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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)


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Associated Names
Bankara-san ga tooru
Gin Tama
Sidabrinė Dvasia
Silver Soul

Groups Scanlating
Bakana Haven

Latest Release(s)
v.75 c.674 by Hi wa Mata Noboru 10 days ago
v.75 c.673 by Hi wa Mata Noboru 18 days ago
v.75 c.672 by Hi wa Mata Noboru 24 days ago
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Status in Country of Origin
72 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°)

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Gintama by Bettum

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User Rating
Average: 8.9 / 10.0 (988 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.82 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 6th 2018, 12:51pm PST



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English Publisher
Viz (23 Volumes - Dropped)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #389 decreased(-81)
Monthly Pos #338 decreased(-33)
3 Month Pos #273 increased(+79)
6 Month Pos #317 increased(+36)
Year Pos #384 increased(+46)

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Forum Posts
Gintama Gets New TV Anime Series about 1 year ago
Gintama Enters Final Arc in 2016 over 2 years ago
Which chapter is this from? over 2 years ago
OkiKagu? over 3 years ago
What's Your Favorite Gintama Character? over 4 years ago

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just look at the comments - mostly 10s   
Rating: N/A
by lime123
May 6th, 2008, 1:46pm
i CAN'T stop laughing when i read gintama
the characters are all so unique n funny
i dun really kno how to explain this but the setting gives the author alot of freedom to basically do whatever he wants - that's why the humor is just UNBELIEVABLE
the fighting scenes are either VERY cool or VERY funny haha.
and the art is quite nice too (and improves as the story goes on)
if you have time i recommend u to watch the anime as well; masterpiece + colour + sound (50+ episodes subbed)
really really like this manga

... Last updated on May 6th, 2008, 1:47pm
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A manga for manga fans   
Rating: N/A
by piyuupiyuu
March 19th, 2008, 11:25am
Much of the humor in Gintama comes from spoofing other anime and other elements of modern Japanese culture. Think of the Scary Movie franchise - best enjoyed when you know the original material they're making fun of. Gintama's brand of brash comedy isn't for everyone, so it's hard to guarantee you'll be laughing out loud in every chapter - but that's this series's effect on me. biggrin

Other than that, the art is nice, and while there's no stable plot, the characters are very interesting. Moreover, the setting and premise of the entire series is so unbelievable, there's enough material for some seriously good story arcs.
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good :D   
Rating: N/A
by jina
March 15th, 2008, 11:20am
i like gintama, it's hilarious. It really is one of a kind that really makes you laugh your butt off. I have laugh so much over Gintama that my stomach hurts. smile
Yeah, gintama is not the type of manga that really have a specific plot or storyline. It's aimed at comedy, at that's what you'll get. biggrin
Sometimes i find it annoying cause there is no plot to the story but i can't help but come back to it. It's just too funny. smile
(and wow! 22 volumes! That's a lot! Whoa! I wonder when it will end?)
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Just hilarious   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Deva
February 14th, 2008, 8:30pm
Wow I didn't think that I could laugh so much about a manga but it's hilarious. The characters are nothing special but fit perfectly together and the "plot" only provides the setting for the ingenious conversations and nothing more. If you don't like the first chapters, don't bother reading it any further it doesn't change, but I love it.
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Beyond Godliness   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by KaoruY
January 29th, 2008, 10:32pm
This is the type of manga where, either you like it or you don't.
And I'm placing this on my list of Godly manga. (Which only has this on it.)
But that's just me.
o(# ̄▽ ̄)==O﹀﹀ ̄▽ ̄' ﹀o 金钢飞拳~!!

... Last updated on January 29th, 2008, 10:34pm
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It is not for everyone   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Xnova
November 8th, 2007, 12:12pm
I started watching the anime at first before going onto the manga. IT IS HILARIOUS!!!! I think it's one of its kind. While I love this series, I have to say it is not your typical shonen action series like Bleach or Naruto. The humour is pretty satirical and I think for those who are not into anime or manga or not well acquainted with the EDO or SHINSEHGUMI period, you might not find it funny at all due to the context of the spoofs and inside jokes. It is a 'love it' or 'hate it' series.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by piy8ax
October 10th, 2007, 1:31am
I go crazy over gintama. Not boring all. really

... Last updated on October 10th, 2007, 1:34am
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must read   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by modaryowis
July 29th, 2007, 12:00pm
it's been a while since my stomach hurts from laughing that much.
the manga is hilarious, the anime was even better with those parodies.
gintama is truely a masterpiece
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Soooo funny   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by NoirChan
April 18th, 2007, 5:05am
Man its really funny and the plot is good too.

... Last updated on April 18th, 2007, 5:05am
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Great !   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Shadowpact
November 11th, 2006, 1:10pm
Great action, great plot, great humor, great drawing. just G !

now seriously, i haven't seen smt. as good an funny like this since bobobobobobobo
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