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Synonyms: Dandelion, Shiro Kuro, Black and White, Shirokuro, 13, Thirteen, Bankara-san ga Tooru, Here Comes Mr. Uncivilised, Silver Soul
Japanese: 銀魂
English: Gin Tama
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 77
Chapters: 709
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 8, 2003 to Jun 20, 2019
Genres: Action Action, Comedy Comedy, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi
Themes: Gag Humor Gag Humor, Historical Historical, Parody Parody, Samurai Samurai
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Weekly)
Authors: Sorachi, Hideaki (Story & Art)


Score: 8.631 (scored by 3903839,038 users)
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Ranked: #752
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Popularity: #144
Members: 93,487
Favorites: 8,271


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During the Edo period, Japan is suddenly invaded by alien creatures known as the "Amanto." Despite the samurai's attempts to combat the extraterrestrial menace, the Shogun soon realizes that their efforts are futile and decides to surrender. This marks the beginning of an uneasy agreement between the Shogunate and Amanto, one that results in a countrywide sword ban and the disappearance of the samurai spirit.

However, there exists one eccentric individual who wields a wooden sword and refuses to let his samurai status die. Now that his kind are no longer needed, Gintoki Sakata performs various odd jobs around town in order to make ends meet. Joined by his self-proclaimed disciple Shinpachi Shimura, the fearsome alien Kagura, and a giant dog named Sadaharu, they run the business known as Yorozuya, often getting caught up in all sorts of crazy and hilarious shenanigans.

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Included one-shots:
Volume 1: Dandelion
Volume 2: Shirokuro (Black and White)
Volume 24: 13
Volume 38: Bankara-san ga Tooru


As of February 2018, publisher Shueisha revealed that Gintama has more than 55 million copies in print in Japan. The series was nominated for Best Manga under the comedy category in 2008 at the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation.

VIZ Media published the manga in English as Gin Tama under the Shonen Jump Advanced imprint, with 23 volumes published from July 3, 2007 to August 2, 2011 before release was discontinued. It was also published in Spanish by Glénat, with 16 volumes published from October 2007 to May 2010; and in Italian by Planeta DeAgostini from July 4, 2008 to January 9, 2010 before release was discontinued. Star Comics picked up the license and re-released volume 1 on April 25, 2015.

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Dec 10, 2021
Another amazing ride has ended.

I'm an anime watcher of Gintama(been a fan since 2016) ,but after watching it , I wanted to see how the manga is , so I took it from the beginning and I'm glad I did,it is my favourite anime after all.

There were some difficulties while reading it ,like the fact that till chapter 200 the scans are most of the time mediocre at best and many times horrible. But that didn't stop me,it's more of a warning to new readers.

For me Gintama has probably the best way to unfold its story, the fact that between comedies are serious arcs makes ...
Jul 26, 2020
Mixed Feelings

I am very offended at *redacted*, so i will write a review for this manga. i don't want to write this as a preliminary review because i know how it ends. the ending was a disappointment, but perhaps i didn't appreciate it enough. but to me, the plot is basically one big circle. convoluted, and nothing useful came out of it. (i could be wrong, since i skipped through some chapters)

Let me explain myself more. You have a trio of the most important characters who have very strong plot armour. I failed to feel anything for them. they're funny, but that's about ...
Dec 29, 2021
kinda funny, kinda not. with a focus on action and comedy, it follows a continuous loop of 3-4 gags(sometimes connected, some standalone) followed but a "serious" action filled arc. this gets repetitive quick and makes for a terrible reading experience.

the gag sequences really just serve as introductions for the action focused parts and are really just a tool for cast expansion. thes first couple of times you go through this loop you enjoy it. there's thrills, laughs to be had and pretty cool swordfights. it seemingly has little to na flaws. as you continue to go through the loop and the novelty begins to wear ...

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