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Synonyms: Gin Tama, Silver Soul, Yorinuki Gintama-san
Japanese: 銀魂
English: Gintama
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Type: TV
Episodes: 201
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 4, 2006 to Mar 25, 2010
Premiered: Spring 2006
Broadcast: Thursdays at 18:00 (JST)
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: Gag HumorGag Humor, HistoricalHistorical, ParodyParody, SamuraiSamurai
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.941 (scored by 386948386,948 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #162
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #139
Members: 1,038,784
Favorites: 58,348

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Edo is a city that was home to the vigor and ambition of samurai across the country. However, following feudal Japan's surrender to powerful aliens known as the "Amanto," those aspirations now seem unachievable. With the once-influential shogunate rebuilt as a puppet government, a new law is passed that promptly prohibits all swords in public.

Enter Gintoki Sakata, an eccentric silver-haired man who always carries around a wooden sword and maintains his stature as a samurai despite the ban. As the founder of Yorozuya, a small business for odd jobs, Gintoki often embarks on endeavors to help other people—though usually in rather strange and unforeseen ways.

Assisted by Shinpachi Shimura, a boy with glasses supposedly learning the way of the samurai; Kagura, a tomboyish girl with superhuman strength and an endless appetite; and Sadaharu, their giant pet dog who loves biting on people's heads, the Yorozuya encounter anything from alien royalty to scuffles with local gangs in the ever-changing world of Edo.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Several games based on Gintama have been released on a variety of platforms, such as the PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, and Nintendo DS. Characters from the series have also appeared in Weekly Shounen Jump's crossover titles, including Jump Super Stars and Jump Ultimate Stars.

The series received high-definition reruns of older episodes by TV Tokyo from April 5, 2010 to March 28, 2011 under the name Yorinuki Gintama-san, which included 51 selected episodes as well as four new opening and ending songs.

Gintama received a live-action movie adaptation that premiered on July 14, 2017. Shortly after the film's release, a sequel was announced in November 2017 and was later released on August 17, 2018.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Takamatsu, Shinji
Co-Director, Director, Storyboard, Animation Director
Kobayashi, Noriko
Fujita, Youichi
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Assistant Director
Kobayashi, Katsuyoshi
Sound Director


Opening Theme

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"Bakuchi Dancer (バクチ・ダンサー)" by DOES (eps 1-9)
"Kaze no Gotoku (風のごとく)" by Inoue Joe (eps 10-26)
"Kanousei Girl (可能性ガール)" by Chiaki Kuriyama (eps 27-39)
"Katoniago (カートニアゴ )" by FLiP (eps 40-51)
1: "Pray" by Tommy heavenly6 (eps 1-24)
2: "Tooi Nioi (遠い匂い)" by YO-KING (eps 25-49)
3: "Giniro no Sora (銀色の空)" by redballoon (eps 50-75)
4: "Kasanaru Kage (かさなる影)" by Hearts Grow (eps 76-99)
5: "DONTEN (曇天)" by DOES (eps 100-125)
6: "Anata MAGIC (アナタMAGIC)" by monobright (eps 126-150)
7: "Stairway Generation" by Base Ball Bear (eps 151-176)
8: "Light Infection" by Prague (eps 177-201)

Ending Theme

"Bokutachi no Kisetsu" by DOES (eps 1-9)
"Wave" by Vijandeux (eps 10-26)
"In My Life" by AZU (eps 27-39)
"Sakurane" by Piko (eps 40-51)
1: "Fuusen Gum" by Captain Straydum (eps 1-13)
2: "MR.RAINDROP" by amplified (eps 14-24)
3: "Yuki no Tsubasa" by redballoon (eps 25-37)
4: "Candy Line" by Hitomi Takahashi (eps 38-49)
5: "Shura" by DOES (eps 50-62)
6: "Kiseki" by Snowkel (eps 63-75)
7: "SIGNAL" by KELUN (eps 76-87)
8: "Speed of Flow" by The Rodeo Carburettor (eps 88-99)
9: "Sanagi" by POSSIBILITY (eps 100112)
10: "This World is yours" by plingmin (eps 113-125)
11: "Ai, Ai, Ai" by GHOSTNOTE (eps 126-138)
12: "Kagayaita" by SHIGI (eps 139-150)
13: "Asa Answer" by PENGIN (eps 151-163)
14: "Wo Ai Ni" by Hitomi Takahashi feat. Beat Crusaders (eps 164-176)
15: "Wonderful Days" by ONE☆DRAFT (eps 177-189)
16: "SAYONARA no Sora" by Qwai (eps 190-201)


Oct 1, 2023
With Gintama being one of the highest rated anime, I went in interested but skeptical. It's easy to say, I was completely blown away.
Admittedly the first 100 episodes, especially so with the first 50, the show is spotty. Despite that, I didn't feel like I was wasting my time. Repeatedly, episode after episode had me dying of laughter. Then, we get the serious

When this show decides to, it has some
of the funniest and best moments in terms of emotion and drive. The first taste we get of this is when Kagura's father shows up, and then later in the Benizakura arc. The ...
Nov 24, 2019
Mixed Feelings
Gintama is many things, but it sure is not the second coming of Jesus in shounen anime form.

At the time of this writing, Gintama inexplicably has 6 spots in the top 20 here on MAL. It used to be 5 spots in the top 11 when I started watching it. After watching 201 episodes of it, I can promise you that at the very least, these 201 episodes do not deserve to be on any “top” lists. I am at a loss for words trying to explain how it got here in the first place.

The one thing that makes Gintama any good, is ...
Sep 6, 2020
Do you love the first 5 episodes of anime seasons? Do you often wish you could watch these introductory villain of the week subplots on repeat? Does it tickle your heart strings to find lost animals in RPG side quests? If so Gintama is your anime -- so amateurishly paced that there are less than 20 or so episodes in real arcs out of over 200, and so bad that it routinely breaks the fourth wall to mock itself. After episode 100, the staff had clearly thought the show would have been cancelled a number of times, and gave up entirely at producing good content. ...

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