Shinpachi Nagakura
Shinpachi Nagakura
Name in Japanese 永倉 新八
Rōmaji Translation Nagakura Shinpachi
Appears in Anime, Manga, TV Drama, Stage Show
Voice Actor (Japanese) Kappei Yamaguchi
Voice Actor (English) Greg Ayres
Personal Info
Gender Male
Affiliation/s Shinsengumi
Status Active

Shinpachi Nagakura (永倉 新八 Nagakura Shinpachi?) is the second unit captain of the Shinsengumi. He introduces himself to Tetsu as "Sanosuke's keeper." Like Tetsu, he is often underestimated by his height (and young appearance — he looks like a child, but is actually in his 20's). In fact, he is extremely skilled with his sword and is a swordsman of Okita's level. He is also quite the joker, especially in conjunction with Sanosuke and Heisuke.