Gintama°

TV (51 eps)
2015 - 2016
Spring 2015
4.447 out of 5 from 7,638 votes
Rank #33

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You Can Never Pause at the Perfect Time

Episode 266

You Can Never Pause at the Perfect Time

Even a Matsui Stick Can't Handle Some Kinds of Dirt

Episode 267

Even a Matsui Stick Can't Handle Some Kinds of Dirt

An Inspector's Love Begins with an Inspection

Episode 268

An Inspector's Love Begins with an Inspection

Forget Dates, Remember People / You Can Hide Your Porn Mags But You Can't Hide Your ***

Episode 269

Forget Dates, Remember People / You Can Hide Your Porn Mags But You Can't Hide Your ***

A Mirror Provides a Frozen Reflection of Both Your Beautiful and Ugly Sides

Episode 270

A Mirror Provides a Frozen Reflection of Both Your Beautiful and Ugly Sides

Arriving Late to a Reunion Makes it Hard to Enter

Episode 271

Arriving Late to a Reunion Makes it Hard to Enter

A Reunion Also Brings to the Surface Things You Don't Want to Remember

Episode 272

A Reunion Also Brings to the Surface Things You Don't Want to Remember

When Compared to Time in the Heavens, Fifty Years of Human Life Resembles Naught but Dreams and Lottery Tickets

Episode 273

When Compared to Time in the Heavens, Fifty Years of Human Life Resembles Naught but Dreams and Lottery Tickets

Guys With Big Nostrils Also Have Big Imaginations / You Never Accept a New Sentai Series at the Start, But By the Final Episode, You Don't Want It to End

Episode 274

Guys With Big Nostrils Also Have Big Imaginations / You Never Accept a New Sentai Series at the Start, But By the Final Episode, You Don't Want It to End

9 + 1 = Yagyu Jyubei

Episode 275

9 + 1 = Yagyu Jyubei

Calories Come Back to Bite You Just When You've Forgotten About Them

Episode 276

Calories Come Back to Bite You Just When You've Forgotten About Them

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Reviews

Haydoss110
10

I've never seen such a perfect show in my life before, thats how I'd describe this anime. Gintama is a show that mixes both stupid nonsense comedy and deadset seriousness, an interesting mix. This anime can confuse you a little since theres no overall storyline or goal, the majority of the show is random stupidly funny episodes with the occasion extremely serious arc here and there that can seriously move you and make you question whether 'is this the same gintama I'm watching here? The character bonds in Gintama are of nothing I've ever seen before, in my opinion it makes Fairy Tail's character bonds look like nothing compared to Gintama. The emotional basis cannot be compared to anything once you've seen this season.  About 300 episodes into the show it actually starts to change, you could say 'it gains a storyline' or 'the anime is actually starting to begin'. Gintama takes a serious turn in this season which changes the entire world in the show which starts to make you think 'this feels like its gonna be the last season' but when I look back I believe the show really is starting to begin. This anime is very good, and it becomes perfect after you've watch this season. I honestly think this season is underanked even considering the fact its currently sitting on position 6 of all anime (7/4/2016).  This anime is worth the watch and becomes truely amazing if you decide to stick it out until reaching around episode 300, The show has a slow start but I highly recommend it to you.

Sofa14
10

Firstly, along with Code Geass this is my favourite anime of all time, and i can gurantee by watching this, you will be crying with laughter like someone i know whenever they watch this (Cough....me...Cough), due to the halarious facial expressions and adult humour. Some say that it only gets funny after 20-50 epiosdes in, baring in mind there is 365+, but i was bawling with laughter before this. The first epiosdes are also important in introducing the vast cast of characters, and by comparing them from the beggining and end you can see the large character change/development. Im also guessing most of you think this is just a comedy show about samurai in Edo, which tbf 75% is, but the other 25% is the serious arcs, where the fighting displayed is better than half the fighting anime out there, and can become quite emotional and is nicely weaved between the comedy arcs. On the other side you have comedy and fighting arcs mixed, for example (cant rember the name so going with) 'toilet arc' around epiosde 75 ish?. Anywho, this is also one of the anime where all the charcaters are likeable and have long running jokes attached to them. The three main, Gintoki, Kagura, and Shinpachi(Glasses), are also fantastic to see in action and never fail to make you laugh, If you do decide to watch it and the first 0-40 episodes dont intrigue you, trust me when i say it progressivly gets so much better. Finally due to the nature of the show, if your not in the middle of a fighting arc, you can leave and come back to watch it anytime as every epiosde is basically seperate with the exception of some arcs. Enjoy the show if you do watch it, and i gurantee you will be hooked. if not you have no sense of humour...... jk jk, just means its not for you, netherless i reccomend to everyone to give it a try.

ReviewBonfire
7

Gintama° This is the "greatest" and "most important" Gintama season of them all. Not only because it contains 2 of the best arcs, but also 2 of the biggest developments and twists in this anime that completely overturn the plot. And honestly, I respect the author for those 2 creative choices that made this season sweeter for me. Unfortunately, this season is also practically the end of Gintama. In the sense that the quality already starts to drop massively here and reaches its nadir in later seasons. Humor is the same goldmine as in all other seasons. This creative and insane mind that created the silliest scenes again holds countless laughs. And as much as I love Gintama, it breaks my heart. The studio did their best and I'm glad to have seen this work animated at all. However, it doesn't change the fact that the pacing on the studio's part is disastrously slow and spongy. They are aware of this from time to time and try to use it as a "joke". From the viewer's perspective, it is less funny and resembles torture. However, this wonderfully amusing phenomenon only occurs in the "serious" arcs. Especially in the Shinigami arc, which was barely convincing half the time. And then the "Farewell Shinsengumi Arc". This one undoubtedly had a huge build-up and the result was worth seeing. Add to that one of the biggest twists as far as shounen villains go and the true identity of the mastermind behind it all is revealed. As nice as it sounds, the pacing almost froze half of the fight scenes. The dialogue was lightheartedly repetitive, the characters just run around, and there's no progress at all. It gets especially annoying as soon as there is a "character death" which is almost cannibalized to 10 minutes, where are we? In Naruto? No. Not only does the death scene itself last almost 5 minutes. No, then someone farts, then everyone calms down, then someone cries, everyone calms down. And in between, we see 3 identical backgrounds. I like the drama and found the character Deaths relatively sad, especially since I liked them a lot. But this over-dramatization almost reaches a theatrical level here. [Story 6] There is an enormous amount of development in the Gintama world, completely changing Edo bit by bit (excluding comedy episodes) You can also see what a clear impact the administration has on the entire planet. This becomes even clearer after the "person" behind everything is revealed, which was an impressive surprise for many viewers, including me. Especially looking back that the author hinted at it several times but I ignored it. It's probably because you just don't expect such a twist in Gintama, which makes the shock factor greater. That being said, this season was the strongest in terms of "plot". Especially the "Assassination of the Shogun" arc revealed as many new aspects and as many new characters. [Characters 6] The usual Gintama clowns are represented. In the comedy episodes, everyone shows their best side. And in the serious episodes, they rain melodrama. Especially the biggest representative of "Sakata Gintoki", he could almost replace Naruto in terms of "Talk no Jutsu". Only with the exception that Gintoki first breaks a few bones of his opponent after and before his talk, so I can still accept it somehow. Honestly, I like Gintoki much more in the comedy episodes. The rest remained about the same. Shinpachi is still glasses, Kagura is still the best shounen female character, Zura is still active with his best character gag, as well as the man among men, Hasegawa. The new characters already met in the previous season, from the new military unit Mimawarigumi are also quite amusing with their special character traits. Isaburo in particular left a positive impression with his fluctuating personality between "executioner of politics" and "the guy you want to trade emails with". His greedy partner was also an interesting substitute for Kagura. [Music 8] Some of the best osts , intros and outros still. Gintama impressively surprises in this area. [Animation 6] Fluctuating as always, this is the last good animated season though (aside from the slip arc), everything after that loses even more budget. I at least liked that the fights still had some intensity, making you feel the force of the fight. Conclusion Gintama has conquered the hearts of many and I love this series. This season was the highlight of Gintama On the part of the "Real Story". Since everything has been said, I can't add anything more. Another good season of Gintama. [Enjoyment 10]

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