Synonyms: Gin Tama, Silver Soul
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 4, 2006 to Mar 25, 2010
24 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Score: 9.071 (scored by 35497 users)
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action comedy fantasy parody shounen
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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.
Odd jobs trio takes care of your problem, sometimes through laughing and fun and other times by tugging at your heartstrings. SKET Dance creator (Shirohara) is a former assistant of Gintama's creator (Sorachi). It's therefore not surprising to see Sorachi-sensei's influence in SKET Dance. Comedy styles are similar.
SKET Dance and Gintama' also have crossover episodes.
both have same comedy and have a group of ppl helping those in need !!! also Shinohara-sensei was Sorachi-Sensei's Assistant for a while so u can expect the same style from him.also both of them are from Shounen Weekly Jump...
Trio of odd jobs, characters that are very unique and gags that surely make you laugh! Plus, numerous parodies of other anime!
Both are hilarious in their own way and the proof is the genius script (and lines) which are not a total waste. If you love one of them, try watching the other~
In the SKET Dance there is an organization which is similar to Yorozuya in Gintama Series and it has the same crazy atmosphere and few seiyu, who's working in Gintama.
-Parodies that breaks the 4th wall
-High detailed animation.
-Some costumers are usually a plot device to the story
-Ratio of fanservice.
-More drama no or less action.
very funny, the main characters are also doing odd jobs
Kazuyoshi's VA is the same with Gintama's main character (Gintoki)
if you want something random, I recommend you watch this anime.
The three main characters are very similar, and they do almost the same job, help people with whatever they request. Also both series are focused on comedy, but Gintama is way better than Sket Dance.
Both shows are about a 3-man group who'd do anything asked to them.
Plus Kenta Shinohara, mangaka of Sket Dance, is the assistant of Hideaki Sorachi, the author of Gintama.
SKET Dance && Gintama both involves doing odd jobs with lots of comedy and sometimes a splash of drama ^^
If you love odd jobbers, you will definitely love SKET Dance! Basically, SKET Dance is Gintama in school format and not perverted as Gintama. I recommend this to all Gintama fans and school-related anime fans out there!
Although sket has a different setting than gintama both are gag animes with tons of fun and 4th wall breaking scenes!
A lot of people say sket dance is the school version of gintama, and that's kinda true.
Both have 3 main characters, 2 guys and 1 girl. In both of them a guy started their odd jobber group and the others joined later.
The envirement is a bit different, because in sket dance they are in a school and help studens with odd jobs and things like that. In gintama they are in a city were there are different orginizations and people they help ( Shinsengumi, Joi and aliens).
SKET Dance creator (Shirohara) is a former assistant of Gintama's creator (Sorachi-sensei). It's therefore not surprising to see Sorachi-sensei's influence in SKET Dance, also the comedy styles are similar.
They are pretty much the same show in different settings.
SKET- 3 club members (2 guys and 1 girl) that do anything to help the student body
Gintama- 3 yorozuya (2 guys and 1 girl) who do any job for money
Both are HILARIOUS and will have you laughing every episode. They both parody other animes and sometimes have a sentimental side.
Both animes are funny and have 3 protagonists.
Both have a trio that takes odd jobs, with plenty of laughter and memorable stories along the way.
The creator of SKET Dance used to work under Hideaki Sorachi who created Gintama. That was what prompted me to take a look at SD.
This is similar to Gintama because of the "helping" part. Its like a school version of Gintama. And it also has the Manzai type of jokes. It is also really enjoyable.
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.
Exactly the same kind of humour, but different setting.
Kimi to boku meets Gintama.boys doing random funny stuff in high school setting.it is from Sunrise like Gintama and shares many staff with it like Takamatsu, Shinji as director,Audio Highs for music and Sugita, Tomokazu and Suzumura, Kenichi as Voice Actors
Daily life, crazy characters, a lot of comedy, randomness.
same ambiance with different plots - gintama is much hard core
They're both comedies animated by Sunrise. They also happen to have the same director and composer and a few similar voice actors.
They both have a very similar style of comedy and you'll definitely get Gintama vibes while watching Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou.
Uncontrollable laughter...oh and Tomokazu Sugita
DanKou and Gintama share some of the aspects as the comedy anime. Although Gintama (and it's sequel) are superbly funny, DanKou's Situational Comedy was similar to Gintama. You got the same director, same music composer, same producer for this anime and the same seiyuus from the epic anime series.
They nearly have the same comedy sense, it doesn't have any arcs but its hilarious to the core. If you liked Gintama's way of comedy and the way that girl's are stronger than guys, go ahead and watch Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou!
Jokes' topics, episodic style and pure randomness make Daily Lives of High School Boys and Gintama quite alike in terms of comedy. As for die-hard Gintama fans, these animes not only share Sugita Tomokazu and Suzumura Kenichi, but also voice actors of Sa-chan, Zura, Kijima Matako and even the frigging Shogun! You'll definitely have some fun figuring them out.
When i think of 'What similar to Gintama..?' I instantly think of Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou! Both animes have the same kinda comedy feel to them. They drop jokes in the same way too and they also kinda break the 'fourth wall' during episodes. The only difference between the shows would be Gintama is about Yakuza's and fighting while Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou is about high school boys in their daily lives.
Overall both animes and great and similar in many ways.
The same sense of humor. Some scenes are totally random, characters have epic inner thoughts about ordinary things and sometimes have the same way of speaking. Both series are very funny and make you laugh out loud.
Also you can hear a few seiyuus from both of these series. Hidenori is voiced by Sugita Tomokazu - the same goes for Gintama's main character - Gintoki. There's Suzumura Kenichi (DKNN - Yoshitake, Gintama - Okita), Ishida Akira (DKNN - President, Gintama - Katsura) and Kobayashi Yuu (DKNN - Yanagi, Gintama - Sacchan).
And both are made by Sunrise. It explains everything.
Studio Sunrise animated both of them.
Shinji Tkamatsu directed both of them.
Tomokazu Sugito voiced Gintoki from Gintama and Hidenori from DKnN.
Audio Highs composed music for both shows.
Also, same comedy style: mocking everything around them!
Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou is Gintama in High school setting.
It is apparent that during the last twelve episodes of Gintama' which aired concurrently with Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou, the Gintama writers spent all their efforts on Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou. If you finished watching Gintama' and were wondering why it fizzled out at the end, you should watch Daily Lives of High School Boys to see why.
The style of parody is really similar to Gintama, not to mention same seiyuu on one of the characters.
Both involve a trio and there is no real story to it, but both are really enjoyable comedies all the way through.
Guaranteed to make you laugh each episode. Have a bunch idiot, crazy people that sometime make the "tsukkomi" (straight man) stressed. Both main "boke" (funny person) voiced by an awesome seiyuu Sugita-san, make it even cooler. The difference is that Gintama sets in ancient Japan, danshi koukousei now. Also Gintama has more development of plot. If you love comedy, you should watch both of them.
Gag humour that picks up after a while, if you enjoyed Danshi in that manner you will probably enjoy Gintama and get more.
- 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
Both have the same style of humor that revolves around parodies and breaking the 4th wall. Both Hayate and Gin have to do odd tasks because of their jobs. Both are good if you want to watch a good parody anime that relies more on telling jokes throughout the plot than....the plot itself (though Gintama's parodies could be more obscure at times if you do not follow Japanese programming)
Even though the story is different, both shows often break the "fourth wall", both contain a lot of parodies and references to other anime/tv shows.
Not very similiar storywise, but they are both very random, hilarious and both feature a ton of parodies.
Both takes you years to comprehend all the parodies and references to other anime titles.
It is a anime which is heavily based on parodies of other anime and manga. The style of the humor is very similar. If you loved Hayate no Gotoku, you will love Gintama. For example, in Hayate no Gotoku, the anime sets the audiance to be a part of the show. They often use the audience as a reference as well. It is the same for Gintama.
Both shows does a lot of parodies from different anime and they have tendencies of braking the fourth wall.
the plot and background itself have nothing to do with each other but both are great parody series as well as comedy in general. some some of the funniest animes you could possibly watch and both also occasionally have action. Gintama may be more aimed at a bit of a older audience as far as the jokes are concerned but if you watch one you really should watch the other since both are great comedies. also Gin and Hayate are somewhat similar being the character that can come out on top of any predicament so if you like one you really should watch the other since odd's are you will enjoy it ^^
Both have hilarious parodies mixed into their stories along with easy to love characters. If you love Gintama then definately give this a try
They don't have these big plots unlike others do. They're both very random, and very funny.
Both have many parodies of other animes and culture references, both are mainly episodic but have a main underlining plot and they are both very funny
The comedic aspect is quite similar
You want animes with a bunch load or references? have you watched a decent amount of animes which include a broad variety of generes?
or are you completly new to anime?
well either side to it, these animes are a must watch
for people who've watched anime: there's a hell of a lot of references, including specific types of anime and shows
for newbie anime fans: these 2 are like an "anime for dummies" book/anime. your "learn" a bit about anime from here.
Hayate The Combat Butler and Gintama are purely winners at parodying other animes even beeping some of the references related to the anime itself. Oh yeah, Nagi-jo-sama and Kagura shared the same seiyuu
Both animes like to parody and reference other animes. Though in Gintama that characteristic is far more weighted than in Hayate no Gotoku.
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.
Both are wacky comedies based in a world with unreal features.
The lead characters are kind of similar.
Both animes are action/comedies where the main character is very strong, and have abilities far from the normal. Although beelzebub may have more action, the comedy in both is similar
Same Comedy and atmosphere...
both have many similar things to mention.in character design both have a lazy and easy going and strong man as the main character.both have a simple and straight character to support the story in comedy section and a girl with monstrous power.
as for the story both have their main story hidden in their amusing side stories and the comedy part is just not for the beginning but most of the chapters
and a lot more things in common ...
Same kind of humour and the main character is very strong in both series + they both have an unearthly touch
They are both anime, lmao thats the shit I see on this page and a bunch of other page with recommedations, I don't want to make this a rant so I won't ill make a topic about it later anyways, They are both random,hilarious,action,shounen,based off weekly manga series and you will laugh your ass watching both of them.
well the humor is EXACTLY like gintama (well not exactly, gintama is still waaaayyy~ funnier, but its still has the same way of saying a joke or something) the main character Oga resembles gintoki in on how he seems like a lazy bum, whos really strong, and has that "funniness". then his friend Fuiriuchi resembles shinpachi alot, like how he points how the problems of the main character, hes basically the "comic relief character". and the whole story is just like gintama episode 51-52 (when gintoki is accused of having a baby when its someone elses, but he was left in charge so the chid wouldnt be found by the gandfather so the child could be the heir of the grandfathers fortune) SOOOOOO TO PUT IN SHORT~ beelzebub is just a rip off of gintama and fails to match gintamas creative , original humor that you just cant keep a straight face. but its still pretty good. :)
The comedy in Beelzebub is not as shameless as the comedy in Gintama, but they both feel quite similar.
If you liked Gintama's senseless violence and lack of a major plot than you should watch Beelzebub. Beelzebub has more of a plot than Gintama which is based on various 3 to 6 episode long archs, which in no way relate to each other. However all the comedic aspects of the shows are similar. One of the main characters who cant actually do anything is just there to point out whats obviously wrong with the situation. A stupid main character who can be very EPIC when he has his moments.
Both are comedy animes with some good action on occasion
The storyline of both are essentially aloof, in that, they do not appear to have a solid storyline meaning that they have been enabled to "Free" themselves from the anime-"universe" -as it were- and refer to their own anime in a third perspective, which is an outrageous concept that can provoke only the purest of laughs. Also with simple understanding of the characters to their surroundings, Gintama and Beelzebub are simply hilarious.
Beelzebub and Gintama also involves deep character development as well as hear-warming stories that mostly, always end with an amusing punch-line.
Both include explosive action sequences and suspense.
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.
Gintoki and Kenshin have a great deal in common. Both are former samurai who were among the most feared by their enemies during a great war. Like Gintoki, who uses a wooden sword to avoid killing, Kenshin uses a reversed bladed sword, for the same reasons. There are also many similiarities between supporting characters in the two shows as well.
Gintama's character structure is completely based off of this story, and you will definitely enjoy to learn where the persona of the characters originated.
Overall this is a must watch for anyone that is currently watching gintama.
The heart of the Samurai - for those who are interested in the way of the samurai should like both series ^^
1. both shows are about wandering samurai after a time when swords have been banned (but Gintama is more set in an alternate future where aliens have taken over and Rurouni Kenshin takes place in the Meiji period)
2. both the main title characters (Gintoki and Kenshin) are extremely strong with a darkish past
3. both use historical names/organizations (ex. Shinsengumi)
4. Kenshin and Gintoki are both very strong but handicap themselves (reverse-blade sword for Kenshin and a wooden sword for Gintoki)
5. Both Kenshin and Gintoki are against killing (Kenshin more than Gintoki)
6. Kenshin and Gintoki are very silly/goofy, but when they get serious their whole personality changes
7. Both shows are really good
Both about samurai who prefer not to kill people because of a violent past. Both employ drama and comedy in turn. Kenshin is more serious than Gintama, which has a lot of silly, immature, or pointless humor (which is, of course, part of its charm).
Both are similar to each other in a lot of ways.Strong protagonists who have a somewhat dark past.Goofy at most of the times but know when to get serious.And the shinsengumi is involved as well. Also Shisio (Rurouni) is quite similar to Shinsuke(Gintama)
Both anime series have samurais and dozens of hardcore action battles.
Excel Saga = Random
Gintama = Random
Gintama is also full of reference type humour and is pure crack on crack on crack. It continuously makes fun of any and all anime titles so the more anime you watch the better it gets. I've been watching it over and over again ever since it started airing and I STILL haven't gotten sick of it, or failed to find new puns. Highly highly recommended!
While Excel Saga is shorter and came before Gintama, they both have a sense of randomness and parody in them. Gintama more so due to its no. of episodes. much hilarity ensues.
Comedy, parody, randomness and basically no plot. Both have crazy characters, silver-haired bishies and always hungry girls (Excel & Kagura) who have dogs. In both anime the main characters are in lack of money & need to pay the rent.
Both anime have aliens who invade Japan. :-D
Gintama is not as funny as Excel Saga but it still has some hilarious moments.
The story and themes are quite different, but both shows parody other anime series. They're both a bit random, but very funny.
Both series has a strange sense of humor, break the four wall, good recap episodes and of course you can laugh a while.
i think gintama is pretty similar to one piece.Its because the same kind of comedy :)
Gotta love the slapstick comedy. ^_^ One Piece has more of a story whereas Gintama is just comedic, but both very funny and enjoyable.
both main character are very carefree but when serious they are extremely strong.
unlike naruto or some other main stream or so, gintama and one piece doesn't have a side talk/story since no one really like it and get on with the main point. although gintama doesn't really have a main point to the story besides the comedy and fighting that randomly occurs
Both are hilarious and random but also have some serious parts with awesome fighting!
They both have similar storytelling methods. Both animes hardly take themselves seriously and crack joke after joke, but they have serious moments where the viewer can really connect to the characters.
Both of them, are the #1 Shounen Manga, and the most entertaining animes, ever both have an amazing willpower,if you are a one piece fan boy, try Gintama
Comedy with surreal setting. Putting sci-fi elements into the realistic environment. Can be looked as both a pure comedy show with action sidekicks, or animated action show with certain degree of comedy. Must admit that putting comedy in that kind of setting is also a lot of fun. If you only have experienced school-life love comedy then it's about time you try something else.
both have aliens and the same comedy style
Ep 7 of Gintama has what I think may be a strong reference to level E manga. An Alien prince loses his pet and team Gintoki is charged with finding it; it has this funny scene where the characters are arguing about the Prince being a baka.
Stylistically and in terms of their approach, they're quite different. But on a superficial level they're quite similar in that they both use parody as a secondary element to their humor, feature aliens among humans and often involve plot build-ups leading to crazy antics and/or bizarre situational comedy.
Aliens assimilating into human society, shounen comedy, douchebags, violent government officials and alien princes known as 'baka-ouji.' Wouldn't be surprised if Gintama was inspired by Level E, since it was serialized in Shounen Jump some 8 years prior to Gintama's debut in the same magazine.
Level E pays more attention to the aliens, and Gintama to the shounen comedy/adventure. Gintama also has more girls.
1. They are both random.
2. They are both hella funny.
3. They both have aliens.
4. They are both epic.
5. They will make your day.
Very similar humor, A lot of randomness in both of these shows.
From the same studio as Gintama there is Binbougami Ga!. Binbougami Ga! features the same over the top humor.
Aside from the comedy/parody vibe of both animes, when it comes to drama and serious scenes about life's lessons, both have the similar feel.
The style of humor, which is based on absurdity and parodies, is very similar. There is a mix of realistic and bizarre (the aliens in Gintama and the gods in Binbougami) elements . The heroes and enemies are likable with some apparent flaws. Plots tend to be episodic with some longer arcs. Stories often make the viewer feel warm and fuzzy.
Both are mainly comedic series but have some drama and character development. Lots of parodies, interesting characters and over the top humor. The only major difference is the main character cast. In Binbougami ga! the main characters are a rich, selfish (but lonely) high school girl and a god of misfortune who takes the form of a girl with dirty clothes and a bandaged arm, while in Gintama the main cast is a yorozuya (odd jobs) trio of a lazy silver haired guy who reads shonen jump and loves sugar, a normal boy with glasses who's usually the tsukkomi and a china girl with monstrous strength and a bottomless stomach. Even if the charascters are a bit different the atmosphere is about the same.
What can I say? It seems that the author of Binbougami ga! is a fan of Gintama.
1. Both Gintama and Binbougami have the same irrelevant humour (except that Binbougami ga! doesn't follow Gintama's dirty jokes).
2. Both show have the same hilarious parodies.
3. Both show are adapted from the same company (Sunrise).
We can say that Binbougami ga! is kind of replacement for Gintama's absent~
Same director, exact same style of humour and show.
Both are endlessly hilarious comedies with many amazing characters and funny situations. Both Gintama and School Rumble were also directed by the same person, Shinji Takamatsu, and I think it shows. Like one, you'll love the other.
There have been few anime that make me laugh consistently throughout every single episode. There are a couple anime that have little to no plot and yet develop their characters more than several other shows combined. There are two anime that I couldn't stop watching no matter how hard I tried. These would be Gintama and School Rumble. Gintama is a parody of shounen anime while Sukuran is a parody of comedy romance. Both do an impecable job yet somehow make the viewer fall in love with the majority of the cast. Without leads like Gintoki and Harima the anime world would be a much darker place. A place without ichigo gyuunuu and goatees.
I highly recommend these two comedies. You will be in stitches after every episode I promise. Both are very long running so the fun won't run out quickly either :)
1. Both animes are directed by Elizabeth (Takamatsu Shinji)
2. Both are best in parodies and fourth wall breakers
Well, like they said that there's nothing better than a good laugh and these two series is my top recommendation. They do comedy like no other.
Similar humor, randomness, almost all characters is abnormal, and both is so funny.
The type of comedy and the characters in each of these shows is practically identical. In gintama you have either people who are really strange or doing weird things, and then you have shinpachi (or occasionally gintama or kagura) who play the roll of the "straight man" who is explaining that its strange or odd. In arakawa a lot of the characters have the same type of oddities you find in gintama, and the straight man is played by the main character, save for when he is the one displaying oddities.
If you like random humour with nonsense storyline and disturbed characters, then this show is for you.
very similar humor and randomness. Both shows have utterly crazy characters in them, too
They share certain voice actors, and have the same type of humor.
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.
What makes both series similar is the episodic progression of their stories. For instance, most of the episodes are one shot plots that take the characters across the galaxy trying to earn a decent buck while meeting new and old pals along the ride. Each series has it's share of seriousness as well as wacky humor. Lastly, Gintoki and Spike both have fuzzy hair.
Both have a, for the most part, a stand alone plot structure. Have a surprisingly unique and fresh cast of characters. Are easy to watch/enjoy, and hardly ever get boring.
And they both have leads that care MUCH more than they let on...
Gintama parodies multiple cultures, stereotypes, and doesn't take itself too seriously.
Cowboy Bebop has a breathtaking approach to it's stories, is subtly funny, and ambigously ends.
In both animes every episode is unique. In different style and without an overall continuous plot. Also the main characters are very similar. Always broke and doing jobs for money
Both anime are mostly episodic and both mix comedy and action.
The protagonists of both anime at first seem indifferent and laid-back,but in reality they hide a dark past and both are skilled fighters.
well, both are based on Shounen Jump Manga series. it's the switching between random comedy and some action based plot without difficulty that somehow gives these shows a similar feel. Also, a main chast of charas are introduced and make (random) apperances now and then...overall randomness level is higher in Gintama though.
Both series have a wonderful cast of characters that becomes more colorful and developed as the series goes on. Each title has their own unique set of arcs filled with creative plots and antagonists who establish a sense of threat. Gintama and KHR may seem like ordinary shonen at first, but are enjoyable because of their innovative way of entertaining the audience through comical dialogue and serious battles.
If you found jokes in Hitman Reborn hillarious, and it's characters interesting and attractive - there's something wrong with your taste.
Go fix it by watching Gintama. It has real good humor, and characters are better developed. Also, the plot is not a cliche.
1) Both are long-term manga/animes with stories separated into arcs. Gintama's arcs are quick, terse, but are often very fulfilling and tear jerking at times. Katekyou Hitman Reborn, personally, has my favorite story, but there have only been 2 arcs, both of which take up long periods of time.
2) Both include a lot of comedy, action, epicness, but Gintama also does parodies. Gintama is the better comedy anime, but KHR is more epic.
3) Both are able to amass all of its genres perfectly at different times, at times making you laugh until your stomach flips over, or shed tears at certain arcs. And the best part of it all? Most of it is still very entertaining even after watching the entire series, or a certain arc over and over, but this accounts more to Gintama than Reborn, mostly because Gintama's main point is its amazing comedy and parody and even the Legendary Gintama TROLL&4th Wall Breaker, while Reborn focuses on character development, epic music, and a wonderful storyline.
Their sense of humor is pretty similar. If you enjoyed either of them, you will definitely like the other one as well.
I think creator of Gintama inspired a lot from Cromartie High School; both anime have somewhat similar sense of humour; both are comedies that float on the edge of absurdity. Yet only their comedy features are similar. Unlike Gintama Cromartie lacks a solid plotline and strong characters; in other words, cromatie is pure comedy.
Gintama is a mix of the past and future, while Cromartie High deals with present day life. However, both animes are hilariously exotic and whacky, pushing the limit of random episode plots. Both animes also show off a bigger cast of main and sub characters. If you're looking for comedy, look no further.
Similar style of comedy with the viewer expecting something crazy, yet still being surprised enough to make it funny. Often parodies many genres of anime.
- Both are comedy-oriented, with some action, that is hilarious most of the time.
- Both by the same director, who also directed School Rumble. The director's touch and experience from Gintama is obvious in Ixion Saga DT.
- Both have creative humor with hilarious plot-twists.
- The humor in both is similar; puns, parodies, energetic characters, traps, virginity, balls..etc
Ixion Saga is a somewhat failed attempt to replicate the style of anime Gintama introduced .
If you find yourself thinking that Ixion Saga seems unrefined or a good concept executed badly , Gintama is for you .
Now if you actually like/love Ixiong Saga then Gintama is your new favorite series .
If there is an anime similar to Ixion it has to be Gintama. Considering the fact that they both have the same director makes it even more plausible.
From the very start it is impossible not the see similarities: jokes about everything that is sexually oriented (tama, ED, DT...), parodies of other anime, almost static scenes with conversation... You have it all. The main difference is that Ixion actually has a plot and stays on course. And the thing about samurai or video games is absolutely unimportant.
Ixion Saga DT and Gintama are kind of similar because the jokes are similar. Ixion Saga is as good as Gintama and makes you laugh as much as Gintama.
in both animes the protagonist will do anything for money, although in get backers it is more to get back something lost or stealed.
Well, Gintama and Getbackers are slightly similar as in both animes the main character/s have similar jobs; to help people out...also the other common feature is that the characters from both anime also have bad luck with obtaining money. However, Gintama is an anime based on hilarious comedy and a bunch of parodies. Getbackers is quite a serious anime and at times will have some parts which may make u laugh... if u liked Gintama, u MAY like Getbackers.. hope this helped
1. both have some plot hidden in episodes of randomness (however, Getbackers has more of a plot line)
2. Gintoki and Ban are extremely strong
3. The allies and friends change (meaning an ally one day will be an enemy in the next episode - like Mr. Jackal and the Shinsengumi)
4. The main characters run an organization that does odd jobs for people
5. the characters are in debt and need to pay rent (Gintoki) the tab (Getbackers)
6. both shows are really enjoyable
This is my 1st recommendation . Here it goes---
Both anime involves the almost similar jobs of the main characters i.e. retrievers in getbackers & taking any job in Gintama.
Both have action and comedy though there is more comedy in gintama , but some arcs are totally action packed .
So basically if u r looking for similar animes then these both suit each other more than any other animes.
Apart from the main characters being completely random, both series having re-occurring characters and a similar style of humor, there are not too many similarities. However, if you like either of these series, your almost guaranteed to love the other! Both start out fairly slow, so watch at least the first 5 episodes and you WILL be hooked.
compared to the anoying self centered gintama show with its uncharming sense of humour on thirds expenses GTO would be a clear improvement and many finely created laughs without any bad after taste.
Both are extremely funny.
If you like one you'll most likely like the other.
Peace Maker Kurogane is a historical drama that is set during the Bakumatsu and is told entirely from the Shinsengumi's perspective. It is not incredibly historically accurate (though it is more true to history than Gintama and is set in the real world rather than an alternate universe) and the Shinsengumi characters are, of course, portrayed differently here than in Gintama, but the series might interest fans who are curious about the Shinsengumi.
The characters are also related somehow. LIke okita, toshiro and such... Shinsengumi... All the less, they're both good~!
The action take place in Edo period, is about samurai and Gintama have also Shinsengumi, and the names of the members are the same as the ones from Kurogane, like Hijikata, Okita, Kondo, Yamazaki etc..
Both shows parody other anime series. They're both random, high-paced and very funny.
both animes have very little story lines in them...............in fact i dont thik bobobo-bo-bo-bobo has any storyline.......but none the less they both have the best comedy gags i have ever had bthe plesure of watching. if you like suden jokes or gags that last for a few episodes or are done as a flashback ect ect ect.....then watch either of these.
you wont regret it ^^
they both have that kind of humour that makes you fall out your chair laughing although the comedy in gintama is more mature and vulgar they are both hilarious.
gintama is ongoing so they will have more episodes coming out unlike bo bo bobobob.
Although the plot and setting differ greatly, there are a few subtle similarities:
1. Gin and Dante are alike. They're both slackers and like sweets - they're also in debt.
2. Devil May Cry and the Yorozuya both do jobs for people.
3. Both have good action.
Gintoki and Dante are both the same
1/both have seliver hair
2/both do jobs for people
3/both like to eat sweets
4/both are extremely powerful
5/both are in depts
6/both have a little girl living with them
the only deference is that DMC is very serios but Gintama is a Comedy Show
Both are similar in the way that they are both samurai anime with some anachronisms and silly humor with the protagonist being very strong.
Even the main girl character of both series eats a lot.
Both comedic, but with serious moments. Both main characters appear apathetic, but in reality feel things very strongly and have a strong sense of duty. Both main characters are strong samurai with a chaotic style that throws opponents off and are unable to express themselves normally, but seem to do so adequately through their actions. Etc. Gintama is a bit more lighthearted and has a lot more pointless comedy, but that is to be expected since it is so much longer.
Gintama is held up by the comedy which provide good laughs throughout the series. Yondemasuyo Azazel San is a great, short anime with comedy throughout. Both shows rise towards the actiony climax within each arc even though it was brought up by jokes and laughs. Yondemasuyo Azazel San revolves around summoned demons and detective cases. In Gintama, the 3 main protagonists live in a city along with the Amanto (aliens). The three work as the Odd Jobs and take on many cases, some of which are detective cases
Alot of random shit, funny, lots of WTF!?!?!!? moments.
these anime both have a future setting combined with a past old setting. both stories are samurai, but both have mechanical that looks like the future.
People probably wonder how these series are alike, well they aren't alike, the only thing that's alike is that they are samurai n an "advanced" world, and Gintama is more of a parody, and HRS is more of an ecchi. But when I watched the first ep of HRS I thought of Muneakira that he's like Gintoki, even though it was completely the opposite, lol. Well I enjoyed both and I think if you don't have anything against ecchi or parodies you will proably like either.
Both series take place in bizarre alternate universe late-Edo-period Japan after the arrival of aliens. Both series have random, crazy humor and very entertaining characters. Oh! Edo Rocket has more actual plot and drama though. Also both feature the talents of Kugimiya Rie (Kagura/Shunpei).
Both are very funny anime and both are placed in a similar world.
For the greatest effect start watching Azumanga Daioh, then The melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, then Lucky Star, then Kannagi(the last three are strongly connected), then go deeper in the universe of otaku with Genshiken(think of it as Lucky star after high school, at university), chill of with Sketchbook full color (similar to Azumanga Daioh), combine all of them into Pani Poni Dash, then go nuts with Abenobashi Mahou Shoutengai, and top it off with Oh Edo Rocket, and enter the long run with Gintama.
Other funny anime that I didn't find where to put them in the list above are :Ichigo Mashimaro, School Rumble, Ouran High School Host Club and some others.
However to understand the jokes from Genshiken, Pani Poni Dash and Gintama you need to know about other anime's.
Although their audience is set to be different (Lucky Star is mainly for otakus, Gintama is more for the general public), Gintama comes with as much, or more, anime references, randomness, and comedy as Lucky Star. However, as this contains some seriousness and almost none or absolutely no "moe," to those that watch Lucky Star for the "moe," that's not what you will get from this.
Endlessly hilarious shows. Both feature parodies of pop culture especially animes and extremely random humor.
Both shows take a familiar concept and turn it on its head, and both feature some very clever and subversive humour. The chances are that if you like one, then you'll like the other.
That said, Tentai Senshi Sunred may actually be easier to get in to because of the length of each episode and the length of the series.
Both shows have a similar type of humour and has a similar feel to it and a similar type of comedic approach, while Gintama parodies a broad range of anime, Tentai Senshi Sunred only parodies the "Super Sentai" genre i.e stuff like Power Rangers.
Well, it´s not because they´re both episodic. But how they deal with it. A bit hard to explain, but they both deal with a certain situation linked with a moving past (though gintama deals with people and mushishi with mushi). In both, the solution might leave you a bit sad or rather relieved because anything can happen.
But there are big differences. Gintama is mostly meant as a humurous/parody show whereas mushishi is very serious. Gintama has 201 eps, mushishi 26. A part of the 201 consists of filler, arcs, special eps, character dev eps etc. That's why you cannot compare many eps with mushishi but least more than it has itself.
While waiting a possible 3rd season of School Rumble, you can watch one of the wackiest comedy anime of all time - Gintama, which has silly characters and tons of shameless parodies which will make you laughing and rolling on the floor~
Both features good comedy sense and some great action scenes. As Smile Precure is aimed at lower age, so it's much more "cleaner" in the choice of comedy templates and of course it has the usual transformation sequences which some boys may not like. But beside these, there are a lot of good episodes, full of funny and sometimes heart warming moments. To some extent it's contents resemble shounen manga.
I know this may seem like a bit of an odd recommendation, but I do genuinely think that these shows share a lot in common.
For one, although the humour in Steins; Gate only really lasts for the first few episodes before only appearing in rare cases it's very similar to the sort of humour in Gintama in that the characters are weird and quirky and have really amusing interactions with each other. So whenever there were humorous episodes/moments of Steins; Gate I was reminded of Gintama.
Another way in which these shows are similar is that both of them are really funny when they're supposed to be yet seriously epic and tense and amazing when the serious parts come in. In other words, they both convey two completely contrasting vibes within the same series but pull them both off brilliantly.
Generally, they're both just really great shows that're worth watching. :)
That might look like a strange recommendation, but I really think they are pretty similar in one main aspect: Both share the same kind of "randomness" humor. So unlike "normal" comedy shows, a lot of unexpected stuff happens that would not even be possible in normal life in most cases.
So if you like Gintama, you MIGHT also enjoy Paniponi Dash. It's pretty underrated in my opinion.
While they're very different genres they have a very similar feel. Their both comedies first and foremost but have their serious moments and it feels natural. Both have characters that are very easy to get attached to and fantastical premises. Both are just really enjoyable series.
Similar amount of "seriously wtf" humor.
The two characters in Senyuu are very Hijikata and Sougo like... and so if innocent killing and stabbing of another innocent person amuses you... they are very alike.
It's another crazy anime with fun and bloody humor and of course - crack shinsengumi if one sadistic Okita is not enough for you XD
Mainly, the comedic styles are very similar, for example the pattern of one character doing something over the top and bizarre, and then another character pointing out the idiocy of doing whatever they did. A lot of details are similar as well, like the female lead being tough and scarfing down food.
The art and character design of mouretsu pirates feels very similar to gintama. both series are set in a world where space travel is the norm and space pirates roam the galaxy. mouretsu pirates doesn't have the samurai theme but both main characters fight with swords.
Gintama is also randomness but with less innocent cute humor...much less actually, but humor is humor, nevermind how dirty it is XD if you can laugh at it you're having fun.
Pretty much, Irresponsible Hero meets Irresponsible Captain
At first glance these shows don't share alot off thing except that they both play out in a time were aliens exist and that they both are in the Parody category on MAL.
Since I saw Gintama before Irresponsible Captain Taylor I pretty much had all my expectations down on paper.
So why does these shows clash together?
Let's take a look at the Main characters
Gintoki (Gintama) is pretty much lazy/Irresponsible to everyone that hasn't got to know him. The same goes for Tylor (Irresponsible Captain Tylor) Both characters have hearts of gold and are honest and goods guys. At first the supporting characters have a hard time spotting the good points of the person but as the shows goes on they get to know the person better. Also both Protagonist creates miracles and have incredibly dumb luck.
As for the comedy. Gintama's strength lies in it's "random" comedy and in it's list of character while Tylor is mostly the one thing thatgets your laugh going with his personality and way of thinking. Something I noticed however that makes Tylor excel (in my case) is that the show has a "classic" feeling to it. Since it was made in 1993 it may not come to anyone's surprise but that's how it is. I love both shows since Gintama is ongoing and keeps feeding me fresh comedy and Irreponsible Captain Tylor gave me memories for life and a classic to keep in my collection.
I can't take the next step for you since it's all up to you. I only hope you trust my judgement and give these shows a opportunity
both talks a lot, but naruto intends to tell more of the story, while gintama is just random comedy. naruto gradually gets stronger while gintama , the protagonist is strong from the start
Well, the genres are completly different if I may say so myself but when concerning the characters, both anime are on par. Both Gintama and Baccano! have instant love characters and they both invlude characters that are so crazy, it's simply hilarious.
Well i know they totally different but....
1.They both epically funny.
2.Yamazaki Is Totaly same as Shinpachi from Gintama
:D Just i just recommend if somone wants see such a voiced and kinda dumb funny char :D
Yes i suck at recommendations and reviews But i wanted just share opinion
Anyways if you like Yamazaki then watch gintama for their epicness and funny Shinpachi who looks like Yamazaki
General setting wise, both of these shows mix just a little bit of historical fiction into a largely fantasy setting. Gintama is set in Japan while Tears to Tiara is set in Medieval Europe. Beyond that, the most striking similarity are its main characters.
Both Gintoki and Arawn have silver hair and red eyes, and they are (or in Gintoki's case, was) known as a devil because of their fighting ability. Even some of their mannerisms are similar. Both of them are slightly lazy, Gintoki more so than Arawn. They are both slightly silly at times, but have their serious, profound moments too.
Both contain two strong female protagonists with a strong bond, are highly skilled for combat fighting (high action), end up fighting against one another, and they're both pretty gory animes. Kagura also closely resembles one of the main female characters in Noir Certain tracks/songs are also similar with the siren-like voices.
Very surprised this has not been recommended yet. Gintama and FLCL are along the top of my favorite lists for their craziness and randomness.
Sure, we've got different things going on, the arc-based-200(+?) episode, pure comedy Gintama and the more serious, short OVA FLCL, but plot elements aside, watchers will definitely get engrossed in the whackiness nature of both animes.
Highly, highly recommend both not just for their fun, random nature, but their great execution, art, characters, sound, and storyline.
Both animes have that slapstick type of comedy. Both also deals with a lot of toilet, perverted and idiotic/ lack of common sense jokes that will make you laugh out loud. Other than that, storyline differ.