And next week
He would have died you mean, but try to tell that to his fanboys, hell, I've heard people make some outlandish claims such as that sougo is as strong as gintoki and that kamui is weaker than both of them
I think its mentioned in the Benizakura arc that although hes insanely good, his years of laziness have made him lose some of his ability. I'm more curious how good Sougo is because hes meant to be the best sword in the Shinsengumi but Toshi beat him once and Gin rekt Toshi without really trying.
>Was it ever explicitly stated Gintoki was stronger when he was younger
It's canon that he's out of practice. Benizakura Arc established that he gets stronger when he gets back into his rhythm.
However it conceivable that he got an age-based increase in strength in the meantime, which would mean that current Gin with young Gin's skill is the strongest Gin.
They seem to be going 3 chapters per episode, so it should end with 7 or 8 episodes. That's pretty long for a Gintama arc, but as far as the anime goes the Yoshiwara arc was just as big, since back then they animated 2 chapters per episode due to adding some extra scenes and extending the fighting a bit. I wish this story were getting that treatment. That wasn't really dragged, it was just making things a bit slower to give them more presence...
so anons who also read the manga, has this scene from the ED been in the previous arcs? Or is it in the following ones? It doesnt fit why kagura and shinpachi would be angry at gintoki this much in the current SA arc anyway.
To be fair, Okita wasn't in the right state of mind during that fight.
Still, according to Sorachi the main three of the Shinsengumi are roughly around the same level of strength and skill, but on a technical level Sougo is the best swordsman.
Abuto got a prosthetic arm like Umibozu. The flashback was from before the arc, it even had the big bad guy who was running Bakufu behind the scenes in it. What I'm confused about is Gramps still being alive, I thought him and the courtesian died together.
That other guy is also supposed to be that squad captain level where even Okita admits his skill, but we haven't seen much from him yet. They let Katsura into the police force purely because he was able to match Aniki.
It's a good time to be Kondo fan.
This arc and the following gives him a lot of character
He and every other Otae faggot need to stop shipping Gin, admit she is shit all the time outside of being paired with Gorilla.
Fuck Otae, but I want Gorilla to be happy because he is my second favorite charater.
Zura being number 1 because he makes me laugh the most
Will Zura ever find happiness with the Ramen Girl?
Doubtful. I am more concerned that Zura has become a background character and has had his gags stolen by a one eyed unfunny bitch and many arc spots stolen by a one eyed unfunny bitch.
In earlier episodes he appeared regularly like the baka prince.
Those on standby jokes hit me hard.
So, was Gin-chan NTRed by Zenzo in this episode?
Zenzo x Sa-chan OTP
I love how this arc makes both important and not only joke characters