You know, in the lesson where they show how Kondo became the leader of the Shinsengumi, Yamazaki actually seemed pretty old and could have passed as a 30 year old man. The moment he joined Kondo he seems to give off a more youthful feel.
what if yamazaki and shinpachi are so close because zaki is secretly shinpachi’s real father. what if yamazaki is just trying to connect with his son. what if shinpachi gets his plainness from yamazaki. what if