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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!

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Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
Gintama: Jump Festa 2005 OVA 2005 TBD
Gintama: Jump Festa 2008 Other 2008 TBD
Mameshiba Other 2008 TBD
Gintama: Shinyaku Benizakura-hen Movie 2010 TBD
Gintama: Shinyaku Benizakura-hen Special DVD Special 2010 TBD
Gintama: Dai Hanseikai Other 2010 TBD
Gintama' TV 2011 Sequel
Gintama (2012) TV 2012 TBD
Gintama: Yorinuki Gintama-san on Theater 2D Other 2012 TBD
Gekijouban Gintama Kanketsuhen: Yorozuya yo Eien Nare Movie 2013 TBD
Gintama x Mameshiba Other 2013 TBD

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Manga Name Year Relation More Info
Gintama 2004 Original Manga
Name Role
Shinji TAKEUCHI Character Design
Shinji TAKAMATSU Director
Yoichi FUJITA Director
Audio Highs Music
Hideaki SORACHI Original Manga Creator
Atsuko KOBAYASHI Producer

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Gintama KiraRin 9.5/10 Nov 14, 2010

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Yukitaka has just left Tokyo, eager to transfer to Kisaragi High where he's been recruited to play baseball. However, upon entering his new apartment, the boy is met by a man with long blonde hair who claims to be… an alien?! After initially scoffing at the notion, Yukitaka discovers that the alien – Ouji – is for real, has amnesia and, what's worse, now wants to live with him in his apartment. The fact that scientists and mysterious guys in black suits are after Ouji becomes the least of Yukitaka's problems as his new guest turns out to be more than a handful to handle!

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azanimefan

The humor in Level E is very similar to the type of humor you will get in Gintama.  Level E features parody humor, just like Gintama.  Both series enjoy epic trolling of their audience and characters as well.  Both series are generally very funny.  If you found one funny, chances are you'll find the other funny

Archaeon

Aliens and humans joining forces to bring some humour into our grey little lives.

That and Level E actually makes a good introduction if you want to get an idea of what Gintama is like, but are daunted by 200+ episodes.

AceoftheTARDIS

Do you like main characters that screws around with your head and talks nonsense? Then both Gintama and Level E are something for you!

The both have lots of comedy and more serious moments, which still isen't really serious.

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Yakitate!! Japan

Yakitate!! Japan

Dimwitted Azuma Kazuma is a young man with a dream -- to create a bread worthy of the name "Japan", made by the Japanese people, for the Japanese people! With hefty bread-making skills, hands that have an uncanny warmth to help dough ferment, and will power like no other, Kazuma must put his delicious creations to the test as he struggles to become employed at the prestigious Pantasia bakery, for fame and glory! Yeast, beware... Kazuma is in the kitchen!

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Himitsu

Yakitate Japan and Gintama are all-around comedy with absolutely hilarious facial expressions. The characters are very colourful, and you'll definitely get exaggerated reactions to anything here. Yakitate Japan takes a very unique plot into something enjoyable. You'll see Gintama have a lot of reference to other popular series, including anime, since it's all parody.

jbur

Both funny anime series with a lot of random stuff in it. I'm sure if you enjoy Gintama you will enjoy Yakitate!! Japan and vise versa.

duchessliz

I recommend you try Gintama if you liked Yakitate Japan because they have various simularities and I recognized that while watching.

Or if you're a fan of Gintama and you've never seen Yakitate Japan I recommend you give it a try.

They are both wonderfully hilarious, generally random anime. I believe that if you enjoyed one you will most definately enjoy the other!

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Bakumatsu Gijinden Roman

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CommanderKarasu

In short, the main characters in Bakumatsu Gijinden Roman and Gintama do the same thing - they help citizens in Edo. Both can be a little silly (more so in Gintama), but they have their serious moments and action-y moments as well. Roman and Gintoki also share the same flaw of not being able to hold on to money for long, too. ;) The characters are lovable, so I suggest giving both a try. 

chii

Both shows are about people that will do odd work for pay in order to help citizens in Edo with day to day work, protection, or finding lost items. Basically ANYTHING that needs doing! Both have a hilarious tone to them but can get down to business when the time is needed to be serious. Gintama is more off the wall with the humour but when it comes to serious these shows are pretty much the same. Fun characters, great settings, if you enjoyed one you should like the other too!

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Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo

Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo

It is the year 300X, and the Earth is in peril! Tsuru Tsururiina, the evil dictator of the Margarita Empire has sent his elite troops to Earth to snatch every last hair on the heads of the unsuspecting populace! But there is one man who will stand up against the malicious invasion and save everyone from the terrible horror of baldness: Boboboubo Boubobo! Using his secret art of nose hair combat, Boubobo will not rest until the Margarita forces are gone from Earth for good. But can he succeed without the help of the pink-haired girl Beauty, or the mysterious Pickle that follows him around?

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meatwadfan1111

Now obviously, I should not have to say that I recommend you Gintama viewers to watch Bobobo, but I feel obligated to as they are both witty and humorous. Both shows have a relatively high level of random humor and are long (78 episodes for Bobobo and Gintama will probably have more), so they are perfect for people who need an immense 24-hour dose of laughter. Finally, both also share a similar humor style. Did I forget to mention that both titles are based off of Jump(TM) manga?

8MangaMan

During each episode of the series, It's non-stop laughs!  I have never been able to sit through a single episode without laughing.  What is really unique about these series is that they can transition into action or drama whenever needed.  Most of the episodes are focused on comedy but they still do have Arc's which will combine humor and action in an amazing combo!

Cowboy Bebop

Cowboy Bebop

Follow interstellar bounty hunters Spike Spiegel and Jet Black as they scour the galaxy for criminals with prices on their heads. Hoping to escape their past, they live on the spaceship Bebop, but it's a dangerous business and old enemies don't forget easily. Allies come from unlikely sources, however, as they find comrades in the beautiful swindler Faye Valentine, the genius child hacker Ed and the genetically engineered 'data dog' Ein. Will they be able to help each other though their respective struggles, or is their fate really inevitable?

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mneme

Both series take place in the future and are a bit absurd (Gintama much more so)... While Cowboy Bebop involves bounty hunting, Gintama is more of a um...person who will take any job kind of thing.

Iahel

You can beat me up, but they're really almost the same. Firstly it's the plot structure - combination of serious and comedy episodes is the main feature for both, different length (26 eps vs >150 eps) doesn't stop them from showing some bizarre and random unconnected stories for one or few episodes length with some great story line behind the scene. Secondly it's the characters, Gintoki resembles Spike in all respects, they're both easygoing attractive guys with some dark past and fellows that was their friends but now they're enemies; you can beat me up one more time, but I think Kagura was created under the impression of Edward, they're both red, crazy, have some special unique skills and travel with dogs, though the main similarity is the "crazy" part; Jet and Shinpachi... I think if you try hard enough you'll find some similarities even between those guys. But the main thing putting those series together is an atmosphere that resembles normal life of mere human without any superpowers, and of course the fact that characters always have problems with supplies and tackle unprofitable jobs just in the cause of their mellowness. By the way, Sunrise is a producer for both of them.