Gintama° Review — B-

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Aliens, samurais and fart jokes, part ten thousand.

You know, I thought this would have gotten old by now? If my count is right, there have been a total of 316 episodes. But amazingly it hasn’t. Actually, it keeps getting better. Most of the second half of the first season sucked (I didn’t even manage to watch it all), but this latest iteration was just great. Most anime, when they attempt to toss some sort of serious story into their comedy show, fail miserably. Yet Gintama keeps pulling it off like it’s easy, time after time. It succeeds at both. I think part of it is that, even when it’s in the middle of something serious, it never forgets that it’s a comedy. So at the most serious moment, it will throw in some guy in his underwear, or a poop joke, or something like that. Despite all this, it had one of the best serious stories of any anime airing this season.

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Yes, the humor is certainly juvenile. It’s probably not for everyone.

I recommend it highly, but if you want to watch everything, you’d have to watch something like 250 episodes to get to this season. It’s definitely not worth it if you haven’t already…

  • Storytelling – B – Great mix of plot and comedy.
  • Voice – A – So many immature poop jokes.
  • Characters – B – A big, diverse cast of memorable characters.
  • Attention Grab – B – Great, for this season at least.
  • Production – C – Looks fine.
  • Overall – B-

RecommendationsLevel ENichibros, Hayate no Gotoku

3 thoughts on “Gintama° Review — B-

  1. I don’t really think it’s nessexary to have seen all the previous episodes to enjoy this- I’d only read a chapter or two of the manga (and not the first 2 either, it was some previews in the paperback English Shonen Jump about 7 years ago or so), but I was still able to get the basic gist of the plot pretty fine.
    Admittedly, some backstory into the Yato, Shingensumi, Gin’s teacher and the crow police would have been nice but it was still pretty understandable and enjoyable throughout.

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