|also known as: narrow eyes, Gorou Fujita|
|animal of assosiation: wolf|
|birthday: January 1844|
|blood type: O|
|fighting style: Mizoguchi Haiitou Ryu|
|weapon: Nihontou (Japanese Sword)|
As was mentioned before, Saitou is the former captain of the Third Squad
of the Shinsengumi. After the Meiji Restoration, he chose to work as an
undercover policeman because it was a job where he could still uphold the
ideals of the Shinsengumi.
Hajime Saitou is the former captain of the Third Squad of the Shinsengumi,
and Kenshin's long time adversary from back in the days of the revolution.
He works as an undercover policeman and lives by the Shinsengumi motto,
which is 'aku soku zan' meaning, 'Slay Evil Instantly'. Saitou is always
cool and collected, and enjoys smoking quite a bit. He has no sort of
emotional connection to his allies and has no loyalties to anyone buy
himself, the exception perhaps being his wife Tokio. Though throughout the
story, Saitou is technically on Kenshin's side, the two are still
adversaries and Saitou is always trying to convince Kenshin that he should
give up his vow to never kill again and become the man he used to be. This
is because Saitou believes that ones a hitokiri, always a hitokiri, and
that Kenshin is merely fooling himself by being a pacifist. Saitou also
has an adversarial relationship with Sanosuke, whom he views as 'an
amateur fighter who doesn't know the first thing about self defense'.
Saitou is very confident in his abilities and is waiting for the chance to
finish his dual with Kenshin once and for all.