Hijikata reveals himself as not the Otaku Toshi but as the real Hijikata who dressed up in his Otaku form. His reason to participate in the contest to become Otsu's Official Fan Club is, to cleanse himself from Toshi, the Otaku and gain full control over his body again. As Gintoki and the others arrive at the location the contest'll start, they find themselves in the middle of 5000 Otaku who'll all participate as well. The first round is to run 10 km to the Oedo TV Station. If only one member of a team gives up, the whole team'll disqualified. After sending Kagura to run ahead, Taka-chin is run over by the cab that Okita rides in. Shinpachi's and Gintoki's fear of losing, causes them to carry Taka-chin to the TV station instead of taking him to a hospital. Unfortunately they meet Yamazaki who is also participating in the contest.