Cook Kaoru Shintani (新谷かおる Shintani Kaoru?): Chief Cook of the Yamato Galley. He tells Captain Juzo Okita to get out of the kitchen in episode 10. Based on Leiji Matsumoto's assistant Kaoru Shintani who eventually became a manga artist and creator of Area 88. Matsumoto would more directly base another character on Shintani in the form of Yattaran from the Captain Harlock series.