Kawakami Bansai 河上 万斉
| Kawakami Bansai |
|Birthday||20 May / Taurus|
|Eyes||Unknown, wears sun glasses|
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A member of the Kiheitai 鬼兵隊, an extremist Joui faction bent on causing world destruction, Kawakami Bansai is a musically talented and highly skilled swordsman. Instrumental as the go-between for Itou Kamotarou and Kiheitai during the Mutiny Chapter, he was introduced as つんぼこと tsunbo koto (deaf man) in Episode 59 because he is always wearing the headphones. As music producer he is known as つんぽ tsunpo. Tsunpo is a derogatory term for hearing-impaired persons. He was called 人斬 hito-kiri (man-killer aka assassin) by Yamazaki Sagaru in Episode 104.
A hit-maker Music Producer, Kawakami produces Terakado Tsuu's albums and is responsible for composing many of her big hits.
Carries a shamisen with katana hidden inside. Like Takasugi, Kawakami too, plays the shamisen (Episode 105). His shamisen is capable of releasing its steel strings as a form of weapon to entwine his opponents.
Always seen in a teal green long overcoat, a pair of headphones with the yin-yang logo. He has teal green hair, always wearing sunshades.
Not one to rush into things, he believes in doing things when the timing is right. If he senses that the situation has turned disadvantageous, he will retreat. He regularly keeps his headphones on, as well as sun glasses even while others are talking to him. A refined speaker, uses the olden form of ござる gozaru instead of the modern ございます gozaimasu in his languageverification/corroboration needed
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|List of Gintama Characters|
|Kiheitai 鬼兵隊||Takasugi Shinsuke 高杉 晋助 • Kawakami Bansai 河上 万斉 • Kijima Matako 来島 また子 • Takechi Henpeita 武市 变平太 • Okada Nizou 岡田 似蔵|
|Otsuu's Entourage||Terakado Tsuu 寺門 通 • Terakado Ichi 寺門 市 • Kawakami Bansai 河上 万斉 • Kim • Kiyoshi • Miyabi|