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!
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!
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.
Despite his best attempts, Ric’s unorthodox days under the bridge continue as always. He’s making little progress with his clueless lover, Nino; Hoshi continues to torment him at every turn; and even a simple baseball game leads the hapless heir to make an enemy out of a large Amazonian warrior woman! With bungled attempts to move in with Nino leading to the pair trading rooms and the highly competitive Arakawa Marathon taking place, Ric’s idyllic riverside life seems destined to prove more problematic than ever.
Gintama and Arakawa Under the Bridge X Bridge are both episodic series that feature the same cast of characters in a zany storyline. Because it is episodic the storylines may not match up from one episode to the next but it also allows the writers to have the characters do some crazy stunts. Both series feature lots of funny moments and lines, and parody a lot topics from Anime to Pop Culture references. If you like one you will like the other.
Not only are both Gintama and Arakawa hilarious, they feature a lot of the same voice actors. If you're a fan of Gintama, you'll probly realize that the voice cast is magnificent, and if you're like me then that will translate into loving Arakawa, too. Works the other way around as well.
The humor is rather similar in most ways in both shows. If you're in it for the humor, then if you love one you'll love the other.
Arakawa has some of Gintama seyuu team, which tells something about it.
While tagged as comedy, both shows are more than that. They're stories about people, stories that you would want to know, not overdramatized ones. Surely will you find it hearth-warming.
And of course, both anime contain a lot of crazy-donkey humor. Must to see.
Fifteen-year-old Ichigo Kurosaki is a typical teen with fighting skills, two caring sisters and a special trait: he can see ghosts. However, when Ichigo and his family find themselves under attack by a huge beast, Ichigo discovers that there’s more to the supernatural world than the everyday specter. Vengeful spirits known as Hollows roam the world in search of devouring souls, and Shinigami – soul reapers – work tirelessly to defeat them and guide normal ghosts into a place called Soul Society. Ichigo valiantly fights the Hollow that threatens his sisters, but on the verge of defeat a Shinigami named Rukia gives him her powers, turning him into a Shinigami himself. Ichigo must now adjust to his new life of both vanquishing and saving souls for the sake of Soul Society.
There are many references in Gintama to Bleach. If you enjoy Bleach's humour, and/or have seen a lot of anime, you will enjoy Gintama. If you enjoy the action and fighting in Gintama, you will enjoy Bleach too.
Bleach and Gintama are both Shonen Jump anime, and not saying all Jump anime are all similar, but both animes share quite a few characteristics. Both animes are like flips of each other; in Bleach, replace the main action with comedy and the sub comedy with action, and you've got Gintama. Vice-versa. And although Gintama has multiple times more parodies than Bleach, I'm sure if you enjoyed one, you'll surely enjoy the other.
Despite the fact Gintama has mentioned Bleach numerous times, and it's awsome to acknowledge that fact.
The two anime are very similar in characters.