Gintama 30 Day Challenge: Day 01 - Why You Like Gintama (There are plenty of reasons why I like Gintama, just like on this post. But, the one reason that I loved them for it, is that, no matter how minor role the characters have, Sorachi sensei was able to make them as memorable as the main characters. How each of them were connected like a myriad of threads (万の糸: yorozu no ito); how every little detail is conveyed to make a whole show that doesn’t only makes you laugh, or cry, but gives you hope, that no matter how hard life is, in the end, “if you avert your eyes from the dark, you’ll be blind to the rays of a new day.”)
By the way, if you haven't watched Gintama: the Semi Final, you can watch here
I always wondered about his obsession with destroying the world. That is until some 300 odd episodes down the track we see this flashback.
Maybe that idea of destroying the world that Takasugi pursued was born from this line by Shoyo Sensei. If his Sensei was ready to destroy for his sake, why should he not return the sentiment?
Takasugi was a complex villain that I hated less and less as time went on. Don't get me wrong, this doesn't mean I thought his actions were forgivable, just that I could understand where his anger and frustration was born from.