Gintama

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Monday 6:00 PM on TV Tokyo Premiered Apr 04, 2006 In Season

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Gintama

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Based on the manga series of the same name created by Hideaki Sorachi, this show is a Japanese animation that takes place in Edo, Japan (former name of present day Tokyo). The Amanto, aliens from outer space, have taken over the country. The Amanto have suppressed the samurai's resistance by imposing a sword ban. Sakata Gintoki is one of the few remaining samurai. Along with Shimura Shinpachi, and an alien girl named Kagura, Sakata and his friends act as freelancers, taking jobs to pay for their rent.

Opening themes: Pray - Tommy heavenly6 (1 - 24) 遠い匂い "Tooi Nioi"(Faraway Smell) - YO-KING (25 - 49) 銀色の空 "Gin Iro no Sora" (Silver Sky) - redballoon (50 - 75) かさなる影 "Kasanaru Kage" (Overlapping Shadow) - Hearts Grow (76 - 99) 曇天 "Donten" (Cloudy weather) - DOES (100 - 125) アナタMAGIC "Anata Magic" - Monobright (126 - current)
Ending themes: 風船ガム "Fuusen Gam"(Bubble Gum) - Captain Straydum (1 - 13) Mr. Raindrop - amplified (14 - 24) 雪のツバサ "Yuki no Tsubasa" (Wings of Snow) - redballoon (25 - 37) Candy Line - Hitomi Takahashi (38 - 49) 修羅 "Shuura" - DOES (50 - 62) 奇跡 "Kiseki" (Miracle) - Snorkel (63 - 75) SIGNAL - KELUN (76 - 87) Speed of Flow - The Rodeo Carburettor (88 - 99) "Sanagi" - POSSIBILITY (100 - 112) This world is yours - Plingmin (113 - 125) I 、愛、会い "Ai, Ai, Ai " - GHOSTNOTE (126 - current)

Japanese title (kanji): 銀魂

Japanese title (hiragana): ぎんたま


English direct translation: Silver Soulmoreless

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  • Simply the best 4/20

    10
    I rate this anime the best because it's a mix of reality and comedy, what I love the most is that most of the references from the show is related to my childhood, and everything will go wrong in this anime, no doubt the best comedy "I" have and will ever watch in this life.
  • Gintama is like glue, so many elements stick with each other, not only hilarious; but also heart-warming.

    10
    As a whole, this is anime is hilarious! There is no moment there where they don't make you laugh! I love this anime because it relates to the Edo period in Japan. First off, Gintoki is an excellent character who doesn't bore you. His past is mysterious but Sorachi (the Director) add some hints about his past in some episodes. Gintoki attracts a lot of female characters, but he seems not to take notice of them except for Ketsuno Ana. (the weather reporter lady) Gintoki is the one who gave hope to Shinpachi and Kagura, the fellow members of the Yorozuya. Then there's Shinpachi, he's just dorky over-all, he is ga-ga over Otsuu; an idol in Gintama. Shinpachi plays as the straight man in Gintama, which means he points things out a lot that would seem out of place. He is very understanding out of all the characters and he is the glue that keeps the Yorozuya together. Okay, up next is Kagura! Kagura is such a sweetheart if you look into those bits of episodes of her. She had a difficult past with her brother and especially with her own bloodline. She doesn't want to hurt anyone innocent unlike her family, the Yato clan. She claims to fight to protect, like the way of a samurai, not to fight for pleasure. Gintama is a definitely MUST WATCH. There are times where you laugh, there are times you cry, there are times you are like, WTH / WTF ?! There are arcs in Gintama, that are just breath-taking or some that are just for laughs. So, after reading this, please consider watching Gintama! This is all I have to say, but this anime can also solve some of your life problems because there is some you can relate.moreless
  • Gintama is set in an alternate reality, where aliens took over the age of samurai and now they rule the world. The Story follows Sakata Gintoki and his friends as they try to do whatever they can in this messed up timeline!moreless

    10
    Gintama is seriously one of the funniest shows I've ever seen. It's so easy to look over thin plot and the over-the-top characters becuase you'll be too busy laughing to notice!Whats not to love about it? First you got Sakata Gintoki.. who should be a someone who still seems to hold the "spirit of the samurai" but runs his buisness in which "He'll do anything for money" and has an extreme addiction to sweet food. then you have his sidekicks Shinpachi..the so called "straight guy" (seriously i got that right from an episode) and then theres Kagara, the super powerful alien in the form of a tiny girl, and their monster pet Sadaharu, a dog of enormous porportions that has a bad habit of biting peoples heads..you'll laugh your head off when you see the kind of insane adventures or trouble they get into to, and here and there you'll find a heart-warming story about how much their friendship has come to mean to all of them.. I greatly recommend Gintama.. seriously! why WOULDN'T you watch it?moreless
  • The show can be said to be on a league of its own, which should not be compared to other shounen series.

    9.5
    I knew what I was getting into before I watched the first two episodes, but the show is simply above hilarious, which makes the 24 minutes fly by rather quickly. I was clueless after watching more episodes as to whether or not the story has a plot or not since every episode seems to be some sort of "monster of the week" episode. I decided to get to the source (the manga), and yes, the story does progress later on. The show can be said to be on a league of its own, which should not be compared to other shounen series. Well, the positive thing about how the show's set up is probably the fact you don't have to watch many of the episodes in order to know what's going on.moreless
  • If you like various animes like Death Note, Bleach, Naruto, etc, then this show is right for you!

    10
    This show has a way of making things funny. The character's are serious for their stupidity and jokes when making their anime parodies. If you've seen the Scary Movie franchise, then you'll know what I'm talking about.



    This show has no long story arcs over three episodes. That isn't necessarily a bad thing though. If you ever miss an episode, no big deal. You can watch in almost any order you want.



    The great thing about this is that this is one of the rare comedy shows, that gets extremely good when it's really serious(no comedy).



    My score: Watch this if you like Naruto, Bleach, DBZ, Death Note, etc!!!moreless
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Anime, Historical, Aliens, Foreign Language