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Gintama

Gintama

Alternative Titles

English: Gintama
Synonyms: Gin Tama, Silver Soul
Japanese: 銀魂

Information

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

Statistics

Score: 9.051 (scored by 71510 users)
Ranked: #102
Popularity: #72
Members: 224,391
Favorites: 19,716
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Synopsis

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)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Sakata, Gintoki
Sakata, Gintoki
Main
Sugita, Tomokazu
Japanese
Sugita, Tomokazu
Yaguchi, Asami
Japanese
Yaguchi, Asami
...
Kagura
Kagura
Main
Kugimiya, Rie
Japanese
Kugimiya, Rie
Shimura, Shinpachi
Shimura, Shinpachi
Main
Sakaguchi, Daisuke
Japanese
Sakaguchi, Daisuke
Hijikata, Toushirou
Hijikata, Toushirou
Supporting
Nakai, Kazuya
Japanese
Nakai, Kazuya

Staff

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

More episodes Episodes(201/201)

# Episode Title Aired
1 You Jerks! And You Claim To Have Gintama?! (part 1)
Temeeraaaa!! Soredemo Gintama Tsuiten no kaaaa! (Zenpen) (てめーらァァァ!!それでも銀魂ついてんのかァァァ!(前編))
Apr 4, 2006
2 You Jerks! And You Claim To Have Gintama?! (part 2)
Temeeraaaa!! Soredemo Gintama Tsuiten no kaaaa! (Kouhen) (てめーらァァァ!! それでも銀魂ついてんのかァァァ! (後編))
Apr 4, 2006
3 Nobody With Naturally Wavy Hair Can Be That Bad
Tennen Perm ni Warui Yatsu wa Inai (天然パーマに悪い奴はいない)
Apr 11, 2006
4 Watch Out! Weekly Shonen JUMP Sometimes Comes Out On Saturdays!
Jump wa Tokidoki Doyou ni Deru Kara Ki wo Tsukero (ジャンプは時々土曜にでるから気をつけろ)
Apr 25, 2006
5 Make Friends You Can Call By Their Nicknames, Even When You're An Old Fart
Jijii ni Natte mo Ada Na de Yobiaeru Tomodachi wo Tsukure (ジジィになってもあだ名で呼び合える友達を作れ)
May 2, 2006


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Archaeon
Oct 18, 2009 2:02 PM
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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Hanimir
Jul 23, 2014 1:50 PM
Gintama? Gintama. Hmmm, Gintama... Gintama or not Gintama, that is the question.

Now this is a show I've wrestled with for a long time. Many of my friends pledged almost fanatically this is the best anime in existence. I watched the first episode. So this is it? I was not impressed. As a person who found pleasure in the darkest and most gloomy kinds of settings, I would almost immediately say that this was not for me. Everything was just so weird and appeared to be arbitrarily glued together.

I was so naïve.

At some point I picked Gintama up again, I’m one of the people who are read more
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Raptor1221
Sep 16, 2013 6:18 PM
Gintama to be symbolized is like a bottle of fine apple cider. Its not the hot cinnamon one you enjoy at winter time, but a bubbly and sweet drink enjoyed alongside some of the finest of your holiday wines. Gintama is sweet. With a cast of bubbling and energetic characters who lift spirits. They just make the show sizzle with satisfying pops. At first Gintama feels like a kiddy drink laughable and nothing more. As you slow down and enjoy Gintama it becomes something more. There is certain tartness mixed in, a hint of something more dramatic, this only materializes itself once read more
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Touka
Feb 5, 2009 1:19 AM
Gintama is a masterclass in comedy writing and variety; a series that grows in originality with each passing episode, so inventive and fresh, dynamic and interesting, it's no wonder it has become one of Sunrises' flagship series, not to mention a mainstay of Shounen Jump.

The plot - from the get-go - perfectly encapsulates what Gintama is about: it's absurd. The Gintama universe is limitless; anything can and will happen. This insane nature is perfectly explored through the episode structure. Chiefly, it's an episodic series, with multiple story arcs woven in-between. Each episode will see a new plot, exploring one (or multiple) aspects of this wide read more
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Hilde is like Kagura in the sense of being the only girl in the group. Kagura is more crazy, but both girls are pretty strong and sometimes also aloof.

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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)
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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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