what is a fanlisting?

"A fanlisting is simply an online listing of fans of a subject, such as a TV show, actor, or musician, that is created by an individual and open for fans from around the world to join." -- TFL.org

Simply enough, this is a fanlisting for the relationship between Hijikata and Gintoki. ^^


the characters

Name: Hijikata Toushirou
Seiyuu: Kazuya Nakai

Caution: certain spoilers ahead

Hijikata Toushirou is a character from Hideaki Sorachi's anime and manga series Gintama. As a sort of main-side character, Sorachi originally based off this character from the original Hijikata Toushizou in the original Shinsengumi that existed before the Meiji Restoration. Cool and collected as he may seem at first, the hot-blooded side of him emerges in battle (or with a feud with Okita Sougo XD) and immediately when he meets Gintoki, he draws his sword and goes into the offensive. His favorite food is mayonaise (even his lighter is shaped as a mayo bottle!). Second highest ranked after Kondou Isao, he does most of the dirty and tough business in the Shinsengumi.

Name: Sakata Gintoki
Seiyuu: Tomokazu Sugita

Caution: certain spoilers ahead

The main character of Sorachi's Gintama. Immediately it is discernable that he is not like any other ordinary Shonen Jump protagonist. Lazy and unenthusiastic, he drawls about the day doing unusual jobs along with Kagura and Shimura Shinpachi (two other main characters; together they form the "Yorozuya", or freelancers). For his own reasons, he fights with a bouken (wooden sword) with the characters "Lake Touya" inscribed on it. It may seem that he is extremely lethargic in action, but later on it is seen that he more than often gives a free hand to help someone out. Eating sweets is his personal hobby to the point that he's on the verge of extremely high blood sugar.

the relationship



Ah... could you possibly be Oukuji-kun?
My, how you've grown.

Why yes, as you may have already told from the pictures on this layout, everytime these two share an encounter with each other, there's always some sort of mishap/brawl/DRAMA (thus the fanlisting's title "slice of life drama"! XD). While I don't know how well-liked their relationship is in the Gintama community (okay maybe I do), you can't deny that there is something going on between them... XD

And even though it IS listed as "Hijikata Toushirou and Sakata Gintoki" over at TAFL.org, I'm more of a Gintoki/Hijikata than a Hijikata/Gintoki (only you anime yaoi fans would get what the difference between the two would be... *mwahs*).