Matsudaira Katakuriko 松平 片栗虎

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Matsudaira Katakuriko
松平 片栗虎
Matsudaira mug.jpg
Seiyuu 若本 規夫
Wakamoto Norio
Sigma Seven Link
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Affiliations Police Superintendent
Birthday 9 Sep / Virgo
Species Human
Gender Male
Hair Grey
Eyes Always wear sun-shades
Height 168 cm
Weight 64 kg
Status Live
Others Frequent smoker.

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As a high-ranking government officer under direct control of the Bakufu government, Police Superintendent Matsudaira Katakuriko 松平 片栗虎 is in charge of the Shinsengumi 真選組 and the immediate superior of Commander Kondou Isao 近藤 勲. He has extremely violent tendencies, often seen wielding a pistol, or occasionally heavier weapons. He earned the nickname of 'God of Destruction' 破壊神 as his method of solving problems is to blow everything up using bazooka, tanks etc.

He believes that people who wear sunglasses are assassins/professional killers, even though he himself wears them. He believes in other abnormal things such as righteousness is what makes up 80% of old men and the police being not more than a group of mafia community.verification/corroboration needed

警察庁長官(けいさつちょうちょうかん、英:Commissioner General of the National Police Agency)verify: official title?


Please describe his external appearance.


He is also extremely protective of his daughter, Kuriko , enlisting Shinsengumi's top officers (namely the Commanders and Captains) to carry out a hit[1] against his daughter's date in Episode 35, proving himself to be a paranoid father. In Episode ? he again instigated his top 3 officers to go after the employees of the convenience store in which she was working part-time just because they tried to ask her out on a date.

In Episode 35 after he woke up from a drunken stupor and found himself arrested for apparently molesting Eromes, he was taken for interrogation by Hijikata Toushirou and Okita Sougo. They conveyed his wife's message to him, saying that she knew he was too cowardly to commit seppuku and so was offered a gun to put a bullet to his head.

A party-person who gets lewd when he is drunk, he frequently accompanies the Shogun Tokugawa Shige Shige 徳川 茂茂 on his outings, or rather, as Gintoki said, he tends to bring the Shogun to all sorts of seedy places, under the pre-text of being a 'father-figure' to the young Shogun.

  • womanizer, always frequenting hostess/cabaret clubs and is a VIP customer at 'Snack Smile'verification/corroboration needed

Background Story

Please describe his background story, how he came to be in this current form/situation.


Please add other trivia of interest regarding this character, whether in Gintama world or in real world.

  • chk ep.35:
List of Gintama Characters
OrganizationsFamilies and Relations
Shinsengumi 真選組 Kondou Isao 近藤 勲Hijikata Toushirou 土方 十四郎Saitou Shimaru 斉藤 終Okita Sougo 沖田 総悟Yamazaki Sagaru 山崎 退Harada Unosuke 原田 右之助Matsudaira Katakuriko 松平 片栗虎Itou Kamotarou 伊東 鴨太郎Shinohara Shinnoshin 篠原 進之進Kumanaku Seizou 隈無 清蔵Kamiyama 神山
Okita Family 沖田家族 Okita Mitsuba 沖田 ミツバOkita Sougo 沖田 総悟Kuraba Touma 蔵場 当馬
Matsudaira Family & Relations 松平家族 & 関係者 Matsudaira Katakuriko 松平 片栗虎Matsudaira Kuriko 松平 栗子Shichibei 七兵衛Puusuke プー助

  1. Sorachi Hideaki, Gintama, VIZ media, Vol. 8, Lesson 65, page(s) 132.