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In an era where aliens have invaded and taken over feudal Tokyo, an unemployed samurai finds work however he can.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Tomokazu Sugita ...  Gintoki Sakata / ... 326 episodes, 2006-2018
Daisuke Sakaguchi ...  Shinpachi Shimura / ... 304 episodes, 2006-2018
Rie Kugimiya ...  Kagura / ... 297 episodes, 2006-2018
Kazuya Nakai Kazuya Nakai ...  Toshiro Hijikata / ... 146 episodes, 2006-2018
Susumu Chiba ...  Isao Kondo / ... 140 episodes, 2006-2017
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In the early 17th century, Japan adopted strict isolation policies and severed almost all ties with foreign countries. In 1853, the US fleet commanded by Admiral Perry forced the doors open, leading to a modernization of the nation's sociopolitical systems and the eventual fall of the Shogunate. The samurai regime ended its life with the imperial restoration in 1868. That's what history tells, but in Gintama, that's not what happens. Instead of the US fleet, the country is stormed by spaceships coming from four corners of the universe and soon we see it occupied by extraterrestrials. The Shogunate has become a puppet of alien occupation armies. All samurais have been disarmed and reduced to temp workers with no skills who just try to make ends meet. Gintama is a story of a handyman named Gintoki, a samurai with no respect for rules set by the invaders, who's ready to take any job to survive. He and his gang, however, are also among the very few who have not forgotten the morale of a ... Written by Crunchyroll.com

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Country:

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Japanese

Release Date:

4 April 2006 (Japan) See more »

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Toshiro Hijikata: Let's party!
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Greatest anime ever
25 September 2019 | by anedqmSee all my reviews

I watched this anime Iast year, expecting to get a light story. I didn't know that I was about to meet a piece of jewelry. It's hard to explain what Gintama is about. It can be describe as a comedy, shonen and slice of life. If you watch the first 50 episodes only, you will probable think this is a comedy. But you'll be wrong. It's much more than that. It's not the classic shonen, our protagonist Gintoki, doesn't have (and need) power ups. He's lazy and dumb. Character development is incredible. Don't expect to get one-dimensional characters, especially on Gintoki's side. Gintama is very "similar" to life: It has funny moments, tragic moments. Funny and dumb people being serious, serious people being funny and dumb.


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