Shimura Tae 志村 妙

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Shimura Tae
志村 妙
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Seiyuu 雪野 五月
Yukino Satsuki
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Affiliations Shimura Family / Snack Smile
志村家 / スナック「すまいる」
Birthday 31 Oct / Scorpio
Age 18
Species Human
Gender Female
Hair Dark Brown shoulder length, with pony tail
Eyes Dark Brown
Height 168 cm
Weight 49 kg
Status Live
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Shimura Tae 志村 妙


Older sister of Shimura Shinpachi 志村 新八 works at 'Snack Smile' スナック「すまいる」 as cabaret hostess to keep the Koudoukan 恒道館 going, though more often than not, she behaves more like a bouncer. Though outwardly appearing sweet and good-natured, in reality she has a quick temper and a violent disposition, in particular towards 'gorilla-like stalkers'. This is matched equally by her physical strength in walloping other people though she is not known to be a fighter. In Episode JUMP FESTA, she was able to give Kondou Isao 近藤 勲 a concussion using just a pico-pico hammer (an inflated squeaky toy hammer) even though he was already wearing a safety helmet. Other than Kondou Isao 近藤 勲, Sakata Gintoki 坂田 銀時 is frequently on the receiving end of her rough treatment.

Her speech manners are totally unlady-like, peppered with vulgar descriptions, especially of human genitalia, frequently prompting Shinpachi to chastise her saying that 'girls should not speak like that'. Shinpachi is very attached to his older sister since they were both orphaned at a young age, leading Yagyuu Kyuubei and Sakata Gintoki to comment that he has a 'sister-complex'. Kagura 神楽 addresses her in the very respectful term of 姐御 ane-go aka 'elder sister'. Shinsengumi have almost accepted her as the de facto lady boss, or rather the consort of their boss Kondou Isao 近藤 勲, by calling her 姐さん ne-e-san.

Her most famous cuisine specialty is the 卵焼き tamago yaki aka fried egg, but labelled as 'Dark Matter', 'Pitiful egg' by Gintoki et al because the dish is always burnt black beyond recognition. This dish caused the following side effects when eaten

  1. caused Shinpachi's eyesight to deteriorate over long periods of consumption, thereby needing eye glasses
  2. aggravated Gintoki's amnesia in Episode 31,
  3. made Kondou Isao lose his memory in Episode 31
  4. caused Yagyuu Binboksai to have diarrhea Episode 79

When not eaten, it can be used as a ballistic missile against the Tagosaku-possessed Oiwa in the Onsen Chapter. In fact, literally everything she touched will come out burnt, even sushi (which does not require fire to make) in Episode 120.

Strangely enough, the konjac jelly she made for her younger brother in Episode 126 and 128 (Pen-pal Chapter) came out properly as konjac jelly.

Loves the expensive brand of ice cream called 破亜限堕取(バーゲンダッシュ) aka 'Bargain Dash', a parody of the Häagen-Dazs ice cream in real world.

List of Victims

Thus far, Hijikata Toushirou 土方 十四郎 seems to be the only main character acquainted with Otae not to have been roughed up by her.verify: Katsura? Her list of 'victims' include the following characters:

  1. Shimura Shinpachi 志村 新八
  2. Sakata Gintoki 坂田 銀時
  3. Loanshark Amanto
  4. Kondou Isao 近藤 勲
  5. Underwear Thief
  6. Hanako
  7. Hasegawa Taizou
  8. Kikuya boss
  9. Eromes
  10. Oryou
  11. Ochi-san[2]
  12. Yamazaki Sagaru 山崎 退 & other Shinsengumi members in Episode 76


Admitted in her own words that she is 'flat chested' in Episode 3.


Highly egotistical about her own good qualities, yet remarkably stoic in the face of adversity, leading Shinpachi to say that she would still smile even though inwardly she feels sad.

Background Story

Kondou Isao once asked Otae whether she would still love her boyfriend if he has a hairy butt in Episode 8. She became the target of gorilla-like stalker Kondou when she replied that she would love her boyfriend just as much, hairy butt and all.


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

List of Gintama Characters
Organizations Families and Relations
Snack Smile スナック「すまいる」 Shimura Tae 志村 妙Ane 阿音Oryou おりょうHanako 花子
Shimura Family 志村家 Shimura Tae 志村 妙Shimura Shinpachi 志村 新八
Koudoukan 恒道館 Obi Hajime 尾美 一Shimura Shinpachi 志村 新八Shimura Tae 志村 妙

  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 44.
  2. 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 45.