Rakuyou Arc is the 63rd arc in Gintama, following the previous arc. This arc gives important revelations about Shouyou and the Tendoushuu, the potential regathering of the Four Heavenly Kings and the ominous threat Utsuro pose to the universe.


Weeks after the Shinsengumi leaves Edo, the Yorozuya and Katsura's Jouishishi have been in hiding since then. A request from Imai Nobume leads to the two groups teaming up with the remnant Kiheitai plus Sakamoto and his Kaientai to save Kamui and Takasugi from the deadly clutches of Utsuro and his Harusame. Things become more complicated when Utsuro also sets his sights on Umibouzu, who is also after Kamui. All these groups will come together and fight to survive on the Yato homeworld, Rakuyou.



  • This arc reveals the origins of the Tendoushuu and the reason why they focused on Earth. This was first hinted at in the Inugami Arc.
  • This arc also reveals the origins of Shouyou and Utsuro and gives the true reason for Shouyou's arrest and execution.
  • Thirdly, this arc reveals the circumstances surrounding Kagura's family, especially her mother, along with the Yato tribe's origins.
  • As of March 9 of 2016 this arc have surpassed the Farewell Shinsengumi to become the longest arc in the series so far.
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