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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: 8.931 (scored by 399217399,217 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #172
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #142
Members: 1,073,201
Favorites: 59,520

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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]


Gintama adapts chapters 1-292 of original manga.

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.

Characters & Voice Actors


Takamatsu, Shinji
Co-Director, Director, Storyboard, Animation Director
Kobayashi, Noriko
Mutou, Hiroshi
Fujita, Youichi
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Assistant 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)

Episode Videos


May 31, 2024
I'm writing this as the definitive Gintama review but I want to clarify some things for context

1. I have only seen the first season as of writing this
2. I skipped past all the filler episodes so either or not you watch the filler you might have a different experience then my own
3. Skip the first two episodes, the first two episodes are filler so trust me you'll have a better experience if you skip them

My relationship with this series so far is possibly the strangest in terms of anime because I think it's both one of the greatest anime comedies that exists and also it ...
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 ...
Oct 8, 2018
Gintama is overrated trash. It has a slow start, corny parodies, lame repetitive gags, no concise plot and has "serious arcs" when it's supposed to be a comedy first and foremost. What a complete mess of a series.

Plot: (1/10)
The comedic episodes that take up 80% of the series is just there to flesh out the characters, the world and repeat the same jokes over again. It’s unnecessary padding that has no affect on the actual plot, hence why it’s filler. You can skip them, look up the serious arc episodes and watch those and you’d still be caught up with the story.

The serious arcs ...

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