Posted 1 year ago

Sorachi’s Q&A: Hanging with the Readers #130

<Question from pen name Akabira Ayako-san from Hokkaido>

Sacchan’s home has showed up several times throughout the series, but every time it looks a bit different? Does Sacchan only have one home?

Sacchan has the scary job of an assassin, so she doesn’t stay in one place for too long. She stays at different hotels, but she doesn’t want to be too far from Gin-san, so she’s always in the Kabuki-cho neighborhood.

—Gintama Vol. 46

Posted 1 year ago

Sorachi’s Q&A: Hanging with the Readers #123

<Question from Ogawa-san>

Which Gintama character did you create first?

Gin-san. I started with the main character and decided that I needed someone to contrast and highlight him, so I created Shinpachi. Then he needed a female companion, so I created Kagura. Even though Otae appeared first, I’d created Kagura before her. I started with Yorozuya and expanded on them. By the way, Hasegawa who appeared in Lesson 2 was supposed to join Yorozuya, but I dropped that idea.

—Gintama Vol. 44

Posted 1 year ago

Sorachi’s Q&A: Hanging with the Readers #122

<Question from Sobana-san>

Bansai works as music producer Tsunpo, but the Shinsengumi know his face, so isn’t he in danger?

Music producer “Tsunpo” has never revealed his face to the media. His personal information is also private, like a mysterious producer, so it doesn’t matter. By the way, Otsuu-chan has never seen Tsunpo before either.

—Gintama Vol. 44

Posted 1 year ago
Can you give email or and address where can I send fan letters/mails to Sorachi sensei?
instant-ramen asked

The Japanese fan mail address can be found here:

Viz also used to accept fan mail in their English volumes. However, I don’t know if they still do that (since they no longer publish Gintama), or if they even passed the letters on to the Japanese side at all.

Posted 1 year ago

Sorachi’s Q&A: Hanging with the Readers #121

<Question from Chihiro-san>

Please tell me which Gintama characters are the easiest and hardest to draw.

The easiest ones are Hasegawa and Zenzo. Drawing eyes takes the most effort, but it doesn’t matter for those two. They’re ossans, and they’ll still be ossans no matter how much effort I put in, so it becomes “Ahhh whatever.” It’s the girls that make me go “I must make them cute” and end up taking the most time.

—Gintama Vol. 44

Posted 1 year ago
Reusing old clips is the basis of Gintama. Make it once, and use it many times.
Posted 2 years ago

Sorachi’s Q & A: Hanging with the Readers #125

<Question from Matchbox-san from Saitama Prefecture>

Hello, Sorachi-sensei! I have a question. Why doesn’t Sakamoto use a sword? I really like Sakamoto, so I’m wondering.

Because he likes new things. Sakamoto is a good swordsman, but he’s more of a businessman compared to a samurai pursuing peace, so he’s not very invested in swords. A sword is for battle, whereas a gun is better for self-protection. Something like that.

—Gintama Vol. 45

Posted 2 years ago

EDIT: not Sorachi. Jump editor Matsuo-san


omg sorachi face!!>w< finally meet him!!!! <3 

Hey guys, I just want to point out that THIS IS NOT HIDEAKI SORACHI.  It’s the current editor of Gintama.  Sorry, the gorilla’s face still remains elusive!

(Source: neroscarlet)

Posted 2 years ago

Sorachi’s Q&A: Hanging with the Readers #118

<Question from “Family Education And Exorcism Are Great But I Still Want To Marry Abuto. I Will Try My Best To Be A Good Wife” from Saitama Prefecture>

How old is Abuto? Please tell the ossan fans like me.

He’s 32. By the way, Abuto was supposed to have died a long time ago, but the more I drew him, the more I liked him, so I decided to let him live. The proof is in the fact that he had a generic crowd character face when he first showed up.

—Gintama Vol. 43

Posted 2 years ago

Sorachi’s Q&A: Hanging with the Readers #86

<Question from Okita & Kagura LOVE>

While both Kagura and Kamui have vast appetites, are they the only ones, or does everyone in the Yato clan have vast appetites?

Everyone is a glutton.
While the Yato possess immense physical strength, their rate of energy consumption is also intense, and their sense of replenishment is different from that of earthlings. Even among the Yato, Kagura and Kamui are big eaters.

—Gintama Vol. 32

Posted 2 years ago

—Gintama Vol. 36

Posted 2 years ago

—Gintama Vol. 36