Patriot Reunion Party Arc is the 53rd arc of the Gintama series. This arc introduces Kurokono Tasuke and shows a moment of the past of the Joui Four.
After a while of arguing over Gintama's plotline, Katsura revealed that all of them were invited to the party by the fifth Joui member, Kurokono Tasuke. Nevertheless, none of them could recall nothing but irrelevant (and possibly incorrect) memories about Kurokono.
Suddenly, Takechi Henpeita came to deliver a letter with a Pocari can from Takasugi Shinsuke, which reminded the trio that they had killed Kurokono while attacking the enemies instead of playing "kick the can" with him. Fearing of his return as a ghost, Katsura went to the toilet and disappeared. While looking for Katsura, Sakamoto also disappeared, whereas a panic Gintoki rushed back to the tatami room.
It was revealed that the whole party was a trap set by the Kiheitai crew to kill off Takasugi's former comrades. Being ambushed by the Kiheitai, a gas-induced Gintoki dreamt of meeting Kurokono and eventually defeated them. Meanwhile, a shocked Kijima Matako was forced to release Sakamoto and Katsura by a well-and-alive Kurokono.
The next morning, Sakamoto and Katsura woke up, having no memory of what happened last night.
Characters in order of appearance
- Sakata Gintoki
- Katsura Kotarou
- Sakamoto Tatsuma
- Kurokono Tasuke
- Takasugi Shinsuke (flashback)
- Takechi Henpeita
- Kijima Matako
- "Generation of Miracles" and Kurokono Tasuke is a parody of the manga/anime "Kuroko no Basket". In fact Tasuke is voiced by Kenshou Ono, who also voices that medium's protagonist, Kuroko Tetsuya.
- This is the third arc where Gintoki appears without Shinpachi and Kagura, The first was Okita Mitsuba Arc and the second was Thorny Arc.