He is a hulking, very muscular man who wears a very tiny Terakado Imperial uniform along with red bandanna on his head. He has blonde hair and a mustache.
He cannot speak Japanese at all and instead utters English phrases like "french pan (bread)" and "time is money". He works for Gintoki for French bread during Otaku arc.
He was introduced when Takachin collapsed after Okita Sougo ran him over in a taxi. Gintoki took Takachin to the hospital and came back hiring a foreigner as a substitute for Taka-chin during the Otsuu Fan Club Battle. He demands 10,000 yen per hour (1 French bread each hour from 3 hours onwards) which is about 98 U.S dollars. Using two breadsticks, Takatin destroy the wooden bridge by just one hit.
Hijitaka claims that he is a fraud, but Gintoki claims that Takachin evolved as he ran over to the finish line. Hijikata is forced to agree with him as his members (Kondou and Okita) break the rule too.
In the second round of the Otsuu Fan Club Battle, Takatin almost saved Shinpachi's fan group as he answered every questions correctly even without hearing or seeing it. His answers though is just a result of his desire to go to the toilet badly.
He does not appear again in Gintama after the Otsu arc.
- Takatin is based on WWE wrestler Hulk Hogan.
- He is on the cover of the Shonen Jump Zenzo is reading in episode 178.
- He also appears in the ninth opening, Togenkyo Alien.