Keisuke Yamanami
Keisuke Yamanami
Name in Japanese 山南 敬助
Rōmaji Translation Yamanami Keisuke
Appears in Anime, Manga, TV Drama, Stage Show
Voice Actor (Japanese) Norihiro Inoue
Voice Actor (English) Christopher Ayres
Personal Info
Gender Male
Affiliation/s Shinsengumi
Status Active

Keisuke Yamanami (山南 敬助 Yamanami Keisuke?) is the first vice commander of the Shinsengumi. Yamanami (often called "Sannan" by Kondō and Hijikata, which is an alternate reading of the kanji in his name) is a good-natured and thoughtful figure, providing a counterpoint to Hijikata's blunt and Machiavellian tendencies. He also loves children and takes a shine to Tetsunosuke. He is beloved by his fellow Shinsengumi members, and, like Hijikata, is firmly opposed to putting a sword in Tetsu's hands. He is carrying on a clandestine affair with a Shimabara courtesan named Akesato.