Final Match Gintama vs. Totsukuni no Shoujo

Who wins?

  • Gintama

    Votes: 16 55.2%
  • Totsukuni no Shoujo

    Votes: 13 44.8%

  • Total voters
    29
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Great Finale- The Manga will fight it out in their own 1 vs. 1 Battle thread.
- The battle will be decided with a poll.
- You are allowed to vote for one Manga
- After 5 days, the Manga with the most votes will win.
- In case of a tie, a staff pick will break it.


Nominations
  1. Gintama - @Gryffindor
  2. Totsukuni no Shoujo - @Erinyes
 

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Again huge thxs everyone for your support ♥ Best luck @Gryffindor ! :zomg



My apologies, i wont be active for at least 24hrs maybe a couple of days very likely, not even sure to have internet access, if i manage to have wont be able to campaign properly anyway, i ll try to write something when im back, hopefully. For now will just feed you with some Totsukuni cuteness. Thanks in advance for your support, again.

An ordinary child Mc, with ordianry child emotions, attitude, fears etc :

















Video introduction #2 please have a look


Music : Siùil A Rùn by M.Alhussaini
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In case the video doesnt work when embedded, link  : https://streamable.com/squ0j

Siùil a Rùn song :







*Clickable link for Celtic woman song version*






Previous campaigns rounds 1

Round 1 -> here


Round 2 -> here


Round 3 -> here









Life behind the wall #2

Knitting lesson ♥















 
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Gintama Campaign I. Gintama: Introduction
II. Ginpachi Sensei's Lesson Corner
III. Gintama Series Structure
IV. Ginpachi Sensei's Lesson Corner #2
V. Gintama: Story Themes




“The Country of the Samurai, it’s been a long time since our country was called this. Samurai once daydreamed while looking into the Edo sky. Now foreign ships fly through” -Shimura Shinpachi


One of the first pages of the first chapter uttered by our friendly neighborhood Glasses-kun used to introduce the present-day setting of Gintama. An Edo invaded by Amanto(alien species from outer space), and a corrupted government that had surrendered to them, effectively surrendering the very pride of Edo, rendering Samurai's obsolete. Of course, these samurai wouldn't go down without a fight, they would fight valiantly, becoming part of folklore.


However, given the state of Edo in the first chapter, we know it was a losing effort.



And thus the Amanto have free reign, with Edo at their mercy, Life continues, even with roaming Amanto on the streets, daily life resumes, and thus the story of Gintama begins.

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A story about a man's own escapism bringing life to a new family...




A story about those shackled by their past...





A story about regret, hatred, appreciation, and remembrance...













But is it only a story defined by what has occurred in the past? Definitely not, because this story is also about the present and the future.


A story about growing up...


:heh


A story about promises fulfilled...




And those promises that aren't...



A story about two men who fell in love with the same woman...


A story about the greatest gorilla to ever walk the earth, and the police force he created...




A story about love...




And about loneliness...



A story about forgiveness...




A story about Santa Claus...




A story about a Silver Soul !



Because that is precisely what Gintama stands for.


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VOTE FOR GINTAMA!









 

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Art



Compared to usual manga art that focus more on exaggerated features to convey emotions like big eyes or specific signs like this




Totsukuni art looks more like a western children book or fairy tale.


Children book illustration

Fairy tale art : Littel Red Riding Hood




Totsukuni rely too on facial expressions but not in the same way than usually in manga, character features are not deformed, character postures backgrounds, nature are all contributing to convey feelings. Like here :


Pain disarray expressed by the character postures, there s a lot of focus on hands and a lot of tree representations.





Hidden face for sadness or fear or blushing for joy or happiness




Close up for other various emotions like fear:



Nature, background feeling of distance and loneliness.






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Vol 7 cover












To conclude

Totsukuni no Shojo is an unpretentious but still gorgeous and sweet manga (at least so far) that deals with serious, universal topics like acceptation & rejection, hate & love, intrumentalization, bigotry that echo in every civilizations & times and that are still relevant today, but its still done in a cute and realistic way. Characters are touching, background and world building is appealing, and still simplistic and beautiful. Don’t expect any epic battle, flashy characters or anything but there still some cruel moments, a lot of “silence” and “untold” that are sometimes way more eloquent than any speech (Shiva lies for instance).














Music : Siùil A Rùn by Clannad
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https://streamable.com/fy2xr




Music track credits : Siùil A Rùn by Celtic woman

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https://streamable.com/v3bw3


Please support Totsukuni ♥

















 
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Ginpachi Sensei's Lesson Corner: Final Lesson



Fun Fact:
The first volume of the series(volume 1) and the final volume of the series(volume 77) are nearly identical with the first volume depicting Gintoki all alone, the final volume depicting him with many of his comrades signifying the changes in Gintoki's personal life.



Volume 1 on the left. Volume 77 on the right.

Another funny thing are the chapter titles of the first and last chapter:
First chapter: Nobody With Natural Wavy Hair Can Be That Bad
Final Chapter: Nobody With A Natural Perm Is A Decent Guy



Lesson Corner

XI. Always take care of your glasses.





XII. Don't pour a drink with tears on your face.



XIII. Keep your promises.



XIV. Don't anger animals.



XV. If someone blows smoke in your face, maybe they like you.



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Ginpachi Sensei's Superlatives


Most likely to become someone's pet

Sakata Gintoki


Most likely to possess Namekian blood

Kagura


Most likely to always come 8th in character popularity polls

Shimura Shinpachi




Most likely to become ruler of their own empire

Okita Sougo


Most likely to marry a gorilla

Kondo Isao


Most likely to become a full fledged Otaku

Hijikata Toshirou



Most likely to become a pop idol

Madao


Most likely to become the main heroine

Tama


Most likely to become a cat, a crossdresser, an actor, and a prime minister

Katsura Kotarou





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Gintama is awesome. A series with many comedic tones, whether it is via original content or a parody of popular works or popular culture itself. What separates it, is its ability to flip a switch and change the tone of the story from something so lighthearted to something so heavy, at times very relatable and at other times simply riveting while letting the reader engross themselves in the daily life of the characters, be it the simple things, the difficult things, the realistic, the unrealistic.



This will likely be the end of the Gintama Campaign ( probably) so with that in mind, a huge thank you to everyone for their support in these Manga Wars and to the Staff Members for their hard work both in public and behind the scenes.


Love and peace.
 
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