Despite Gintama': Enchousen being shorter than its previous seasons, it still brings the action and comedy part of the show, never leaving, but always staying one step ahead. By doing this, the emotional impact the show brings into the series in some of the small and major arcs is shown in great detail, this leaves the viewers speechless at how perfectly it's put together.
Comedy isn't that strong in series as of late, even in most of the series airing the comedy was either pretty bad or they started out great, but than ended up as failures from becoming great. Knowing when to be funny in a show is essential to making a series great. If you just half-ass your way it won't become funny anymore, instead it will just be a generic show trying too hard. From the Fall and Winter seasons numerous shows tried doing this and they just burnt out near the end. Some recovered themselves near the end, barely.
However, Gintama is able to keep its comedy approach, knowing when to do it at the right time and not forcing itself too much. This gives the show a strong appeal to the fans that look for laughs.
We can't just talk about the comedy of Gintama though, the action and emotional part of the show is able to perform so well that its surprising. It makes you think, "How can a show be so funny, yet so great in so many vast amount of genres?" It really is speechless to say, at least from my standing and maybe you'll be able to question this yourself sometime too.
When it comes to Odd Jobs, also known as Yorozuya in its Romanized name, great hardships befall them. This ranges from running out of money due to the lack of jobs—to putting themselves into greater danger more so than the Shinsengumi, also known as the "Special Police Force." By going to such great acts of danger they're able to overcome and help the people they hold dear as friends.
Another great thing about Gintama is its characters. Gintoki, Shinpach, Kagura, and don't forget about Sadaharu, their pet dog; If it can even be classified as a "dog," have if not the best and unique characters in Anime. Despite Gintoki being the leader his personality takes a 180 turn from being serious, to trolling the viewers by picking his nose and always reading manga. Like Gintoki, Shinpachi and Kagura have pretty much the same type of personalities of Gin but show it in a different way.
The general theme of Gintama has no boundaries, right? Right. It's able to clash from fighting Aliens known as the Amanto that harm their beloved country to fighting corrupted Shoguns that only seek power. This also relates to its artwork by going into an Olden historical setting and even space.
In the soundtrack department, Audio Highs who's worked on all of the previous seasons and this one also shows how she/he is able to compose and arrange the music in the correct places throughout the series. While Amoyamo who played the first opening song, "Let's Go Out" of Gintama Enchousen and SPYAIR who performed the second opening song, "Sakura Mitsu Tsuki" as well as many other songs from the previous seasons is able to show a calm but catchy beat in all of their songs. The ending song is rather catchy as well, performed by PAGE - "Expect."
In the end Gintama lives up to being a great classic to the viewers. A show that can bring comedy, emotion, action and an historical type setting all into one, while keeping strong to its general based theme is Gintama. Odd Jobs will never be forgotten, they shall return one day and when that day comes, prepare yourself. read more
Gintama' Enchousen, one of the top anime on the list and there's only like 3 episodes out.. that says alot right there. to people who think gintama is overrated, try watching it. It's not bad, in fact its great. Give it a try, and this dipshit afdal is just bitching out because his favorite anime wasn't number one
For me Gintama became number 1 for this reasons: Good Story, Originality, Character Personality, Funny, and Great Action.
- The story for gintama is always great.. And the twist that they did where they changed the main character as Sakata Kintoki was genius.. And I love how story arcs are only 4-5 episodes, so it's highly rewatchable
-Might not be as great as other anime out there.. but I can't complain either
-This season was so hilarious.. The way they changed the opening to "Kintama" was genius.. And the BGMs always sets the mood.
-I think this is where Gintama shines most. There's not a dull character in this anime.. Everyone is so fun and unique in their own way. You will love them.
-There was never a dull moment in Gintama.
-there's still 3 episodes out so I won't give it a 10.. but it was still epic. read more
Okay this is my first time writing a review. So let's give this a shot.
Story (10): Gintama does have a story, unlike most people who haven't thoroughly watched the show don't believe it has. The overall plot is about the three characters who work in an odd-jobs. Though the story is episodic at times, they will often be serious arcs that are compromised of a couple episodes. This is where the overall plot and character development most of the time happen (though sometimes episodic episodes have development to). In these you can see that Sorachi is developing towards a bigger picture. Though right now let's say the plot is about the main characters and their daily lives and the struggle the go through as things from the past and current will come and get in their way. Gintama is about life and life doesn't have a plot until you stop and look back on it.
Right now Enchousen is picking up were Gintama left off in the manga using some of the bigger arcs. It has some re-runs mixed inbetween which you can watch or skip.
Art (8.5): I find gintama's art to be very nice though maybe not the best. The anime art is defiantly better than the manga's lol. I admit I preferred the art the had in Gintama' 2012. I sometime's find Enchousen's art to be a little more iffy then before (probably trying to match Sorachi's new way of drawing). None the less it's still nice. The animation is really amazing, Sunrise really knows what they are doing and get's creative with it. The fights will put you on the edge and the beautiful moments are just that.
Sound (9): The new openings and endings are simply wonderful. You can also tell that sunrise is trying harder on background music and sound track. The voice acting is top notch like always and really get's you in the mood being set.
Character (10): This is one of the things Gintama excels at besides storytelling. The character are all really unique and individual. They break out of the norms for shoenen characters and are just like every day people. The woman are some of the most well done you can find in a series, very strong and independent and sorta unladylike (looking for female fanservice? doesn't happen often here). All the characters have they're own motives or reasoning, you can really feel there emotions. Unlike what somebody said before there is development and you can see that especially in the bigger arcs like the ones enchousen are showing. They are different from how they started.
Enjoyment (10): If you can't tell from all my previous ranting. Gintama is a really enjoyable shows. Even the re-runs being shown now are some of the funnies episodes. You will not find a moment in this show where you are not crying, laughing, or on the edge with excitement. I don't think there is a person that has watched more than 60-70 episodes who can't say they didn't enjoy it. Give it a try, it may start slow but you'll find yourself hooked in no time.
--Sorry for my English, I'm from a non-English speaking country--
Story - Sorry, but Gintama has no story, there is no plot at all. It's been like this since the beginning, to say it can get away with that just because it has stand alone adventures is ridiculous, just look at Cowboy Bebop or Mushishi, these shows also have many stand alone adventures and yet they have a story, Gintama can get serious from time to time, but it doesn't have real character development and it has a 'story' that goes nowhere.
Art - Average, as always. Art is getting better with each new season, but it's still pretty average, almost Bleach and Naruto standards, which means it can get pretty detailed and fluid animation in some episodes, but for most of the show it's average.
Sound - The music always seems to convey the right mood, openings and endings are fine.
Character - Likeable characters, but 0 development. All they do is fool around. Some times it feels like I'm watching Family Guy or some stupid show like that, everyone is trying to be funny in their own way, that's about the only compliment I can give them.
Enjoyment - Very enjoyable show, it has some very funny moments. If a review only depended on this aspect, then I would give Gintama a score of 8.
Story - 1
Art - 6
Sound - 7
Character - 6
Enjoyment - 8
Overall - 7read more
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