Hardboiled Detective Arc is the 13th arc in Gintama. It introduced Kozenigata Heiji and Haji.


A detective (who considers himself "hardboiled") and his apprentice have been trying to catch an elusive thief for a long time. Here comes the Yorozuya to help!


Characters in order of appearance

  1. Kozenigata Heiji (debut)
  2. Chougorou (debut)
  3. Haji (debut)
  4. Sakata Gintoki
  5. Kagura
  6. Shimura Shinpachi


  • "Hardboiled Detective" is an American literary term referring to a tough, cynical street-smart detective who solve cases in a corrupt world.