Gintama is about the end of the samurai regime and the invasion of extraterrestrial visitors, which made many samurai reduced to average workers trying to make ends meet. The anime focuses on an eccentric samurai, Gintoki Sakata, who works as an odd-jobs freelancer with his gang who have no regard for Invaders’ rules and few among those who have not forgotten the morale of a swordsman. Due to this captivating summary, I’ve written this complete guide on Gintama’s watch order.
Gintama is one intriguing and fantastic anime to watch out there and make a viewer laugh; the anime has put a lot into it to make it a reality. Which I will say they did. And as a result, Gintama is one of the best anime series to date. This anime is a must-watch; I will say. So, if you seek a proper way to watch the series, this guide will surely help you out to watch them more easily and accurately.
Gintama Watch Order at a Glance
In Gintama, each season is linked to the next one. Thus, after the end of one Gintama, the following story begins in another season. Although each season has a new story and sometimes a previous one, it is linked to the last. As a result, the correct order to watch the series is proper to follow.
Here is a compilation of all the Gintama watch orders to follow :
- Gintama Season 1 (Episodes 3 to 57)
- Gintama: The Movie (remake of the episodes 58-61 with better animation)
- Gintama (Episodes 62-201: end of season 1)
- Gintama’ (Season 2) (Episodes 202-252)
- Gintama Season 3 or Gintama’: Enchousen (Episodes 253-265)
- Gintama Movie 2: The Final Chapter- Be Forever Yorozuya (combination of episodes 58 and 61).
- Gintamaº (Season 4) (Episodes 266-316)
- Gintama. (Season 5) (Episodes 317-328)
- Gintama.: Slip Arc (Season 6) (Episodes 329-341)
- Gintama.: Silver Soul Arc (Season 7) (Episodes 342-367)
- Gintama: The Semi-Final (takes place between episode 367 and The Final movie)
- Gintama: The Final
Gintama Watch Order
Gintama is one of the best comedy anime in the world. There was one time I had Gintama as a comedy anime recommendation to watch, so I gave it a try, and surprisingly while watching it, I wanted to see its end no matter how long it was going to take. Creatively the anime switches from light-hearted comedy funny moments to an intense battle. These transitions, I must say, are fantastic in anime.
It’s an anime that will shake you off the feeling of getting bored while watching; aside from the fact that the anime is full of funny moments, there are also severe and life-threatening events in this anime. You can experience these events in intense action scenes. However, the most memorable moment of the anime is going to be the comedy in it.
There are eight TV installments, four movies, one OVA series, and five specials in Gintama. But for your ease and convenience, I will provide the order in which you can watch them. Of course, you can skip the specials in Gintama as you can watch them later or at any desired time.
Below is a recommended watch order for those who don’t want to follow a compilation of Gintama:
Here is a quick review of the watch other;
- Gintama’: Enchousen
- Gintama Movie 2: The Final Chapter- Be Forever Yorozuya
- Gintama.: Slip Arc
- Gintama.: Silver Soul Arc
- Gintama: The Semi-Final
- Gintama: The Final
Gintama is the first season of Gintama. While watching it, you should skip the first two episodes because they were created for manga readers. The episodes are more like a celebration of its manga adaptation. The season technically starts from episode 3. It contains 201 episodes.
Gintama’ is the second season of the anime; after watching the first season, this is the next to watch. It contains 51 episodes.
3. Gintama’: Enchousen
Enchousen is the third season to watch. It contains 13 episodes. The episodes in this season look short, but I assure you the entertainment is maximum.
4. Gintama Movie 2: The Final Chapter- be forever Yorozuya
Well, no confusion here. The franchise made movie one by combining episodes 58-61. Notwithstanding, this second movie comes after the third season; that’s more reason to watch the series in order.
Gintamaº is the fifth season of the anime to be watched immediately after the movie 2. It has 51 episodes.
Gintama. is the fifth season of the anime. The number of seasons and names attached to them should not confuse you. The episodes continue after a previous season. It has two episodes (OVA) and also has 12 episodes.
7. Gintama.: Slip Arc
Gintama.: Slip Arc is the sixth season of the anime. It contains 13 episodes.
8. Gintama.: Silver Soul Arc
This is the seventh season. It is divided into two halves: Gintama.: Silver Soul Arc (12 episodes) and Gintama Silver Soul Arc-Second half war(14 episodes).
9. Gintama: the Semi-final
This season or rather part comes after the seventh season (Silver Soul Arc). Therefore, it has only two episodes (OVA) between the 367th episode and the final movie.
10. Gintama: The Final
Finally, this is the end of this exciting anime; watching all the seasons is the last to watch. Just one episode, more like a movie.
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