Your generosity humbles me; thank you for all that is Gintama, including the the awesomeness that is the anime. Your endless tolerance of my sycophancy is most appreciated. Thank you for the blessing that is Gintama and may we continue to be blessed forever.
I AM VERY THANKFUL FOR:
- Hijikata’s beautiful, turd-magnet of a face,
- the man with the most constipated ass in the universe,
- sword Viagra’s existence and efficacy limitations,
- Tetsuko’s wise questions,
- “Days of Our Sword and Scabbard Lives”,
- Okita the sword-consuming, MotherF-ing Prince of Sadists,
- the most self-less scabbard in the universe,
- Gintoki’s ass-Chidori,
- Naruto vs Sasuke Super Sadist versus Super Sadist Part Deux,
- a sword’s best friends,
- a happy but kinda uber incestuous and therefore creepy ending,
- “The Bloody Shinsengumi Records”,
- a sexy, handsome, turd-free kouhais,
- a bossy, adorable AF little senpais,
- sweet, obliging big sisters and sweet, “obedient” little brothers,
… the cutest thief to ever exist appeared and I immediately shouted at my screen “IS THAT YAZAKI HIROSHI ?!”
I was very disappointed because he doesn’t have any close-up so I wasn’t 100% sure but I was still quite certain of it. And I recognized his voice too. So I decided to look it up and yup, that’s him!
I had no idea when I started this show that I would be bless me with Yazaki Hiroshi playing a useless thieft with a cute dog so that was a very nice surprise *.* Now I gotta go make gifs of this scene because of reasons
Some Hakuouki faces! This is a Disney art style study that I enjoyed a lot. I tried to give each character special features to emphasize their personalities, so I hope it turned out well. At least I’m quite glad with the result :D
Finaly my exams are over and I’m able to breathe again! Don’t have a lot of time for art now, but still my favourite guys kept me company through this rough couple of weeks c:
Also I’m super inspired about Hakuouki fandom, so if you want to chat and discuss something don’t hesitate to use messages and ask, I really want to make some new friends *_*
playlist wagakki band - senbonzakura
wagakki band - kishikaisei
hans zimmer – the attack
You’ve probably read this post by @fuusenchan which breaks down the details of the scenes in Katsugeki/Touken Ranbu opening, say - Mutsunokami and Ryoma’s death, Kane-san/Horikawa and Hijikata’s death, Yagen and the Honnouji Incident, etc.
And we have all probably come to the same conclusion that this opening is already pretty sad as it is.
But wait, what about the ending?
From Wikipedia: Tōrō Nagashi (灯籠流し) is a Japanese ceremony in which participants float paper lanterns down a river. This activity is traditionally performed on the final evening of the Bon Festival in the belief that it will help to guide the souls of the departed to the spirit world.
And what do we have here?
The Shinsengumi - where Izuminokami Kanesada and Horikawa Kunihiro were part of with their former master, the Vice Commander Hijikata Toshizo.
The “Father of the Imperial Japanese Navy” Sakamoto Ryoma, who was the owner of Mutsunokami Yoshiyuki. The lady beside him was most likely his spouse, Narasaki Ryo.
Tadakatsu Honda, “The Warrior who Surpassed Death” and the former owner of Tonbokiri. It was said that he had never once suffered any significant wounds/injuries despite having participated in more than 100 battles in his whole life.
Now I might be wrong with this one…
The sword seems to be Tsurumaru Kuninaga. I’ve tried looking up his previous owners and I’m not sure who this guy was. My closest bet is Hojo Sadatoki during the Heizen Gate Incident where he purged Taira Yoritsuna and 90 of his followers.
Now this one’s just a wild guess, but if we were to follow the opening, only Yagen Toushirou is left, so this person could be Oda Nobunaga (sorry if I’m wrong though).
Conclusion: Katsugeki OP features the sword reliving the memories of their late masters. Meanwhile the ED features the masters themselves while they were still alive. Thus, be prepared to say goodbye to your hearts as Ufotable and the gang rip your feelings to pieces throughout the episodes.