Sugita later tweeted to fellow voice actor Uesaka Sumire.
“I did my Gintoki voice in front of my relative’s kids and they told me I don’t sound like him.”
Uesaka responded to Sugita’s tweet:
“It’s almost as if there’s a rule at work where the actual person can’t win an impersonation contest.”
Apparently Sugita experienced the Charlie Chaplin effect.