In Gintoki's Japan, the arrival of the various space races known collectively as the Amanto ended the era of the samurai. The Amanto's highly advanced technology resulted in total conquest and a severe economic shift. Now, former samurai such as Gintoki scrape together whatever livelihood they can. Gintoki's profession of choice is that of a yorozuya: he'll complete any job for money. However, he’s unmotivated; and spending most of the day on the couch with the latest issue of Jump and a carton of Strawberry Milk is his preferred pastime. It turns out that his new unpaid employees, Shinpachi and Kagura, are going to interfere with his pastime even more than with his "work"! Of course, none of this means he has really given up on his samurai ideologies!
At the Kaimei Academy three classmates, “Bossun” Yusuke, “Onihime” Himeko and “Switch” Kazuyoshi have established their own club: the Academy Activity Support Club. Known as Sket-Dan for short, the trio accept any odd jobs that come their way in the name of maintaining a peaceful life for the students of the academy. Whether identifying a graffiti artist, fixing the school gym shed or helping a new student fend off his childhood bullies, no task is too big and no job too small for the Sket-Dan.
Both Sket Dance and Gintama are gag series about people trying to help each other. Both have a protagonist who seems like a good-for-nothing but really cares about his friends, and both sometimes stop the hilarious comedy for a serious or really sad episode. Oh, and both ran in Shonen Jump, so both have the common themes of "friendship, hard work, and victory".
Gintama and SKET Dance maybe polar opposites when it comes to the timeline on which their respective stories are set, but don't be fooled.
First, the very purpose of the Yorozuya and SKET-dan are the same: they do anything for their clients.
Second, both groups are composed of three members (exclude the pets) with similar characteristerization: one leader figure, one freakishly strong female, and one megane character.
Third, Gintama and SKET Dance have similar comedy and sense of humor. Both series parody other anime series, as both main protagonists are very well conscious of their status as main character (and both don't want to be outdone by other characters). Gintama's famous randomness can also be seen in SKET Dance.
If you love the characters, the randomness, common humor, you'll surely love both series! Without a doubt, SKET Dance is the modern-campus-life Gintama!
Both Gintama and Sket Dance revolve around a group of three interesting characters who help others. One is the leader, the other is an otaku and last is a girl with fierce strength. Both are incredibly funny as well.
Both Sket Dance and Gintama are parody anime's (shows that make fun of other forms of media. manga, games, shows, etc) Also ironically enough the creator of Sket Dance used to be a assiasstant to the creator of Gintama before his own series got serialized. Both series's are about group 3 friends that help each other. These two series's have so much in common that it practially screams "We're one in the same!" Also, the 3 main cast members of each show seem to have similar personalitys. Overall these two shows go hand and hand and a fan of one should without a doubt be a fan of the other
Both shows are about people helping other people generally in a hilarious way. Gintama takes parody to a whole new level where Sket Dance is set in a school but both have very serious sides to them along with the laughs and wacky adventures. Try one if you enjoy the other.
Despite a considerable difference in setting, both Gintama and Sket Dance use a similar comedic style. Each has a great cast of characters, well developed and likable. In short if you enjoyed one series you will likely enjoy the other. My preference is with Gintama but both of these are still a "must watch" in my opinion.
Sket Dance is Gintama in highschool settings and Gintama is Sket Dance in Edo-period settings.
Both are hilarious, has a lot of funny parodies and they've even made 2 crossover episodes! Both also have those very serious moments. Gintama has more fighting than Sket Dance and more fantasy elements (like Aliens).
Gintama is superior, but Sket Dance is definetly also worth a watch.
The author of Sket Dance was the assistant of Gintama. The manga and anime even crossover. Good enough reason. If you watched or read the crossover, they themselves give the explanation of their relations. Sket dance is more appropriate though.
If you are okay or good with dirty jokes then this anime is recommended for you. Although there's a lot of episodes don't worry for not a single episode will bore you at all!
Gintama basically is very random and each episode have it's own uniqueness although it is an anime without an actual plot it still does get you you hooked until you crave for even more as the suspense gets you.From comedy,parody,romance,mystery,sci-fic, and other more genres , Gintama is filled with a mixture of every genre there are.Because of it's own way of teaching morals, Gintama will ulitimately leave a grin or a smile or tears on your face.
What I thought of when I first saw Sket Dance was that it was very similar to Gintama. The parody and the comedy parts are especially hilarious. Plus, the all-around spirit of helpfulness is there. Really, only the themes are different: alien samurai era vs. school life.
Want an overdose of insanity? Make sure to check out both of these anime productions! XD
The main characters are technically the same! A super-strong but very cute girl, megane dude, dumb leader who comes thru when it matters. Gintama is in Edo period with aliens so no school and Sket Dance is at school. The mangaka of Sket Dance even used to be the assistant of Gintama's mangaka! I think assistant was very influenced by Gintama-mangaka.
Oh and the genres are the same. Comedy is hilarious (main genre), bad past?, and 'friendship effort and victory' Thats what i think.
I forgot the story!! Even story is same. Gintama is the 3 mains are Yorozuya, they do anything for money (help people and in the end they dont get money), Sket Dance, the 3 mains set up a club that helps people! I like Sket Dance a little better maybe cuz I dont get some of the 'adult humor' in Gintama xD But these are both my favorites!! So go watch them~
Holding strictly to his family's creed, Kou Ichinomiya has never once, in his life of privilege, owed anything to anyone – that is, until a self-proclaimed Venusian named Nino saves him from drowning in the wake of a dire accident involving Kou's pants. Eternally indebted to the supposed extraterrestrial, Kou moves into her little community under the bridge along the Arakawa river. Ripped from his life of luxury and success, the young Tokyo U graduate now must adjust to his well-appointed hovel, strange new neighbors, and peculiar lover, Nino.
Both shows share similar sense of humor, grinding on an edge of insanity. Voice acting also has a bit of similarity. If you liked Gintama or Arakawa, watching the other one is a sure hit
Like random characters with odd personalitys? Then both will entertain you.
Both share the same random humor ^^
Both series have similar sense of humour and are full of quirky characters. With their crazy antics, you won't get bored easily.
The amazing voice acting brings LIFE to these characters.
Yep great show watch it all the time, but i do think Gintama is better so.... yeah but it a good show :)
Ban Midou and Ginji Amano are the Get Backers. With a 99 percent success rate in returning lost or stolen property to its original owners, they will do anything for the right price. Midou and Ginji often get hired for seemingly ordinary jobs that turn out to be more difficult than they appear; and whether it’s finding a doll for a girl, retrieving a stolen rare violin or getting mixed up with the mob, they have many adventures with plenty of petty squabbles along the way!
Gintama and Get Backers both centralize on a very small group of people struggling to survive who have skills that aren't necessarily useful unless they are doing work (which they seldom find).They all have to take on odd jobs to pay the costs of living and manage to barely scrape by. Per usual in both, no job is simply straightforward and hilarious antics ensue.
Both series have both a comedy and more serious streak running through them. Many of the episodes have the laughs and a lot of "in" jokes - Gintama especially tailored to the otaku viewers.
The relationships between friends, and the strong bonds formed are probably the main theme in both of these series, as well as fighting as the underdog.
Both series are mostly lighthearted and full of high-energy action scenes, yet have moments of seriousness as well. They're also both full of bizarre and yet totally likable characters, as well as characters who alternate between being friend and foe. GetBackers is a bit darker but the underlying mood of the two shows is very similar.
Both have some sort of Yoruzuia(?). And both are pretty funny and they have a serious past. Get backers and Gintama both have a small aspect with the genre; Superpowers. Gintama, Gin is just strong with his sword even tough it's made out of wood. And with Get backers they have special eye power.
When Hayate was young, Santa appeared in a dream and told him that if he worked hard, he’d be rewarded. Thus, with an unbreakable will, the unfortunate Hayate has struggled through life holding onto that belief. In the present, his parents are lazy and unemployed, forcing Hayate to work several jobs to pay the bills. As if things couldn’t get worse, Hayate’s parents then run away, leaving him with an enormous debt and loan sharks on his tail! Naturally, the best solution to find money fast is… to kidnap someone?! A girl named Nagi is the target, but due to an unfortunate miscommunication, she believes Hayate has proposed to her and falls for him hard. After Nagi paid off his debt, Hayate must now work as her butler in order to repay her; but first, he must adapt to her wacky world!
Both, Hayate the Combat Butler and Gintama, share the same random sense of humor which is: a lot of references to other anime, both series brake the fourth wall and they both repeatedly use some jokes over the episodes.
They are both paroding various anime, making a pretty funny mismatch. In both cases they do it by quoting, introducing very recognisable characters or talking about individual title. They have no real plot, just appearing from time to time few episode mini-arcs that are suppose to show some fight or do even more extravagant parody.
If you liked the random, spontaneous, and often satirical style of slapstick comedy of one show, you'd more than likely enjoy the other.
Both Hayate the Combat Butler! and Gintama are comedy parodies with non-stop humor. If you like one, you would like the other
Long ago the infamous Gol D. Roger was the strongest and most powerful pirate on the seas. As he was about to be executed he revealed that he hid all of his wealth, including the legendary treasure known as One Piece, on an island at the end of the Grand Line - a treacherous and truly unpredictable sea. Monkey D. Luffy is a spirited, energetic and somewhat dim-witted young man with a very big dream: to find One Piece and become the Pirate King! However Luffy is no ordinary boy, as when he was younger he ate one of the Devil's Fruits and gained its power to become a Rubber Man. Now in this grand age of pirates Luffy sets out to gather a crew and sail to the most dangerous sea in the world so that he can fulfill his dream... and maybe even his appetite!
I find a lot of thing in Gintama that remembered me to One Piece, both are shounen, and they are very different but when i thought a bit more i found lot of things similar. Frist both of them have different sagas that don´t have a lot in common with the others, for get the main saga One piece and Gintama have a kind of short sagas, In One Piece that sagas have action and in Gintama had comedy, One Piece is basically action but it has a lot of comedy, Gintama is more comedy, but it had action in all the sagas. Both had a bit of drama (or a lot of drama, it depends of the person).
A curiosity when i saw Kagura hurt in the benizakura i remembered Nami hurted by Jango XD
They are a little diffrent, but they have both lots of action and epic fights. Gintama is a more episodic than One Piece though, but they are both filled with comedy and you will laugh your ass of more than one time with both of them and it's not very often they are serious, but when they are it's really kickass, and yet its refrshing that these two can make you laugh even in the most serious moment,
If you liked on of them you will surely enjoy the other.
While very different on setting (One Piece being a grand adventure overseas in a magnificent fantasy world, and Gintama always taking place in the same town district, Kabukicho, and its surroundings) and focus (action with a dose of humor in One Piece; the opposite in Gintama), they both share something more important: they are epic and generally cheerful tales revolving about values like friendship, pride and justice, with each of them managing those themes on their own way.
Both One Piece and Gintama harbor huge casts of quaint, motley characters, each of them with their particular quirks and appeal. That, along with their interactions with each other and the humor involved, will make you care for these people as something more than drawings on a screen.
While the humor style is very different (One Piece goes for an universal approach with easy-going comedy while Gintama gives off more of a Japanese scent on it), there's no reason for you not to appreciate either once you've taken a liking for the characters.
If you have watched either of these and enjoyed them down to the core, and you are more interested in lots of fun and another awesome story rather than a similar plot, look no further!
I can't begin to explain how similar these two are! Gintama and OP will both have you in stitches. One piece is more for the younger audience that wish to see more action 'most' of the time. Gintama has some shockingly amazing fight scenes but you have to be patient.
Either way, If you love comedy and epic fights. These two are the way to go!