|Name in Japanese||沖田 総司|
|Rōmaji Translation||Okita Sōji|
|Appears in||Anime, Manga, TV Drama, Stage Show|
|Voice Actor (Japanese)||Mitsuki Saiga|
|Voice Actor (English)||Braden Hunt|
Sōji Okita (沖田 総司 Okita Sōji ) is the first unit captain of the Shinsengumi. He is deceptively delicate-looking and has an overall sunny disposition that occasionally borders on childishness, but displays frighteningly deadly skill in combat situations. He shares a strong bond with Hijikata and is also one of the only people who has a deep understanding of Tetsu. He takes Tetsu seriously and often practices with him. In addition, Okita loves children and is rarely seen without his piglet Saizo when he is off-duty. He is the Shinsengumi's best swordsman. Although he denies it, Okita is diagnosed with tuberculosis later in the series.