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Dec 5, 2021

Gintama Season 5

This season was exactly what I was so afraid of.

Gintama was always an excellent and bizarre comedy that at the same time had serious themes and story-relevant arcs. These consisted mostly of 3-7 episodes and could still hold up despite barely mediocre pacing. Due to the sympathy of the characters and the atmosphere, one liked the arcs and fights no matter how monotonous and flat they became.

But this season is completely dedicated to the battle on Rakuyou, between the rebels, Yoruzuya and Kamui's as well as Utsuro's army.

Some humorous scenes and a shockingly masculine fight by Katsura (thanks for only seeing him fight 1x like that, what a waste) helped this arc out considerably.
Apart from that, it was immensely shallow, had very slow pacing, the episodes dragged on forever and practically nothing relevant happened except for episodes 1-2 and 11-12. Everything else just barely achieved average quality.

[Story 3]
The plot of this arc was minimal, in terms of content it was just a battle that went on too long. Some essential characters were finally defeated here and done.

[Characters 5]
One finally contained the entire plot of Kamui and some details about various characters, including Utsuro. Other than that, the characters have been much less convincing this season.

[Music 6]

Osts as always good, only due to this slow pacing the music was often used questionably or not at all.

The intro is anything but my taste and didn't fit much with the so far quite satisfying style of Gintama. The previous intros have all been a trap visually, but musically they have been very impressive.

[Animations 5]

Average, nothing more. There have been minimal moments of brilliance, other than that they have been mostly slow, empty, and without any dynamic. And this is not even the worst season of Gintama.


Every fan was certainly happy about this season and so did I. Qualitatively, however, it is far behind the previous ones. It would have been better to shorten this season and possibly attach it to another season.

[Enjoyment 7]

3/10 story
5/10 animation
6.5/10 sound
5/10 characters
5.5/10 overall
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