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Gintama (Manga)

Gintama

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Dandelion, Shiro Kuro, Black and White, Shirokuro, 13, Thirteen, Bankara-san ga Tooru, Here Comes Mr. Uncivilised
Japanese: 銀魂

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Dec 8, 2003 to ?
Authors: Sorachi, Hideaki (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Weekly)

Statistics

Score: 8.721 (scored by 9796 users)
Ranked: #422
Popularity: #97
Members: 21,599
Favorites: 2,637
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top manga page.

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Popular Tags

action comedy fantasy shounen

Synopsis

The samurai didn't stand a chance. First, the aliens invaded Japan. Next, they took all the jobs. And then they confiscated everyone's swords. So what does a hotheaded former samurai like Sakata "Gin" Gintoki do to make ends meet? Take any odd job that comes his way, even if it means losing his dignity.

(Source: Viz)

Included one-shots:
Volume 1: Dandelion
Volume 2: Shirokuro
Volume 24: 13
Volume 38: Bankara-san ga Tooru

Related Manga

Spin-off: 3-Z Class's Ginpachi-sensei
Character: SKET Dance
Adaptation: Gintama: Shinyaku Benizakura-hen, Gintama: Yorinuki Gintama-san on Theater 2D, Gintama': Enchousen, Gintama', Gintama: Jump Festa 2005 Special, Gintama: Jump Anime Tour 2008 Special, Gintama, Gintama' (2015)

Characters

 Kagura
Kagura
Main
 Gintoki
Sakata, Gintoki
Main
 Shinpachi
Shimura, Shinpachi
Main
 Enari
Enari
Supporting
 Santa
Santa
Supporting
 Ane
Ane
Supporting
 Hosen
Hosen
Supporting



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Jun 5, 2009
supermario23
Ah, Gintama. One of the best and most complete current manga in Jump. Its premise is intriguing and unique (aliens in historical Japan? Who would have thought it?). It has great characters--ranging from the diabetic lazy samurai Gintoki to the samurai who has a mayo addiction Hijikata to the stalker ninja Sa-chan and so on. All of them blend together well without feeling out of place and flat. No matter where Sorachi puts them in, they always get at least one huge guffaw from me. Its brand of comedy doesn't consist only of repetitive and sometimes obscure references, but it's also a very satirical commentary read more
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Apr 8, 2010
Touka
"At its heart Gintama is a science fiction human pseudo-historical comedy. The bottom line is that this is a nonsense manga. But I don't believe in telling readers what to think, so read it any way you like." - Hideaki Sorachi.

Gintama is a fantastically creative work with an endless appeal; as consistent, funny and compelling now as it was five years ago.

The story -- for the most part -- is told in a rather episodic fashion, with each chapter presenting a different plot. These chapters are largely comedic and follow the huge cast finding themselves in all sorts of hilarious situations. Hideaki Sorachi -- the read more
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