Mibu Roshi (壬生浪士)
Hachiro KIYOKAWA led a group of roshi (masterless samurai) to Kyoto, and when Kiyokawa 's group returned to Tokyo, 24 members remained in Kyoto to organize Mibu Roshi group in 1863. See below for a list of the members. Before they formed the Shinsengumi, these roshi were made fun of as 'Miboro (meaning raggedy clothes)' because of the poor state of their appearance. They were also called the 'Mibu no Okami (Raggedy Wolves)'. Some say there were female members.
24 founding members.
Kamo SERIZAWA: Died September 18, 1863 in a surprise attack by Hijikata and other members.
Iori TANAKA: Same person as Niimi
(Another theory exists)
Goro HIRAYAMA: Purged along with Serizawa
Jusuke HIRAMA: Died August 22, 1874 in Serizawa-mura, his home village.
Matasaburo SAEKI: Killed August 10, 1863 by Serizawa as a spy from Choshu
(Another theory exists)
Shingoro KASUYA: Dropped out in 1863
Shieikan group (Kondo group)
Isami KONDO: Beheaded April 25, 1868 by the government army
Toshizo HIJIKATA: Died May 11, 1869 in the Battle of Hakodate
Soji OKITA: Died May 30, 1868 from tuberculosis
Keisuke YAMANAMI(SANNAN): Died February 23, 1865 by Seppuku at the military post for desertion
Shinpachi NAGAKURA: Died January 5, 1915 from old age
Sanosuke HARADA: Died May 17, 1868 after receiving a fatal injury at the Battle of Ueno
Genzaburo INOUE: Died January 4, 1868 fighting in the Battle of Yodo-Senryomatsu
Heisuke TODO: Died November 18, 1867 in an attack from the Kondo group at Aburanokoji
Hajime SAITO: Died September 28, 1915 from a gastric ulcer
Eizaburo ABIRU: Died April 6, 1863 from illness. He may have been killed.
Yoshio TONOUCHI: Assassinated March 25, 1863 at Shijo-ohashi Bridge by Kondo's group
Yuzan NEGISHI: Left Kyoto for Tokyo at the end of April 1863 using the excuse that he was going to Ise-jingu Shrine. Died December 3, 1890.
Joan ENDO: Went back to Tokyo with Negishi
Goichi SHIMIZU: Went back to Tokyo with Negishi
Died May 27, 1872
Chozo SUZUKI: Went back to Tokyo with Negishi
Jinnosuke KAMISHIRO: Deserted at the end of April 1863
The members who joined the group during the period from its foundation to the time the group was renamed the Shinsengumi.
Before about May 1863
Aijiro SASAKI: Assassinated August 2, 1863, assassin unknown
Kentaro MIURA: Left the group by July 1863
Kuranosuke SASAKI: Left the group by July 1865
Hayataro ANDO: Died July 22, 1864 from illness caused by injury he received in the Ikedaya Incident
Chuji MATSUBARA: Died September 1, 1865 from illness
Kiminosuke KAMEI: Left the group by July 1863
Shinjuro MAZUME: Deserted the group on June 5, 1864
Kichichi HAMAGUCHI: Deserted the group by June 1864?
Shintaro HAYASHI: Died October 27, 1868 fighting in the Boshin War
Shogen IEKI: Left the group by July 1863
Kingo NAKAMURA: Left the group by June 1867
Harutaka YAMADA: Left the group by July 1863
Keisai DAIMATSU: Left the group by July 1863
Takumi HOSOKAWA: Left the group by July 1863
Yoji SUGIYAMA: Left the group by July 1863
After May 25, 1863
Syuntaro OGATA: Missing during the Aizu War in 1868
Susumu YAMAZAKI: Died January 13 1868 on board the ship going to Edo, from an injury received in the Battle of Toba-Fushimi
Sanjuro TANI: Died suddenly on April 1, 1866
Yahei OZAKI: Died November 17, 1865 from illness
Hyogo SAKAI: After the Ikedaya Incident in 1864, deserted the group in about July 1865, and was killed
Before August 18, 1863
Kazue MATSUNAGA: on September 26, 1863, he was revealed as a spy from Choshu and escaped
Eisuke OKUZAWA: Died June 5, 1864 fighting in the Ikedaya Incident
Kojuro KUSUNOKI: on September 26, 1864, he was revealed as a spy from Choshu and killed by Harada
Rokuro MORI: Deserted the group by June 1864?
Yasohachi YAMANO: Left the group before the Hakodate War
Kango ARIDOSHI: Died May 11, 1869 fighting in the Hakodate War
Ryozo SHUKUIN: Died January 6, 1868 fighting in the Battle of Hashimoto
Masajiro OZEKI: Died February 28, 1892
Shizuma MATSUZAKI: participated in the coup on August 18. Thereafter, his whereabouts are unknown.
Minezo SHINOZUKA: Participated in the Ikedaya Incident
While members went to Edo to recruit, he remained in Kyoto.
Hikonosuke FUJIMOTO: Deserted the group by June 1864?
Isetake MIKURA: on September 26, 1863, he was revealed as a spy from Choshu and was killed by Saito
Yohachiro ITO: Deserted the group by June 1864?
Sanjiro YANAGIDA: He was in the group until July 1865. He may have deserted the group thereafter.
Kingo UEDA: Deserted the group by June 1864?
Hayato WADAI: Deserted the group by June 1864?
Saburo ECHIGO: In 1863, he was revealed as a spy from Choshu and escaped
Kyuma NAKAMURA: Deserted the group by June 1864?
Rokuro SUGANO: Deserted the by June 1864?
Samanosuke ARAKIDA: on September 26, 1863, he was revealed as a spy from Choshu and killed by Nagakura