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During the Edo period, Japan is suddenly invaded by alien creatures known as the "Amanto." Despite the samurai's attempts to combat the extraterrestrial menace, the Shogun soon realizes that their efforts are futile and decides to surrender. This marks the beginning of an uneasy agreement between the Shogunate and Amanto, one that results in a countrywide sword ban and the disappearance of the samurai spirit.

However, there exists one eccentric individual who wields a wooden sword and refuses to let his samurai status die. Now that his kind are no longer needed, Gintoki Sakata performs various odd jobs around town in order to make ends meet. Joined by his self-proclaimed disciple Shinpachi Shimura, the fearsome alien Kagura, and a giant dog named Sadaharu, they run the business known as Yorozuya, often getting caught up in all sorts of crazy and hilarious shenanigans.

Volume 24 contains Bankara (ばんから)
Volume 38 contains 13 (サーティーン)


Related Series

Associated Names
Bankara-san ga tooru
Gin Tama
Silver Soul

Groups Scanlating
Bakana Haven

Latest Release(s)
v.74 c.671 by Hi wa Mata Noboru 6 days ago
v.74 c.670 by Hi wa Mata Noboru 14 days ago
v.74 c.669 by Hi wa Mata Noboru 19 days ago
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Status in Country of Origin
74 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 34, Chap 292 (Gintama) ; 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 (984 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.82 / 10.0
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Last Updated
February 21st 2018, 12:21pm PST



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Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (23 Volumes - Dropped)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #275 decreased(-22)
Monthly Pos #192 increased(+31)
3 Month Pos #282 increased(+70)
6 Month Pos #363 increased(+106)
Year Pos #404 increased(+26)

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On 3356 reading lists
On 1429 wish lists
On 239 unfinished lists
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Forum Posts
Gintama Gets New TV Anime Series about 1 year ago
Gintama Enters Final Arc in 2016 about 1 year ago
Which chapter is this from? over 2 years ago
OkiKagu? over 3 years ago
What's Your Favorite Gintama Character? over 3 years ago

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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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Great Manga!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Aeylis
September 29th, 2009, 2:58pm
Update: Absolutely hilarious. Very easy to stop reading for a while then come back to. Funniest manga out there and it is a pity that Viz stopped publishing it. There is a good quality main plot backing up the manga, but it rarely appears. Just sit back and enjoy the ride

... Last updated on June 13th, 2012, 5:44pm
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Really fun   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by zhihu
June 20th, 2009, 6:31am
Story: 9/10
Char: 10/10
Comedy: 9.5/10
Overal: 9.5/10

Spoiler (highlight to view)
When Okita's sister died, it made me cry T_T...........

[Edit by mod]: Spoiler.

... Last updated on June 20th, 2009, 6:32am
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luv it   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by cutehanky2
April 21st, 2009, 4:20am
it's too funny..i love how the mangaka makes his characters spout nonsense in the has a right amount of seriousness and comedy in it and not to mention that Gintoki is just too lovable as the main character
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by roxslide
January 5th, 2009, 3:41am
FUNNY AS HELL. To be honest I don't laugh at every chapter, but I haven't met one chapter yet that didn't keep me at least amused. I also really admire gintama for being an almost completely humour based manga, but be able still end the day with some symbolic meaning.

On another note, I really enjoy Sorachi's character's. I love the main trio and all of the Shinsengumi, they're all really fun and likeable characters, haha.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Suou_Tamaki
July 30th, 2008, 6:48pm
Great Storyline? Check. Humor? Check. No limitations? Check. Not one stupid character? Check. Comedy? Check. Favorite manga worthy? Check. Rereadable thousands of times over? Check. Fame worthy? Check. Awesome fights? Check.

Gintama is really... the best.. you won't be able to find anything that can top this.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Mantoki
July 30th, 2008, 2:35pm
This manga is like HILARIOUS to the EXTREME.
Before I read/watched this I didn't even think it was possible to laugh this much, it always manadges to amaze me at how much of a genius the man who created this is.
This is the without a doubt the best anime and manga ever!
Surpasses Bleach, Naruto, and Ouran - by a LANDSLIDE.
If you don't start this your missing out like crazy.
Nothing else even BEGINS to compare to this
I'm going to cry when this ends... probably as much as when my dog died....
Knowing about this manga makes it easy to choose my favorite
I just can't be completely satisfied with anything else after reading this
really the best word to describe this is: Perfect

... Last updated on October 9th, 2008, 2:08pm
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What make the Silver Soul turned it into MEGA XX PLATINUM   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by silverknightGinryuu
May 13th, 2008, 7:42am
When I saw Gintama on any sites like youtube or crunchyroll, Technically This anime has a catastrophe of laughter and action all in one. The Sublime Satire made by Hideaki Sorachi combining the Historical Settings, Science Fiction, Action and Out-of-this-world comedy with a punch of Parodies and TONS of Stupidities here.

Aside from the looks of the Settings, There is no serious storyline out there. It is Made in Pure Comedy, That is COMEDY rich in gags and all of it were pure exaggerations that made this comedy a haphazardly funny.

The Characters were based on the real people who are involved in Japanese History, well said that these characters are cloud-nine wacky and downright insane.

Also some of the habit of one of the characters with a bazooka-totting Shinsengumi First Captain has the sense of being a deadpan.

Remember the Science Fiction and Japanese Combined, The plot is all about the three guys were doing whatever they want to pay up their rents to save the world. Luckily, Aliens came up to their trouble and Shinsengumi, Joi Faction and Kiheitai came in.

Also some songs from the pop idol Tsuu Terakado gives me an insulting gag about what she said.

What can I say about Gintama?

Gintama is not just a silver soul for nothing, It is a UBER-PLATINUM Grade of Comedy under Shounen category with unadulterated Humor and Guiltless Comedy and Pure Shonen JUMP-like Gags that you will never see it before as well there were TONS of Cosplays in Anime.

End note: Love this anime, Laugh this comedy and make a beautiful sunshine of it ala Gintama Style!

Rating: 10 flat

As for you to say, one of the members of Shinsengumi was cosplaying Ryoma Echizen which does not found at the manga

... Last updated on November 13th, 2008, 9:00pm
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