I stumbled across this today and it brought me so many good memories (it was released in 2009) that I had to share it here.
This was quite a jewel of merchandising. I don’t know if you guys know a game called “uta garuta”, but this is the Gintama version of it. You can search for extra info in Wikipedia-san. I can’t explain it better than there (；・∀・).
I love it. Each character read a “Gintama poem”, full of Gintama’s wisdom, for… 46 tracks, for each hiragana.
Anyway, they’re so short and I loved them so much… that I’ll try to add a new one everyday. *hugs CD*
Curiosly enough, the first “poem” for the あ is recited by Hijikata:
Shinpachi is like the ‘Armin’ of Gintama, he doesn’t get that much official goods and he’s frequently undermined. I’d even say he’s practically being ignored by the companies making Gintama merchandise. Why? is it because his glasses? Is it because he’s not sadistic?? Is it because he’s a straight man?? Is it because he’s an otaku??? Save Shinpachi.
This arrived today, aaaaaaaaaah I LOVE IT SOOOO SO SO SO MUCH!! The keyholders are also fucking big, my chibi Gintoki and Hijikata are about 7.5cm or so, so I’m thinking about never unpacking these keyholders … also, the post card that came with it is so amazing, I’ll scan it later and upload it =3=