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Alternative Titles

English: Gin Tama
Synonyms: Dandelion, Shiro Kuro, Black and White, Shirokuro, 13, Thirteen, Bankara-san ga Tooru, Here Comes Mr. Uncivilised, Silver Soul
Japanese: 銀魂


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: Historical Historical, Parody Parody, Samurai Samurai
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Weekly)
Authors: Sorachi, Hideaki (Story & Art)


Score: 8.601 (scored by 3500335,003 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #732
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #125
Members: 80,176
Favorites: 7,709

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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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Aug 12, 2019
Tumppiman1 (All reviews)
I have never written an review for any anime or manga before, but I absolutely had to make the exception for Gintama. (I apologize if my English is not perfect before hand...)
It always feels so much easier to start series that have only 12 volumes or episodes. I have always personally stayed away from the longer running shows, as I have thought for them to be a waste of time, when I could finish 20 or more series in their time. Gintama truly showed me how wrong I was about how I thought.

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Aug 16, 2019
MeguminPlace (All reviews)
I can´t express how much Gintama change me and my sourrounding. How much I LOVE this series from the VERY bottom of my heart. The characters were real, complete real persons in my eyes. heart and soul.
There is no series perfect in every aspect in every moment, and Gintama is no exception. Even thought is very close to that in so many times and aspects, and yet is not a series that apeal to the objective aspect of a Series. Gintama want to apeal to the heart and soul of a person. The meaning of Gintama as silver soul is no "joke".
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Jul 26, 2020
hcoctopus2 (All reviews)

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 it? i know their friendship is good and whatever but I honestly wanted gintoki and kagura and shinpachi... ANYONE to die in the end. that's how much i didn't care about them. spoiler: the author said yes, i too want someone to die, and chose to kill off one of the big antagonists (who has been evil since forever) who suddenly becomes good in the end?? like ok. cliche, but read more
Aug 20, 2019
RPWPA (All reviews)
Making a good manga that lasts long is tough, we've all read some manga that were so good yet end up being axed because they didn't get enough attention, we also know about lots of manga that are still popular and becoming even more successful because the author decided to follow what was popular and got rid of his ideas that made that manga stand out in the first place, there are some that ride on the popular trending genres and rarely do you find one that takes you to a whole new world with genuinely good characters, I think all this shows you how read more

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