Name Souji Okita Childhood name: Soujiro Gender: Male A lot of the time mistaken by his feminine looks Age: Around 25 Mid 20039s Height: 5039 8039039 Weight: 140 lbs. Eyes: Violetblue Hair: Purplishblack Affiliation: Shinsengumi Status: 1st Unit captain Family: Not mentioned Friends: His fellow comrades of the Shinsengumi and his pet pig Saizo Rivals: Basically just his enemies and Ryoma Sakamoto Occupation: Samurai This is the sweet kind caring and somewhat feminine legendary swordsman. He likes to irritate Hijikata and the rest of the Shinsengumi by acting like a girl. He loves children and has a sweet tooth and he adores Kyoto candies. One of the youngest members of the Shinsengumi he mastered all the sword techniques of the Tennenrishin ryu the style of kenjutsu used by the Shinsengumi in his teens and went on to become a teacher in his twenties. He is considered to be one of the best swordsmen of preMeiji Japan. Okita039s childhood name is Soujiro and you039ll often hear children in the series calling him by that name. The reason he gives for allowing them to call him by such a nostalgic name is that if he uses the name 039Okita Souji039 no one will play with him...Yes he is in his early twenties but he still plays with children all the same. He is short for a guy and seems to like walking along with his hair flowing freely behind him when he is offduty. Hijikata Okita039s mentor made Okita choose whether or not he would take up the katana at the age of nine. In episode 7 Okita accuses Hijikata of having made a mistake with him by allowing him to hold a katana at an age where he was not yet ready to choose. Although he is a fantastic swordsman he has two weak points. He can039t adjust his strength to accomodate the people around him and as a result no one wants to practise with him since they always end up with injuries. Even with a bougu armour and shinai bamboo sword Okita can cause serious injuries. He also has a disease called Tuberculosis which surfaces from time to time.