and the shinsengumi

Gintama anime ep 336/manga chaps 428 - 429

Dear Gintama gods and Sorachi-sama,

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,

and finally, my favorite manga to anime moment:

Yours truly,

A silly fangirl with yaoi dreams

(^3^)

I knew it!!!

I was watching Yûsha Yoshihiko when suddenly…

… 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

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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.

If gintama characters had TUMBLRs
  • Gintoki: anime memes, police memes, samurai memes, just memes
  • Kagura: cute dresses, pastels, selfies, sending "get yourself a life" to gintoki on anon everytime he reblogged a meme
  • Shinpachi: Otsuu, just otsuu that's how much otsuu trash this boy is, also gets "get yourself a life" on anon (from Kagura)
  • Hijikata: news about the shinsengumi doing great, gordon-ramnsey-like reviews on food but all his comments are "it lacks mayonnaise", trying to answer in a funny way to all the anon hate he gets
  • Sougo: weapons, pictures of hijikata doing embarrassing things, gore, every selfie is 10,000+ notes, sending anon hate to Hijikata
  • Kondou: its just pictures of otae, self loathing text posts, his only two followers are sougo and hijikata, sougo softblocked him
  • Katsura: "rate my conspiracy theory" game, news of the shinsengumi fucking up, cute cats every now and then, adding unnecessary comments to every post he reblogs, gintoki never followed him back