I learned many things from the man with whom I fought with back-to-back. That's why I have no regrets. There is something that I must protect. Even if it means destroying Earth. Even if it means fighting against him. A true friend will always protect a friend's back. That is what I learned from my friend on Earth.

Elizabeth (エリザベス) is Katsura's unusual pet Amanto and a member of the Jouishishi. It is always by Katsura's side and has become inseparable as Katsura's sidekick. Fiercely loyal to Katsura, it has saved him on numerous occassions. Apparently, the members of the Jouishishi consider Elizabeth like a high rank member of the joui, in fact, he is like Katsura's right hand.

It was later revealed that there are two Elizabeth in the series that accompanies Katsura.

In episode 173, Katsura was accompanied with Russian Elizabeth instead.


Monday Elizabeth
After being abducted and turned into a Renho he adopts the name of General Eren of the Renho race, a race of mercenaries specialized in covert operations, and he, along with many Renho, act as pets for numerous Earthlings in order to prepare Earth for an invasion. It's very likely that this Elizabeth was given to Katsura by Sakamoto Tatsuma since he was the one who brought all the Renho to earth.
Eren replaces regular Elizabeth on Monday, Eren would watch television with Katsura and reinact commerical songs. Eren plays Uno with Katsura a lot, although he's bad at it. Eren would let Katsura win a few times.
Eren was in a relationship with Fumiko before she defected the Renho. It is possible that eren's actions will be attributed to the normal elizabeth, who is currently the only elizabeth, later in the series because the writer may forget the joke, as such the joke and the "monday elizabeth" in its entirety may become non-canon.

Eren Elizabeth has accompanied Katsura, shown in Eren and Katsura flashback in Renho arc:

  • In manga:
    • First introduction into the series.
    • Building snow scupltures.
    • Katsura interview with Reporter Hana.
    • Katsurap in the group date.
    • When he was on standby at the Santa battle arc.
    • Standby at a false wedding ceremony.
    • Swimming with Katsura and others in the Shogun pool arc.
    • Russian Elizabeth took over.
  • In Anime:
    • Katsura was hiding at Ikumatsu, Elizabeth became homeless.
    • KO when eating over at Yorozuya.
    • Helped Katsura prison break.
    • Elizabeth injured by Matsudaira Katakuriko and has to stay in hospital.
    • Queued up with Katsura in Bentendo Owee arc.
    • Part of the soccer team.
    • Part of the recruitment team for Joui candidates, Project Z.

Normal Elizabeth

This Elizabeth's real name is Dragonia, is the older prince of the planet's Oukoku's Royal family. He was admired by his whole species for both his gigantic chinko and excellent abilities of battle. During a battle he fell off a mountain due to his big chinko, he survived, however he was abducted by the Renho and turned as one of them while he couldn't protect himself.
He accompanies Katsura on Tuesday to Sunday. It was confirmed by Katsura that this Elizabeth was the one that participated in the Benizakura arc.
When Katsura and Elizabeth had argued and fallen out, Katsura found out that he has a wife and a kid. When X-Rayed, there was a fat old man inside.
In the anime the human in Elizabeth is often joked to actually be Takamatsu Shinji the director of the Gintama anime, although this is most likely not canon.

Normal Elizabeth has accompanied Katsura:

  • Eating Soba with Katsura.
  • Benizakura arc.
  • Appeared in the ending of the Renho arc, he went on a vacation and brought Katsura a Renho doll.
  • Appeared in Sakata Kintoki arc.

Russian Elizabeth
Also known as Fake Elizabeth. Nothing is known besides that he uses a Bintendo TS (parody of Nintendo DS) to speak and he's Russian. He is perverted and loves hostess club. He's very wealthy.


He is a large duck or penguin-like Amanto with a dull expression, although at certain times it is shown to actually be a Humanoid in a costume.

All the Renho, of which Elizabeth is a member, are in costume almost all the time. The Humanoid inside it is depicted as a dark skinned, sweaty man with hairy legs and glowing pink eyes, but as the director the Human has glasses but continues to have glowing eyes. Later on having grown a short beard and having bloodshot eyes on its costume, maybe from reworking its costume by itself.

Throughout the series he is seen wearing various disguises and has been shown in different styles for gags.

Elizabeth's Gallery


Elizabeth appears as a quiet and dull character at first glance but it can often be insane and extraneous. it is usually never seen speaking and mainly communicates through the use of placards which it can also use as weapons.

Eren Elizabeth
As Eren infiltrated Earth, he started to grown attach to Earth and Katsura. The time he spent with Katsura made him learn a lot of things. He felt guilty with deception and betrayal and can no longer tell who he is but Eren was willing to betray his home planet for the sake of his friends.

Russian Elizabeth
He's extremely perverted that couldn't help himself going to hostess club. He carries a lot of money with him that he used to get everyone on his side.

Strength & Abilities

Normal Elizabeth
Elizabeth is usually seen carrying a placard with it, which it uses to communicate, but also as its main weapon. He has a cannon in his suit shown in Benizakura arc.

Eren Elizabeth
In Episode 39, it was seen being able to shoot lasers from its eyes. Eren Elizabeth is a capable pilot for the Gunsam mecha suit.
Eren is quite flexible, he was able to deflect a rocket from a Bazooka with a kick back at Okita Sougo. He was able to use his Renho suit as a parachute.


Friends & Allies

  • Katsura Kotarou: Katsura is usually seen with his sidekick Elizabeth, Elizabeth is Katsura right hand man and Katsura is very attached to him.
  • Shimura Shinpachi: Shinpachi develops a respect to regular Elizabeth in Benizakura arc by calling him Elizabeth Sempai.
  • Saitou Shimaru: Once enemies temporarly prior Shige Shige's death. Although Saitou did capture Elizabeth prior finding out Katsura's identity during Afro arc, he treats Elizabeth well in actuality, whom Katsura was dumb enough to think Saitou was torturing him. As the series somehow progressed between Saitou and Elizabeth's relationships, they share a same manners on not speaking with an actual voice. Upon learning how Elizabeth and his species used to speak with a board text while in Renho suit, Saitou follows the Renho's way, but resulting his and Elizabeth's rivalry become further in over using a texts to communicate with someone, something Elizabeth displease that Saitou "stole" his role.

Love Interest

  • Uchion: Hasegawa convinces her to make a move and confess her feelings to Elizabeth.


  • Dark Vader: Eren betrays his leader in order to protect his Renho brethen and Earth.


Gintama Episode 15

Episode 15

Elizabeth was originally given to Katsura by his old acquaintance Sakamoto Tatsuma. Katsura quickly grows fond of the odd Amanto and since first meeting it he has kept Elizabeth by his side ever since. Katsura takes great pride in Elizabeth often considering it a truly charming and sophisticated pet unlike the Yorozuya's violent mascot Sadaharu, who Katsura often considers as inferior in comparison to his Elizabeth, he has even gone so far as to appear on a live TV pet show just to prove that Elizabeth is the better pet even though doing this might have put him at risk of being captured by the Shinsengumi.

Benizakura Arc

When Katsura went missing in the beginning of the Benizakura Chapter, Elizabeth visited Yorozuya for help. While investigating the case Elisabeth waited at the place Katsura went missing hoping that he would eventually return. Later on Elisabeth together with Katsura's faction goes after Kihetai to exact revenge for his attack on Katsura. While storming their airship Elisabeth eventually reuniutes with Katsura who turned out had survived and had infilitrated the ship before them.

Go-Ninja Arc

Fuyo Arc

Owee Arc

Kintaro Arc

Elizabeth was acting weird for a while so Katsura took him to a dentist. They saw a ossan shaped shadow inside of him.

Character Poll Arc

When Sahadaru found out that Elisabeth was higher on the character popularity poll than him he brutally beats him up to a pulp. Though after just a while the both of them join forces to attack the other characters higher than their ranks.

Renho Arc

Later, when Elizabeth disappears and Katsura and Yorozuya look for him it is revealed that Elizabeth was a Renho Soldier called Eren. However at the end of the arc it's revealed that Eren-Elizabeth is simply the sub Elizabeth that fills in on Mondays and when the normal Elizabeth is on vacation (which apparently included the entire invasion attempt). Katsura is aware of this and is excited to see that the normal Elizabeth is back and says goodbye to the Monday Elizabeth and apologizes to him for him not getting to appear in the Benizakura arc.

Kintama Arc

Frozen Time Arc

In Episode 267 He and Katsura are playing baseball.

Soul Switch Arc

Katsura and Elizabeth Episode 289

Katsura and Elizabeth in Kagura and Sougo's Episode 289

In Episode 289 He and Katsura are switch they bodies. Elizabeth in Sougo's body.

Farewell, Shinsengumi Arc

Silver Soul Arc


  • Elizabeth is also a talented painter.
  • Eren Elizabeth is voiced by Tōru Furuya who is famous for the role of Amuro Ray.
  • In the Soul Switch Arc, Tohru Furuya did not voiced Kagura in Elizabeth's body, who instead voiced by her voice actor Rie Kugimiya, who also voiced Katsura in Kagura's body. This could be because he was not Monday Elizabeth a.k.a. General Eren, whom Furuya did voice, but is instead the regular Elizabeth.
  • Elizabeth shares the same birthday as Queen Elizabeth I (Sept. 7), hinting that Elizabeth was probably named after the queen.



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