Gintama is unlike anything you have ever watched. Whether it’s a nationwide rebellion or a gruesome death, everything is covered by a thick sheath of comedy. An emotionally moving dialogue that almost brings you to tears? You better be ready for a scene that nullifies the tension right after.
While its scenes are impossibly hilarious, its amount of episodes is also nothing less than madness. Even more astonishing is the fact that none of the episodes will let you down.
Gintama lovers have been blessed with 367 episodes full of comedy, which include four anime seasons and six sequel seasons. It has also received three movies, an OVA series and several specials.
The absurdness of Gintama will surely make you wonder what Hideaki Sorachi was smoking while penning this masterpiece. With the recommended watch order, you too can make this madhouse a comfort anime.
1. Quick Watch Order/ Chronological Order
- Gintama (seasons 1-4)
- Gintama’: Enchousen
- Gintama: The Movie: The Final Chapter: Be Forever Yorozuya
- Gintama. Porori-hen
- Gintama. Shirogane no Tamashii-hen
- Gintama: The Semi-Final
- Gintama: The Final
2. Release Order
|Title||Type||No. of Episodes||Release Date|
|Gintama||Jump Festa Specials 1||1||2005|
|Gintama (season 1)||TV Anime||49||2006-2007|
|Gintama (season 2)||TV Anime||50||2007-2008|
|Gintama (season 3)||TV Anime||51||20008-2009|
|White Demon’s Birth||Jump Festa Specials 2||1||2008|
|Gintama (season 4)||TV Anime||51||2009-2010|
|Gintama: Dai Hanseikai||Special||1||2010|
|Gintama: The Movie||Movie||1||2010|
|Gintama’: Enchōsen||TV Anime||13||2012-2013|
|Gintama: The Movie: The Final Chapter: Be Forever Yorozuya||Movie||1||2013|
|Gintama x Mameshiba||Special||6||2013|
|The Input of This Super Move Is Too Hard And I Can’t Pull It Off||Jump Festa Specials 3||1||2014|
|Delicious Goods Are Preempted After Being Postponed, So Be Sure To Eat Them First||Jump Festa Specials 4||1||2015|
|Gintama°: Love Incense Arc||OVA||2||2016|
|Gintama. Porori-hen||TV Anime||13||2017|
|Gintama. Shirogane no Tamashii-hen||TV Anime||26||2018|
|Gintama: The Final x Mameshiba||Special||2||2020-2021|
|Gintama: The Very Final||Movie||1||2021|
|Gintama: The Semi-Final||Special||2||2021|
3. Where to watch Gintama with English subtitles and dub?
Despite its popularity, Gintama is a difficult anime to find on streaming websites. Crunchyroll has six of the installments, but not the last one. Thus, you will find all the episodes minus the last 26, and the movies. The Gintama specials and OVAs are also not available to stream anywhere.
|Title||Where to Stream with Eng subs?||Where to Stream with Eng dub?|
|Gintama (seasons 1-4)||Hulu, Crunchyroll||Hulu, Crunchyroll|
|Gintama: The Movie: The Final Chapter: Be Forever Yorozuya||–||–|
|Gintama. Shirogane no Tamashii-hen||–||–|
|Gintama: The Very Final||Amazon Video, Tubi, Pluto TV||–|
|Gintama: The Semi-Final||–||–|
4. Can you download and watch Gintama offline?
Crunchyroll and Hulu both provide download services. You can watch Gintama offline after downloading from the below stated websites.
|Website||Subscription Packages||Offline Viewing|
|Crunchyroll||Fan – $7.99/month||No|
|Mega Fan – $9.99/month||Yes|
|Ultimate Fan – $14.99/month||Yes|
|Hulu||Ad-Supported: $7.99/month (or $79.99/year)||Yes|
|No Ads: $14.99/month||Yes|
A lot of anime are geo-blocked for several countries. If the anime isn’t available on any streaming website in your area, then you can use a VPN to bypass the geo-block.
There are many paid VPN services available, but you also have free options at hand. You can also use free browser extensions VPNs that you will find in the extension store.
If you are accessing streaming websites from your phone, you will find several VPNs from the app store. The important thing is that Gintama is present on Netflix, Crunchyroll, Hulu, and many other streaming websites’ catalogs, so set your VPN to a suitable location to access the anime from anywhere.
6. How much time will it take to watch Gintama?
It will take you 158 hours and 23 minutes to watch all the installments in Gintama. This includes all the TV series, movies, OVAs, and specials.
IIf you follow the chronological order, you can complete the series in 146 hours and 35 minutes.
Here’s a quick list of each installment and their run time in order of their release:
|Title||Type||No. of Episodes|
|Gintama||Jump Festa Specials 1||32 minutes|
|Gintama (season 1-4)||TV Anime||4824 minutes|
|White Demon’s Birth||Jump Festa Specials 2||10 minutes|
|Gintama: Dai Hanseikai||Special||14 minutes|
|Gintama: The Movie||Movie||95 minutes|
|Gintama’||TV Anime||1224 minutes|
|Gintama’: Enchōsen||TV Anime||312 minutes|
|Gintama: The Movie: The Final Chapter: Be Forever Yorozuya||Movie||110 minutes|
|Gintama x Mameshiba||Special||3 minutes|
|The Input of This Super Move Is Too Hard And I Can’t Pull It Off||Jump Festa Specials 3||24 minutes|
|Gintama°||TV Anime||1224 minutes|
|Delicious Goods Are Preempted After Being Postponed, So Be Sure To Eat Them First||Jump Festa Specials 4||12 minutes|
|Gintama°: Love Incense Arc||OVA||52 minutes|
|Gintama.||TV Anime||288 minutes|
|Gintama. Porori-hen||TV Anime||299 minutes|
|Gintama. Shirogane no Tamashii-hen||TV Anime||624 minutes|
|Gintama: The Final x Mameshiba||Special||1 minutes|
|Gintama: The Very Final||Movie||104 minutes|
|Gintama: The Semi-Final||Special||48 minutes|
7. Frequently Asked Questions
The original anime series of Ginatam ended after four seasons and 201 episodes. However, it has received several sequel series after that. There are a total of six sequel series which consist of another 166 episodes.
All the sequel series are equally funny if not more hilarious than the original, so skipping them is not advisable.
The first Gintama movie is just a recap film so you don’t have to watch that. The next two films have a good plot and actually play huge roles in the main story so you can’t skip them.
Gintama has a fairly low number of only 22 filler episodes, You will find the whole filler list if you follow the below stated link.
The recommended order to watch Gintama is its chronological order. Specials are side-stories and can be viewed anytime after their respective seasons.
Rest assured, Gintama is one of the best comedy anime out there, and every episode will make you roll on the floor while laughing. Absurdness has no limits in thai series, and I’m sure it will become a favorite of yours too.
9. About Gintama
The story is set in an alternate-history late-Edo period, where humanity is attacked by aliens called ‘Amanto.’ Edo Japan’s samurai fight to defend Earth, but the shōgun cowardly surrenders when he realizes the aliens’ power.
He agrees to an unequal contract with the aliens, placing a ban on carrying swords in public and allowing the invaders to enter the country.
The samurai’s swords are confiscated, and the Tokugawa bakufu becomes a puppet government.
The series focuses on an eccentric samurai, Gintoki Sakata, who works as an odd-jobs freelancer. Although the story is mostly episodic, a few story arcs and recurring antagonists develop.