originally posted on ace-reviews.tumblr.com on march 2, 2017
THE STORY THUS FAR: the hot spring arc ended with a reprisal of gin-san’s awful singing, and there were more gintaman shenanigans
This episode is about Gin-san trying to help Hasegawa find a new apartment since he ran away from the last one and is currently homeless (though he does have a sweet dog that apes all his movements). Naturally, the only real estate agent in Edo who will find an apartment for an unemployed homeless dude with a bunch of debts and a history of not paying rent is one who doesn’t know the first thing about real estate.
While I do somewhat understand Hasegawa’s misgivings, if someone offered to let me live in a high-end apartment for only ¥30,000 a month, and all I’d have to do is clean up a grisly crime scene, I’d do it. Worst case scenario I’ll go to prison for destroying evidence, but I think that could be considered an acceptable risk, given the circumstances.
This episode was pretty great. The bit with the doghouses went on a bit too long, but the rest was more than enough to make up for any failings. I mentioned in my Aooni review that I love gags that involve the episode ending with key cast members dead, only for them to be inexplicably fine in time for the next episode. I’m a little curious about why Hatsu doesn’t have eyes, but whatever.
Next episode is a two-parter featuring the returns of both Sachan and Santa. Till next time.