Lesson 545 is the 545th chapter of the Gintama series.
In spite of the huge blows Gintoki had given him, Utsuro managed to recover completely in an instant. Seeing their losing position, Okita demanded to retreat, and everyone ran out of there, with the Naraku in pursuit.
During the escape, Gintoki wondered who Utsuro was, only to be revealed by Nobume that he was not the one to have killed Shouyou. The Naraku then caught up with them, yet Hijikata, Katsura and Elizabeth arrived just in time.
Meanwhile, Sasaki, still alone in the forest, came across the Naraku, who attacked him instantly. While defending, he recalled the day he made Nobume the vice-captain of Mimawarigumi and gave her the name "Imai Nobume," claiming that it was a name he had just made up. A Naraku assassin tried to behead Sasaki from behind, but not before Kondou killed the attacker.
Characters in order of appearance
- Sakata Gintoki
- Okita Sougo
- Yamazaki Sagaru
- Shimura Shinpachi
- Imai Nobume
- Yoshida Shouyou (flashback)
- Hijikata Toushirou
- Katsura Kotarou
- Sasaki Isaburo
- Kondo Isao
- Oboro: (Referring to Yoshida Shouyou) Shiroyasha, cut as much as you like, but you cannot escape from the karma you took that day. As long as you continue to resist the heavens, it is your fate to keep killing that man.
- Imai Nobume: (Referring to Utsuro & Shouyou) He is both that person and not that person. But there is one thing I can say for certain. The one that killed Shouyou was not you. It was that man.
- Katsura Kotarou: When death is far off, people are ready to line up ideals, faiths and tedious theories, but when standing at death's maw, they realize for the first time that humans simply want to live or want to die by the side of those they trust. That is all. We are simple and plain creatures.