How To Watch Gintama? Easy Watch Order Guide

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’
  • Gintama’: Enchousen
  • Gintama: The Movie: The Final Chapter: Be Forever Yorozuya
  • Gintamaº
  • Gintama.
  • Gintama. Porori-hen
  • Gintama. Shirogane no Tamashii-hen
  • Gintama: The Semi-Final
  • Gintama: The Final

2. Release Order

TitleTypeNo. of EpisodesRelease Date
GintamaJump Festa Specials 112005
Gintama (season 1)TV Anime492006-2007
Gintama (season 2)TV Anime502007-2008
Gintama (season 3)TV Anime5120008-2009
White Demon’s BirthJump Festa Specials 212008
Gintama (season 4)TV Anime512009-2010
Gintama: Dai HanseikaiSpecial12010
Gintama: The MovieMovie12010
Gintama’TV Anime512011-2012
Gintama’: EnchōsenTV Anime132012-2013
Gintama: The Movie: The Final Chapter: Be Forever YorozuyaMovie12013
Gintama x MameshibaSpecial62013
The Input of This Super Move Is Too Hard And I Can’t Pull It OffJump Festa Specials 312014
Gintama°TV Anime512015-2016
Delicious Goods Are Preempted After Being Postponed, So Be Sure To Eat Them FirstJump Festa Specials 412015
Gintama°: Love Incense ArcOVA22016
Gintama.TV Anime122017
Gintama. Porori-henTV Anime132017
Gintama. Shirogane no Tamashii-henTV Anime262018
Gintama: The Final x MameshibaSpecial22020-2021
Gintama: The Very FinalMovie12021
Gintama: The Semi-FinalSpecial22021

3. Where to watch Gintama with English subtitles and dub?

How To Watch Gintama?
Sakata Gintoki | Source: Fandom

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.

TitleWhere to Stream with Eng subs?Where to Stream with Eng dub?
Gintama (seasons 1-4)Hulu, CrunchyrollHulu, Crunchyroll
Gintama’: EnchousenCrunchyrollCrunchyroll
Gintama: The Movie: The Final Chapter: Be Forever Yorozuya
Gintama. Porori-henCrunchyrollCrunchyroll
Gintama. Shirogane no Tamashii-hen
Gintama: The Very FinalAmazon Video, Tubi, Pluto TV
Gintama: The Semi-Final
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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.

Can you download and watch Gintama offline?
Gintama | Source: Fandom
WebsiteSubscription PackagesOffline Viewing
CrunchyrollFan – $7.99/monthNo
Mega Fan – $9.99/monthYes
Ultimate Fan – $14.99/monthYes
HuluAd-Supported: $7.99/month (or $79.99/year)Yes
No Ads: $14.99/monthYes
Pluto TVNo

5. What to do if Gintama is unavailable in your region?

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:

TitleTypeNo. of Episodes
GintamaJump Festa Specials 132 minutes
Gintama (season 1-4)TV Anime4824 minutes
White Demon’s BirthJump Festa Specials 210 minutes
Gintama: Dai HanseikaiSpecial14 minutes
Gintama: The MovieMovie95 minutes
Gintama’TV Anime1224 minutes
Gintama’: EnchōsenTV Anime312 minutes
Gintama: The Movie: The Final Chapter: Be Forever YorozuyaMovie110 minutes
Gintama x MameshibaSpecial3 minutes
The Input of This Super Move Is Too Hard And I Can’t Pull It OffJump Festa Specials 324 minutes
Gintama°TV Anime1224 minutes
Delicious Goods Are Preempted After Being Postponed, So Be Sure To Eat Them FirstJump Festa Specials 412 minutes
Gintama°: Love Incense ArcOVA52 minutes
Gintama.TV Anime288 minutes
Gintama. Porori-henTV Anime299 minutes
Gintama. Shirogane no Tamashii-henTV Anime624 minutes
Gintama: The Final x MameshibaSpecial 1 minutes
Gintama: The Very FinalMovie104 minutes
Gintama: The Semi-FinalSpecial48 minutes

7. Frequently Asked Questions

How many seasons does Gintama have?

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.

Are the Ginatam movies important to watch?

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.

Which episodes of Gintama are filler?

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.

8. Conclusion

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.

Aaheli Pradhan

Aaheli Pradhan

A grandma by heart who loves to knit, sketch, and swing in parks. Binge-reads a massive amount of manga from psychological to shounen-ai. Either awkward or salty, there's no in-between.


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