Benizakura Arc

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Benizakura Arc is the ninth arc in Gintama. It introduces Takasugi's terrorist group, Kiheitai and the swordsmith Tetsuko. It also gives hints of the shared history between Katsura, Gintoki and Takasugi involving the man Shouyou.


The Yorozuya received two jobs, namely searching of Katsura requested by Elizabeth and to search a dangerous sword known as Benizakura, by the blacksmith Tetsuya. Yet it's revealed there's more to both requests then they thought.


Hijikata learns of Gintoki's involvement with the "civil war" between Katsura and Takasugi, He tasks Yamazaki to research the man and the inspector gets more than he bargains for in the process.


The Benizakura Arc is a major arc for Gintama. It showed that Gintama was not just a nonsensical comedy; it had a story and can show drama and action from this point onward.

Perhaps the major aftermath of the arc is that there is now a storyline to make a basis on Gintama's storyline. It reveals the origins of Gintoki, Katsura, and Takasugi that will be shown at different times later in the series. It also establishes the Kihetai as another antagonist within the story.


Characters in order of appearance

  1. Katsura Kotarou
  2. Okada Nizou
  3. Elizabeth
  4. Shimura Shinpachi
  5. Sakata Gintoki
  6. Kagura
  7. Murata Tetsuya (debut)
  8. Murata Tetsuko (debut)
  9. Sadaharu
  10. Recycle-shop Proprietress
  11. Takechi Henpeita (debut)
  12. Takasugi Shinsuke
  13. Kijima Matako (debut)
  14. Shimura Tae
  15. Kawakami Bansai
  16. Yoshida Shouyou (flashback)
  17. Harusame
  18. Ikumatsu (flashback)
  19. Saigou Teruhiko (flashback)
  20. Saigou Tokumori (flashback)

Aftermath characters (Lesson 98)

  1. Hijikata Toushirou (aftermath)
  2. Yamazaki Sagaru (aftermath)
  3. Kondou Isao (aftermath)
  4. Sarutobi Ayame (aftermath)

Movie only Characters

  1. Kamui (movie)
  2. Abuto (movie)
  3. Ungyou (movie)
  4. Otose (movie)
  5. Catherine (movie)
  6. Sougo Okita (movie)


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