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[Gintama 689 Translation by Kewl0210]
Author: Sorachi Hideaki
Title: Lesson 689
Hot Water Calms the Soul
Insert: ☆He's seen it... everything...!!
Gin: You're kidding, right?
Middle Text: ☆The TV Anime, 'Gintama' the Silver Soul Arc is now airing every Sunday at 1:35AM on Tokyo TV and affiliates!!
Middle Text: ☆The newest, Jump Comics volume 74, goes on sale August 3rd (Fri.)!!
Gin: definitely have grown.
You're way stronger and more sturdy than two years ago.
But maybe now, you're like an IT Company CEO,
who brings a woman or two home with him to the Yorozuya in a doggy bad like it's no big deal.
Middle Text: ☆The long awaited 2nd ship full of mud!! The live-action Movie 'Gintama 2' finally hits theaters August 17th (Fri.)!!
Gin: He might even be close to surpassing 'ol Gin-san.
is the bath still not warmed up?
What am I doing naked again?
Gin: Uh, weren't you about to take a bath?
Kagura: A~h, yes, yes, that's right.
Gin: Okay~~ Enjo~~y!
Gin: Forget Gin-san,
he's about surpass a whole different Ginsan and Kinsan!!
T/N: Ginsan and Kinsan were twin sisters known for being the oldest living twins, both being over 100 when they died.
Gin: I mean, how sturdy can you get?! He even surpassed that level?! That's what he's got in his doggy bags now?! ["that" in italics]
Forget lunch ya took home, that's a bag of bread that you bite into late at night or at the crack of dawn and some hot water bursts out of it, Shinpachi!!
T/N: Drinking hot water and eating bread early in the morning are all stereotypical old-people behaviors.
Now where the hell did he go...?
I was in the bath a minute ago,
so why am I in it again now?
Gin: Someone else's voice?!
Kagura: Oh right. Somebody was in the changing room before.
Gin: What's going on?!! You're kidding me, right?! There's no way that guy...
has a bunch of women...
Kagura: Is that you, Shinpachi?
I didn't think you were back yet.
Kagura: Huh? Shinpachi?
Gin: ...Hold on... Is this week...
the final chapter of this manga...?
Goddamn this final arc's been going on a while. I was wondering when it was gonna end, but now I think I get it.
We've surpassed the borderline to warranting arrest, so now the series is gonna be forcibly ended...
NO, SCREW THAT!!!
Please, anything but little girls, Shinpachiiiiiii!!
Gin: You can take as many gulps of your hot water doggy bag lunch as you want, but please, steer clear of the early-morning bag, Shinpachiiii!!
SFX: DON DON
Gin: Ugh, it feels like forever ago that we were drinking hot water.
Kagura: Hey, open up, would you?!
Gin: Those were good days. I wanna go back to those days. In fact there was nothing wrong with that. Actually, thinking about it now, I wouldn't mind having a go at-
My underwear's gone.
Another different voice?!!
Just how the hell many of them did he squeeze into that doggy bag?!!
Kagu: Where could they have gone?
Gin: If you don't knock this off, you're seriously gonna get arrested...
Kagura: I see.
So that is how it is, yes?
Kagura: Underwear thieeeeeef!!
You must have been prepared to die the moment you came in here!
Gin: No way...
Shin: What's wrong, Kagura-chan?
Shin: What're you doing, Kagura-chan?!!
And uh, why are you not dressed?
Kagura: Never mind! That guy
is an underwear thie-
Zura: Quite surprising.
I didn't think you still had troops under your control.
I was certain you'd cut off all your old ties and were acting alone now.
Taka: Heh. Do I look like someone who has that many friends?
At the very least, I don't have a head for hanging out with a useless bunch like that.
I don't need forces like that to kill you.
Zura: This single blade should be enough,
Or should I say Prime Minister?
Zura: I see... So you took advantage of the commotion they made to sneak in here, did you?
Your cunning hasn't dulled in the least, I see.
this new country isn't one weak enough to fall so easily.
Zura: What're you getting into such a panic about?
It's just a photo.
Now that's an instagrammable photo if i ever saw one. Well done, Elizabeth.
Box: Prime Minister Zurump
Getting targeted for assassination again today
Zura: Takasugi, what will shape the future in this day and age is not scraps of wood like that,
Prime Minister Zurump's Officialt [Cut off on both sides]
Zura: The top of this country can broadcast news himself, and share it with the masses.
Just ate some soba today. I want to make this country long, and chewy like soba.
Getting targeted for assassination again today.
Zura: That way, people will gain interest in politics and join in the spirit of building the country.
Just ate some soba today. I want to make this country into something smooth and slippery like soba.
Zura: That's the sort of thing you have to do if you want to serve the country's top position.
Getting targeted for assassination again today.
Zura: I haven't really posted anything besides stuff that has to do with soba and assassinations though.
Oh, this day was different.
Just had soba with poison in it.
Taka: This is just soba and assassination put into the same set? Clearly people are targeting you using information from your twitter.
Zura: Hmph. Yes, I know that. That's why for the next one, I made the sudden change to ramen.
Taka: It looks like the effect was pretty much the same.
Enjoying some Jirou-style. It isn't half bad.
Zura: Takasugi, if you're going to play the straight man, then you need to raise your voice a bit more. There's no one here right now to play the straight man but you, so please, shape up.
Taka: What is a straight man?
Zura: Are... you playing the idiot now?!! Okay got it. Next, you'll be the idiot and I'll be the straight man.
Taka: Being open about political affairs is fine,
but do the people know how it was you came to be a central figure of this country?
Why don't you tweet that out while you're at it?
Zura: About how you, too,
did all you did for just one man.
I've felt everywhere I've been in this country.
You know, don't you?
About them, the enemy,
and about me.
Zura: Takasugi, I know you chose the path of closing your eyes to everything
in order to save Master.
the path of opening my eyes and seeing everything.
I want to save that man.
In that way, I'm the same as you.
But, that man is not the only thing reflected in my eyes.
and its people
Zura: you all,
all of the things that man left behind,
I want to protect.
And if that man
becomes something that threatens those things,
then I think that destroying Sensei to protect everything
is what saving Sensei would mean.
am going to destroy Sensei along with that whole religion.
With that thing having lost its heart, now is the only time that can be done.
I won't ask you to lend me your help,
but please, stand aside.
You cannot save that along with everything else.
Whether that is Sensei or not,
Zura: We cannot
go back to those days anymore.
That's the kind of being that man has become.
That's the kind of beings
It seems it was worth it dragging myself to a place like this.
Zura, knowing you,
I thought you'd say something like that.
Taka: Now I can use you
Taka: For me, it's Sensei.
For you, it's the things Sensei left behind.
SFX: ZAU GASHI
Taka: What is it,
for him? ["him" in italics]
Zura: We're totally disconnected as always,
Zura: But after clashing
and reaching the answer at the end,
laugh like we did
in those old days.
Kagura: Why did he come back?
Umi: Are you going to perhaps go back to earth to work as a Yorozuya again?
Kagura: After I broke up the Yorozuya like that,
I do not have the right to say that.
Umi: But still, you're worried about them, aren't you?
In that case, you'd might as well give up.
I don't think you'll be able to meet them again.
Even for a family linked by blood, if they let go of each other, they end up disconnected.
Unless you reach that hand out,
you won't be able to pull the hands that you've let go of back again.
Kagura: Are you really sure?
Shin: I'm sure Sister will want to see you. It's fine if you stay here.
Kagura: That sounds nice. I would really like staying here.
after we split up,
you protected this Yorozuya on your own, yes?
All that time, thinking that Gin-chan
would come back, yes?
Shin: No, I didn't think that.
I just couldn't take that new step forward like everybody else.
So I just stuck around here, not really being able to do anything else.
Gin-san said so, didn't he?
The Yorozuya was just something to do for people with nothing else to do.
So... with Gin-san having found something he had to do,
SFX GA KAH
Insert: Reunion, Edo, everything destroyed in a flash---!!