Shinsengumi 真選組

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Shinsengumi 真選組

Members

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Matsudaira Katakuriko
松平 片栗虎
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Kondou Isao
近藤 勲
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Hijikata Toushirou
土方 十四郎
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Itou Kamotarou
伊東 鴨太郎
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Okita Sougo
沖田 総悟
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Harada Unosuke
原田 右之助
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Yamazaki Sagaru
山崎 退
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Shinohara Shinnoshin
篠原 進之進
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Kumanaku Seizou
隈無 清蔵
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Kamiyama
神山

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Introduction

Shinsengumi 真選組 is the "special armed police force" 特別武装警察 that forms the law-enforcement entity of Edo, in the service of the ruling Shogunate in Gintama world. Though their main tasks involve going after groups/individuals in anti-government or terrorist activities, they do perform regular police duties such as going on street patrols. In Episode 8 it is reported that they are also in charge of directing Edo's traffic. In Episode 172 they were tasked with interrogation of dangerous criminals when other departments are unable to make any headway. Whenever the Shogun goes out of the palace, seemingly the whole Shinsengumi outfit, including Commander Kondou Isao, accompanies him as his bodyguard along with helicopters and tanks (Episode 83).


In the Gintama world, Shinsengumi was founded on 18 August.[1] Refer to Historical Precedents for more details.

Because they serve under the government, they have been given various negative labels, such as:

- 幕府の犬 bakufu no ken, aka The dogs of Bakufu by the Jouishishi 攘夷志士,
- 税金泥棒 zeikindorobou, aka Tax revenue robbers by Sakata Gintoki 坂田 銀時.
- Mimawarigumi's Vice-commander Imai Nobume calls them チンピラ警察 chinpira keisatsu, aka hooligan police


In the original Shinsengumi 新選組, the character for 'Shin' 新 literally means new.

In the Gintama version, the character for 'Shin' 真 literally means 'real' or 'true'. There is a possibility of the manga author's pun here as there are many other characters that can be read as 'shin', which the author did not choose.

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The original Shinsengumi 新選組 (alt. 新撰組) organization chart The Gintama Shinsengumi's 真選組 Kyokuchuu Hatto Bakufu Special Military Police
Shinsengumi
Vice-Commander
Hijikata Toushirou
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Kyokuchuu Hatto

In the original Shinsengumi's Kyokuchuu Hatto 局中法度, there were 5 main regulations, namely:

  • 一、士道ニ背キ間敷事
  • Do not betray the bushido creed
  • 一、局ヲ脱スルヲ不許
  • Do not desert the troop
  • 一、勝手ニ金策致不可
  • Do not wilfully obtain funds
  • 一、勝手ニ訴訟取扱不可
  • Do not wilfully get involved in disputes
  • 一、私ノ闘争ヲ不許
  • Do not engage in personal fights
  • 右条々相背候者切腹申付ベク候也
  • Personnel in breach of the afore-mentioned conditions will be ordered to commit seppukku


In Gintama, the Demonic Vice-Commander 「鬼の副長」 Hijikata Toushirou 土方 十四郎 formulated the Kyokuchuu Hatto 局中法度, the 45 Regulations that form the disciplinary framework for Shinsengumi members.


Kondou stipulated a new Regulation 46 to treat Shinpachi well in the Pen-pal chapter as reported by Okita Sougo (ep.127?)

  • Regulation 1:
  • Regulation 2:
  • Regulation 3:
  • Regulation 4:
  • Regulation 4:
  • Regulation X:
  • Regulation X:
  • Regulation X:
  • Regulation 10:
  • Regulation 12: No comics other than that in Magazine are allowed to be read within the confines of the station (recited by Hijikata in ep.105)
  • Regulation 17: Switch off handphones during meetings and important ceremonies (recited by Hijikata in ep.105)
  • Regulation 20:
  • Regulation 21: Personnel conspiring with the enemy shall be punished (recited by Okita Sougo in ep.105)
  • Regulation 25:
  • Regulation 25 (Supplementary Regulation): All personnel must consume 5 bottles of mayonnaise each everyday (recited by Hijikata in ep.185)
  • Regulation X:
  • Regulation 45: All warriors following the path of bushido must achieve enlightenment upon death and are forbidden to turn into ghosts (recited by Hijikata in ep.105)
  • Regulation 46: Yorozuya is to be hated, but treat Shinpachi well (recited by Okita Sougo)


For more details on the historical precedent Shinsengumi 新選組, refer to Historical Precedents.


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Hierarchy



SHINSENGUMI 真選組 Organization Chart
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Police Superintendent

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Matsudaira Katakuriko
松平 片栗虎

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Shinsengumi
真選組

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Commander

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Kondou Isao
近藤 勲

Adviser

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Itou Kamotarou
伊東 鴨太郎
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Vice-Commander

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Hijikata Toushirou
土方 十四郎

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Spies

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Yamazaki Sagaru
山崎 退

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Shinohara Shinnoshin
篠原 進之進

Yoshimura Oretaro
吉村 折太郎
1st Division Captain

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Okita Sougo
沖田 総悟
2nd Division Captain

Nagakura Shinshichi
永倉 新七
3rd Division Captain

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Saitou Shimaru
斉藤 終
4th Division Captain

Sugihara Chuji
杉原 忠司
5th Division Captain

Takeda Kannensai
武田 観念斎
6th Division Captain

Inoue Genjiro
井上 源二郎
7th Division Captain

Oka Sanjuro
丘 三十郎
8th Division Captain

Todo Bokosuke
藤堂 凹助
9th Division Captain

Niki Jiro
二木 二郎
10th Division Captain

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Harada Unosuke
原田 右之助
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Kumanaku Seizou
隈無 清蔵
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Kamiyama
神山
  • Nakasaki 中崎 - aide & chauffeur to Matsudaira, first appeared anime Ep. 223. Recently had a baby girl named Fuuko.


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  1. Date translated from Shueisha 集英社, Weekly Shounen Jump No.05•06 Jan 22 2010 週刊少年Jump新年合併05•06 2010年1月22日, Shueisha 集英社, Jump Special Keitai Calendar 2010 (free calendar give-away).