Symbolism in Gintama
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Posted 10/1/10
Sometimes I wonder how much Sorachi thinks about his character designs...am I looking into it too much? For instance, the butterflies on Takasugi's kimono. Butterflies have always represented change, and Takasugi hates change, so could this be a form of irony? And I also think Katsura and Shoyo-sensei have similiar hairstyles....was this maybe Katsura's attempt to mimic his beloved teacher? What do you guys think?
Posted 10/3/10
Well I certainly agree with Katsura "mimicing" his teacher's hairstyle to perhaps (in my opinion) honour his memory in some way? I'm not sure,I'm not even up to that episode yet!
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Posted 10/3/10
Butterflies can also mean "Death". Which would fit perfectly in the character of Takasugi
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Posted 10/4/10
Maybe. *shrugs* Gori-san's pretty blatant about his symbolism, IE the Neo Armstrong Cyclone Jet Armstrong Cannon.

And then there's not so blatant stuff like Gintoki's comments at the end of the Benizakura arc
and other little things.
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