The Older, The Wiser (亀の甲より年の功, Kamenokō yori toshinokō) is the one-hundred and sixteenth episode of the Gintama anime.
Gintoki and the others were tossed into the ocean on their way to Ryugu Palace and are now stranded on an unknown deserted island. They search the island for any resources to help survive and are reunited with Kamenashi. Amazingly, the island was Ryugu Palace. Meanwhile, giant turtle robots have appeared in Edo and Gintoki and the others hear about it on the news on TV. According to Kamenashi, Otohime, the owner of Ryugu Palace is carrying out a devious plan.
The turtles put them into a prison and reported this to Otohime. She ordered Kamenashi to be executed and the others to get old. Matsudaira was also in the Ryugu Palace, having fun with women and drinking Don Perigon. They called him from Edo and reported that everyone turned into elderly chumps and he didn’t believe it.
In the prison, they started to talk about their strategies and Gintoki was watching sumo watches with Katsura. Kagura thought Gintoki was eating something and attacked him. Katsura got disturbed by the noise and stated that kids must stop playing with the mega drive and go outside. They all got annoyed by Katsura and Gintoki’s behaviours and some turtles appeared. They took Otae and left. Then Kamenashi came and pushed the guard to the bars to make them take the keys, but Kagura kicked the bars down. The turtles attacked them but Kyubei and Kagura defeated them.
They went into the palace and Kamenashi told them to act like turtles, resulting in all of them making stupid things and making Shinpachi crazy. Kamenashi told everyone that Otohime is doing this to make everyone look ugly, so she can be the most beautiful creature.
The turtles took Otae to Otohime and she stated that Otae isn’t beautiful at all, making her go crazy and provoke Otohime to show her face.
- Shimura Shinpachi
- Yagyuu Kyuubei
- Shimura Tae
- Hasegawa Taizou
- Hanano Ana
- Sakata Gintoki
- Katsura Kotarou
- Matsudaira Katakuriko