Gintama. Porori-hen Episode 3

Ikumatsu and Hasegawa made an appearance in this episode. We didn’t get to see Hasegawa in the last season and I don’t even remember the last time Ikumatsu made an appearance. Hasegawa seem to be doing fine. He even became the god of homeless people since the last time we saw him.

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As if. He just became a guy who stands by the god and mumbles random things

Hasegawa is one of those guys who has hit rock bottom and is fated to stay there for the rest of his life. To be honest, he has the most realistic problems in the whole Gintama universe. He lost his job and his wife left him. He has no place to stay and nothing to eat. He lives in a cardboard and tries to make do with what little food he can find. He can’t find a job. Even if someone does hire him, he gets fired immediately thanks to Gintoki. His problems are very real. I know he is supposed to stay as a madao for the rest of his life but I feel sorry for him.

Gintoki and Katsura wanted to find a homeless old man who used to dine at Ikumatsu’s shop every new year. He stopped coming come after Ikumatsu’s husband died and she was worried about him. Katsura wanted to find the guy. He even forced Gintoki to help him.

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This was his plan. Pretend to be homeless and gather information from others

Kuzura and Kuzuta, I mean, Katsura and Gintoki found that the old man is actually Ikumatsu’s father, who was thought to be dead. Ikumatsu also turns out to be a rather rich lady.

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She would rather be a ramen shop owner though

One more old character made an appearance in this episode. Ikumatsu’s brother-in-law, the guy who tried to sell her off and lost to Katsura, has now formed an armed cardboard gang and is trying to hurt Ikumatsu again.

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I don’t mind letting them have all the empty cans and discarded lunch boxes

Gintoki and Katsura will be fighting with these scary people in the next episode. They wanted to kill Ikumatsu’s father. Katsura is trying to fool these people into thinking that Hasegawa is Ikumatsu’s father.

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I really do feel sorry for Madao

See you next time ^^/

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Gintama. Porori-hen Episode 2

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Gintama. Porori-hen Episode 2

Let us start with the introduction of Kagura’s boyfriend, considering how he is supposed to be the star of this episode. His name is Dai and he is the prince of Planet Titan. He is selfish, foul-mouthed and pretty much has every quality that can get on Gintoki’s and Umibozu’s nerves.

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Dai was also nice enough to bring several of his subjects with him. He wanted to get married to Kagura and take her to Planet Titan. Gintoki and Umibozu won’t be happy about Kagura getting married even after she turns 25. There is no way they were going to be happy about marrying off a 14-year-old kid.

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I guess there are no friendly titans around in Gintama universe either

The people of Dai’s planet also have a nice little hobby. Once they decide on a bride, they destroy the planet she is living in, to make sure that they are the only ones in possession of the bride’s genes. It doesn’t make sense to destroy Earth. Kagura is a Yato. If they wanted to destroy Yato genes, they should have started with Umibozu and Kamui. It would have been really interesting to see Kamui fighting with these titans. He would have finished killing them all in 3 seconds flat and he would have done it with a nice smile on his face.

On the other hand, it is also interesting to imagine Kamui joining the idiot trio and getting all worked up about Kagura getting a boyfriend. It makes me wish this episode took place after the Kagura Vs Kamui fight.

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You’re not even trying to be discreet about ripping off Attack on Titan Gintoki!

Also, it seems that Shige Shige is still alive. I hope he makes an appearance in this season. It will be nice to hear ‘Shogun ka yo!’ once again. I also want to see Shinsengumi in action.

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Gintoki and Umibozu threatening to burn down the castle was funny

Gintoki and Umibozu defeated the titans and took Kagura back. They also annoyed Kagura and managed to get a few broken bones.

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I hope Gintama staff doesn’t get sued XD

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These two monsters made Levi look really bad

To me the best part of this episode is this.

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It looks like Shinpachi now believes he is just a stand for his glasses as well

Let me be honest Shinpachi, I never thought about the feelings of my glasses. I never thought about the feelings of any glasses and I am sure other people are the same. So blaming Dai for not caring about Kagura’s father’s glasses is a bit unfair.

See you next time ^^/

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Gintama. Porori-hen Episode 1

Gintama. Porori-hen Episode 1

Rejoice fellow Gintama-fans, Gintama is back and they are back with a bang. Season 6 is supposed to cover all the comedy chapters skipped by the last season and it looks awesome. The anime staff officially named this season the Slipped Arc.

They did a short recap of season 5 for you in case you forgot what had happened. Here is the gist.

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Gintoki was looking for the Pirate King’s treasure

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He met with Kagura and a glasses monster. Together, they managed to defeat the villain

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They are now going to take the World Chuunin Hunter Hero Exam (I hope I am not the only one who loved the way those glasses were floating beside Gintoki XD)

While I loved the last season, I was a bit disappointed that all we had was action. There weren’t many random comedy moments. So a season that covers all the skipped comedy chapters is a real treat for me. Gintama is supposed to be a fine mix of comedy and action. Looks like this season wants to make up for the lack of comedy moments in season 5.

This episode is about Kagura finding a boyfriend. A guy confessed to her and she decided to go on a date with him since she felt sorry for him.

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Of course Umibozu and Gintoki were not happy about it. Not one bit

They pestered Kagura and made her agree to introducing the guy to them. They wanted to kill him but Shinpachi lectured them about being too childish and not believing in Kagura. So these two decided to drink all their worries away and act like proper adults for once. They didn’t want to embarrass Kagura in front of her new boyfriend.

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They even worked hard all night to be able to show a nice friendly smile to him (That was the best they could manage)

Umibozu is the strongest alien hunter in the universe and Gintoki is the renowned Shiroyasha. There is no way a normal kid would have been able to deal with these two monsters, not when they were that worked up. They were acting like a big momma bear protecting her cubs. They would have ended up killing the guy, roasting him and eating him for dinner.

Sorachi decided to be a nice guy and not let a poor kid suffer in these monsters’ hands. So he made Kagura’s boyfriend a nice big titan who looks like he got lost and wandered into Gintama world.

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I doubt Gintoki and Umibozu are willing to pick a fight with him now

I am looking forward to see how Gintoki and Umibozu will deal with this baby titan.

See you next time ^^/

Gintama.(The Battle on Rakuyo) Episode 12

The new Gintama season has ended and it didn’t end with a bang. Gintoki and the rest didn’t get on their knees and apologize for offending the viewers on various occasions either. The season had a normal shounen ending for once and I am not exactly happy about that.

There isn’t much to say about this episode. Nothing much really happened. We only learned about Utsuro’s past and it isn’t something that would surprise the viewers. Utsuro was feared because of his immortality ever since he was young. People tried to kill him in every possible way they could think of.

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It is no wonder that being treated this way made Utsuro into who he is now

He hated humans and at the same time he wanted to be one of them. I wonder why a person who was treated so badly by humans would want to be human. We also learned what he plans to do next. Utsuro wants to destroy earth. As long as he is on earth, he is immortal. So he wants to destroy the planet along with himself. Again, I don’t understand why he has to do that. When Umibozu tried to kill him by introducing another planet’s Altana into his system, Utsuro admitted that he was almost out of Altana and if Umibozu had more lives to throw away, he would have won. So why not go around collecting Altana from other planets and shoving them into his heart? It would eventually kill him. It all he wanted to do was die, wouldn’t that be a better plan?

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Here is the thing. I don’t think Utsuro wants to commit suicide and be done with it. He wants to live, experience normal happiness and then grow old and die a normal death. He can’t have it so he is playing the bad guy. He just wants to be saved from his nightmare. If someone manages to kill him, he will be fine with it but he doesn’t want to be just erased without a trace. I am impressed that Gintoki admitted that the one who pushed Shoyo into a corner was them. I didn’t expect him to realize that. On the other hand, it only makes the whole situation even harder for him to deal with.

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I really like this art style by the way

The art style used while narrating Utsuro’s past looked awesome. It has this picture book feel to it and I especially love the featured image of this post. It looks like a scene that is taken straight out of an old classic horror anime.

I am also interested in knowing what Kamui wants to do now. He no longer has a goal and he no longer has a reason to act crazy, pick fights and kill people for fun. He will probably try to be a saner killer like Sougo now.

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He was more interesting to watch when he was a psychotic killer

Lastly, I want to say that I never expected Gintama to end with a line as cliché as this.

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Come on Gintoki! This is Gintama. It is supposed to end with a gag or a joke

I like this season and all the action packed episodes but at the same time I have to admit that I will probably never rewatch it. It doesn’t have the charm other Gintama season have. Gintama is supposed to be a fine mix of comedy and action. A season with just action is not appealing enough. We had plenty of comedy moments after Shige Shige’s death. Compared to that, the comedy in this season is rather bland. We didn’t even get to see the Shinsengumi in this season (I am pretty sure Shinpachi is secretly happy about Hijikata not appearing on the cover and taking all his screen time). They should have made this season longer and try to fit in some comedy pieces and made it more Gintama-like.

See you next time ^^/

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Gintama.(The Battle on Rakuyo) Episode 11

Let me start by saying that my worries about Umibozu proved out to be wrong. He is back and he is stronger than ever.

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They replaced the hands of strongest man in the universe with guns

Gintama comes up with some crazy ideas. Umibozu is a monster who can crush a spaceship with his bare hands and now he has been turned into this half-cyborg with insane firepower. I don’t mind watching Bozutama at this point. His adventures with his new toys are bound to be interesting.

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It turns out that Gintoki wasn’t the least bit worried about Umibozu, and with good reasons

We also learned about Oboro’s past and truth be told, I am disappointed in his character. I expected a more interesting story and I expected him to be a better person. He ran away with Utsuro and even decided to sacrifice himself for Utsuro’s sake. Even after he survived the accident, he dedicated the rest of his life trying to protect the life Utsuro wanted. And what made him snap and throw it all away?

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It was this

It was the simple fact that he wasn’t in this happy picture. He knew what kind of  life Utsuro was living and he tried his best to guard it from the crows. Yet, when he actually saw the beauty of the life he was protecting, he got jealous. He wanted Utsuro to be happy and yet he didn’t like the fact that Utsuro was happy even though he wasn’t by his side. He ruined the happy picture because he couldn’t digest that fact. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that Oboro was the one who pushed Utsuro into a corner, ruined everything he had, made him snap and turned him into the monster we see now. He made it so that Utsuro could never go back and at the same time, he destroyed everything Utsuro had built over the years. He turned his students into broken scarred messes and pretty much erased all the good things Shoyo did.

Utsuro was more humane than he is now even before he turned into Shoyo. He spared the life of little Oboro and refused to turn him into an assassin. Do you remember what Utsuro looked like when he thought he lost Oboro?

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Does he look anything like the Utsuro we know now?

In the end all Oboro did was betray Utsuro in the worst way possible. I expected a different kind of story. I thought Oboro tried to protect Shoyo with everything he could and when it was no longer possible, he didn’t mind killing Shoyo. I thought he spared the lives of Shoyo’s disciples even if it meant he had  to mess up their lives, break their ideals and morals and leave behind living corpses. So his actual story made me feel disappointed. Gintama is full of characters like these, people who destroy something important to them for no good reason. Remember what Hosen did? He loved a woman and what did he do to her? He turned her into a prostitute, locked her up, beat her and even damaged her legs because he didn’t want her to leave him. He said something along the lines of ‘Even if I try to bring it close, my claws will only sink in deeper.’ Does that justify everything he had done? Even if Hinowa forgave him, she will not walk again and is doomed to live her entire life in a wheelchair. It also doesn’t change that Hosen forced hundreds of women into prostitution, pulled them into darkness along with him and killed them when he felt like it. Kamui did the same. He cut off Umibozu’s hand, walked away when his mother was on her deathbed and almost killed Kagura many times. I didn’t expect Oboro to join this foolish parade.

On the other hand though, I believe that Utsuro was doomed to be broken. Even if Oboro never betrayed him and protected him for as long as he could, Utsuro would have known later that Oboro had to sacrifice his life and stain his hands with blood just so that he could continue playing his little teacher game. It would have damaged him the same way Oboro’s betrayal did.

Let me end this post by saying that I never expected to see this in Gintama.

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I don’t even remember how many times I heard Luffy say this but I didn’t expect to hear the same dialogue in Gintama.

See you next time ^^/

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Gintama.(The Battle on Rakuyo) Episode 10

Despite all my complaints about not wanting Gintoki to fight Kamui just because he is the protagonist, I have to admit that this episode was pretty awesome. It is easily my favourite episode in this season. I loved the action and the fights. The fight between Gintoki and Kamui was great. They didn’t hold back one bit. Gintoki didn’t mind breaking Kamui’s hand and Kamui didn’t mind breaking Gintoki’s finger. Just take a look at these images.

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Imagine Gintoki fighting an opponent like Kamui with a finger like that

Their exchange during the fight was great too. Gintoki said that ‘Strength that has nothing to lose is the same as weakness that can’t protect anything’ and Kamui said that ‘If you can’t protect something, you should keep your hands off it from the beginning. ‘ If you think about it, they’re both right. If you’re super strong but has absolutely nothing to protect, including yourself, then it is the same as being weak beyond words. Now imagine trying to protect something important with everything you have and still losing it in the end. It will make you wonder if you should have bothered trying to protect it, since it turned out to be meaningless in the end. Gintoki decided to accept the loss while Kamui threw everything out of the window because the loss shattered him.

Kamui did waver a little when he had to seriously hurt Kagura. I guess he figured that he could kill Umibozu and be done with his revenge. He did go after Kagura with the intention to kill but he probably never stopped to think about how he would feel if he lost her. He snapped during the fight the way Kagura did during her fight with Abuto.

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You know it is bad news when a Yato decides to smile that way

Abuto decided to step in at that point and I was honestly surprised. He isn’t stupid and he knew that he would probably end up dead if he messed with Kamui. There was no real reason for him to step in but he did it anyway because he didn’t like how Kamui was consumed by the Yato blood. In his own words, he doesn’t care if Kamui wants to kill Umibozu or Kagura, but he should do it while smiling the way he usually does.

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Abuto is one of the characters I like, but then again, I like a lot of characters in Gintama

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I like how Kamui goes around killing people with that nice cheerful smile on his face too

I am glad Kagura could finally get through to Kamui but I am also a bit sad that Kamui will now cease to be that cheerful psychotic killer we know. It was fun watching him walk all over his enemies as if it was nothing. The long sibling spat finally ended.

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I have no idea how many fractures Kamui got in this episode

When Sorachi first introduced Kamui, he probably wanted Kamui to be a bad guy and didn’t really plan things out. Remember how Umibozu told Gintoki that Kamui tried to kill him following some old tradition? That wasn’t what happened. Kamui tried to kill Umibozu because he wanted to protect his mother. It had nothing to do with any weird tradition and Gintoki already admitted that when Kamui first appeared, his hair was black and the mangaka later changed it. This causes some inconsistencies in the story.

In the next episode we will learn Oboro’s past and I am looking forward to it. I have always liked his character and learning more about him sounds great. We will also see what lead Utsuro to create a person named Shoyo.

See you next time ^^/

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Gintama.(The Battle on Rakuyo) Episode 9

I was right about the fight between Umibozu and Utsuro. Umibozu got badly hurt and he also lost his right hand. Even if he manages to stay alive, he won’t be as strong as he used to be. How will he be able to put up a decent fight without his hands? It is also doubtful if he will survive. His injuries are rather serious.

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On the other hand Utsuro just regenerated and came out of the fight unharmed

There wasn’t anything more to the story of Kouka’s death either. Kamui wanted her to go back to Kouan. She would have had to live alone for eternity if she did and she did not want that. She was similar to Utsuro. She was immortal as long as she stayed in Kouan and she decided to leave the planet knowing full well that she wouldn’t live long if she went to some other planet. Kamui on the other hand was prepared to take her back to Kouan by force if he had to. It was okay if he made her life miserable but he wanted her to live anyway. He couldn’t make his mom go back to her planet and he couldn’t make Umibozu give up on her either. So he turned bitter and walked away from his family. We can see why Kamui did everything he did but at the same time it doesn’t make it any better. What he did was stupid and he should have had enough guts to accept his mom’s decision. If he wasn’t strong enough to do that, he should have walked away and never looked back. Trying to blame Umibozu for Kouka’s death and trying to kill him is pointless.

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Kouka asked him to let her be by their side and he threw it all away because the burden was too heavy for him

Remember what Kamui said ‘What is strength? Letting others beat you up? Hurting others to protect your family? Going off to fight alone with no concern for you family?‘ They are all different forms of strength and Kamui just chose a wrong form of strength that only hurt him and everyone else around him.

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Also, this episode made me like Abuto’s character even more. He protected Kagura and Kamui from the bullies and he protected Kamui from Hosen. Hosen is a dangerous guy and he could have killed Abuto easily if he wanted to. Abuto is no hero but he is not a villain either. He is just a normal guy who didn’t want to see Hosen killing Kamui or Kamui killing Umibozu.

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Gintoki is going to fight Kamui in the next episode and I don’t quite like it. I always thought Kagura would be the one to beat some sense into Kamui and I don’t want Gintoki to end up doing that just because it makes him look cool. It has always been a fight between those siblings and I wanted it to be kept that way. Though I had to admit that this part was pretty funny.

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You don’t look the least bit convincing Gintoki

Baby Kagura kicking Umibozu and Kouka telling Kamui and he will go bald were pretty funny too.

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I don’t mind watching a bald Kamui. It’ll make things more interesting

I also want to say that I expected Kamui’s past to be a bit more interesting but it turned out to be rather plain. The preview said that something strange will happen to Kamui in the next episode and I have no idea what that something strange is supposed to be. I am looking forward to the next episode.

See you next time ^^/

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