Ranked #678
Gintama (Manga)


Alternative Titles

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


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


Score: 8.131 (scored by 14931 users)
Ranked: #6782
Popularity: #64
Members: 29,915
Favorites: 2,959
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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

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Sakata, Gintoki
Shimura, Shinpachi

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Jun 5, 2009
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
"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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Oct 21, 2010
*This review was originally for Bankara and has consequently been merged into Gintama*

This a one shot, that was like been written like one, so I will try to be fast.

Bankara is a parody of the society, and some other things, written from one my favorites mangakas Sorachi Hideaki. It talk about the way that our world is walking on and "growth" on. It's a society with many problems, more of them even the people don`t really understanding them. Most of the people are trying to find there way to the freedom, delinquents often are being seen like that. In this manga they are like the read more
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Apr 25, 2009
*This review was originally for 13 and has consequently been merged into Gintama*

It's from the creator of Gintama, Hideaki Sorachi so you would expect some ridiculous slapstick humour, action and even a bit of drama, this one shot definitely delivers in aspects in even with its length. This could have even worked as an episode of Gintama. Despite being a One Shot, it manages to make a the story interesting enough, although it does help you appreciate it more if you're already a fan of Gintama since it would be easier for you to "get" the humour.

There isn't anything about the art read more
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The main characters in both series are involved in taking requests and helping others out. Not only do they situate themselves in often comedic events, but also ones in which emotional threads are tugged.
Both of these titles share a similar aesthetic; particularly in regard to narrative structure and character design. Both are heavily constructed with comedy and action in mind.
These serialisations share the following: a variety of unique characters; comedic situations that result from random and exaggerated circumstances; and a stack of references and parodies.
I love both series. They're both so funny, but can give you feels in a heartbeat. Most of, if not all, the characters are really lovable in both.
Both series has a stylistic way of storytelling and humor. In particular, we have a main male protagonist who we learn a lot about through his relationship with others in both series. There's also a variety of themes explored in both series with an intention to entertain and humor. It succeeds in doing both through its delivery of gags and conversations. In retrospect, I recommend both series for anyone who is interested in a series with refreshing humor.
Both main characters are alike (Gintoki wants a different hair style, Saitama wants hair, both are lazy and both of them are always short of money no pay the rent). And even if the stories are quite different the humor style in them are similar.

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