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Sakata Gintoki is a samurai living in an era when samurai are no longer needed.
To add to his troubles, oppressive aliens have moved in to invade.
Gintoki lives with Kagura and Shinpachi, taking on odd jobs to make the world a better place... and to pay their rent.


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Associated Names
Gin Tama
Silver Soul

Groups Scanlating
Bakana Haven

Latest Release(s)
v.68 c.608 by Hi wa Mata Noboru (5d ago)
c.607 by Hi wa Mata Noboru (12d ago)
v.67 c.606 by Hi wa Mata Noboru (19d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
64 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 61, Chap 551 (Gintama°)

User Reviews
Gintama by Bettum

28 topics, 133 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.9 / 10.0 (946 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.82 / 10.0
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Last Updated
August 22nd 2016, 5:41pm PST

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Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (23 Volumes - Dropped)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #383 increased(+77)
Monthly Pos #433 decreased(-20)
3 Month Pos #425 increased(+14)
6 Month Pos #413 increased(+24)

List Stats
On 3148 reading lists
On 1370 wish lists
On 228 unfinished lists
On 465 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Gintama Gets New TV Anime Series 29 days, 21 hours, 2 minutes ago
Gintama Enters Final Arc in 2016 230 days, 13 hours, 15 minutes ago
Which chapter is this from? 452 days, 18 hours, 59 minutes ago
OkiKagu? 931 days, 13 hours, 3 minutes ago
What's Your Favorite Gintama Character? 967 days, 9 hours, 53 minutes ago

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To be honest: Its only appreciated by a few   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Roaku
May 27th, 2013, 12:57am
This isn't a manga for everyone.
If you like solid straight-laced characters, some steamy plot, with seriousness...
Then Gintama is not going to be your cup of tea.
Those of you who are searching for character development, some kind of conclusions, or major resolutions, or even a solid continuous plot, then again, you might wanna look elsewhere.

But for that small few. That fantastic few of you, who are eagerly searching for parody, humour, random nonsense that makes sense only through a strict adherence to madness. Then you will adore Gintama. This manga is unlike any manga you've ever read (or will ever read!). There is nothing predictable about it. It pokes jokes at itself and at every Shounen Jump genre out there. Its quirky and its weird. Its like that post man who comes around wearing his uniform, but asks you if you have a door bell. The plots are active, forceful, tearful, beautiful, and gross. They encompass so much in them, that many could feel overwhelmed.

Gintama is not for the faint-hearted, or the serious types. Its for the adventurous lot, the crazy and ridiculous lot. Its for the cool kids who never got cool at school, but suddenly found themselves the centre of attention in University cause they smartened up about human nature (...what was I saying?) Oh but honestly, its for all of you lazy sods who can relate so much of gintoki in yerselves. biggrin

And as such, to this sorry few, I tell you to hurry up, and go read Gintama. Don't waste another second reading any other review. You've been convinced, now execute it.
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Seriously Overrated   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by Bleach-No1-Manga
March 26th, 2013, 11:20am
1 year back i used to like Gintama , but now it's come to the point where i just want this to end

i know it's a GAG manga but even this Genre has an expiry date and this Seriously needs to end now, coz all the LAUGHS now only comes from one tickling himself for amusement coz the episode and Chapters are like a blank's that DULL seriously END this one

... Last updated on March 26th, 2013, 11:23am
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Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by sujinj523
March 12th, 2013, 5:03am
I don't really get it. Why's everyone so into Gintama? I read it because there were so many good comments but I can't really agree with what everyone is saying. Characters: funny and interesting. Art: ok. Plot: confused The biggest issue I have with Gintama is that it lacks plot. I read up to 247 and stopped because I just got bored. The stories always seem random and there isn't really any flow from one arc to the next. Oh and there's just too much gag (most of which is stupid?). It makes everything feel a little forced. I like some action, mystery, seriousness in mangas and on my scale, Gintama's just about average. I started reading this because it was about samurai but I realized halfway through that it's not anything like the historical action shounen I like. I can't compare it to Rurouni Kenshin at all. Meh. On hold for me.

... Last updated on March 12th, 2013, 5:05am
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Great Manga   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by mizaki2100
October 17th, 2012, 6:45pm
I don't know. I read it because I heard from a friend that it's good. Hell, I read it from the beginning up to the current release non-stop. Now I'm going for the anime. I never watched the anime of the manga I read. This is the first time. The comedy really is painfully funny. I had no regrets reading Gintama instead of studying for my quiz in tomorrow. Awesome manga.
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Best ever?   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by jt3z
September 30th, 2012, 6:14am
Who knows if it will be the best ever but as of right now this manga/anime top every other manga out there. great Characters, Great comedy, great timely action(i e arcs). has everything u would love in a manga.
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Greatest thing ever.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by witchofwisps
June 21st, 2012, 2:04pm
Gintama is my absolute favourite series of all time! I love this gloriously picaresque series. The hilarious rhapsodizing, the fantastically wacky and lovable cast of characters combines the wonderful style of Japanese manga with the hilarious, physics and logic-defying wackiness of my favourite cartoons: Freakazoid, Animaniacs and the setting reminds me of the beautiful open universe containing endless possibilities for humour and stories of Futurama. It does all of this while being it's own unique series. It also offers more than just humour, there are crowning moments of epic and there are wonderfully serious, thoughtful and even heart-breaking moments that set off the general tone of levity in the series. It's everything I like and I adore all the characters. I can't help but completely gush. Whatever anyone else thinks of this series, I will always find it PERFECT! FLAWLESS! LULZY in the extreme! ^.^ Seriously it is the greatest series ever and I find it genuinely and sincerely PERFECT.

... Last updated on June 21st, 2012, 2:11pm
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Not Bad!   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Cassiopea
June 19th, 2012, 9:14am
It's nifty - the humour is pretty charming, poking fun at various aspects of the typical themes of the genre of certain mangas.

The series overall wasn't enough for me to keep me reading, but I do recommend it if you fancy a laid back kind of read and feel the need for a quality chuckle. No harm in trying it!
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Eternal_rain
April 17th, 2012, 6:55pm
This series is definitely one of my most favorite manga ever! The gag is it is surely one of the best! If possible, I recommend you watch the anime too! It's very well made and the voice actors 's voice acting is really funny and nice to hear. I laugh in every episode!
I mean you should try this out, seriously! You won't regret it! >3<
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So amazing   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by cascade
January 17th, 2012, 10:28pm
This series is so amazing, the manga as well as the anime.
I can't help but shake with laughter, I love the parodies in it! The silly humor is precisely my sense of humor. Though the comedy dominates, there is action and there are heart-touching stories! 10 outta 10!
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Silver perm hair <333   
Rating: N/A
by NobodyStupid
December 23rd, 2011, 10:23am
Oh gwad~
There is a comedy, action, tear.
Too bad in my country only little people know this manga/anime -___-
Sorachi-sensei! I looked forward for your next gintama series smile
Yorozuya forever ~
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