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Gintoki's best friend
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Posted 6/8/11
Who do you think deserves the title of Gintoki's best friend?

The way I see it is this:
not too sure about the bond they had during childhood or the Amanto war, but I don't think he was ever particularly close to Katsura. If he was he would have probably joined him in his activities, and although Zura tried many times to involve him, Gin always refused.

Same thing could be said about Sakamoto really. They're just occasional drinking buddies, that's all.

Shinpachi is more of a younger brother than a friend to him.

I'm not even gonna comment on Takasugi, as it's evident (to me anyway) that they've been kinda rivals since they were kids, but I included him in case someone thinks differently. Everyone is entitled to express their opinions.

I think the one closer to Gin since the series began is Madao. They have many things in common and always involve each other in most of the things they do. They're also very similar: lazy, unmotivated, broke, getting the oddest jobs, etc.
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Yeah, i'd say Hasegawa too. They go drinking together, gambling, help each other out at jobs, get the other one fired from their previous jobs.

Well, he could be friends with katsura and not join the Joi, i think there is a bond there between them but a different one than with hasegawa.

But i think gin's real best friend is the one that borrowed him his Shounen Jump (and several Super famicom cartridges) and never got them back. Forgot his name tho'.
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Gitnoki doesn't need one. But if I had to choose, I'd pick Katsura. They're hilarious together!
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InsaneWithAnInvertedi wrote:

Yeah, i'd say Hasegawa too. They go drinking together, gambling, help each other out at jobs, get the other one fired from their previous jobs.

Well, he could be friends with katsura and not join the Joi, i think there is a bond there between them but a different one than with hasegawa.

But i think gin's real best friend is the one that borrowed him his Shounen Jump (and several Super famicom cartridges) and never got them back. Forgot his name tho'.


I seem to don't remember him... what episode was he in?

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Posted 6/8/11 , edited 6/8/11
He doesn't appear in person (for now), but gets mentioned several times. especially between zenzo and gintoki, i think his name was Takun or something like that?

IRC, the second time zenzo and gintoki meet in a shop and argue about who gets the last SJ, the conversation goes something like this :

Gintoki : "Why don't you let me have the SJ? Wait, do you have a grudge against me? Are you takkun? I promise i will give back the Sj i borrowed from you years ago"
obviously this is verbatim, not 100% accurate.

edit : after a bit of research, here a info drop :
His name is Takeshi, seems to be a childhood friend of Gintoki who borrowed him a lot of stuff but never got it back. He has his first actual appearnce in chapter 333 "Everyone has committed the sin of borrowing without returning."
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I don't remember that line. I think Zenzo said he needed to get Jump for his son while Gintoki for his sick mother, in both cases it was a lie so this friend you speaking about could have been made up on that moment too...
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Like i said, he has his appearnce in ch333.

here a tidbit from the chapter :


Iwamatsu: ISN'T THAT JUST A NINTENDO CARTRIDGE?!

Gintoki: Don't be stupid. This is Destiny of an Emperor. Every damn person in the world has heard of this RPG. If you sell it, you'll get one hefty sum.

(On Cartridge- Destiny of an Emperor. Bottom- Takeshi.)

Iwamatsu: I don't give a rats ass!! Moreover, 'Takeshi' is written on that thing as clear as day!! You BORROWED that didn't you?!

Hasegawa: Hold on a minute...isn't that the guy I borrowed that from before?

Gintoki: Dude, I don't borrow things without giving them back. You probably lent it out to someone else, cause this isn't yours.

Hasegawa: Shut your noise hole! You damned thief! Why the hell would you try to sell something you borrowed from someone else?!

(Handwritten- Let go of it!)

Gintoki: I don't want to hear that from someone who borrowed something and never brought it back!

(Handwritten- Stoppitt!)

Iwamatsu: I fight I couldn't care less about has started!!


But in regards to the topic, he probably isn't best friends with gintoki.
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I don't think Gintoki has a best friend.
But, the closest thing to it, I'd say Madao.
They go to strip clubs together. That's what best buds do, right?
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Posted 6/11/11
MADAO and Gintoki may go do some things together, but they sure don't think alike. Like when madao got locked up. gin punched him for him not thinking of him as a friend.

i vote for katsura or sakamoto as his best friend(s). they seem to know what each others thinking, but when others are in danger, they get their act together and kick some alien buttz XD
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MADAO and Gintoki may go do some things together, but they sure don't think alike. Like when madao got locked up. gin punched him for him not thinking of him as a friend.


so? best friends don't have to think alike.
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Posted 6/13/11 , edited 6/13/11

InsaneWithAnInvertedi wrote:


MADAO and Gintoki may go do some things together, but they sure don't think alike. Like when madao got locked up. gin punched him for him not thinking of him as a friend.


so? best friends don't have to think alike.


Well not completely what I meant. I think best friends should have that degree of understanding and trust with each other.

Posted 6/14/11
I think Gintoki is one of those kinds of people who are popular but never get too close to someone. He knows many people but who's his best friend? Best friend is about understanding each other and being there when the other is in problem...and knowing all about the other. katsura looks like he's always in another world.... I'd pick Hijikata they hate so much because they are like twin brothers (mentally speaking), when they're together they are so hilarious and never stop talking! plus they kick ass together..........most best friends relationships start in that way.

My best friend and I used to hate each other until one day we had to work together in a project and for the project's sake we tried to get along...it turned out that we had a lot in common and i really don't remember how it happened but now we are best buddies
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I don't think he has a particular "BEST" friend.
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