Ranked #3


Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Gintama (2011)
Japanese: 銀魂'


Type: TV
Episodes: 51
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 4, 2011 to Mar 26, 2012
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 9.161 (scored by 43,350 users)
Ranked: #32
Popularity: #348
Members: 101,106
Favorites: 2,906
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Sakata Gintoki, Kagura, and Shinpachi Shimura continue to scrape a living as freelance jack-of-all-trades at Edo while amidst the several odd humans and aliens that inhabit the peculiar metropolis.

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors

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


Fujita, Yoichi
Fujita, Yoichi
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Kobayashi, Katsuyoshi
Kobayashi, Katsuyoshi
Sound Director
Yoshimura, Ai
Yoshimura, Ai
Episode Director, Storyboard
Ogura, Hirofumi
Ogura, Hirofumi
Episode Director, Storyboard

More episodes Episodes(2/51)

# Episode Title Aired
1 Everyone Looks a Little Grown up after Spring Break
Haruyasumi Ake wa Minna Chotto Otona ni Mieru (春休み明けは皆ちょっと大人に見える)
Apr 4, 2011
2 Everyone Looks Pretty Grown up after Summer Break
Natsuyasumi Ake mo Mina Kekkou Otona ni Mieru (夏休みあけも皆けっこう大人に見える)
Apr 11, 2011

Opening Theme

#1: "Tougenkyou Alien (桃源郷エイリアン)" by serial TV drama (eps 1-26)
#2: "Dilemma (ジレンマ)" by ecosystem (eps 27-39)
#3: "Wonderland (ワンダーランド)" by FLiP (eps 40-51)

Ending Theme

#1: "Samurai Heart (Some Like It Hot!!)" by SPYAIR (eps 1-13)
#2: "Balance Doll (バランスドール)" by Prague (eps 14-26)
#3: "Anagura (アナグラ)" by Kuroneko Chelsea (eps 27-39)
#4: "Nakama (仲間)" by Good Coming (eps 40-50)
#5: "Tougenkyou Alien (桃源郷エイリアン)" by serial TV drama (ep 51)

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Apr 4, 2011 10:15 AM
When you REALLY love a certain anime and hear it's going to end, you weep a little inside. So is Gintama, and the news of the new season were salvation to many sad Gintabros all over the globe.
That's right. The #1 show is back - and I am damn excite, son.

To any of you who haven't watched the first season, please do. but if you wouldn't want to commit yourself to a 201 episode show, feel free to just skip ahead to season two and try an episode or two. The storyline's arranged in inconsistent arcs, meaning you can pick it up from any arc read more
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Apr 4, 2011 7:36 PM
Edit after episode 13: I cried big wet tears at the excellent storytelling and well placed character development. SUCH. BIG. TEARS.

I was skeptical as hell for the return of the Gintama anime. To be honest, I went into this anime wanting to slam it as hard as possible, especially upon seeing it's overbearingly high-score. But I won't, because to be frank, I can't.

I don't really think a lot of reviews, complex and heavily-illustrated need to be written about this anime to get a feel for what it's about so let me get straight to the point: It's ridiculous over-the-top comedy, plain and simple. Of course read more
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Jun 13, 2012 4:33 AM
I began watching this anime, unfortunately, so late.. So I couldn't feel the excitement you get when you're waiting for something you love.. and I LOVE Gintama.. from the very first episode till the end, Gintama kept me interested, made me lmao and sometimes even cry (even though at the end there was always a twist ^^) It has everything you can expect from an anime in it.. Definitely one of the best (for me the best) anime, and if you're not watching because you think that it is overrated, the only thing that will take to change your mind is the very first episode..
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Mar 26, 2012 5:11 AM
また いつか! [Mata Itsuka] [See you Again Someday!].
Gintama' is not the end of the Gintama Anime.



Gintama' is a series that, without doubt, captures almost every important essence of Anime (Comedy, Action, Drama, etc.) all within one show.

While it may be true that Gintama is mainly focused on the comedy aspect, the series is able to embody many action scenes, especially in the Arcs, as well as drama and sadness.

Contrary to popular belief, many don't want to start watching Gintama either because the series is too long, too 'overrated' in their eyes, or just does not pique their interest. However, when you actually get read more
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