Gintama Watch Order Guide

When people look for contenders for the best anime with a serious but comedic plot, Gintama will come first for being a series of endless laughs mixed with an intriguing story. Gintama is a pure comedy series and one that’s well worth its run time that you can sit and casually enjoy watching. Gintama is series that worked as a love story between jokes born from war conflicts and everyday matters.

Gintama takes a straightforward yet fascinating approach towards the shounen formula overshadowing the other series by facilitating the characters and comedy that work well. Gintama’s parody humor is what it’s best at with every joke that stays concise and brilliant. The action in the anime is also well-choreographed, and the excitement keeps you on the edge of your seat.

Gintama is not only an excellent series, but it is something that viewers can fall in love with for its energetic premise that blends perfectly with the heightened comedy. If you plan to watch Gintama, then watch it according to this order.

Gintama Watch Order:

01. Gintama

Gintama

Alternate Title: None
Episodes: 201
Buy/Stream On: Crunchyroll, VRV

Note: Start the first season of Gintama from episode 3. The first and second episodes are anime originals created for manga readers.

02. Gintama Season 2

Gintama Season 2

Alternate Title: Gintama’
Episodes: 51
Buy/Stream On: Crunchyroll, VRV

03. Gintama: Enchousen

Gintama: Enchousen

Alternate Title: Gintama’: Enchousen
Episodes: 13
Buy/Stream On: Crunchyroll, VRV

04. Gintama: The Movie: The Final Chapter: Be Forever Yorozuya

Gintama: The Movie: The Final Chapter: Be Forever Yorozuya

Alternate Title: Gintama Movie 2: Kanketsu-hen – Yorozuya yo Eien Nare
Episodes: 1 (1 hr. 50 min. Movie)
Buy/Stream On: Unknown

05. Gintama Season 4

Gintama Season 4

Alternate Title: Gintama°
Episodes: 51
Buy/Stream On: Crunchyroll, VRV

06. Gintama Season 4 OVA

Gintama Season 4 OVA

Alternate Title: Gintama°: Aizome Kaori-hen
Episodes: 2 (OVA)
Buy/Stream On: Unknown

07. Gintama Season 5

Gintama Season 5

Alternate Title: Gintama.
Episodes: 12
Buy/Stream On: Crunchyroll, VRV

08. Gintama.: Slip Arc

Gintama.: Slip Arc

Alternate Title: Gintama.: Porori-hen
Episodes: 13
Buy/Stream On: Crunchyroll, VRV

09. Gintama.: Silver Soul Arc

Gintama.: Silver Soul Arc

Alternate Title: Gintama.: Shirogane no Tamashii-hen
Episodes: 12
Buy/Stream On: Crunchyroll, VRV

10. Gintama.: Silver Soul Arc – Second Half War

Gintama.: Silver Soul Arc - Second Half War

Alternate Title: Gintama.: Shirogane no Tamashii-hen – Kouhan-sen
Episodes: 14
Buy/Stream On: Crunchyroll, VRV

11. Gintama: The Semi-Final

Gintama: The Semi-Final

Alternate Title: None
Episodes: 2 (OVA)
Buy/Stream On: Unknown

12. Gintama: The Final

Gintama: The Final

Alternate Title: None
Episodes: 1 (1 hr. 44 min. Movie)
Buy/Stream On: Unknown


Gintama is an action parody anime series animated by studio Sunrise. The anime is an adaptation of a popular manga series written and drawn by Hideaki Sorachi.

Synopsis: In an alternate universe version of the Edo period, Earth has been invaded by an alien race known as Amanto possessing super-futuristic technology. All the Samurai in Japan tried to fight the aliens but yielded after seeing their power.

After losing to the aliens, the shogun made a deal with aliens, allowing them to enter the country and agree to place a ban on real swords. The series follows Gintoki Sakata, an unemployed samurai who lives a carefree life and makes a living by doing odd jobs.

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