My first post. A rather late initiation I guess, but better late than never right?
I am the Dragon team leader!
This episode made me laughed till my sides ached; only in Gintama are you able to find a Jackie Chan parody.
Yamazaki is on a espionage mission: To infiltrate the Joi faction and spy on its leader, Katsura. Before he can be admitted into the Joi faction though, he has to undergo a series of ‘tests’ which consists of questions like ‘How many noses does Jackie (Chan) have?’ Will Yamazaki prevail and get into the Joi faction?
Strangely for such a funny series, Gintama is rather unpopular, at least outside Japan anyway. Is it because the puns and gags in Gintama only appeal to a certain sort of people? Or do most people find the humor in Gintama too crude, since anal jokes (check pic out) are quite a norm here.
One of the reasons why I love Gintama so much is that even without the main characters, an episode can still be so enjoyable. That’s not to say that the leads are disposable, but simply that the side characters are well developed enough for the audience to form a rapport with them such that even a minor character like Yamazaki can pass off with an episode featuring him.