When I first found out I'll be playing the important role of Gintoki, I wanted to prove myself to the awesome senpai around me as fast as I could. So I did a lot of show-off. But it shouldn't be like that. Gintoki lives with a lot of people's support, and there're more important things when it comes to playing the main character. When I started thinking this way, I think I started to change.
--Sugita Tomokazu, Benizakura-hen Interview