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Sakata Gintoki is a samurai living in an era when samurais 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
Crazyringo Manga

Latest Release(s)

Status in Country of Origin
55 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1

User Reviews
Gintama by Bettum

25 topics, 127 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.8 / 10.0 (851 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.72 / 10.0
 55% (472 votes)
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Last Updated
October 4th 2014, 9:55pm PST

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Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (23 Volumes - Dropped)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #284 decreased(-20)
Monthly Pos #280 increased(+4)
3 Month Pos #239 decreased(-13)
6 Month Pos #224 increased(+17)

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On 2848 reading lists
On 1258 wish lists
On 206 unfinished lists
On 389 custom lists

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OkiKagu? 261 days, 15 hours, 38 minutes ago
What's Your Favorite Gintama Character? 297 days, 12 hours, 28 minutes ago
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High time for a new story arc in Gintama 699 days, 14 hours, 15 minutes ago
Gintama Manga chapter help 785 days, 12 hours, 38 minutes ago

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Rating: N/A
by kasekimizu
June 2nd, 2011, 7:16pm
There are many many shounen series that start off leaning heavily on the comedy crutch before they gain a plot, and then when they try to dabble in comedy again it doesn't work at all. Gintama is not one of them. Instead, Gintama dabbles in plot as a way to set up and bolster comedy. The humor here is subversive, silly, sometimes gross, often breaks the fourth wall, and makes fun of everything indiscriminantly, especially Jump and shounen manga itself. The arcs, what arcs there are, are just short enough so that they don't wear out the reader's patience if they're not the type to enjoy shounen cliches (and there are cliches, this is still Jump). The characters are likeable - this is not the type of manga where the characters evolve in any significant way so you have to like them as they are. However, it's like hanging out with your old friends when they're this familiar. Highly recommended
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lalala love this   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by monkry
May 20th, 2011, 11:16am
This is perfect comedy for me, because comedy isn't my favorite genre, but I'm going with this, and laugh uncontrollably while reading this XXDDD the only pure-comedy manga that I am really into it!
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by gaara877
April 23rd, 2011, 8:06am
Bleach, Naruto and then Gintama. This is my favorite anime and manga. Well because it is my favorite, what else I can give to my favorite manga. It's 10.

The favorite arc I like is yoshiwara arc.

PS: did you know the biggest women country/ Red Light District belong to what manga? It is Gintama.

and "Please SUPPORT the mangaka by BUYING the ORIGINAL Gintama manga."- Gintama Fan

Because everybody just read online and not buying them.

... Last updated on May 2nd, 2011, 2:51am
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Comedy is great!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by goddessofdeath
September 19th, 2010, 5:48pm
I do enjoy this manga, it makes me laugh despite my strange and awkward humour.

But even though it might be a great laugh or not. There isn't any solid storyline or plot that it actually follows. It gains an arc or a short plot at the mangaka's whims but it isn't suggested to people who are looking for a story with a plot to follow. It is more of a sit back relax manga that you can fall back on when you are looking to past the time or have a good laugh.
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by skyarsalan
September 16th, 2010, 12:11pm
the story: amazing, it can make a perfect story that integrates Hilarius jokes with it perfectly.
art: great, has amazing add to detail, maybe too much though sometimes.
comedy: amazing, no more needs to be said.

10/10 what less can I give it?
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The epic Gintama   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Min7713
August 25th, 2010, 2:54am
From my point of view there is only one word to define this manga. EPIC, yes that's right epic. From the first time you read it you go into a laughing frenzy.

Believe it or not it happens to me. You will learn to admire Gin-san the main protagonist along with the other crews such as the four eyed Shinpachi, alien girl Kagura and many more.

The comedy in this manga is one the best that I have seen before. Trust me when I say you will have a hard time stopping yourself laughing at the jokes. There are also quite a few battles in this manga that i find interesting.

Long story short, if you are looking for a manga that will knock you senseless or just a fan of comedy than look no further Gintama is your manga.

... Last updated on August 25th, 2010, 3:01am
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Gintama Forever   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by kira29
August 11th, 2010, 11:30pm
Seriously I Love Gintama!

The characters, Gin and co. and their counter trio the shinsengumi and the supporting ones are hilarious and epic in terms of individual histories. 10/10 Just love the fact that this is an astounding pure comedy manga that makes me laugh my ass off TO THE EXTREME!
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Why read this?   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by angeltheya_12
June 25th, 2010, 10:43am
This manga is sooo good!!
It has epic fail comedy parts where you are gonna laugh so hard!
The storyline is soo cool!!!
And the fights for each of their arcs are so intense!!
I liked this more than naruto and bleach
It just got caught up in the middle of rise of those two mangas that it didnt become popular online,..
But hell ya! This is much better...
Not boring at all (^3^)
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Gintama > Bleach, Naruto...   
Rating: N/A
by VnManga
April 9th, 2010, 9:46pm
best manga ever
-great comedy
-drama parts
-great comedy !
-original main character

anime + manga both greath
read it definitely
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LMAO funny   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by dezin19
December 4th, 2009, 12:27am
Most of the posts before mine sum it up: Gintama is probably the funniest manga ever. I hear a lot of people say it doesn't have a main plot/story, but I think it does. It's just not in your face or apparent; you actually gotta look for it.

Try to keep a straight face while reading it. It's impossible.

... Last updated on June 26th, 2010, 1:17am
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