|Nickname:||Toushi (by his comrades), Oni-fukuchou (by his men)|
|Rank:||Vice Captain (s1) / Captain (s2)|
|Race:||Human (s1) / Rasetsu (s2)|
|Love Interest:||Chizuru Yukimura|
Hijikata Toushizo is the vice-captain of the Shinsengumi and makes most of the Shinsengumi's decisions. He is called "Oni-fukuchou" (Demon Vice-Commander) and is both feared and respected by his men. He is also often referred to as "Toshi" by Kondou. Hijikata is the one who brought Chizuru back to Shinsengumi headquarters the night she witnessed a rasetsu on the loose that began to attack two men chasing her. He is responsible for her welfare. He acts as if it is to his dismay but he does care for Chizuru's safety, as he is often shown protecting her during battles.
He appears enough calm and is respectous of rules. He has a great opinion of his Captain and very loyal to him. Hijikata is seen to have a good relationship with any captain of the sub-squads and well followed by his men.
With Chizuru, Toushizo is cold at first, but later starts to care for her and protects her at any occasion. He eventually falls in love with her, and this is clearly shown at the end of the second season.
At the end of first season he choose by himself to turn into a resetsu in order to take revenge against Chikage
Kazama for the death of one of his men. Althought without success in the duel he now remains a rasetsu in second season. Through the events, Hijikata needs blood due his rasetsu status, and sometimes will have to accept Chizuru's offer to drink her own.
He is based on the historical Hijikata Toshizō.