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#981 Fenrix

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 11:14 AM

I think it's finally safe to say that this Final Fantasy is an arc of its own.

Seriously, this cult is such a terrifying consequence of the war

 

While I'd like to say that, given how Sorachi had always had the long game in mind, and therefore the way this extended epilogue is turning out is entirely deliberate ... I have to wonder, what does this make the hype around the Silver Soul arc?

I mean, that arc had been suggested as the "final battle" in-story, and the start of the arc even made a final boss joke with Madao. Depending on how Sorachi treads his step, all that can be excused as either (i) taking advantage of reader expectation, (ii) deceptive marketing or (iii) simply the Gorilla's trolling as usual.

Idk, I really think that the Silver Soul Arc was supposed to be the final arc but then probably half-way through, Sorachi decided to extend the story.

 

However, this was definitely a massive troll on his part too because we all thought Gintama was ending just for us to have this timeskip into a new epic arc  :lol:



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Posted 19 May 2018 - 10:01 PM

Chapter 682

https://mangadex.org/chapter/325179


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#983 Kaidou

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Posted 20 May 2018 - 10:44 AM

I really want to see the other characters post time skip



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Posted 21 May 2018 - 11:29 AM

^^Same

 

This was a good chapter.

 

Now we know the true objective of the tengenists and as we head back to Edo, I'm sure we'll see some of the other characters that we haven't gotten the chance to see yet. 



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Posted 26 May 2018 - 06:26 PM

https://mangadex.org/chapter/332159/1


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#986 Fenrix

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Posted 28 May 2018 - 10:38 AM

Lol, Robozaki still has the anpan addiction.

 

Chapter was alright.



#987 Kaidou

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Posted 28 May 2018 - 12:29 PM

Yamazaki has a new gimmick to stand out XD



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Posted 29 May 2018 - 06:40 AM

With Yamazaki's joke this time, at least we have confirmation we are still in the final arc.

 

And so, after several chapters of seriousness, we're back to more silliness before things accelerate once more


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#989 Kaidou

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Posted 02 June 2018 - 11:09 PM

https://mangadex.org/chapter/340202/1



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Posted 03 June 2018 - 09:56 AM

So I've been considering to pick up this manga for a long time now. A few years ago I started reading it and got to like chapter 25 before I lost interest. Back then I had the impression that Gintama was a funny, feel good "villain of the chapter" type of manga. I enjoyed the characters but due to how no set of chapters seemed to build up to anything––as soon as a story within a set of chapters came to an end the story went back to square one–– I lost interest relatively fast.

So I guess my question is whether or not my initial impression of the manga was correct? 



#991 Kaidou

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Posted 03 June 2018 - 10:28 AM

So I've been considering to pick up this manga for a long time now. A few years ago I started reading it and got to like chapter 25 before I lost interest. Back then I had the impression that Gintama was a funny, feel good "villain of the chapter" type of manga. I enjoyed the characters but due to how no set of chapters seemed to build up to anything––as soon as a story within a set of chapters came to an end the story went back to square one–– I lost interest relatively fast.

So I guess my question is whether or not my initial impression of the manga was correct? 

The beggining really is slow, but it gets better if you stick to it. Yes its mostly comedy, but there are arcs between them that does build up the overral world and story. Its mostly self contained but it does repercussion in future arcs. The series's serious arcs are really great but the heart of the series is the comedy and if you aren't enjoying the comedy so there is no point in keep reading the series(maybe the anime would be better for you?). But if you do enjoy it i bet you will be reward we amazing chapters and arcs.


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#992 Fenrix

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Posted 03 June 2018 - 07:08 PM

So I've been considering to pick up this manga for a long time now. A few years ago I started reading it and got to like chapter 25 before I lost interest. Back then I had the impression that Gintama was a funny, feel good "villain of the chapter" type of manga. I enjoyed the characters but due to how no set of chapters seemed to build up to anything––as soon as a story within a set of chapters came to an end the story went back to square one–– I lost interest relatively fast.

So I guess my question is whether or not my initial impression of the manga was correct? 

Yeah, everything that Kaidou says.

 

I'm not one for comedy/gag mangas but the serious arcs in Gintama has some of the most fantastic story telling I've ever seen. 


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#993 gamria

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Posted 06 June 2018 - 04:58 AM

I don't know, I would suggest to let the humor grow on you: while I'm still not too keen on the dirty jokes, Sorachi's references and 4th wall breaking jokes are amazing. It helps that the Gorilla is a master troll, he loves to make fun of tropes and cliche.

 

That being said, the Gorilla's writing skill is impeccable. Whether the lines are supposed to be epic/funny/stupid/heartbreaking, he has this excellent sense for poetry that will greatly heighten their potential via repetition.

 

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Chapter 684

 

I had the same reaction as Hijikata. I can't believe Takasugi would pose as a mannequin himself

 

And that twist at the end. Why do I keep falling for the Gorilla's same old tricks?


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Posted 09 June 2018 - 09:32 PM

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RIP Gintoki's life and Takasugi's dignity XD


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#995 Fenrix

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 11:41 AM

Lol, what a shitty position to be in, pun intended  :lol:

 

However, I wish that Sarutobi would stop chasing Gin already. Like girl, take the hint.

 

Besides, Gin is for Tsukky anyways  :P



#996 Kaidou

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Posted 16 June 2018 - 09:34 PM

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Gin-san you poor soul....


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Posted 18 June 2018 - 03:23 PM

Even though shipping/romance isn't a big part of this manga, I really do hope that Gin doesn't stay single and actually ends up with someone, preferably Tsukky. My little shipper heart can only hope for so much in this type of manga, lol :P .

 

But yeah, wonder if Shinpachi will realize Gin's presence or will Gin tail him. 


Edited by Fenrix, 18 June 2018 - 03:24 PM.

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Posted 22 June 2018 - 12:09 AM

I'll never look at Takasugi the same way again. :P Chapter 686 was hilarious. Can't wait for the next one.

Edited by Mr Love, 12 July 2018 - 11:46 PM.

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Posted 22 June 2018 - 01:47 AM

GinPachi OTP.


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Posted 24 June 2018 - 06:22 AM

Chapter 687

https://mangadex.org/chapter/386517

 

This Gorilla...


Edited by gamria, 24 June 2018 - 06:23 AM.

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