Gintama Reviews Episode 85: Hard-boiled Eggs Don’t Crack

originally posted on ace-reviews.tumblr.com on february 16, 2017

yep everything here seems to be in order
Episode 85: Hard-boiled Eggs Don’t Crack
THE STORY THUS FAR: the odd jobs crew tried to get rich ridding a village of monsters and then kimiko hired them to get her boyfriend out of deep poopy, shigeshige was...

yep everything here seems to be in order

THE STORY THUS FAR: the odd jobs crew tried to get rich ridding a village of monsters and then kimiko hired them to get her boyfriend out of deep poopy, shigeshige was introduced, and gintama got hard-boiled

Thanks to a certain especially disgusting, grossly misogynistic One Piece character from an arc that went on way too long, I’ve developed an instant dislike for any character described as “hard-boiled”, simply due to word association. As a result, last episode I was finding Heiji Kozenigata hard to like, but oh so easy to laugh at. Is that fair? Nope! Especially since this episode predates the introduction of Señor Pink by over 5 years. Do I care about it being unfair? Not really. I’m sure he’s hard-boiled enough not to mind too much. Camus.

This episode continues the story of the incompetent coward hard-boiled detective and his attempts to catch a thief who wears a fox mask after 10 years of failing to do exactly that because he’s an incompetent coward, Camus.

I expected there to be multiple Foxes after the last episode, but having nine was a bit of a surprise. The identity of the main Fox was fairly obvious, but he had few nice moments with Mr Incompetent that actually managed to make the latter fairly likable without the writers feeling the need to try and garner some sympathy for him by bringing in any dead babies. Not likable enough for me to be particularly interested in seeing him again, but I’d probably remember which episode he was from if I did, which is more than can be said about Kimiko, Camus.

Next episode Okita gets a visit from his sister. Till next time.

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