- This is a historical Japanese name; the family name is Takechi.
Takechi Hanpeita (武市 半平太) is the main antagonist of Ryu ga Gotoku Ishin!
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A person who treated Ryoma as a brother since an early age and had deep trust in him. Like Ryoma, he also grew up with the support of Yoshida Toyo, owing to him the advanced studies he took. He was also the leader of the "Sonno joi" movement that won many supporters and tried to recruit Ryoma upon his return from Edo. However, after the death of Toyo, both men had to walk their own paths.
Hanpeita's appearance is based on the real-life Sakamoto Ryoma. During the first part of the game in Tosa, he has a chonmage hairstyle and is wearing a blue kimono outfit. Later on in his safehouse in Mukurogai, he has loose shoulder-length hair and is wearing a rough looking beige or brown kimono. Finally, towards the end of the game, he is seen with graying hair and a black Mimawaguri haori.
- During Chapter 13, Nakaoka shows the remaining Shinsengumi members a photograph of Hanpeita impersonating Sakamoto Ryoma. This photograph is based on a real historical photograph of Sakamoto Ryoma.