Do you realize the pain of continuously repeating all of that,
while bearing the responsibility for all those losses?
Do you understand the fear of losing your humanity after it wears you down?
Top 10 Things About Gintama → #10 The Meaning of a Main Character
"You’re absolutely right. I can’t do anything alone. Everyone here has their flaws and imperfections. But that’s what drives us to work together to make up for those flaws. Together, we make the perfect main character."
Gintama is one of the few shows out there that really acknowledges how important the entire cast is. While Gintoki may be the obvious main protagonist, he isn’t the main character. Without each of his friends, Gintoki is nothing—and he knows it. He fights for his friends and makes sacrifices and so much more and that’s why he’s the perfect protagonist, but no matter what he does individually, he’ll never be a good main character. After all, Gintama isn’t a show just about Gintoki and his journey to collect the Dragon Balls or whatever, it’s a show about dozens of people just, you know, living. When they all come together, though, they make a truly perfect main character.
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