Sōji Okita
Name in Japanese 沖田 総司
Rōmaji Translation Okita Sōji
Appears in Anime, Manga, TV Drama, Stage Show
Voice Actor (Japanese) Mitsuki Saiga
Voice Actor (English) Braden Hunt
Personal Info
Gender Male
Affiliation/s Shinsengumi
Status Alive

Sōji Okita (沖田 総司 Okita Sōji?) is the first unit captain of the Shinsengumi. He is deceptively delicate-looking and has an overall sunny disposition that occasionally borders on childishness, but displaying frighteningly deadly skill in combat situations. He shares a strong bond with Hijikata and is also one of the only people who has a deep understanding of Tetsu. He takes Tetsu seriously and often practicing with him. In addition, Okita loves children and is rarely seen without his piglet Saizo when he is off-duty. He is the Shinsengumi's best swordsman. Although he denies it, Okita is diagnosed with tuberculosis later in the series.


  • Okita is loosely based around the historical figure, Okita Sōji.
  • Like the historical figure, Okita Sōji, Okita was diagnosed with tuberculosis.