Gintama Banzai!!!

I’m currently re-watching old episodes of Gintama. I’ve known that there are various cameos of Hello! Project artists in there. There is a cameo of I think Sayumi posing with her tradenmark Usa-chan Peace  and the cameo of Berryz Kobo in their handshake event for a concert tour in episode 18.

But by the time I got to episode 36, I totally forgot that this is the episode where Airi, Chisato and Mai from °C-ute makes a cameo. The cameo is complete with guys who danced a part of Massara Blue Jeans.

Here is Chisato and Mai:

Here is another which includes Mai and Airi:

And by the time I got to episode 93, I thought I saw a cameo of both Berryz Kobo and °C-ute. So I rewinded it and pause the screen to get a close look.

Here is Chisato (the one screaming on the left), I think Airi (middle) and Nakajima Saki (beside Airi on the right). I don’t know if the others are the rest of °C-ute because I think it does not resemble them.

And here is Berryz Kobo. From the left is Miyabi, Kumai(above), Maasa, Momo, Captain and Chinami.

I really think it is them. Though the fansubber didn’t include a note that they are indeed Berryz Kobo and °C-ute.

21 Responses

  1. Ooh, I can’t wait to get to these episodes! I started in the middle, and then I got the first DVD… just skipping around.

    In the third picture, I think I know who all the girls are- Chisa, Erika, and Nakky in the first row; then Kanna, Risako (they threw in a Berryz to confuse us!), Airi, MaiMai and Maimi in the second row. Megu and Maiha had already left by the time that episode aired (2008?), so with 14 girls, that’s gotta be all of Berryz and C-ute! :O

    • Thanks for shedding a light to who the girls are. I’m just sad that Gintama ended at episode 201. I just hope the anime will return.

      • I’m sure it will return! The director said it is only half way finished, so I’m looking forward to it. I look at the break positively, as time to catch up with the episodes during the summer.

  2. I really hope it will return soon.. And there’s the movie which retells my favorite arc.. I want to see it so badly.

    • Don’t worry, it probably won’t reappear in the July-August season, but maybe it it will return for the fall season. If it doesn’t come back by next spring, then I’d be sad.

      I want to see it, too! I haven’t got to that arc yet through my skipping around. So far my favorite arc has probably been the one where Hijikata was cursed and Itou betrayed the Shinsengumi. Then again… I like pretty much anything that focuses on the Shinsengumi.

      • Is that the arc that Hijikata became an otaku because the sword he used was cursed? That was a good arc.

  3. Yeah! That arc had great action.

    • Yup.. And it’s so funny too.. The way Hijikata acted as an otaku..

      • True, it’s interesting like watching a Jedi turn to the dark side… except he turned into a wuss. XD

  4. One of the defining moment in that arc is the confrontation of Gin-san and Kawakami Bansai(which his stage name “Tsunpo” is based on Tsunku, being the producer of Otsu-chan)…

    • *nods* Gin-san’s confrontations always contain a lot of heart.

      Speaking of H!P references, in the arc with the Yato, Gin mentioned Nono’s husband, Taiyou, when he was talking about bringing a sun to the ninja prostitutes. XD

      • There’s another H!P reference, I think it’s the episode where Saigou Tokumori, one of the 4 Generals of Kabuki-chou. It’s the scene where Saigou’s okama is in the stage on the background and they’re dancing the steps for Massara Blue Jeans. ^_^

  5. It’s cool to know the writers are fellow fans. 😀

    But it’s not just H!P, there was an AKB48 reference in one of the episodes, too (mentioning Akimoto and 48 sisters or something like that.)

    • Yup… It’s really cool… I always loved it when they are referencing from other shows.. Like the Hajime no Ippo reference where Otae-chan used the Dempsey Roll, which is Ippo Makunochi’s technique, on Kondo..

      • Sometimes I don’t get all the jokes, like the Hajime no Ippo one since I haven’t seen that show. But it makes up for it with all the other references that I might get! XD

        And I really like the toilet humor, which requires no special in-jokes to get.

  6. Me too.. I especially liked the one where Kyubei-san first appeared. The one with the sand paper.. ^_^

  7. I still haven’t got to that one yet, but now I’ve finished the entire third season. I’ve seen spots of the first and second seasons. But oh man, I can just imagine what sand paper must mean… I should jump around to that one soon. o_o

  8. I finally got to that sand paper episode… hilarious! And a few episodes before, where Kondo pooped and tried to blame it on the gorilla.

    • Yup.. So funny… Wait till you get the part when Gin-san and Katsura was cursed to be a cat and Kondo was cursed to be a gorilla.. That one was so hilarious..

  9. Nope.. You have just to watch it to find out yourself.. It is so funny.. Especially Kondo’s weapon as a gorilla.. ^_^

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