Okada Nizou 岡田 似蔵

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Okada Nizou
岡田 似蔵
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Seiyuu 青山 穣
Aoyama Yutaka
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Affiliations Kiheitai
Birthday 23 Dec / Capricorn
Species Human
Gender Male
Hair Gun-metal Grey
Eyes Blind, wears glasses
Height 180 cm
Weight 68 kg
Status Destroyed by Benizakura in ep.61


A member of the Kiheitai 鬼兵隊, an extremist Joui faction bent on causing world destruction, led by Takasugi Shinsuke 高杉 晋助, Okada Nizou is a highly skilled swordsma. Being blind, his non-vision senses are very sharp.

He was introduced as 人斬 hito kiri (man-killer aka assassin) in Episode 52 and crossed swords with Sakata Gintoki 坂田 銀時, as the hired hand of Hashida Kahei 橋田 賀兵衛 to take back his baby grandson.

Subsequently, in the Benizakura Chapter in Episode 58, he went around looking for highly skilled samurais to test his new sword, the bio-mechanical Benizakura made by Murata Tetsuya, and reportedly went round boasting he killed Katsura Kotarou with it.


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In Kintama, a spoof of Gintama, Yorozuya Gin-chan became Yorozuya Shin-chan, headed by Takasugi Shinsuke with Takechi Henpeita and Kijima Matako as members. Nizou's death photo was seen hanging on the wall next to what used to be Gintoki's table in the screenshot which was shown briefly in one of the OP sequence.verify: which OP? or ED?

According to Yamazaki in Episode 62, Nizou is M.I.A. suggesting that his body was never found.

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

  1. Translated from 空知英秋 Sorachi Hideaki, 銀ちゃねる! Gin Channel! (Gintama Official Character Book), 集英社 Shueisha, Jump Comics, page 152.