Animenewsnetwork - Poor Tokugawa Shigeshige. Every time the shogun makes an appearance, things are guaranteed not to go well for this socially awkward leader of Edo who simply wants a friend. In every episode involving him, Gintoki freaks out because the people around him are unaware of the abuse they're doling out to their ruler. The more Gintoki tries to set things straight—not because he cares about the shogun, but because he's scared of the consequences—the more unsalvageable each situation becomes. Fans of the perpetually put-upon Shigeshige and anyone who loves a good comedy of errors will enjoy this week's Gintama.