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Synonyms: Gin Tama, Silver Soul
Japanese: 銀魂


Type: TV
Episodes: 201
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 4, 2006 to Mar 25, 2010
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 9.041 (scored by 52257 users)
Ranked: #72
Popularity: #74
Members: 158,336
Favorites: 14,884
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Life isn't easy in feudal Japan... especially since the aliens landed and conquered everything! Oh sure, the new health care is great, but the public ban on the use of swords has left a lot of defeated samurai with a difficult decision to make concerning their future career paths! This is especially true if, as in the case of Gintoki Sakata, they're not particularly inclined towards holding a day job, which is why Gintoki's opted for the freelance route, taking any job that's offered to him as long as the financial remuneration sounds right. Unfortunately, in a brave new world filled with stray bug-eyed monsters, upwardly mobile Yakuza and overly ambitious E.T. entrepreneurs, those jobs usually don't pay as well as they should for the pain, suffering and indignities endured!

(Source: Sentai Filmworks)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Gintama
Side story: Gintama Jump Festa 2005 Special, Gintama: Jump Anime Tour 2008 Special, Gintama: Dai Hanseikai
Alternative version: Gintama: Shinyaku Benizakura-hen, Gintama: Yorinuki Gintama-san on Theater 2D
Sequel: Gintama', Gintama - Jump Special Anime Festa
Other: Gintama: Kanketsu-hen - Yorozuya yo Eien Nare, Gintama x Mameshiba

Characters & Voice Actors

Kugimiya, Rie
Kugimiya, Rie
Mun, Seon hui
Mun, Seon hui
Sakata, Gintoki
Sakata, Gintoki
Sugita, Tomokazu
Sugita, Tomokazu
Yaguchi, Asami
Yaguchi, Asami
Shimura, Shinpachi
Shimura, Shinpachi
Sakaguchi, Daisuke
Sakaguchi, Daisuke
Raffaeli, Daniele
Raffaeli, Daniele
Takahashi, Mikako
Takahashi, Mikako


Kobayashi, Noriko
Takamatsu, Shinji
Director, Storyboard
Fujita, Yoichi
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Kobayashi, Katsuyoshi
Sound Director

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Oct 18, 2009
Over the years there have been a multitude of comedy shows that have graced our TV screens, from the surreal stylings of Monty Python and sarcastic wit of Blackadder, to the sci-fi tomfoolery of Red Dwarf and the strange antics of The Fast Show. There are numerous notable series that have taken their rightful places in our DVD collections, and in an age where comedians are treated like rock stars, maybe it's fate that comedy anime would also come of age.

It's strange to say this, but humour has never been a strong department for the medium, partly because of the cultural differences between East and read more
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Jul 17, 2014
Time for my first Review!
It should be obvious, but I'll say it nonetheless:
This is purely my opinion, agree or disagree as you like.

Well, right the first thing I have to say is excluded from that rule though.
Gintama is, without fanboyism, the absolutely best Anime there is.
Why is that, you wonder? Well, read on then.

Story: 9/10
Gintama has no consistent story, instead it has short arcs and standalones
(which I usually don't prefer) BUT each standalone episode and each arc in itself are hillarious.
Gintama can do whatever they like. Science Fiction Arcs, Comedy Arcs, Shonen Arcs, even more Comedy, Crossovers. But why are there just 9 instead of read more
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Both shows bring out the best humor anime has to give. Both shows are very funny but also tell a story. All things done have a deeper meaning behind them and lots of emotion.
It's the exact same style of comedy with the exact same type of delivery (not to mention Sugita in a lead role), only real difference is this takes place in modern day with high school kids instead. There's not much else to say, if you love one you'll love the other. There seems to be a lot more jokes focused around the anime industry and overused cliches as well.

Opening Theme

#01: "Pray" by Tommy heavenly6 (eps 1-24)
#02: "Tooi Nioi (遠い匂い)" by YO-KING (eps 25-49)
#03: "Giniro no Sora (銀色の空)" by redballoon (eps 50-75)
#04: "Kasanaru Kage (かさなる影)" by Hearts Grow (eps 76-99)
#05: "DONTEN (曇天)" by DOES (eps 100-125)
#06: "Anata MAGIC (アナタMAGIC)" by monobright (eps 126-150)
#07: "Stairway Generation" by Base Ball Bear (eps 151-176)
#08: "Light Infection" by Prague (eps 177-201)
#R1: "Bakuchi Dancer (バクチ・ダンサー)" by DOES (Yorinuki Gintama-san eps 1-9)
#R2: "Kaze no Gotoku (風のごとく)" by Inoue Joe (Yorinuki Gintama-san eps 10-26)
#R3: "Kanousei Girl (可能性ガール)" by Chiaki Kuriyama (Yorinuki Gintama-san eps 27-39)
#R4: "Katoniago (カートニアゴ )" by FLiP (Yorinuki Gintama-san eps 40-51)

Ending Theme

#01: "Fuusen Gum" by Captain Stridum (eps 1-13)
#02: "MR.RAINDROP" by amplified (eps 14-24)
#03: "Yuki no Tsubasa" by redballoon (eps 25-37)
#04: "Candy Line" by Hitomi Takahashi (eps 38-49)
#05: "Shura" by DOES (eps 50-62)
#06: "Kiseki" by Snowkel (eps 63-75)
#07: "SIGNAL" by KELUN (eps 76-87)
#08: "Speed of Flow" by The Rodeo Carburettor (eps 88-99)
#09: "Sanagi" by POSSIBILITY (eps 100-112)
#10: "This World is yours" by plingmin (eps 113-125)
#11: "Ai, Ai, Ai" by GHOSTNOTE (eps 126-138)
#12: "Kagayaita" by SHIGI (eps 139-150)
#13: "Asa Answer" by PENGIN (eps 151-163)
#14: "Wo Ai Ni" by Hitomi Takahashi feat. Beat Crusaders (eps 164-176)
#15: "Wonderful Days" by ONE☆DRAFT (eps 177-189)
#16: "SAYONARA no Sora" by Qwai (eps 190-201)
#R1: "Bokutachi no Kisetsu" by DOES (Yorinuki Gintama-san eps 1-9)
#R2: "Wave" by Vijandeux (Yorinuki Gintama-san eps 10-26)
#R3: "In My Life" by AZU (Yorinuki Gintama-san eps 27-39)
#R4: "Sakurane" by Piko (Yorinuki Gintama-san eps 40-51)

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