Are you ready for a gang war!
Welcome back, Gintama fans! It looks like things are going to finally pick up story wise anyway. Sadly our previous epic movie episode was nothing but a giant troll! Ah well, I really hope something comes of that eventually. In other news nothing much going on besides some of our favorite spring shows now have only three to four episodes left! Then we begin the half decent summer anime season. Nothing else to report this week so enjoy the review!
Plot this week starts a brand new arc for the series with a gang war on the edge of breaking out over the town. The four leaders of the local gangs led by Otose, Kada and Tokumori decide to hold a meeting to overthrow Jirochou together; however, Jirochou isn’t going to just let the others have their way. We also meet a unique and quite an odd killer named Pirako who joins Gintoki temporarily as his “bro”.
Meet the four leaders! One of these “women” need a shave… seriously!
So, we start things by following a mysterious person wearing a straw hat! No this is not a Gintama/One Piece cross over; though, that would be amazing. Anyway, the mystery person is gathering information on the various gangs and the leaders. Until he learns of a strange white haired samurai, who they seek out only to get defeated quickly. The mystery person is actually a young girl named Pirako. This girl will be familiar to anyone who watches Denpa as she shares voices with Meme, so you can already tell that Pirako will be an interesting character. However, Pirako mistakens Gintoki as a boss in one of the gangs and decides to follow him everywhere. She even calls him bro for the time that they are together.
Pirako “Whoops, I didn’t mean to attempt to kill you! Become my Bro!” Gintoki “Why do I attract strange girls?”
Shinpachi meets the ever so cute Pirako! Shipachi “SHE IS NOT CUTE. AHHH HELP ME!”
Gintoki. you lucky bastard, two awesome bodyguards!
Kagura and Shinpachi eventually meet Pirako and she seems to fit in well with the others, especially with Kagura. The two are practically sisters as far as personality go. Everyone quickly learns Pirako has a thing for flowers, she goes so far as to call blood “flowers” and killing people “gardening” so she really loves to give people flowers! If you can catch the meaning behind that.
Gintoki and the others go out to get some food and find more info on Pirako. That is until they bump into two random dudes, causing Gintoki to fight and excite Pirako.
Kagura and Gin-san are in training for the epic cake battle!
Fake outs and amazing human bowling skills this week!
Pirako “Hey! Please let me pick more flowers!” Gin-san “OH HELL NO! Besides red was so last year.”
We then join the four gang leaders. As Kada plots to get Otose and Tokumori to join forces to take out Jirochou, who arrives just in time to hear the plan unfold. This doesn’t sound too fair to him; after all it would be three against one. Kada feels threatened and one of her bodyguards jumps in to defend her, only to have Jirochou take his arm off with amazing speed. Seriously that dude is old but HOLY CRAP, SO COOL! Suddenly all of the other random gang members break down the walls to join the fighting, while Jirochou just stands there with a huge grin on his face, ready to take on everyone. The episode wraps up with Gintoki and Pirako sitting in a trashcan full of cement as they prepare to take a swim with the fish.
This is one creepy looking reunion party.
Jirochou, “You can’t start this part without DJ Jrow!”
Jirochou! Damn I can’t wait to see him take on Gin-san. I hope we get an amazing battle!
Otose, “Now, I remember why we never hang out with Jirochou! HE BREAKS EVERYTHING!”
Pirako, “Oh boy, I do so love going for a late night swim!”
Gin-san “One of these days I will meet a normal girl….”
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Kagura, “Look, Gin-san! Grey colored Jello!” Gin-san, “Uh, you can have that all to yourself, Kagura.”
Pirako, “Bitches be trolling! I really do plant flowers! Hahaha, you thought I was an assassin?!”
Gin-san, “Time to rock out! See you next week, yo!”
Another great episode for me! Loved the introduction of Pirako and Jirochou, they really are setting up quite the fun Gintama arc. First off, with Pirako! Wow she is just as random and crazy as most of the women in this show, not that it’s a bad thing; after all my favorite character types are often crazy chicks. After hearing her voice the first time I was like, I have heard this voice before! So, I was happy to learn she shares Meme’s role from Denpa. Not to mention the troll on Pirako’s back story! Hahahah, I thought she really was killing people and calling it flowers and what not. Damn that made me laugh near the end after Gintoki learns the truth behind her. Good work Pirako, you made this a fun episode.
Now for Jirochou: Damn, so far he looks and sounds like a great bad guy. Now the ending video makes perfect since to me seeing the younger versions of our four gang leaders and the various flowers as well. I don’t know much about Jirochou; however, I’m sure they will explain things with a few flashbacks. One thing is for sure, he is a skilled fighter with a sword. So, get ready to see Gintoki in action soon. For a heavy comedic themed show, Gintama pulls off fighting in a great way.
I am interested in learning more about the other leaders. Even though, I don’t care too much for Kada as she seems to enjoy putting people against each other; however, those characters can be fun to watch especially if their evil plans are taken down. I am also not too crazy about the bearded Tokumori, I remember one of the random episodes of the first season had Gintoki and Shinpachi cross-dressing to get into a club, unless you are into that you might want to go watch that for a few random laughs. So, anyway great intro to two amazing characters! I don’t really expect a whole lot from Pirako since she seems to be more for comedy than fighting, but who knows? Maybe she is trolling everyone again?!
Also, vampires and magical girls! Wait this is not Kore wa Zombie!
Next week the story of Jirochou and a bit of dramatic events around Otose. See you next week for more Gintama, thanks!