Earlier this year Clara and I started Gintama again, mostly on account of not being able to remember where we got up to. There are a lot of episodes.

This evening’s trip down memory lane was the infamous episode where Gin and Katsura were drafted to work in a bar of a specific persuasion. They wore their makeup somewhat better than I would have, naturally on account of a certain amount of naturally wavy hair. And as always, Gin’s expression was perfect!

Not to be outdone, the episode reminded me of an anime figure we’d seen earlier this year of everyone’s favourire Shinsengumi. Megahouse did an online poll for who their next G.E.M. line addition should be last year, and a gender-swapped Souko Okita from the Dekobokko Arc decisively won.

OtakuMode has the details:

Name: G.E.M. Series Gintama Okita Sougo Seitenkan-hen
Price: 12,528 yen
Recommended age: 15+
Sculptor: Fukumoto Noritaka (IMC)
Colorist: Moriyama Nana (Revolve)
Size: 1/8th scale (approx. 190 mm tall)
Material: PVC/ABS
Country of Manufacture: China
Vendors: Premium Bandai
Reservations period: from Feb. 2, 2017 at 1 pm
Release date: July 2017
Manufacturer: Megahouse

I did a genderbend cosplay a few years ago. There aren’t too many types of media or social settings where that’s considered appropriate! I like that an outlet like that exists. But don’t read too much into that.

Let’s go out open my mind, let’s go sweet dream other side~