It’s not the reason I started watching Gintama — I wanted some humor in my life really badly at that time — but it’s the reason I stayed. This series consistently deals with two things in my life that I didn’t know I needed as much as I did, redefining the constructs of family and gender.
So thank you, Sorachi, for being there for me and never letting me down.
Adding my personal thought that Sorachi’s greatest accomplishment in writing female characters is something so simple yet rarely seen in works of popular fiction: he treats them no differently than his male characters. They troll and get trolled. They puke. They fart. They do insanely embarrassing things. They get injured in fights. And they have fights to call their own.
Let’s not forget just how natural all of these characters seem. Like, we can actually relate to some of these characters. They have family issues, personality quirks, and the series shows that people aren’t just bad for no reason. The way they were brought up shaped them to who they are today, and sometimes their actions are just misguided ideals to making the world a better place. The fact that even though most of these characters are not blood-related but still hold a strong bond together makes the series all the more endearing. There are just so many life lessons to be learned and this series makes you reflect on your life so many times. Makes you think about what you can do to better yourself as a person. This series isn’t just humor, but it also has action, a bit of romance, wonderful family scenes, and so much more. Gintama doesn’t just stay in one place. It isn’t funny and then turns really serious and dark like a lot of series. The characters are pretty realistic, and the fact that Sorachi doesn’t do the stupid ‘let me pretend to kill off all of these characters but then bring them back shit’ that a lot of other series do. [CoughBLEACHcough]
awww I like Bleach…
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