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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 63524 users)
Ranked: #92
Popularity: #77
Members: 197,088
Favorites: 17,610
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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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)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Gintama
Side story: Gintama: Jump Festa 2005 Special, Gintama: Jump Anime Tour 2008 Special, Gintama: Dai Hanseikai, Gintama: Jump Festa 2014 Special, Gintama OVA
Alternative version: Gintama: Shinyaku Benizakura-hen, Gintama: Yorinuki Gintama-san on Theater 2D
Sequel: Gintama'
Other: Gintama: Kanketsu-hen - Yorozuya yo Eien Nare, Gintama x Mameshiba

Characters & Voice Actors

Kagura
Kagura
Main
Kugimiya, Rie
Japanese
Kugimiya, Rie
Mun, Seon hui
Korean
Mun, Seon hui
...
Sakata, Gintoki
Sakata, Gintoki
Main
Sugita, Tomokazu
Japanese
Sugita, Tomokazu
Yaguchi, Asami
Japanese
Yaguchi, Asami
...
Shimura, Shinpachi
Shimura, Shinpachi
Main
Sakaguchi, Daisuke
Japanese
Sakaguchi, Daisuke
Raffaeli, Daniele
Italian
Raffaeli, Daniele
...
Sadaharu
Sadaharu
Supporting
Takahashi, Mikako
Japanese
Takahashi, Mikako

Staff

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



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Oct 18, 2009
Archaeon
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 23, 2014
Hanimir
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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Jul 31, 2007
cubekid
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.

--Story--
As I mentioned earlier, there really isn't too much of a story line. read more
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Feb 5, 2009
Touka
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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Recommendations

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.
Exactly the same kind of humour, but different setting.
- That "randomness" aspect
- Fighting in both animes are usually serious, but they both throw in some aspect to make it less tense, like a funny scene of some sort
- Breaking the fourth wall MANY times in both animes
- Many cameo's and parodies/ mentions of other animes/ shows/ real life references
Oga is like Gintoki. Main characters, pretty aloof and sometimes naive but surprisingly strong.

Furuichi is like Shinpachi. Pretty weak and screams a lot, often frustrated with the main character and points out to obvious when the main character is oblivious. Total spazzes.

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.

Beel and Sadaharu are pretty strong as well, and are more like the mascosts even though Beel is a baby.

Lots of fights, action, and crazy humor in both series.
Himura Kenshin, once feared as the great assassin Hitokiri Battousai, has now become a wandering ronin who seeks to make amends with his past sins in the Meiji Period. Despite the official sword ban implaced by the government, Himura Kenshin still carries a "sakabatou" (reverse blade sword), and plans to achieve his goal by saving as many lives as he can with his sword. He instead stumbles upon the Kamiya Dojo and becomes a boarder there. Both Gintama and Rurouni Kenshin focus on the life of a samurai and how he tries to make his way in the new era after the war.
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You can beat me up, but they're really almost the same. Firstly it's the plot structure - combination of serious and comedy episodes is the main feature for both, different length (26 eps vs >150 eps) doesn't stop them from showing some bizarre and random unconnected stories for one or few episodes length with some great story line behind the scene. Secondly it's the characters, Gintoki resembles Spike in all respects, they're both easygoing attractive guys with some dark past and fellows that was their friends but now they're enemies; you can beat me up one more time, but I think Kagura was created under the impression of Edward, they're both red, crazy, have some special unique skills and travel with dogs, though the main similarity is the "crazy" part; Jet and Shinpachi... I think if you try hard enough you'll find some similarities even between those guys.
But the main thing putting those series together is an atmosphere that resembles normal life of mere human without any superpowers, and of course the fact that characters always have problems with supplies and tackle unprofitable jobs just in the cause of their mellowness. By the way, Sunrise is a producer for both of them.
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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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