Gintama Chapter 266

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Summary – Sorachi didn’t die, he was only out for comission for a week. Anyway, Shinpachi starts trying to get Gin-san, but then the manga’s style changes quickly. Parodying the ever so awesome “Fist of the North Star” manga. The manga itself says, “Manga by Robot Sorachi, Written by Gudonson”. Of course, Shinpachi, being the straight man, starts questioning everything about it. Then, the two artists start to fight, and the art changes again. Who knows what the hell the editor is doing… Suddenly, Gudonson is replaced, and everything changes back. Shinpachi first thinks that the two got along together, but Sorachi basically killed Gudonson.

And now, back to the story.

Shinpachi goes to Yorozuya, only to find out that no one’s there. The scene of the Yorozuya looked like the aftermatch of a surprise assault, but Shinpachi thinks since nothing happened to his ranking, the Yorozuya SHOULD be okay. Suddenly, a voice called out to Shinpachi… It turns out to be a whole mob with rankings lower than Shinpachi, with Otose seemingly being the head of the group. Otose tells Shinpachi to come down and join the crowd, but of course, as common sense would have it, Shinpachi declines. Shinpachi starts running away from the mob, and the mob quickly starts to try and capture him. After a while, Shinpachi gets cornered, only to be saved by Gintoki and Okita.

So now Shinpachi is in a secret hideout with Gintoki and Okita, both which are hiding from the mob. It turns out that Hijikata, Sadaharu, Kagura, Zura, MADAO, Elizabeth and Kondo are also hiding here. Kondo is crossdressing as Kagura while MADAO is cosplaying as Takasugi while denying that they don’t have an interest in the rankings. Of course, this annoys Shinpachi, as usual, because he’s the straight man. He starts having a conversation with MADAO and Kondo, but then Zura butts into the conversation between Shinpachi, Kondo and MADAO. He notes that they just don’t feel they’re featured enough, which is why they are trying to imtiate others . After yet another conversation with Zura, who’s in handcuffs since the Shinsengumi is also there, Shinpachi asks where Elizabeth is, only to find out that Elizabeth is getting beaten up by Sadaharu.

Later, the Yorozuya and Shinsengumi have a discussion, and they finally settle for their differences saying that they’ll be safe for a while by holding a truce and they both gain each other’s trust, but in actuality, the two groups are only plotting each other’s demise.

TO BE CONTINUED

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Gintama Chapter 265

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Here’s the link for the poll results, since it’s important for this chapter:

https://hiyono.wordpress.com/2009/06/18/top-10-gintama-voting-poll-jump-issue-30/

Summary – Shinpachi is at Starfront Coffee, where he’s trying to get rid of the misery of being in 8th place. Yamazaki enters the scene, and it’s revealed that he’s pretty upset about the whole “being in the 9th place” thing. Both of them do not want to go to work since their friends are pretty much way above their rankings, which is causing them to stop wanting to go to work. As both of them talk about how being in the 8th or 9th place isn’t so bad, Yamazaki’s ranking sudden drops! It appears that his shameful taste to undress is causing his popularity to drop at an incredible rate. Before Yamazaki collapses from being dropped to 136th place, he tells that Shinpachi that someone is trying to forefully change the votes, and that only Shinpachi can protect “normies” like them. So, just as Shinpachi starts to think who would want to forcefully change the votes,  he spots Sa-chan. At first Shinpachi suspects that Sa-chan’s the one who’s dropping the votes down, but as he eavesdrop into the conversation, it appears that Sa-chan is talking to the criminal, who is revealed to be Otae.

Sa-chan and Otae-chan starts accusing each other of being the criminal. Otae starts insulting Sa-chan, saying that she’s in a lower ranking than Justaway, but Sa-chan retaliates by noting that Otae lost to two gorillas. One being Kondo, and the other being Sorachi (the mangaka, who appears as a gorilla). The argument gets heated, and both Sa-chan and Otae start to fight, until they’re stopped by Kyuubei.

Kyuubei notes that fighting like this won’t help anything, and that they should first find out the reason why they’re like this. Just as Shinpachi thought the trio are definitely not the criminals, Kyuubei suggests that they should prepare war against those higher while they’re still reeling in. Kyuubei then starts discussing about the details of this plan, and notes that “he who attacks first wins”. She prepares a sneak attack against the ones at the top, while betting her life on the line. The trio decides to attack the top ten. However, being unable to decide who to attack, Otae suggests that they should just stop, but then the trio sees Tsukuyo, who happens to be at Rank #10. The trio starts talking about Tsukuyo, and Kyuubei releases the information that Tsukuyo had most of volume 30 to herself. Otae says that’s nice, since she’ll never appear again later (which implies that she’s going to get killed).

Otae starts leaving, and she tells Kyuubei and Sa-chan to take Tsukuyo out, while she takes out the main foundation of the problem, Gorilla #15 (Sorachi). To try and stop this situation, Shinpachi decides to go to the person that he should trust the most, Gintoki, since he’s at number 1. As he starts speeding off to Gintoki, the manga starts being “gooey”, and the art starts to rot. It appears that Sorachi has been… rubbed out!

Will continue next chapter

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Top 10 of Gintama Popularity Poll: JUMP Issue #30!

Here’s the top 10 of the Gintama popularity poll of JUMP Issue #30:

First Place: Gintoki Sakata with 4,378 votes

Second Place: Okita Sougo with 3,058 votes

Third Place: Toshiro Hijikata with 2,859 votes

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Gintama Review

Ratings

Storyline – 5/5

Art – 5/5

Characters – 5/5

Creativity – 5/5

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Gintama Chapter 264

Sorry ’bout the late blog. I had to do stuff… and cry about the finale of Eyeshield 21.

But anyway! Lets move on.

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Summary – This is a continuation of the previous chapter. Gintoki and Hijikata enters the dentist’s den. However, what they saw was something totally horrific… The dentist’s office was a bloodbath! There was even a chainsaw stored somewhere in the office. The dentist talks with Gintoki and Hijikata a little, and of course, only makes things worse for the two poor souls. Naturally, Gintoki and Hijikata wanted someone else to examine them. And by a stroke of luck, the doctor lets his assistants do the work since it didn’t look anything serious. He then proceeds to ask which assistant that Hijikata and Gintoki wants. “The Doom Spector Shazan-san, or Nakayama-san”. Of course, both wanted Nakayama-san, since the name was the most normal of the choices. Gintoki managed to get it first, but Nakayama-san was actually a robot-like human, much to Gintoki’s dismay. Hijikata, of course, chooses the next normal name. Shazan-san. But, much to Hijikata’s dismay, is also a robot. It turns out that both of them where Doom Spectors.

The two robots blabbed on and on about getting a treatment instead of having their teeth looked at. Of course, Gintoki asks for them to drop the modifications. One of the robot says that the closest thing to that are the Z and X courses.

Z course:  Treatment for your teeth, and a relaxing massage

X course: Treatment for your teeth, and a free visit to the Salad Bar.

Gintoki chooses the Z course. Which then led him to be fused with a Massage girl.

Hijikata chooses the X course. Which then led him to be fused with a Salad Baa/Old woman.

Both are in more dismay than they already are, but then the actual treatment begins…

It was a harsh treatment, but Gintoki and Hijikata felt no pain. The robots explain that their pain are being transferred to the two fused with them. Both of them thought that it’s not their fault for the fused to feel their pain, but they felt too guilty, despite telling them themselves that they did nothing wrong.

Later… A lady tells the two that they don’t do dentistry, and this is actually a Surgeon’s workplace. Gintoki and Hijikata proclaims they already know that, and that they want to fix the two fused with them…

In the side text of the manga, it says “This is… love”

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Gintama Chapter 263

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Summary: Gintoki is waiting at the dentist’s. It appears that he hates going to the dentist, the feeling of unease, and that tacky music. He hates ALL of it. To him, it’s an execution (it’s like that for everyone). Hell, he’d even give Sadaharu a sloppy and wet kiss in order to go home. In all the madness and chaos in Gintoki’s head, he finally decides to read something, like a magazine, so that it can make him focus on something else. Just as he goes to get that certain magazine, a familiar figure appears… It turns out to be Hijikata.

It turns out that Hijikata is a BIG fan of  Shounen Magazine Reject. Which is actually the mortal enemy of JUMP. And because of their similar differences (wait, whut), they get into an argument about the two magazines. Which led to the result of the nurse having to shut them both up.

Gintoki, knowing that Hijikata is only pretending to “get along” (not really) with him to  expose his weakness, tries to make evidence that Hijikata is scared of the dentist too. Which is quite obvious since Hijikata’s both shaking and looking pale (or so what Gin says).

Later, we meet Hasegawa, and apparently he’s going to a dentist appointment right now. After hearing some really strange noises, we see Hasegawa coming back from a dentist appointment, and his hand changes to… A toothbrush?! More chaos swirls both in Gintoki’s and Hijikata’s mind… Then Kondo also appears. This time, he has an arm on his head holding a tooth brush?!

And then… Finally, it’s Gintoki and Hijikata’s turn… Due to their stubborn attitudes, they decided not to admit their defeat, and enter the gates of hell.

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Gintama Chapter 262

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Summary – Gintoki and the gang tries to cheer Tsukuyo up. Unfortunately, she declines, as she wants to keep helping to restore Yoshiwara back to its original glory. Gintoki gives up… But Hinowa still has some hopes left…

Later, Gintoki decides to go to some Yoshiwara Hostess bar, only to be rampaged by a bunch of “Yoshiwarians” that try to give some “special” service to Gintoki. After a while, he realizes that saving Yoshiwara twice has made him to be a “Messiah” for Yoshiwara, and that he can drink wine and stuff all for free (Even the “special” service *winkwink*).

As he goes into the bar, he meets up with Tsukuyo. Gintoki quickly realizes that this is all Hinowa, Kagura, and Shinpachi’s doing. At first he quickly denies of all of this development, but then comes to accept it when he later knows that all the check has been paid in full.

Just as they sit down for a nice drink, Tsukuyo goes on rampage, mainly due to the effects of the booze she drank. After a wild party, Tsukuyo thanks Gintoki.

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