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Bottom (底, soko) is the 586th chapter of the Gintama series. Battle between Gintoki and Kamui continues from where it was left off.

Story Edit

The chapter starts off with Gintoki stating his resolve to face his fears and not be defeated while carrying the hopes of his friends through his given title – ‘Yorozuya Gin-chan’. He urges Kamui to do the same by searching for his true self that is hidden deep in him.

Umibouzu continues to observe the battle, noting the difference between the two opponents’ attitudes. Through Gintoki, he found the definition of samurai – a being who seeks to protect. Gintoki is someone that pushes his limits, overcoming any obstacles regardless of his opponents; getting stronger each time he battles. Umibouzu believes that the samurai will always be one step ahead of his own son when it comes to pushing his own limits. However, willpower isn't enough for Gintoki due to the fact that he is merely a human.

Gintoki is soon overwhelmed by his own injuries despite having the upper hand in the battle. Using this chance, Kamui sends him off with a hard kick while trying to put Gintoki back in his place by pointing out his limit as an Earthling. Before he could land a deadly punch at his injured opponent, Kagura intervenes by blocking Kamui's path and yelling for him to stop. Her sudden appearance stunned Kamui and he held back his fist momentarily. This creates a blind spot for Gintoki to do a counterattack.

Kagura was shocked as she recalls on Kamui’s moment of hesitation earlier on. A staggering Gintoki questions Kamui if he saw his true self as the ‘idiot big brother’ that cares deeply for his family. While Kamui reflects on the words, something in him snaps; a voice in his head begins to chide him on his inability to defeat Gintoki and not being able to forgo his past. And as Kamui stands up, his eyes have visibly changed: the Yato beast in him has awakened.

Quotes Edit

  • Umibouzu: (On the definition of samurai) That's right. That man is... the kind of person samurai are. If there's something there to protect, even if their opponent is far stronger than themselves, they stand and face them without fear.
  • Kamui: (To himself) I still haven't thrown it away? That name. That's why I'm losing to a guy like that. If you can't do it, then I'll do it for you. Your little sister, your father, and what you used to be. I'll erase them all for you.

Characters Edit

Characters in order of appearance

  1. Sakata Gintoki
  2. Kamui
  3. Kagura
  4. Shimura Shinpachi
  5. Umibouzu
  6. Abuto (cameo)

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