Lesson 362 is the 362nd chapter of the Gintama series. This is also the first chapter of the Host Club Arc. In this Lesson, Honjou Kyoushirou quitted his job as a host after hearing that a guest known as Madam Yagami would pay a return visit to Takamagahara.


Kyoushirou stated that he would quit his job as a host to open a plastic model shop called "Plamo Kyoushirou," and the Yorozuya would be his last customers. The Yorozuya disagreed with his decision, asking what made him decide to quit.

Hachirou told them about a lady known as "Madam Yagami" - a honor guest who leaves enormous wealth behind any city she visits, only to never return there again. However, when she came to Takamagahara, she told them that she would return next week. It is known that her power warps the shape of the city, so the Madam never interferes or becomes intimate with any shops. Therefore, her return would surely bring disasters for the Kabuki District.

As a result of the Madam's annoucement, all the hosts (except Kyoushirou) had quitted, and there was a severe lack of hosts for the Madam when she returned. The Yorozuya agreed to help Kyoushirou, being the hosts for Takamagahara. Then, Hasegawa, Otae and Kondo joined them as they called for more people, much to Kyoushirou's worry.

As these hosts practiced on a girl, Hasegawa's cardboard clothes fell out, Kagura and Shinpachi appeared as an angel and a policeman, respectively... and the girl turned out to be Otae. The whole scene turned out to be an opening for Gintoki to talk with the "real" girl. Though, despite how good Gintoki was as a host, his effort was destroyed when he used Kondo as a car for the girl to Takamagahara, and the girl ended up calling the Shinsengumi.


Characters in order of appearance

  1. Honjou Kyoushirou
  2. Sakata Gintoki
  3. Shimura Shinpachi
  4. Kagura
  5. Hachirou
  6. Madam Yagami (flashback)
  7. Hasegawa Taizou
  8. Shimura Tae
  9. Kondou Isao
  10. Hijikata Toushirou
  11. Okita Sougo


  • The name of Honjou Kyoushirou's shop, "Plamo Kyoushirou," is also a name of a manga series about plastic models. Though, the kanji of the "shi" in his name (死) is different from that of the manga series (四).

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