志村新八, Shin-chan, Shin, Pattsuan, Megane, Pachie, Shintank, Watson, Pasta
Birthdate: August 12 Zodiac: Leo Height: 166 cm Weight: 55 kg Age: 16 Shinpachi Shimura works under Gintoki to learn the ways of the samurai. He used to stay at his familys djo. However it seems more like hes just trying to help Gintoki pay the rent than to learn. Shinpachi is the captain of the Otsus Imperial Guard a pop singers fan club. Shinpachi meets Gintoki after Shinpachi was tripped by the ambassador of Planet Chatoran. Gintoki beats up the ambassador and his guards not to stand up for Shinpachi but to get revenge for his spilled parfait. Gintoki frames Shinpachi for the crime which somehow led to him saving Shimura Tae Otae Shinpachis sister from becoming part of a brothel. Despite his meek appearance Shinpachi is a more than competent swordsman of his familys KakidRyu the type of swordsmanship his dojo teaches. In the character popularity poll he was in 8th place. His name is roughly based on Shinsengumi member Nagakura Shinpachi and comedian Ken Shimura.