Ginpachi-sensei Volume 5

The Return of Gintama Class 3-Z Ginpachi-sensei Returns: Cold-Blooded Tough Guy Takasugi-kun

銀魂 帰ってきた3年Z組銀八先生リターンズ 冷血硬派高杉くん

Pages: 240
Release: 2011/4/4

ISBN-13: 978-4-08-703243-7

The 3-Z series retuuurns!!

Takasugi returns from suspension! Only to lead his group of delinquents and challenge the Yato boss, Kamui!? What will Ginpachi-sensei do in the midst of this sudden crisis on campus!? To live up to the readers' heated expectations, the 3-Z series returns!


Lecture 1: It's Popular to See "The Returned xx" or "xx Returns", but To Be Honest They Aren't New Projects, You Know
第一講: 帰ってきた○○とか、○○リターンズとかよくあるけど、アレ、ぶっちゃけ目新しい企画がないってことだからね
Lecture 2: It's Not About Being Short for Everything
第二講: なんでもかんでも短くすりゃいいってもんでもない
Lecture 3: Band Breakups Don't Happen Because Members Had Different Views, but Because the Female Vocalist and the Guitarist Got Together
第三講: 解散の理由は、方向性の違いではなくて、ボーカルの女とギターの奴がデキてたからです。
Lecture 4: Drop-kick Guys Who Purposely Come Late and Make a Scene
第四講: わざと遅れて来て目立とうとする奴にドロップキック

The title of the volume is a parody of a video game called "Hot-Blooded Tough Guy Kunio-kun". Outside of Japan it is known as "Renegade".

This title was translated as "Heartless and Hardcore Takasugi-kun" in the official Gintama simulcast subtitles for Episode 209.


  • This is the first volume of the Ginpachi Returns series.
  • Book spine is Takasugi.
  • Includes a color fold-out illustration of Takasugi and Kamui squaring off with each other.
  • Pg. 12-13 is a small illustration of Takasugi at the school gates.
  • Pg. 218 is an illustration of Ginpachi apathetically preventing a fight between Takasugi and Kamui.
  • Features a two-page Ginpachi manga at the end of the book that was never animated, likely because it contains jokes about Sorachi, Ohsaki (author), Ibaraki (from Jump SQ), and others.
  • Stickers are included at the end of the book.

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