Shinsengumi is one of the most popular organizations in Japanese history. The group was founded to protect the Tokugawa shogunate at the end of the Edo era. The Shinsengumi was demobilized right after the Meiji Restoration, but the dramatic story of their saga still captures many people's imaginations. Shinsengumi's story has been depicted on TV shows, in movies, anime, and even video games repeatedly. Hakuouki, Gintama, and Shinsengumi Kitan are typical examples.