Why is the main character of Gintama -Gintoki- a great swordsman, but he only uses a wooden sword as a weapon? Let’s go with Game8Z to find the answer.
In recent times, the anime community has become extremely excited to learn that Gintama -one of the most ‘top’ anime of the last decade- is officially back. For those meFans who don’t know yet Gintama about a great swordsman named Gintoki trying to figure out how to get by by taking every job. Since then, countless funny episodes happened in each episode anime.
However, there is something quite strange about this swordsman that even though he is a skilled swordsman himself, he only uses a wooden sword for those who have just learned to use the sword. Why did the author intentionally add this confusing detail? Let’s go with Game8Z to find the answer.
According to the information from Gintama then this wooden sword is called Toyako Bokuto. Gintoki carried this sword as an alternative weapon to metal swords because after Amanto successfully invaded the earth and banned the use of real swords. Therefore, Gintoki carries this wooden sword not only to fight, but it also symbolizes respect for the spirit of a Samurai despite being occupied by aliens.
While it looks like a useless weapon, it turns out that n is one of the most powerful weapons ever created in the game. Gintama. Specifically, this sword was purchased by Gintoki during a field trip to Lake Toya when he was young. Later, fans learned that Gintoki’s Toyako Bokuto was created from a ten thousand year old tree on an unknown planet. And even though it was wood, the sword had enough power to cut through anything.
But even as an invincible weapon, Toyako Bokuto was broken many times. In the timeline of Gintama , the sword was broken a total of eight times, including the battle between Doromizu Jirochou and Okada Nizou. Even Kagura – an associate possessing superhuman strength of Gintoki – was able to destroy the sword with a light flick of his finger.
This wooden sword was even once turned into a soy sauce bottle. At that time, Gintoki was ambushed by killer robots. However, he was still able to defeat them and prove to viewers that whether it is a wooden sword or a metal sword, his strongest weapon is always his undying Samurai spirit.
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To summarize, the wooden sword always comes with Gintoki is actually one of the most powerful weapons in the universe Gintama. However, what really makes Gintoki scary in the eyes of the enemy is the immortal Samurai spirit.
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