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The Best Episodes of Gintama

Every episode of Gintama ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Gintama!

In an era where aliens have invaded and taken over feudal Tokyo, an unemployed samurai finds work however he can.

Genres:Action & AdventureAnimationComedySci-Fi & Fantasy
Network:TV Tokyo

Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "Gintama" is "Life is about making consecutive decisions", rated 10/10 from 2 user votes. It was directed by N/A and written by N/A. "Life is about making consecutive decisions" aired on 1/29/2009 and is rated 0.0 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Farewell Shinsengumi".

  • Life is about making consecutive decisions
    10.0/10 2 votes

    #1 - Life is about making consecutive decisions

    Season 3 Episode 43 - Aired 2009-01-29

    As Gintoki and the gang head toward Hosen’s lair, they encounter Abuki, one of Kamui’s subordinates, and are overwhelmed by the incredible fighting power of the Yato Clan. On Shinpachi and Kagura’s urging, Gintoki heads out to face Hosen alone. The remaining two fight desperately against Abuki, only to be cornered by the overwhelming difference in power. In the midst of the fierce battle Kagura renews her feelings toward her older brother Kamui and her reason for fighting. But with Shinpachi’s life in danger, Kagura goes through a dramatic transformation…

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Farewell Shinsengumi
    10.0/10 1 votes

    #2 - Farewell Shinsengumi

    Season 7 Episode 51 - Aired 2016-03-30

    The complete fallout of the events at Kokujo Island come to light and brings about farewells nobody thought they'd ever see.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Masaki Tachihara

  • Guardian Spirits Are Also a Part of the Soul
    10.0/10 1 votes

    #3 - Guardian Spirits Are Also a Part of the Soul

    Season 9 Episode 13 - Aired 2017-12-25

    The Kabuki District Sports Meet begins, and Shinpachi bears witness to the influence guardian spirits have on such events. Will he be able to fight through it and help Odd Jobs win the cash prize?

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Be Careful Not to Leave Your Umbrella Somewhere
    9.7/10 2,491 votes

    #4 - Be Careful Not to Leave Your Umbrella Somewhere

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2007-06-07

    Kagura gets captured. Tetsuko goes to visit the injured Gintoki and tells him the truth about the benisakura sword.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Love Is Often Played Out In Sudden Death
    9.7/10 1,582 votes

    #5 - Love Is Often Played Out In Sudden Death

    Season 3 Episode 7 - Aired 2008-05-15

    Kagura accidentally knocks out an international soccer team when their capitan was out by giving them water from a janitors bucket and now The Yorozuya and others have to fill the teams spots.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The taste of drinking under broad daylight is something special
    9.7/10 3 votes

    #6 - The taste of drinking under broad daylight is something special

    Season 3 Episode 47 - Aired 2009-02-26

    While protecting Gintoki from the stray cats, Hoichi and the cats get caught. Soon Gintoki, Katsura and Kondo goes to save him.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Beware of Foreshadows
    9.7/10 1,556 votes

    #7 - Beware of Foreshadows

    Season 4 Episode 36 - Aired 2009-12-03

    The Shinsengumi and the Yorozuya attend the funeral of a close udon shop owner. Instead of moving on, however, the soul of the old man is overseeing the ceremony.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • We Know It’s Best to Finish Yearly Tasks Before the End of the Year, But then You Put It Off Till Next Year for a Fresh Start. That’s How the End of the Year Goes / Radio Exercises are Socials for Boys and Girls
    9.7/10 2,066 votes

    #8 - We Know It’s Best to Finish Yearly Tasks Before the End of the Year, But then You Put It Off Till Next Year for a Fresh Start. That’s How the End of the Year Goes / Radio Exercises are Socials for Boys and Girls

    Season 4 Episode 39 - Aired 2009-12-24

    Part 1 - While researching the Anti-Foreigner War, a reporter interviews Nagai, a former reporter from the war called Nagai in order to know about the White Demon's (Gintoki's alter-ego) activities in such time. He chronicles the events from war, explaining how the samurais decided to fight against the aliens. As Nagai is about to talk about the White Demon, he replaces him with the fictional robot Gundam to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the franchise with the same name. Part 2 - Kagura starts going to Kabuki-cho's physical fitness lessons where she meets a kid named Hongou Hiashi, whom she befriends. Suffering from a dangerous disease that weakens his body, Hiashi is absent from various lessons even though he promised Kagura to go to every lesson. During a rainy day, Kagura is the only person to come to the lesson, but Gintoki and her friends decide to join her. Next day, Hiashi returns to another lesson and sees Kagura once again.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • When Looking For Something, Try Using its Perspective
    9.7/10 3,361 votes

    #9 - When Looking For Something, Try Using its Perspective

    Season 4 Episode 40 - Aired 2010-01-07

    Elizabeth and Dark Vader battle to the death and just when things are not looking so good for Elizabeth, Katsura shows up to save his friend.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Kabukicho Stray Cat Blues
    9.7/10 1,864 votes

    #10 - Kabukicho Stray Cat Blues

    Season 4 Episode 42 - Aired 2010-01-21

    While protecting Gintoki from the stray cats, Hoichi and the cats get caught. Soon Gintoki, Katsura and Kondo goes to save him.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • That’s How I Wish to Be, Beautiful and Strong
    9.7/10 1,935 votes

    #11 - That’s How I Wish to Be, Beautiful and Strong

    Season 4 Episode 49 - Aired 2010-03-11

    The Sasaki family is as elite as it gets, and one of its members, Tetsunosuke, has joined the Shinsengumi. He would have joined the Mimawarigumi, a police force with pedigree, but he is considered a troublemaker, which is why he was sent to the Shinsengumi. Kondo assigns Tetsu to Hijikata as an assistant, so Hijikata is forced to endure the new recruit...

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Santa Claus Red Is Blood Red
    9.7/10 1,893 votes

    #12 - Santa Claus Red Is Blood Red

    Season 4 Episode 50 - Aired 2010-03-18

    It's Christmas in Edo and Kagura writes her father a letter. She is sad that Santa Claus never visited her. Moved, her father Umi Bozu dresses himself up as Santa and hides watching Kagura, Otae, Shinpachi and Hasegawa celebrate Christmas. When he finally jumps out of the bushes to surprise her there is another Santa, a dressed up Gintoki. Both of them think that their counterpart is real. They start punching each other when another three Santas show up (Sachan, Kondo and Kyubei). Kagura decides on a contest to see who's the real Santa.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • There are Some Things You Should Not Forget When Drinking away the Past Year at Year-end Parties
    9.7/10 3 votes

    #13 - There are Some Things You Should Not Forget When Drinking away the Past Year at Year-end Parties

    Season 5 Episode 38 - Aired 2011-12-19

    It's a year-end party at Odd Jobs! The Gintama anime has been through a lot, but Gintoki tells Kagura and Shinpachi to keep it cool. And then the usual members join in for some real partying... The next morning, Gintoki wakes up to discover that he's made some very bad mistakes.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • People Can Only Live By Forgetting the Bad
    9.7/10 3 votes

    #14 - People Can Only Live By Forgetting the Bad

    Season 5 Episode 39 - Aired 2011-12-26

    After getting drunk at the year-end party, Gintoki managed to become a six-timer in one night. In order to prevent the show from being pulled off the air, Gintoki is forced into engaging in a relationship with all of them. And now he has to go on dates with all of them at the same time...

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Take the Initial Premise Lightly, and It'll Cost You
    9.7/10 3 votes

    #15 - Take the Initial Premise Lightly, and It'll Cost You

    Season 7 Episode 31 - Aired 2015-11-04

    Whilst on a job tailing someone in the blistering summer heat, Gin steals Kagura's parasol, forgetting that the Yato are weak against sunlight. Kagura falls ill and is taken to the hospital.

    Director: Taro Kubo

    Writer: Masaki Tachihara

  • Keep Your Farewells Short
    9.7/10 3 votes

    #16 - Keep Your Farewells Short

    Season 7 Episode 32 - Aired 2015-11-11

    Kagura's ruse has gone too far! After faking her illness things take a turn for the worse as everyone assumes she is dying. Even Soyo turns up and ends up planning a state funeral for her. It looks like it's too late for Kagura to correct the misunderstanding now!

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Masaki Tachihara

  • Even Mummy Hunters Sometimes Turn into Mummys
    9.6/10 1,264 votes

    #17 - Even Mummy Hunters Sometimes Turn into Mummys

    Season 2 Episode 13 - Aired 2007-06-28

    Yamasaki is sent by Hijikata to investigate what has happened with that fight between Katsura and Takasugi groups. He goes around asking different people, though fails to get any real answers.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Kids Don’t Understand How Their Parents Feel
    9.6/10 1,348 votes

    #18 - Kids Don’t Understand How Their Parents Feel

    Season 3 Episode 8 - Aired 2008-05-22

    The Yorozuya are requested to help a Yakuza boss's son who has become a hikikomori, but little do they know how dangerous this job could turn out to be...

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • It’s Goodbye Once a Flag Is Set
    9.6/10 1,267 votes

    #19 - It’s Goodbye Once a Flag Is Set

    Season 4 Episode 37 - Aired 2009-12-10

    Gintoki and Shinpachi start re-investigating the Rokkaku incident. Upon learning what really happened from Kamiyama, one of Okita’s subordinates, they leave to save Okita. Meanwhile, Okita is captured by Sotatsu Tendo after falling into his trap involving Kirie. Tendo babbles on about how he returned to seek revenge against Okita, who destroyed the Sokai Faction, and goes on to reveal the truth about Kirie’s father.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • An Observation Journal Should Be Seen Through To The Very End
    9.6/10 1,479 votes

    #20 - An Observation Journal Should Be Seen Through To The Very End

    Season 4 Episode 38 - Aired 2009-12-17

    Students at a temple school share their independent research projects completed during the past summer vacation. After one of the students finishes reading a well-written journal, the last one to present is a kid named Daigoro. Sleeping in on the first day of summer vacation, Daigoro arrived late at the radio exercises and met Madao, and decided to keep an observation journal about him.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Freedom Means to Live True to Yourself, not Without Law!
    9.6/10 1,374 votes

    #21 - Freedom Means to Live True to Yourself, not Without Law!

    Season 4 Episode 41 - Aired 2010-01-14

    Having turned into cats, Gintoki,Katsura and Kondo (who turned into a gorilla) are brought by Hoichi to Otose to get food. While eating, Otose tells them that if caught, they can never return to this town.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Never Losing that Smile
    9.6/10 1,286 votes

    #22 - Never Losing that Smile

    Season 4 Episode 48 - Aired 2010-03-04

    Jellybeans Vanguard Honda is on his fifth year as a Jump editor. However, he's been assigned to the manga Gintaman, which has driven multiple editors insane. In order to save himself, Honda must find a new talented artist so he can be reassigned. One day, he is visited by an aspiring manga artist by the name of N3016. Is this artist as juvenile as his name suggests?

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Ghosts Aren't The Only Ones Who Run Wild Around Graveyards
    9.6/10 1,198 votes

    #23 - Ghosts Aren't The Only Ones Who Run Wild Around Graveyards

    Season 5 Episode 10 - Aired 2011-06-06

    Pirako has double crossed Gin! Her real plan is to help Jirocho, her father, take over the town. Can Gin stop a war?

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Path
    9.6/10 1,496 votes

    #24 - Path

    Season 8 Episode 7 - Aired 2017-02-20

    The Heavenly Kings are reunited to fight against the Harusame and Utsuro. Meanwhile, a certain father and son also reunite to kill the other; but not if Kagura have anything to say about it.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Perform a German Suplex on a Woman Who Asks If She or the Job Is More Important
    9.5/10 831 votes

    #25 - Perform a German Suplex on a Woman Who Asks If She or the Job Is More Important

    Season 2 Episode 38 - Aired 2007-12-27

    Mitsuba is in bad condition due to her sickness; Sougo decides to go help Hijikata.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A