|Name in Japanese||永倉 新八|
|Rōmaji Translation||Nagakura Shinpachi|
|Appears in||Anime, Manga, TV Drama, Stage Show|
|Voice Actor (Japanese)||Kappei Yamaguchi|
|Voice Actor (English)||Greg Ayres|
Shinpachi Nagakura (永倉 新八 Nagakura Shinpachi ) is the second unit captain of the Shinsengumi. He introduces himself to Tetsu as "Sanosuke's keeper." Like Tetsu, he is often underestimated by his height (and young appearance — he looks like a child, but is actually in his 20's). In fact, he is extremely skilled with his sword and is a swordsman of Okita's level. He is also quite the joker, especially in conjunction with Sanosuke and Heisuke.
- Shinpachi is loosely based on the historical figure, Nagakura Shinpachi.