This special episode was released as an OVA in conjunction with “JUMP FESTA・ANIME TOUR '05（ジャンプフェスタ・アニメツアー'05, produced by Sunrise. The TV anime started airing in year 2006 4 April, initially on Tuesdays 7pm on TV Tokyo, before being moved to Thursdays from episode 25 onwards.
Spoofs, Parodies and References
- The beginning of this episode is a repeat of part of Episode 3, when Shimura Shinpachi first met Sakata Gintoki.
- The seller of the mecha that Katsura commissioned mentioned that the designer is 大河原 邦男 Okawara Kunio -
- 大河原 邦男 Okawara Kunio is the mecha designer for MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM, acknowledged as the forefather of "mechanical designers", as opposed to character designers.
- He really is the designer for Katsura's mecha unit, his name is listed in the ending credits in this episode.
- Possible inspirations for the distinct 2-horned headgear on the mecha unit may have come from samurai armour helmet as well as GUNDAM's characters from the Principality of Zeon.
- For details, refer to Wikipedia Link.
- The 3 names listed as programme sponsors are:
- 集英社 Shueisha, the publisher of Weekly Shounen JUMP
- Mamushi Industry マムシ工業, this is a make-believe name. Mamushi is a type poisonous snake commonly known as the Japanese pit viper. The logo shown is that of a twisting snake.
- 大江戸テレビショップ Great Edo TV shop, another make-believe name, most likely referring to TV Tokyo. Edo is the old name for Tokyo.
- ED is using Terakado Tsuu's song 'Your mother is a XX!' 「お前の母ちゃん××だ!」 omae no kaa-chan XX da!.
- The end of the episode is a repeat of part of episode 29, which in turn makes some references to Bleach. For details, refer to Episode 29.
List of Characters & Seiyuus
- Sakata Gintoki 坂田銀時- 杉田智和 Sugita Tomokazu
- Shimura Shinpachi 志村新八 - 阪口大助 Sakaguchi Daisuke
- Kagura 神楽 - 釘宮理恵 Kugimiya Rie
- Shimura Tae 志村 妙 - 雪野五月 Yukino Satsuki
- Otose お登勢 - くじら Kujira
- Catherine キャサリン - 杉本 ゆう Sugimoto Yuu
- Katsura Kotarou 桂 小太郎 - 石田 彰 Ishida Akira
- Kondou Isao 近藤 勲 - 千葉 進歩 Chiba Susumu
- Hijikata Toushirou 土方 十四郎 - 中井 和哉 Nakai Kazuya
- Okita Sougo 沖田 総悟 - 鈴村 健一 Suzumura Kenichi
- Yamazaki Sagaru 山崎 退 - 太田 哲治 Ohta Tetsuharu