When You Go to a Funeral for the First Time, You're Surprised By How Happy the People Are

When You Go to a Funeral for the First Time, You're Surprised By How Happy the People Are is an anime episode of Gintama that was released on 10/31/2011


When You Go To a Funeral for the First Time, You're Suprised By How Happy the People Are (葬式って初めていくと意外とみんな明るくてビックリする)

The city of Edo mourns the loss of their beloved restaurant owner, including Odd Jobs and some members of the Shinsengumi. But when they attend his funeral, his overpowered ghost appears before Gintoki and Hijikata and threatens to make sure they don't screw it up. Will they properly pay him their respects or will their idiocies get them cursed to death by the old man's muscular spirit?

Plot Summary

Opening Theme

"Dilemma (ジレンマ)" by Ecosystem

Gintoki and his pals pay respect
Gintoki and his pals pay respect

Gintoki and his gang pay a visit to the owner's funeral. While the wife of the owner tell them it's okay, Gintoki explain to the wife of the owner that he will miss Uji Kinoki on rice, Shinpachi says that the owner was nice to free them, and Kagura will miss the sukonbu on rice. Yet, the wife of the owner tells them that the owner wants them to smile and send him off. Toshizou cries miserably for the owner and yells out that his Hijikata special flavor will not be forgotten.

The owner's serious
The owner's serious

When Shinpachi tells Gintoki not to start a fight, Gintoki walks over to Toshizou, and the two both bow down much to Shinpachi's surprise. As the monk chants sutra, Shinpachi thinks the monk is fooling around. During the chant, Gintoki sees the owner's ghost and slaps Shinpachi to point to the ghost. However, Shinpachi adn Kagura cannot see him. Then, Toshizou makes a fuss about the ghost, but his comrades do not see it. Sogo remarks that they will have a funeral for him. Gintoki and Toshizou try to think that the ghost is not real and then they realize that they are seeing a ghost. Suddenly, Gintoki and Toshizou attempt to get out of the funeral. In their struggle to get out first, the owner sees them and walks toward them. When the son of a lady does not pay attention, plays games, and mocks the old man, the owner smacks the boy. The owner gets buff and tough which has Gintoki and Toshizou get back to their seat. Toshizou think the owner is making sure that the funeral is going off with a hitch.

When the relative of the owner ask Toshizou him to burn incense. Toshizou and Gintoki argue over who will burn incense first. Then, Shinpachi gets up to teach Kagura how to burn incense; Gintoki begs him to promise him to get back alive. Gintoki congratulate Shinpachi for a good job while Toshizou points out that the owner is happy. Next, Kagura go for her turn by giving the monk karate chop and makes the monk's head hit the table several times for respect. Toshizou uses a flow chart to explain how to burn incense. Sogo volunteers, yet he takes the wig off the relative and puts it on the monk's head. Although Toshizou thinks things are wrong, Sogo points out that the monk is happy. Suddenly, the owner turns super saiyan 1, and both the relative and the monk are unconscious. Kondo decides to fix things by having the relative use the monk's head as a drum while paying respect to the wig. When the owner does the spirit bomb, Toshizou and Gintoki find out that the ownter has taken the souls of Shinpachi, Kagura, Kondo, and Sogo. As Gintoki and Toshizou try to make a plan, the wife of the owner ask them to carry the coffin. Somehow, Gintoki breaks his elbow and Toshizou dislocates his left shoulder, but their excuses did not work when the owner prepares to knead the souls.

Before they could carry the coffin, Gintoki and Toshizou flip the coffin and the corpse seems to be the wrong postion. In the process to put the corpse in the right way, the corpse sems to have his thing come out the coffin. On the way out, the guys have a hard time getting the coffin out; the wife of owner kicks the thing (penis) off. Somehow, the monk comes out, and the wife kicks him off. One of the guys think the wife is being brutal while the monk has become a celibate due to his thing snapping off. When Gintoki and Toshizou takes the coffin downstairs, the wife uses the monk's head to pound a loose nail. The owner's body jumps out and does somersaults into a trunk. Behind Gintoki and Toshizou, the owner's ghost starts to pour the souls into a pot. Toshizou and Gintoki grab a car and chase after the trunk.

In the chase, Gintoki tries to grab the owner's legs and accidentally push the body into the trunk, but another penis emerges. When Gintoki asks the wife to grab the owner's penis, he looks back and there is a dozen or more penises on the trunk. Toshizou explains that these are peniclams that are from the planet seafood which are a delicacy. Gintoki asks the wife to figure out the real penis since she has seen it so many times and to believe in the dick of the owner. She begins to chant in a vulgar manner about remembering the smell and all nasty things much to Toshizou's disgust. After she finishes chanting, she starts kicking off the many penises off the trunk. When Gintoki tries to stop the wife, he falls off with the wife. He grabs onto the penis of the owner (by some weird miracle); the wife grabs onto Gintoki's thing. Suddenly, the two fall off, but the owner's ghost stops and saves them.

The owner explain that he scare these guys to make his funeral a riot because he does not want people to cry for him. Gintoki and Toshizou stare at the last meal that the owner has prepared for them. As the two eat the meal, they seem to have a penis/ or penisclam in their mouths. The owner's portrait gives a wink.

Closing Theme

Anagura (アナグラ)" by Kuroneko Chelsea

Points of Interest

  • The owner's ghost steals, Shinpachi, Kagura, Kondo and Sogo's souls.

Funny Quotes

Gintoki: "You've seen the owner's dick hundreds, thousands of times."..."Believe in the dick of the owner you believe."

Characters & Voice Actors

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Gintoki Sakata ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Tomokazu Sugita ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Toshiro Hijikata ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Shinichiro Miki ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Shinpachi Shimura ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Daisuke Sakaguchi ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Kagura ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Rie Kugimiya ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Isao Kondo ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Susumu Chiba ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Sogo Okita ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Kenichi Suzumura ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)


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Shinji Takamatsu Director
Hidaeki Sorachi Original Concept A manga artist who is best known for his series Gintama. He is seen in Gintama as a gorilla.
Audio Highs Music Composer for Gintama and Bakuman.


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