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|rname= ''Sasaki Isaburo''
 
|rname= ''Sasaki Isaburo''
 
|ename= Isaburo Sasaki
 
|ename= Isaburo Sasaki
|birthday= February 5
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|birthday= October 10 / Libra
 
|epithet= Monster of Three Heavens
 
|epithet= Monster of Three Heavens
 
|aka= Sabu-chan
 
|aka= Sabu-chan
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===Establishment of the Shinsengumi===
 
===Establishment of the Shinsengumi===
Several years after the Joui War, Sasaki and [[Matsudaira Katakuriko]] witnessed the creation of the Roshigumi, which later evolved to [[Shinsengumi]]. Upon meeting [[Kondou Isao]] and his allies and watching the force's growing influence, Sasaki started to think that their nature was that more true to a samurai than of the elite classes like himself.
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Several years after the Joui War, Sasaki and [[Matsudaira Katakuriko]] witnessed the creation of the Roshigumi, which later evolved to [[Shinsengumi]]. Upon meeting [[Kondou Isao]] and his allies and watching the force's growing influence, Sasaki started to think that their nature was that more true to a samurai than of the elite classes like himself.
   
 
At this time, he also mailed to his wife about their unborn child. Sasaki tried to think of a name for his daughter, yet he could not choose a name that summed up his ideas. He then reduced his ideas and came up with the name "Nobume," believing that as long as his child grew up healthy, he could trust her for the rest. He quickly mailed the name to his wife.
 
At this time, he also mailed to his wife about their unborn child. Sasaki tried to think of a name for his daughter, yet he could not choose a name that summed up his ideas. He then reduced his ideas and came up with the name "Nobume," believing that as long as his child grew up healthy, he could trust her for the rest. He quickly mailed the name to his wife.
   
In a discussion with Matsudaira, he learned that the Shinsengumi's first mission was to escort the [[Hitotsubashi Faction|Hitotsubashi family]], let the [http://gintama.wikia.com/wiki/Tenshouin_Naraku Naraku] assassins kill the family and commit seppuku for the crime. Later, he received several children from the [http://gintama.wikia.com/wiki/Tendoshu Tendoshuu], who were actually assassins, with [http://gintama.wikia.com/wiki/Imai_Nobume Imai Nobume], then known as Mukuro, being the best of them. There, Mukuro noted to a shocked Sasaki that, while she was a child, she could kill people, and while he could kill people, he was worrying about the name of his unborn child.
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In a discussion with Matsudaira, he learned that the Shinsengumi's first mission was to escort the [[Hitotsubashi Faction|Hitotsubashi family]], let the [http://gintama.wikia.com/wiki/Tenshouin_Naraku Naraku] assassins kill the family and commit seppuku for the crime. Later, he received several children from the [http://gintama.wikia.com/wiki/Tendoshu Tendoshuu], who were actually assassins, with [http://gintama.wikia.com/wiki/Imai_Nobume Imai Nobume] being the best of them. There, Mukuro noted to a shocked Sasaki that, while she was a child, she could kill people, and while he could kill people, he was worrying about the name of his unborn child.
   
 
Afterwards, Sasaki came up with a plan to foil the assassination, thus saving the Shinsengumi, even though he denied helping them. Because of this, [[Oboro]] sent out Mukuro to kill both him and his family as a punishment for disobedience. At the same time, Sasaki realised that she had just stopped mailing him back, he rushed to his wife's side in panic, only to find Mukuro on the top of his murdered family.
 
Afterwards, Sasaki came up with a plan to foil the assassination, thus saving the Shinsengumi, even though he denied helping them. Because of this, [[Oboro]] sent out Mukuro to kill both him and his family as a punishment for disobedience. At the same time, Sasaki realised that she had just stopped mailing him back, he rushed to his wife's side in panic, only to find Mukuro on the top of his murdered family.
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After [[Tokugawa Shige Shige]]'s death, [[Hitotsubashi Nobu Nobu]] became the next Shogun and, as a result, Sasaki was promoted to the position of Director of Police. With the Mimawarigumi investigating the former Shogun's death, Matsurdaira and Kondou were sentenced to execution because of their failure to protect Shige Shige.
 
After [[Tokugawa Shige Shige]]'s death, [[Hitotsubashi Nobu Nobu]] became the next Shogun and, as a result, Sasaki was promoted to the position of Director of Police. With the Mimawarigumi investigating the former Shogun's death, Matsurdaira and Kondou were sentenced to execution because of their failure to protect Shige Shige.
   
Some time later, Sasaki escorted Nobu Nobu to [[Snack Smile]] (in similarity to what the previous Shogun did.) However, with Gintoki punching the new Shogun to a point of unconsciousness, Sasaki intended to arrest Gintoki. Though, a disguised [[Katsura Kotarou]] used a smoke bomb to free Gintoki and other people in the bar. It is assumed that he quickly arrested Katsura and put him in jail with [[Matsudaira Katakuriko|Matsudaira]] and [[Kondou Isao|Kondou]] on [[Kokujou Island]].
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Some time later, Sasaki escorted Nobu Nobu to [[Snack Smile]] (in similiarity to what the previous Shogun did.) However, with Gintoki punching the new Shogun to a point of unconsciousness, Sasaki intended to arrest Gintoki. Though, a disguised [[Katsura Kotarou]] used a smoke bomb to free Gintoki and other people in the bar. It is assumed that he quickly arrested Katsura and put him in jail with [[Matsudaira Katakuriko|Matsudaira]] and [[Kondou Isao|Kondou]] on [[Kokujou Island]].
   
 
Nevertheless, by putting Matsudaira, Kondou and Katsura together, Sasaki had triggered them to escape and successfully ignited a revolution from the Alliance of the [[Shinsengumi]] and the Katsura's [[Jouishishi]] faction. With the Alliance fighting against the [http://gintama.wikia.com/wiki/Tenshouin_Naraku Naraku] and the [[Mimawarigumi]] guards, he intended to destroy both sides. While so, he maintained on acting against the Shinsengumi by opening fire on their ships and engaging in a fight with Hijikata.
 
Nevertheless, by putting Matsudaira, Kondou and Katsura together, Sasaki had triggered them to escape and successfully ignited a revolution from the Alliance of the [[Shinsengumi]] and the Katsura's [[Jouishishi]] faction. With the Alliance fighting against the [http://gintama.wikia.com/wiki/Tenshouin_Naraku Naraku] and the [[Mimawarigumi]] guards, he intended to destroy both sides. While so, he maintained on acting against the Shinsengumi by opening fire on their ships and engaging in a fight with Hijikata.
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==Personality==
 
==Personality==
Sasaki Isaburo is a very calm and serious person. Regardless of the situation, he tends to remain indifferent, even if his life is in danger. For instance, when he was stabbed by a [[Naraku]] assassin, he casually told [[Shimura Shinpachi]] and [[Kagura]] to stay away from [[Suzuran]] while commenting how his uniform got stained again after he recently got a curry stain off it from the other day.
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Sasaki Isaburo is a very calm and serious person. Regardless of the situation, he tends to remain indifferent, even if his life is in danger. For instance, when he was stabbed by a [[Naraku]] assassin, he casually told [[Shimura Shinpachi]] and [[Kagura]] to stay away from [[Suzuran]] while believing his bleeding to be a curry stain from the other day.
   
 
He is also shown to be somewhat arrogant in some aspects. As the Commander of the [[Mimawarigumi]], he considers "elite" people, like himself and all members of the force, to be far better than other people, and regularly insults people whom he considers not "elite", notably [[Sasaki Tetsunosuke]] and, to a lesser extent, [[Sakata Gintoki]]. Moreover, Isaburo is extremely ruthless. It has been shown that he will not hesitate to kill anybody in his path.
 
He is also shown to be somewhat arrogant in some aspects. As the Commander of the [[Mimawarigumi]], he considers "elite" people, like himself and all members of the force, to be far better than other people, and regularly insults people whom he considers not "elite", notably [[Sasaki Tetsunosuke]] and, to a lesser extent, [[Sakata Gintoki]]. Moreover, Isaburo is extremely ruthless. It has been shown that he will not hesitate to kill anybody in his path.
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In addition, Sasaki is frequently shown to be sarcastic. In his meeting with [[Hijikata Toushirou]], he claimed to be a fan of the [[Shinsengumi]] and have modelled the Mimawarigumi uniform after theirs, while he also suggested them to be "poor and talentless people." In another occasion, Sasaki stated that the reason for his action against the era was the signal being too weak to send mails, implying of his family's death.
 
In addition, Sasaki is frequently shown to be sarcastic. In his meeting with [[Hijikata Toushirou]], he claimed to be a fan of the [[Shinsengumi]] and have modelled the Mimawarigumi uniform after theirs, while he also suggested them to be "poor and talentless people." In another occasion, Sasaki stated that the reason for his action against the era was the signal being too weak to send mails, implying of his family's death.
   
Aside from his "elite" manners, Sasaki also has an obsession with mailing, and his personality changes immensely when sending mails. In his mails, he goes by "Sabu-chan" and repeatedly sends pointless texts to his recipients, using of very childish language and emoticons. To get Nobume to reply him, he will threaten to sulk while admitting it is not behaviour very becoming of an elite. He claims to have very few friends and often asks people to share their phone number, and even gives them a phone for free when they claim not to have one, or when they break the last one he gave them. The obsession seems to be his way of remembering his deceased wife, as that was their preferred mode of communication.
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Aside from his "elite" manners, Sasaki also has an obsession with mailing, and his personality changes immensely when sending mails. In his mails, he goes by "Sabu-chan" and repeatedly sends pointless texts to his recipients, using of very childish language and emoticons. To get Nobume to reply him, he will threaten to sulk while admitting it is not behaviour very becoming of an elite. He claims to have very few friends and often asks people to share their phone number, and even gives them a phone for free when they claim not to have one, or when they break the last one he gave them. The obsession seems to be his way of remembering his deceased wife, as that was their preferred mode of communication.
   
 
==Strength & Abilities==
 
==Strength & Abilities==
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==Relationship==
 
==Relationship==
 
===Family===
 
===Family===
*'''[[Sasaki Tetsunosuke]]:''' Despite being his half-brother, Sasaki sees him as the Sasaki family's failure. He wouldn't hesitate to kill Tetsunosuke if the situation calls it. However, after Tetsunosuke helped him to escape from the Naraku, Isaburo repaid his brother's debt, sacrificing his life when the Naraku soldiers are about to kill Nobume and his half-brother, suggesting he did care for him.
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*'''[[Sasaki Tetsunosuke]]:''' Despite being his half-brother, Sasaki sees him as the Sasaki family's failure. He wouldn't hesitate to kill Tetsunosuke if the situation calls it. However, after Tetsunosuke helped him to escape from the Naraku, Isaburo repaid his brother's debt, sacrificing his life when the Naraku soldiers are about to kill Nobume and his half-brother.
   
 
===Friends & Allies===
 
===Friends & Allies===
 
* '''[[Imai Nobume]]:''' Sasaki first met Nobume when the latter was still an assassin of the [[Naraku]]. Later, she was sent to kill his family, yet she tried to protect them from the assassins. Seeing her regret, he spared her life and requested her to kill him when his goal is in reach. Since then, Sasaki used her as a tool in his plan against the country. He trusts Nobume abilities as a assassin to a point of appointing her as the Vice-Commander of the [[Mimawarigumi]], giving her the name of his deceased daughter: "Imai Nobume." He seems to know very well about her love for donuts, using it as a reward to her for good work. Later, it was pointed out that he did care for Nobume as his daughter, yet he consistently denied it over the time until his death.
 
* '''[[Imai Nobume]]:''' Sasaki first met Nobume when the latter was still an assassin of the [[Naraku]]. Later, she was sent to kill his family, yet she tried to protect them from the assassins. Seeing her regret, he spared her life and requested her to kill him when his goal is in reach. Since then, Sasaki used her as a tool in his plan against the country. He trusts Nobume abilities as a assassin to a point of appointing her as the Vice-Commander of the [[Mimawarigumi]], giving her the name of his deceased daughter: "Imai Nobume." He seems to know very well about her love for donuts, using it as a reward to her for good work. Later, it was pointed out that he did care for Nobume as his daughter, yet he consistently denied it over the time until his death.
   
* '''[[Matsudaira Katakuriko]]:''' Four years before the storyline, Sasaki and Matsudaira were shown to be close acquaintances. In the [[Shinsengumi]]'s first mission, he decided to help Matsudaira maintaining the new organization by foiling the [http://gintama.wikia.com/wiki/Tendoshu Tendoshu] s plan, even though he denied that. At present, their relationship got more strained, as Sasaki became the new Director of Police and imprisoned Matsudaira. Nevertheless, it had been hinted that Matsudaira had known his motives behind these actions.
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* '''[[Matsudaira Katakuriko]]:''' Four years before the storyline, Sasaki and Matsudaira were shown to be close acquaintances. In the [[Shinsengumi]]'s first mission, he decided to help Matsudaira maintaining the new organization by foiling the [http://gintama.wikia.com/wiki/Tendoshu Tendoshu]s plan, even though he denied that. At present, their relationship got more strained, as Sasaki became the new Director of Police and imprisoned Matsudaira. Nevertheless, it had been hinted that Matsudaira had known his motives behind these actions.
   
 
* '''[[Kondou Isao]]:''' Ever since the establishment of the [[Shinsengumi]], Sasaki was impressed with Kondou's leadership ability of the organization, as well as his belief about being a samurai. At present, Sasaki still refused to believe Kondou's view and maintained on being his enemy, yet he ended up protecting Kondou by faking his death when they were surrounded by the Naraku assassins. Moments before his death, he claimed that one of his goal was to defeat Kondou, even if it was only for a short time.
 
* '''[[Kondou Isao]]:''' Ever since the establishment of the [[Shinsengumi]], Sasaki was impressed with Kondou's leadership ability of the organization, as well as his belief about being a samurai. At present, Sasaki still refused to believe Kondou's view and maintained on being his enemy, yet he ended up protecting Kondou by faking his death when they were surrounded by the Naraku assassins. Moments before his death, he claimed that one of his goal was to defeat Kondou, even if it was only for a short time.
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===Enemies===
 
===Enemies===
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* '''[http://gintama.wikia.com/wiki/Tendoshu Tendoshu]:''' Initially working under the Tendoshu, they are responsible for his family's death after Sasaki foiled their assassination. Having witnessed children like Nobume being turned into emotionless assassins earlier, Sasaki chose to secretly stand against them. Unfortunately, his plan was seen through and the Tendoshuu had decided to kill him.
 
* '''[http://gintama.wikia.com/wiki/Tendoshu Tendoshu]:''' Initially working under the Tendoshu, they are responsible for his family's death after Sasaki foiled their assassination. Having witnessed children like Nobume being turned into emotionless assassins earlier, Sasaki chose to secretly stand against them. Unfortunately, his plan was seen through and the Tendoshuu had decided to kill him.
   
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! style="background:#D4AF37" |'''Time it Occurred'''
 
! style="background:#D4AF37" |'''Time it Occurred'''
 
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|Sasaki Isaburo vs. Hijikata Toushiro
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|Hijikata Toushiro vs Sasaki Isaburo
|Loss
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|Lose
 
|[[Episode 246]]
 
|[[Episode 246]]
 
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|Sasaki Isaburo vs. Hijikata Toushiro
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|Hijikata Toushiro vs Sasaki Isaburo
 
|Interrupted
 
|Interrupted
 
|[[Episode 313]]
 
|[[Episode 313]]
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* He is based on the leader of the real Mimawarigumi commander, '''Sasaki Tadasaburo''' (佐々木只三郎).
 
* He is based on the leader of the real Mimawarigumi commander, '''Sasaki Tadasaburo''' (佐々木只三郎).
 
** In the history, Sasaki Tadasaburo had admitted assassinating Sakamoto Ryoma with Imai Noburo. Beforehand, Kondou Isami had taken responsibility and was executed for the killing. Similarly, in [[Gintama]], the [[Mimawarigumi]] blamed the [[Shinsengumi]] for [[Tokugawa Shige Shige]]'s death, resulting [[Kondou Isao]] being sentenced to execution. However, Kondou and Isaburo's fate to death has been reversed, with Isaburo dying instead of Kondou.
 
** In the history, Sasaki Tadasaburo had admitted assassinating Sakamoto Ryoma with Imai Noburo. Beforehand, Kondou Isami had taken responsibility and was executed for the killing. Similarly, in [[Gintama]], the [[Mimawarigumi]] blamed the [[Shinsengumi]] for [[Tokugawa Shige Shige]]'s death, resulting [[Kondou Isao]] being sentenced to execution. However, Kondou and Isaburo's fate to death has been reversed, with Isaburo dying instead of Kondou.
* According to the official guidebook Koujien (広侍苑), his birthday is on February 5, the same date his historical counterpart died.
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* Coincidentally, Sasaki shares the same birthday with fellow [[Gintama]] character, [[Sakata Gintoki]].
 
* Sasaki Isaburo has the same voice actor as Isshin Kurosaki, Kaname Tousen and Tsubaki from Bleach, along with Dante from Devil May Cry and Katakura Kojuro from Sengoku Basara. He also voiced Kira Yoshikage in JoJos Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable
 
* Sasaki Isaburo has the same voice actor as Isshin Kurosaki, Kaname Tousen and Tsubaki from Bleach, along with Dante from Devil May Cry and Katakura Kojuro from Sengoku Basara. He also voiced Kira Yoshikage in JoJos Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable
* Sasaki Isaburo has the same hair style as Katakura Kojuro<noinclude>
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* Sasaki_Isaburo has the same hair style as Katakura Kojuro<noinclude>
 
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