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Shinpachi Nagakura (永倉 新八, Nagakura Shinpachi) is a master swordsman in the Shinsengumi and a member of Hijikata's Group.


Nagakura is a bald elderly man with wrinkles and a full beard. In his youth, Nagakura had a full head of dark hair that was parted to the sides with a small beard. He also had no wrinkles on his face.


According to Hijikata, Nagakura in his youth was a violent-tempered fool and he had a very reckless behavior, which led to him receiving a nickname "Gamushin".

As a member of the Shinsengumi, Nagakura did not get along well with his superior Isami Kondou due to his playboy nature. As a result, Nagakura disliked Kondou and refused to be one of his personal retainers when given the offer by him. However, he felt much respect and gratitude for Toshizou Hijikata due to the fact that he defended him from Kondou's wrath numerous times.


  • Swordsmanship: Nagakura was hailed as the best swordsman in the Shinsengumi. His knowledge of the art allows him to be a teacher at Kabato Prison where he taught the guards there and continues to hold training sessions every year.


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Chapter Appearances[]

Escape King Arc
6. Persecution Absent
7. The Escape King Absent
8. Flight Absent
9. Cornered Rat Absent
10. Gamble Absent
11. Ainu Kotan Absent
12. Kamuy Mosir Absent
13. Guardian Spirit Absent
14. Howling Absent
15. Scent Absent
16. Shinigami Absent
17. Trackers Absent
18. Rescue Operation Absent
19. Gallop Absent
20. Argument Debut
21. Ghost Appears


  • (To Hijikata) "If a man does not die when he is meant to, what awaits him is a shame worse than death."[2]
  • "Once the fire starts burning inside me, only your blood will put it out."[3]


  • Like Hijikata Toshizou, Nagakura was also based on the real life figure with the same name, Nagakura Shinpachi. He was the captain of the 2nd troop of the Shinsengumi.
  • Nagakura's nickname as a young man was Gamushin (ガムシン), which came from 我武者羅 (gamushara), meaning reckless, and his own name 新八, Shinpachi.
  • Nagakura likes unagi kabayaki (grilled eel) but has no dislike.[4]
  • In 2018 Golden Kamuy All-Stars popularity poll, Nagakura ranked 48th, gaining 730 votes. [5]
  • Nagakura and Ienaga are the same age [6].
  • Nagakura is shorter than Henmi, Inkarmat, and Anehata, taller than Asirpa, and about the same height as Ienaga.[7]
  • Nagakura is lighter than Hijikata and Edogai, and heavier than Henmi and Ienaga.[8]
  • According to Golden Kamuy anime character reference sheet, Nagakura's height is 160 cm (5'3). [9]


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Main Group Kantarou OkuyamaKirawusRikimatsu ArikoShinpachi NagakuraTatsuma UshiyamaToshiyuki KadokuraToshizou Hijikata
Former Members Anji Toni Hyakunosuke OgataKamezou Kano Ienaga 
Associates Kenzou TamotoKiroranke Takuboku IshikawaYoshitake Shiraishi