Since their first appearance Justaways have made numerous cameo appearances in Gintama including as keychains, wind chimes, on mayonnaise bottles, on mens' briefs, on snack packaging, and even ranked 22nd place on the 2nd Popularity Polls, surpassing Sarutobi Ayame, much to her dismay.
Memory Loss Arc
The Justaways are first seen being manufactured in the Mamushi factory by a number of displaced samurais, and it was supervised by Banzou. Yamazaki Sagaru, a spy working for Shinsengumi, decided to become a factory worker just to inspect the Justaways, and much to his chagrin, he also meets the amnesiac Gintoki, and Kondo (aka Gori) in his break time. As he attempted to bring Kondo back to the Shinsengumi, the amnesiac commander dropped one of the Justaways while being tugged away by Yamazaki, causing to explode, and it ignites an explosive chain reaction. However, the exploded Justaway that Kondo dropped allows the three men, including Yamazaki, to reveal the truth between these boring figurines. Although Kondo carried a few Justaways while retreating, he used one of them to slow down Banzou. During the aftermath, It might have implied that the Justaways are confiscated by the Shinsengumi.
The Justtank was created by the Evil Organization in order to take over Edo. It was powered by 24 stolen Soopah-Powah Batteries, one battery alone can power a single spaceship but 24 made the Justtank quite powerful as the batteries were used to power the Justtank's most fearsome weapon, the legendary Neo Armstrong Cyclone Jet Armstrong Cannon.
Justaway StewJustaway found in food, here in a pot of stew.
Justaway BreadJustaway found in bread bought from bakeries.
Justaway Alarm Clock
In Episode 171, Gintoki possesses a Justaway animated alarm clock.
- They appear to be based off grenades from Laputa: Castle in the Sky.
- The Justaway shares the same name as Just A Way, a famous Japanese Thoroughbred racehorse.