Watch Gintama, one of the longest anime series in the world with our easy guide and watch order
Gintama is written by Hideaki Sorachi and has been made into animation by Sunrise in 2005. Being one of the biggest anime series, it has 367 television episodes which started in April 2006 and finished in October 2018. It also has 1 OVA Series, 8 TV installments, 4 Movies, and 5 specials, so I guess I have covered the entire paragraph just for the names of the Japanese manga series, Gintama!!
For everyone who thinks it is easy to watch such a big series entirely then you need to consult a doctor and if you think you should not watch this series just by seeing its size then you need to consult a doctor too, because this is one of the beloved anime series of all time even after being big.
If you want to start this series, which you should gather a lot of courage and first read this article entirely to understand the concept of the series and the guide of how to start a long series in the correct order!!
Storyline for understanding the concept of Gintama
The storyline of Gintama is basically imaginative, where we see how aliens called “Amanto” attack japan and how Shogun who is scared of the alien’s powers surrenders to them accepting all their demands which is not carrying swords and to allow other aliens to enter the country, making the government weak and samurai ashamed.
This story focuses mainly on Gintoki Sakata, a samurai who has the job of a freelancer. He helps Tae the sister of Shinpachi Shimura from a group of aliens and in order to thank Gintoki, Shinpachi becomes his close friend and starts to pay the bills of Gintoki and starts learning about samurai!
As the group of Gintoki increases powerfully the Shinsengumi police force starts taking help Gintoki, in order to catch dangerous criminals. The story is different in every episode but I think you will better understand the series now after a little intro on everything.
So now let me give you the Gintama Watch Order and Easy Guide to Watch the Anime Series, without wasting much of your time
Easy Guide to Gintama Watch In Order
1. Season 1 (Episodes 1-49) and Gintama (2011)
So you should start with season 1, consisting of 49 episodes and then watch Gintama 2011, which is a sequel of the first Gintama anime series made in 2010. It is based story of gintoki and kagura (alien teenager).
2. Season 2 (Episodes 50-99) and Gintama: The Movie / Shinyaku Benizakura-hen
Then watch the second season of Gintama series consisting of 50 episodes and later watch the first movie of Manga series which released on 24 april 2010 and it revolves around the story of Arc from Gin Tama in which Kotaro Katsura is attacked by a member of the army Kiheitai, and then Gin starts searching for him.
Check out No Game No Life Season 2 as well!!
3. Gintama’: Enchousen (2012)
This is the continuation of 2nd anime series of Gintama that ended in march 2012 and it has 13 episodes in total which were released on Oct 4, 2012, and ended on Mar 28, 2013.
4. Gintama: The Movie: The Final Chapter: Be Forever Yorozuya
It is a Japanese animated movie was produced by Sunrise and released on July 6, 2013. The plot here is tremendous as we see how Gintoki travels to future and deals with a secret and unknown group of sorcerers.
5. Season 3 (Episodes 100-150)
Season 3 was telecasted on Japan’s TV Tokyo from April 3, 2008 to March 26, 2009 with a total of 51 episodes.
Also check out Black Lagoon Season 3!!
6. Season 4 (Episodes 151-201) or Gintama
It premiered on TV Tokyo on April 2, 2009, and ended on March 25, 2010.
7. Gintama: Love Incense Arc (OVA)
This OVA of Gintama includes two episodes, called “Smoke Rises in Places Without Love” and “Eternal Flower” which released on August 4, 2016 and November 4, 2016
8. Gintama. (2017)
Gintama 2017 is also the sequel of Gintama anime series and it has 12 episodes in it starting from “The Monster and the Monster’s Child” released on January 8, 2017 and ended on March 26, 2017 with the last episode “hope”
9. Season 5, or Gintama-Slip Arc
Season 5 started on Oct 2, 2017, to Dec 25, 2017 with a total of 13 episodes.
10. Gintama: Silver Soul Arc – Second Half War (2018)
Gintama: Silver Soul Arc is the other half of Gintama: Slip Arc and has released on Jul 9, 2018, to Oct 8, 2018 with a total of 14 episodes.
11. Gintama: The Semi-Final (Special)
The Gintama: Semi-Final has been released recently with one episode on January 15, 2021 and another one on January 20, 2021.
12. “Gintama: The Final”
Gintama: The Final is a 1 hour 45 minutes movie released on 8 January 2021.
Special Content only if you complete the above given order as they are not important and made just for fun, still I will put the order below, so check it out!
1. Gintama: Nanigoto mo Saiyo ga Kanjin nano de Tasho Senobisuru Kurai ga Choudoyoi (2005)
2. Gintama: Shiroyasha Koutan / “White Demon’s Birth”(2008)
3. Gintama: Dai Hanseikai (2010)
4. Shinyaku Benizakura-hen (2010)
5. Gintama: Futon ni Haitte kara Buki Nokoshi ni Kizuite Neru ni Nerenai Toki mo Aru (2015)
6. Gintama: Umai-mono wa Atomawashi ni Suru to Yokodorisareru kara Yappari Saki ni Kue (2015)
Why should you watch the series, Gintama?
Gintama as I said earlier is the biggest anime series in the world, did I not say that it is one of the most interesting and exciting series as well. So if you are a person who loves comedy, adventure and action this has everything in one series, just like Family Guy Season 17! There are many places where you might not understand what the series is about but go through the order I have given above and I am pretty sure you will go smoothly, so enjoy the action, laugh on the comedy and let me know in the comments section if you like the article, thankyou!!