|Japanese Name:||東城 歩|
|Romanized Name:||Tōjō Ayumu|
|English Name:||Ayumu Toujou|
|Affiliations:||Yagyuu Family, 4 Devas (Shitennou)|
|Occupations:||4 Devas (Shitennou) leader|
|Japanese VA:||Yusa Kouji|
|English VA:||Blake Shepard (movie)|
Toujou Ayumu (東城 歩) is the leader of the 四天王 Shitennou aka 4 Devas, the dojo guardians of the Yagyuu Family. Tojou is Kyubei's servant, who is extremely dedicated, if not obsessive, in his concern for his young master.
Toujou Ayumu has studied in the Yagyuu dojou in his childhood, he witness Kyuubei crying in front of her father when she says shes a girl and the pressure of being a boy is hard.
- Height = 178cm (5'10")
- Weight = 66kg
His eyes are normally slinted closed unless he is surprised or under emotional distress. If his eyes do open, the whites of his eyes are actually black, and his pupils either glow with an unearthly green, blue or red. His hair is Light Beige and shoulder length .
He generally speaks in a very polite manner, he uses the more formal watashi ('私') instead of boku, ('僕') instead of the short dictionary forms usually employed in a normal male-speech.
Extremely particular about the freshness of the raw eggs he gets for his tamagokakegohan breakfast, flies into a rage if the egg yolk breaks, indicating that it is not fresh.
He is loyal to the Yagyuu house and he can be merciless in his mission to protect the Yagyuu reputation, discarded Minamoto from the team without hesitation by breaking his dish personally during the dojo challenge in ep.77, saying that leaving him on the team can only smear the Yagyuu reputation (since Minamito did not fight to retain the dish but rather escaped because Kagura and Okita were feuding, leaving Nishino to deal with them)
He has a fetish for Gothic Lolita costumes which he keeps trying to get Kyuubei to put on, even though Kyuubei shows openly strong dislike of him fussing, and of his myriad attempts to get her to put on the Gothic Lolita costumes.
He acknowledges that he is a comic relief character in Kintama arc.
Strength & Abilities
Supposedly the most highly skilled of the 4 Devas, has yet to display much of his skills so far, although there was an inconclusive short duel with Kondou Isao in the toilet. In Episode 81 Kyuubei said to Hijikata Toushirou before they duel that Toujou is the most highly skilled amongst the 4 Devas, and that the other 3 can't even compare to him.
Friends & Allies
- Sakata Gintoki: Whenever Toujou needs help regarding about Kyuubei by manking behave more girly or help kyuubei's pet jugem Jugem, he would go to Yorozuya and begs for help much due to Gintoki's dislike.
- Shimura Tae: He consider's her as a love rival do to the fact that kyuubei spends all the she is free with otae.
- Jugem Jugem: He feels jealous of him because kyuubei pay attention to him than he.
- Yagyuu Kyuubei: Toujou is a paranoid attendant of Yagyuu Kyuubei, fusses over Kyuubei obsessively because he says she is so cute (ep.77), he addresses her as 若 waka, a very formal form of address normally used for the young son of someone of high social standing. During the 'Toilet Battle' episode he was seen carrying a photo of Yagyuu Kyuubei with him while inside the toilet cubicle. He has for years kept a diary recording Kyubei's activities.
He was introduced in the Yagyuu arc.
Love Choriss Arc
Host Club Arc
- Toujou Ayumu is based on Toujou Aya in Strawberry 100% (いちご100%, ichigo hyakku paasento).
- He was ranked 25th in his first character poll.
|List of Gintama Characters|
|Families and Relations|
|Yagyuu Family 柳生一門||Yagyuu Binbokusai 柳生 敏木斎 • Yagyuu Koshinori 柳生 輿矩 • Yagyuu Kyuubei 柳生 九兵衛 • Otaki お滝|
|4 Devas 四天王||Toujou Ayumu 東城 歩 • Kitaooji Itsuki 北大路 斎 • Nishino Tsukamu 西野 掴 • Minamito Sui 南戸 粋|