The Battle on Rakuyo heads toward its conclusion with a look at Oboro’s past. In addition to being one of the most recent additions to the show’s rogues gallery, Oboro had also been the most mystery-shrouded of Gintoki’s adversaries. Although their respective pasts remained unexplored for a long while, viewers at least had a rough idea of who Takasugi and Kamui were, as well as what motivated them. Oboro, on the other hand, was largely a blank slate, so it’s satisfying to finally get some insight into his personal history.
Even though his battle with Kagura helped reawaken his human side, Kamui ultimately decides to return to the Seventh Fleet and assume a new leadership role in the Harusame at the urging of the Shokaku and Bato. Having survived their various battles, the Odd Jobs crew and Umibozu receive medical treatment on the Kairinmaru, and Kagura requests that her initial leave of absence now be regarded as a paid vacation. However, as Takechi reveals to Sakamoto, one more battle took place as Sadaharu was rushing Umibozu to safety: Takasugi vs. Oboro. Although Utsuro decided to depart from Rakuyo, Oboro knew that the former students of Shoka Sonjuku would continue