'Hard-boiled' police detective who does not live up to the expectation of his 'competent-looking face'.
In the 4 deva of Kabuki District arc, there are rumours that the Okama and Yakuza are going to tear down Otose shop. Heiji was amongst the friend who couldn't stand watching Yorozuya be putted down and helped out.
- Not based on a real life character, but based on a fictional Edo character named Zenigata Heiji 銭形平次, created by Nomura Kodo in 1937. He catches criminals by throwing coins. Both Heijis have a sidekick.
- The hard-boil detective is based on John Woo film "Hard Boil".
- The character design is based on Chow Yun-Fat 周潤發 who was the main actor of Hard Boil.