Name: (神楽 Kagura)
Seiyū: Rie Kugimiya

Although she appears to be a normal, cute, human girl in Chinese-style clothing, she actually belongs to the Yato Clan, one of the strongest and most bloodthirsty of the Amanto races, although Kagura rejects that part of herself. The Yato are said to have "translucent" (snow-white) skin that is highly sensitive to sunlight, so Kagura carries a purple parasol at all times. The parasol is also the Yato clan's weapon of choice; Kagura's is bulletproof and fires bullets from its tip. Because of her Yato blood, she is super-strong and can stop a speeding motorscooter with one hand. Although stronger than most humans, she cannot control her strength perfectly. Her super-human strength makes her extremely bad with pets. Most of her pets, with the exception of Sadaharu, have all met an untimely demise at her hands.

In terms of physical abilities, she is extremely flexible and swift; capable of catching multiple speeding bullets between her teeth and fingers. In episode 26 of the anime, she is seen running past a speeding racehorse, while dragging a cart containing a full-grown man. During battle, she's often seen flipping through the air and performing various acrobatic feats. Due to her Yato blood, she is capable of rapid regeneration. During the Benizakura arc, she is seen healing from a gunshot wound almost overnight.

Kagura also has an unusually strong appetite, making her capable of consuming large quantity of food within a matter of seconds. Nevertheless, her tastes are endearingly plain. Sukonbu, white rice, and eggs are among her favorite foods.

Her immediate family consists of her father, Umibouzu, a widely recognized alien hunter, her mother, who is deceased, and her older brother Kamui, once presumed missing who is now involved with the space pirates Harusame.

She came to Earth to earn money for her family, and to escape her violent Yato heritage. She found work fighting for a gang of hoodlums, but when they ordered her to kill her target, she ran away. Not long afterwards, she met Gintoki and Shinpachi when Gintoki accidentally ran her down with his scooter. After they helped her to make a clean break from the gang, she intimidated Gintoki into hiring her. She now lives at the Yorozuya and sleeps in Gintoki's closet, like Doraemon.

Kagura and Gintoki have an odd father-daughter-like relationship. The two of them, plus Shinpachi, make for a rowdy, dysfunctional, yet strangely tight-knit, family. Kagura is highly protective of Gintoki, and affectionately refers to him as Gin-chan. She hates nerdy guys in glasses, which probably explains her tendency to pick on Shinpachi. Comically naive and innocent, she trusts wholeheartedly in Gintoki's strength and wisdom, the latter of which is often questionable. Kagura is often seen imitating Gintoki's bad habits, and quoting his aphorism; for instance, "The dinner table is a battlefield" or "you should pay people back two folds for a transgression against you." Some of her lines usually starts with "Gin-chan says..." or "Gin-chan told me..."

Kagura is also somewhat of a tomboy. Her speech often ends in -aru, characteristic of the Japanese's impression of a Chinese accent. Her words and manner are blunt, and often times perverted. It is unclear whether these things are merely mimicked from Gintoki or if she herself is a bit of a pervert. In the absence of Gintoki and Shinpachi, she is often seen partaking in games with various neighborhood boys. In battle, she has proven to be bull-headed and a sore loser. Like Gintoki (and probably because of his influence) she is not above resorting to petty tricks and trickery to get the better of her adversary. Unlike many conventional manga heroine, Kagura doesn't display any consciousness towards decorum, table manners and physical appearance. Puking, swearing, nose-picking, spitting, fighting, scratching, and stuffing her face with food are all very common behaviors for her.

She regards Okita, captain of the Shinsengumi, as a rival. She detests him, and appeared to be disgusted when she previously mentioned (about Okita), that "he definitely likes me", but as that hasn't been brought up since, it is uncertain on if it should be considered canon, that he apparently likes her.

According to the OVA, Kagura is the first and only Weekly Shonen Jump girl to vomit on-screen. To date, she has induced herself to vomit on several occasions. She also has an uncanny knack for seeming calm or detached during high-tension situations; in episode 5, she slept through a car-chase. Her appetite knows no bounds, and she is especially fond of sukonbu.

In Japanese, Kagura speaks in a stereotypical dialect that is associated with Chinese immigrants. In the English-translated manga, she punctuates her sentences with yup, uh-huh, nope, and the like. It has also been stated that she can't speak very well (ie. her grammar is terrible), and her sentences seem slightly awkward at times.

A Scorpio, her birthday is November 3. She is 155 centimetres (61 in) tall and weighs 40 kilograms (88 lb).

In the Gin Tama character popularity poll, she came in 7th place.

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