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Kabukicho is an infamous red light district in Edo where the main characters also reside.

!!Four Heavenly Emperors
The Heavenly Emperors are the four leaders of Kabukicho's biggest factions. Months after Jirocho's retirement and Kada's "disappearance" they are replaced by Gintoki for Otose, Azumi for Saigo, Tae for Kada, and Katsuo for Jirocho.


!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/{{Kujira}} (JP), Creator/ShelleyCaleneBlack (EN, movie), Creator/PepaAgudo (Spain)

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

She owns a snack-bar and is usually helpful towards those in need. Up until the Four Devas Arc, she mostly remained in the backgorund, often giving precious advice or taking in Tama, Catherine or Seita temporarily.

Despite constant arguments over Gintoki's inability to pay his rent, she is confident in his defense of her. She is apparently one of the four "emperors" that rule the Kabukicho and has the personal title "Empress of the Kabuki District," mainly because of her good relationships and channels... and [[OneManArmy Gintoki]].
* BadassGrandma: Don't be fooled by her age, her attitude is as tough as ever.
* BadassPacifist: Not a fighter, but damn tough-as-nails anyway.
* CoolOldLady: An old lady who owns a simple snack shop, yet she commands a huge amount of respect in Kabukicho.
* DisneyDeath: Jirocho stabs her in front of her husband's grave, presumably killing her, only for her to survive and it to be revealed as part of Jirocho's plan to keep her out of the eventual confrontation with Kada.
* HerHeartWillGoOn: She lost her husband during the Joi War, but keeps on going.
* IWasQuiteALooker: [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/jirochu_otose_5698.jpg Yes she was]].
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Despite her often blunt attitude, she sincerely cares for the Yorozuya and her employees, Catherine and Tama (even though Catherine's very introduction into Gintama was trying to steal from Otose) , going as far as to call them her family. This kindness was more obvious when she was a young woman, as she secretly fed poor children food from her job (and got fired for it).
* [[{{Landlord}} Landlady]]: To Gintoki.
* NeverMessWithGranny: Her title "Empress of the Kabuki District" should tell you that this is one old lady you do not want to mess with. While she has zero ability to defend herself, she has a small army made of the best fighters in Kabukicho under her command. The kicker? Every single one of them holds an UndyingLoyalty toward her and are thus ready to fight to death if it means protecting or avenging her.
* NonActionSnarker: Despite counting on the Yorozuya for her own protection, since she is just too old to really make an impression in a heated physical fight, she does gibe at them a lot.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Everybody calls her Otose, even those close to her who know her real name is Ayano Terada.
* ParentalSubstitute: Functions as one for Gintoki, Catherine, Tama and, briefly, Seita.
* PetTheDog: Among other examples, she is shown many times ripping into Gintoki for not paying her each month's rent on time, yet she cuts him some slack a few times all the same.
* PluckyGirl: In her youth.
* {{Protectorate}}: Otose first met Gintoki while offering meat pies at her husband's grave. She let grubby-looking Gintoki eat them and for this favor, Gintoki promised to protect her until she joins her husband. Even earlier, Tatsugoro (Otose's husband) with his last words entrusts her safety to Jirocho.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: '''This! Is! KABUKICHO!!!'''
* SkunkStripe: In the second movie, her future self is seen sporting a double one, though she remains otherwise unchanged.
* SmokingIsCool: Smokes cigarettes.
* UndyingLoyalty: Be it Gintoki himself, Catherine, Tama or pretty much anyone who knows her well, she inspires this due to her kind and caring self underneath her apparent toughness.

[[folder:Tokumori Saigo]]
!!Tokumori Saigo
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/HisaoEgawa (JP), Regino Ramos (Spain)

A former member of the Anti-Foreigner Faction. Since his wife's death he has done everything he could to be both a father and a mother to his son. He is also the owner of an okama cabaret bar, and most of the crossdressers are formerly of the Faction as well. In his first appearance he tried to transform Gintoki and Katsura into crossdressers as well until they helped him out.
* AFatherToHisMen: And hir son.
* BareFistedMonk: Saigo usually doesn't wear a weapon, instead he tears people up with his bare hands.
* BattleStrip: Always discards his kimono before he goes into battle.
* BerserkButton: Do ''not'' call him or any of his "girls" freaks if you don't want to be curb stomped and forced to be a crossdresser at his club.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: He may as well be the physically strongest human in Gintama, pulling off feats that are impossible for ''Gintoki''.
* {{Crossdresser}}: Duh.
* DropTheHammer: Wields a massive one in the attack on Otose's snack-bar.
* {{Fundoshi}}: Often strips all his garments save for his fundoshi when he goes to battle, which is where he gets his nickname from.
* MachoCamp: He's one of the hugest humans in the series in terms of bulk.
* OldSoldier: A renowned veteran of the Joi War.
* OneManArmy: He took down Amanto battleships on his own during the Joi War while wearing nothing but his signature loincloth.
* PapaWolf / MamaBear: '''Don't''' put a finger on Teruhiko if you want to live.
** Slight subversion in that by doing so, Kada forced Saigo to attack the Yorozuya even though he and his faction doesn't really want to. Of course, once the Yorozuya rescue him...
* PermaStubble: In case he wasn't obvious enough already.
* RedBaron: ''White Loincloth Saigo'' as a member of the Anti-Foreigner Faction and ''Fearsome God Mademoiselle Saigou'' as an okama.
* ShirtlessScene: Many times.
* YouHave48Hours: What he says to Catherine, Tama, Shinpachi and Kagura during the Four Devas Arc. After that, he was to destroy the Yorozuya's home as Kada instructed him to, having kidnapped his son.

!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/MikiIto

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

Manipulative, vain and highly territorial, she runs her casino with an iron fist and isn't very close to the other "Emperors" of Kabukicho. During the Four Devas Arc, it is revealed that she is actually linked to the Harusame Space Pirates and that her intentions are far from benevolent.
* AbsurdlyHighStakesGame: If you dare to cheat in her casino, only luck, literally, will save you from death.
* ArchEnemy: Her and Jirocho regard each other as their worst enemy.
* ArcVillain: Of the Four Devas Arc.
* TheBaroness: A sexpot type. She's very good-looking but rather domineering despite her delicate appearance.
* FateWorseThanDeath: The Harusame condemn her to isolation after they catch her. Her mind snaps as a result.
* FemmeFatale: Subverted. Despite speaking in a very suggestive tone and her sultry attitude, she makes it clear from the get-go that she means business and that she has no intention of seducing anyone.
* FemmeFatalons: Long nails to match her character.
* GoMadFromTheIsolation: She completely snaps after the [[SpacePirates Harusame]] enclose her for stealing and using their money.
* HiddenWeapons: Her fan's spokes end with razor-sharp blades that she can activate at will, but she never gets to use it.
* ManipulativeBitch: She manipulates everyone in Kabukicho to her benefit.
* NoblewomansLaugh: She even has a fan!
* NonActionBigBad: Doesn't fight herself, relying entirely on her army of EliteMooks. The one time she tries to fight, she gets knocked out.
* {{Ojou}}: She's treated like and spoken of as a princess.
* PeacockGirl: Not literally but close enough.
* PointyEars: She's an Amanto, but the only real indication are those pointy ears of hers.
* ProfessionalGambler: She runs huge gambling rings and doesn't appreciate people messing with them.
* SmugSnake: She's smug and confident in her plan to seize Kabukicho for her own. Fittingly, when her plan falls apart, so does her confidence.
* VillainousBreakdown: Reacts less than calmly when not only do Gintoki and Jirocho manage to kill all of her EliteMooks, the rest of Kabukicho rallied together and managed to defeat the minions she sent to Otose's snack shop.
* WeWillMeetAgain: Says this to Gintoki and Jirocho at the end of the Four Devas arc. They do meet again in the same episode, while all the other emperors are recovering from the huge Kabukicho fight, and this time she loses for good.
* WomanInWhite: Villainous lady wearing courtly white robes.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: More than justified by being an Amanto.

[[folder:Jirocho Doromizu]]
!!Jirocho Doromizu
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/TakayukiSugo

The last Emperor of Kabukicho to be revealed in the series. A former member of the Anti-Foreigner Faction, currently a yakuza. Grew up with Otose and ended up befriending her future husband. Due to the fact that he also loved her, he backed down, allowing Otose to marry his best friend. When Otose's husband died protecting Jirocho from a bullet, Jirocho took it upon himself to protect Kabukicho -- no matter the means.
* AFatherToHisMen: According to Katsuo, who mentions how he and other members of Jirocho's faction were the outcasts of society before he took them in.
* AffablyEvil: He really just ''seems'' evil.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Gintoki even calls him [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ganguro ganguro]] because of it, despite it being how he looks naturally.
* AntiHero: A vigilante in his youth, and one of the reasons why Kabukicho hasn't been taken over by Harusame over the years as an adult.
* ArchEnemy: Him and Kada regard each other as their worst enemy.
* BadassGrandpa: He might be old, but he can still throw down with people much younger than him.
* BadassLongRobe: Kicks ass in a white and brown robe.
* TheBusCameBack: [[spoiler:After leaving at the end of the Four Devas arc, he returns to Kabukicho with Pirako in the final arc of the series.]]
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: During his fight with Gintoki, Jirocho ''punched'' Gintoki so hard that he flew through a row of tombstones, crashing hard into a stone wall.
* ChekhovsGunman: He's barely even on-screen in his first appearance, but takes on a major role in the Four Devas arc.
* CoveredWithScars: Fittingly for a war hero, he has several scars to show for it.
* DarkSkinnedBlond: Of the white-haired variety.
* DefeatEqualsFriendship: This was how he and Tatsugoro became friends.
* DisappearedDad: He is Pirako's father, having left her and her mother to protect Kabukicho from the shadows.
* DotingParent: [[spoiler:After returning to Kabukicho with his daughter Pirako, he constantly showers her with affection, compensating for not being there during her childhood.]]
* EnemyMine: He and Gintoki unite to take on Kada's EliteMooks together before they settle the score between each other with a SingleStrokeBattle.
* EvilCounterpart: He's essentially a much older, less lazy, and seemingly evil version of Gintoki. This gets subverted when it turns out he was GoodAllAlong.
* EvilOldFolks: Appears to be an evil and old crime boss at first, but his intentions are proven to be the protection of Kabukicho.
* TheFaceless: His face is not shown until the Four Devas arc.
* GoodAllAlong: The biggest reason Kada (and, by proxy, the Harusame) hasn't taken over Kabukicho yet is because of the influence his faction has had all along.
* GoodIsNotNice: He might be out to protect Kabukicho, but he's not exactly friendly and well-mannered.
* GrumpyOldMan: He constantly complains about his old age and how the youngsters of today don't measure up to his own youth.
* IaijutsuPractitioner: His preferred style is quickly drawing and resheathing his sword again for another quick-draw.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Despite loving Otose, he stepped aside when she married Tatsugoro and approved of their marriage.
* IWasQuiteALooker: He was indeed [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/jirochu_otose_5698.jpg very attractive in his prime]]. And yes, that's Otose in the middle.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Although it ''really'' isn't obvious at first.
* LoveMakesYouEvil: Something like that, [[GoodAllAlong at least at first glance]].
* NotSoDifferent: From Gintoki.
* OldMaster: Has the appearance down and nobody wants to mess with him.
* OldSoldier: A renowned veteran of the Joi War.
* OneManArmy: Has the reputation to go and against Kada's EliteMooks he turns into a two-man army alongside fellow OneManArmy Gintoki.
* PassingTheTorch: Retires and hands over the reins of his organisation to Katsuo.
* PutOnABus: Leaves Kabukicho together with his daughter Pirako at the end of the Four Devas arc. [[spoiler:He later returns together with Pirako in the final arc of the series, helping in the fight against the Shinra warriors hired by the Altana Liberation Army.]]
* SmokingIsCool: Smokes Tatsugoro's old [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiseru kiseru.]]
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: He grew up and fell in love with Otose, but didn't get with her.
* VitriolicBestBuds: He was best friends with Otose's husband Tatsugoro, but the two would often get in violent fist fights, before going out drinking together.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Does whatever is necessary to protect Kabukicho from being taken over.
* WhenYouComingHomeDad: Tragically distant from his daughter for most of her life, due to his promise to protect Kabukicho. Thankfully not the case by the end of the Four Devas Arc.
* {{Yakuza}}: He's the biggest Yakuza boss in Kabukicho.

!!Otose's Snack Shop

!!!!!!Voiced by: Yuu Sugimoto (JP), Creator/LuciChristian (EN, movie), Yolanda Gil (Spain)

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

[[DeadpanSnarker Sharp-tongued and rather unpleasant]], she often gets called out on her "lack of manners" by Otose and often gets into fights with Kagura. However, [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold she can be genuinely helpful and kind when she wants to]]. Especially remarkable for her strange accent and her [[AccentUponTheWrongSyllable uneven accentuation when she speaks]].
* AccentUponTheWrongSyllable: To the point where Otose remarks when she actually gets it right.
* AliensSpeakingEnglish: Probably explains why her accent is so weird, even in Japanese.
* ButterFace: She has a very nice body but her face is... weird to say the least.
* CatGirl: Yeah. But she isn't cute at all.
* CatsAreMean: The least you can say about her is that she's... bitchy.
* ChristmasCake: The reason why she looks different than most other female characters might be due to her being an older woman. She's also a spinster, as everyone is quick to point out.
* ClassyCatBurglar: Subverted. She has the outfit but certainly not the class.
* DeadpanSnarker: Prone to snarky comments at others' expense.
* GenericCuteness: Averted.
* GirlsWithMoustaches: Her BadFuture self in the second movie grows a beard, but tries to play it off as her being a catgirl and the beard her whiskers.
* {{Jerkass}}[=/=]JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Depending of the situation, she could be the first if the situation is not serious or the latter if is really serious.
* ReformedCriminal: She used to be a thief.
* SmokingIsCool: Smokes cigarettes, though actually not that cool on her part.
* UndyingLoyalty: Despite everything, she's extremely devoted to Otose for having given her a second chance at life.

!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/OmiMinami (JP), Creator/ChantalStrand (EN, series)

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

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

After the events of the Fuyo Arc (in which she was introduced), Tama was fully reconstructed and has since been employed at Otose's snack house where she is always seen working alongside Otose and Catherine.
* BroomStickQuarterstaff: Uses a mop with an inbuilt flamethrower as her weapon.
* DisneyDeath: Twice! First her HeroicSacrifice and she is later on supposedly killed by Kintoki. Thankfully, Gengai was able to repair her both times.
* FantasticVoyagePlot: The subject of this when she comes down with an unknown virus.
* HeroicSacrifice: Sacrifices herself to stop the Terminal from blowing up at the end of the Fuyo Arc.
** And then again in [[spoiler: the last arc of the series, when she, Kintoki and the robots used the Neo Armstrong Cyclone Jet Armstrong Gengai Cannon in order to release a lethal machine virus on the air. That virus would affect her too leading into her very probably death.]]
* {{Homage}}: She's a walking ''Franchise/DragonQuest'' reference and even has an [[FantasticVoyagePlot entire arc]] centered around this particular quirk.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: She uses a flamethrower... mop?
* {{Keigo}}: Unfailingly polite.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Both when she is first discovered and after the Fuyo Arc comes to a close.
** Inverted in the Kintama Arc where she and Sadaharu are the only ones who remember Gintoki.
* LosingYourHead: The state she is initially found in and consequently named (as an egg-cracking device nonetheless).
* ReplacementGoldfish: The entire point of the Fuyo Project was for Hayashi to implant his dying daughter's personality into a robot host. It ends in disaster.
* RetroGaming: She comes across a virus that, among other things, reduces her to an 8-bit sprite.
* RobotMaid: Tama's robot model is based on a [[RobotGirl female robot]] {{meido}}.
* SpockSpeak: It's either this or an incessant barrage of ''Franchise/DragonQuest'' menu options asking for player input.
* TearsFromAStone: A result of carrying "the Seed", which [[ShoutOut basically makes her]] a "[[Anime/SaberMarionetteJ maiden circuit]]".
* YamatoNadeshiko: Justified by being a robot.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Her green hair is more than justified by her being an android.

!!Kodokan Dojo

[[folder:Tae Shimura]]
!!Tae Shimura
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/SatsukiYukino (JP), Creator/JanyseJaud (EN, series), Creator/ShelleyCaleneBlack (EN, movie), Creator/DianaTorres (Spain)

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

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

Despite her sweet face and cheerful demeanor, she is one of the most brutal characters in the show. She often delivers sound thrashings to Isao Kondo and Gintoki, or well, anyone else, whenever they anger her.
* ActionGirl: Not an active one, but woe to anyone who stand in her way when she does takes action.
* ACupAngst: Especially shown when all the men turned AttractiveBentGender and had larger busts then her.
* ArmorPiercingSlap: On those rare occasions she's being nice.
* BastardGirlfriend: How Kondo sees her, though part of the reason is because he continues to stalk her despite the fact that she doesn't actually reciprocate his feelings.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: A variation. She isn't exactly malevolent but she does put a front of kindness and sweetness to hide her much less pleasant real self.
* BladeOnAStick: Her WeaponOfChoice is a naginata. It's mostly utilized for threatening the likes of Gintoki and Kondo, but she's used it a number of times in actual combat.
* CoolBigSis: She acts like a big sister towards Kagura.
* CuteAndPsycho: Otae can be somewhat {{Tsundere}}, but she also flies into a crazy, violent rage at the slightest disturbance while still acting the sweet older sister. (Add the fact that she shares a voice actress with Shmion of ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'', and well...)
* DiseaseBleach: In the second movie's BadFuture her hair turns completely white after being infected with the White Curse.
* DissonantSerenity: Will happily tear people a new one and threaten them, all while keeping that perfectly happy smile on her face.
* HairTriggerTemper: It doesn't take much for her to fly into a frothing rage.
* HeirToTheDojo: Together with Shinpachi.
* IllGirl: In the second movie's BadFuture she becomes infected with the Enmi nanomachine virus called the White Curse, causing her hair to turn white and her eyesight failing along with her health.
* InseriesNickname: Otae, which is simply adding the prefix "O" to her name, a respectful way to address a woman.
* IntertwinedFingers: Used between her and Kyubei. Which seems to speak for itself.
* LethalChef: Shinpachi even suggests that his bad eyesight is from eating too much of her cooking.
** ...and it's been shown to cause amnesia. Lethal, indeed.
** Gengai calls it some undiscovered foreign substance.
* MegaTonPunch: For stalker gorillas and other undesirables.
* NaginatasAreFeminine: She strives to act like a YamatoNadeshiko and fittingly wields a naginata. Too bad about her lethal cooking and violent nature.
* TheNotLoveInterest: With Kyubei, who is in love with Otae.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Most people call her only Otae.
* PerpetualSmiler: Always smiling and welcoming, even when she's about to [[DissonantSerenity fly into a violent rage.]]
** Parodied in the genderswap arc, where "Goriko" makes Otae blush, but still ends up getting accidentally punched by an embarrassed Otae.
* SlasherSmile: If she's being particularly vicious or sadistic, her smile turns wicked.
* StepfordSmiler: Viewed in-story as this by Shinpachi and Kyubei.
* YamatoNadeshiko: Subverted. She has many characteristics and attributes, including the (apparent) prim attitude and the naginata, but her true self is anything but this since she can hardly cook and is very violent otherwise.

[[folder:Hajime Obi]]
!!Hajime Obi
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/MasayaOnosaka

The former head coach of the Shimura family dojo, the Kodokan. He was like a [[BigBrotherMentor big brother]] to Tae and Shinpachi back in their childhood and all three used to be very close. He later chose to travel to outer space to improve his skill, but was presumed killed during a teleportation incident at the Terminal.

He comes back late in the series and reunites with Tae and Shinpachi, hoping to help them revive their dojo with beam sabers. Through his feats from fighting in various battles in space, he has earned the title of ''Galaxy Sword Master''.

Unfortunately, it is quickly revealed that he is only alive thanks to his cybernetic half that was given to him by Amanto of Planet Beam. The Amanto found him on the brink of death after his ship had crashed and exploded. He was also infused with a split personality, called Kenofi, in the service of the Amanto who fixed him.
* AssShove: At one point gets a beam saber shoved up his ass by Tae when he suggested that she and Gintoki were dating.
* BigBrotherMentor: To Shinpachi who calls him ''Hajime-nii''.
* CyberneticsEatYourSoul: The cybernetic half of his body eventually assumes direct control.
* DeadAllAlong: A variation. His original self is still present but without his cybernetic equipment, he would die.
* ElectronicEye: Has one brown eye and one red cybernetic eye.
* FakeUltimateHero: The Amanto who saved him propped him up as some great galactic war hero, but in reality the Amanto had started the wars in the first place with the beams they put in his body.
* FirstLove: Hajime was Tae's first love, though considering their age differences at the time, he probably did not reciprocate.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Has a long scar that runs from his forehead, around his right eye and then to his right ear.
* GoOutWithASmile: Dies with a smile on his face during his HeroicSacrifice.
* HeroicSacrifice: He eventually takes out the Amanto that were about to destroy Earth by aiming the WaveMotionGun inside his body at them and dies in the process.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Blond all-around good guy. Too bad about the evil cybernetic half...
* HollywoodCyborg: He is literally half robot.
* InSeriesNickname: [[StarWars Obi]]-[[PunnyName One]].
* LaserBlade: His weapon is a [[StarWars light-]] we mean beam saber. He's also able to project a huge one from his hand thanks to his cyborg half.
* PerpetualSmiler: Always has an ear-to-ear smile plastered on his face. It's a clear indicator that his Kenofi persona is the one in control when he ''isn't'' smiling.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: He's equipped with highly destructive beams.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: When his cyborg half takes over, both his eyes turn red.
* ScarfOfAsskicking: Wears a dotted red scarf.
* ShipperOnDeck: Briefly seems to be one for Gintoki and Tae, as he suggests the two were dating. [[AssShove Tae disagrees]].
* SplitPersonalityTakeover: What his Kenofi persona tries to do.
* WaveMotionGun: The Amanto who fixed him put one in him, to be used to spark a war that would lead to Earth's destruction. He ends up using it to destroy the aliens.

!!Homeless People

[[folder:Taizo Hasegawa]]
!!Taizo "Madao" Hasegawa
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/FumihikoTachiki (JP), Creator/TedCole (series)(EN), Creator/ChrisAyres (movie) (EN), Creator/JaimeRoca (Spain)

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

He is often referred to as "Madao," which stands for "totally useless middle-aged man" in Japanese. In the English translation, it's either "middle-aged dumb-ass oldie," or abbreviated to "dork,": "dumb old retarded kook."
* ActionSurvivor: One of the least action-oriented males of the series, yet still capable of coming out on top in dangerous situations.
* AlmightyJanitor: Subverted. Despite having bouts of HiddenDepths, his epiphanies and reflective speeches are often ignored by everyone.
* AmicableExes: While he's not officially divorced with his wife, he and Hatsu are almost always in good, friendly terms when interacting with each other.
* BungledSuicide: Daigoro, a kid doing a summer project about the life of a Madao, notes that his Madao was sad because it [[ChildrenAreInnocent "tried to make a swing,"]] but accidentally messed it up.
* ButtMonkey: Things keep getting worse and worse for him. If it helps any, he's most definitely not the only ButtMonkey among the cast.
* CardboardBoxHome: He's taken living with cardboard to the extreme, not only sleeping in various cardboard box houses, but has made cardboard suits, cardboard mecha-armor, a cardboard camcorder, etc...
* TheChewToy: Hasegawa's only purpose in the show is to suffer setback after setback, making the audience either laugh at him or feel bad for him.
* CoolLoser: Despite being called out on his inability to crawl out of his homelessness, he is still part of the Yorozuya's entourage and they consider him a friend.
* CoolShades: Parodied. Although he starts off as a high-ranking official in the government, he becomes less cool and far more loserly as the series goes on. On the other hand, they sorta invoke the image of [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Gendo Ikari]], whom Creator/FumihikoTachiki also voices.
** In a hilarious demonstration, during the Ryugujo Arc, he is shown to have the fighting power of something around 600K (K for ''kelp,'' and regular humans possessing roughly 360 times K, Shinpachi had 364). That is, until he drops his sunglasses and it's revealed that device was reading data from said sunglasses and his actual fighting power was a mere 1K, i.e. on the same level as kelp. ''"It's true, Madao is nothing more than a pair of sunglasses."''
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Who would've though a laid-back, easy-going homeless guy would hold such a fierce streak in times of need?
* DeterminedDefeatist: Even though he often feels as if he's got no chance of getting his wife back, securing a stable job, or finding a place to live, he is still determined to try anyway. He often finds himself sinking to the depths of despair, but he always finds some way to climb out of it--whether it be through [[EpiphanyTherapy his own epiphanies]] or with the help of his friends.
* DrivenToSuicide: Hasegawa has been shown to be depressed to the point of contemplating and attempting suicide numerous times. Fortunately, various circumstances, both extenuating and deliberate, have foiled his attempts.
* EmbarrassingNickname: Madao.
* FatalFlaw: He's had many chances to pull himself out of the gutter, but his [[OddFriendship unwavering friendship with the Yorozuya]] and [[HeroicSacrifice his tendency to sacrifice his own happiness and comfort for others]] has proven to be quite fatal for his chances at holding a stable job. However it is intentional on his part as he is actually selfless and that he can leave his gutter lifestyle when he wants to. Best shown when [[spoiler:not only he gave all his money he has been collecting to Gintoki to pay his debt to him, but he is willing to fight to protect Earth.]]
* FriendlessBackground: Before his introduction to the series being fired from his job, Hasegawa didn't have any real friends. This seems to be because he was a [[{{Understatement}} bit of a]] [[{{Jerkass}} jerk]] to all of his subordinates, orchestrating the government's various agendas [[MeanBoss with an aloof yet ruthless efficiency]].
* GayOption: Was the lone guy in Gintoki's UnwantedHarem during the Scandal arc. [[spoiler: He gets bonus points for being the ''only'' person who actually did the deed with Gintoki.]]
* HesBack: [[spoiler:He stops being a bum and is wearing his old uniform again... to show that he plans on fighting as Samurai!]]
* HiddenDepths: He has tons. In fact, if you take out his butt-monkey style, Hasegawa is easily one of the best if not the best person in the series. He has been having countless chances of turning his life around but eventually ruined them himself for the sakes of other people. Pathetic as he may seem, you gotta admire the man's selflessness.
* {{Hobos}}: A rather benevolent and dignified one.
* IfItsYouItsOkay: He says something to this effect to [[spoiler:Gin during the Scandal Arc]]. Though he mainly tries to stay as faithful to Hatsu as he can, he's oggled a few women and visited a few hostess bars throughout the series. He's also displayed a kind of cool understanding when it looked like [[NotWhatItLooksLike Gin was 'doing a thing' with Hattori]]. In this case, however, it's unclear if he just happens to be BiTheWay, or if the idea of being in a serious relationship with [[spoiler:Gintoki]] is appealing enough to Hasegawa that he'd jump across the sexuality spectrum for him.
--> '''Hasegawa''': I wouldn't mind falling to the bottom of society with you. That's how I feel now.
* InterruptedSuicide: In the episode "Madaodog Madaonaire," Hasegawa meets the little girl that he would later take care of after she stops him just as he was standing on a block of wood, about to hang himself. She says that she knew what to do because her dad used to do a lot of [[ChildrenAreInnocent "hanging around"]] too.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Gintoki, [[VagueAge who is somewhere between a decade or two younger than him]].
* JerkassFacade: At one point, puts one on in order to dissuade a caring family from taking him in.
* KeepTheReward: He's somehow able to win 10,000,000 yen on a [[WhoWantsToBeWhoWantsToBeAMillionaire Who Wants To Be A Millionaire rip off]], and immediately gives it all away--[[PerpetualPoverty in spite of his own financial dire straights]]--to help a family that's struggling to be together because of the father's massive debt.
* LoonyFriendsImproveYourPersonality: After meeting and befriending Gin, Hasegawa went from being an inconsiderate jerk who was willing to sacrifice anything for the greater good, to being a selfless, understanding man who is willing to live in absolutely demoralizing conditions as long as he's able to "live life standing tall."
* MegatonPunch: Punches Prince Hata into the sky when he has enough of his complaints.
* NewJobAsThePlotDemands: Though it's obvious why he can't hold down a stable job, (thanks to his bad luck and wild friends,) the jobs he does have from episode to episode are usually super convenient to the plot. For example, being a lifeguard when the Shogun just happens to want to take a swim, or working at a festival when there just happens to be a festival episode.
* NotWithThemForTheMoney: This is his relationship with Hatsu. He came from a poor samurai family, and she was unobtainably above him in terms of social class. So in order to be with the woman he loved, he married into her family instead of the other way around and never tried to use her wealth for his own personal gain. Even though Hatsu could probably support them both with her vast wealth, Hasegawa believes that he needs a stable job to prove his dedication and worthiness before even attempting to get back with her.
* OddFriendship: You'd think after all of the misfortune and misery Gintoki (an ex-Joi patriot) has brought upon him (an ex-bakufu official), they'd be bitter rivals, but somehow they've found [[BirdsOfAFeather camaraderie in poverty]] instead.
* ParentalSubstitute: Somehow, he seems to be a magnet for kids with [[DisappearedDad deadbeat, absentee dads]]. He usually ends up turning into a surrogate father who forms such a strong bond that, before long, [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy he'll end up sacrificing everything he has so that the kids will be able to have their old dads back]].
* PerpetualPoverty: After his redundancy. [[spoiler:It turns out that he's been saving his money to pay his debt to Gintoki by TONS and the next thing he does... put his old uniform on and stands up to the invading Altana Liberation Army who are hostile to Earth citizens.]]
* RunningGag: His nickname, Madao.
* {{Seppuku}}: After the Yorozuya first meet Hasegawa and inspire him to impulsively mess up his job, ([[MegatonPunch by punching Prince Hata]], an important Amanto figure, [[MegatonPunch into the stratosphere]],) his boss orders him to commit [[{{Seppuku}} suicide by harakiri]]. Instead of following through, he christens himself a coward, flees his job, and sinks into obscurity. This later becomes a plot point when he has to stand trial for a mostly unrelated crime, his refusal of seppuku [[OffWithHisHead potentially dooming him]] if the information had been made public.
* SmokingIsCool: Not that it makes ''him'' any less of a loser, though...
* TalkingDownTheSuicidal: When Hasegawa is imprisoned in the Prosecution Arc, he becomes so wrought with despair over losing what he saw was his last chance with his wife that he repeatedly asks Gintoki to bring him a rope to hang himself with. Gin, tired of hearing him talk as if no one cared if he lived or died, [[FriendshipMoment reaffirms just how far he's willing to go for a friend.]]
--> '''Gintoki''': Oh yeah, and about that rope. I'll bring it next time I come. I have no intention of getting you a rope so you can hang yourself. But... If it's a rope to pull you out of hell, then I'll bring you as many as you want.
* ThatDidntHappen: Essentially what he says to Gin the first time they see each other after [[spoiler:their [[WhatDidIDoLastNight one night stand]].]]
--> '''[[CigaretteOfAnxiety Hasegawa:]]''' [[DrowningMySorrows Get drunk and forget it ever happened.]] [[INeedAFreakingDrink I'll do the same.]] [[spoiler:[[ThatDidntHappen Last night didn't happen.]]]]
* TheTramp: Rather than a member of the CrazyHomelessPeople since he is much more sympathetic and much less slovenly than your average bum.
* WisdomFromTheGutter: The lower he sinks socially and economically, the more insight he finds in life. Too bad almost no one is willing to listen to him or ask him for advice because they only see him as a good-for-nothing Madao.

!!!!!!Voiced by: Kouichi Sakaguchi

A recurring minor character, an old homeless man usually seen with Hasegawa. His name actually isn't Musashi, but it's what he is listed as in the credits.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: His mind is a weird place. When asked about a music producer, he wondered aloud whether it was edible.
* CrazyHomelessPeople: Much straighter example than Hasegawa.
* DirtyOldMan: Hits on Tsukuyo when she comes by to ask about one of Suzuran's former customers.
* {{Hobos}}: Like Hasegawa.
* LukeIAmYourFather: Though he didn't know it himself, he turns out to be [[spoiler:Ikumatsu's missing father Matsugoro Nishiki.]]
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: [[spoiler:Suffers from severe memory impairment, which has caused him to forget all about his family and identity.]]
* OpaqueNerdGlasses: Wears them all the time. He has strangely intense eyes behind them.


[[folder:Heiji Kozenigata]]
!!Heiji Kozenigata
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/UnshoIshizuka

The Hard-Boiled Detective, a man with tough looks who's been on the hunt for the fox thief Chogoro for years. However, despite his tough looks, Kozenigata is not a competent officer. He has a tendency to ramble in monologues and getting sidetracked, either by alcohol or sex clubs. He's usually accompanied by his younger partner Haji.
* TheAlcoholic: He's constantly downing alcohol, such as his favorite camus.
* ButtMonkey: He regularly screws up his own job, ties himself up with his own weapons, and also gets beat up on top of it.
* CoolShades: Makes him look even cooler.
* CowardlyLion: He's not particularly brave, but if somebody's in danger he'll step up to the plate.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Zigzagged. He actually ''looks'' competent and tries to act the part, but he's really bad at his job. However, in a real pinch he's able to help out in a fight, even taking out a Naraku while fighting alongside Hijikata.
* HardboiledDetective: He's a parody of this type of character, complete with constant monologuing, but is actually not good at his job.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: He throws coins attached with strings as weapons. Surprisingly effective, when he doesn't accidentally tie himself up with it.
* LawmanBaton: He carries a jutte, a small metal baton with a hook used by policemen at the time.
* SmokingIsCool: Smokes a mean cigar.
* TakingTheBullet: He pushes Hijikata out of the way of an attacking Naraku, taking a sword slash down the chest while killing said Naraku.

!!!!!!Voiced by: Kumiko Higa

Haji is a policeman in Kabukicho who often works together with Kozenigata, looking up to him despite his incompetence. Despite his appearance, he is actually a boy.
* DudeLooksLikeALady: Despite being a boy, he is drawn with a face similar to the female characters, complete with eyelashes that are usually only drawn on them.
* HyperCompetentSidekick: While Kozenigata is the better fighter, Haji is far more competent at actually working as a policeman despite being his sidekick.
* KidSidekick: He seems to be much younger than Kozenigata, whom he works under.
* LawmanBaton: As can be seen in his character image, he carries a jutte, a small metal baton with a hook used by policemen.
* ReformedCriminal: He is a former thief who now works for the police.

[[folder:Tatsugoro Terada]]
!!Tatsugoro Terada
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/HiroakiHirata

Otose's late husband, a policeman who was highly respected and looked up to by the people of Kabukicho. He and Jirocho became friends after having initially fought against one another. They joined the Joi war as part of the Anti-Foreigner Faction together, but he died during the war, leaving Otose a widow.
* TheAce: He's looked up to virtually everybody who knows about him, including Gintoki and Jirocho.
* FairCop: Not bad on the eyes for a cop.
* LawmanBaton: Along with his sword he also used a jutte, a small metal baton with a hook used by policemen. Jirocho recalls him often playfully throwing it around in his hand while on patrol and Otose still keeps it in a shrine to her husband.
* PermaStubble: Always shown with a fair bit of unshaven stubble on his chin.
* PosthumousCharacter: Died long before the series began.
* SmokingIsCool: Smoked a kiseru while still alive. Jirocho took it after his death while promising to protect Kabukicho.
* TakingTheBullet: He died taking a bullet for Jirocho during the war.
* VitriolicBestBuds: He was best friends with Jirocho, but the two would often get in violent fist fights, before going out drinking together.


[[folder:Katsuo Kurogoma]]
!!Katsuo Kurogoma
!!!!!!Voiced by: Katashi Ishizuka (JP), Creator/BrianDrummond (ENG)

An infrequently recurring character and one of the higher-ranking members of Dobunezumi, Jirocho's organization. An on-again-off again antagonist.
* AdaptationDyeJob: A minor case, as a much later color page shows his hair to be black and his clothes to be white in the manga.
* AffablyEvil: He's more antagonistic than outright evil, but acts pretty laidback with his supposed enemies anyway.
* AlliterativeName: '''K'''atsuo '''K'''urogoma.
* BeleagueredAssistant: Of Jirocho, as is implied many times in his first appearances.
* CharacterTic: He has a habit of smoothing his hair back.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Smashes alien {{Ninja}}s through roofs and walls with nothing but sheer physical strength.
* GoodOldFisticuffs: Goes to town on Kada's assassins, beating them up with his bare hands.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: A stitched scar across his face isn't exactly heroic, though he isn't exactly evil.
* GracefulLoser: Takes his first loss at Gintoki's hands pretty well and backs off when he realizes it's more trouble than worth.
* OralFixation: Constantly seen with a large toothpick in his mouth.
* PetTheDog: Has an adorable dog that he loves and pampers.
* RankUp: He takes the place of Jirocho as one of the new Four Heavenly Emperors of Kabukicho after his former boss leaves town with his daughter.
* ScarfOfAsskicking: Wears a big red scarf, even into combat.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: He is very quick to abandon the Planet Catnip ambassadors when their plans backfire on them.
* StraightMan: Plays the role among the new Four Heavenly Emperors, all of whom seem determined to drive him nuts with their crazy ideas.
* {{Yakuza}}: A junior yakuza boss of Jirocho's organisation, but eventually takes the top spot.

[[folder:Pirako Chin]]
!!Pirako Chin
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/AiNonaka

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

Despite her happy-go-lucky appearance and her perpetual smile, she soon reveals herself as a sadistic, bloodthirsty PsychoForHire, in the service of Kada, whose goal is to infiltrate Kabukicho's line of defense and facilitate Kada's takeover, in exchange of being reunited with her father, Jirocho.
* AntiVillain: She just wants to go back home with her dad, no matter the method required.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: She tries to act all happy and smiling around the Yorozuya, but she's really using them and stabs them in the back on the first opportunity.
* TheBusCameBack: [[spoiler:After leaving at the end of the Four Devas arc, she returns to Kabukicho with Jirocho in the final arc of the series.]]
* CuteAndPsycho: Happy, adorable, smiling, murderous... wait what?
* DaddyIssues: Oh, Pirako...
* DaddysLittleVillain: A variation. Jirocho was antagonistic but not a real villain and she was simply gullible enough to believe Kada would keep her word.
* DarkActionGirl: She's absolutely vicious in her methods.
* EmptyEyes: Her eyes have no shine in them, the first sign that she's not exactly who she says she is.
* GracefulLoser: Upon facing the Yorozuya-Gin after Kada's defeat, she throws her sword at their feet and kneels in submission, saying she's now ready to pay for what she has done to the Kabukicho district. But Gintoki has other plans for her and instead sends her off to her long-lost father.
* IdiotHair: Gintoki often takes advantage of her unruly hair to catch her.
* KarmaHoudini: One of the biggest in the series. She never suffered any consequence for having facilitated Kada's schemes and setting everyone up. She got away with only a minor injury to the forehead.
* TheMole: She works for Kada, at least at the beginning.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: She tries to pass off as a total spazz but it's not long before her [[CuteAndPsycho true self]] is revealed.
* PerkyFemaleMinion: To the much more serious and sultry Kada.
* PerpetualSmiler: As part of her deception.
* PersonaNonGrata: In the end, even though he helps her get away, Gintoki makes it clear that he doesn't want to see her face again after what she did to the Kabukicho district. And if she ever comes back, she will be dealt with permanently that time.
* ProfessionalKiller: She worked as a hitwoman before she came to Kabukicho.
* PsychoForHire: The very reason why Kada recruited her.
* PutOnABus: Leaves Kabukicho together with her father at the end of the Four Devas Arc. [[spoiler:She later returns together with Jirocho in the final arc of the series, saving Tae and the other cabaret girls from falling to their deaths with a large net. She then helps in the fight against the Shinra warriors hired by the Altana Liberation Army.]]
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Those red eyes might look cute, but she has anything but good intentions.
* TheReveal: She's quickly revealed to be Jirocho's daughter.
* {{Sarashi}}: Wears one under her kimono, which is usual for Japanese {{Action Girl}}s, both in fiction and in RealLife.
* WhenYouComingHomeDad: Jirocho's been distant from her all her life and tired of waiting, she takes action into her own hands.

!!Hashida Company

[[folder:Kahei Hashida]]
!!Kahei Hashida
!!!!!!Voiced by: Koji Yada

Head of the Hashida Corporation, which is based in Kabukicho. He is a major backer for the Anti-Foreigner Faction, whom he hires as personal enforcers in exchange for funds for their goals.
* ArcVillain: Serves as the villain of the Infant Strife Arc.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: He hires ronin and rebels as enforcers in exchanging for funding their illegal activities.
* EvilOldFolks: Though he is revealed to be not as evil at the end, mostly misguided and extreme in his actions to secure his family line and company.
* EyesAlwaysShut: Keeps his eyes shut most of the time, making him look more affable and friendly. He opens his eyes whenever he acts in a more sinister manner.
* HeelFaceTurn: Redeems himself at the end of the arc and hands back Kanshichiro to his mother after realizing where he went wrong.
* KarmaHoudini: While a lower scale antagonist, he's probably the biggest example in the series, getting absolutely no recompense for his actions. He gets exactly what he wanted (Kanshichiro as his heir) with the only cost to himself being accepting Ofusa as Kanshichiro's mother.
* WouldHitAGirl: Though he doesn't do it himself, he has his men beat up Fusa and orders them [[EyeScream take out one of her eyes]], which was thankfully interrupted.

[[folder:Kanshichiro Hashida]]
!!Kanshichiro Hashida
!!!!!!Voiced by: Eriko Kigawa

Son of the late Kantaro Hashida and his lover Ofusa. His grandfather Kahei attempted to kidnap him from his mother to raise him as his heir in place of his late son, however Ofusa fled with Kanshichiro, leaving him at the Yorozuya to shake off her pursuers. Due to looking like him, everybody initially assumes him to be Gintoki's bastard son.
* BadassAndBaby: The baby to Gintoki's badass during his arc.
* DoorstopBaby: Fusa left him in front of Otose's Snack Shop in order to shake off her pursuers. He even provides the page image!
* IsThatCuteKidYours: The cause of it for Gintoki, looking just like him despite the two not being related.
* SilentSnarker: He comes with quite a bit of snark despite not being able to fully talk yet.

!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/HaruhiTerada

Kanshichiro's mother. A servant hired by Kahei Hashida to take care of his sick son Kantaro. However, the two fell in love and fled to live together. Unfortunately, Kantaro's condition worsened and he ended up dying. As a result, Kahei set his eyes on their newborn son Kanshichiro as his new heir, leading Ofusa to flee with her son and leave him at Otose's Snack Shop.
* EyeScream: Narrowly averted in the manga. Kahei orders one of his men to stab out one of her eyes, but they are interrupted by Nizo discovering Shinpachi, Kagura and Hasegawa spying on them.
* {{Good Parent|s}}: Is very protective of her son and is willing to do anything to keep him safe.
* HerHeartWillGoOn: Kantaro dies, leaving her and their son behind, yet she’s determined to keep going and raise their son alone if she has to.
* SomeoneToRememberHimBy: Gives birth to her son by Kantaro after he dies.
* StarCrossedLovers: With Kahei's dying son, Kantaro.

!!Other Residents

[[folder:Gengai Hiraga]]
!!Gengai Hiraga
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/TakeshiAono, Creator/BinShimada (Enchousen onwards), Creator/ScottMcNeil (EN)

A crazy inventor who can repair ''any'' kind of machine. As a result, whenever the Yorozuya have technical problems they always go to him. He had a son who died during the war, a fact that still haunts him to this day.

He is the one who put Tama back together and helped a lot in taking down the army of robot-maids.
* BadassBeard: More hair than on top at least.
* BadassDriver: Since he's not a physical fighter, his main contribution is driving a freaking tank into battle.
* BadassGrandpa: His age doesn't prevent him from driving a tank deep into an army of robots.
* BaldOfAwesome: Except for that little bit of hair on the back of his head, he's mostly bald.
* CloudCuckooLander: He's actually pretty restrained most of the time, but he has some rather odd ideas, like how to turn mecha-Tama into an attractive woman (which involved adding a huge butt to the mecha).
* CoolOldGuy: Still a competent mechanic in his old age.
* DeathSeeker: Takasugi manages to prod him into trying to kill the Shogun to avenge his son, but he admits to Gintoki he never had any intention of succeeding. He is ultimately talked out of it.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: In a freaking tank.
* TheEngineer: Anything that's mechanical is usually left for him to handle.
* GadgeteerGenius: He builds and maintains almost anything. Even weapons! What do you mean you modified Lake Toya to squirt soy sauce!?
* GogglesDoNothing: Actually, being a mechanic, they do serve a purpose. However, he never takes them off even when he's not working.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Has a stitched scar on top of his head.
* MadScientist: The rare benevolent kind.
* MrFixit: If anybody has a mechanical problem they go to him.
* OutlivingOnesOffspring: Had the great misfortune of having to witness his son's [[DecapitationPresentation decapitated head being presented in public]] during the Joi War.
* TankGoodness: Drives a self-built tank that can also sail on water and fly through the air.

[[folder:Ikumatsu Nishiki]]
!!Ikumatsu Nishiki
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/MayumiAsano

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

[[folder:Hachibei Takaya]]
!!Hachibei Takaya
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/HiroyukiYoshino

Shinpachi's childhood friend and a member of Otsu's fan club, known more widely by the name Taka-chin. He was friends with Shinpachi back in temple school, but that ended after he had an embarrassing incident where he had to poop and Shinpachi ignored him. He later became a delinquent, but was mistreated by the gang he was involved with. Shinpachi managed to pull him out from the gang, reviving their friendship. He has since then been a member of Otsu's fan club.
* ButtMonkey: He makes very few appearances, but in those appearances he is often mocked or physically abused.
* DelinquentHair: Wears his hair in the style of a delinquent's pompadour.
* InSeriesNickname: Known by the nickname Taka-chin.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Always referred to by the nickname Taka-chin and never by his real name.
* {{Otaku}}: Becomes an idol otaku alongside Shinpachi when he joins Otsu's fan club.
* WeUsedToBeFriends: He was friends with Shinpachi back in temple school, but his embarrassing incident ruined it. They patch things up after Shinpachi helps him leave the gang that mistreated him.

!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/YukoSato

Oryo is one of Tae's fellow hostesses at the Snack Smile cabaret club and the two are also friends outside of work. She is chased after by Sakamoto.
* ArmorPiercingSlap: In an anime filler episode, she hits Sakamoto when he tries to jump her. In canon, she notably frowns upon the idea of hitting him when Tae proposes she does it in response to him groping her. When they are first seen on page together in the manga, she also hides behind Tae instead of hitting him.
* GroinAttack: Gives Sakamoto a kick in the balls in an anime filler episode.
* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Surprisingly yes, she is based on the historical person [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narasaki_Ry%C5%8D Narasaki Ryou]], who was the historical Sakamoto's ''wife''.
* NaginatasAreFeminine: Fitting for a woman of the period, she shows up in the Four Devas Arc wielding a naginata along with the other cabaret girls.
* StraightMan: She tends to react with shock and outrage at some of Tae's antics.

!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/TesshoGenda

An Amanto of the Dakini clan who moves into the house behind the Yorozuya. In spite of his scary appearance, he is a very friendly and nice person. He owns a flower shop, but doesn't have a whole lot of customers because of how scary he looks.
* AllTheOtherReindeer: Everybody is afraid of him and shun him as a result. One of the endings in the anime show him as a child where none of the other children wanted to play with him.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: He is extremely friendly, but won't hesitate to throw knives or punch somebody to prevent them from stepping on a bug.
* DefectorFromDecadence: [[spoiler:He used to be a legendary warrior who was revered among the Dakini, but after starting to grow that flower on his head he decided to leave them behind, renouncing the way of war.]]
* FaceOfAThug: Because he looks so scary, everybody is afraid of him and assume he has evil intentions. In reality, he's probably the nicest person in the entire series.
* GentleGiant: Huge and scary-looking, but very friendly.
* HornedHumanoid: As with all Dakini, Hedoro has a pair of horns on his head.
* LivingLegend: [[spoiler:The Dakini revere him as a legendary warrior and the ultimate masterpiece of their god Igor.]]
* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: Most of the Dakini are violent brutes who live for war and destruction, but Hedoro is a peaceful person who just wants to make and sell flowers.
* NiceGuy: Possibly ''the'' nicest person in the series.
* NoSell: The Dakini Ougai had previously smashed through Kabukicho's iron gate in one blow with his club, but when he smashes it down on Hedoro's back, Hedoro simply stands back up without a single sign of injury.
* OneManArmy: [[spoiler:After punching Ougai into a far-away building, he tears through the front of the Altana Liberation Army, punching people into the air by the dozens and sending them running.]]
* RedBaron: [[spoiler:During his days as a warrior, he was known as the "Horn of God" by the other Dakini, referring to their god Igor.]]
* RedEyesTakeWarning: His red eyes add to just how scary his appearance is, and the Yorozuya initially assumes he's a bad guy, but it's subverted as he is actually a very nice guy.
* RetiredBadass: [[spoiler:He was once a legendary Dakini warrior, but left his old life behind to open up a flower shop.]]
* SuperStrength: His natural Dakini strength makes him capable of punching people through walls. [[spoiler:In fact, he is the strongest Dakini alive and shows off his strength by punching fellow Dakini Ougai so hard that he flies into a far-away building.]]

!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/HibiAiko

A (would-be) member of the Me-gumi fire brigade. She meets Gintoki after suspecting him to be a serial-arsonist, catching him peeing on a fire, but lets him go after finding out he is innocent. She lost her parents in a fire and was raised by the leader of the fire brigade. While he refuses to let her become a firefighter, he ultimately relents and lets her join after she rescues an old man from a burning building.
* {{Bokukko}}: Uses the male pronoun "ore" since she was raised by firemen, reinforcing how tomboyish she is.
* HappilyAdopted: She was raised by the leader of the fire brigade and had a mostly happy childhood despite the loss of her parents. She has a bit of a conflict with him in the present because he won't let her become a fireman, but ultimately he relents and lets her.
* PervertRevengeMode: Beats up Gintoki with her extinguisher after finding him peeing on a fire.
* TheTeamWannabe: She desperately wants to be a real firefighter because of the firefighter who adopted her, and goes out of her way to catch an arsonist on her own. Ultimately, the chief of the firefighters lets her join for real.
* {{Tomboy}}: She dresses, speaks and tries to act like a man.

[[folder:Fire Brigade Chief]]
!!Fire Brigade Chief
!!!!!!Voiced by: Shinpachi Tsuji

The chief of the Me-gumi fire brigade in Kabukicho. He saved Tatsumi from the fire her parents died in, then adopted and raised her. He comes into conflict with her as she tries to become a firefighter, while he refuses to put her in that kind of danger. After saving her from debris inside a burning building while she rescues an old man, and then getting rescued by Gintoki, he is ultimately convinced to let her become a real firefighter.
* TheAtoner: He claims to have raised Tatsumi as atonement for failing to save her parents, but he truly does love her like a daughter.
* ItsAllMyFault: He blames himself for failing to save people in fires, claiming that he let people die.
* JerkassFacade: After Tatsumi keeps trying to become a firefighter, he pretends not to care about her, claiming that he only raised her to atone for failing to save her parents.
* NoNameGiven: He is never given a name in the series.
* RedHerring: He is very briefly set up as the arsonist while he is sneaking around the alleys. In reality he is just going through trash.
* ScarsAreForever: He got that burn scar over his left eye while saving Tatsumi's life when she was a kid.
* StayInTheKitchen: Pretends to believe that women can't be firefighters, but he really just wants to keep Tatsumi out of harms way.

[[folder:Kyoshiro Honjo]]
!!Kyoshiro Honjo
!!!!!!Voiced by: Atsushi Kisaichi

The owner and frontman of the #1 host club Takamagahara.
* BeautifulAllAlong: Subverted. He was ridiculously ugly until the plastic surgery...
* {{Bishounen}}: Probably has the most BishieSparkle scenes of all the characters.
* TheCharmer: Well, it is his job.
* {{Gonk}}: Before plastic surgery.
* HostClub: Head of the number 1 host club in Kabukicho.
* SharpDressedMan: His outfit is considered typical of pimps by the standards of Japanese culture.

[[folder:Tetsuko Murata]]
!!Tetsuko Murata
!!!!!!Voiced by: Keiko Nemoto (JP), Creator/BrittneyKarbowski (EN, movie)

Tetsuko is a swordsmith in Kabukicho and Tetsuya's younger sister. As children of renowned swordsmith Jintetsu Murata, the two run the swordsmith shop together. She helped Gintoki Sakata and the Yorozuya during the Benizakura Arc.
* ActionGirl: While not a particularly accomplished fighter she is capable of wielding a sword and brings a hammer to the battle in front of Otose's snack shop.
* TheAtoner: She feels responsible for standing by and letting her brother continue his work, and thus seeks out Gintoki to stop him.
* TheBlacksmith: Took up her father's craft as a swordsmith alongside her brother.
* DropTheHammer: Brings along a huge blacksmithing hammer as her weapon in the Four Devas arc.
* ShyBlueHairedGirl: Initially, though she seems to have grown out of it by the Four Devas arc.

[[folder:Tetsuya Murata]]
!!Tetsuya Murata
!!!!!!Voiced by: Takeharu Onishi (JP), Creator/JohnSwasey (movie) (EN)

Tetsuya is a swordsmith in Kabukicho and Tetsuko's older brother. As children of renowned swordsmith Jintetsu Murata, the two run the swordsmith shop together. Feeling overshadowed by his father's legacy, Tetsuya is completely obsessed with surpassing him. He forged Benizakura for Takasugi in an attempt to make the ultimate sword.
* TheBlacksmith: Took up his father's craft as a swordsmith alongside his sister.
* HeroicSacrifice: Dies saving his sister from Benizakura.
* NoIndoorVoice: He shouts ''very'' loudly all damn the time.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: Serves with the Kiheitai throughout the Benizakura arc, but redeems himself by saving his sister at the cost of his own life.
* TakingTheBullet: Pushes Tetsuko out of the way when the Benizakura-possessed Nizo attacks her, dying as a result.
* UltimateBlacksmith: He mixed together swordsmithing and Amanto technology in order to create Benizakura.

!!!!!!Voiced by: Masaaki Tsukada

Chogoro the Firefox is a famous thief dressed in white who wears a fox mask. He has been pursued by Heiji Kozenigata for 10 years, but has never been caught. When he is not being a thief, he serves drinks at a street bar that Kozenigata frequents. He is a former member of the Nine-Tails Fox Gang of Thieves, a group of nine thieves trained as ninjas, but he split from them 30 years ago during a robbery in Kyoto. They later commit various murders in Kyoto and frames him for it, forcing him out of retirement as he sends out a calling card to steal a golden tofu.
* BadassGrandpa: He is a short old man capable of taking down multiple policemen in one move.
* BringIt: He challenges Kozenigata and the Yorozuya to pursue him with a wave of his hand.
* CoolMask: He wears a white fox mask.
* CoolOldGuy: A friendly old man who runs a bar and is also a very competent thief.
* DefectorFromDecadence: He split from the Nine-Tails Fox Gang 30 years ago in Kyoto, saving Kozenigata after the gang had murdered his parents.
* EyesAlwaysShut: He always keeps his eyes shut, making them resemble the eyeslids on his fox mask.
* FrameUp: He is framed as a murderer by the rest of the Nina-Tails Fox Gang, forcing him to come out of retirement as a thief.
* GentlemanThief: He may be a thief, but he mostly steals from the rich or criminals, and even gives some of what he steals to the poor. He also never harms anybody, which is the reason Kozenigata refuses to believe he's become a murderer. He's right as Chogoro has actually been framed by his former comrades.
* InTheBack: At the end of the arc he is stabbed in the back by his replacement in the Nine-Tails Fox Gang. He still manages to survive his injury on top of falling into the fire.
* InTheHood: Wears a hood under his fox mask to hide the rest of his head.
* JustLikeRobinHood: He gives what he steals to the poor.
* {{Ninja}}: While he is a thief, he and the rest of the Nine-Tails Fox Gang are trained and skilled in the ways of the ninja.
* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: He is assumed dead after he falls into the fire at the end of the Hard-Boiled Detective Arc, but Kozenigata and Gintoki seemingly meet him again at a new street bar, though he is only heard, not seen.

!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/YosukeAkimoto

Hoichi is the boss of the stray cats in Kabukicho. Despite his strict rule and violent reputation, he is only out to protect the other stray cats by preventing them from getting into trouble with humans. When Gintoki and Katsura are turned into cats, and Kondo is turned into a gorilla, he takes them under his wing. After an attempted mutiny by the other cats, he is captured along with the other cats by Katsuo for the Amanto of Planet Catnip. While he protects the other cats from a huge beast, Gintoki, Katsura and Kondo come to the rescue and help them escape.

He used to be human, but became a cat 13 years ago. Back when he was human, he was a lowly killer working for the yakuza. One day he found and became attached to a kitten, which taught him the value of life. He made a promise never to kill again, which got him into trouble with his employer, who sent him on a suicide mission. When the cat sacrificed itself to save him, he awoke to find himself in the body of the cat, while his own body laid lifeless and surrounded by corpses.
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: He's the boss of the stray cats by virtue of being the strongest.
* TheAtoner: He sees being turned into a cat as penance for his crimes while alive and for breaking his promise not to kill.
* BadassGrandpa: He is a tough old cat who is bigger and stronger than the rest. He is even able to fight against a giant alien beast to protect the other cats.
* JerkassFacade: He only provokes and fights newly arrived cats like Gintoki to test if they have what it takes to survive in Kabukicho. His tough attitude towards the other cats and his strict rule is also purely to keep them in line so that they won't get themselves killed.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He may be rude and aggressive, but he goes out of his way to protect other cats. He even helps out Gintoki, Katsura and Kondo-turned-gorilla with finding food.
* LargeAndInCharge: The boss cat of Kabukicho is both bigger and stronger than all the other cats.
* MoralityPet: While he was still human and a lowly killer, he found a stray kitten that he became attached to. That taught him the value of life and made him promise to no longer kill people. When he was later about to be killed, the cat jumped in the way to save him, after which he killed his attackers at the cost of his own life, only to awake in the cat's body.
* TakingTheBullet: Stands in the way of several thrown pieces of rubble to shield the cowering cats behind him, getting severely injured in the process.
* {{Yakuza}}: He was a lowly yakuza back when he was human.

[[folder:Kintoki Sakata]]
!!Kintoki Sakata
!!!!!!Voiced by: Creator/YuuichiNakamura

A replacement robot that Kagura and Shinpachi had Gengai build since Gintoki left them. He winds up brainwashing the whole cast and the whole Kabukicho with FakeMemories of him as the protagonist of the series.
* AiIsACrapshoot: Even turned against his creator Gengai.
* ArcVillain: Of the Kintama Arc.
* BigBadWannabe: Saw himself as the BigBad whose defeat would result in the series ending for good, allowing him to be the star of his own series. Boy was he proven wrong.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Since he's [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Gintoki]]'s opposite, it goes without saying.
* BreakTheHaughty: The recipient of it, when after a brutal beatdown, the Yorozuya creates a dream anime for him, only to constantly humiliate him and tear it down.
* BreakThemByTalking: Does it to Gintoki by convincing him his whole life was a lie which he made up in his head because of watching Kintoki's accomplishments from afar. Tama and Sadaharu both manage to bring Gintoki out of it again though.
* TheBusCameBack: Kintoki was left alive after being beaten at the end of his arc, but didn't make any more appearances until the Silver Soul arc, where he returns [[spoiler:to aid Gengai and Tama in using the Neo Armstrong Cyclone Jet Armstrong Gengai Cannon!]]
* EmbarrassingFirstName: When you use his name for the title instead of Gintoki's, you end up with ''Kin''tama (a homophone of the word for 'testicles' in Japanese).
* EvilCounterpart: To Gintoki.
* FauxAffablyEvil: He tries to act polite, but his mockery of Gintoki and his sheer delight in his suffering shines through.
* GoneHorriblyRight: Was made into a "Perfect Gintoki" to act as the leader of Odd Jobs while the real Gintoki was away.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Happens in the last arc of the series, when he along Tama and the robots used the Neo Armstrong Cyclone Jet Armstrong Gengai Cannon in order to release a lethal machine virus on the air. That virus would affect him too leading to his death.]]
* KickTheDog: Apart from convincing Gintoki his whole life was a lie, there's also his vicious attack on Tama, which he frames Gintoki for.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Gintoki literally creates a dream anime for him just to destroy it.
* ParodySue: A ''villainous'' example.
* ReplacementGoldfish: Started out as a replacement for Gintoki, who was absent for a while.
* RidiculouslyHumanRobot: Done on purpose.
* SmugSnake: His sheer confidence in his control over Kabukicho proves to be his undoing, as his brainwashing wears off. He also boasts of how destroying him would reset everybody's memories, while his own data is transferred to another body to live out his own dream series, but it is completely torn down.