Glasses Arc is the 36th arc in the Gintama series.
As Gintoki noted that their house had a new TV, Kagura explained that it was sent to them. However, the TV turned out to be a box with Ayame inside. Gintoki ended up telling Sadaharu to turn off the TV, which he did by biting her head. As a result, her glasses were broken during the struggle, and, instead of buying a new pair of glasses for her, Gintoki gave her the glasses of the optical shop's owner. Ayame was somewhat obsessed with the new glasses, taking care of them as a person (to the point of going into a love hotel with the glasses.) While so, Gintoki had Gengai repaired her glasses, but she refused to use them when they were returned.
It was later shown that the glasses Gintoki bought turned out to be useless to her, as she could not see anything with them, thus failing her tasks and beating her own men. Hattori warned her about a group called Shimatsuya, who kill the assassins when they are no longer trustworthy. Later, while Ayame was thinking about her glasses, the Shimatsuya came and nearly killed her. Hattori was the one who found her and brought her to the hospital. There, Hattori advised the Yorozuya not to deal with the Shimatsuya. Nevertheless, they still decided to help her.
That night, the Yorozuya brought her to Hattori's house, believing that the Shimatsuya would kill her in the hospital. They, along with Hattori, stayed awake to protect her as the Shimatsuya came, and their assassins were defeated one by one. Though, they ended up being bound and surrounded by their members. Suddenly, a wounded Ayame woke up and rescued them by using the repaired glasses, which had beams and many mechanical weapons, thus killing all of the Shimatsuya.
After the battle, Ayame accepted to put on her original glasses again, using it to destroy Hattori's house.
Characters in order of appearance
- It is revealed that Sarutobi Ayame's glasses were the heirloom from her grandmother.