"Once a Samurai decides to protect something, he protects it to the very end!"
Shimura Shinpachi

Shimura Shinpachi (志村 新八, Shimura Shinpachi) is a member of the Yorozuya, a samurai in training, and one of the three main protagonists of Gintama. He is one of the more normal characters of the series, delivering the requisite reality-checks or punchlines against other characters' antics. Other than working at the Yorozuya, Shinpachi is also the leader of Terakado Tsuu's fanclub: Terakado Tsuu's Imperial Guards.


Shimura Shinpachi grew up with his sister Shimura Tae and his father in their family dojou Koudoukan. Their father died when they were young, leaving them to take care of the dojou and the debt to the Loan Shark Amanto.[1]

At his local temple school, Shinpachi befriended Takachin. When Takachin was bullied by other children, Shinpachi tried to help but ended getting beaten up as well until Otae saved them. They were close friends until Takachin accidently soiled himself while Shinpachi pretended to be sleeping to avoid helping Takachin.

Shinpachi would later become acquainted with Yagyuu Kyuubei due to his sister's friendship with her. When the debt collectors tried to harm Tae and her brother, Shinpachi was knocked out by the time Kyuubei came to help them, although it cost her her left eye.

Shinpachi mentioned that he ate his sister's cooking when he was younger, which made his eyesight go bad and resulted in his need to wear glasses.

While working at a café and being beaten by the manager behind the shop, Shinpachi encountered Terakado Tsuu during one of her street performances. Although he didn't understood her song, he was emotionally moved. After gaining encouragement and motivation from this encounter, Shinpachi would create the Terakado Tsuu fanclub: Terakado Tsuu's Imperial Guards.


Shinpachi has black hair and brown eyes. He wears a light blue keikogi with blue linings and a blue hakama. Many other characters have pointed out that Shinpachi's glasses are his charm point. Sakata Gintoki even went as far as to say that Shinpachi's glasses make out 95% of him and that they are more Shinpachi than Shinpachi himself, with the rest being 3% water and 2% garbage. [2]

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

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Shinpachi is best known for his trash talking when the people (especially Gintoki or Kagura) say or do idiotic things (which is very often). He is frequently teased by Sakata Gintoki, his supposed employer, and later on by Yagyuu Kyuubei for having a 'sister-complex' because of his attachment towards his sister. Since he doesn't have as much physical strength as Kagura, he is often bullied by her, who often tends to literally give him a thrashing. He takes charge of all the household chores in the Yorozuya due to his 'inclination to care for other people (as he explained during the Goukon in Episode 88). He also likes to save leftovers, bringing Tupperware to store the food and is called 'domestic' because of it. All of the above points, combined with his plain bespectacled look has made him the archetypical downtrodden nerdy character. Shinpachi is also a rabid fan of fictional pop-idol Terakado Tsuu, and often gets so moved by her songs that he starts crying listening to them. He is the strict leader of the Terakado Tsuu's Imperial Guards,a fan club with deep admiration and devotion to her, and has made 99 regulations that he makes sure the members loyally follow. Whenever someone breaks one of the rules and regulations of the fanclub, he personally issues their punishment with a flying nose-hook. Most of the time, the Sergeant is on the receiving end. Shinpachi himself has been shown to break some of the regulations that he punishes others for doing the same.
Shinpachi also likes to sing, and has been seen singing karaoke-versions of various songs by Tsuu, but is completely tone-deaf.[3]

Strength & Abilities

He has limited dojo training, but inherited a dojo together with his older sister Shimura Tae called Koudoukan (恒道館), specialising in the Tendoumushin sword-fighting style (天堂無心流, Tendou Mushin Ryuu).

Although Shinpachi's fighting abilities are not as powerful as that of his two friends (Kagura with her monstrous Yato strength and Gintoki with his sword mastery), and is joked that his combat ability was merely two Kelp above normal human; in truth he is still stronger than average swordsmen and can fight alongside with others in battles without being only a burden to them. He grew a lot stronger over the years and also finally gained actual combat experience, which he lacked according to Takechi Henpeita. Sorachi himself had stated that Shinpachi is pretty skilled, the reason for not being obvious is because he is always surrounded by "monsters" and is often not the main fighter in the group.

He has been shown to be able to fight with not only his sword, but using hand-to-hand combat in a boxing match, and also using his intelligence; as seen when he was able to knock back Kyuubei and beat her grandfather, winning the game against the Yagyuu clan[4], when he figured out a way to get past Tosshi's human wall[5], and when he fought with Tosshi in a boxing match[6].

In Episode 213, he defeated Chin Pirako who was a feared and extremely skilled swordsman herself, in two blows, proving how strong he became. He also defeated Obi Hajime in a deathmatch, causing Hajime to admit that Shinpachi has become a strong warrior.

In the manga, by chapter 422, he is strong enough to knock down 2 members of the giant clan with a single kick (knocking one out), albeit with a surprise attack. Each member of the giant clan is big and strong enough to knock over buildings with a single blow. Once again, as Sorachi said, his contribution is made insignificant next to his monster allies, as Gintoki and Umibozou annihilate an entire invading force of the Giants that were preparing to eradicate the human race.

On a recurring note, as the series progresses, every time there is one of the trademark fights against hordes of enemies, Shinpachi without fail will defeat several dozen, or even hundreds of mob class enemies without much difficulty. By chapter 500 of the manga, even elite special ops units are treated like fodder to him.

In addition to his skill with the sword, he has also been seen using the powerful nose hook technique that is used by several characters in the series, and possibly even invented it.

At some point in the series, he switches from using a katana to using a bokuto like Gintoki. This seems to coincide with his growth in strength and skill, as he casually defeats elite fighters armed with live steel with his bokuto.

His combat ability drastically changes depending on whether or not he is wearing his glasses, as he has a very poor eyesight. Just like Sa-chan, his poor eyesight makes it impossible for him to fight against decent combatants. This seems to change as the series progresses.

5 years in the future, Shinpachi seems to have caught up to Kagura and (past) Gin in fighting ability, in the 2nd Gintama movie.



  • Shimura Tae : Shinpachi's older sister. They care about each other very much to the point that Gintoki says Shinpachi has a sister complex.
  • Shimura Ken : Shinpachi's father. When they were young Shinpachi & her older sister Shimura Tae always gets punished by their father for fooling around.


  • Obi Hajime: He was the former chief coach of the Koudoukan. He was like an older brother to Shinpachi and Otae. He went missing before Shinpachi met Gintoki travelling around the Galaxy.
  • Sakata Gintoki: Shinpachi follows Gintoki with admiration for him in order to learn the way of the samurai, which leads him to work in Yorozuya. He quite regrets following him because of Gintoki's irresponsibility for everything, but at the same time they started to have adventures which leads Shinpachi to start considering him as mentor and brother. He even got mad at Gintoki when he didn't consider him as a brother when Gintoki told Umibouzu about not having a family. Gintoki is the only person he would listen to whenever he refuses to listen to his sister. During the Guardian Dog Arc, he said to Nakamura Kyoujirou that he considered Gintoki as a family.

Friends and Allies

  • Kagura :
    Kagura in pink

    Episode 203

    Kagura is like a sister to Shinpachi even when she beats him or offends him. However they both care for each other very deeply as comrades as even though they have their differences they would always help each other when they need it and they have the common care and respect for Gintoki.
  • Yagyuu Kyuubei: Shinpachi and Kyuubei are friends due to the fact that the latter is friends with Otae.
  • Kondou Isao: Shinpachi views him as a annoying stalker and most of the times he would prefer having Gintoki as a brother-in-law rather than Kondou. He the least person Shinpachi would pay attention to.
  • Katsura Kotarou: They are very respectful to each other, but at times Shinpachi wonders about Katsura's lack of common sense. Just like the other members of Yorozuya, he does seek advice from Katsura every once in a while.
  • Taka-Chin: Taka-chin is Shinpachi's childhood friend from temple school. They managed to reconcile after Shinpachi saved him from his old biker gang.
  • Yamazaki Sagaru : They both basically share the same personality and are both considered plain by their companions. They are often opponents when the Yorozuya goes against the Shinsengumi.
  • Okita Sougo :
    Shinpachi and Sougo Episode 184

    Shinpachi been ambushed by Sougo in Episode 184

    Unlike most of other people who become his torturing victims, Sougo had a respect for him like most of other Shinsengumi, as shown during pen pal arc.
  • Takechi Henpeita : Shinpachi once fought Henpeita during the Benizakura Arc to clear Katsura a path. They've become allies during the Choshu War in order to protect Shige Shige, but this was a set up by Tendoshu and Nobu Nobu.
  • Abuto: When Kagura was overwhelmed by Abuto during their battle, Shinpachi tried to help Kagura but was easily defeated. Later, he and Kagura were saved by Abuto from falling.They later became allies in the near end of Shogun Assassination arc.

Love Interest

  • Otsu: Otsu was girl meet on the streets performing that he met during the times he was looking for a job before meeting with Gintoki. He started to like her songs as far to create a fan club for her.
  • Kirara : They became penpals after Shinpachi found her message in a bottle near the beach.
  • Pandemonium: Pandemonium larvae are snacks for Shikigami. Shinpachi fell in love with one of the crotesque creatures after their lips accidentally met. He sees only a beautiful face of a lady on the disgusting larva. Pandemonium was chomped by a Shirino Clan's Shikigami. Pandemonium was later seen in Satan Festival where Shinpachi once again fell in love with the larva. This time Pandemonium was crushed by Gedoumaru who was irritated by Shinpachi's idiotic behavior.
  • Anigasaki Momo: A game character from Love Choris, Shinpachi chose her due to his taste of older sister type.


  • Eromes: Eromes tricked Shinpachi into thinking she is interested in him to steal his wallet.
  • Hitotsubashi Nobu Nobu: After what the tyrant did to Shinpachi's sister while she opposed against the tyrant's regime for killing an innocent people heartlessly since the day after he sold his humanity to Tendoshu, the assassination attempt on Shige Shige, Shinsengumi being disbanded and at the same time Kondo and Matsudaira are about to be executed five days later, Shinpachi becomes more enraged and wished the tyrant was dead as hell like Shige Shige's evil late-uncle, Sada Sada was.


Shinpachi would soon start working at the register in a café, but only having known the way of the sword, he made alot of mistakes. Some Amanto who were there as customers, tripped him over so he spilt Sakata Gintoki's chocolate parfait. Enraged by this, Gintoki attacked the Amanto and fled the scene, leaving his wooden sword and the blame with Shinpachi. Shinpachi followed him and they would soon encounter Tae, who brought them back to the dojou. Debt collectors then came along and took Tae with them so she could start working in an illegal flying nightclub. However, after a series of events, the nightclub crashed into the ocean, Tae was rescued by Shinpachi with help from Gintoki and the debt collectors went to jail, as stated by Gintoki in episode 3. This led Tae to give her "permission" for Shinpachi to join the Yorozuya, after which he would become a regular member, share many exploits and do various jobs with Sakata Gintoki and Kagura.

Harusame Arc

Shinpachi with Kagura and Gintoki is trying to search for a missing person. In the club where they suspect the missing person frequently come. While Gintoki was in the bathroom because of his hangover Kagura asked Shinpachi if they could just fool the client by bringing in a stranger, but the stranger passed out and was suspected for the drug "Tensei Kyou" 

A group of pirates from the Harusame, suspects Shinpachi and Kagura from the Joi Faction because of their suspicious act and they were captured.

In the boat they were forced to wake up and talk where the Joi faction HQ or Kagura will be killed by Daraku, even though Shinpachi doesn't know anything. Kagura doesn't want to trouble him so she kicked Daraku and let herself fall but was saved by Gintoki. 

Gintoki then piggyback ride them home. 

Gengai Arc

Otose calls the Yorozuya to help the neighbours stop a noisy inventor, Gengai. So the Yorozuya prepared a mic and speaker for Shinpachi to sing in a louder volume enough for Gengai to come out scolding for being noisy. After a while one of the man's robots comes out and they soon manage to get inside his garage. They move Gengai's invention to a place that wouldn't disturb the neighbors. But then Gengai needs to fix the robots all over again to prepare them for the Amanto festival, so when he asks the Yorozuya to help, they run away instead but ended up helping him anyway.

At the festival, Kagura and Shinpachi became somewhat attached to robot Saburo until he was called out by Gengai. Shinpachi and Kagura continued to enjoy the festival and meet Hasegawa and Okita Sougo along the way. 

When Gengai tried to attack the Shogun and the Shinsengumi, Shinpachi faced and tried to convince him to stop before Gin came to the scene and finally stopped him.

Rengokukan Arc

Sougo offered to Yorozuya a job which involved them tracking down the champion of Rengokukan, Kidoumaru. They later found out that Kidoumaru raised dozens of orphaned children and in the end tried to aid them to escape from the wrath of Tendoshu. Kidoumaru was killed by the new Rengokukan champion, Onijishi, as he was escaping with the children. Later on, the children asked Yorozuya to avenge their sensei's murder as they offer to give away their toys as payment. After Gintoki finishes his speech to Hijikata ignoring his warning of not to interfere, he decides to join him along with Kagura. When Gin finishes off Onijishi in their revenge mask, he enters the arena with Kagura to fight the Rengokukan forces. The Shinsengumi then also shows up to arrest the Rengokukan owners even though their interference would have cost them their heads.

Memory Loss Arc

Kagura and Shinpachi drag an anmesia-stricken Gintoki around town. Kagura and Shinpachi tried to restore his memory, almost succeeding few times, but always returning back to start by outside interference. They met with various characters like Otose, Catherine, Katsura, Sachan, Otae and Kondo. When their place becomes a crash landing pad for Sakamoto Tatsuma's spaceship, Gintoki encourages them to live on without him and disbanded the Yorozuya. Despite their attempts to reason him, Gin leaves them behind.

Shinpachi goes to the Yorozuya building and whatever has remained. He finds Kagura there waiting until Gin comes home. He feels that Gintoki's memory tree has withered and their existance is like a small branch of the tree, not being able to rustle Gintoki's memories. But Kagura believes even if she is just one branch in his memory tree, so she'll still cling and believe in him. After that Shinpachi joins her and wait together for Gin's return.

With a tip from Otose, they learn of a "silver-haired worker" in the Justaway factory. Kagura and Shipachi arrive just in time to protect Gintoki from harm along with the Shinsengumi, only to trigger his memories. After Gin destroyed the cannon that was threatening Edo, Gin walked away telling Shinpachi and Kagura that "We are going home".

Train Samurai Arc

The Tsu Terakado Fan Club is on a train discussing about a new pop idol with cat-ears that has overthrown Otsu in the Edocon sales ranking. The Sergeant of the Fan Club comments on how cat-ears are the factor that make the new pop idol better than Otsu, which infuriates Shinpachi. In the meantime, next to them a drunken Matsudaira is harassing a cat-eared Amanto girl. Shinpachi throws the Sergeant and accidentally knocks out Matsudaira, helping the girl unwillingly. The girl thanks Shinpachi and wants to show her appriciation to him in the future.

For the next days, Shinpachi is dazing off unable to take that girl out of his mind. He goes to the Yorozuya and finds out that Kagura and Gintoki have opened a box mailed to him, eating the cake and reading the letter it contained. Shinpachi grabs the letters and learns that it's from Eromesu, the girl he saved at the train. She wants to meet with him to show her gratitude towards her hero. Shinpachi gets all nervous because he has a date, but he wants to stay loyal to Otsu as the President of her fan club. As he can't find anyone to ask advice, he goes to an Internet shop and asks question on a Samurai Chat. Several characters of the show with humorous nicknames respond to him like Katsura, Hasegawa, Kondo and Sachan. This results in a hilarious exchange of messages through the net, which leads Shinpachi to go to the date prepared for anything that will come.

He goes to the meeting place in order to meet that girl. During the date, Eromesu displays a huge level of cuteness, which makes Shinpachi even more shaky than usual. After taking a walk, Eromesu proposes to Shinpachi that they go at her home because she is tired, taking advantage of the fact that her parents are missing. Eromesu takes a bath, while Shinpachi is worrying about moving on too quickly, having also fears that "the show will get cut off, if they show such stuff in a shounen anime". As soon as Eromesu finishes her bath and encourages Shinpachi to take a bath and that she will be waiting at the bed, he forgets about his doubts and decides that he will become a man this day no matter the consequences to the show.

Shinpachi takes a bath and heads to bed to meet Eromesu and become a man. Meanwhile, outside of her house, Gintoki, Kagura and Otae continue to stalk the pair, when they suddenly see Eromesu leaving the house with a laugh on her face. Shinpachi finds his clothes along with a card from her saying that he stole his heart and his wallet. The same thing has happened with Matsudaira before while they were on the train. Shinpachi is furious about that. As Eromesu is attacked by Gin, Kagura and Otae, who have been stalking him during his date, a huge sign is about to fall on Eromesu. Shinpachi comes in and protects her at the last moment. He forgives her and says that he doesn't have any hard feeling towards her, but at the last moment he draws his sword and knocks her out, telling that what he said was a lie. Shinpachi says that he has become stronger after this incident and he will be more loyal from now and on having Otsu in mind.

Umibozu Arc

Shinpachi and Gintoki arrives the bank to retrieve Kagura while she is attacked by an alien. Umibouzu appears and saves them altogether. As Gintoki plans to let Kagura leave with her father, Shinpachi strongly refuses to the point that he hands in a letter of resignation to Gintoki. He is the only person who try to persuade Kagura to stay on Earth before the alien attacks again.

After the defeat of the alien by Umibouzu and Gintoki, Kagura is given a choice to stay or leave. Shinpachi then withdraws his resignation letter before stomping off, tears in his eyes.

Go-Ninja Arc

Katsura approaches the Yorozuya as Elizabeth has gone missing. As the mission likely requires them to infiltrates into a prison, they enlist the help of Sarutobi to train them into ninjas. Shinpachi is the only one who can accomplish Sarutobi's task during the training as he goes unnoticed due to his forgettable appearance. Upon their operation, Shinpachi, Kagura and Katsura are quickly outclassed by the Shinobi 5. However, as their curry dishes are drugged with laxatives, Shinpachi takes Gou, Shuwa and Matsuo out rather effortlessly.

Inugami Arc

Shinpachi alongside with the Yorozuya and the witches, tries his best in reverting Sadaharu back to normal after it turns into a demon. During this arc, it is revealed that Shinpachi did most work in taking care of Sadaharu.

Infant Strife Arc

Together with the Yorozuya, Shinpachi helps Ofusa to reunite with her son.

Mother Arc

The Yorozuya tries to locate Hachirou as requested by a mother who travels far from her village in search of her son. They join Takamagahara temporarily during their quest while in the end successfully completed the mission.

Benizakura Arc

Elizabeth approaches the Yorozuya as Katsura has gone missing. Shinpachi is asked to team up with Elizabeth to look for any evidence that may point towards Katsura. They are attacked by Nizou but are promptly saved by Gintoki. During the fight Gintoki is severely injured, while Shinpachi sliced off Nizou's right arm in a surprise attack.

Shinpachi asks Otae to take care of the injured Gintoki, while he carries on to search for Katsura and Kagura. He is aided by Elizabeth during his infiltration onto Kiheitai's ship. He saves Kagura from being bombed, but is then surrounded by many Kiheitai members. Katsura saves the day eventually, but are quickly beaten by Shinpachi and Kagura due to his sudden disappearance.

In order to eliminate Nizou, the Yorozuya fights together again. Shinpachi duels Takechi and wins, whereas Nizou is defeated by Gintoki. Katsura orders everyone to leave afterwards, despite his unwillingness, Shinpachi is carried away by Elizabeth to safety.

Fuyo Arc

During the rebellion of the robots, Shinpachi is forced to separate with Gintoki and Kagura. He successfully delivers Fuyo No. 0's head to Gengai's warehouse before being captured. He is then being saved by the Yorozuya, Gengai and Fuyo No. 0. After the incident, he and Kagura run all over the place to collect every bits and pieces related to this event in order to rebuild Fuyo.

Yagyu Arc

Shinpachi is on his way of saving his sister Shimura Tae from the forced marriage with the help of his friends Sakata Gintoki and Kagura and the Shinsengumi Kondou Isao, Hijikata Toushirou and Okita Sougo.

The Yorozuya is on a job of fixing a roof and Shinpachi cannot concentrate after noticing his sister's odd and gloomy behavior wondering if there is man causing her actions. At first, he suspected Kondou Isao who, on the same place, is having an arranged marriage to the Orangutan Planet princess, Bubbles who is a 100% pure gorilla. After receiving their payment, Shinpachi caught a glance at Otae and Kyuubei kissing. Enraged, Shinpachi attacked Kyuubei but he got taken down easily. It shocked him when his sister suddenly decided to keep her promise to Kyuubei and bid goodbye to everyone while tears flowing from her eyes.

Shinpachi cannot accept Otae's rash actions and decided to come to the Yagyuu household together with Kondou to challenge Kyuubei and bring his sister home with the reason of taking back the student of the Kodoukan Dojo. They are then followed by Hijikata, Sougo, Gintoki and Kagura acting as students and as they run amok, Kyuubei showed herself and decided to make a game where each member of the parties need to put a plate somewhere on their body and with rules whoever has a broken plate is out of the game and if the leader's plate broke, that concludes the match.

After choosing Shinpachi as the leader and doing random acts together, the students went separate ways. After the battle betweek Kagura, Sougo and Nishino Tsukami, Shinpachi and Kondou were surprised to see Sougo defeated knowing he is an elite fighter. As Shinpachi gets closer to him, he noticed a phone at the side and checked on it hoping to find some kind of evidence pointing the responsible. As he opens the phone, he has seen an image of Kagura grinning while stepping on Sougo and Nishimaru. As Kondou rants for the person responsible, Shinpachi calmly stands and ferociously stomped on the phone until it shattered into pieces. He faced Kondou with a tensed look pretending he is mad as well and is seeking for revenge. When Kondou noticed him sweating a lot, he acts mad and blamed the room for being hot and not having an air conditioner. He passed through several rooms until he and Kondou reached the room where Hijikata and Kitaooji Itsuki are having meal at the same table. Right after finishing the meal, Shinpachi and Kondou watched the two as they clashed swords through the end in which Hijikata won. After that, the three of them headed to a toilet. As they wait outside, Shinpachi is starting to get worry over Hijikata seeing he lit a firework and thought of it as a cigarette. As soon as they see Kyuubei and Toujou Ayumu coming, they ran, leaving Kondou who is stucked in one of the stall because of the toilet paper rack being empty. Hijikata on the other hand, let Shinpachi escaped after Kyuubei spotted them.

While the others finished their own battles, Shinpachi made his way to Otae and ran together, not listening to everything she is saying as she tried to resist but Otae kept being stubborn forcing Shinpachi to slap her only to be punched back. Shinpachi later found out Kyuubei's real gender as well as the reason why Otae wished to stay even if she wants to be with everyone–it is because she felt responsible for losing Kyuubei's left eye when she saved them against the debt collectors. Shinpachi attacked Kyuubei unaccepting the idea Otae marrying another girl despite knowing it and later on teamed up with Gintoki who is fighting Yagyuu Binbokusai. Shinpachi and Gintoki were in disadvantage as Kyuubei and Binbokusai ganged up on them. Kyuubei talked on how Shinpachi is weak and always needed to be protected, keeping Otae from making fake smiles when Gintoki protected him after he got knocked down but Gintoki defended Shinpachi telling them they don't have the right to talk against him for they don't know anything about him. As soon as he got his glasses back, he was able to throw Kyuubei out, destroy Binbokusai's dish and won the match.

Later on, they all attended Kondou and Princess Bubbles' wedding. As Kondou asks for back up, Shinpachi ignored him and keep putting bananas in a container to take home. Otae arrived in a dramatic entrance as she speared Kondou on the wall and ran with a wide smile on her face along with Shinpachi and the others.

Hardboiled Detective Arc

Shinpachi, as part of the Yorozuya, helps Heiji to hunt down Chougorou.

Hasegawa Prosecution Arc

The Yorozuya visits Hasegawa at the prison while bringing him information from outside. Shinpachi and Kagura investigate Haga's relationship with various woman, and brings up evidences during the trial. They witness Hasegawa's move Kinniku Buster when they try to spread out the news that Hasegawa is found innocent.

Owee Arc

A brand new game console is hitting the streets of Edo— The Owee! The Yorozuya and Shinsengumi compete against each other for the Owee. Katsura v.s. Kondo in dating sims and Yamazaki vs Shinpachi in Tetris. The final match is a tag team battle in a role-playing game simulator.

Shinpachi together with Gintoki and Kagura tried different ways to get ahead of the line.

Shinsengumi Crisis Arc

As Hijikata was taken over by an otaku spirit of a cursed sword, Shinpachi, as one of the Yorozuya helped Hijikata fulfill his last request–save the Shinsengumi.

Shinpachi met Hijikata as "Tosshi" in a televised debate between a 2D otaku and a 3D otaku. After accepting Hijikata's commission, Shinpachi drives the Yorozuya and Hijikata to catch up with Kondou.

Guardian Dog Arc

The Yorozuya are commissioned by a local gangster to persuade his son out of his room. Shinpachi and Kagura appears shortly during the initial moments only.

Ryugujo Arc

Yorozuya went to the beach with the mission to catch a suspicious person, however, instead of finding the guy, he started to look at chicks with binoculars. Kagura caught Kamenashi, the suspicious turtle, videotaping girls in their swimsuit and proceeded to beat him up. They agreed on not to take Kamenashi to the police as he would take them to Ryugu Palace for free.

They went to the sea with a little boat, and in the sea, he saw a cruiser and Kyubei, Otae and a golden turtle was on board. They have saved his daughter from some punks, so he was taking them to Ryugu Palace. While they were leaving, Shinpachi wanted to go with them but they didn’t hear him. Later, they saw a warship and Hasegawa was on board with a badass turtle. The turtle had saved Hasegawa when he was about to jump of a cliff, not saving but getting saved surprised Shinpachi, and was taking him to Ryugu Palace. Suddenly, Katsura appeared, riding a flying soft-shelled turtle, and was going to Tianzhu. These two turtles started to fight and everyone got lost in the sea as their boats got destroyed.

Shinpachi woke up on the shore and saw a skeleton in a cave nearby. He thinked about things such as getting old in the island, but later started to think positively and stripped naked. He started to run and thought that he isn’t alone as he is a part of the world. He really wasn’t alone. Hasegawa was doing the same thing as him. They put on their clothes and started to speak like nothing happened. They found Gintoki practicing Kamehameha and when he saw them, he got embarrassed. They pretended like they saw nothing. Then, they saw Otae singing B’z’s Taiyo no Komachi Angel, and she got emberassed when she saw them. He tried to make her feel better by saying that they are always at the top of the charts and found Kyubei on their way. She drew an ice cream, but the waves erased half of it and made it look like poop, and she used her body as a wall to protect it from the waves. After she saw them, she got emberassed and Otae tried make her feel better. They found Kagura, stating that Laputa must definitely be on that huge cloud. She also felt very bad when she saw them and Otae tried to make her feel better with Kyubei. At last, they saw Katsura. He was drawing an SOS with his piss and was singing Taiyo no Komachi Angel. He saw a giant cloud and stated that Takizawa Crystal must be there and ran out of piss. He also protected the SOS from the waves with his body, making Shinpachi furious. They talked about their situation and made three groups. Kyubei and Shinpachi were in charge of finding shelter and went to the cave that he found earlier. They found Kamenashi there and Shinpachi started to beat him. He caught Kamenashi from his hair and blamed him for being stuck on this deserted island, but Kamenashi stated that this is the Ryugu Palace. Hasegawa and Otae came and they entered into the cave. The skeleton was Kamenashi’s wife. Through tv, they saw the people in Edo getting old and Kamenashi explained that this is the work of Otohima and stated that they are the only ones that can stop her. Turtles appeared on the shore and attacked them. They tried to hold on until Gintoki and Katsura comes back, however, they returned as old mans, shocking Shinpachi, and the turtles caught them.

In the prison, they started to talk about their strategies and Gintoki was watching sumo watches with Katsura. Kagura thought Gintoki was eating something and attacked him. Katsura got disturbed by the noise and stated that kids must stop playing with the mega drive and go outside. They all got annoyed by Katsura and Gintoki’s behaviours, especially Gintoki repeating Shinpachi’s sentences, and some turtles appeared. They took Otae and left, making Shinpachi feeling afraid for his sister. Then Kamenashi came and pushed the guard to the bars to make them take the keys, but Kagura kicked the bars down. The turtles attacked them but Kyubei and Kagura defeated them.

They went into the palace and Kamenashi told them to act like turtles, resulting Kagura and Kyubei acting like they are going to lay some eggs and Shinpachi had to take care of them. Kamenashi told everyone that Otohime is doing this to make everyone look ugly, so she can be the most beautiful creature.

Before they went to take Otae back, Kamenashi used spouzer to divide their power equally. Shinpachi got mad because he was only two konbu stronger than normal people despite his 10 year long sword training. The spouzer got destroyed as Gintoki and Katsura were too much of a burden. The soldiers found them and started to attack. Shinpachi told them to take one of the old mans but Kagura and Kyubei fastly escaped as they didn’t want to be team up with burdens. Kamenashi and Hasegawa tried to hold the turtles so Shinpachi and others can escape, however, they couldn’t even stop one soldier and fell down, making Shinpachi even more angry. Shinpachi carried Gintoki and Katsura, and tried to escape from the soldiers.

After getting away from the soldiers, Shinpachi,Katsura and Gintoki entered into a room and there was a man in a capsule. Katsura sit on the controller and the computer opened, showing Otohime’s journal, mostly about Urashima.

After reading the journal, Gintoki asked Zura if he can run straight, and went to ‘’rehabilitate a 3000 year old woman’’.  Urashima communicated with Shinpachi through the computer and told him about the antidote. 

Shinpachi catched up to Gintoki and Katsura with the antidote on his shoulder. But, their new challenge was stairs, and it was very hard for Katsura and Gintoki. However, Hasegawa, Kamenashi, Kyubei, and Kagura tried to stop Otohime and earned them some time. Shinpachi gave Gintoki the antidote and attacked to Otohime. Katsura and Gintoki managed to launch the antidote. Everyone in Edo got back to their old selves. Otohime lost and got stuck under the parts of the cannon that was destroyed. Shinpachi and others saved her.

Monkey Hunter Arc

Shinpachi's is found to be a victim of some Amanto who love to replace certain body parts or whole body into different types of tools. In hope of reverting back to normal, Shinpachi and others are forced to enter the PSP game Monkey Hunter.

Ghost Ryokan Arc

The Yorozuya and Otae are asked by Otose to go for a hot spring trip. Shinpachi and Gintoki are the only ones that can see the 'Stands'. However, Shinpachi is quickly possessed by one of them (partly due to Gintoki's carelessness). Despite so, his soul becomes a 'Stand' as well to help Gintoki in the final showdown.

Correspondence Arc

Shinpachi found a message in a bottle a shore and he is in trouble of giving a proper reply.

Shimura Tae seeks help to Sakata Gintoki after noticing her brother's odd behavior like locking himself in his room and seeing a lot of crumpled white papers everywhere. Gintoki later finds out the truth.

With the help of Gintoki and Shinsengumi, Shinpachi is able to go for a date with his pen-pal. However, it is later revealed that his pen-pal is not the out-going, beautiful Urara as shown in the photo, but her shy elder sister Kirara. As the mess clears up, Shinpachi resumes to be Kirara's pen-pal.

Kintaro Arc

Sadaharu was feeling bad so they took him to a veterinary. There was a human hand-shaped shadow in his stomach, and when he saw it Shinpachi got terrified. He and Gintoki told the doctor that they don’t need his help and they will make Sadaharu puke themselves, but Sadaharu puked in the room. It was just a human-sized doll. Gintoki and Shinpachi took the doll and went home.

Then, a client called them to the hospital and wanted them to find their father. While they were on their way, Katsura appeared on foot and told Gintoki everything about Kintarou. Katsura also wanted to ride on his bike, but they stopped, gave Katsura the doll and left.

While the cats were targeting Kintarou, Gintoki accidentally hit them with his bike and wondered if he has done something and Shinpachi told him that he definitely hit something.

Yoshiwara in Flames Arc

Shinpachi welcomes Seita to work in Otose shop and accompanies him back to Yoshiwara. He is then attacked by Tsukuyo and is forced into a fight with the 7th division of Harusame. They escape with Tsukuyo while Seita is captured by Kamui. Soon they learn about he truth behind Seita, Housen and Hinowa and plan to fight back.

As the gang infiltrates Yoshiwara, Shinpachi and Kagura are encountered by Yabuto. They are quickly outclassed by him and are almost beaten to death. Kagura's Yato blood is awakened at this juncture and Yabuto is defeated by a blood-lust Kagura. Before Kagura kills off Yabuto, Shinpachi stops her with all his might and eventually turns her back to her normal self. Yet the roof they are standing suddenly breaks and the three people all fall down. Hating to see fights within their race, Yabuto pushes Shinpachi and Kagura back to safety as he continues to fall into oblivion.

The two continues their task to save Seita. They meet him in the mid-way and tries to locate the switch of the ceiling. The three opens up Yoshiwara and lets the sun shines in, which aids Gintoki to defeat Housen in their final battle. After the fight, Shinpachi witnesses the change (or rather remains unchanged) in Yoshiwara after Housen's demise while Gintoki enjoys a cup of wine served by Hinowa.

Yorozuya Barbers Arc

The Yorozuya is forced to replace the barber as he needs to buy back a comic book. During their replacement, Kondou, Katsura and the Shogun Shige Shige enter the shop one by one and ask for a hair cut.

Otsu Arc


Hijikata vs. Shinpachi in Episode 163

Shinpachi is on a quest of being an official Terakado Tsu Fan Club but an unexpected enemy appeares before him—the Tsusengumi led by Tosshi. During the fight Shinpachi lost almost all his comrades, except Takachin. Together with Yorozuya, they take part in the quest of being the official Tsu Fan Club.

Tosshi enlists Yamazaki, Okita and Kondou as his teammates for the quest. After three rounds of strange competitions, Shinpachi and Tosshi fights each other in a boxing game. Shinpachi wins off-screen, but gives up the title of being the official fan club to Tosshi, whereas Tosshi happily 'dies' and leaves Hijikata completely. Tosshi is given the title of the first and only member of the Otsu official fan club by Shinpachi. Despite Hijikata is seemingly annoyed with the arrangement, he states that increase more on what he owes towards the Yorozuya.

Tama Quest Arc

Tama is being infected by a new form of computer virus. The Yorozuya is sent to fight the virus by Gengai. Upon their quest they meet Leukocyte King and fight beside him.

Red Spider Arc

The Yorozuya visited the Yoshiwara for a job request from Hinowa. While Tsukuyo and Sakata Gintoki head to the hideout of the Benigumoto (Red Spiders), Shinpachi along with Kagura gathers information about the person responsible for spreading illegal drugs in Yoshiwara. They found out that the mastermind's identity is unknown, having many faces and names yet he was able to destroy the other leading drug syndicates through his webs in an instant.

Shinpachi and Kagura stayed at Hinoya together with Hinowa and Seita as they wait for Gintoki and Tsukuyo. Hinowa is happy and thankful for them seeing how Tsukuyo can relax, can act as an ordinary girl when with them and can act stupidly in which Shinpachi wonders if it is a compliment or an insult. Hinowa also told them Tsukuyo's past revealing the reason behind Tsukuyo's resolve on giving up her womanhood and keeping the burdens alone, not relying on others.

After Gintoki was defeated by Jiraia, Hattori Zenzou saved him and brought him in Yoshiwara. Shinpachi is seen calling for him, together with Kagura and Seita. When a fire spreads on Yoshiwara, Gintoki ordered Shinpachi and Kagura to exterminate the fire. Doing so, they cut every threads causing the fire with the task of keeping the title 'Savior of Yoshiwara'.

When the town is on recovery, they visited Yoshiwara again especially Tsukuyo who had injuries both physically and emotionally. They later found out that Tsukuyo is just faking her rest and continuously patrolling around Yoshiwara. Shinpachi accidentally spilled the idea of keeping Tsukuyo working while having fun in which they framed Gintoki for a free drinks but instead spending time with Tsukuyo who acts as a courtesan under Hinowa's request.

Shinpachi is one of the victims of Tsukuyo after getting drunk and one of the persons who waved at her after thanking for meeting them all.

Character Poll Arc

Upon getting the 8th place again and again, Shinpachi questions whether if character poll is necessary. He meets Yamazaki (9th place), who is being attacked shortly after their departure. He then witnesses Otae (17th place), Sarutobi (26th place) and Kyubei (14th place) join forces to destroy the images of the higher-rank characters in order to aim for high ranks for themselves. The author is also being attacked by Otae off-screen causing a change in drawing style.

Since the Yorozuya is no longer a safe place to stay, the higher-rank characters isolated themselves in a hotel. However, they are quickly infiltrated by Otae, Sarutobi, Kyubei and a newly-joined Tsukuyo. The fight ensues with every one trying to aim for a higher rank. In the heat of the fight all characters are being down-voted by the viewers as a punishment of this mayhem.

Realizing the truth behind all this, Shinpachi meets up with the villain - Yamazaki - who fakes his attack to start off all this. Shinpachi gives a speech stating ranking does not really matter, and he is contented with his place. Yamazaki repents, he and Shinpachi are being celebrated by the cast and subsequently thrown down from the hotel rooftop.

Rokkaku Arc

The Yorozuya is commissioned by Okita Sougo to dispose off Rokkaku Kirie, a young girl who tries to assassinate Okita but fails.They soon finds out the truth and aids Okita in the final battle towards Sokai Faction.

Kabukicho Stray Cat Arc

Shinpachi accompanies Gintoki to fetch the legendary stray cat Houichi. As Gintoki turns into a cat as well he continues the job with Kagura.

Diviner Arc

The Yorozuya sets in the help Ketsuno Ana after her divorce with Shirino Douman. They join forces with Gedoumaru in the quest. Shinpachi is forced to become a Shikigami to take part in the tournament. He meets Pandemonium and falls in love with her after an accidental kiss. After the battle the Yorozuya is thanked by both diviner families during their depature and Ketsuno Ana via television.

Santa Arc

Shinpachi, Hasegawa, Kagura and Otae are among the judges to decide who makes the best Santa Claus.

Timeskip Arc

In this arc Shinpachi is the center character as he shockingly discovers every one has miraculously grown and changed a lot after a short break from the last issue. He is offered a place in Shinsengumi by Kondou (who is now his brother in-law), where he meets a seemingly unchanged Hijikata. After a brief discussion on the current events, they originally decided to adapt into the new environment, accepting every one has changed except them. Their minds change as the news come in that these are all the effect of a parasitic species and set off to save their friends.

After a hectic and crazy chase, every one is being saved from the parasite. Shinpachi discovers Hijikata is actually also infected in the last scene and hits him with a paper fan, the only useful tool to remove the parasite. Relieved, Shinpachi calls it a day. As an ironic twist, Gintoki states Shinpachi is being infected as well and hits him. It appears that this kind of parasite loves to feed on their host's motivation, and (therefore) the only one left unaffected is actually Gintoki.

Glasses Arc

Shinpachi, Kagura and Sadaharu browbeat Gintoki into buying a new pair of glasses for Sarutobi. As Gintoki has bought one randomly that cannot fix Sarutobi's sight, Sarutobi ends up being targeted by Shimatsuya (the assassins trained to wipe off assassins). The Yorozuya sets off the protect her with the reluctant Zenzou.

Kabukicho Four Devas Arc

With the newcomer Pirako, the Yorozuya are inadvertently drawn into the fight of the four devas in Kabukicho district. At a street brawl, Gintoki and Pirako are being separated from Kagura and Shinpachi. Believing Gintoki will eventually be OK, Shinpachi and Kagura go back home. Otose later on claims to invite them for a meal and asks them to go to the restaurant first. On the way they meet Ginoki rushing back to protect Otose from Jirouchou.

Despite Gintoki's effort, Otose is severely injured already right before his arrival. He also lose his fight with Jirouchou and becomes hospitalized. As Pirako and Kada's plan unfolds, Shinpachi and Kagura finally learns the truth. Gintoki originally tries to fight by himself, but is convinced by Shinpachi that they are going to help as well after an emotional speech by him.

At the final showdown, the Yorozuya tries their best to protect Otose's bar from Pirako's army. Their friends turns up one by one as well. During the match Shinpachi duels Pirako by himself and successfully defeated her in one move. He and Kagura then join Catherine to save Saigou's son (Teruhiko) who is held by Kada as a hostage to force Saigou to join forces with them. After Teruhiko is being rescued, Gintoki and Jirochou finish off Kada's army and save Kabukicho from her control finally.

Shinpachi follows Gintoki to protect the injured devas outside the hospital from Kada's last attack. As Pirako apologizes to them and offers her life to the Yorozuya, they leave her an address and ask her to wait there. Following their advice, Pirako meet up with her father Jirouchou and the two start off a new life together.

Jugem Arc

Shinpachi helps Kyubei to think of a "simple" name for the pet monkey. Eventually his name appears twice in Jugem's final name. As Jugem is released back to its original master, it quickly escapes from him and the Yorozuya is commissioned by Toujou to take Jugem back again.

Love Choriss Arc

Shinpachi gets addicted to a dating sim game called Love Chroiss, his character is Anigasaki Momo which he choose due to his taste of older sister type. Shinpachi later introduce her to his sister Shimura Tae.

In order to save Shinpachi, Gintoki plays the game as well. Shinpachi has demonstrated amazing skill in this dating game and becomes one of the finalists in a tournament. However during the final battle he is educated by Gintoki on the meaning of love and therefore stop playing the game completely.

Renho Arc

Shinpachi goes to the universe with Gintoki, Katsura and Sakamoto in search of Elizabeth and to protect the Earth from being controlled by the Renho. Shinpachi is asked to control the seemingly useless boil at the head of the Kaien Transformer.

Vacation Arc

The Yorozuya and Otae go for a vacation in the snow mountain where they meet the Shinsengumi and Shige Shige. During a chaotic chase, they all end up in the wilderness.

Scandal Arc

Shinpachi accompanies every one to the feast and witnesses how derailed a drunk Gintoki is. Eventually they all make up a plan to punish Gintoki once and for all.

Host Club Arc

The Yorozuya helps Kyoushirou again to protect Takamagahara from Madam Yagami's second visit.

Kintama Arc

Like the others, Shinpachi is being brainwashed by Kintoki. He is seen extremely loyal to Kintoki until the last moments of the event. During the Sarutobi incident, Shinpachi, Kagura and Sadaharu save Gintoki from the fall. It is by this event Gintoki realized deep down Shinpachi and others are the same person he knows from the past, and decides to leave if that is what they actually want.

During Gintoki's fight with Kintoki, the brainwashing effect wears off and Shinpachi realized what happened finally. They rush back to meet up with Gintoki, and as Kintoki explodes they make a promise to find each other again no matter what happened afterwards. They are then transferred to another universe where Kintoki becomes the protagonist. Upon destroying this universe, everything is back to normal.

Gintoki has left Kintoki into the hands of Tama. Shinpachi and Kagura begs Tama not to destroy Kintoki completely as the creation of Kintoki is actually their idea to start with.

Courtesan of a Nation Arc

The Yorozuya is commissioned by Hinowa to find the lover of the most beautiful courtesan Suzuran in Yoshiwara many years ago. They find out that Suzuran was once the courtesan of former Shogun Sada Sada. As Kagura has become good friends with Soyo, the Yorozuya and Tsukuyo enter the palace rather easily. They then play a kick-the-can game that accidentally knocks Shige Shige unconscious.

Gintoki pretends to be Shige Shige as Sada Sada comes to visit him. Out of his surprise Sada Sada is actually trying to gain further political power by attacking Sasaki while framing the Yorozuya for the attack. Shinsengumi is called in to guard the prison. With their help, the Yorozuya escapes and learns the truth - Suzuran's lover is not Sada Sada, but his subordinate and manservent Maizo. Maizo begs Sada Sada to release the prisoners as he knows they are not involved. Sada Sada learns of Suzuran's current status and orders Maizo to kill himself.

The Yorozuya fights back to save Maizo from Sada Sada, during the fight Shinpachi is at the right side of the attacking formation. During the fight Oboro intercepts and fights Gintoki, while Shinpachi and Kagura proceeds to save Maizo with the help of the two police groups in Edo.

They succeed to save Maizo but things get complicated when Tendoushuu is involved as well. As Shige Shige solve everything by handing in a resignation letter, Sada Sada is brought away by Tendoushuu while each party returns back to normal. Shinpachi joins Gintoki and Shige Shige in a game of kick-the-can in order to free Maizo off to see Suzuran, who is at her death bed.

Beam Sword Style Arc

An old friend and senpai of Shinpachi Obi Hajime returns to help her sister in her dojo. Shinpachi is extremely happy as both his former and current brother figures, Hajime and Gintoki are both present. In hope of restoring their dojo, they try to change ordinary sword into beam sword style under the help of Hajime. However, they discover that Hajime has been severely injured in the past to the point that more than half of his body is being replaced by robots.

Gintoki later finds out Hajime is actually here as part of the plan to destroy the Earth. In order to save Shinpachi from the shame, he takes up the role as a villain and fights Hajime on his own. Learning the fact of Hajime's past, Shinpachi man up and stops Gintoki from fighting Hajime. With the witness of Otae, Shinpachi duels Hajime on a one-on-one sword fight and wins.

During the fight Hajime's human side wins over his robotic side and decides to stop the Amanto, despite that equates to his destruction. While Shinpachi and Otae leaves the scene, they wears a wide smile as tears running down their faces. After the incident Shinpachi and Otae go for a tour and come back tanned, seemingly recovered. Positively, Shinpachi continues his now not-so-lonely path to restore his father's dojo.

Freeze Time Arc

Shinpachi and Kagura are walking on the streets while the other; living or non-living have been frozen. They soon discover that is all due to Ginoki's clumsiness and carelessness of bringing back a suspicious clock. While they try to restore everything back to normal, they go into multiple universes which none work out good.

Patriot Reunion Party Arc

The Joui Patriots, Sakata Gintoki, Katsura Kotarou, Sakamoto Tatsuma are having a reunion organized by an old friend they cannot remember—Kurokono Tasuke. Shinpachi never made any appearance in this arc.

Dekobokko Arc

Shinpachi does not switch his gender but his glasses turn pink is a female. Therefore he is one of the least-affected character during this arc. Eventually, he helps Gintoki to summon others to fight to change back to their original gender again.

Grim Reaper Arc

Shinpachi joins Gintoki to help Ikeda Asaemon to complete her job while investigating the true identity of the Phantom Killer. They learn more of Gintoki's past in this arc. In the end, the framed Yorozuya is freed by Ikeda.

Confessional Arc

Shinpachi is among one of those who confessed to Tama that he destroys a figurine of Ketsuna Ana that belongs to Gintoki.

Soul Switch Arc

After the switching of soul of Gintoki and Hijikata, the Yorozuya becomes extremely disciplined and punctual. Shinpachi even makes a parody of Saito Hajime in Rurouni Kenshin. In the end, Shinpachi helps convincing Otae to release the cat that contains half of Ginoki's soul. Yet after Hijikata and Gintoki switch their souls back, Shinpachi and others all become some sort of faecal matter after a messy soul exchange.

Afro Arc

Kagura's Boyfriend Arc

Excalibur Arc

Homeless Arc

HDZ48 Arc

Feigned Illness Arc

Kaientai Arc

Love Potion Arc

Shogun Assassination Arc

Farewell, Shinsengumi Arc

Gintama The Final Chapter: Be Forever Yoruzuya

The second Gintama movie shows a grown-up, 21 years old Shinpachi. He is now a better swordsman, his hair grows a bit, is more serious, and he wears a black outfit(in reference to Gintoki's black shirt and pants). 5 years after Ginoki's disappearance, Shinpachi aims to protect what was left of Edo(without Kagura), and continues to follow in Gintoki's footsteps. Now he has abandoned his interest in Otsu , forgotten the need of friends, and throws away his straight man attitude(though at times, Shinpachi almost reverted to this irritated behavior).


  • When the characters of Gintama were being made, Shinpachi was originally going to be a part of the Shinsengumi as Nagakura Shinpachi (永倉新八), who was the captain of the Shinsengumi's second unit. Instead, he was given glasses and became the one to throw the punch lines, receiving his last name from Shimura Ken (志村けん), a Japanese comedian.
  • A recurring running gag for Shinpachi's glasses which other characters concerned the glasses itself is Shinpachi, which mostly makes the owner of the glasses being irritated due the presence of the real Shinpachi was ignored.
  • Stated in the series,the name, Shinpachi can be a pun of Chimpanzee and Sympathy.
  • Whenever Makoto, the 'Centaur' character/mascot played by Gintoki with Kagura as a corpse makes an appearance, Shinpachi is the hind quarters of the horse (for example Episode 124).
  • The name of his okama counterpart and his genderbend version is Pachie.
  • The name of his magical girl counterpart in his own version of the Gintama ending  is Magical Yun Yun Pachina.
  • In Episode 106 of the Gintama anime he was portrayed as a horse with eye-glasses while the others were shown as warriors on horses.
  • Shinpachi's name contains "Hachi" which means 8, which also means infinite or glasses (he wore glasses). He also placed on 8th rank in all the Gintama character polls to date (4 in total).
  • Until now fans created 'Shinsengumi' version of him along with Hijikata Toushirou, Kondou Isao, and Okita Sougo.
  • In Episode 241, it's said that Shinpachi looks similar to Sakaguchi Daisuke, who plays the character itself.
  • For unknown reasons in the Dekobokko arc, while all the characters (excepting for his sister, Otae) had their genders changer, Shinpachi had his frame changed from blue to pink instead.


  • (To Shimura Tae) "You're so unfair, Sis... Smiling brightly every single day, but you never show your true feelings in the slighest. Even if you're hurt or want to cry, you're forcing yourself to smile. Always without saying anything to anyone. You bear the burden alone, you decide alone and you end up smiling alone! Please stop forcing yourself! If you're hurt, then tell us! I won't let you say you're alone! Because we all... Because we saw your crying face... We all gathered here for that one reason alone! Those guys would rather die than say it was for your sake! But you know, when you cry... there are others that share your pain! Please remember that!
  • (To Shimura Tae) "Sister... Sister... Sister! It doesn't matter if two years have passed! I can go anywhere as long as I'm with you!"
  • (To loan shark amanto) "I don't care about the dojo. I love the dojo where my sister laughed, if it only makes her cry, then I don't need that kind of dojo!"
  • (To Daraku) "This is the Samurai Country, you guys get the hell out of here!"
  • (To Goemon) "Do you still call yourself human? You're mother is a XX!!!"
  • ( To Terakado Tsuu) "Scandal or not, we'll never stop being your fans."
  • (To Banzou along with Kagura) "If you want to shoot then go ahead and shoot, whether Edo burns or what ever that has nothing to do with me! But if you shoot this person, it'll be a problem."
  • (To Sakata Gintoki along with Kagura) "Without you saying, we're already living how we wanted to. We're here because we wanted to. We're with you because we wanted to!"
  • (To Sakata Gintoki and Kagura) "If you want to say that i am a SinCon that's fine. I love my sister, i don't want to leave her, i want to stay with her always but...if she's going to leave with a man she truly loves, whether that man's lazy and always late playing his rent, or a gorrilla stalker, a crazy mayo addict, a sadistic freak, madao, or a guy with hemorrhoids, as long as she's happy that's okay."
  • (To Sakata Gintoki and Kagura)"If i have to see my sister cry like that, i can't just do nothing. I just want to see her smiling always, i guess that's sibling for you"
  • (To Sakata Gintoki) "Just so you know, I'll always be at Yoruzuya, so you can think of me as a family."
  • (To Tama) "Living without protecting what needs to be protected, is the same as death to a samurai."
  • (To Sakata Gintoki) "Aren't you supposed to be Sakata Gintoki? The man who's let so much slip away, who's failed to protect so much...but swore that he would never run away from his responsibilities! Didn't you promise her husband? Once you've decided to protect something, you'll protect it to the very end! Isn't that what makes you Sakata Gintoki?! So what if Otose-san's life was in danger? This isn't enough to kill Otose-san off! Isn't enough to kill us off! Isn't enough to kill you off! Because you're going to protect us! Because we're going to protect you! Isn't that what Yorozuya is about? Isn't that how the three of us protected so much over the years?


  • (To Gintoki) " If you're in this planet for tourism, you're either have real guts or a complete moron. If you don't want to die, go home. Country bumpkin or thug, I'm not letting anyone else make things worse in this town. But if you people think that wearing a mask can protect you from the white plague, maybe you are the dumb ones."
  • (To Kagura) " Talking about it won't change what happened. No matter how much we want it back, those days are long gone. The job he left behind.. I'm going to finish it. I'm going to stop the white plague!"
  • (To Gintoki) " This is the world where we met him. I don't want to abandon the Yorozuya's home world or the fact that I worked here."
  • (To Gintoki) " Are you goofing off the first thing in the morning? You haven't forgotten the promise you made with my sister and us have you?"
  • (To Gintoki) " We kept them this whole time. As worthless as it might be, it was the last memory we had of him. We thought that one day, we'd have the complete set again. But now.. But now..! Why are you leaving again?! And we finally got to see you again! You're going to leave us, leave everyone behind and run off somewhere?! Gin-san!"
  • (To Gintoki along with Kagura) " You created a peaceful future, and we're going to wreck it. You gave your life to protect our future, but we chose... To bring you back to that future!"


Fight Outcome Time it Occurred
Yorozuya and Shimura Tae vs. Eromes Win Episode 30
Shimura Shinpachi vs. Takechi Henpeita Interrupted Episode 61
Sakata Gintoki and Shimura Shinpachi vs. Yagyuu Kyuubei and Yagyuu Binbokusai Win Episode 81
Yorozuya and Tsukuyo vs. Kamui, Abuto and Ungyo Loss Episode 140
Kagura and Shimura Shinpachi vs. Abuto Win Episode 142
Shimura Shinpachi vs. Hijikata Toushiro (Tosshi) Win
Shimura Shinpachi vs. Chin Pirako Win Episode 213
Yorozuya, Kaientai, Katsura Kotarou and Elizabeth vs. Dark Vader Win Episode 235
Shimura Shinpachi vs. Obi Hajime Win Episode 264


  1. Sorachi Hideaki. Gintama. VIZ media, Vol. 1, Lesson 1, p. 27.
  2. Sorachi Hideaki. Gintama. Shueisha, Vol. 24, Lesson 203, p. 17.
  3. Sorachi Hideaki. Gintama. VIZ media, Vol. 4, Lesson 29, p. 6.
  4. Sorachi Hideaki. Gintama. VIZ media, Vol. 15, Lesson 122, p. 19.
  5. Sorachi Hideaki. Gintama. Shueisha, Vol. 28, Lesson 241, p. 17.
  6. Sorachi Hideaki. Gintama. Shueisha, Vol. 28, Lesson 245, p. 13.
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