From Japanese manga Gin Tama, this is Gintama : Gintoki Sakata PVC Figure 1/8 Scale . G.E.M Series / Gintama July 2011 Release Complete and painted 1/8 Scale 20.5cm Tall Figure. Gintoki Sakata (坂田銀時 Sakata Gintoki) is a freelancer former samurai living in an era where aliens known as the Amanto have come to Earth after the Joi War, a battle in which the latter defeated the former. As a child, he was taught by Shoyo Yoshida, with his classmates being two of his future Joi allies, Kotaro Katsura and Shinsuke Takasugi. The three joined the Joi War, with Gintoki wishing protect his country. During that period, he was known as the “White Demon” (白夜叉 Shiroyasha) due to his silver hair and white coat he wore in battle, which, combined with his impressive capabilities as a swordsman, made him famous among his comrades and struck fear into Amanto.
After his group’s defeat Gintoki chose to open a freelance business where he could handle matters his own way, while continuing to live by his own samurai code. In his job, he gets two employees, the samurai apprentice Shinpachi Shimura and the alien girl Kagura and comes to have a close relationship with both of them. The group often have problems to pay the monthly rent for Otose, Gintoki’s landlady whom he swore to protect after eating the food offerings meant to her husband’s grave.
Despite his age, Gintoki often shows various childish behaviour. He has a sweet tooth and obsession with sugary and sweet foods. However, Gintoki has been warned by his doctor to control his sugar intake. He is also obsessed with reading the manga anthology magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump. Gintoki will go to great lengths to get the latest Jump issue which includes reckless behavior. Additionally, he blames his naturally permed silver hair for his lack of a love-life. Though several female characters have shown an interest in Gintoki, he usually does not show any response back and merely puts up with them as annoyances.
Despite his appearance and initial behavior, Gintoki has a great amount of pride for his samurai code. He takes it upon himself to rescue or avenge not only his comrades and friends but also people he barely knows. Despite being a fearsome fighter with nearly unmatched skills, he acts like a coward most of the time to to avoid needless bloodshed after suffering the loss of most of his friends and allies during the Joi war. He is described by others as lazy, unmotivated, and useless though they see his kind, responsible, and unpredictable self.
As a former samurai, Gintoki is an extremely powerful swordsman with virtually unmatched skills even among other strong samurai. His weapon of choice is a bokuto with the words “Lake Toya” inscribed on it. The bokuto he wields is a Hoshikudaki (星砕 lit. star destroyer?), which he purchases through a TV shopping program, whenever one is broken. Using this sword, he is often seen cutting, smashing and basically destroying all kinds of strong objects such as a metal cannon. Occasionally, though, Gin has used other swords, including real ones such as katana, in combat when he needs to due to a tougher encounter. Although Gintoki is more than capable of defeating powerful Amanto warriors and various other samurai, he will not hesitate to use tricks and manipulation if it means a quick and easy victory. See details