This gif makes me so sad
Or rather, the future setting makes me sad. I know the Gintama movie wasn’t depressing as a whole, but think about it.
The original Yorozuya was gone. Otae; who wouldn’t take anyone’s shit whether it be from a gorilla or the main protagonist, was now about to die. Everyone was sad. The original Shinsengumi; like our main trio, was gone too, but at least their leader was still around kinda. Gintoki had disappeared. Shinpachi and Kagura didn’t even get along. Their office—left empty.
It hurts, because you can’t help but think 'If a bond as strong as the Yorozuya's can break, then what can be sure anymore?’ Sure, they have disagreed many times through the series (“Kabukicho Four Devas Arc” and “School of Beam Saber” being worthy of mention), but never to such degree. If Gintoki happened to be gone for real sometime, what would become of them? He managed to save this bleak future, but who knows if the inevitable might happen again? Despite the happy ending, this movie shows us that nothing; no matter how beautiful or seemingly unbreakable, lasts forever.
…and one day, most likely, Gintama will end too.
SPYAIR’s theme song for the Final Gintama Movie: Be Forever Yorozuya Genkijouban Gintama Kanketsu-hen: Yorozuya yo Eien Nare