owee arc

10 Reasons To Watch Gintama

1. Character designs—go google Sakata Gintoki. Or Hijikata Toshirou. Or Okita Sougo. Or Kamui. Or Katsura Kotarou. Or Takasugi Shinsuke. Or Kagura. Or Tsukuyo. Or Kyuubei. Or any Gintama character for that matter. 


2. It makes you laugh. And by laugh I mean desperately muffling your face in a pillow with tears streaming from your eyes at 2:00 a.m. because you’re watching Gintama’s Owee or Vacation Arc while everyone else is asleep. 


3. It makes you cry. And by cry I mean desperately muffling your face in a pillow with tears streaming from your eyes at 2:00 a.m. because you’re watching Gintama’s Shinsengumi Crisis Arc or Beam Sword Style Arc while everyone else is asleep. 

4. Characters and character relationships—tired of the same old Mary/Gary Stu? Watch this anime. Even a side character who only appears once or twice will be ingrained into your mind. All characters have multiple layers; there is no flat, boring character without depth. The relationships are solid, and the characters do not need to say “I love you” every 21 seconds to get the point across. Love is seen in their familiarity and actions. 


5. It is a perfect blend of genres—want some sci-fi? Watch Gintama. Want some tragedy? Watch Gintama. Want some peak comradeship/shounen fighting? Watch Gintama. Want comedy? Watch Gintama. Want some historical Japan? Watch Gintama. Want samurai? Watch Gintama. Want action? Watch Gintama. Want slice of life? Watch Gintama. Basically just WATCH GINTAMA.  


6. Soundtrack—so good. Go listen to any Gintama opening. The song will surely be stuck in your head. 


7. It is unique and original. Tired of the same old shounen, with the underdog tween hero and the big dream, training montages, and unrealistically relentless determination? Gintama presents to you a fresh protagonist, Sakata Gintoki. If you can name another anime that has an arc based on a popularity poll then darn, you got me. If not, then GO WATCH GINTAMA. 


8. There’s Elizabeth. That’s it. Just Elizabeth. 


9. The stories are so beautifully told. In 3 episodes, it can convey the same messages and stories that another anime may take 20 episodes to tell. Are you busy? Can’t go on an anime binge? No worries. Just watch one of arc Gintama to pass your time. Maybe 2-8 episodes. Plus the backstories hurt. 


10. Gintama blows everything out of the park. (You can trust me, as I’ve seen tons of anime but once I found Gintama it was like I found something I never knew I was looking for, as if this whole time I’ve just been watching anime in search of Gintama.) I can’t watch anything else anymore. It all seems mediocre compared to Gintama.  

A Gintama chapter a day keeps the ending away...Lesson 147

THE OWEE BATTLE!! I LOVE THIS ARC!! I love this title image too!

My New Year’s resolution for 2017: re-read a chapter of Gintama every day starting from the beginning and relive the joy that is Gintama lesson-by-lesson. Hopefully I will never reach the end of the series should Sorachi-sama have a change of heart and never conclude it.

What I Loved in Lesson 147: EVERY FREAKING THING. OWEE! OWEE! OWEE!!

I just about explode with happiness every time I see the otakus lined up cuz that signals the beginning of the Owee arc, where the Yorozuya, Shinsengumi and Joui come together and battle it out for an ancient game system all is right with the world.

When I first read this chapter, I thought it was neat we got some random cameos right from the start…I didn’t expect how much more awesome it would be and how these guys were just the tip of the iceberg.

I love this arc to bits and pieces but this is really one of the rare instances where I prefer to watch the anime: Kagura’s Heidi voice is just beyond adorable.

I squeed.

I was sincerely worried the hot soup would scald Zura’s pretty face the first time I saw this.

Zura is so preciously old fashioned.

I squeed some more.

Yeah, pretty sure I was screaming with joy at this point first time I saw this. The way Okita’s positioned gives me the giggles too. 

Non-stop screaming with joy.

I don’t have enough words to even describe how much I love this. 

It makes me so happy that Zura is under there the entire time. Yes I’m a weirdo and probably a pervert too.

Kagura’s questions make me LOL every time.

All the yeses in the world.

I don’t even think I really understand the chin gag (cuz I don’t know the celebs they are imitating) but I just know it makes me chuckle every time. 

The cutest Mario plumber cosplayer in the world.

Ships Tally:

GinHiji: yeah like there was any chance I wouldn’t include them.

OkiKagu: she went for him immediately, as if there was a red string of fate binding them together, drawing them to each other…

KonTae: Kondou is as devoted as ever. So sweet.

ZuraEli: given.

GinZura: I just thought it was sweet that Gintoki was thinking of Zura and agreeing with him.

Disclaimer: Gintama is not only about shipping. Gintama is hilarious, clever, exciting, poignant, heart-breaking, loving, brilliant, and just so freaking amazing.  It is only due to Sorachi-sama’s generosity that I can enjoy Gintama on yet another level, the shippy level, and I am forever grateful for that. GINTAMA IS LIFE AND LOVE.

5/29/2017

How To Watch Gintama (Beginners)

Character Introducion  // http://dakuyasha-kurotoki.tumblr.com/

Episode 1 - 4
Episode 7
Episode 12
Episode 13-14
Episode 15
Episode 22-24

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Umibozu Arc - Episodes 40-43

Mother Arc - Episodes 54-55

Benizakura Arc - Episodes 58 - 61 // Or Benizakura Movie)

Fuyo Arc - Episodes 69-71

Yagyu Arc - Eisodes 76-81

Okita Mitsuba Arc - Episodes 86-87

(Owee Arc - Episodes 98-99 [OPTIONAL])

Shinsengumi Crisis Arc - Episodes 101-105

Yoshiwara in Flames Arc - Episodes 139-146

(Shinsengumi Death Game {PARODIES SAW MOVIES} - Episodes 148-149 [OPTIONAL])

Red Spider Arc - Episodes 177-181

Rokkaku Arc - Episodes 186-187

Diviner Arc - 195-199

(Santa Arc - Episodes 200-201 [OPTIONAL])

2 Years Later - Episodes 202 - 203 (not serious, but worth watching)

Samurai heart Arc - Episodes 210-214

(Bathhouse Episode 220 (BEWARE: CONTAINS DICKS)

Renho Arc - Episodes 232-236

-VACATION ARC (MUST WATCH // COMEDY) Epsiodes 237-238-

(Scandal Arc - Episodes 239-240 [OPTIONAL])

Baragaki Arc - Episodes 244-247

-GINTAMA THE MOVIE: THE LAST CHAPTER - BE FOREVER, YOROZUYA-

Kintama Arc - Episodes 253-256

Ikkoku Keisei Arc - Episodes 257-261

School of Beam Saber Arc - Episodes 262-264

(Dekoboko Arc - Episodes 275-277 [OPTIONAL])

Grim Reaper Arc - Episodes 279-281

Soul Switch Arc - Episodes 287-289

Patriot Reunion Party Arc - Episodes 452-454

Kaientai Arc - Episodes 290-291

Afro Arc - Episodes 294-295

(Faked Illness Arc - Episode 296-297 [OPTIONAL)

Odds or Evens Episode 215

Shogun Assassination Arc - Episode 300 - ???

A Gintama chapter a day keeps the ending away...Lesson 149

My New Year’s resolution for 2017: re-read a chapter of Gintama every day starting from the beginning and relive the joy that is Gintama lesson-by-lesson. Hopefully I will never reach the end of the series should Sorachi-sama have a change of heart and never conclude it.

What I Loved in Lesson 149: EVERYYYYYYTHIIINGGGGGGGG ALL OVER THE PLACE EVERY SINGLE FREAKING PRECIOUS PANEL LOOOOOOVEDDDDD ITTTTT ALLLLLLLL

My two sets of OTP staring deeply into each others’ eyes. If I didn’t love that, I wouldn’t have a soul.

Hijikata’s line made me snicker. 

First of all, I love their outfits in the game of course, and secondly, “Turd”. Lmao. Adorable.

Kagura being wiser than her years.

I couldn’t stop chortling.

Bless Sorachi-sama for letting Kintoki and the Turd end up alone together.

Naturally I was loving every second of their banter.

Elder being a very useful and powerful tool.

Yayyy for our heroes!

The boys sharing their toys like good adults.

No, Sougo’s the king…

…and here’s his even more powerful Queen.

The four of them getting way too into their game is just too precious.

Seriously how can I, or anyone else, NOT love this arc?? The Owee Battle RULES!

Ships Tally:

GinHiji: I mean, was there any doubt? There was banter, teamwork, physical contact…

…not to mention, this (below) was literally the moment which made me decide, yeah, Gintoki should be on top. And thus, since then, I have always favored GinHiji over HijiGin. Not even kidding.

HijiOki: they were cute together too. I said before, playful insulting banter counts as a shippable moment.

Disclaimer: Gintama is not only about shipping. Gintama is hilarious, clever, exciting, poignant, heart-breaking, loving, brilliant, and just so freaking amazing.  It is only due to Sorachi-sama’s generosity that I can enjoy Gintama on yet another level, the shippy level, and I am forever grateful for that. GINTAMA IS LIFE AND LOVE.

5/31/2017

MMORPG AU

Take Log Horizon/SAO type o universe, put Gintama, remember the Bentendo Owee & the other arc I forgot the name of and there! The speech: Alins had encoded the Eart has a server and everyone find suddenly themselves in a sort-of video-games :3 

Kagura (GURA-SAN HAIR CUT) - Class: Force Master (Mainly hand-to-hand + some spells) - Tanky as hell 

Okita Sougo - Class: Blade Master - Quite tanky too, and faster

Shinpachi Shimura - Class: Priest - Support (Heal, buff & debuff) 

Cuz’ I’m a lazy ass: Kei (the small boy on the top) - Class: Force Master - Glass Cannon character > OC: Kagura’s partner as a space-traveler 

Hijikata Toshiro - Class: Warlock - Lot of AOD (Area of Damages) - Powerful spells and needy in mana

Gintoki Sakata - Class: Wizard/Thief- Lot of spells - Can steal you some items and money! 

Some Favorite Gintoki+Hijikata Moments/Scenes
(an overview of their relationship development)

(or really just an excuse to talk about them again lol)

I got a couple of facts slightly wrong in my ship manifesto (which I have since corrected), this is kind of an addendum to that but this is much longer than the ship manifesto which I intentionally wrote as a very brief summary of their relationship and why I like it. This post gets into some of the details of their interactions and my interpretations of those details but it won’t be covering every single time Gintoki and Hijikata interacted because I don’t have that much time on my hands haha. This is also an overview of their relationship development, as mentioned above. I’ll be using anime screencaps for the most part because they were more accessible to me as I was writing this and also because the voice acting added new layers to some scenes.

(a lot of spoilers for up to the recent manga arcs)

These “moments” will be in chronological order so. Let’s start at the beginning.

1. I Won’t Let You Shame Our Leader (Their Second Meeting - Ep9)

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