"Gintama" Anime Writer's Race Horse Tops Global Rankings

Win at Dubai Duty Free Stakes helps launch a successful 2014

International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) partner LONGLINES has announced their global rankings of horses for the period of 1st January 2014 - 9th November 2014. After winning the Dubai Duty Free Stakes in March kicked off a successful 2014, the top rank in the list went to Just A Way out of Japan. And, if that name sounds familiar, it's because the horse is owned by Akatsuki Yamatoya, a writer on a host of anime, including Digimon, Magical Doremi, Inu-Yasha, Soul Eater, Heroman, and Gintama, and named for a running Gintama gag.

 

Just a Way similarly topped the rankings back in April.

 

In Gintama, hero Gintoki loses his memory and finds himself with a factory job assembling junky looking toys called Just A Ways, which in turn prove to be a terrorist's secret explosive devices. The objects then show up throughout the series as an in-joke.

 

Gintama GIF Gintoki Justaway Manufacture

 

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