Beauty is Like a Summer Fruit (美は夏の果実の如き物, Bi wa natsu no kajitsu no gotoki mono) is the one-hundred and seventeenth episode of the Gintama anime.
Otae faces off against Otohime. Kyubei and Kagura try to help her, and Shinpachi, Katsura, and Gintoki try to find a way to stop the age-cannon from firing. In the meantime, Hasegawa and Kamenashi try to support them as best as they can.
Before they went to take Otae back, Kamenashi used spouzer to divide their power equally, but the spouzer got destroyed as Gintoki and Katsura were too much of a burden. The soldiers found them and started to attack. Kagura and Kyubei fastly escaped as they didn’t want to be team up with Katsura or Gintoki. Kamenashi and Hasegawa tried to hold the turtles so Shinpachi and others can escape, however, they couldn’t even stop one soldier and fell down. Shinpachi carried Gintoki and Katsura, and tried to escape from the soldiers.
Because Otae insulted her, Otohime wanted to execute Otae. When Otae said to Otohime that she was ugly and didn't know what real beauty was moments before her execution, Otohime dropped her in a pool full of sharks.
After getting away from the soldiers, Shinpachi, Katsura, and Gintoki entered into a room and there was a man in a capsule. Katsura sit on the controller and the computer opened, showing Otohime’s journal, mostly about Urashima.
Kyuubei and Kagura then came to save Tae and freed her from the rope, they teamed up to kill the sharks as well as Otohime's subordinates. After that, Tae beat up the last guards protecting Otohime and finally continued beating Otohime up until she stopped her project. Their fight was interrupted by more subordinates surrounding Tae with their guns, buying Otohime enough time to let the poison spread inside her palace, letting everyone, including her own subordinates, age extremely fast.
- Yagyuu Kyuubei
- Hasegawa Taizou
- Shimura Shinpachi
- Katsura Kotarou
- Sakata Gintoki
- Shimura Tae