* In the beginning of the story, when Tetsu first meets [[DudeLooksLikeALady Okita]] and badmouths him without knowing his identity.
* From the anime, the episode where Okita gives Tetsu a book of haiku that turns out to be by Hijikata.
* From the manga, Susumu putting his Tetsu wig on Tetsu and removing it while Tetsu complaints about how he's not respected despite having gotten better as a page.
* Tetsu and Suzu both grabbing the same sword in a shop.
* Ito's crush on Hijikata.
* Kondo arranges an athletic festival when Hijikata is away on business.
** Yamanami wins the footrace by sliding past the competition on ''abacuses''.