With Kintoki Sakata still having the favor of everyone around due to his manipulation, It's up to Tama and Sadaharu (the only two who've not been affected due to being a machine and an animal respectively.) to help everyone regain the memories of Gintoki.
With Gintoki still in shock that Kintoki is a robot, Tama explains how Gengai’s plans to build an assistant had gradually evolved into creating the perfect leader for the Yorozuya while he was on vacation, the blonde straight-haired Kintoki being the end result.
From there Kintoki quickly gained the love of the people and manipulated their brainwaves to overwrite their memories of Gintoki with him, as such Tama and Sadaharu were left unaffected as he resolved to replace him, pitting Gintoki against his friends if he intends to face him. Tama however intends to make use of memories and the differences between the unpolished Gintoki and Kintoki.
To do this they put together their own Yorozuya Sepia and confront the Yorozuya at Otae’s workplace, Tama and Sadaharu replacing Kagura and Shinpachi, by attempting to steal their work fixing the karaoke machines which ends with Gintoki beating Kintoki over the head with them. Because of this Tama is forced to take over but her attempts to find out what’s wrong result in little more than a talk about love which Kintoki is able to hijack and solve. Going on to confront them over and over again until it comes to trying to convince a jumper not to do it, Tama believing that Gintoki intends to fake an attempt only to have him turn it into another attempt to hit Kintoki.
Unfortunately this jumper turns out to be Sacchan, and in throwing herself between them he sends her flying over the edge. But while Kintoki revels in his victory, Gintoki leaps after her in an attempt to break her fall. From this point the characters begin to have doubts in Kintoki being the Yorozuya leader they know while Gintoki seemingly gives up on winning them back, proud that Shinpachi and Kagura would leap to save someone without second thought. Alongside this Otae notes that something is missing in her impression of Kintoki, Sacchan appears to have fallen for Gintoki all over again, while Hinowa notes that the Yorozuya leader used to have a peculiar worn out sort of feeling to him. At this point Gintoki also can’t help but admire the Yorozuya leader that Kintoki is but swears to take his friends back while Tama heads back to the others but runs into Kintoki.
- Hiraga Gengai
- Shimura Shinpachi
- Sakata Kintoki
- Sakata Gintoki
- Shimura Tae
- Yagyuu Kyuubei
- Jugem Jugem
- Sarutobi Ayame