Gintama: The Semi-Final

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Japanese: 銀魂 THE SEMI-FINAL


Type: Special
Episodes: 2
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 15, 2021 to Jan 20, 2021
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy
Themes: Gag HumorGag Humor, HistoricalHistorical, ParodyParody, SamuraiSamurai
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.461 (scored by 3975539,755 users)
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Ranked: #1502
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2444
Members: 78,422
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As the war temporarily calms down and Edo rebuilds, Gintoki finds Shinpachi—who is still unaware of his return—on a bridge. However, as a fight quickly breaks out between the Yorozuya and the Tenshouin Naraku, suspicion grows, forcing Gintoki to use what is nearest—a loincloth—to mask his identity. Saved for the time being, Gintoki enters the Yorozuya office, but unbeknownst to him, someone else is already waiting there...

Meanwhile, Kondou departs Earth to marry Princess Bubbles in an attempt to improve diplomatic relations. After boarding the Gorilla Amanto mother ship, he realizes that he doesn't speak their language. Confused, Kondou tries conversing with them, only to inadvertently gain their support. However, someone associated with the princess crashes the ongoing ceremony. Will the wedding continue, or has Kondou just been saved from becoming the next Gorilla Prince?

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Characters & Voice Actors


Miyawaki, Chizuru
Episode Director
Kishimoto, Taku
Theme Song Arrangement


Opening Theme

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"I Wanna Be..." by SPYAIR

Ending Theme


Feb 11, 2021
In case fans of Gintama want to know what The Semi-Final is, it basically adapts a few chapters that took place between episode 367 and The Final that weren't gonna fit/didn't blend well with the story in the final film. It's a direct pickup from episode 367, so it does feel a bit weird to watch these two episodes, but it probably would feel nicer to watch if you watch this right after episode 367.

Have I been waiting to watch this forever, or what? To preface this review, I have read the manga content that went into The Semi-Final and The Final, but I'm not ...
May 9, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Between the nosedive Gintama took during the Silver Soul Arc, and the fact that on the (very legal) website where I watch anime, the Semi-Final is the lowest ranked instance of Gintama, even including the most minor entries (although it's still at 4.1/5), the only thing driving me to watch this is sheer completionist spirit. And honestly it was a somewhat positive experience.

It's not quite as bad as the latter half of the Silver Soul Arc, if only because Kondo's second wedding was good fun.

I still despise that epilogue. Having a 2 years time skip where things don't really make sense anymore, so close to ...
Oct 15, 2023
This is a very tough rating.

On one hand the second episode, Kondos gorilla marriage, is a nice episode. An 8/10 on its own

But the first episode, Im giving it a 2/10. It would be a 0/10 but it had some really nice comedy.

The Semi-Final should have been part of the Silver Soul Arc, and Kondos marriage should've been part of Farewell Shinsengumi or some other place as it did not make sense to put it here.

The OP is same OP, it was not bad.


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