|Occupation||Samurai Kurou Family Enforcer|
|Debut||Way of the Samurai|
|Latest Appearance||Way of the Samurai|
|Voice Actor||Hiriomichi Ogami|
Hachiro Tsubohachi (坪内八郎), is a character in Way of the Samurai.
Role in Way of the SamuraiEdit
Tsubohachi is one of the first people Kenji encounters upon his arrival to the pass. Tsubohachi is easily distinguished by the tattoos on his upper body (which appear similar to those used by the Yakuza). No matter Kenji's allegiance, Tsubohachi always sees Kenji as a rival.
Tsubohachi is the captain of the Kurou Family's soldiers. He is also short tempered and simple minded. On his bald head is tattooed his favorite phrase, "Ippatsu" (一発). And his sword is also aptly named "Ippatsumaru" (一発刀). He has feelings of affection toward Suzu, but Suzu only has feelings of disgust towards him. In one of the endings where he helps Kenji rescue Suzu from the Meiji Government, Tsubohachi tells Suzu that he has come to rescue her. However, she instead says, "Kenji-san!". Disappointed, Tsubohachi states, "...I'm ignored."
Karibe Seiun and Tsubohachi share very similar personalities and sometimes see each other as rivals (which ironically, Karibe is the Captain of the Akadama Clan's soldiers and Tsubohachi is the Captain of the Kurou Family's soldiers).
In Further GamesEdit
Tsubohachi constantly is shown in one way or another in further games. In Way of the Samurai 2, the character Danpachi greatly resembles him. Not only in appearance, bearing a highly identical shoulder tattoo and being shirtless, but also possesses Tsubohachi's signature sword, Ippatsumaru, on Hard mode occasionally. Furthermore, Danpachi has the same voice actor, Hiromichi Kogami.
Also in Way of the Samurai 2, a kid in the shrine, named Kotsubo, is seen dressed exactly like Tsubohachi, and bears the same speaking manner and style. Oddly, however, is voiced by Soichiro Shibata, the voice of Kitcho Kurou.
In Way of the Samurai 3, he is referenced clearly in Ippatsumaru's weapon description.