can appear in another location in ''seconds''.
* HiddenWeapons: Shoots a kunai out of his mouth at Momochi's puppet after he's been restrained by her chains.
* LargeAndInCharge: He's a huge yeti-like man who also leads one
quiz part of the great Iga ninja clans.
* OhCrap: In addition
competition, he keeps trying to losing his leg, he's beyond shocked get permission to learn that [[spoiler:the Shogun faked his death and is disguised among Momochiís ninjas.]]
* TheQuisling: Betrays Iga
go to let the Yato in and wreck havoc in the region, all for toilet but somehow gets every question correct before anybody has a chance to ally hear it. It ends with them him crapping his underwear and earn a place in the new world after destroying the Bakufu.
* TunnelKing: A master of digging through the ground to reach
asking if he can go and surprise his foes, even getting the drop at Kagura and almost getting a shot at the Shogun.
change it.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Loses his leg in the very same chapter he's introduced TrademarkFavoriteFood: He loves French bread and is seemingly killed in the next.always seen eating a loaf.



!!Unsorted

[[folder:Tsu Terakado]]
!!Tsu Terakado
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!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/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.

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!!Unsorted

[[folder:Tsu Terakado]]
!!Tsu Terakado
[[folder:Kozo Etekichi]]
!!Kozo Etekichi
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tsu_terakado_3977.png]]
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!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/MikakoTakahashi

Akihiko Ishizumi

A popular IdolSinger popularly called Otsu, who's sung multiple hit singles famous thief, known for stealing from criminal organisations and exposing their crimes, while the money is used to buy bananas to the poor. While he had seemingly retired for a while, he returns for a time in order to find a successor and sets his eyes on Kondo.

As it turns out, the two already share history: The famous thief was once the chief priest of a shrine dedicated to the monkey god Sarugami. For a time, Kondo attended the temple school where he taught, going from a troublemaker and a thief to a diligent and kind boy. The shrine was burned down in an incident
with surprisingly foul lyrics ("Where loan sharks and since then, Kondo never returned and the hell is your mother from?"). When she started her singing career on chief priest turned into 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.thief Kozo Etekichi.



* AdaptationDyeJob: Since she rarely appears in the manga, not even colored pages, the cover of volume 51 suggests she is a brunette in the manga.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Her brain must be somewhere up there to mash up those song titles.
* TheDitz: Sweet, naive, pretty weird ideas.
* IdolSinger: A parody of the stereotypical idol singers, with hit singles such as "Where the hell is your mother from?!" and "Oh, if you don't shape up right now, I'm gonna tear that mole right off!"
* InSeriesNickname: She is mostly known by her fans as "Otsu".
* LadySwearsalot: So they have to censor her songs. It's unknown if it's a joke or that they generally shouldn't broadcast it in real life or print it.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: The one time she drops her PerpetualSmiler schtick is when she couldn't come up with lyrics for her next hit single. Her mom and manager were quite unnerved by [[TheDreaded her change in personality]].
* PerpetualSmiler: Probably as part of her image, she's always seen happy and smiling.
* 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: She has purple hair in the anime.
* ZettaiRyouiki: She wears long socks that reach up to below her short skirt.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Mitsuba Okita]]
!!Mitsuba Okita
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mitsuba_okita_8706.png]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/SumiShimamoto (JP), Creator/ShelleyCaleneBlack (EN, movie)

Sogo's older sister, who raised him after their parents died. She and Hijikata fell in love with each other, but Hijikata rejected her because he believed his dangerous lifestyle would end up leaving her alone and unhappy. She comes to Edo together with her fiancé Toma Kuraba and takes the opportunity to meet with the Shinsengumi.
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* BlazingInfernoHellfireSauce: She puts tabasco on everything and will gladly force others to eat it too.
* TheGadfly: She might not be sadistic like Sougo, but she also enjoys trolling others. For example, forcing Gintoki to eat a tabasco covered parfait by pretending to spit out blood when he refuses. After he eats it and [[FireBreathingDiner spits out fire]], she reveals to be an act.
* TheHeart: Of the Shinsengumi.
* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Her historical counterpart is [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okita_Mitsu Okita Mitsu]], who was also Okita Souji's sister. Historically however it was Souji (Sougo) who died from tuberculosis, not her.
* IllGirl: Suffers from a disease that keeps her bedridden most of the time.
* IncurableCoughOfDeath: She often coughs up blood whenever put into stressful situations.
* PeacefulInDeath: She eventually dies peacefully with her beloved younger brother at her side.
* PromotionToParent: Had to raise Sogo when their parents died. He's as a result completely devoted to her.
* SiblingYinYang: She is as considerate and gentle as Sougo is unkind and obnoxious.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Fell in love with Hijikata who didn't dare to love her back, even though he did.
* SoProudOfYou: Tells Sogo this with her last breath.
* SoapOperaDisease: Averted, they directly state it's tuberculosis, which is why it's such a huge deal that she escaped from hospital.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Tabasco and spicy food.
* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: Kind-hearted and loved by all, she inevitably ends up dying in the hospital.
* YamatoNadeshiko: Kind-hearted, devoted and loyal to a fault.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Toma Kuraba]]
!!Toma Kuraba
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/toma_kuraba.jpg]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/JojiNakata

Mitsuba's fiancé, a rich merchant who runs the trading company Tenkaiya. While he is kind to Mitsuba, he actually doesn't love her and is only trying to marry her to keep the Shinsengumi away from his business. He is secretly a black market dealer who sells weapons to the Anti-Foreigner Faction.
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* ArmsDealer: He provides weapons to the Anti-Foreigner Faction through the black market.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Despite being kind towards Mitsuba, he actually doesn't care one bit about her except for her use as a tool in keeping the Shinsengumi away from him.
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: He is right in the middle of the car when Okita cuts it in half vertically, before it then explodes.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Immediately after telling his driver to go to the hospital so he can take Mitsuba hostage, he is stabbed in the shoulder by Hijikata and then shortly after cut in half with his car by Okita.
* NonActionGuy: He is a merchant, not a warrior, so he leaves all the fighting to his minions.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: He is marrying Mitsuba solely to get connected to the Shinsengumi, so they won't interfere in his business.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Kimiko]]
!!Kimiko
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kimiko.jpg]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Touko Aoyama

Kimiko is the rich daughter of a Tokugawa retainer and a user of the drug Paradise, which is supplied by the Harusame. When she goes missing, the Yorozuya are hired by her father to bring her home. The Yorozuya's search for her leads them into conflict with the Harusame. After being saved by Gintoki, she later hires them to help out her boyfriend Tasuke escape from criminals. Despite throwing her under the bus to save his own skin, she still forgives him. According to Sorachi, she later breaks up with her boyfriend.
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* AccidentalMisnaming: She is almost always called "Hamko" by people, since her size and appearance reminds people of pigs.
* ButtMonkey: She only barely appears in the earlier parts of the series, but when she does appear she is made fun of by everyone and mistaken for pigs. Her boyfriend also throws her under the bus to save his own skin.
* DarkSkinnedBlonde: She is tanned and blonde, likely modeled after the ganguro fashion.
* FantasticDrug: She is addicted to the alien drug Paradise, which almost kills her from overuse. After she is saved from the Harusame, she gets off the drug and goes back to normal.
* FatGirl: Her most notable trait is that she's fat, which she is made fun of for whenever she appears. One of Sorachi's answers in the volumes reveal she later lost weight, but is still ugly.
* {{Gonk}}: As if being fat wasn't enough, she doesn't exactly have a pretty face.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Doushin]]
!!Doushin
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kidomaru_4.jpg]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/JojiNakata

Going under the name of Kidomaru and wearing a demon's mask, Doushin is the champion of the Rengokukan fighting arena, which is run by the Tendoshu. He used to be a hired killer and was scheduled for execution, but the organisers of the Rengokukan freed him in exchange for fighting in the arena. Outside of the arena, he lives in a run-down temple with his many adopted children. When the Yorozuya come knocking by, he is convinced to stop killing and flee Edo with his children, but is killed in the process by his replacement, the Dakini Onijishi. His children then convince the Yorozuya to destroy the Rengokukan arena, avenging his death.
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* TheAtoner: He intially saw adopting orphaned children as a way of atonement, but he later began to love them. In order to then atone for killing people in the arena, he tries to flee Edo and raise them elsewhere, but is killed before they get far.
* CarryABigStick: In the arena he wields a large studded club, known as a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kanab%C5%8D kanabo]], which is a weapon heavily associated with the demonic {{Oni}}.
* CoolMask: Wields a red demonic mask in the arena in his guise as Kidomaru, making him look like the Oni of Japanese mythology.
* GoodParents: He loves all of his many adopted children and Gintoki outright calls him a good father.
* InTheBack: Onijishi kills him by stabbing a spear into his back.
* {{Oni}}: His Kidomaru persona is themed after the demonic Oni of Japanese mythology, wearing a red demonic mask and using a club heavily associated with the Oni. He also repeatedly refers to himself as an Oni.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:No.502]]
!!No. 502 / Ryuzan Hayashi
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!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/HiroshiKamiya

The last android built by Professor Ryuzan Hayashi, who also built Tama, before his death. He initially works under Professor Meguro after Ryuzan's death, but quickly betrays him to fulfill his own plans. It is quickly revealed that Ryuzan transferred his personality data and memories over to this android, essentially making him the Professor.
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* ArcVillain: Of the Fuyo arc.
* ArtificialHuman: The last of Professor Hayashi's androids.
* BadassLongcoat: Sports a red one after betraying [[BigBadWannabe Meguro]].
* DoNotAdjustYourSet: After causing a power outage in Edo, he appears on all television screens to announce that the robots are taking over the city and that they will kill Shinpachi if they don't get Tama's data back.
* TheDragon: Initially looks to be Professor Meguro's right-hand man, but very quickly takes over the ArcVillain role after betraying him.
* FakingTheDead: Meguro thought he had killed Ryuzan, but he had already transferred himself into his new android body. He simply got up after the attempt and then used the news of his death to his advantage.
* FromASingleCell: A variation. He claims that as long as his central processor is intact his body will repair itself and that said processor is tinier than a single micron. Gintoki gets through this by shoving him in the way of the beam of energy under the Terminal.
* HealingFactor: His body will always repair itself so long as his central processor is safe.
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: Sort of. As a human Ryuzan Hayashi was desperate to avoid loneliness, causing him to create androids as company for both himself and his sick daughter. Unfortunately he ended up killing her when he tried to transfer her personality data over into Tama.
* KickTheDog: Similar to how the defective androids were recalled and then crushed, he orders the employees of the Hayashi Research Institute to be crushed to death.
* PleaseDontLeaveMe: Screams out for Tama to not leave him before he is completely destroyed by the energy under the Terminal.
* TheStarscream: Betrays his apparent master Meguro and takes over in his stead.
* TheStoic: He is calm and shows little in the way of emotions, which is more than justified by being an android.
* WaistcoatOfStyle: Initially wears a black waistcoat over a white shirt and later adds a red longcoat on top of it after betraying his master.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Meguro]]
!!Professor Meguro
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/professor_meguro.jpg]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Atsushi Ono

Vice-Director at the Hayashi Research Institute. He murdered Professor Ryuzan Hayashi to get control of the institute. He sends the androids on the hunt for the missing Tama to obtain the "Seed" that she contains, so he can continue Ryuzan's Project Fuyo in his own name. After obtaining Tama's head, he recalls all the androids to be destroyed after their rampage. He is then killed by the android No. 502, whom Ryuzan Hayashi transferred his own personality data and memories to.
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* AGodAmI: Dreams of becoming equal to a god by creating human beings, more specifically androids with human souls and emotions.
* BeardOfEvil: Meguro's beard helps make him look very villainous right from the get-go.
* FrameUp: He frames Tama for murdering Ryuzan Hayashi.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: No. 502 kills him by piercing his chest with his arm, shown in the manga but off-screen in the anime.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Immediately after it's revealed he murdered Ryuzan Hayashi to get control of the research institute, he is betrayed and killed by the android No. 502, whom Hayashi transferred his personality data into.
* NonActionGuy: He doesn't fight himself, leaving it to his army of android maids.
* SmugSnake: He is arrogant and assured of his own importance, despite having murdered his way to control of the Research Institute. While gloating about becoming equal to a god, he is killed by No. 502, who uses the situation he created to his advantage.
* TheStarscream: He betrayed and murdered Ryuzan Hayashi to gain control of the Hayashi Research Institute.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Taka-tin]]
!!Taka-tin
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/takatin.jpg]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Shigeo Kiyama

A muscular foreigner hired by Gintoki to stand in for the injured Taka-chin in the Otsu fanclub competition.
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* BarbieDollAnatomy: Averted in a specific area: Taka-tin is the only character who is actually drawn with visible nipples.
* CarpetOfVirility: Taka-tin has some of the only chest-hair in the series and is very muscular.
* CoolShades: Always wears his sunglasses and never takes them off.
* DualWielding: Wields a pair of French bread as weapons as he destroys the bridge that Hijikata's otaku minions are occupying.
* EdibleBludgeon: Again, he uses French bread as ''weapons''.
* GratuitousEnglish: Since he is not from Japan, he often speaks a bunch of phrases in English such as "time is money".
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: He heavily resembles Wrestling/HulkHogan in appearance.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Like Taka-chin whom he is a substitute for, he is only ever called Taka-tin. We never learn his real name.
* PhenotypeStereotype: As the only prominent foreigner in the series who is not an Amanto, Taka-tin is of course both blond and presumably blue-eyed (from what little we see of his eyes).
* PottyFailure: During the quiz part of the competition, he keeps trying to get permission to go to the toilet but somehow gets every question correct before anybody has a chance to hear it. It ends with him crapping his underwear and asking if he can go and change it.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: He loves French bread and is always seen eating a loaf.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Kozo Etekichi]]
!!Kozo Etekichi
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/etekichi_kozo_anime.jpg]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Akihiko Ishizumi

A famous thief, known for stealing from criminal organisations and exposing their crimes, while the money is used to buy bananas to the poor. While he had seemingly retired for a while, he returns for a time in order to find a successor and sets his eyes on Kondo.

As it turns out, the two already share history: The famous thief was once the chief priest of a shrine dedicated to the monkey god Sarugami. For a time, Kondo attended the temple school where he taught, going from a troublemaker and a thief to a diligent and kind boy. The shrine was burned down in an incident with loan sharks and since then, Kondo never returned and the chief priest turned into the thief Kozo Etekichi.
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!!People from Gintoki's past

[[folder:Shoyo Yoshida]]
!!Shoyo Yoshida
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/yoshida_shoyo_1.jpg]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/KoichiYamadera (JP), Simon Hayama (EN, series), David Wald (EN, movie)

The swordmaster who taught Gintoki, Katsura and Takasugi everything they know. He was unjustly accused of trying to raise an army and executed by the government, in return for saving his students' lives.

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!!People from Gintoki's past

[[folder:Shoyo Yoshida]]
!!Shoyo Yoshida
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/yoshida_shoyo_1.jpg]]
[[folder:Gou]]
!!Gou
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/KoichiYamadera (JP), Simon Hayama (EN, series), David Wald (EN, movie)

The swordmaster who taught Gintoki, Katsura and Takasugi everything they know. He was unjustly accused
Creator/WataruHatano

Gou is one
of trying to raise an army and executed the members of the Shinobi Five, a group of ninjas led by Zenzo which is hired by the government, in return for saving magistrate Chintaro Toyama. Like his students' lives.comrades, Gou used to be a member of the now disbanded Oniwabanshu, and was trained by Zenzo's father.



* TheAtoner: It is implied that he had a bloody past, which he tries to atone for by teaching children in the countryside. [[spoiler:Later confirmed when it's revealed he was [[SplitPersonality one of many Utsuro's selves]], the leader of Naraku.]]
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: He's strong enough to knock people straight down into the ground with a simple tap to the head.
* DecapitationPresentation: Gintoki, Katsura and Takasugi learned of his execution when they received his head. [[spoiler:Except not, ''Gintoki'' was the one forced to kill him. They just left the head behind for the three of them to look at afterwards.]]
* DisappearedDad: He's effectively the closest thing to a father Gintoki's ever had and died before the start of the series.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: While his death isn't immediately afterwards, last he's seen alive he allows himself to be taken by the Naraku while making his promise to Gintoki. [[spoiler:When his time of death actually comes, he accepts it willingly to ensure his three students survive.]]
* TheFaceless: His eyes aren't shown 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.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Had his moment in abandoning his past as one of many Utsuro's selves and changed to become a better person as a way to supress and resist his immortal identity in all possible means. This lasted until a grown up Gintoki was forced to execute him, which led him to come back to life as Utsuro again when the Naraku tried to burn his corpse.]]
* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Loosely based on the historical [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoshida_Shoin Yoshida Shoin]].
* LongHairedPrettyBoy: Long-haired? Check. Boyish good looks? Check.
* TheMentor: Considering how he 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, Shoyo-sensei definitely qualifies despite appearing only in brief flashbacks.
* OffWithHisHead: The Bakufu ordered him executed and had his head cut off. The person who did said deed? [[spoiler:''Gintoki'', by way of a SadisticChoice to kill either his own teacher or his friends. This later led to Shoyo coming back to life as Utsuro again after being burned on a pyre.]]
* PerpetualSmiler: Has a cheerful smile constantly plastered on his face.
* PosthumousCharacter: He's dead in the present time of the series, but we learn of him through flashbacks and accounts from other characters.
* SadisticChoice: [[spoiler:Gintoki was forced to choose between executing his master or allowing Katsura and Takasugi to die.]]

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* TheAtoner: It is implied that he had ButtMonkey: Gou doesn't have a bloody past, which he tries to atone for by teaching children lot of luck in the countryside. [[spoiler:Later confirmed when it's revealed two appearances he was [[SplitPersonality one of many Utsuro's selves]], the leader of Naraku.]]
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: He's strong enough
speaks in. When he is first encountered, he eats Katsura's curry alongside Shuwa and Matsuo, which upsets his stomach and leads to knock people straight down into the ground his humiliating defeat. In his second appearance, Sacchan accidentally lands on his crotch and crushes it while he is talking with Zenzo.
* DoppelgangerSpin: After being affected by Katsura's poisoned, he uses
a simple tap ninja technique to the head.
* DecapitationPresentation: Gintoki, Katsura and Takasugi learned
make several copies of his execution when they received his head. [[spoiler:Except not, ''Gintoki'' was the one forced to kill him. They just left the head behind for the three of them to look at afterwards.]]
* DisappearedDad: He's effectively the closest thing to a father Gintoki's ever had and died before the start of the series.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: While his death isn't immediately afterwards, last he's seen alive he allows
himself to be taken by distract and attack the Naraku while enemy. Unfortunately, the real him is quite obviously struggling with an upset stomach and he is quickly defeated.
* GroinAttack: Sacchan accidentally lands on his crotch and crushes it during the funeral for Zenzo's father.
* {{Ninja}}: He is another ninja trained by Zenzo's father.
* PeekABangs: His right eye is always covered by his hair,
making his promise to Gintoki. [[spoiler:When his him look more intimidating.
* PunchClockVillain: Like the rest of the Shinobi Five, he is an enemy the first
time of death he appears before he has been hired by Chintaro Toyama. In later appearances he is actually comes, he accepts it willingly to ensure his three students survive.]]
an ally.
* TheFaceless: His eyes aren't shown until a flashback in the Courtesan of a Nation Arc, which showed him to look either like ScarfOfAsskicking: He wears a long haired and gentle version of Sougo, or a white haired version of Katsura.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Had his moment in abandoning his past as one of many Utsuro's selves and changed to become a better person as a way to supress and resist his immortal identity in all possible means. This lasted until a grown up Gintoki was forced to execute him,
red scarf, which led him to come back to life as Utsuro again when comes with the Naraku tried to burn his corpse.]]
* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Loosely based on the historical [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoshida_Shoin Yoshida Shoin]].
* LongHairedPrettyBoy: Long-haired? Check. Boyish good looks? Check.
* TheMentor: Considering how he 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, Shoyo-sensei definitely qualifies despite appearing only in brief flashbacks.
* OffWithHisHead: The Bakufu ordered him executed and had his head cut off. The person who did said deed? [[spoiler:''Gintoki'', by way of a SadisticChoice to kill either his own teacher or his friends. This later led to Shoyo coming back to life
territory as Utsuro again after being burned on a pyre.]]
* PerpetualSmiler: Has a cheerful smile constantly plastered on his face.
* PosthumousCharacter: He's dead in the present time of the series, but we learn of him through flashbacks and accounts from other characters.
* SadisticChoice: [[spoiler:Gintoki was forced to choose between executing his master or allowing Katsura and Takasugi to die.]]
ninja.



[[folder:Tasuke Kurokono]]
!!Tasuke Kurokono
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/b5ba10b6303f4127742a782d9af42868.jpg]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/KenshoOno

The phantom fifth man of Gintoki's comrades during the Joi War. A team player and supporter, he was so forgettable that even his friends forgot about him during the war. In fact, they even forgot he was left in the temple they lured the Bakufu forces into and blew up, since they were playing kick the can and he was counting. Remembering this event, they begin fearing Kurokono has returned to take his revenge on them at a reunion party he supposedly invited them to. When it proves to be a plot from the Kiheitai to take out Takasugi's former comrades, Kurokono himself shows up to stop them, proving the phantom fifth man is real and alive.

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[[folder:Tasuke Kurokono]]
!!Tasuke Kurokono
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/b5ba10b6303f4127742a782d9af42868.jpg]]
[[folder:Shuwa]]
!!Shuwa
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/KenshoOno

The phantom fifth man
Creator/HisaoEgawa

Shuwa is one
of Gintoki's comrades during the Joi War. A team player and supporter, he was so forgettable that even members of the Shinobi Five, a group of ninjas led by Zenzo which is hired by the magistrate Chintaro Toyama. Like his friends forgot about him during the war. In fact, they even forgot he was left in the temple they lured the Bakufu forces into and blew up, since they were playing kick the can and he was counting. Remembering this event, they begin fearing Kurokono has returned to take his revenge on them at a reunion party he supposedly invited them to. When it proves to be a plot from the Kiheitai to take out Takasugi's former comrades, Kurokono himself shows up Shuwa used to stop them, proving be a member of the phantom fifth man is real and alive.now disbanded Oniwabanshu.



* BigDamnHeroes: Shows up to save Katsura and Sakamoto from the Kiheitai.
* TheFaceless: To enforce how people forget about him and canít remember his face, his eyes are always obscured when his face is shown.
* ForgettableCharacter: Gintoki, Katsura and Sakamoto all completely forgot about him until the fake reunion planned by Henpeita. They had to go through a flashback to discover that he might actually have died. Not that he did anyway.
* TheGenericGuy: Apparently seen as so generic and helpful that people forget about him completely.
* {{Homage}}: He is a complete ShoutOut to ''Manga/KurokoNoBasuke''. Not only is his name in Japanese order Kurokono Tasuke, he has Kuroko's [[Creator/KenshoOno voice actor]], is referred to as the phantom fifth man, and has a special talent for avoiding attention.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: Despite being pretty good in his own right, he is completely overshadowed by the feats of his friends. He is pretty content with helping them out from the shadows though.
* RememberTheNewGuy: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] and parodied; he suddenly gets introduced into the story as the fifth phantom member of Gintoki's war comrade, but Gintoki, Katsura, and Sakamoto all have a hard time remembering who exactly he is.

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* BigDamnHeroes: Shows up ClothingDamage: In the anime, his attempt to save Katsura use the Doping Technique causes his muscles to grow huge and Sakamoto from destroy his shirt. When the Kiheitai.
* TheFaceless: To enforce how people forget about him and canít remember
muscles then reverse into his face, legs, he is left with an exposed thin upper body.
* CoolShades: Always wears a pair of sunglasses, which adds to
his eyes are always obscured when his face is shown.
tough look.
* ForgettableCharacter: Gintoki, Katsura and Sakamoto all completely forgot about him until DarkSkinnedBlond: In the fake reunion planned by Henpeita. They had to go through a flashback to discover that anime at least, he might actually have died. Not that he did anyway.
* TheGenericGuy: Apparently seen as so generic and helpful that people forget about him completely.
* {{Homage}}: He
is a complete ShoutOut to ''Manga/KurokoNoBasuke''. Not only is his name in Japanese order Kurokono Tasuke, he has Kuroko's [[Creator/KenshoOno voice actor]], is referred to as the phantom fifth man, blond-haired and has darker skin than the other members of the Shinobi Five.
* GrowingMusclesSequence: After being affected by Katsura's poisoned curry, he attempts to use
a special talent for avoiding attention.
ninja technique to increase his already big muscles. In the manga it just causes him to poop, but in the anime it causes his muscles to grow huge and rip his shirt apart, only to then reverse into his legs as he poops, leaving his upper body thin.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: {{Ninja}}: Despite being pretty good in his own right, huge muscular appearance, he is completely overshadowed by a fellow ninja of the feats of his friends. He is pretty content with helping them out from the shadows though.
* RememberTheNewGuy: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]]
Shinobi Five and parodied; he suddenly gets introduced into the story as the fifth phantom a former member of Gintoki's war comrade, but Gintoki, Katsura, and Sakamoto all have a hard the Oniwabanshu.
* PunchClockVillain: Like the rest of the Shinobi Five, he is an enemy the first
time remembering who exactly he is.appears before he has been hired by Chintaro Toyama. In later appearances he is actually an ally.
* ScarfOfAsskicking: He wears a long green scarf, which comes with the territory as a ninja.



[[folder:Pakuyasa]]
!!Pakuyasa
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pakuyasa.jpg]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/NobuyukiHiyama

This legendary warrior once fought in the war against Amanto. Known as Pakuyasa, he cut his way across the battlefield, his white hair and clothes colored red with blood. During the war, he fought against the great swordsman Batou of the Harusame to avenge his wounded comrade. Unable to kill him, Batou has been looking for him for ten years in order to fight him again, seemingly finding him during the battle on the planet Rakuyo.

In reality, Pakuyasa was just a self-proclaimed disciple of the great Shiroyasha, Gintoki. He lacked any real skill with a sword, but had a lot of passion, so he was put in charge of food supplies. When Batou fought him, his mind-reading third eye picked up on Gintoki's powerful killing intent, putting him in a fight against an illusion and making him confuse the two.

He left the war after a short while because he was not cut out for it, opening up a candy shop. After he got sued, he opened a lingerie shop and got arrested for public obscenity. Now he does sketchy odd jobs, just like Gintoki.

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[[folder:Pakuyasa]]
!!Pakuyasa
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pakuyasa.jpg]]
[[folder:Matsuo]]
!!Matsuo
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/NobuyukiHiyama

This legendary warrior once fought in the war against Amanto. Known as Pakuyasa, he cut his way across the battlefield, his white hair and clothes colored red with blood. During the war, he fought against the great swordsman Batou
Matsuo Matsuo

Matsuo is one
of the Harusame to avenge his wounded comrade. Unable to kill him, Batou has been looking for him for ten years in order to fight him again, seemingly finding him during the battle on the planet Rakuyo.

In reality, Pakuyasa was just a self-proclaimed disciple
members of the great Shiroyasha, Gintoki. He lacked any real skill with Shinobi Five, a sword, but had a lot group of passion, so he was put in charge of food supplies. When Batou fought him, ninjas led by Zenzo which is hired by the magistrate Chintaro Toyama. Like his mind-reading third eye picked up on Gintoki's powerful killing intent, putting him in comrades, Matsuo used to be a fight against an illusion and making him confuse member of the two.

He left the war after a short while because he was not cut out for it, opening up a candy shop. After he got sued, he opened a lingerie shop and got arrested for public obscenity. Now he does sketchy odd jobs, just like Gintoki.
now disbanded Oniwabanshu.



* FanDisservice: When Gintoki talks about him opening a lingerie shop, we get a shot of him wearing said lingerie. Appropriately he was arrested for public obsenity.
* IdenticalStranger: Parodied. He ''almost'' resembles Gintoki during the war, having white hair and wearing the same outfit, except he's ''fat''. Batou somehow still confuses him with Gintoki.
* MistakenForBadass: Batou thought he was the most amazing warrior he has ever fought and confuses him with Gintoki, but he is actually a novice with the sword who left the war shortly after. The reason Batou is mistaken is because his mind-reading third eye picked up the nearby Gintoki's powerful killing intent, putting him in an illusionary battle against him.
* NonActionGuy: Batou thought he was a great warrior, but he actually has little skill with the sword, which is why he left the war shortly after.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Pakuyasa is just a nickname he was given during the war, while his real name is never mentioned.
* WorthyOpponent: Batou ''thought'' he was the most amazing warrior he ever fought against and is excited when he encounters Gintoki on Rakuyo, having confused not only the two's appearances, but also their fighting skills.

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* FanDisservice: {{Gonk}}: He is drawn with an exaggerated and ugly appearance to add to his nerdiness.
* IfMyCalculationsAreCorrect: He is able to instantly calculate that the chances of him, Shuwa and Gou being able to counter Katsura and Kagura's curry techniques are 99.8%.
When Gintoki talks about him opening a lingerie shop, we get a shot both Gou and Shuwa have been defeated, he calculates that the chances of him wearing said lingerie. Appropriately he was arrested for public obsenity.
* IdenticalStranger: Parodied. He ''almost'' resembles Gintoki during
being defeated in the war, having white hair next panel or scene is 99.8%, before he is knocked out by Shinpachi.
* NerdGlasses: Wears a pair of glasses that reinforces his status as the smart
and wearing nerdy one of the same outfit, except he's ''fat''. Batou somehow still confuses him with Gintoki.
Shinobi Five.
* MistakenForBadass: Batou thought {{Ninja}}: Despite his rather nerdy appearance, he was is a fellow ninja of the most amazing warrior Shinobi Five and a former member of the Oniwabanshu.
* PunchClockVillain: Like the rest of the Shinobi Five, he is an enemy the first time he appears before
he has ever fought and confuses him with Gintoki, but been hired by Chintaro Toyama. In later appearances he is actually an ally.
* ScarfOfAsskicking: He wears
a novice long yellow scarf, which comes with the sword who left the war shortly after. The reason Batou is mistaken is because his mind-reading third eye picked up the nearby Gintoki's powerful killing intent, putting him in an illusionary battle against him.
* NonActionGuy: Batou thought he was
territory as a great warrior, but he actually has little skill with the sword, which is why he left the war shortly after.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Pakuyasa is just a nickname he was given during the war, while his real name is never mentioned.
* WorthyOpponent: Batou ''thought'' he was the most amazing warrior he ever fought against and is excited when he encounters Gintoki on Rakuyo, having confused not only the two's appearances, but also their fighting skills.
ninja.



!!Onmyoji and Shikigami

[[folder:Ana Ketsuno]]
!!Ana Ketsuno
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ketsuno_ana_9860.png]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/SayakaNarita

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. The latter is the focus of the Onmyoji arc. Gintoki has a crush on her.

Her real name is Crystal.

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!!Onmyoji and Shikigami

[[folder:Ana Ketsuno]]
!!Ana Ketsuno
!!People from Gintoki's past

[[folder:Shoyo Yoshida]]
!!Shoyo Yoshida
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ketsuno_ana_9860.png]]
org/pmwiki/pub/images/yoshida_shoyo_1.jpg]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/SayakaNarita

A reporter
Creator/KoichiYamadera (JP), Simon Hayama (EN, series), David Wald (EN, movie)

The swordmaster who taught Gintoki, Katsura
and weather forecaster Takasugi everything they know. He was unjustly accused of trying to raise an army and executed by the government, in return 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. The latter is the focus of the Onmyoji arc. Gintoki has a crush on her.

Her real name is Crystal.
saving his students' lives.



* ArrangedMarriage: She married Doman as part of a peace agreement between the Shirino Clan and Ketsuno Clan. Seimei got her to divorce Doman when he noticed how sad she was.
* ButNotTooForeign: According to Sorachi, the reason her real name is Crystal is because one of her parents was a foreigner.
* ChekhovsGunman: She is a minor character for most of the series, but later ends up important in the Onmyoji arc, along with the fact she was once married and now divorced.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: She names her dog [[OverlyLongName Last of the Mohicans Night of the Living Dead McGuffin]].
* DissonantSerenity: She is almost always smiling, even while giving her Black Horoscopes.
--> Today you die! Today your lucky color is red. So let's hide that blood-covered body with something red!
* LetsGetDangerous: 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.
* {{Onmyodo}}: It is revealed later in the series that she actually uses magic and fortunetelling to predict the weather with. Her skill at onmyodo is shown off by her instantly destroying a giant shikigami that crashed into the Yorozuya building.
* PerpetualSmiler: Always smiling and seemingly happy.
* SummonMagic: 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]].

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* ArrangedMarriage: She married Doman as part of TheAtoner: It is implied that he had a peace agreement between bloody past, which he tries to atone for by teaching children in the Shirino Clan and Ketsuno Clan. Seimei got her to divorce Doman countryside. [[spoiler:Later confirmed when it's revealed he noticed how sad she was.
* ButNotTooForeign: According to Sorachi, the reason her real name is Crystal is because
was [[SplitPersonality one of her parents many Utsuro's selves]], the leader of Naraku.]]
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: He's strong enough to knock people straight down into the ground with a simple tap to the head.
* DecapitationPresentation: Gintoki, Katsura and Takasugi learned of his execution when they received his head. [[spoiler:Except not, ''Gintoki''
was a foreigner.
* ChekhovsGunman: She is a minor character
the one forced to kill him. They just left the head behind for most the three of them to look at afterwards.]]
* DisappearedDad: He's effectively the closest thing to a father Gintoki's ever had and died before the start of the series.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: While his death isn't immediately afterwards, last he's seen alive he allows himself to be taken by the Naraku while making his promise to Gintoki. [[spoiler:When his time of death actually comes, he accepts it willingly to ensure his three students survive.]]
* TheFaceless: His eyes aren't shown 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.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Had his moment in abandoning his past as one of many Utsuro's selves and changed to become a better person as a way to supress and resist his immortal identity in all possible means. This lasted until a grown up Gintoki was forced to execute him, which led him to come back to life as Utsuro again when the Naraku tried to burn his corpse.]]
* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Loosely based on the historical [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoshida_Shoin Yoshida Shoin]].
* LongHairedPrettyBoy: Long-haired? Check. Boyish good looks? Check.
* TheMentor: Considering how he 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, Shoyo-sensei definitely qualifies despite appearing only in brief flashbacks.
* OffWithHisHead: The Bakufu ordered him executed and had his head cut off. The person who did said deed? [[spoiler:''Gintoki'', by way of a SadisticChoice to kill either his own teacher or his friends. This later led to Shoyo coming back to life as Utsuro again after being burned on a pyre.]]
* PerpetualSmiler: Has a cheerful smile constantly plastered on his face.
* PosthumousCharacter: He's dead in the present time
of the series, but later ends up important in the Onmyoji arc, along with the fact she we learn of him through flashbacks and accounts from other characters.
* SadisticChoice: [[spoiler:Gintoki
was once married forced to choose between executing his master or allowing Katsura and now divorced.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: She names her dog [[OverlyLongName Last of the Mohicans Night of the Living Dead McGuffin]].
* DissonantSerenity: She is almost always smiling, even while giving her Black Horoscopes.
--> Today you die! Today your lucky color is red. So let's hide that blood-covered body with something red!
* LetsGetDangerous: Previously thought
Takasugi 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.
* {{Onmyodo}}: It is revealed later in the series that she actually uses magic and fortunetelling to predict the weather with. Her skill at onmyodo is shown off by her instantly destroying a giant shikigami that crashed into the Yorozuya building.
* PerpetualSmiler: Always smiling and seemingly happy.
* SummonMagic: 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]].
die.]]



[[folder:Seimei Ketsuno]]
!!Seimei Ketsuno
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!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/HikaruMidorikawa

The young head of the Ketsuno Clan and also Ana Ketsuno's big brother. A very talented onmyoji, who is regarded as one of the most powerful in history. He works for the Bakufu as the lead guardian of Edo, which means he has shikigami scattered all over town to gather information. He processes this information and delivers it to the Bakufu. He used to be friends with Doman despite their clan's rivalry, but their relationship soured as Doman became obsessed with defeating Seimei and having his clan surpass Seimei's. Despite this, he still seeks to end the centuries long rivalry between the two clans.

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[[folder:Seimei Ketsuno]]
!!Seimei Ketsuno
[[folder:Tasuke Kurokono]]
!!Tasuke Kurokono
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!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/HikaruMidorikawa

Creator/KenshoOno

The young head phantom fifth man of Gintoki's comrades during the Ketsuno Clan Joi War. A team player and also Ana Ketsuno's big brother. A very talented onmyoji, who is regarded as one of supporter, he was so forgettable that even his friends forgot about him during the most powerful war. In fact, they even forgot he was left in history. He works for the temple they lured the Bakufu as forces into and blew up, since they were playing kick the lead guardian of Edo, which means can and he has shikigami scattered all over town to gather information. He processes was counting. Remembering this information and delivers event, they begin fearing Kurokono has returned to take his revenge on them at a reunion party he supposedly invited them to. When it to the Bakufu. He used proves to be friends with Doman despite their clan's rivalry, but their relationship soured as Doman became obsessed with defeating Seimei a plot from the Kiheitai to take out Takasugi's former comrades, Kurokono himself shows up to stop them, proving the phantom fifth man is real and having his clan surpass Seimei's. Despite this, he still seeks to end the centuries long rivalry between the two clans.alive.



* TheAce: An immensely talented and super powerful onmyoji, well respected and looked up by almost everyone that knows him.
* BareHandedBladeBlock: Blocks a shikigami's sword with a single hand after releasing his full power.
* BeamOWar: Engages in a battle of magical blasts with Doman, his blue magic against Doman's red, which ends with him blasting Doman off the arena. The commentator even compares it to Manga/DragonBall!
* ButNotTooForeign: Like with his sister, one of their parents was a foreigner. The reason he has a Japanese name while she doesn't is because the head of the clan always takes on the name Seimei.
* HistoricalDomainCharacter: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abe_no_Seimei Abe no Seimei]] probably. According to legend Abe no Seimei wasn't fully human, which fits with the Seimei not being fully Japanese in an odd way.
* IAmNotLeftHanded: His power is normally limited due to all the shikigami he has stationed around Edo, but in his fight with Doman he recalls every single shikigami to focus his power and utterly curb stomp him.
* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: Tries it on Doman when Antenmaru takes over his body.
* {{Onmyodo}}: The most powerful onmyoji in the series.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: Extremely powerful when he calls upon his full power.
* PlayingWithFire: Countering Doman's boast of incinerating him with "an infinite number of flames", Seimei conjures 1562 flaming wards against Doman's measly 103 wards.
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue oni to Doman's red oni, which is even reflected in the color of their spells.
* SinisterSurveillance: Strangely heroic example. He has shikigami stationed around the city to act as his eyes and relays the information they gather to the Bakufu.
* TheStoic: Calm and composed, except for when his sister is on tv.
* StraightMan: With Shinpachi briefly loses the role due to being forced into a Shikigami's costume, Seimei takes over the role by making exaggerated reactions to everybody's antics.
* SummonMagic: Able to call upon ''a lot'' of shikigami, though he generally only uses them to non-violent ends.

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* TheAce: An immensely talented BigDamnHeroes: Shows up to save Katsura and super powerful onmyoji, well respected Sakamoto from the Kiheitai.
* TheFaceless: To enforce how people forget about him
and looked up canít remember his face, his eyes are always obscured when his face is shown.
* ForgettableCharacter: Gintoki, Katsura and Sakamoto all completely forgot about him until the fake reunion planned
by almost everyone Henpeita. They had to go through a flashback to discover that knows him.
he might actually have died. Not that he did anyway.
* BareHandedBladeBlock: Blocks TheGenericGuy: Apparently seen as so generic and helpful that people forget about him completely.
* {{Homage}}: He is
a shikigami's sword with a single hand after releasing complete ShoutOut to ''Manga/KurokoNoBasuke''. Not only is his full power.
* BeamOWar: Engages
name in a battle of magical blasts with Doman, his blue magic against Doman's red, which ends with him blasting Doman off the arena. The commentator even compares it to Manga/DragonBall!
* ButNotTooForeign: Like with his sister, one of their parents was a foreigner. The reason he has a
Japanese name while she doesn't is because the head of the clan always takes on the name Seimei.
* HistoricalDomainCharacter: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abe_no_Seimei Abe no Seimei]] probably. According to legend Abe no Seimei wasn't fully human, which fits with the Seimei not being fully Japanese in an odd way.
* IAmNotLeftHanded: His power is normally limited due to all the shikigami
order Kurokono Tasuke, he has stationed around Edo, but Kuroko's [[Creator/KenshoOno voice actor]], is referred to as the phantom fifth man, and has a special talent for avoiding attention.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: Despite being pretty good
in his fight own right, he is completely overshadowed by the feats of his friends. He is pretty content with Doman he recalls every single shikigami to focus his power helping them out from the shadows though.
* RememberTheNewGuy: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]]
and utterly curb stomp him.
* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: Tries it on Doman when Antenmaru takes over his body.
* {{Onmyodo}}: The most powerful onmyoji in the series.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: Extremely powerful when
parodied; he calls upon his full power.
* PlayingWithFire: Countering Doman's boast of incinerating him with "an infinite number of flames", Seimei conjures 1562 flaming wards against Doman's measly 103 wards.
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue oni to Doman's red oni, which is even reflected in the color of their spells.
* SinisterSurveillance: Strangely heroic example. He has shikigami stationed around the city to act as his eyes and relays the information they gather to the Bakufu.
* TheStoic: Calm and composed, except for when his sister is on tv.
* StraightMan: With Shinpachi briefly loses the role due to being forced
suddenly gets introduced into a Shikigami's costume, Seimei takes over the role by making exaggerated reactions to everybody's antics.
* SummonMagic: Able to call upon ''a lot''
story as the fifth phantom member of shikigami, though Gintoki's war comrade, but Gintoki, Katsura, and Sakamoto all have a hard time remembering who exactly he generally only uses them to non-violent ends.is.



[[folder:Doman Shirino]]
!!Doman Shirino
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!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/KenNarita

Head of the Shirino Clan and a rival of Seimei. Although the two started out as friends despite the struggle between their clans, Doman was pressured by his father into trying to defeat Seimei and surpass his clan. He eventually became bitter after the years of humiliation he suffered in trying to defeat Seimei and his hatred of his former friend has since then grown. However, he still agreed to a peace treaty between the two clans on a single condition: That he marry Seimei's sister and his long-time crush Ana Ketsuno. Following their divorce, Doman seeks to exact his revenge on both Seimei and his sister.

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[[folder:Doman Shirino]]
!!Doman Shirino
[[folder:Pakuyasa]]
!!Pakuyasa
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/doman_shirino_747.png]]
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!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/KenNarita

Head
Creator/NobuyukiHiyama

This legendary warrior once fought in the war against Amanto. Known as Pakuyasa, he cut his way across the battlefield, his white hair and clothes colored red with blood. During the war, he fought against the great swordsman Batou
of the Shirino Clan Harusame to avenge his wounded comrade. Unable to kill him, Batou has been looking for him for ten years in order to fight him again, seemingly finding him during the battle on the planet Rakuyo.

In reality, Pakuyasa was just a self-proclaimed disciple of the great Shiroyasha, Gintoki. He lacked any real skill with a sword, but had a lot of passion, so he was put in charge of food supplies. When Batou fought him, his mind-reading third eye picked up on Gintoki's powerful killing intent, putting him in a fight against an illusion
and a rival of Seimei. Although making him confuse the two started out as friends despite two.

He left
the struggle between their clans, Doman was pressured by his father into trying to defeat Seimei and surpass his clan. He eventually became bitter war after the years of humiliation a short while because he suffered in trying to defeat Seimei was not cut out for it, opening up a candy shop. After he got sued, he opened a lingerie shop and his hatred of his former friend has since then grown. However, got arrested for public obscenity. Now he still agreed to a peace treaty between the two clans on a single condition: That he marry Seimei's sister and his long-time crush Ana Ketsuno. Following their divorce, Doman seeks to exact his revenge on both Seimei and his sister.does sketchy odd jobs, just like Gintoki.



* ArcVillain: Of the Onmyoji Arc.
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: An onmyoji variant, being overconfident in the superiority of his magic and eager to trample on his opponent's.
* AssShove: A frequent victim of butt-related abuse, with Gintoki smashing him down several times on Gedomaru's club. Not helping the problem, he also has hemorrhoids like Zenzo.
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: Gets turned into a demonic giant when Antenmaru fully takes over his body.
* BeamOWar: Engages in a battle of magical blasts with Seimei, his red magic against Seimei's blue, which ends with Doman being blasted off the arena. The commentator even compares it to Manga/DragonBall!
* ButtMonkey: Despite being the villain of the arc, he is treated with little in the way of respect and suffers a lot of physical abuse, especially to his ass.
* DemonicPossession: His body is possessed by Antenmaru, an evil spirit long since thought to be vanquished.
* DisneyDeath: He initially appears to die when Antenmaru is defeated, only for him to show up alive and well after the end of the arc, with no reason provided. The characters are also surprised about it.
* EvilFormerFriend: He and Seimei were once close friends, but their clans' opposition to each other soured their relationship.
* FightingFromTheInside: Holds back Antenmaru after he takes over his body, allowing Gintoki to defeat him.
* HeelFaceTurn: Reforms at the end of the Onmyoji arc.
* HeroicSacrifice: Subverted in that he actually survives.
* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Probably Abe no Seimei's rival Ashiya Doman.
* LongHairedPrettyBoy: He's certainly not bad on the eyes and has long hair to match.
* {{Onmyodo}}: He's actually a pretty decent onmyoji but compared to Seimei he just can't measure up.
* PeekABangs: His hair covers his left eye.
* PlayingWithFire: Summons 103 flaming wards and boasts of incinerating Seimei with an infinite number of flames. Too bad for him Seimei summons almost 15 times that number of wards.
* PowerTattoo: Gedomaru takes the tattoo on his face as a sign he's been dabbling in forbidden magic, but it's actually a sign that he's let Antenmaru's spirit into his body to increase his own power. The tattoo even glows red when he uses some of his dark magic.
* RedOniBlueOni: The red oni to Seimei's blue oni, which is even reflected in the color of their spells.
* TheRival: Seimei's.
* SquishyWizard: Invoked when he fights Gintoki and Gedomaru, who make it a key part of their strategy to brutally attack him before he can use his magic. He manages to get out of it with an illusion, but not before being thoroughly humiliated.
* StalkerWithACrush: For Ana Ketsuno.
* WeatherManipulation: Changes the weather through magic to contradict Ana Ketsuno's weather forecasts.

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* ArcVillain: Of the Onmyoji Arc.
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: An onmyoji variant, being overconfident in the superiority of his magic and eager to trample on his opponent's.
* AssShove: A frequent victim of butt-related abuse, with
FanDisservice: When Gintoki smashing talks about him down several times on Gedomaru's club. Not helping opening a lingerie shop, we get a shot of him wearing said lingerie. Appropriately he was arrested for public obsenity.
* IdenticalStranger: Parodied. He ''almost'' resembles Gintoki during
the problem, war, having white hair and wearing the same outfit, except he's ''fat''. Batou somehow still confuses him with Gintoki.
* MistakenForBadass: Batou thought
he also was the most amazing warrior he has hemorrhoids like Zenzo.
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: Gets turned into
ever fought and confuses him with Gintoki, but he is actually a demonic giant when Antenmaru fully takes over novice with the sword who left the war shortly after. The reason Batou is mistaken is because his body.
* BeamOWar: Engages
mind-reading third eye picked up the nearby Gintoki's powerful killing intent, putting him in a an illusionary battle of magical blasts with Seimei, his red magic against Seimei's blue, which ends with Doman being blasted off the arena. The commentator even compares it to Manga/DragonBall!
him.
* ButtMonkey: Despite being the villain of the arc, he is treated with little in the way of respect and suffers a lot of physical abuse, especially to his ass.
* DemonicPossession: His body is possessed by Antenmaru, an evil spirit long since
NonActionGuy: Batou thought to be vanquished.
* DisneyDeath: He initially appears to die when Antenmaru is defeated, only for him to show up alive and well after the end of the arc, with no reason provided. The characters are also surprised about it.
* EvilFormerFriend: He and Seimei were once close friends,
he was a great warrior, but their clans' opposition to each other soured their relationship.
* FightingFromTheInside: Holds back Antenmaru after he takes over his body, allowing Gintoki to defeat him.
* HeelFaceTurn: Reforms at the end of the Onmyoji arc.
* HeroicSacrifice: Subverted in that
he actually survives.
* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Probably Abe no Seimei's rival Ashiya Doman.
* LongHairedPrettyBoy: He's certainly not bad on the eyes and
has long hair to match.
* {{Onmyodo}}: He's actually a pretty decent onmyoji but compared to Seimei he just can't measure up.
* PeekABangs: His hair covers his left eye.
* PlayingWithFire: Summons 103 flaming wards and boasts of incinerating Seimei
little skill with an infinite number of flames. Too bad for him Seimei summons almost 15 times that number of wards.
* PowerTattoo: Gedomaru takes
the tattoo on his face as a sign he's been dabbling in forbidden magic, but it's actually a sign that he's let Antenmaru's spirit into his body to increase his own power. The tattoo even glows red when he uses some of his dark magic.
* RedOniBlueOni: The red oni to Seimei's blue oni,
sword, which is even reflected in why he left the color of their spells.
war shortly after.
* TheRival: Seimei's.
OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Pakuyasa is just a nickname he was given during the war, while his real name is never mentioned.
* SquishyWizard: Invoked WorthyOpponent: Batou ''thought'' he was the most amazing warrior he ever fought against and is excited when he fights encounters Gintoki and Gedomaru, who make it a key part of on Rakuyo, having confused not only the two's appearances, but also their strategy to brutally attack him before he can use his magic. He manages to get out of it with an illusion, but not before being thoroughly humiliated.
* StalkerWithACrush: For Ana Ketsuno.
* WeatherManipulation: Changes the weather through magic to contradict Ana Ketsuno's weather forecasts.
fighting skills.



[[folder:Gedomaru]]
!!Gedomaru
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!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/AyakoKawasumi

A shikigami, bound in service to Ana Ketsuno. Originally an evil spirit, she was caught long ago by onmyoji when she was tearing up Mount Oe during the Heian period. Cold and relentless, Gedoumaru will do anything to beat her opponent and is not above putting up an act just to get her opponents to lower their guard.

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[[folder:Gedomaru]]
!!Gedomaru
!!Onmyoji and Shikigami

[[folder:Ana Ketsuno]]
!!Ana Ketsuno
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/gedomaru_6946.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ketsuno_ana_9860.png]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/AyakoKawasumi

Creator/SayakaNarita

A shikigami, bound in service to Ana Ketsuno. Originally an evil spirit, reporter and weather forecaster for Oedo News, well-known and loved for her cheerful disposition. It isn't elaborated until later, but she was caught long ago by onmyoji when uses fortune telling in both her weather and horoscope predictions, which are always very accurate. It's mentioned in the series that she was tearing up Mount Oe during gets married, and that she later gets divorced. The latter is the Heian period. Cold and relentless, Gedoumaru will do anything to beat her opponent and focus of the Onmyoji arc. Gintoki has a crush on her.

Her real name
is not above putting up an act just to get her opponents to lower their guard.Crystal.



* ActionGirl: She lays quite the smack down with that mace.
* CarryABigStick: She wields a giant tetsubo, a studded club used in Japanese warfare.
* CombatPragmatist: She will act out a highly dramatic scenario where she's mourning her mother to get her enemies to drop their guard, allowing her to go in for an easy kill. Her teamwork with Gintoki also consists of them physically humiliating Doman before he can use his magic.
* CuteBruiser: She might be small and looks cute, but she packs hell of a punch with that mace.
* EmptyEyes: Likely due to her shikigami nature.
* HornedHumanoid: Tiny little horns at that.
* OurDemonsAreDifferent: An evil spirit turned into a shikigami by onmyoji.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: One of the shortest characters in the series, but also one of the physically strongest. She takes down huge shikigami several times her own size in her first appearance.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: She's still an evil spirit after all.
* TheStoic: She has a mostly cold demeanor about her.
* UndyingLoyalty: She's genuinely loyal to Ana Ketsuno, who treats her like a friend.
* WeaponAcrossTheShoulder: She often carries her mace over the shoulder.

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* ActionGirl: ArrangedMarriage: She lays quite married Doman as part of a peace agreement between the smack down with that mace.
* CarryABigStick: She wields a giant tetsubo, a studded club used in Japanese warfare.
* CombatPragmatist: She will act out a highly dramatic scenario where she's mourning her mother to get her enemies to drop their guard, allowing
Shirino Clan and Ketsuno Clan. Seimei got her to go in for an easy kill. Her teamwork with Gintoki also consists of them physically humiliating divorce Doman before when he can use his magic.
noticed how sad she was.
* CuteBruiser: ButNotTooForeign: According to Sorachi, the reason her real name is Crystal is because one of her parents was a foreigner.
* ChekhovsGunman:
She might be small and looks cute, but she packs hell is a minor character for most of a punch with that mace.
* EmptyEyes: Likely due to her shikigami nature.
* HornedHumanoid: Tiny little horns at that.
* OurDemonsAreDifferent: An evil spirit turned into a shikigami by onmyoji.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: One of the shortest characters in
the series, but also one later ends up important in the Onmyoji arc, along with the fact she was once married and now divorced.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: She names her dog [[OverlyLongName Last
of the physically strongest. Mohicans Night of the Living Dead McGuffin]].
* DissonantSerenity:
She takes down huge is almost always smiling, even while giving her Black Horoscopes.
--> Today you die! Today your lucky color is red. So let's hide that blood-covered body with something red!
* LetsGetDangerous: Previously thought to be little more than a cutesy weather reporter, but when a
shikigami several times comes crashing into Gintoki's house she reveals herself to be a rather badass onmyoji and destroys it.
* TheOjou: A nice, humble one.
* {{Onmyodo}}: It is revealed later in the series that she actually uses magic and fortunetelling to predict the weather with. Her skill at onmyodo is shown off by
her own size in her first appearance.
instantly destroying a giant shikigami that crashed into the Yorozuya building.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: She's still PerpetualSmiler: Always smiling and seemingly happy.
* SummonMagic: As
an evil spirit after all.
* TheStoic: She
[[{{Onmyodo}} onmyoji]] she has a mostly cold demeanor about her.
* UndyingLoyalty: She's genuinely loyal
shikigami under her command that she is able to summon at will. Hers is the sadistic CuteBruiser Gedomaru.
* UnfortunateName: Ketsuno
Ana Ketsuno, who treats her like a friend.
* WeaponAcrossTheShoulder: She often carries her mace over the shoulder.
= "ketsu no ana" = [[VulgarHumor asshole]].



[[folder:Antenmaru]]
!!Antenmaru
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!!!!!!Voiced by: Kazuyuki Ishikawa

An evil god who plagued the capital with eternal rain a thousand years ago. He was vanquished and sealed away by the two Mikado brothers from whom both the Ketsuno and Shirino Clans are descended. He eventually possessed the brother from which the Shirino clan is descended, after he had killed the Ketsuno brother, but was sealed away again by the other brother's son.

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[[folder:Antenmaru]]
!!Antenmaru
[[folder:Seimei Ketsuno]]
!!Seimei Ketsuno
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/antenmaru.jpg]]
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!!!!!!Voiced by: Kazuyuki Ishikawa

An evil god who plagued the capital with eternal rain a thousand years ago. He was vanquished and sealed away by the two Mikado brothers from whom both
Creator/HikaruMidorikawa

The young head of
the Ketsuno Clan and Shirino Clans are descended. He eventually possessed also Ana Ketsuno's big brother. A very talented onmyoji, who is regarded as one of the brother from most powerful in history. He works for the Bakufu as the lead guardian of Edo, which means he has shikigami scattered all over town to gather information. He processes this information and delivers it to the Shirino Bakufu. He used to be friends with Doman despite their clan's rivalry, but their relationship soured as Doman became obsessed with defeating Seimei and having his clan is descended, after surpass Seimei's. Despite this, he had killed still seeks to end the Ketsuno brother, but was sealed away again by centuries long rivalry between the other brother's son.two clans.



* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: When he assumes direct control of Doman's body, he turns into a demonic giant.
* BreathWeapon: Shoots beams out of his mouth.
* DemonicPossession: He possessed the brother from which the Shirino clan is descended until he was killed by the son of the Ketsuno brother. In the present he also takes over Doman's body.
* HornedHumanoid: When he takes over Doman's body, he sprouts horns from the top of his head.
* OurDemonsAreDifferent: One of the most powerful evil spirits.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Right there in his character image.
* PhysicalGod: Explicitly referred to as an evil god.
* SealedEvilInACan: He was sealed away through the efforts of the ancestors of the Ketsuno and Shirino Clans. In the present day, Doman breaks his seal and brings him into his body.
* WeatherManipulation: Calls forth huge storms with his very presence.

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* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: When he assumes direct control TheAce: An immensely talented and super powerful onmyoji, well respected and looked up by almost everyone that knows him.
* BareHandedBladeBlock: Blocks a shikigami's sword with a single hand after releasing his full power.
* BeamOWar: Engages in a battle
of magical blasts with Doman, his blue magic against Doman's body, he turns into a demonic giant.
* BreathWeapon: Shoots beams out of his mouth.
* DemonicPossession: He possessed the brother from
red, which ends with him blasting Doman off the Shirino clan is descended until he arena. The commentator even compares it to Manga/DragonBall!
* ButNotTooForeign: Like with his sister, one of their parents
was killed by a foreigner. The reason he has a Japanese name while she doesn't is because the son head of the Ketsuno brother. In clan always takes on the present name Seimei.
* HistoricalDomainCharacter: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abe_no_Seimei Abe no Seimei]] probably. According to legend Abe no Seimei wasn't fully human, which fits with the Seimei not being fully Japanese in an odd way.
* IAmNotLeftHanded: His power is normally limited due to all the shikigami
he also has stationed around Edo, but in his fight with Doman he recalls every single shikigami to focus his power and utterly curb stomp him.
* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: Tries it on Doman when Antenmaru
takes over Doman's his body.
* HornedHumanoid: When he takes over Doman's body, he sprouts horns from the top of his head.
* OurDemonsAreDifferent: One of the
{{Onmyodo}}: The most powerful evil spirits.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Right there
onmyoji in the series.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: Extremely powerful when he calls upon
his character image.
full power.
* PhysicalGod: Explicitly referred PlayingWithFire: Countering Doman's boast of incinerating him with "an infinite number of flames", Seimei conjures 1562 flaming wards against Doman's measly 103 wards.
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue oni
to as an evil god.
* SealedEvilInACan: He was sealed away through
Doman's red oni, which is even reflected in the efforts color of their spells.
* SinisterSurveillance: Strangely heroic example. He has shikigami stationed around
the ancestors of city to act as his eyes and relays the Ketsuno information they gather to the Bakufu.
* TheStoic: Calm
and Shirino Clans. In composed, except for when his sister is on tv.
* StraightMan: With Shinpachi briefly loses
the present day, Doman breaks his seal and brings him role due to being forced into his body.
a Shikigami's costume, Seimei takes over the role by making exaggerated reactions to everybody's antics.
* WeatherManipulation: Calls forth huge storms with his very presence.SummonMagic: Able to call upon ''a lot'' of shikigami, though he generally only uses them to non-violent ends.



!!Miko

[[folder:Ane]]
!!Ane
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/miko_ane.jpg]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/MayaOkamoto

Ane is a former miko shrine maiden in Edo. Together with her sister Mone, she used to tend a shrine where the Terminal now stands, said to be the location of the Dragon's Hole, where the chi of the Earth flows out. After losing the shrine, they could no longer care for both of their dog gods and left one of them with the Yorozuya, who named him Sadaharu. When Sadaharu later goes on a rampage because of being fed strawberry milk, the two sisters show up to help them bring him back to normal.

Between the two sisters, Ane is the one who earns money for the both of them. She works as hostess in the Snack Smile Cabaret Club in Kabukicho, where she puts her natural talent at manipulating men to good use to wring money out of their pockets. As one of the top hostesses at the club, she gets into a rivalry with Tae.

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!!Miko

[[folder:Ane]]
!!Ane
[[folder:Doman Shirino]]
!!Doman Shirino
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/miko_ane.jpg]]
org/pmwiki/pub/images/doman_shirino_747.png]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/MayaOkamoto

Ane is a former miko shrine maiden in Edo. Together with her sister Mone, she used to tend a shrine where the Terminal now stands, said to be the location
Creator/KenNarita

Head
of the Dragon's Hole, where the chi of the Earth flows out. After losing the shrine, they could no longer care for both of their dog gods Shirino Clan and left one a rival of them with the Yorozuya, who named him Sadaharu. When Sadaharu later goes on a rampage because of being fed strawberry milk, Seimei. Although the two sisters show up started out as friends despite the struggle between their clans, Doman was pressured by his father into trying to help them bring him back defeat Seimei and surpass his clan. He eventually became bitter after the years of humiliation he suffered in trying to normal.

Between
defeat Seimei and his hatred of his former friend has since then grown. However, he still agreed to a peace treaty between the two sisters, Ane is the one who earns money for the both of them. She works as hostess in the Snack Smile Cabaret Club in Kabukicho, where she puts her natural talent at manipulating men to good use to wring money out of clans on a single condition: That he marry Seimei's sister and his long-time crush Ana Ketsuno. Following their pockets. As one of the top hostesses at the club, she gets into a rivalry with Tae.divorce, Doman seeks to exact his revenge on both Seimei and his sister.



* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Despite being Tae's rival at the cabaret club, she never appears again in relation to the club after the Ryugujo arc, and Tae is often referred to as the top hostess.
* ForcedSleep: Uses a spell to cause all the reporters interrogating Gintoki and Shinpachi about Sadaharu's rampage to sleep.
* GoldDigger: Claims to have a sugar daddy who bought her a house. She also manipulates men at the cabaret club to wring money out of them.
* {{Miko}}: She is a former shrine maiden who had to move out with her sister because the Amanto built the Terminal on top of their shrine. She still wears miko clothes in her job as a hostess, manipulating people with a miko fetish into giving her money.
* {{Onmyodo}}: She's a miko capable of using ritual magic. Between the two sisters, she is the one primarily casting the spells, while Mone assists with her flute.
* TheRival: Tae's rival as a hostess, particularly after the manager threatens to fire which one scores the lowest. She later vanishes from the series, leaving Tae as the top hostess at the club.

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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: ArcVillain: Of the Onmyoji Arc.
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: An onmyoji variant, being overconfident in the superiority of his magic and eager to trample on his opponent's.
* AssShove: A frequent victim of butt-related abuse, with Gintoki smashing him down several times on Gedomaru's club. Not helping the problem, he also has hemorrhoids like Zenzo.
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: Gets turned into a demonic giant when Antenmaru fully takes over his body.
* BeamOWar: Engages in a battle of magical blasts with Seimei, his red magic against Seimei's blue, which ends with Doman being blasted off the arena. The commentator even compares it to Manga/DragonBall!
* ButtMonkey:
Despite being Tae's rival at the cabaret club, she never villain of the arc, he is treated with little in the way of respect and suffers a lot of physical abuse, especially to his ass.
* DemonicPossession: His body is possessed by Antenmaru, an evil spirit long since thought to be vanquished.
* DisneyDeath: He initially
appears again in relation to the club die when Antenmaru is defeated, only for him to show up alive and well after the Ryugujo end of the arc, with no reason provided. The characters are also surprised about it.
* EvilFormerFriend: He
and Tae is often referred Seimei were once close friends, but their clans' opposition to as the top hostess.
each other soured their relationship.
* ForcedSleep: Uses a spell to cause all the reporters interrogating FightingFromTheInside: Holds back Antenmaru after he takes over his body, allowing Gintoki and Shinpachi about Sadaharu's rampage to sleep.
defeat him.
* GoldDigger: Claims to have a sugar daddy who bought her a house. She also manipulates men HeelFaceTurn: Reforms at the cabaret club to wring money out end of them.
* {{Miko}}: She is a former shrine maiden who had to move out with her sister because
the Amanto built Onmyoji arc.
* HeroicSacrifice: Subverted in that he actually survives.
* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Probably Abe no Seimei's rival Ashiya Doman.
* LongHairedPrettyBoy: He's certainly not bad on
the Terminal on top of their shrine. She still wears miko clothes in her job as a hostess, manipulating people with a miko fetish into giving her money.
eyes and has long hair to match.
* {{Onmyodo}}: She's He's actually a miko capable pretty decent onmyoji but compared to Seimei he just can't measure up.
* PeekABangs: His hair covers his left eye.
* PlayingWithFire: Summons 103 flaming wards and boasts
of using ritual magic. Between the two sisters, she is the one primarily casting the spells, while Mone assists incinerating Seimei with her flute.
an infinite number of flames. Too bad for him Seimei summons almost 15 times that number of wards.
* PowerTattoo: Gedomaru takes the tattoo on his face as a sign he's been dabbling in forbidden magic, but it's actually a sign that he's let Antenmaru's spirit into his body to increase his own power. The tattoo even glows red when he uses some of his dark magic.
* RedOniBlueOni: The red oni to Seimei's blue oni, which is even reflected in the color of their spells.
* TheRival: Tae's rival as Seimei's.
* SquishyWizard: Invoked when he fights Gintoki and Gedomaru, who make it
a hostess, particularly after key part of their strategy to brutally attack him before he can use his magic. He manages to get out of it with an illusion, but not before being thoroughly humiliated.
* StalkerWithACrush: For Ana Ketsuno.
* WeatherManipulation: Changes
the manager threatens weather through magic to fire which one scores the lowest. She later vanishes from the series, leaving Tae as the top hostess at the club.contradict Ana Ketsuno's weather forecasts.



[[folder:Mone]]
!!Mone
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!!!!!!Voiced by: Masako Jou

Mone is a former miko shrine maiden together with her sister Ane. They used to tend a shrine where the Terminal now stands, said to be the location of the Dragon's Hole, where the chi of the Earth flows out. After losing the shrine, they could no longer care for both of their dog gods and left one of them with the Yorozuya, who named him Sadaharu. When Sadaharu later goes on a rampage because of being fed strawberry milk, the two sisters show up to help them bring him back to normal. Unlike her sister Ane, Mone usually stays at home, watching television and lounging around with their remaining dog god Komako.

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[[folder:Mone]]
!!Mone
[[folder:Gedomaru]]
!!Gedomaru
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/miko_mone.jpg]]
org/pmwiki/pub/images/gedomaru_6946.png]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Masako Jou

Mone is a former miko shrine maiden together with
Creator/AyakoKawasumi

A shikigami, bound in service to Ana Ketsuno. Originally an evil spirit, she was caught long ago by onmyoji when she was tearing up Mount Oe during the Heian period. Cold and relentless, Gedoumaru will do anything to beat
her sister Ane. They used opponent and is not above putting up an act just to tend a shrine where the Terminal now stands, said get her opponents to be the location of the Dragon's Hole, where the chi of the Earth flows out. After losing the shrine, they could no longer care for both of lower their dog gods and left one of them with the Yorozuya, who named him Sadaharu. When Sadaharu later goes on a rampage because of being fed strawberry milk, the two sisters show up to help them bring him back to normal. Unlike her sister Ane, Mone usually stays at home, watching television and lounging around with their remaining dog god Komako.guard.



* ButtMonkey: In her only episode in the series, she ends up suffering a fair bit of abuse. She gets her flute stuck in her mouth, with the other end stuck in Gintoki's mouth until Kagura breaks it. The flute stays there until she gets hit in the face by a baseball. And then she gets hit in the face again by the ball shortly after that, despite making a heroic speech.
* {{Hikkikomori}}: She just stays at home and watches television, while her sister works in a cabaret club.
* HimeCut: Her hairstyle fits her occupation as a miko.
* {{Miko}}: She is a former shrine maiden who had to move out with her sister because the Amanto built the Terminal on top of their shrine. Unlike her sister, she doesn't use it as an advantage in any job, preferring to just stay at home and watch television.
* {{Onmyodo}}: She's a miko capable of using ritual magic, but she primarily assists her sister Ane's spells by playing her flute.

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* ButtMonkey: In ActionGirl: She lays quite the smack down with that mace.
* CarryABigStick: She wields a giant tetsubo, a studded club used in Japanese warfare.
* CombatPragmatist: She will act out a highly dramatic scenario where she's mourning
her only episode mother to get her enemies to drop their guard, allowing her to go in for an easy kill. Her teamwork with Gintoki also consists of them physically humiliating Doman before he can use his magic.
* CuteBruiser: She might be small and looks cute, but she packs hell of a punch with that mace.
* EmptyEyes: Likely due to her shikigami nature.
* HornedHumanoid: Tiny little horns at that.
* OurDemonsAreDifferent: An evil spirit turned into a shikigami by onmyoji.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: One of the shortest characters
in the series, she ends up suffering a fair bit but also one of abuse. the physically strongest. She gets takes down huge shikigami several times her flute stuck own size in her mouth, with the other end stuck in Gintoki's mouth until Kagura breaks it. The flute stays there until she gets hit in the face by a baseball. And then she gets hit in the face again by the ball shortly after that, despite making a heroic speech.
first appearance.
* {{Hikkikomori}}: She just stays at home and watches television, while her sister works in a cabaret club.
* HimeCut: Her hairstyle fits her occupation as a miko.
* {{Miko}}: She is a former shrine maiden who had to move out with her sister because the Amanto built the Terminal on top of their shrine. Unlike her sister, she doesn't use it as an advantage in any job, preferring to just stay at home and watch television.
* {{Onmyodo}}:
RedEyesTakeWarning: She's still an evil spirit after all.
* TheStoic: She has
a miko capable of using ritual magic, but she primarily assists mostly cold demeanor about her.
* UndyingLoyalty: She's genuinely loyal to Ana Ketsuno, who treats
her sister Ane's spells by playing like a friend.
* WeaponAcrossTheShoulder: She often carries
her flute.mace over the shoulder.



!!Mashiroi Gang

[[folder:Kaguzo Mashiroi]]
!!Kaguzo Mashiroi
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!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/KenjiUtsumi

Kaguzo is the Yakuza boss of the Mashiroi gang. He took in Kyojiro as a kid and raised him alongside his own son Utsuzo. Since he is old and dying, he is desperate to have his son succeed him and lead the gang. But his son has no taste for the Yakuza life and tried to work in a textile shop until his father's harassment caused him to be fired. This led to his son locking himself in a storehouse for five years. Unaware that his son hanged himself inside, he hires the Yorozuya to bring him out in an attempt to reconcile with him. He later collapses and succumbs to his illness in the hospital.

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!!Mashiroi Gang

[[folder:Kaguzo Mashiroi]]
!!Kaguzo Mashiroi
[[folder:Antenmaru]]
!!Antenmaru
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mashiroi_kaguzo.org/pmwiki/pub/images/antenmaru.jpg]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/KenjiUtsumi

Kaguzo is
Kazuyuki Ishikawa

An evil god who plagued
the Yakuza boss of the Mashiroi gang. He took in Kyojiro as a kid and raised him alongside his own son Utsuzo. Since he is old and dying, he is desperate to have his son succeed him and lead the gang. But his son has no taste for the Yakuza life and tried to work in a textile shop until his father's harassment caused him to be fired. This led to his son locking himself in a storehouse for five years. Unaware that his son hanged himself inside, he hires the Yorozuya to bring him out in an attempt to reconcile capital with him. eternal rain a thousand years ago. He later collapses was vanquished and succumbs to his illness in sealed away by the hospital.two Mikado brothers from whom both the Ketsuno and Shirino Clans are descended. He eventually possessed the brother from which the Shirino clan is descended, after he had killed the Ketsuno brother, but was sealed away again by the other brother's son.



* BloodFromTheMouth: Starts coughing blood from his mouth and collapses when Kyojiro calls him out for harassing his son's workplace to force him to quit. He later succumbs to his illness and dies in the hospital.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: With his death approaching, he realizes that he only hurt his son by trying to force him to succeed the family.
* ParentalSubstitute: He took in Kyojiro as a kid and raised him alongside his own son. Kyojiro in turn looks up to him and refers to him as his father.
* PetTheDog: He may be a Yakuza boss, but instead of killing a young Kojiro for stealing from his gang, he took him in and cared for him like he was his son.
* PunnyName: According to the translation notes, Mashiroi Kaguzo can mean "I'm gonna sniff some white (powder)". This causes the Yorozuya to think that's what he is going to do when he introduces himself, especially since they were worried they had been hired to transport drugs.
* {{Yakuza}}: He is the big boss of a powerful Yakuza gang.

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* BloodFromTheMouth: Starts coughing blood AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: When he assumes direct control of Doman's body, he turns into a demonic giant.
* BreathWeapon: Shoots beams out of his mouth.
* DemonicPossession: He possessed the brother
from his mouth and collapses when Kyojiro calls him out for harassing his son's workplace to force him to quit. He later succumbs to his illness and dies in which the hospital.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: With his death approaching, he realizes that he only hurt his son by trying to force him to succeed the family.
* ParentalSubstitute: He took in Kyojiro as a kid and raised him alongside his own son. Kyojiro in turn looks up to him and refers to him as his father.
* PetTheDog: He may be a Yakuza boss, but instead of killing a young Kojiro for stealing from his gang, he took him in and cared for him like
Shirino clan is descended until he was killed by the son of the Ketsuno brother. In the present he also takes over Doman's body.
* HornedHumanoid: When he takes over Doman's body, he sprouts horns from the top of
his son.
head.
* PunnyName: According to OurDemonsAreDifferent: One of the translation notes, Mashiroi Kaguzo can mean "I'm gonna sniff some white (powder)". This causes the Yorozuya to think that's what he is going to do when he introduces himself, especially since they were worried they had been hired to transport drugs.
* {{Yakuza}}: He is the big boss of a
most powerful Yakuza gang.evil spirits.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Right there in his character image.
* PhysicalGod: Explicitly referred to as an evil god.
* SealedEvilInACan: He was sealed away through the efforts of the ancestors of the Ketsuno and Shirino Clans. In the present day, Doman breaks his seal and brings him into his body.
* WeatherManipulation: Calls forth huge storms with his very presence.



[[folder:Utsuzo Mashiroi]]
!!Utsuzo Mashiroi
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!!!!!!Voiced by: Chikara Ousaka, Ayana Ishikawa

Kaguzo's only son and heir. He was raised alongside Kyojiro, who became his friend and protector. He is a meek and gentle person who has no taste for the Yakuza life his father wants for him. Instead of becoming his father's successor he left their home to work in a textile shop, but his father harrassed the shop until he was fired. He then returned home, only to take all his belongings, putting it in a storehouse which he then locked himself in five years ago. Kyojiro eventually discovered he had hanged himself inside the storehouse and buried him. In order to spare his father from the truth, Kyojiro kept up the ruse by having people inside the storehouse pretending to be him, until the Yorozuya are hired and discover the truth.

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[[folder:Utsuzo Mashiroi]]
!!Utsuzo Mashiroi
!!Miko

[[folder:Ane]]
!!Ane
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mashiroi_utsuzo.org/pmwiki/pub/images/miko_ane.jpg]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Chikara Ousaka, Ayana Ishikawa

Kaguzo's only son and heir. He was raised alongside Kyojiro, who became his friend and protector. He
Creator/MayaOkamoto

Ane
is a meek former miko shrine maiden in Edo. Together with her sister Mone, she used to tend a shrine where the Terminal now stands, said to be the location of the Dragon's Hole, where the chi of the Earth flows out. After losing the shrine, they could no longer care for both of their dog gods and gentle person left one of them with the Yorozuya, who has no taste named him Sadaharu. When Sadaharu later goes on a rampage because of being fed strawberry milk, the two sisters show up to help them bring him back to normal.

Between the two sisters, Ane is the one who earns money
for the Yakuza life his father wants for him. Instead both of becoming his father's successor he left them. She works as hostess in the Snack Smile Cabaret Club in Kabukicho, where she puts her natural talent at manipulating men to good use to wring money out of their home to work in a textile shop, but his father harrassed pockets. As one of the shop until he was fired. He then returned home, only to take all his belongings, putting it in a storehouse which he then locked himself in five years ago. Kyojiro eventually discovered he had hanged himself inside top hostesses at the storehouse and buried him. In order to spare his father from the truth, Kyojiro kept up the ruse by having people inside the storehouse pretending to be him, until the Yorozuya are hired and discover the truth.club, she gets into a rivalry with Tae.



* DeadAllAlong: Gintoki finds out Utsuzo committed suicide quite a while ago. Kyojiro is simply keeping up the ruse to spare his father from the reality his son hanged himself because of his actions.
* DrivenToSuicide: He hanged himself inside the storehouse in despair over his father preventing him from living his own life.
* {{Hikkikomori}}: He has seemingly locked himself inside a storehouse for five years and refused to come out, while he slips out papers with request for food and magazines. However, he actually committed suicide inside the storehouse, while the ones inside when the Yorozuya arrive are people hired by Kyojiro to pretend to be him to keep up the illusion he is still alive.
* PosthumousCharacter: He is already long dead by the time the Yorozuya are hired. His character is instead explored through flashbacks and comments by other characters.
* WhiteSheep: He has no desire to succeed his father as the boss of the family, instead he just wants to live an honest life as a textile worker.

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* DeadAllAlong: ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Despite being Tae's rival at the cabaret club, she never appears again in relation to the club after the Ryugujo arc, and Tae is often referred to as the top hostess.
* ForcedSleep: Uses a spell to cause all the reporters interrogating
Gintoki finds and Shinpachi about Sadaharu's rampage to sleep.
* GoldDigger: Claims to have a sugar daddy who bought her a house. She also manipulates men at the cabaret club to wring money
out Utsuzo committed suicide quite of them.
* {{Miko}}: She is
a former shrine maiden who had to move out with her sister because the Amanto built the Terminal on top of their shrine. She still wears miko clothes in her job as a hostess, manipulating people with a miko fetish into giving her money.
* {{Onmyodo}}: She's a miko capable of using ritual magic. Between the two sisters, she is the one primarily casting the spells,
while ago. Kyojiro is simply keeping up Mone assists with her flute.
* TheRival: Tae's rival as a hostess, particularly after
the ruse manager threatens to spare his father fire which one scores the lowest. She later vanishes from the reality his son hanged himself because of his actions.
* DrivenToSuicide: He hanged himself inside the storehouse in despair over his father preventing him from living his own life.
* {{Hikkikomori}}: He has seemingly locked himself inside a storehouse for five years and refused to come out, while he slips out papers with request for food and magazines. However, he actually committed suicide inside the storehouse, while the ones inside when the Yorozuya arrive are people hired by Kyojiro to pretend to be him to keep up the illusion he is still alive.
* PosthumousCharacter: He is already long dead by the time the Yorozuya are hired. His character is instead explored through flashbacks and comments by other characters.
* WhiteSheep: He has no desire to succeed his father
series, leaving Tae as the boss of top hostess at the family, instead he just wants to live an honest life as a textile worker.club.



[[folder:Kyojiro Nakamura]]
!!Kyojiro Nakamura
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/nakamura_kyojiro.jpg]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/MasayaMatsukaze

Kyojiro is the junior boss of the Mashiroi Gang, known as the Guardian Dog. He used to be a street kid, but after stealing from the Mashiroi Gang he was taken in by the boss Kaguzo and raised alongside his son Utsuzo.

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[[folder:Kyojiro Nakamura]]
!!Kyojiro Nakamura
[[folder:Mone]]
!!Mone
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/nakamura_kyojiro.org/pmwiki/pub/images/miko_mone.jpg]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/MasayaMatsukaze

Kyojiro
Masako Jou

Mone
is the junior boss of the Mashiroi Gang, known as the Guardian Dog. He a former miko shrine maiden together with her sister Ane. They used to be tend a street kid, but after stealing from shrine where the Mashiroi Gang he was taken in by Terminal now stands, said to be the boss Kaguzo location of the Dragon's Hole, where the chi of the Earth flows out. After losing the shrine, they could no longer care for both of their dog gods and raised alongside his son Utsuzo.left one of them with the Yorozuya, who named him Sadaharu. When Sadaharu later goes on a rampage because of being fed strawberry milk, the two sisters show up to help them bring him back to normal. Unlike her sister Ane, Mone usually stays at home, watching television and lounging around with their remaining dog god Komako.



* DeathSeeker: He knows the other factions of the gang will be out to kill him at his inauguration ceremony as the new boss, but goes to the ceremony anyway to die for failing to stop Utsuzo's suicide.
* GoOutWithASmile: He dies sitting against Kaguzo Mashiroiís grave with a smile on his face.
* GunAndSword: Uses a revolver together with his sword.
* JerkassFacade: After Gintoki discovers Utsuzo is dead, he paints himself as the murderer, pretending to have killed him so he could be the next boss. In reality he is simply planning to take the secret with him to the grave.
* RedBaron: Known as the Guardian Dog.
* RevolversAreJustBetter: He shoots Gintoki with a revolver, an appropriate gun for the time period, but outdated compared to the modern weapons introduced by the Amanto.
* ScarsAreForever: He got the scar on his face as a kid, having gotten injured protecting Utsuzo from a rival gang.
* {{Yakuza}}: The junior boss of a powerful Yakuza gang and the most qualified candidate to succeed Kaguzo.

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* DeathSeeker: He knows ButtMonkey: In her only episode in the series, she ends up suffering a fair bit of abuse. She gets her flute stuck in her mouth, with the other factions of end stuck in Gintoki's mouth until Kagura breaks it. The flute stays there until she gets hit in the gang will be out to kill him at his inauguration ceremony as face by a baseball. And then she gets hit in the new boss, but goes to the ceremony anyway to die for failing to stop Utsuzo's suicide.
* GoOutWithASmile: He dies sitting against Kaguzo Mashiroiís grave with a smile on his face.
* GunAndSword: Uses a revolver together with his sword.
* JerkassFacade: After Gintoki discovers Utsuzo is dead, he paints himself as the murderer, pretending to have killed him so he could be the next boss. In reality he is simply planning to take the secret with him to the grave.
* RedBaron: Known as the Guardian Dog.
* RevolversAreJustBetter: He shoots Gintoki with a revolver, an appropriate gun for the time period, but outdated compared to the modern weapons introduced
face again by the Amanto.
ball shortly after that, despite making a heroic speech.
* ScarsAreForever: He got the scar on his face {{Hikkikomori}}: She just stays at home and watches television, while her sister works in a cabaret club.
* HimeCut: Her hairstyle fits her occupation
as a kid, having gotten injured protecting Utsuzo from miko.
* {{Miko}}: She is
a rival gang.
* {{Yakuza}}: The junior boss
former shrine maiden who had to move out with her sister because the Amanto built the Terminal on top of a powerful Yakuza gang their shrine. Unlike her sister, she doesn't use it as an advantage in any job, preferring to just stay at home and the most qualified candidate to succeed Kaguzo.watch television.
* {{Onmyodo}}: She's a miko capable of using ritual magic, but she primarily assists her sister Ane's spells by playing her flute.



!!Senbokyo Inn

[[folder:Oiwa]]
!!Oiwa
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!!!!!!Voiced by: Seiko Tomoe

Oiwa is the owner of the Senbokyo Hot Springs Inn, whose customers consist of ghosts who cannot pass into the next life. She is supported by the ghost of her dead husband Tagosaku, who died 10 years and now serves as her Stand. She is an old friend of Otose, who seemingly sends the Yorozuya and Tae to the inn for the winter break, but they are actually being to sent work for Oiwa for 10 days. After everybody but Gintoki are possessed by ghosts, she forces him to work for her, until he rebels against her with the aid of Rei.

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!!Senbokyo Inn

[[folder:Oiwa]]
!!Oiwa
!!Mashiroi Gang

[[folder:Kaguzo Mashiroi]]
!!Kaguzo Mashiroi
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/oiwa.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mashiroi_kaguzo.jpg]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Seiko Tomoe

Oiwa
Creator/KenjiUtsumi

Kaguzo
is the owner Yakuza boss of the Senbokyo Hot Springs Inn, whose customers consist of ghosts who cannot pass into Mashiroi gang. He took in Kyojiro as a kid and raised him alongside his own son Utsuzo. Since he is old and dying, he is desperate to have his son succeed him and lead the next life. She is supported by gang. But his son has no taste for the ghost of her dead husband Tagosaku, who died 10 years Yakuza life and now serves as her Stand. She is an old friend of Otose, who seemingly sends tried to work in a textile shop until his father's harassment caused him to be fired. This led to his son locking himself in a storehouse for five years. Unaware that his son hanged himself inside, he hires the Yorozuya and Tae to the inn for the winter break, but they are actually being to sent work for Oiwa for 10 days. After everybody but Gintoki are possessed by ghosts, she forces bring him out in an attempt to work for her, until he rebels against her reconcile with him. He later collapses and succumbs to his illness in the aid of Rei.hospital.



* ArcVillain: She is the villain of the Ghost Inn Arc, also known as the Stand Arc.
* EvilOldFolks: An elderly lady who ruthlessly rules over her inn of ghosts and forces Gintoki to work for her with his friends as hostages.
* GracefulLoser: She gracefully accepts her loss after she is beaten by Gintoki (while possessed by Francis Xavier), acknowledging how well he is able to control the Stands possessing his body. Unfortunately, her own Stand and husband Tagosaku goes out of control and tries to suck in the spirits of everybody in the area.
* HeelFaceTurn: After accepting her defeat and acknowledging where she went wrong, she returns to being a good person and works to help ghosts pass on to the next life.
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: The main reason she forces all the ghosts to remain with her at her inn is because she realised they are some of the only friends she has after her husband died.
* ISeeDeadPeople: She has been able to talk and interact with ghosts since she was a kid.
* IWasQuiteALooker: Just like Otose, Oiwa was fairly good looking in her youth.
* PaperTalisman: After catching Rei plotting against her with Gintoki, Oiwa puts her in a disciplinary room sealed with paper talisman which prevents her from leaving.
* PowersViaPossession: She is able to fight by allowing her husband's ghost to possess her body, turning her huge with strength to match.
* PunchParry: After Gintoki has become possessed by Rei and able to fight back against Oiwa, the two clash with a powerful punch, with Oiwa winning and sending Gintoki flying.
* RapidFireFisticuffs: When possessed by her husband, she pummels Gintoki into the floor with a huge barrage of punches, while also yelling "ora ora ora ora", clearly referencing Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure like the rest of the arc.
* SecondLove: She was originally in love with Otose's husband Tatsugoro, but she later met and fell in love with Tagosaku.
* SmugSnake: She is very confident in her control of her inn and completely underestimates Gintoki, falsely believing she has broken his spirit and made him loyal. She is in shock once she discovers he is helping several of the ghosts pass on despite her control.

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* ArcVillain: She BloodFromTheMouth: Starts coughing blood from his mouth and collapses when Kyojiro calls him out for harassing his son's workplace to force him to quit. He later succumbs to his illness and dies in the hospital.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: With his death approaching, he realizes that he only hurt his son by trying to force him to succeed the family.
* ParentalSubstitute: He took in Kyojiro as a kid and raised him alongside his own son. Kyojiro in turn looks up to him and refers to him as his father.
* PetTheDog: He may be a Yakuza boss, but instead of killing a young Kojiro for stealing from his gang, he took him in and cared for him like he was his son.
* PunnyName: According to the translation notes, Mashiroi Kaguzo can mean "I'm gonna sniff some white (powder)". This causes the Yorozuya to think that's what he is going to do when he introduces himself, especially since they were worried they had been hired to transport drugs.
* {{Yakuza}}: He
is the villain big boss of the Ghost Inn Arc, also known as the Stand Arc.
* EvilOldFolks: An elderly lady who ruthlessly rules over her inn of ghosts and forces Gintoki to work for her with his friends as hostages.
* GracefulLoser: She gracefully accepts her loss after she is beaten by Gintoki (while possessed by Francis Xavier), acknowledging how well he is able to control the Stands possessing his body. Unfortunately, her own Stand and husband Tagosaku goes out of control and tries to suck in the spirits of everybody in the area.
* HeelFaceTurn: After accepting her defeat and acknowledging where she went wrong, she returns to being a good person and works to help ghosts pass on to the next life.
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: The main reason she forces all the ghosts to remain with her at her inn is because she realised they are some of the only friends she has after her husband died.
* ISeeDeadPeople: She has been able to talk and interact with ghosts since she was a kid.
* IWasQuiteALooker: Just like Otose, Oiwa was fairly good looking in her youth.
* PaperTalisman: After catching Rei plotting against her with Gintoki, Oiwa puts her in a disciplinary room sealed with paper talisman which prevents her from leaving.
* PowersViaPossession: She is able to fight by allowing her husband's ghost to possess her body, turning her huge with strength to match.
* PunchParry: After Gintoki has become possessed by Rei and able to fight back against Oiwa, the two clash with
a powerful punch, with Oiwa winning and sending Gintoki flying.
* RapidFireFisticuffs: When possessed by her husband, she pummels Gintoki into the floor with a huge barrage of punches, while also yelling "ora ora ora ora", clearly referencing Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure like the rest of the arc.
* SecondLove: She was originally in love with Otose's husband Tatsugoro, but she later met and fell in love with Tagosaku.
* SmugSnake: She is very confident in her control of her inn and completely underestimates Gintoki, falsely believing she has broken his spirit and made him loyal. She is in shock once she discovers he is helping several of the ghosts pass on despite her control.
Yakuza gang.



[[folder:Tagosaku]]
!!Tagosaku
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!!!!!!Voiced by: Masahiro Okazaki

Oiwa's late husband who died 10 years ago. Because of his close bond with her and his promise to protect her, he remains with her as a ghost and serves as her Stand. The bond between the two has made him the strongest Stand at the inn, leaving nobody able to fight their control.

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[[folder:Tagosaku]]
!!Tagosaku
[[folder:Utsuzo Mashiroi]]
!!Utsuzo Mashiroi
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!!!!!!Voiced by: Masahiro Okazaki

Oiwa's late husband
Chikara Ousaka, Ayana Ishikawa

Kaguzo's only son and heir. He was raised alongside Kyojiro,
who died 10 became his friend and protector. He is a meek and gentle person who has no taste for the Yakuza life his father wants for him. Instead of becoming his father's successor he left their home to work in a textile shop, but his father harrassed the shop until he was fired. He then returned home, only to take all his belongings, putting it in a storehouse which he then locked himself in five years ago. Because of Kyojiro eventually discovered he had hanged himself inside the storehouse and buried him. In order to spare his close bond with her father from the truth, Kyojiro kept up the ruse by having people inside the storehouse pretending to be him, until the Yorozuya are hired and his promise to protect her, he remains with her as a ghost and serves as her Stand. The bond between discover the two has made him the strongest Stand at the inn, leaving nobody able to fight their control.truth.



* DeclarationOfProtection: He promised that he would always protect Oiwa and the inn, and he tries to keep that promise in death, protecting her as her personal Stand.
* HairTriggerTemper: While he was calmer when alive, as a ghost he is easily agitated and angered. This is because of the growing negative emotions at the inn from keeping so many ghosts from passing on to the next life.
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: Since his death he has become a purple ghost who always hangs on his wife Oiwa's back. Because of his bond with Oiwa, he has become the strongest Stand at the inn.
* PowersViaPossession: He is capable of possessing his wife's body, granting her his power and turning huge with strength to match.
* SecondLove: Oiwa was originally in love with Otose's husband Tatsugoro, but she later met and fell in love with Tagosaku.
* YourSoulIsMine: Because of the strain of keeping so many ghosts at the inn, he eventually becomes overwhelmed by negative emotions and tries to absorb all the souls in the area, including the living, assimilating them so that Oiwa won't be lonely again. They are all released when Oiwa apologises and thanks them, with the living souls returned to their bodies and the dead souls passing on.

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* DeclarationOfProtection: He promised that he would always protect Oiwa and DeadAllAlong: Gintoki finds out Utsuzo committed suicide quite a while ago. Kyojiro is simply keeping up the inn, and he tries ruse to keep that promise in death, protecting her as her personal Stand.
* HairTriggerTemper: While he was calmer when alive, as a ghost he is easily agitated and angered. This is
spare his father from the reality his son hanged himself because of his actions.
* DrivenToSuicide: He hanged himself inside
the growing negative emotions at the inn storehouse in despair over his father preventing him from keeping so many ghosts from passing on to the next living his own life.
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: Since his death he {{Hikkikomori}}: He has become seemingly locked himself inside a purple ghost who always hangs on his wife Oiwa's back. Because of his bond storehouse for five years and refused to come out, while he slips out papers with Oiwa, request for food and magazines. However, he has become actually committed suicide inside the strongest Stand at storehouse, while the inn.
ones inside when the Yorozuya arrive are people hired by Kyojiro to pretend to be him to keep up the illusion he is still alive.
* PowersViaPossession: PosthumousCharacter: He is capable of possessing already long dead by the time the Yorozuya are hired. His character is instead explored through flashbacks and comments by other characters.
* WhiteSheep: He has no desire to succeed
his wife's body, granting her his power and turning huge with strength to match.
* SecondLove: Oiwa was originally in love with Otose's husband Tatsugoro, but she later met and fell in love with Tagosaku.
* YourSoulIsMine: Because
father as the boss of the strain of keeping so many ghosts at the inn, family, instead he eventually becomes overwhelmed by negative emotions and tries just wants to absorb all the souls in the area, including the living, assimilating them so that Oiwa won't be lonely again. They are all released when Oiwa apologises and thanks them, with the living souls returned to their bodies and the dead souls passing on.live an honest life as a textile worker.



[[folder:Rei]]
!!Rei
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!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/SanaeKobayashi

Rei is a ghost who works at the Senbokyo Inn. She was taken in by Oiwa as a kid and has worked at the inn since then. She later died of unknown circumstances but continues to work there. After Gintoki arrives at the inn and is forced to work by Oiwa, she assists him with the troublesome guests. She later joins Gintoki in fighting Oiwa to free the inn from her control and let the ghosts pass on to the next life.

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[[folder:Rei]]
!!Rei
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[[folder:Kyojiro Nakamura]]
!!Kyojiro Nakamura
[[quoteright:225:http://static.
tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rei_gintama.org/pmwiki/pub/images/nakamura_kyojiro.jpg]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/SanaeKobayashi

Rei
Creator/MasayaMatsukaze

Kyojiro
is a ghost who works at the Senbokyo Inn. She junior boss of the Mashiroi Gang, known as the Guardian Dog. He used to be a street kid, but after stealing from the Mashiroi Gang he was taken in by Oiwa as a kid the boss Kaguzo and has worked at the inn since then. She later died of unknown circumstances but continues to work there. After Gintoki arrives at the inn and is forced to work by Oiwa, she assists him with the troublesome guests. She later joins Gintoki in fighting Oiwa to free the inn from her control and let the ghosts pass on to the next life.raised alongside his son Utsuzo.



* HappilyAdopted: She used to live on the streets, but was taken in by Oiwa as a kid. She seems to have had a happy childhood growing up at the inn until her unknown death.
* HeroicSacrifice: After Oiwa is about to be absorbed by the out-of-control Tagosaku, Rei jumps in and pushes her out of the way, getting absorbed in her place. However, when all the souls are released, she stays back at the inn to help out Oiwa.
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: She resembles a typical Japanese ghost, with long black hair, a white robe and a white triangular headband. As a ghost she mostly floats around and can pass through walls. She is also able to possess people as a Stand.
* PowersViaPossession: She is able to possess Gintoki, giving him power that allows him to fight back against Oiwa.
* TheStoic: While not completely emotionless, she mostly has a cold unsmiling expression on her face, and is completely unfazed by Tagosaku roaring at her.
* StringyHairedGhostGirl: She resembles a typical Japanese female ghost, wearing a white burial kimono and having long black hair covering her face. However, unlike most examples she is not malicious, only serving as an assistant at an inn for ghosts.
* WomanInWhite: She is dressed in a white burial robe, fitting considering she is a ghost.

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* HappilyAdopted: She used to live on DeathSeeker: He knows the streets, other factions of the gang will be out to kill him at his inauguration ceremony as the new boss, but was taken in by Oiwa goes to the ceremony anyway to die for failing to stop Utsuzo's suicide.
* GoOutWithASmile: He dies sitting against Kaguzo Mashiroiís grave with a smile on his face.
* GunAndSword: Uses a revolver together with his sword.
* JerkassFacade: After Gintoki discovers Utsuzo is dead, he paints himself
as a kid. She seems the murderer, pretending to have had a happy childhood growing up at killed him so he could be the inn until her unknown death.
* HeroicSacrifice: After Oiwa
next boss. In reality he is about simply planning to be absorbed take the secret with him to the grave.
* RedBaron: Known as the Guardian Dog.
* RevolversAreJustBetter: He shoots Gintoki with a revolver, an appropriate gun for the time period, but outdated compared to the modern weapons introduced
by the out-of-control Tagosaku, Rei jumps in and pushes her out of Amanto.
* ScarsAreForever: He got
the way, getting absorbed in her place. However, when all the souls are released, she stays back at the inn to help out Oiwa.
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: She resembles a typical Japanese ghost, with long black hair, a white robe and a white triangular headband. As a ghost she mostly floats around and can pass through walls. She is also able to possess people
scar on his face as a Stand.
* PowersViaPossession: She is able to possess Gintoki, giving him power that allows him to fight back against Oiwa.
* TheStoic: While not completely emotionless, she mostly has a cold unsmiling expression on her face, and is completely unfazed by Tagosaku roaring at her.
* StringyHairedGhostGirl: She resembles a typical Japanese female ghost, wearing a white burial kimono and
kid, having long black hair covering her face. However, unlike gotten injured protecting Utsuzo from a rival gang.
* {{Yakuza}}: The junior boss of a powerful Yakuza gang and the
most examples she is not malicious, only serving as an assistant at an inn for ghosts.
* WomanInWhite: She is dressed in a white burial robe, fitting considering she is a ghost.
qualified candidate to succeed Kaguzo.



!!Tama's Body

[[folder:Leukocyte King]]
!!Leukocyte King
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!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/TomokazuSugita

The king of the Leukocyte Kingdom inside Tama. He is an anti-virus program based on the strongest person in Tama's collection of data, but has grown beyond an anti-virus program and developed into someone who is more human than even Tama is. When the Tapir virus infects Tama, the Yorozuya journey inside her to find him. Together, they go to confront the Archfiend Tapir, the progenitor of the Tapir virus.

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!!Tama's Body

[[folder:Leukocyte King]]
!!Leukocyte King
!!Senbokyo Inn

[[folder:Oiwa]]
!!Oiwa
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!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/TomokazuSugita

The king
Seiko Tomoe

Oiwa is the owner
of the Leukocyte Kingdom inside Tama. He Senbokyo Hot Springs Inn, whose customers consist of ghosts who cannot pass into the next life. She is supported by the ghost of her dead husband Tagosaku, who died 10 years and now serves as her Stand. She is an anti-virus program based on the strongest person in Tama's collection old friend of data, but has grown beyond an anti-virus program and developed into someone Otose, who is more human than even Tama is. When the Tapir virus infects Tama, seemingly sends the Yorozuya journey inside her and Tae to find him. Together, the inn for the winter break, but they go are actually being to confront sent work for Oiwa for 10 days. After everybody but Gintoki are possessed by ghosts, she forces him to work for her, until he rebels against her with the Archfiend Tapir, the progenitor aid of the Tapir virus.Rei.



* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: He is the ruler of the Leukocytes inside Tama and the strongest of them all.
* BadassCape: Wears a long white cloak which goes well with his RPG hero look.
* BalefulPolymorph: Tama turned him into a dog to prevent him from fighting the Tapir alone and getting killed, waiting until the Yorozuya arrive to turn him back.
* BeamOWar: After a few too many disagreements with Gintoki, they try to blast each other with beams from their weapons: The Leukocyte King using his sword and Gintoki using a modified toothpick that shoots beams. While neither wins over the other, the clash of beams causes the Tapir army to be wiped out as side effect. Together with Gintoki he also engages in a battle of beams against the Archfiend Tapir, then holds it off alone using his own life energy while Gintoki attacks him.
* CastFromHitpoints: Uses his own life energy to hold off the Tapir's beam and blast it back, allowing Gintoki to beat him. It almost kills him, but Tama and the Yorozuya save him.
* ChestMonster: After making a speech about only caring about saving Tama, he spots a treasure chest and opens it like the RPG hero he is, only for the chest to spawn teeth and bite down on his hand.
* CoolCrown: Fitting the RPG hero archetype, he wears a silver circlet with a blue gem on his head.
* CoolSword: He wields a large sword with a broad blade and a rapier hilt which is sheathed on his back. The sword can shoot out blasts that destroys viruses.
* FireForgedFriends: After mostly arguing and fighting with the Yorozuya, he becomes friends with them after fighting alongside them against the Tapir.
* HeroicSacrifice: Attempts to sacrifice himself to save Tama and the Yorozuya, using his own life energy to hold back Archfiend Tapir's beam while Gintoki kills him. However, he is saved from dying by Tama and the Yorozuya after the fight.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He is abrasive and rude towards anyone but Tama, but he ends up caring about the Yorozuya, wishing to adventure more with them at the end.
* WreckedWeapon: His sword breaks as he tries to tank Archfiend Tapir's beam alone while Gintoki attacks him. However he does get a new sword after the battle.
* WrongGenreSavvy: He thinks he is the hero of an RPG like VideoGame/DragonQuest, which causes him to come into conflict with Gintoki. He also thinks of everything in RPG contexts, forgetting that they aren't in a video game.

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* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: He ArcVillain: She is the ruler villain of the Leukocytes inside Tama Ghost Inn Arc, also known as the Stand Arc.
* EvilOldFolks: An elderly lady who ruthlessly rules over her inn of ghosts
and the strongest of them all.
* BadassCape: Wears a long white cloak which goes well
forces Gintoki to work for her with his RPG hero look.
friends as hostages.
* BalefulPolymorph: Tama turned him into a dog GracefulLoser: She gracefully accepts her loss after she is beaten by Gintoki (while possessed by Francis Xavier), acknowledging how well he is able to prevent him from fighting control the Tapir alone Stands possessing his body. Unfortunately, her own Stand and getting killed, waiting until husband Tagosaku goes out of control and tries to suck in the Yorozuya arrive to turn him back.
spirits of everybody in the area.
* BeamOWar: HeelFaceTurn: After accepting her defeat and acknowledging where she went wrong, she returns to being a few too many disagreements good person and works to help ghosts pass on to the next life.
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: The main reason she forces all the ghosts to remain with her at her inn is because she realised they are some of the only friends she has after her husband died.
* ISeeDeadPeople: She has been able to talk and interact with ghosts since she was a kid.
* IWasQuiteALooker: Just like Otose, Oiwa was fairly good looking in her youth.
* PaperTalisman: After catching Rei plotting against her
with Gintoki, they try to blast each other Oiwa puts her in a disciplinary room sealed with beams paper talisman which prevents her from their weapons: The Leukocyte King using his sword and Gintoki using a modified toothpick that shoots beams. While neither wins over the other, the clash of beams causes the Tapir army leaving.
* PowersViaPossession: She is able
to be wiped out as side effect. Together with Gintoki he also engages in a battle of beams against the Archfiend Tapir, then holds it off alone using his own life energy while Gintoki attacks him.
* CastFromHitpoints: Uses his own life energy to hold off the Tapir's beam and blast it back,
fight by allowing her husband's ghost to possess her body, turning her huge with strength to match.
* PunchParry: After
Gintoki to beat him. It almost kills him, but Tama has become possessed by Rei and able to fight back against Oiwa, the Yorozuya save him.
* ChestMonster: After making
two clash with a speech about only caring about saving Tama, he spots a treasure chest powerful punch, with Oiwa winning and opens it sending Gintoki flying.
* RapidFireFisticuffs: When possessed by her husband, she pummels Gintoki into the floor with a huge barrage of punches, while also yelling "ora ora ora ora", clearly referencing Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure
like the RPG hero he is, only for rest of the chest to spawn teeth and bite down on his hand.
arc.
* CoolCrown: Fitting the RPG hero archetype, he wears a silver circlet SecondLove: She was originally in love with a blue gem on his head.
* CoolSword: He wields a large sword
Otose's husband Tatsugoro, but she later met and fell in love with a broad blade Tagosaku.
* SmugSnake: She is very confident in her control of her inn
and a rapier hilt which is sheathed on completely underestimates Gintoki, falsely believing she has broken his back. The sword can shoot out blasts that destroys viruses.
* FireForgedFriends: After mostly arguing
spirit and fighting with the Yorozuya, he becomes friends with them after fighting alongside them against the Tapir.
* HeroicSacrifice: Attempts to sacrifice himself to save Tama and the Yorozuya, using his own life energy to hold back Archfiend Tapir's beam while Gintoki kills him. However,
made him loyal. She is in shock once she discovers he is saved from dying by Tama and helping several of the Yorozuya after the fight.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He is abrasive and rude towards anyone but Tama, but he ends up caring about the Yorozuya, wishing to adventure more with them at the end.
* WreckedWeapon: His sword breaks as he tries to tank Archfiend Tapir's beam alone while Gintoki attacks him. However he does get a new sword after the battle.
* WrongGenreSavvy: He thinks he is the hero of an RPG like VideoGame/DragonQuest, which causes him to come into conflict with Gintoki. He also thinks of everything in RPG contexts, forgetting that they aren't in a video game.
ghosts pass on despite her control.



[[folder:Archfiend Tapir]]
!!Archfiend Tapir
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/archfiend_tapir.jpg]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/KiyoyukiYanada

The progenitor of the Tapir virus that has infected Tama and turned her into pixels. Because of how advanced Tama is, the Tapir virus has evolved to take physical form of an evil king in the RPG world inside Tama.

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[[folder:Archfiend Tapir]]
!!Archfiend Tapir
[[folder:Tagosaku]]
!!Tagosaku
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/archfiend_tapir.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tagosaku.jpg]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/KiyoyukiYanada

The progenitor of the Tapir virus that has infected Tama and turned her into pixels.
Masahiro Okazaki

Oiwa's late husband who died 10 years ago.
Because of how advanced Tama is, his close bond with her and his promise to protect her, he remains with her as a ghost and serves as her Stand. The bond between the Tapir virus two has evolved to take physical form of an evil king in made him the RPG world inside Tama.strongest Stand at the inn, leaving nobody able to fight their control.



* ArcVillain: He is the main villain of the Tama Quest arc.
* BeamOWar: Engages in a battle of beams against Gintoki and the Leukocyte King. When Tapir appears to be winning, the Leukocyte King tanks it alone using his own life energy while Gintoki moves in to kill Archfiend Tapir.
* ComputerVirus: He ''is'' a virus, having infected Tama while she was the internet and turned her into pixels. Because of Tama's obsession with VideoGame/DragonQuest, he evolved into the physical form of an evil RPG king.
* EvilLaugh: When Tapir takes Tama's form, he mocks the Leukocyte King for being unable to attack him and then laughs evilly about it... before getting kicked in the face by Gintoki.
* EvilOverlord: He rules over the rest of the Tapir like an evil king from an RPG.
* GroinAttack: Hits Gintoki in the crotch with his beam, which turns it into pixels. Poor guy.
* HornedHumanoid: He grows horns from his head after transforming.
* KamehameHadoken: Shoots dark beams from his hands that turns people into pixels.
* KeystoneArmy: All of the Tapir minions stop fighting after he dies, discarding their black bodysuits to wear white again as Leukocytes.
* LukeIAmYourFather: Tries to reveal himself as the Leukocyte King's lost father Fortega, only to be interrupted by the Yorozuya kicking him in the face and mocking him for using such a cliche.
* OneWingedAngel: After being plugged out of Tama's system, he reveals his true form, turning into a huge demonic man in a black bodysuit with wings, horns and a cape. He also fires beams capable of turning people into immobile pixels.
* PowerGivesYouWings: He gains demonic wings after revealing his true form.
* ShapeshifterGuiltTrip: Takes Tama's form, making the Leukocyte King unable to attack him, though Gintoki proceeds to ignore that and just kicks Tapir in the face. He also takes the form of the Leukocyte King's lost father Fortega, but with less success as the Yorozuya immediately pile on him.

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* ArcVillain: DeclarationOfProtection: He is the main villain of the Tama Quest arc.
* BeamOWar: Engages in a battle of beams against Gintoki
promised that he would always protect Oiwa and the Leukocyte King. When Tapir appears inn, and he tries to be winning, keep that promise in death, protecting her as her personal Stand.
* HairTriggerTemper: While he was calmer when alive, as a ghost he is easily agitated and angered. This is because of
the Leukocyte King tanks it alone using growing negative emotions at the inn from keeping so many ghosts from passing on to the next life.
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: Since
his own life energy while Gintoki moves in to kill Archfiend Tapir.
* ComputerVirus: He ''is''
death he has become a virus, having infected Tama while she was the internet and turned her into pixels. purple ghost who always hangs on his wife Oiwa's back. Because of Tama's obsession his bond with VideoGame/DragonQuest, Oiwa, he evolved into has become the physical form of an evil RPG king.
* EvilLaugh: When Tapir takes Tama's form, he mocks
strongest Stand at the Leukocyte King for being unable to attack him and then laughs evilly about it... before getting kicked in the face by Gintoki.
inn.
* EvilOverlord: PowersViaPossession: He rules over the rest of the Tapir like an evil king from an RPG.
* GroinAttack: Hits Gintoki in the crotch with his beam, which turns it into pixels. Poor guy.
* HornedHumanoid: He grows horns from his head after transforming.
* KamehameHadoken: Shoots dark beams from his hands that turns people into pixels.
* KeystoneArmy: All of the Tapir minions stop fighting after he dies, discarding their black bodysuits to wear white again as Leukocytes.
* LukeIAmYourFather: Tries to reveal himself as the Leukocyte King's lost father Fortega, only to be interrupted by the Yorozuya kicking him in the face and mocking him for using such a cliche.
* OneWingedAngel: After being plugged out of Tama's system, he reveals his true form, turning into a huge demonic man in a black bodysuit with wings, horns and a cape. He also fires beams
is capable of possessing his wife's body, granting her his power and turning people into immobile pixels.
huge with strength to match.
* PowerGivesYouWings: He gains demonic wings after revealing his true form.
SecondLove: Oiwa was originally in love with Otose's husband Tatsugoro, but she later met and fell in love with Tagosaku.
* ShapeshifterGuiltTrip: Takes Tama's form, making YourSoulIsMine: Because of the Leukocyte King unable to attack him, though Gintoki proceeds to ignore that strain of keeping so many ghosts at the inn, he eventually becomes overwhelmed by negative emotions and just kicks Tapir tries to absorb all the souls in the face. He also takes area, including the form of the Leukocyte King's lost father Fortega, but living, assimilating them so that Oiwa won't be lonely again. They are all released when Oiwa apologises and thanks them, with less success as the Yorozuya immediately pile on him.living souls returned to their bodies and the dead souls passing on.



!!Rokkaku Inn

[[folder:Kirie Rokkaku]]
!!Kirie Rokkaku
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rokkaku_kirie.jpg]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/AkikoKimura

Daughter of the Rokkaku inn owner Muneharu, who was supposedly killed by Sougo Okita during the Rokkaku Incident. While she and her mother tried to run the inn afterwards, they eventually lost ownership of it and her mother later died of exhaustion. Two years after the incident, she is informed by Sotatsu that Okita killed her father and tries to assassinate him in broad daylight, but fails. She is later captured together with Kagura and Okita by Sotatsu and the Sokai Faction, but they manage to escape.

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!!Rokkaku Inn

[[folder:Kirie Rokkaku]]
!!Kirie Rokkaku
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[[folder:Rei]]
!!Rei
[[quoteright:226:http://static.
tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rokkaku_kirie.jpg]]
org/pmwiki/pub/images/rei_gintama.jpg]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/AkikoKimura

Daughter of
Creator/SanaeKobayashi

Rei is a ghost who works at
the Rokkaku inn owner Muneharu, who Senbokyo Inn. She was supposedly killed taken in by Sougo Okita during the Rokkaku Incident. While she Oiwa as a kid and her mother tried to run has worked at the inn afterwards, they eventually lost ownership of it and her mother since then. She later died of exhaustion. Two years after unknown circumstances but continues to work there. After Gintoki arrives at the incident, inn and is forced to work by Oiwa, she is informed by Sotatsu that Okita killed her father and tries to assassinate assists him in broad daylight, but fails. with the troublesome guests. She is later captured together with Kagura joins Gintoki in fighting Oiwa to free the inn from her control and Okita by Sotatsu and let the Sokai Faction, but they manage ghosts pass on to escape.the next life.



* AssassinOutclassin: She tries to assassinate Okita in broad daylight with a sword when she bumps into him, but fails hilariously as she just stabs the tabasco he was carrying while he smashes her face into the ground with his ass.
* HappilyAdopted: She is revealed to have been adopted by her relatives after the arc.
* LeeroyJenkins: She was supposed to be bait and lure in Okita so the Sokai Faction could kill him, but instead she tried to kill him herself.
* YouKilledMyFather: She is trying to kill Okita for killing her father Muneharu. It is later revealed that he was actually killed by Shinsengumi member Kamiyama in self-defense.

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* AssassinOutclassin: She tries to assassinate Okita in broad daylight with a sword when she bumps into him, but fails hilariously as she just stabs the tabasco he was carrying while he smashes her face into the ground with his ass.
* HappilyAdopted: She is revealed used to live on the streets, but was taken in by Oiwa as a kid. She seems to have been adopted by had a happy childhood growing up at the inn until her relatives after the arc.
unknown death.
* LeeroyJenkins: She was supposed HeroicSacrifice: After Oiwa is about to be bait absorbed by the out-of-control Tagosaku, Rei jumps in and lure in Okita so pushes her out of the Sokai Faction could kill him, but instead way, getting absorbed in her place. However, when all the souls are released, she tried stays back at the inn to kill him herself.
help out Oiwa.
* YouKilledMyFather: OurGhostsAreDifferent: She resembles a typical Japanese ghost, with long black hair, a white robe and a white triangular headband. As a ghost she mostly floats around and can pass through walls. She is trying also able to kill Okita for killing her father Muneharu. It possess people as a Stand.
* PowersViaPossession: She
is later revealed able to possess Gintoki, giving him power that he was actually killed allows him to fight back against Oiwa.
* TheStoic: While not completely emotionless, she mostly has a cold unsmiling expression on her face, and is completely unfazed
by Shinsengumi member Kamiyama Tagosaku roaring at her.
* StringyHairedGhostGirl: She resembles a typical Japanese female ghost, wearing a white burial kimono and having long black hair covering her face. However, unlike most examples she is not malicious, only serving as an assistant at an inn for ghosts.
* WomanInWhite: She is dressed
in self-defense.a white burial robe, fitting considering she is a ghost.



[[folder:Muneharu Rokkaku]]
!!Muneharu Rokkaku
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!!!!!!Voiced by: Yasunobu Iwata

Father of Kirie and owner of the Rokkaku inn. He was killed during the Rokkaku Incident two years ago, presumably by Okita. He is revealed to have been an unwilling member of the Sokai Faction, as his wife and daughter were held as hostages. He was killed by Kamiyama during the incident while trying to stab him with a dagger, believing it was the only way he could save his family.

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[[folder:Muneharu Rokkaku]]
!!Muneharu Rokkaku
!!Tama's Body

[[folder:Leukocyte King]]
!!Leukocyte King
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rokkaku_muneharu.jpg]]
org/pmwiki/pub/images/leukocyte_king_3.jpg]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Yasunobu Iwata

Father of Kirie and owner
Creator/TomokazuSugita

The king
of the Rokkaku inn. He was killed during the Rokkaku Incident two years ago, presumably by Okita. Leukocyte Kingdom inside Tama. He is revealed an anti-virus program based on the strongest person in Tama's collection of data, but has grown beyond an anti-virus program and developed into someone who is more human than even Tama is. When the Tapir virus infects Tama, the Yorozuya journey inside her to have been an unwilling member find him. Together, they go to confront the Archfiend Tapir, the progenitor of the Sokai Faction, as his wife and daughter were held as hostages. He was killed by Kamiyama during the incident while trying to stab him with a dagger, believing it was the only way he could save his family.Tapir virus.



* AwfulTruth: The reason Okita claims to have killed him is to prevent his daughter Kirie from learning that Muneharu was killed by Kamiyama when he tried to stab him with a dagger.
* TheDogShotFirst: It's initially believed that he was killed by getting caught in the crossfire between the Shinsengumi and Sokai Faction's fight, but he actually survived it and was only killed when he tried to stab Kamiyama with a dagger.
* IHaveYourWife: The Sokai faction held his wife and child hostage, forcing him to work with them and allowing them to use his inn as a hiding place. He only tried to kill Kamiyama to save them.
* PosthumousCharacter: He was killed two years ago and is only seen in flashbacks.

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* AwfulTruth: The reason Okita claims to have killed AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: He is the ruler of the Leukocytes inside Tama and the strongest of them all.
* BadassCape: Wears a long white cloak which goes well with his RPG hero look.
* BalefulPolymorph: Tama turned
him is into a dog to prevent his daughter Kirie him from learning that Muneharu was killed by Kamiyama when he tried to stab him with a dagger.
* TheDogShotFirst: It's initially believed that he was killed by
fighting the Tapir alone and getting caught in killed, waiting until the crossfire between Yorozuya arrive to turn him back.
* BeamOWar: After a few too many disagreements with Gintoki, they try to blast each other with beams from their weapons: The Leukocyte King using his sword and Gintoki using a modified toothpick that shoots beams. While neither wins over
the Shinsengumi other, the clash of beams causes the Tapir army to be wiped out as side effect. Together with Gintoki he also engages in a battle of beams against the Archfiend Tapir, then holds it off alone using his own life energy while Gintoki attacks him.
* CastFromHitpoints: Uses his own life energy to hold off the Tapir's beam
and Sokai Faction's fight, blast it back, allowing Gintoki to beat him. It almost kills him, but he actually survived it Tama and was the Yorozuya save him.
* ChestMonster: After making a speech about
only killed when caring about saving Tama, he tried spots a treasure chest and opens it like the RPG hero he is, only for the chest to stab Kamiyama spawn teeth and bite down on his hand.
* CoolCrown: Fitting the RPG hero archetype, he wears a silver circlet
with a dagger.
blue gem on his head.
* IHaveYourWife: CoolSword: He wields a large sword with a broad blade and a rapier hilt which is sheathed on his back. The Sokai faction held his wife sword can shoot out blasts that destroys viruses.
* FireForgedFriends: After mostly arguing
and child hostage, forcing him to work fighting with the Yorozuya, he becomes friends with them and allowing after fighting alongside them against the Tapir.
* HeroicSacrifice: Attempts
to use his inn as a hiding place. He only tried to kill Kamiyama sacrifice himself to save them.
* PosthumousCharacter: He was killed two years ago
Tama and the Yorozuya, using his own life energy to hold back Archfiend Tapir's beam while Gintoki kills him. However, he is only seen saved from dying by Tama and the Yorozuya after the fight.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He is abrasive and rude towards anyone but Tama, but he ends up caring about the Yorozuya, wishing to adventure more with them at the end.
* WreckedWeapon: His sword breaks as he tries to tank Archfiend Tapir's beam alone while Gintoki attacks him. However he does get a new sword after the battle.
* WrongGenreSavvy: He thinks he is the hero of an RPG like VideoGame/DragonQuest, which causes him to come into conflict with Gintoki. He also thinks of everything
in flashbacks.RPG contexts, forgetting that they aren't in a video game.



[[folder:Sotatsu Tendo]]
!!Sotatsu Tendo
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!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/KatsuyukiKonishi

Leader of the revived Sokai Faction, a radical branch of the Anti-Foreigner Faction. He is the younger brother of the original Sokai Faction's leader, Koutatsu Tendo, who was killed at the Rokkaku Incident. He managed to escape from the inn and now seeks revenge against Okita, using Kirie's desire for revenge to trick her into killing him.
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* ArcVillain: He is the villain of the Rokkaku arc.
* DirtyCoward: He only survived the Rokkaku Incident by hiding while the rest of the Sokai Faction were killed. When Okita starts fighting back, he panics and stays behind his men, letting them fight in his place. He even tries to use snipers to take him down from afar. When his remaining men are revealed to be Gintoki, Shinpachi and the Shinsengumi in disguise, he tries to run away in fear only to get cut down by Okita.
* TheRemnant: The Sokai Faction was almost wiped out in the Rokkaku Incident, but he survived and leads a revived Sokai Faction with more members to get revenge.
* {{Revenge}}: He wants revenge against Okita for killing his brother Koutatsu and almost destroying the Sokai Faction.
* SissyVillain: He is a male villain who wears lipstick, earrings and fabulous purple clothes.
* SmugSnake: He is very smug and overconfident in his plans of revenge. He panics very easily when Okita starts fighting back and kills several of his men.
[[/folder]]

!!Iga Ninja Clans

[[folder:Rappa Momochi]]
!!Rappa Momochi
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!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/RinaSato (JP), Creator/MarykeHendrikse (EN)

Head of the Momochi clan and one of three great leaders of the Iga ninja clans alongside Zenzo Hattori and Gaimon Fujibayashi.

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[[folder:Sotatsu Tendo]]
!!Sotatsu Tendo
[[folder:Archfiend Tapir]]
!!Archfiend Tapir
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/sotatsu_tendo.jpg]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/KatsuyukiKonishi

Leader of the revived Sokai Faction, a radical branch of the Anti-Foreigner Faction. He is the younger brother of the original Sokai Faction's leader, Koutatsu Tendo, who was killed at the Rokkaku Incident. He managed to escape from the inn and now seeks revenge against Okita, using Kirie's desire for revenge to trick her into killing him.
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* ArcVillain: He is the villain of the Rokkaku arc.
* DirtyCoward: He only survived the Rokkaku Incident by hiding while the rest of the Sokai Faction were killed. When Okita starts fighting back, he panics and stays behind his men, letting them fight in his place. He even tries to use snipers to take him down from afar. When his remaining men are revealed to be Gintoki, Shinpachi and the Shinsengumi in disguise, he tries to run away in fear only to get cut down by Okita.
* TheRemnant: The Sokai Faction was almost wiped out in the Rokkaku Incident, but he survived and leads a revived Sokai Faction with more members to get revenge.
* {{Revenge}}: He wants revenge against Okita for killing his brother Koutatsu and almost destroying the Sokai Faction.
* SissyVillain: He is a male villain who wears lipstick, earrings and fabulous purple clothes.
* SmugSnake: He is very smug and overconfident in his plans of revenge. He panics very easily when Okita starts fighting back and kills several of his men.
[[/folder]]

!!Iga Ninja Clans

[[folder:Rappa Momochi]]
!!Rappa Momochi
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/momochi_anime.
org/pmwiki/pub/images/archfiend_tapir.jpg]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/RinaSato (JP), Creator/MarykeHendrikse (EN)

Head
Creator/KiyoyukiYanada

The progenitor
of the Momochi clan Tapir virus that has infected Tama and one turned her into pixels. Because of three great leaders of how advanced Tama is, the Iga ninja clans alongside Zenzo Hattori and Gaimon Fujibayashi.Tapir virus has evolved to take physical form of an evil king in the RPG world inside Tama.



* ActionGirl: She's quite capable of taking direct action herself if she has to.
* FuumaShuriken: Her puppet can turn into a huge shuriken, which she controls with a large chain.
* NinjaMaid: Disguised as a maid that carts around the supposed Momochi, which is actually her puppet and also serves as a decoy.
* PeoplePuppets: Controls Gaimon's slain minions as a puppet army against the Yato and a decoy for her own ninjas.
* PuppetFighter: Fights using the puppet in the wheelchair she carts around. Said puppet is multi-purpose, armed with cannons and blades, but also quite capable of making tea or serving as a toilet.
* ReverseMole: Pretends to ally with Gaimon and the Kiheitai in order to [[spoiler:smuggle the shogun away to safety]], before betraying them.
* TheStoic: She's calm and reserved, with little deviation in facial expression.
* SwissArmyWeapon: Her puppet can be turned into and used as a WaveMotionGun, a FuumaShuriken, a drink dispenser... '''''and a toilet?!!'''''
* VariableLengthChain: Chains are among her puppet's arsenal, which she uses to catch and restrain her foes. When her puppet is in FuumaShuriken mode, she swings it around with the chain.
* WaveMotionGun: The puppet that she poses as herself has one built into it, which she blasts Gaimon with.
* WeaponAcrossTheShoulder: Rests her [[FuumaShuriken puppet-turned-shuriken]] across her right shoulder, despite the blades previously being sharp enough to cut several Yato in half.
* YouShallNotPass: Destroys the bridge the Yorozuya and the Shogun just crossed, while staying behind on the other side to face the Yato chasing after them. She is joined by Kondo and Hijkata however.

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* ActionGirl: She's quite capable ArcVillain: He is the main villain of taking direct action herself if the Tama Quest arc.
* BeamOWar: Engages in a battle of beams against Gintoki and the Leukocyte King. When Tapir appears to be winning, the Leukocyte King tanks it alone using his own life energy while Gintoki moves in to kill Archfiend Tapir.
* ComputerVirus: He ''is'' a virus, having infected Tama while
she has to.
* FuumaShuriken: Her puppet can turn
was the internet and turned her into a huge shuriken, pixels. Because of Tama's obsession with VideoGame/DragonQuest, he evolved into the physical form of an evil RPG king.
* EvilLaugh: When Tapir takes Tama's form, he mocks the Leukocyte King for being unable to attack him and then laughs evilly about it... before getting kicked in the face by Gintoki.
* EvilOverlord: He rules over the rest of the Tapir like an evil king from an RPG.
* GroinAttack: Hits Gintoki in the crotch with his beam,
which she controls with a large chain.
turns it into pixels. Poor guy.
* NinjaMaid: Disguised as a maid HornedHumanoid: He grows horns from his head after transforming.
* KamehameHadoken: Shoots dark beams from his hands
that carts around turns people into pixels.
* KeystoneArmy: All of
the supposed Momochi, which is actually her puppet and also serves as a decoy.
* PeoplePuppets: Controls Gaimon's slain
Tapir minions stop fighting after he dies, discarding their black bodysuits to wear white again as a puppet army against Leukocytes.
* LukeIAmYourFather: Tries to reveal himself as
the Yato and a decoy for her own ninjas.
* PuppetFighter: Fights using the puppet in the wheelchair she carts around. Said puppet is multi-purpose, armed with cannons and blades, but also quite capable of making tea or serving as a toilet.
* ReverseMole: Pretends
Leukocyte King's lost father Fortega, only to ally with Gaimon and the Kiheitai in order to [[spoiler:smuggle the shogun away to safety]], before betraying them.
* TheStoic: She's calm and reserved, with little deviation in facial expression.
* SwissArmyWeapon: Her puppet can
be turned into and used as a WaveMotionGun, a FuumaShuriken, a drink dispenser... '''''and a toilet?!!'''''
* VariableLengthChain: Chains are among her puppet's arsenal, which she uses to catch and restrain her foes. When her puppet is in FuumaShuriken mode, she swings it around with the chain.
* WaveMotionGun: The puppet that she poses as herself has one built into it, which she blasts Gaimon with.
* WeaponAcrossTheShoulder: Rests her [[FuumaShuriken puppet-turned-shuriken]] across her right shoulder, despite the blades previously being sharp enough to cut several Yato in half.
* YouShallNotPass: Destroys the bridge
interrupted by the Yorozuya and kicking him in the Shogun just crossed, while staying behind on the other side to face the Yato chasing and mocking him for using such a cliche.
* OneWingedAngel: After being plugged out of Tama's system, he reveals his true form, turning into a huge demonic man in a black bodysuit with wings, horns and a cape. He also fires beams capable of turning people into immobile pixels.
* PowerGivesYouWings: He gains demonic wings
after them. She is joined by Kondo revealing his true form.
* ShapeshifterGuiltTrip: Takes Tama's form, making the Leukocyte King unable to attack him, though Gintoki proceeds to ignore that
and Hijkata however.just kicks Tapir in the face. He also takes the form of the Leukocyte King's lost father Fortega, but with less success as the Yorozuya immediately pile on him.



[[folder:Gaimon Fujibayashi]]
!!Gaimon Fujibayashi
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!!!!!!Voiced by: Hiroshi Shirokuma

Head of the Fujibayashi clan and one of the three great leaders of the Iga ninja clans alongside Zenzo Hattori and Rappa Momochi.

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[[folder:Gaimon Fujibayashi]]
!!Gaimon Fujibayashi
!!Rokkaku Inn

[[folder:Kirie Rokkaku]]
!!Kirie Rokkaku
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/gaimon_fujibayashi.jpg]]
org/pmwiki/pub/images/rokkaku_kirie.jpg]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Hiroshi Shirokuma

Head
Creator/AkikoKimura

Daughter
of the Fujibayashi clan Rokkaku inn owner Muneharu, who was supposedly killed by Sougo Okita during the Rokkaku Incident. While she and one of her mother tried to run the three great leaders inn afterwards, they eventually lost ownership of it and her mother later died of exhaustion. Two years after the Iga ninja clans alongside Zenzo Hattori incident, she is informed by Sotatsu that Okita killed her father and Rappa Momochi.tries to assassinate him in broad daylight, but fails. She is later captured together with Kagura and Okita by Sotatsu and the Sokai Faction, but they manage to escape.



* AnArmAndALeg: Hijikata cuts off one of his leg in a surprise attack. He still attempts a shot at the Shogun despite it.
* BigOlEyebrows: They're massive and bushy.
* EvilOldFolks: An old man with little in the way of noble intentions.
* FastTunnelling: He only has his bare hands to dig with, yet is so fast at tunnelling he can appear in another location in ''seconds''.
* HiddenWeapons: Shoots a kunai out of his mouth at Momochi's puppet after he's been restrained by her chains.
* LargeAndInCharge: He's a huge yeti-like man who also leads one of the great Iga ninja clans.
* OhCrap: In addition to losing his leg, he's beyond shocked to learn that [[spoiler:the Shogun faked his death and is disguised among Momochiís ninjas.]]
* TheQuisling: Betrays Iga to let the Yato in and wreck havoc in the region, all for a chance to ally with them and earn a place in the new world after destroying the Bakufu.
* TunnelKing: A master of digging through the ground to reach and surprise his foes, even getting the drop at Kagura and almost getting a shot at the Shogun.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Loses his leg in the very same chapter he's introduced and is seemingly killed in the next.

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* AnArmAndALeg: Hijikata cuts off one of his leg AssassinOutclassin: She tries to assassinate Okita in a surprise attack. He still attempts a shot at the Shogun despite it.
* BigOlEyebrows: They're massive and bushy.
* EvilOldFolks: An old man
broad daylight with little in a sword when she bumps into him, but fails hilariously as she just stabs the way of noble intentions.
* FastTunnelling: He only has his bare hands to dig with, yet is so fast at tunnelling
tabasco he can appear in another location in ''seconds''.
* HiddenWeapons: Shoots a kunai out of his mouth at Momochi's puppet after he's been restrained by
was carrying while he smashes her chains.
* LargeAndInCharge: He's a huge yeti-like man who also leads one of the great Iga ninja clans.
* OhCrap: In addition to losing his leg, he's beyond shocked to learn that [[spoiler:the Shogun faked his death and is disguised among Momochiís ninjas.]]
* TheQuisling: Betrays Iga to let the Yato in and wreck havoc in the region, all for a chance to ally with them and earn a place in the new world after destroying the Bakufu.
* TunnelKing: A master of digging through
face into the ground with his ass.
* HappilyAdopted: She is revealed
to reach have been adopted by her relatives after the arc.
* LeeroyJenkins: She was supposed to be bait
and surprise his foes, even getting lure in Okita so the drop at Kagura and almost getting a shot at the Shogun.
Sokai Faction could kill him, but instead she tried to kill him herself.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Loses his leg in the very same chapter he's introduced and YouKilledMyFather: She is seemingly trying to kill Okita for killing her father Muneharu. It is later revealed that he was actually killed by Shinsengumi member Kamiyama in the next.self-defense.



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[[folder:Tsu Terakado]]
!!Tsu Terakado
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!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/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.

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!!Unsorted

[[folder:Tsu Terakado]]
!!Tsu Terakado
[[folder:Muneharu Rokkaku]]
!!Muneharu Rokkaku
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tsu_terakado_3977.png]]
org/pmwiki/pub/images/rokkaku_muneharu.jpg]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/MikakoTakahashi

A popular IdolSinger popularly called Otsu, who's sung multiple hit singles
Yasunobu Iwata

Father of Kirie and owner of the Rokkaku inn. He was killed during the Rokkaku Incident two years ago, presumably by Okita. He is revealed to have been an unwilling member of the Sokai Faction, as his wife and daughter were held as hostages. He was killed by Kamiyama during the incident while trying to stab him
with surprisingly foul lyrics ("Where the hell is your mother from?"). When she started her singing career on the streets, Shinpachi a dagger, believing it was the first to cheer her on, and he's continued doing so as the leader of her fan club ever since.only way he could save his family.



* AdaptationDyeJob: Since she rarely appears in the manga, not even colored pages, the cover of volume 51 suggests she is a brunette in the manga.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Her brain must be somewhere up there to mash up those song titles.
* TheDitz: Sweet, naive, pretty weird ideas.
* IdolSinger: A parody of the stereotypical idol singers, with hit singles such as "Where the hell is your mother from?!" and "Oh, if you don't shape up right now, I'm gonna tear that mole right off!"
* InSeriesNickname: She is mostly known by her fans as "Otsu".
* LadySwearsalot: So they have to censor her songs. It's unknown if it's a joke or that they generally shouldn't broadcast it in real life or print it.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: The one time she drops her PerpetualSmiler schtick is when she couldn't come up with lyrics for her next hit single. Her mom and manager were quite unnerved by [[TheDreaded her change in personality]].
* PerpetualSmiler: Probably as part of her image, she's always seen happy and smiling.
* 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: She has purple hair in the anime.
* ZettaiRyouiki: She wears long socks that reach up to below her short skirt.

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* AdaptationDyeJob: Since she rarely appears in the manga, not even colored pages, the cover of volume 51 suggests she AwfulTruth: The reason Okita claims to have killed him is a brunette in the manga.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Her brain must be somewhere up there
to mash up those song titles.
* TheDitz: Sweet, naive, pretty weird ideas.
* IdolSinger: A parody of the stereotypical idol singers,
prevent his daughter Kirie from learning that Muneharu was killed by Kamiyama when he tried to stab him with hit singles such as "Where the hell is your mother from?!" and "Oh, if you don't shape up right now, I'm gonna tear that mole right off!"
a dagger.
* InSeriesNickname: She is mostly known by her fans as "Otsu".
* LadySwearsalot: So they have to censor her songs.
TheDogShotFirst: It's unknown if it's a joke or initially believed that they generally shouldn't broadcast it in real life or print it.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: The one time she drops her PerpetualSmiler schtick is when she couldn't come up with lyrics for her next hit single. Her mom and manager were quite unnerved
he was killed by [[TheDreaded her change in personality]].
* PerpetualSmiler: Probably as part of her image, she's always seen happy and smiling.
* 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: She has purple hair
getting caught in the anime.
* ZettaiRyouiki: She wears long socks that reach up
crossfire between the Shinsengumi and Sokai Faction's fight, but he actually survived it and was only killed when he tried to below her short skirt.stab Kamiyama with a dagger.
* IHaveYourWife: The Sokai faction held his wife and child hostage, forcing him to work with them and allowing them to use his inn as a hiding place. He only tried to kill Kamiyama to save them.
* PosthumousCharacter: He was killed two years ago and is only seen in flashbacks.



[[folder:Mitsuba Okita]]
!!Mitsuba Okita
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!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/SumiShimamoto (JP), Creator/ShelleyCaleneBlack (EN, movie)

Sogo's older sister, who raised him after their parents died. She and Hijikata fell in love with each other, but Hijikata rejected her because he believed his dangerous lifestyle would end up leaving her alone and unhappy. She comes to Edo together with her fiancé Toma Kuraba and takes the opportunity to meet with the Shinsengumi.

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[[folder:Mitsuba Okita]]
!!Mitsuba Okita
[[folder:Sotatsu Tendo]]
!!Sotatsu Tendo
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mitsuba_okita_8706.png]]
org/pmwiki/pub/images/sotatsu_tendo.jpg]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/SumiShimamoto Creator/KatsuyukiKonishi

Leader of the revived Sokai Faction, a radical branch of the Anti-Foreigner Faction. He is the younger brother of the original Sokai Faction's leader, Koutatsu Tendo, who was killed at the Rokkaku Incident. He managed to escape from the inn and now seeks revenge against Okita, using Kirie's desire for revenge to trick her into killing him.
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* ArcVillain: He is the villain of the Rokkaku arc.
* DirtyCoward: He only survived the Rokkaku Incident by hiding while the rest of the Sokai Faction were killed. When Okita starts fighting back, he panics and stays behind his men, letting them fight in his place. He even tries to use snipers to take him down from afar. When his remaining men are revealed to be Gintoki, Shinpachi and the Shinsengumi in disguise, he tries to run away in fear only to get cut down by Okita.
* TheRemnant: The Sokai Faction was almost wiped out in the Rokkaku Incident, but he survived and leads a revived Sokai Faction with more members to get revenge.
* {{Revenge}}: He wants revenge against Okita for killing his brother Koutatsu and almost destroying the Sokai Faction.
* SissyVillain: He is a male villain who wears lipstick, earrings and fabulous purple clothes.
* SmugSnake: He is very smug and overconfident in his plans of revenge. He panics very easily when Okita starts fighting back and kills several of his men.
[[/folder]]

!!Iga Ninja Clans

[[folder:Rappa Momochi]]
!!Rappa Momochi
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/momochi_anime.jpg]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/RinaSato
(JP), Creator/ShelleyCaleneBlack (EN, movie)

Sogo's older sister, who raised him after their parents died. She
Creator/MarykeHendrikse (EN)

Head of the Momochi clan
and Hijikata fell in love with each other, but Hijikata rejected her because he believed his dangerous lifestyle would end up leaving her alone one of three great leaders of the Iga ninja clans alongside Zenzo Hattori and unhappy. She comes to Edo together with her fiancé Toma Kuraba and takes the opportunity to meet with the Shinsengumi.Gaimon Fujibayashi.



* BlazingInfernoHellfireSauce: She puts tabasco on everything and will gladly force others to eat it too.
* TheGadfly: She might not be sadistic like Sougo, but she also enjoys trolling others. For example, forcing Gintoki to eat a tabasco covered parfait by pretending to spit out blood when he refuses. After he eats it and [[FireBreathingDiner spits out fire]], she reveals to be an act.
* TheHeart: Of the Shinsengumi.
* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Her historical counterpart is [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okita_Mitsu Okita Mitsu]], who was also Okita Souji's sister. Historically however it was Souji (Sougo) who died from tuberculosis, not her.
* IllGirl: Suffers from a disease that keeps her bedridden most of the time.
* IncurableCoughOfDeath: She often coughs up blood whenever put into stressful situations.
* PeacefulInDeath: She eventually dies peacefully with her beloved younger brother at her side.
* PromotionToParent: Had to raise Sogo when their parents died. He's as a result completely devoted to her.
* SiblingYinYang: She is as considerate and gentle as Sougo is unkind and obnoxious.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Fell in love with Hijikata who didn't dare to love her back, even though he did.
* SoProudOfYou: Tells Sogo this with her last breath.
* SoapOperaDisease: Averted, they directly state it's tuberculosis, which is why it's such a huge deal that she escaped from hospital.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Tabasco and spicy food.
* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: Kind-hearted and loved by all, she inevitably ends up dying in the hospital.
* YamatoNadeshiko: Kind-hearted, devoted and loyal to a fault.

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* BlazingInfernoHellfireSauce: She puts tabasco on everything and will gladly force others to eat it too.
* TheGadfly: She might not be sadistic like Sougo, but
ActionGirl: She's quite capable of taking direct action herself if she also enjoys trolling others. For example, forcing Gintoki to eat has to.
* FuumaShuriken: Her puppet can turn into
a tabasco covered parfait by pretending to spit out blood when he refuses. After he eats it and [[FireBreathingDiner spits out fire]], huge shuriken, which she reveals to be an act.
controls with a large chain.
* TheHeart: Of the Shinsengumi.
* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Her historical counterpart is [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okita_Mitsu Okita Mitsu]], who was also Okita Souji's sister. Historically however it was Souji (Sougo) who died from tuberculosis, not her.
* IllGirl: Suffers from
NinjaMaid: Disguised as a disease maid that keeps her bedridden most of carts around the time.
* IncurableCoughOfDeath: She often coughs up blood whenever put into stressful situations.
* PeacefulInDeath: She eventually dies peacefully with her beloved younger brother at her side.
* PromotionToParent: Had to raise Sogo when their parents died. He's as a result completely devoted to her.
* SiblingYinYang: She is as considerate and gentle as Sougo is unkind and obnoxious.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Fell in love with Hijikata who didn't dare to love her back, even though he did.
* SoProudOfYou: Tells Sogo this with her last breath.
* SoapOperaDisease: Averted, they directly state it's tuberculosis,
supposed Momochi, which is why it's such actually her puppet and also serves as a huge deal decoy.
* PeoplePuppets: Controls Gaimon's slain minions as a puppet army against the Yato and a decoy for her own ninjas.
* PuppetFighter: Fights using the puppet in the wheelchair she carts around. Said puppet is multi-purpose, armed with cannons and blades, but also quite capable of making tea or serving as a toilet.
* ReverseMole: Pretends to ally with Gaimon and the Kiheitai in order to [[spoiler:smuggle the shogun away to safety]], before betraying them.
* TheStoic: She's calm and reserved, with little deviation in facial expression.
* SwissArmyWeapon: Her puppet can be turned into and used as a WaveMotionGun, a FuumaShuriken, a drink dispenser... '''''and a toilet?!!'''''
* VariableLengthChain: Chains are among her puppet's arsenal, which she uses to catch and restrain her foes. When her puppet is in FuumaShuriken mode, she swings it around with the chain.
* WaveMotionGun: The puppet
that she escaped from hospital.
poses as herself has one built into it, which she blasts Gaimon with.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Tabasco WeaponAcrossTheShoulder: Rests her [[FuumaShuriken puppet-turned-shuriken]] across her right shoulder, despite the blades previously being sharp enough to cut several Yato in half.
* YouShallNotPass: Destroys the bridge the Yorozuya
and spicy food.
* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: Kind-hearted
the Shogun just crossed, while staying behind on the other side to face the Yato chasing after them. She is joined by Kondo and loved by all, she inevitably ends up dying in the hospital.
* YamatoNadeshiko: Kind-hearted, devoted and loyal to a fault.
Hijkata however.



[[folder:Toma Kuraba]]
!!Toma Kuraba
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/toma_kuraba.jpg]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/JojiNakata

Mitsuba's fiancé, a rich merchant who runs the trading company Tenkaiya. While he is kind to Mitsuba, he actually doesn't love her and is only trying to marry her to keep the Shinsengumi away from his business. He is secretly a black market dealer who sells weapons to the Anti-Foreigner Faction.

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[[folder:Toma Kuraba]]
!!Toma Kuraba
[[folder:Gaimon Fujibayashi]]
!!Gaimon Fujibayashi
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/toma_kuraba.org/pmwiki/pub/images/gaimon_fujibayashi.jpg]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/JojiNakata

Mitsuba's fiancé, a rich merchant who runs
Hiroshi Shirokuma

Head of
the trading company Tenkaiya. While he is kind to Mitsuba, he actually doesn't love her Fujibayashi clan and is only trying to marry her to keep one of the Shinsengumi away from his business. He is secretly a black market dealer who sells weapons to three great leaders of the Anti-Foreigner Faction.Iga ninja clans alongside Zenzo Hattori and Rappa Momochi.



* ArmsDealer: He provides weapons to the Anti-Foreigner Faction through the black market.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Despite being kind towards Mitsuba, he actually doesn't care one bit about her except for her use as a tool in keeping the Shinsengumi away from him.
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: He is right in the middle of the car when Okita cuts it in half vertically, before it then explodes.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Immediately after telling his driver to go to the hospital so he can take Mitsuba hostage, he is stabbed in the shoulder by Hijikata and then shortly after cut in half with his car by Okita.
* NonActionGuy: He is a merchant, not a warrior, so he leaves all the fighting to his minions.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: He is marrying Mitsuba solely to get connected to the Shinsengumi, so they won't interfere in his business.

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* ArmsDealer: AnArmAndALeg: Hijikata cuts off one of his leg in a surprise attack. He provides weapons to still attempts a shot at the Anti-Foreigner Faction Shogun despite it.
* BigOlEyebrows: They're massive and bushy.
* EvilOldFolks: An old man with little in the way of noble intentions.
* FastTunnelling: He only has his bare hands to dig with, yet is so fast at tunnelling he can appear in another location in ''seconds''.
* HiddenWeapons: Shoots a kunai out of his mouth at Momochi's puppet after he's been restrained by her chains.
* LargeAndInCharge: He's a huge yeti-like man who also leads one of the great Iga ninja clans.
* OhCrap: In addition to losing his leg, he's beyond shocked to learn that [[spoiler:the Shogun faked his death and is disguised among Momochiís ninjas.]]
* TheQuisling: Betrays Iga to let the Yato in and wreck havoc in the region, all for a chance to ally with them and earn a place in the new world after destroying the Bakufu.
* TunnelKing: A master of digging
through the black market.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Despite being kind towards Mitsuba, he actually doesn't care one bit about her except for her use as a tool in keeping
ground to reach and surprise his foes, even getting the Shinsengumi away from him.
drop at Kagura and almost getting a shot at the Shogun.
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: He is right WeHardlyKnewYe: Loses his leg in the middle of the car when Okita cuts it in half vertically, before it then explodes.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Immediately after telling his driver to go to the hospital so he can take Mitsuba hostage, he
very same chapter he's introduced and is stabbed seemingly killed in the shoulder by Hijikata and then shortly after cut in half with his car by Okita.
* NonActionGuy: He is a merchant, not a warrior, so he leaves all the fighting to his minions.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: He is marrying Mitsuba solely to get connected to the Shinsengumi, so they won't interfere in his business.
next.



[[folder:Kimiko]]
!!Kimiko
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kimiko.jpg]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Touko Aoyama

Kimiko is the rich daughter of a Tokugawa retainer and a user of the drug Paradise, which is supplied by the Harusame. When she goes missing, the Yorozuya are hired by her father to bring her home. The Yorozuya's search for her leads them into conflict with the Harusame. After being saved by Gintoki, she later hires them to help out her boyfriend Tasuke escape from criminals. Despite throwing her under the bus to save his own skin, she still forgives him. According to Sorachi, she later breaks up with her boyfriend.

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[[folder:Kimiko]]
!!Kimiko
!!Unsorted

[[folder:Tsu Terakado]]
!!Tsu Terakado
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kimiko.jpg]]
org/pmwiki/pub/images/tsu_terakado_3977.png]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Touko Aoyama

Kimiko is
Creator/MikakoTakahashi

A popular IdolSinger popularly called Otsu, who's sung multiple hit singles with surprisingly foul lyrics ("Where
the rich daughter of a Tokugawa retainer and a user of the drug Paradise, which hell is supplied by the Harusame. your mother from?"). When she goes missing, started her singing career on the Yorozuya are hired by streets, Shinpachi was the first to cheer her father to bring on, and he's continued doing so as the leader of her home. The Yorozuya's search for her leads them into conflict with the Harusame. After being saved by Gintoki, she later hires them to help out her boyfriend Tasuke escape from criminals. Despite throwing her under the bus to save his own skin, she still forgives him. According to Sorachi, she later breaks up with her boyfriend.fan club ever since.



* AccidentalMisnaming: She is almost always called "Hamko" by people, since her size and appearance reminds people of pigs.
* ButtMonkey: She only barely appears in the earlier parts of the series, but when she does appear she is made fun of by everyone and mistaken for pigs. Her boyfriend also throws her under the bus to save his own skin.
* DarkSkinnedBlonde: She is tanned and blonde, likely modeled after the ganguro fashion.
* FantasticDrug: She is addicted to the alien drug Paradise, which almost kills her from overuse. After she is saved from the Harusame, she gets off the drug and goes back to normal.
* FatGirl: Her most notable trait is that she's fat, which she is made fun of for whenever she appears. One of Sorachi's answers in the volumes reveal she later lost weight, but is still ugly.
* {{Gonk}}: As if being fat wasn't enough, she doesn't exactly have a pretty face.

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* AccidentalMisnaming: She is almost always called "Hamko" by people, since her size and appearance reminds people of pigs.
* ButtMonkey: She only barely
AdaptationDyeJob: Since she rarely appears in the earlier parts manga, not even colored pages, the cover of volume 51 suggests she is a brunette in the manga.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Her brain must be somewhere up there to mash up those song titles.
* TheDitz: Sweet, naive, pretty weird ideas.
* IdolSinger: A parody
of the series, but stereotypical idol singers, with hit singles such as "Where the hell is your mother from?!" and "Oh, if you don't shape up right now, I'm gonna tear that mole right off!"
* InSeriesNickname: She is mostly known by her fans as "Otsu".
* LadySwearsalot: So they have to censor her songs. It's unknown if it's a joke or that they generally shouldn't broadcast it in real life or print it.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: The one time she drops her PerpetualSmiler schtick is
when she does appear she is made fun of by everyone couldn't come up with lyrics for her next hit single. Her mom and mistaken for pigs. Her boyfriend also throws manager were quite unnerved by [[TheDreaded her under the bus to save his own skin.
change in personality]].
* DarkSkinnedBlonde: She is tanned and blonde, likely modeled after the ganguro fashion.
* FantasticDrug: She is addicted to the alien drug Paradise, which almost kills
PerpetualSmiler: Probably as part of her from overuse. After she is saved from the Harusame, she gets off the drug and goes back to normal.
* FatGirl: Her most notable trait is that
image, she's fat, which she is made fun always seen happy and smiling.
* VerbalTic: She's fond
of for whenever she appears. One making words out of Sorachi's answers the last character of each sentence.
* WordSaladLyrics: Her lyrics are all a random assembly of threats and insults.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: She has purple hair
in the volumes reveal she later lost weight, but is still ugly.
anime.
* {{Gonk}}: As if being fat wasn't enough, she doesn't exactly have a pretty face.ZettaiRyouiki: She wears long socks that reach up to below her short skirt.



[[folder:Doushin]]
!!Doushin
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kidomaru_4.jpg]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/JojiNakata

Going under the name of Kidomaru and wearing a demon's mask, Doushin is the champion of the Rengokukan fighting arena, which is run by the Tendoshu. He used to be a hired killer and was scheduled for execution, but the organisers of the Rengokukan freed him in exchange for fighting in the arena. Outside of the arena, he lives in a run-down temple with his many adopted children. When the Yorozuya come knocking by, he is convinced to stop killing and flee Edo with his children, but is killed in the process by his replacement, the Dakini Onijishi. His children then convince the Yorozuya to destroy the Rengokukan arena, avenging his death.

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[[folder:Doushin]]
!!Doushin
[[folder:Mitsuba Okita]]
!!Mitsuba Okita
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kidomaru_4.jpg]]
org/pmwiki/pub/images/mitsuba_okita_8706.png]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/JojiNakata

Going under the name of Kidomaru
Creator/SumiShimamoto (JP), Creator/ShelleyCaleneBlack (EN, movie)

Sogo's older sister, who raised him after their parents died. She
and wearing a demon's mask, Doushin is the champion of the Rengokukan fighting arena, which is run by the Tendoshu. He used to be a hired killer and was scheduled for execution, but the organisers of the Rengokukan freed him Hijikata fell in exchange for fighting in the arena. Outside of the arena, he lives in a run-down temple love with each other, but Hijikata rejected her because he believed his many adopted children. When the Yorozuya come knocking by, he is convinced to stop killing dangerous lifestyle would end up leaving her alone and flee unhappy. She comes to Edo together with his children, but is killed in her fiancé Toma Kuraba and takes the process by his replacement, opportunity to meet with the Dakini Onijishi. His children then convince the Yorozuya to destroy the Rengokukan arena, avenging his death.Shinsengumi.



* TheAtoner: He intially saw adopting orphaned children as a way of atonement, but he later began to love them. In order to then atone for killing people in the arena, he tries to flee Edo and raise them elsewhere, but is killed before they get far.
* CarryABigStick: In the arena he wields a large studded club, known as a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kanab%C5%8D kanabo]], which is a weapon heavily associated with the demonic {{Oni}}.
* CoolMask: Wields a red demonic mask in the arena in his guise as Kidomaru, making him look like the Oni of Japanese mythology.
* GoodParents: He loves all of his many adopted children and Gintoki outright calls him a good father.
* InTheBack: Onijishi kills him by stabbing a spear into his back.
* {{Oni}}: His Kidomaru persona is themed after the demonic Oni of Japanese mythology, wearing a red demonic mask and using a club heavily associated with the Oni. He also repeatedly refers to himself as an Oni.

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* TheAtoner: He intially saw adopting orphaned children as a way of atonement, BlazingInfernoHellfireSauce: She puts tabasco on everything and will gladly force others to eat it too.
* TheGadfly: She might not be sadistic like Sougo,
but she also enjoys trolling others. For example, forcing Gintoki to eat a tabasco covered parfait by pretending to spit out blood when he later began refuses. After he eats it and [[FireBreathingDiner spits out fire]], she reveals to love them. In order to then atone for killing people in be an act.
* TheHeart: Of
the arena, he tries to flee Edo and raise them elsewhere, but Shinsengumi.
* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Her historical counterpart
is killed before they get far.
* CarryABigStick: In the arena he wields a large studded club, known as a
[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kanab%C5%8D kanabo]], org/wiki/Okita_Mitsu Okita Mitsu]], who was also Okita Souji's sister. Historically however it was Souji (Sougo) who died from tuberculosis, not her.
* IllGirl: Suffers from a disease that keeps her bedridden most of the time.
* IncurableCoughOfDeath: She often coughs up blood whenever put into stressful situations.
* PeacefulInDeath: She eventually dies peacefully with her beloved younger brother at her side.
* PromotionToParent: Had to raise Sogo when their parents died. He's as a result completely devoted to her.
* SiblingYinYang: She is as considerate and gentle as Sougo is unkind and obnoxious.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Fell in love with Hijikata who didn't dare to love her back, even though he did.
* SoProudOfYou: Tells Sogo this with her last breath.
* SoapOperaDisease: Averted, they directly state it's tuberculosis,
which is why it's such a weapon heavily associated with the demonic {{Oni}}.
huge deal that she escaped from hospital.
* CoolMask: Wields a red demonic mask TrademarkFavoriteFood: Tabasco and spicy food.
* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: Kind-hearted and loved by all, she inevitably ends up dying
in the arena in his guise as Kidomaru, making him look like the Oni of Japanese mythology.
hospital.
* GoodParents: He loves all of his many adopted children YamatoNadeshiko: Kind-hearted, devoted and Gintoki outright calls him a good father.
* InTheBack: Onijishi kills him by stabbing a spear into his back.
* {{Oni}}: His Kidomaru persona is themed after the demonic Oni of Japanese mythology, wearing a red demonic mask and using a club heavily associated with the Oni. He also repeatedly refers
loyal to himself as an Oni.a fault.



[[folder:No.502]]
!!No. 502 / Ryuzan Hayashi
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/number_502_2446.png]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/HiroshiKamiya

The last android built by Professor Ryuzan Hayashi, who also built Tama, before his death. He initially works under Professor Meguro after Ryuzan's death, but quickly betrays him to fulfill his own plans. It is quickly revealed that Ryuzan transferred his personality data and memories over to this android, essentially making him the Professor.

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[[folder:No.502]]
!!No. 502 / Ryuzan Hayashi
[[folder:Toma Kuraba]]
!!Toma Kuraba
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/number_502_2446.png]]
org/pmwiki/pub/images/toma_kuraba.jpg]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/HiroshiKamiya

The last android built by Professor Ryuzan Hayashi,
Creator/JojiNakata

Mitsuba's fiancé, a rich merchant
who also built Tama, before runs the trading company Tenkaiya. While he is kind to Mitsuba, he actually doesn't love her and is only trying to marry her to keep the Shinsengumi away from his death. business. He initially works under Professor Meguro after Ryuzan's death, but quickly betrays him is secretly a black market dealer who sells weapons to fulfill his own plans. It is quickly revealed that Ryuzan transferred his personality data and memories over to this android, essentially making him the Professor.Anti-Foreigner Faction.



* ArcVillain: Of the Fuyo arc.
* ArtificialHuman: The last of Professor Hayashi's androids.
* BadassLongcoat: Sports a red one after betraying [[BigBadWannabe Meguro]].
* DoNotAdjustYourSet: After causing a power outage in Edo, he appears on all television screens to announce that the robots are taking over the city and that they will kill Shinpachi if they don't get Tama's data back.
* TheDragon: Initially looks to be Professor Meguro's right-hand man, but very quickly takes over the ArcVillain role after betraying him.
* FakingTheDead: Meguro thought he had killed Ryuzan, but he had already transferred himself into his new android body. He simply got up after the attempt and then used the news of his death to his advantage.
* FromASingleCell: A variation. He claims that as long as his central processor is intact his body will repair itself and that said processor is tinier than a single micron. Gintoki gets through this by shoving him in the way of the beam of energy under the Terminal.
* HealingFactor: His body will always repair itself so long as his central processor is safe.
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: Sort of. As a human Ryuzan Hayashi was desperate to avoid loneliness, causing him to create androids as company for both himself and his sick daughter. Unfortunately he ended up killing her when he tried to transfer her personality data over into Tama.
* KickTheDog: Similar to how the defective androids were recalled and then crushed, he orders the employees of the Hayashi Research Institute to be crushed to death.
* PleaseDontLeaveMe: Screams out for Tama to not leave him before he is completely destroyed by the energy under the Terminal.
* TheStarscream: Betrays his apparent master Meguro and takes over in his stead.
* TheStoic: He is calm and shows little in the way of emotions, which is more than justified by being an android.
* WaistcoatOfStyle: Initially wears a black waistcoat over a white shirt and later adds a red longcoat on top of it after betraying his master.

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* ArcVillain: Of ArmsDealer: He provides weapons to the Fuyo arc.
Anti-Foreigner Faction through the black market.
* ArtificialHuman: The last of Professor Hayashi's androids.
* BadassLongcoat: Sports a red
BitchInSheepsClothing: Despite being kind towards Mitsuba, he actually doesn't care one after betraying [[BigBadWannabe Meguro]].
* DoNotAdjustYourSet: After causing
bit about her except for her use as a power outage tool in Edo, he appears on all television screens to announce that keeping the robots are taking over the city and that they will kill Shinpachi if they don't get Tama's data back.
* TheDragon: Initially looks to be Professor Meguro's right-hand man, but very quickly takes over the ArcVillain role after betraying
Shinsengumi away from him.
* FakingTheDead: Meguro thought he had killed Ryuzan, but he had already transferred himself into his new android body. HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: He simply got up is right in the middle of the car when Okita cuts it in half vertically, before it then explodes.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Immediately
after telling his driver to go to the attempt hospital so he can take Mitsuba hostage, he is stabbed in the shoulder by Hijikata and then used shortly after cut in half with his car by Okita.
* NonActionGuy: He is a merchant, not a warrior, so he leaves all
the news of his death fighting to his advantage.
minions.
* FromASingleCell: A variation. ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: He claims that as long as his central processor is intact his body will repair itself and that said processor is tinier than a single micron. Gintoki gets through this by shoving him in marrying Mitsuba solely to get connected to the way of the beam of energy under the Terminal.
* HealingFactor: His body will always repair itself
Shinsengumi, so long as his central processor is safe.
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: Sort of. As a human Ryuzan Hayashi was desperate to avoid loneliness, causing him to create androids as company for both himself and his sick daughter. Unfortunately he ended up killing her when he tried to transfer her personality data over into Tama.
* KickTheDog: Similar to how the defective androids were recalled and then crushed, he orders the employees of the Hayashi Research Institute to be crushed to death.
* PleaseDontLeaveMe: Screams out for Tama to not leave him before he is completely destroyed by the energy under the Terminal.
* TheStarscream: Betrays his apparent master Meguro and takes over
they won't interfere in his stead.
* TheStoic: He is calm and shows little in the way of emotions, which is more than justified by being an android.
* WaistcoatOfStyle: Initially wears a black waistcoat over a white shirt and later adds a red longcoat on top of it after betraying his master.
business.



[[folder:Meguro]]
!!Professor Meguro
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/professor_meguro.jpg]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Atsushi Ono

Vice-Director at the Hayashi Research Institute. He murdered Professor Ryuzan Hayashi to get control of the institute. He sends the androids on the hunt for the missing Tama to obtain the "Seed" that she contains, so he can continue Ryuzan's Project Fuyo in his own name. After obtaining Tama's head, he recalls all the androids to be destroyed after their rampage. He is then killed by the android No. 502, whom Ryuzan Hayashi transferred his own personality data and memories to.
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* AGodAmI: Dreams of becoming equal to a god by creating human beings, more specifically androids with human souls and emotions.
* BeardOfEvil: Meguro's beard helps make him look very villainous right from the get-go.
* FrameUp: He frames Tama for murdering Ryuzan Hayashi.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: No. 502 kills him by piercing his chest with his arm, shown in the manga but off-screen in the anime.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Immediately after it's revealed he murdered Ryuzan Hayashi to get control of the research institute, he is betrayed and killed by the android No. 502, whom Hayashi transferred his personality data into.
* NonActionGuy: He doesn't fight himself, leaving it to his army of android maids.
* SmugSnake: He is arrogant and assured of his own importance, despite having murdered his way to control of the Research Institute. While gloating about becoming equal to a god, he is killed by No. 502, who uses the situation he created to his advantage.
* TheStarscream: He betrayed and murdered Ryuzan Hayashi to gain control of the Hayashi Research Institute.

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[[folder:Meguro]]
!!Professor Meguro
[[folder:Kimiko]]
!!Kimiko
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/professor_meguro.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kimiko.jpg]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Atsushi Ono

Vice-Director at
Touko Aoyama

Kimiko is
the Hayashi Research Institute. He murdered Professor Ryuzan Hayashi to get control rich daughter of a Tokugawa retainer and a user of the institute. He sends drug Paradise, which is supplied by the androids on Harusame. When she goes missing, the hunt Yorozuya are hired by her father to bring her home. The Yorozuya's search for her leads them into conflict with the missing Tama Harusame. After being saved by Gintoki, she later hires them to obtain help out her boyfriend Tasuke escape from criminals. Despite throwing her under the "Seed" that she contains, so he can continue Ryuzan's Project Fuyo in bus to save his own name. After obtaining Tama's head, he recalls all skin, she still forgives him. According to Sorachi, she later breaks up with her boyfriend.
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* AccidentalMisnaming: She is almost always called "Hamko" by people, since her size and appearance reminds people of pigs.
* ButtMonkey: She only barely appears in
the androids to be destroyed after their rampage. He is then killed by earlier parts of the android No. 502, whom Ryuzan Hayashi transferred series, but when she does appear she is made fun of by everyone and mistaken for pigs. Her boyfriend also throws her under the bus to save his own personality data skin.
* DarkSkinnedBlonde: She is tanned
and memories to.
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blonde, likely modeled after the ganguro fashion.
* AGodAmI: Dreams of becoming equal FantasticDrug: She is addicted to a god by creating human beings, more specifically androids with human souls and emotions.
* BeardOfEvil: Meguro's beard helps make him look very villainous right
the alien drug Paradise, which almost kills her from overuse. After she is saved from the get-go.
Harusame, she gets off the drug and goes back to normal.
* FrameUp: He frames Tama FatGirl: Her most notable trait is that she's fat, which she is made fun of for murdering Ryuzan Hayashi.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: No. 502 kills him by piercing his chest with his arm, shown
whenever she appears. One of Sorachi's answers in the manga volumes reveal she later lost weight, but off-screen in the anime.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Immediately after it's revealed he murdered Ryuzan Hayashi to get control of the research institute, he
is betrayed and killed by the android No. 502, whom Hayashi transferred his personality data into.
still ugly.
* NonActionGuy: He {{Gonk}}: As if being fat wasn't enough, she doesn't fight himself, leaving it to his army of android maids.
* SmugSnake: He is arrogant and assured of his own importance, despite having murdered his way to control of the Research Institute. While gloating about becoming equal to
exactly have a god, he is killed by No. 502, who uses the situation he created to his advantage.
* TheStarscream: He betrayed and murdered Ryuzan Hayashi to gain control of the Hayashi Research Institute.
pretty face.



[[folder:Taka-tin]]
!!Taka-tin
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!!!!!!Voiced by: Shigeo Kiyama

A muscular foreigner hired by Gintoki to stand in for the injured Taka-chin in the Otsu fanclub competition.

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[[folder:Taka-tin]]
!!Taka-tin
[[folder:Doushin]]
!!Doushin
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!!!!!!Voiced by: Shigeo Kiyama

A muscular foreigner
Creator/JojiNakata

Going under the name of Kidomaru and wearing a demon's mask, Doushin is the champion of the Rengokukan fighting arena, which is run by the Tendoshu. He used to be a
hired by Gintoki to stand in killer and was scheduled for execution, but the injured Taka-chin organisers of the Rengokukan freed him in exchange for fighting in the Otsu fanclub competition.arena. Outside of the arena, he lives in a run-down temple with his many adopted children. When the Yorozuya come knocking by, he is convinced to stop killing and flee Edo with his children, but is killed in the process by his replacement, the Dakini Onijishi. His children then convince the Yorozuya to destroy the Rengokukan arena, avenging his death.



* BarbieDollAnatomy: Averted in a specific area: Taka-tin is the only character who is actually drawn with visible nipples.
* CarpetOfVirility: Taka-tin has some of the only chest-hair in the series and is very muscular.
* CoolShades: Always wears his sunglasses and never takes them off.
* DualWielding: Wields a pair of French bread as weapons as he destroys the bridge that Hijikata's otaku minions are occupying.
* EdibleBludgeon: Again, he uses French bread as ''weapons''.
* GratuitousEnglish: Since he is not from Japan, he often speaks a bunch of phrases in English such as "time is money".
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: He heavily resembles Wrestling/HulkHogan in appearance.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Like Taka-chin whom he is a substitute for, he is only ever called Taka-tin. We never learn his real name.
* PhenotypeStereotype: As the only prominent foreigner in the series who is not an Amanto, Taka-tin is of course both blond and presumably blue-eyed (from what little we see of his eyes).
* PottyFailure: During the quiz part of the competition, he keeps trying to get permission to go to the toilet but somehow gets every question correct before anybody has a chance to hear it. It ends with him crapping his underwear and asking if he can go and change it.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: He loves French bread and is always seen eating a loaf.

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* BarbieDollAnatomy: Averted in TheAtoner: He intially saw adopting orphaned children as a specific area: Taka-tin is the only character who is actually drawn with visible nipples.
* CarpetOfVirility: Taka-tin has some
way of the only chest-hair atonement, but he later began to love them. In order to then atone for killing people in the series arena, he tries to flee Edo and is very muscular.
* CoolShades: Always wears his sunglasses and never takes
raise them off.
elsewhere, but is killed before they get far.
* DualWielding: CarryABigStick: In the arena he wields a large studded club, known as a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kanab%C5%8D kanabo]], which is a weapon heavily associated with the demonic {{Oni}}.
* CoolMask:
Wields a pair of French bread as weapons as he destroys the bridge that Hijikata's otaku minions are occupying.
* EdibleBludgeon: Again, he uses French bread as ''weapons''.
* GratuitousEnglish: Since he is not from Japan, he often speaks a bunch of phrases in English such as "time is money".
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: He heavily resembles Wrestling/HulkHogan in appearance.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Like Taka-chin whom he is a substitute for, he is only ever called Taka-tin. We never learn his real name.
* PhenotypeStereotype: As the only prominent foreigner
red demonic mask in the series who is not an Amanto, Taka-tin is of course both blond and presumably blue-eyed (from what little we see of arena in his eyes).
* PottyFailure: During
guise as Kidomaru, making him look like the quiz part Oni of the competition, he keeps trying to get permission to go to the toilet but somehow gets every question correct before anybody has a chance to hear it. It ends with him crapping his underwear and asking if he can go and change it.
Japanese mythology.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: GoodParents: He loves French bread all of his many adopted children and Gintoki outright calls him a good father.
* InTheBack: Onijishi kills him by stabbing a spear into his back.
* {{Oni}}: His Kidomaru persona
is always seen eating themed after the demonic Oni of Japanese mythology, wearing a loaf.red demonic mask and using a club heavily associated with the Oni. He also repeatedly refers to himself as an Oni.



[[folder:Kozo Etekichi]]
!!Kozo Etekichi
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!!!!!!Voiced by: Akihiko Ishizumi

A famous thief, known for stealing from criminal organisations and exposing their crimes, while the money is used to buy bananas to the poor. While he had seemingly retired for a while, he returns for a time in order to find a successor and sets his eyes on Kondo.

As it turns out, the two already share history: The famous thief was once the chief priest of a shrine dedicated to the monkey god Sarugami. For a time, Kondo attended the temple school where he taught, going from a troublemaker and a thief to a diligent and kind boy. The shrine was burned down in an incident with loan sharks and since then, Kondo never returned and the chief priest turned into the thief Kozo Etekichi.

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!!Kozo Etekichi
[[folder:No.502]]
!!No. 502 / Ryuzan Hayashi
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!!!!!!Voiced by: Akihiko Ishizumi

A famous thief, known for stealing from criminal organisations
Creator/HiroshiKamiya

The last android built by Professor Ryuzan Hayashi, who also built Tama, before his death. He initially works under Professor Meguro after Ryuzan's death, but quickly betrays him to fulfill his own plans. It is quickly revealed that Ryuzan transferred his personality data
and exposing their crimes, while memories over to this android, essentially making him the money is used to buy bananas to the poor. While he had seemingly retired for a while, he returns for a time in order to find a successor and sets his eyes on Kondo.

As it turns out, the two already share history: The famous thief was once the chief priest of a shrine dedicated to the monkey god Sarugami. For a time, Kondo attended the temple school where he taught, going from a troublemaker and a thief to a diligent and kind boy. The shrine was burned down in an incident with loan sharks and since then, Kondo never returned and the chief priest turned into the thief Kozo Etekichi.
Professor.


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* ArcVillain: Of the Fuyo arc.
* ArtificialHuman: The last of Professor Hayashi's androids.
* BadassLongcoat: Sports a red one after betraying [[BigBadWannabe Meguro]].
* DoNotAdjustYourSet: After causing a power outage in Edo, he appears on all television screens to announce that the robots are taking over the city and that they will kill Shinpachi if they don't get Tama's data back.
* TheDragon: Initially looks to be Professor Meguro's right-hand man, but very quickly takes over the ArcVillain role after betraying him.
* FakingTheDead: Meguro thought he had killed Ryuzan, but he had already transferred himself into his new android body. He simply got up after the attempt and then used the news of his death to his advantage.
* FromASingleCell: A variation. He claims that as long as his central processor is intact his body will repair itself and that said processor is tinier than a single micron. Gintoki gets through this by shoving him in the way of the beam of energy under the Terminal.
* HealingFactor: His body will always repair itself so long as his central processor is safe.
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: Sort of. As a human Ryuzan Hayashi was desperate to avoid loneliness, causing him to create androids as company for both himself and his sick daughter. Unfortunately he ended up killing her when he tried to transfer her personality data over into Tama.
* KickTheDog: Similar to how the defective androids were recalled and then crushed, he orders the employees of the Hayashi Research Institute to be crushed to death.
* PleaseDontLeaveMe: Screams out for Tama to not leave him before he is completely destroyed by the energy under the Terminal.
* TheStarscream: Betrays his apparent master Meguro and takes over in his stead.
* TheStoic: He is calm and shows little in the way of emotions, which is more than justified by being an android.
* WaistcoatOfStyle: Initially wears a black waistcoat over a white shirt and later adds a red longcoat on top of it after betraying his master.
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[[folder:Meguro]]
!!Professor Meguro
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!!!!!!Voiced by: Atsushi Ono

Vice-Director at the Hayashi Research Institute. He murdered Professor Ryuzan Hayashi to get control of the institute. He sends the androids on the hunt for the missing Tama to obtain the "Seed" that she contains, so he can continue Ryuzan's Project Fuyo in his own name. After obtaining Tama's head, he recalls all the androids to be destroyed after their rampage. He is then killed by the android No. 502, whom Ryuzan Hayashi transferred his own personality data and memories to.
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* AGodAmI: Dreams of becoming equal to a god by creating human beings, more specifically androids with human souls and emotions.
* BeardOfEvil: Meguro's beard helps make him look very villainous right from the get-go.
* FrameUp: He frames Tama for murdering Ryuzan Hayashi.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: No. 502 kills him by piercing his chest with his arm, shown in the manga but off-screen in the anime.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Immediately after it's revealed he murdered Ryuzan Hayashi to get control of the research institute, he is betrayed and killed by the android No. 502, whom Hayashi transferred his personality data into.
* NonActionGuy: He doesn't fight himself, leaving it to his army of android maids.
* SmugSnake: He is arrogant and assured of his own importance, despite having murdered his way to control of the Research Institute. While gloating about becoming equal to a god, he is killed by No. 502, who uses the situation he created to his advantage.
* TheStarscream: He betrayed and murdered Ryuzan Hayashi to gain control of the Hayashi Research Institute.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Taka-tin]]
!!Taka-tin
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!!!!!!Voiced by: Shigeo Kiyama

A muscular foreigner hired by Gintoki to stand in for the injured Taka-chin in the Otsu fanclub competition.
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* BarbieDollAnatomy: Averted in a specific area: Taka-tin is the only character who is actually drawn with visible nipples.
* CarpetOfVirility: Taka-tin has some of the only chest-hair in the series and is very muscular.
* CoolShades: Always wears his sunglasses and never takes them off.
* DualWielding: Wields a pair of French bread as weapons as he destroys the bridge that Hijikata's otaku minions are occupying.
* EdibleBludgeon: Again, he uses French bread as ''weapons''.
* GratuitousEnglish: Since he is not from Japan, he often speaks a bunch of phrases in English such as "time is money".
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: He heavily resembles Wrestling/HulkHogan in appearance.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Like Taka-chin whom he is a substitute for, he is only ever called Taka-tin. We never learn his real name.
* PhenotypeStereotype: As the only prominent foreigner in the series who is not an Amanto, Taka-tin is of course both blond and presumably blue-eyed (from what little we see of his eyes).
* PottyFailure: During the quiz part of the competition, he keeps trying to get permission to go to the toilet but somehow gets every question correct before anybody has a chance to hear it. It ends with him crapping his underwear and asking if he can go and change it.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: He loves French bread and is always seen eating a loaf.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Kozo Etekichi]]
!!Kozo Etekichi
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!!!!!!Voiced by: Akihiko Ishizumi

A famous thief, known for stealing from criminal organisations and exposing their crimes, while the money is used to buy bananas to the poor. While he had seemingly retired for a while, he returns for a time in order to find a successor and sets his eyes on Kondo.

As it turns out, the two already share history: The famous thief was once the chief priest of a shrine dedicated to the monkey god Sarugami. For a time, Kondo attended the temple school where he taught, going from a troublemaker and a thief to a diligent and kind boy. The shrine was burned down in an incident with loan sharks and since then, Kondo never returned and the chief priest turned into the thief Kozo Etekichi.
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14th May '17 1:32:24 PM StormKnight
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** Averted somewhat in the later chapters when things get ''really'' serious. He still has his cuckoolander traits, but [[LetsGetDangerous his scheming and odd traits suddenly get a ''lot'' more lethal]]. Lampshaded by Katsura himself who openly acknowledges it's time to be the "general" again.



* EmotionlessGirl: You can count on one hand the times Mutsu actually cracks a smile or lets go of her perpetual poker face.



* PirateGirl: Used to be one before Sakamoto picked her up.

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* PirateGirl: Used to be one a high-ranking member of the Chidori Space Pirates as a teen, before Sakamoto picked her up.she joined up with Sakamoto.
13th May '17 5:13:14 PM frogwidget
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** Averted somewhat in the later chapters when things get ''really'' serious. He still has his cuckoolander traits, but [[LetsGetDangerous his scheming and odd traits suddenly get a ''lot'' more lethal]]. Lampshaded by Katsura himself who openly acknowledges it's time to be the "general" again.
8th May '17 1:11:45 PM StormKnight
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* HairTriggerTemper: While he was calmer when alive, as a ghost he is easily agitated and angered. This is because of the growing negative emotions at the inn from keeping so many ghosts from passing on to the next life.



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Rei is a ghost who works at the Senbokyo Inn. She was taken in by Oiwa as a kid and has worked at inn since. She later died of unknown circumstances but continues to work at the inn. After Gintoki arrives at the inn and is forced to work by Oiwa, she helps him out, eventually plotting with him how to take down Oiwa.

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Rei is a ghost who works at the Senbokyo Inn. She was taken in by Oiwa as a kid and has worked at the inn since. since then. She later died of unknown circumstances but continues to work at the inn. there. After Gintoki arrives at the inn and is forced to work by Oiwa, she helps assists him out, eventually plotting with him how the troublesome guests. She later joins Gintoki in fighting Oiwa to take down Oiwa.free the inn from her control and let the ghosts pass on to the next life.



* HappilyAdopted: She used to live on the streets, but was taken in by Oiwa as a kid. She seems to have had a happy childhood growing up at the inn until her unknown death.



* OurGhostsAreDifferent: She resembles a typical Japanese ghost, with long black hair and a white robe. As a ghost she mostly floats around and can pass through walls. She is also able to possess people as a Stand.

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* OurGhostsAreDifferent: She resembles a typical Japanese ghost, with long black hair hair, a white robe and a white robe.triangular headband. As a ghost she mostly floats around and can pass through walls. She is also able to possess people as a Stand.



* TheStoic: While not completely emotionless, she mostly has a cold unsmiling expression on her face, and is completely unfazed by Tagosaku roaring at her.
* StringyHairedGhostGirl: She resembles a typical Japanese female ghost, wearing a white burial kimono and having long black hair covering her face. However, unlike most examples she is not malicious, only serving as an assistant at an inn for ghosts.



* BeardOfEvil: Meguro's beard helps make him look very villainous right from the get-go.



* SmugSnake: He is arrogant and confident in his own importance, despite having murdered his way to control of the Research Institute. While gloating about becoming equal to a god, he is killed by No. 502, who uses the situation he created to his advantage.

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* LaserGuidedKarma: Immediately after it's revealed he murdered Ryuzan Hayashi to get control of the research institute, he is betrayed and killed by the android No. 502, whom Hayashi transferred his personality data into.
* NonActionGuy: He doesn't fight himself, leaving it to his army of android maids.
* SmugSnake: He is arrogant and confident in assured of his own importance, despite having murdered his way to control of the Research Institute. While gloating about becoming equal to a god, he is killed by No. 502, who uses the situation he created to his advantage.
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** If Katsura had been involved in Gender Bender Arc, he might become an actual Zurako.

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** If Katsura had been involved in Gender Bender Arc, he might become an actual Zurako. He ''was'' in the genderbent anime ending, but looked exactly the same save a bow in his hair.
27th Apr '17 3:12:47 AM StormKnight
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* WorthyOpponent: Batou ''thought'' he was the most amazing warrior he ever fought against and is excited when he encounters Gintoki on Rakuyo, having confused not only the two's appearances, but also their fighting skills.
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In reality, Pakuyasa was just a self-proclaimed disciple of the great Shiroyasha, Gintoki. He lacked any real skill with a sword, but had a lot of passion, so he was put in charge of food supplies. When Batou fought him, his mind-reading third eye picked up on Gintoki's powerful killing intent, putting him in a fight against an illusion and making him confuse the two. Because of this, Pakuyasa managed to survive and left the war shortly after.

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In reality, Pakuyasa was just a self-proclaimed disciple of the great Shiroyasha, Gintoki. He lacked any real skill with a sword, but had a lot of passion, so he was put in charge of food supplies. When Batou fought him, his mind-reading third eye picked up on Gintoki's powerful killing intent, putting him in a fight against an illusion and making him confuse the two. Because of this, Pakuyasa managed to survive and left the war shortly after.
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[[folder:Pakuyasa]]
!!Pakuyasa
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!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/NobuyukiHiyama

This legendary warrior once fought in the war against Amanto. Known as Pakuyasa, he cut his way across the battlefield, his white hair and clothes colored red with blood. During the war, he fought against the great swordsman Batou of the Harusame to avenge his wounded comrade. Unable to kill him, Batou has been looking for him for ten years in order to fight him again, seemingly finding him during the battle on the planet Rakuyo.

In reality, Pakuyasa was just a self-proclaimed disciple of the great Shiroyasha, Gintoki. He lacked any real skill with a sword, but had a lot of passion, so he was put in charge of food supplies. When Batou fought him, his mind-reading third eye picked up on Gintoki's powerful killing intent, putting him in a fight against an illusion and making him confuse the two. Because of this, Pakuyasa managed to survive and left the war shortly after.

He left the war after a short while because he was not cut out for it, opening up a candy shop. After he got sued, he opened a lingerie shop and got arrested for public obscenity. Now he does sketchy odd jobs, just like Gintoki.
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* FanDisservice: When Gintoki talks about him opening a lingerie shop, we get a shot of him wearing said lingerie. Appropriately he was arrested for public obsenity.
* IdenticalStranger: Parodied. He ''almost'' resembles Gintoki during the war, having white hair and wearing the same outfit, except he's ''fat''. Batou somehow still confuses him with Gintoki.
* MistakenForBadass: Batou thought he was the most amazing warrior he has ever fought and confuses him with Gintoki, but he is actually a novice with the sword who left the war shortly after. The reason Batou is mistaken is because his mind-reading third eye picked up the nearby Gintoki's powerful killing intent, putting him in an illusionary battle against him.
* NonActionGuy: Batou thought he was a great warrior, but he actually has little skill with the sword, which is why he left the war shortly after.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Pakuyasa is just a nickname he was given during the war, while his real name is never mentioned.
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* HistoricalDomainCharacter: His historical counterpart is https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kido_Takayoshi Katsura Kogoro]], later known as Kido Takayoshi.

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* HistoricalDomainCharacter: His historical counterpart is https://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kido_Takayoshi Katsura Kogoro]], later known as Kido Takayoshi.
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