Yeah, being into the series and characters help you accept the average episodes. Then again I don't really watch more than 3-4 max these days, so if there's one average episode within those I don't experience them more than once a day, max. I rarely find them average anyway. I think Gintama overall improves with time. Like I've said before, the start is kind of average sometimes.
Shinsengumi are awesome. Pretty much all their episodes are great.
Shinpachi is like I said only useful for punch lines. He has his moments, but Gin and Kagura are both way more funny, interesting and not to mention much, much more powerful. Shinpachi is really normal.
Ayame is supposed to be an annoying stalker
Yeah, average is a good description. Guess I will go with the way I mentioned and hope that I get more hooked over time. Probably will drop it if the Benizakura Arc doesn't impress me but well, still a lot of episodes to go so who knows how my opinion might change.
And I get that she's supposed to be an annoying stalker but I doubt Sorachi intended her to be annoying and so totally not funny towards the readers (watchers lol).
I'm ignoring you on purpose. How annoying you are
Anyway I'm not sure. The Shogun has only been featured for comedic purposes so far. Actually the episodes that feature him are extremely funny later on (the moments received an anime/manga award for it). However I believe there is a Shogun arc or something later, where I suppose that Sect you mention might come into play. I frankly don't remember the episode you speak of. However there's several mentions of power play, both in the past as well as present, so it might be the case.
*shrug* I think he actually might have intended that. For the most part what is funny is what the others do in reaction to Ayame being a complete moron/failure/failing. Directly she's rarely funny, but she causes funny situations. She does however have funny moments, and some of her dirty rants are epic, things like "yes, just like that! throw me on the ground and ravage me from behind!" xDDDD
Seems your memory isn't the best, you couldn't remember anything I said so far despite the Urahara guy I shall see, but I recall the Shogun moments winning an award.
... maybe. For some reason she's my most hated character so far though, so I don't really enjoy it when she pops up. I'm currently watching the eps were Gintoki lost his memories, quite good so far (maybe you remember that one ).
.... Gintama is for the most part an episodic series. I don't see why it's strange to not remember random episodes that I watched 3 years ago.
Yes I do remember Gin losing his head. There's a mind transfer episode much later on too, which is hilarious.
I'm at ep 33 now, probably have to go a bit slower now that all the episodes from this and the least season are coming out. That's 12 different episodes gathered through friday till Sunday evening, it's a bit annoying that there's nothing from monday to thursday but are all released in a matter of a few days afterwards. That means Gintama time will be monday to thursday, let's see if I can watch an episode or two over the weekend.
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Good luck at squeezing in episodes.
How much have you watched now?
Not with those clothes.
I'm at ep 40 now, it's supposed to be about... Kagura's father? Or some kind of stepfather I guess. Actually I'm pretty hyped for that episode and will watch it now I'm craving for some Kagura and Gin background, don't really care about Shinpachi (not that I believe there's anything important left anyway).
Kagura's father is one huge joke
well watched ep 40, his appearance is pretty weird but I don't see the one huge joke yet. Guess I will know after watching the next
Kagura's father is just very... lax compared to her other sibling... You will see, much later.
Thanks for spoiling
---------- Post added January 27, 2013 at 01:15 AM ---------- Previous post was January 26, 2013 at 11:52 PM ----------
Have you seen any of Hasegawa yet? That guy is hilarious, and just gets more and more pathetic (in a funny way)