Gintama

Gintama is a hilarious anime airing since April 2006. As of now, there are 161 episodes that can be watched on Crunchyroll. Unlike any other comedy anime, it is not boring because it has less talk. If you like Naruto and Bleach but hate those long boring talks and fights that take over 9000 episodes to finish, you’ll probably love Gintama. Gintama’s story is sooo random, so watching it is all for the heck of enjoying 24 minutes of your life. Samurai/Ninja- themed anime fans may be disappointed, though. Because unlike Basilisk and Afro Samurai, this does not contain heavy drama and gore.

STORY
The story takes place in Edo (known today as Tokyo because of the name change in 1868), Japan, which has been taken over by aliens called Amanto since the late Edo period. The samurai of Japan have fallen, and the Amanto placed a ban on carrying swords in public. The story focuses on an eccentric samurai, Gintoki Sakata, his (partial) apprentice Shinpachi Shimura, and a teenage alien girl: Kagura. All three are “free-lancers” who search for work in order to pay the monthly rent, which usually goes unpaid anyway.

Score: 3/10. LOL. It’s so random. There’s no storyline. Period. XD

ART
Gintama has the style otakus of this generation love. Just the same style, though. Nothing new and special.

Score: 9/10

SOUND
The opening and closing songs are quite catchy. I like Pray (the first opening song) the most.

Score: 9/10

WORTH WATCHING?
F yes! I highly recommend this anime for those people bored of the same old anime that fall under the comedy category. The parodies are frickin’ funny! There’s Prince of Tennis, Naruto, Bleach and many more! It has the right amount of action and comedy.

OVERALL
9/10
The best comedy anime I’ve ever seen. Unfortunately, it’s just about the comedy.. and action.