Shinpachi Nagakura
Shinpachi portrait
Gender Male
Race Human
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Reddish-Brown
Height 175 cm
Professional Attributes
Faction Shinsengumi
Rank 2nd Division Captain
Voice Actors
Japanese Tsuboi Tomohiro
English Kalob Martinez
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The team leader of the second division who hails from Edo. A person fond of women, wine and swordplay. His swordsmanship is one of the best among the Shinsengumi.

His character is historically based.


Shinpachi is a boisterous, cheerful young man who enjoys drinking & having a good time with his comrades, and is very good friends with Heisuke and Harada. In spite of him tending to be the loudest at parties, he never seems to have much luck with women & often blames Sano for "stealing all the women".


He wears a green bandana around his brown hair. Although he is 2nd Unit Captain, he loves to drink and womanize, even breaking curfew despite the severe consequence: seppuku. Apparently he's very vain about his physical condition and muscular build, as shown during a physical examination.


Second Season

He is extremely unhappy with the fact that Kondou is aspiring to become a daimyo, claiming that he only followed Kondou because he didn't care about his status in society. Ultimately he and Harada Sanosuke leave the Shinsengumi, but it's implied that they'll return. After Hijikata is injured during his fight with Kazama, Shinpachi unofficially returns.


Promotional Chibi Adaptation for SSL

Hakuouki SSL

In SSL, Shinpachi teaches Math & Science despite his tracksuit attire, he also has a nasty habit of betting on local horse races, even when he's supposed to be in class, although he never seems to win.

Trivia, Differences & other info

  • Shinpachi has theme music in the anime
  • Shinpachi was born the son of a samurai, but he never agreed with the ideals of directly serving a lord who believed money could solve any problem, which in turn, led him to serving in the Shinsengumi.

12 - Nagakura Shinpachi no Theme - Ootani Kou Hakuouki Original Soundtrack01:40

12 - Nagakura Shinpachi no Theme - Ootani Kou Hakuouki Original Soundtrack

Shinpachi's theme

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