Ranked #10


Alternative Titles

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


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


Score: 9.061 (scored by 78,189 users)
Ranked: #102
Popularity: #70
Members: 247,075
Favorites: 21,846
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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)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Sakata, Gintoki
Sakata, Gintoki
Sugita, Tomokazu
Sugita, Tomokazu
Yaguchi, Asami
Yaguchi, Asami
Kugimiya, Rie
Kugimiya, Rie
Shimura, Shinpachi
Shimura, Shinpachi
Sakaguchi, Daisuke
Sakaguchi, Daisuke
Hijikata, Toushirou
Hijikata, Toushirou
Nakai, Kazuya
Nakai, Kazuya


Kobayashi, Noriko
Kobayashi, Noriko
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 FillerYou 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 FillerYou 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

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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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 31, 2007
This is my first review here, so please let me know what you guys think!

Gintama is about Sakata Gintoki, who is a samurai in an age where samurai's have been deemed unnecessary by the aliens who have taken over. As far as I can tell, that's about as deep of a story this anime has. But you probably won't care, because this anime is downright hilarious. The characters are funny, the situations they get in are completely ridiculous, and all the references to other anime/manga they have make it all the more enjoyable.

As I mentioned earlier, there really isn't too much of a story line. read more
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Jul 23, 2014
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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Sep 13, 2008
Gintama takes place in Edo(a.k.a Tokyo nowadays). Aliens who call themselves, the Amanto, have invaded Japan. In order to prevent another resistance of samurai's, they prohibited the use of swords. Only a handful of samurai's are remaining, Sakata Gintoki, a laid-back samurai who carries a wooden sword, is among these few. Together with Kagura, an extra-terrestrial girl with a monstrous strength, and Shinpachi, your average troubled adolescent, they'll take any kind of job as long as it fills their stomach and keeps them from getting kick out by the landlord.

Gintama is an action, comedy samurai anime with a sci-fi twist. You dont get to see read more
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