Gintoki – My sugar-coated obssesion…

Well here I am again with my second-ever-post on my wordpress.com blog.

Yay!

Autumn is setting in and it’s dragging my allergies as a friendly companion so I’m sniffling and sneezing all over the place. But, here I am at school again cuz I have no other choice.

This weekend I spent watching:

Gintama manga cover (vol 1)

Gintama manga cover (vol 1)

Basically, to put it in simple terms it just chronicles the day-to-day lifestyle of Sakata Gintoki, a samurai who fought back in the Bakumatsu and is just a run-of-the mill guy living as a Jack-of-all-trades doing odd jobs for a price.Shimura ShinpachiHe eventually takes in Shimura Shinpachi who is this average looking guy whose only interesting feature is his glasses.

Then there’s Kagura – a girl whose one of the last remaining of her race the Yato. She’s known for her chinese accent (ending her sentences with “aru”) and her parasol that she utilizes as a gun, club, and shade from direct sunlight. The three of them got through all kinds of comical and interesting adventures. And it’s really nice to see how they all grow to become like of like a small family in its own silly way. Gintoki being the irresponsible adult in charge, Shinpachi as the voice of reason, and Kagura the gluttonous, spoiled little girl. *laughs* She’s a very interesting female heroine being one of the very few to actually puke in an anime. She very adventurous and has her girly moments and is the one who takes in a rather over-sized dog which she pins the name Sadaharu, a name she’s been giving to all her pets she’s accidently killed.

kaguraThere’s tons of other characters too. Oh, I guess forgot to mention that it’s a Historical/Sci-fi as well as a outragous comedy. Seriously, I’ve laughed my a** off in this anime. I’m tearing while I hold on to my sides cuz they ache so much. There’s Kotaro Katsura, Hijikita Toushiro, Okita Sougo, Commmander Kondo just to name a few. You see episodes that are as random as cats and dogs falling from the sky. From an episode about zombie eyebrow people to one about giant cockroaches from outer space! Then there was one that was all epic and in the end it was only about hair growing commercial sponsored by Kagura’s father! I really am obsessed with this anime and I’m really attached to the main character: Gintoki.

Gintoki, Kagura and Shinpachi

Gintoki, Kagura and Shinpachi

One word to describe him would be: Awesome. Simply put.

I always try to find something that I can relate to a character about which then ends up with me obsessing over him/her. And so saying this, Gintoki shares the same sweet tooth for sugar as I do. And for Jump. Ahaha. In spite of being so lazy and even heartless sometimes, you really can’t help but like him. Heh, it must be all the sugar. *laughs*

And so I will end this post with several quotes from the anime:

Gintoki and the truth about strawberry milk


“Listen up!
Let’s say you drink too much strawberry milk, and have to use the bathroom in the middle of the night.
But it’s cold outside your bed.
You don’t want to get up, but the urge to urinate is just too strong!
You make up your mind to go!
You run to the bathroom, stand in front of the toilet, and let loose!
You think that all your life has led to this moment!
But then you realize!
It isn’t the bathroom, you’re still in bed!
That feeling of lukewarm wetness spreads like wildfire!
But you don’t stop! You can’t stop!
That’s what I’m talking about!
THAT’S THE TRUTH OF THE STRAWBERRY MILK!
DO YOU GET IT!?”

Katsura in almost all episodes

”It´s not Zura. IT´S KATSURA!”

There are several variations of this which makes it so funny…

Kagura around episode 11-12

“SHINNEEEEEE KAAATHERINEEEEEEE”

Gintoki

“It’s the Neo Armstrong Cyclone Jet Armstrong Cannon”
“Just DO it!”

“D-don’t worry, a-all we have to do is find a t-time machine”

Okita to Hijikita

“End your sentences in “Woof” please.”

Okita and Hijikita on Otsuu who was commander for one day…

Okita: Wow, the Commander sure is popular. The ignorant masses follow her everywhere she goes – fall off a cliff and die, Hijikata you bastard.

Hijikata: What’s up with this song? It sounds like it’s making fun of us – get beaten up and die under protection, Okita.

Okita: That’s called being overly self-conscious. It just sounds like a sweet love song to me – go to the next world by gas poisoning, Hijikata.

Hijikata: It feels like our image is just going from bad to worse – fall off a cliff and die, Okita.

Okita: What do we do it there’s a terrorist attack? We don’t have our swords – soak in hot water and boil to death, Hijikata.

Hijikata: I don’t care anymore-moomin. Let’s kill Okita.

Okita: Die Hijikata.

Hijikata: Die, Okita.

Okita: Die, Okita… oops, messed up… Hijikata.

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8 thoughts on “Gintoki – My sugar-coated obssesion…

  1. I’ve been thinking of watching this anime but I was hesitating because I don’t know if it’s any good. But that strawberry milk quote really convinced me to try it! Hahaha! He’s crazy!

    • You should! The only thing that I have to warn you that it’s a long running series. If you dislike long animes like naruto or bleach then don’t watch it. But it’s very much worth it! It really is. Especially if you want a good laugh. The series also has it’s serious moments too. And even though sometimes it doesn’t seem to have a plot–it does. I’m glad you liked the post. I’m working on other anime/manga that I would like to write about. If you have any suggestions let me know.

  2. I’ll take you up on your offer! If I’m thinking of trying a new anime or manga, I’ll ask you if it’s any good, and if you want to ask me anything, just ask! But, I have to say I’m not very objective, I’ll just say if I liked it or not! =)

      • Sorry if I’m wrong, but I think it’s spam? I got one just like that, only he or she was advertising viagra or something like that… I wanted to ask, why would I need one?

        I think they do that so that you would be curious about them and click their name only to see the ads. And I noticed, from reading his or her comment, and I remember what was posted on mine too, that their messages tend to be generic, it can apply to almost any posted blogs.

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