"So people, who are truly strong, laugh when they want to cry. They endure all the pain and sorrow, while laughing with everyone else. You can cry all you want right now, but one day, you must become a samurai. Strong enough not to cry." -Hideaki Sorachi
I hear a lot that people won’t watch Gintama because it’s nothing but parody comedy and it’s only purpose is to make fun of other anime, which makes me sad because this anime holds so much more. Sure there’s a lot of comedy and yes it parodies the crap out of things but there is also a lot of sadness and heart warming moments. One second you can be laughing your butt off and the next balling your eyes out. And that is my favorite thing about Gintama, it keeps it real and I appreciate that more than anything. Thank you so much, Sorachi-sensei.