The BEST episodes directed by Yasuhiro Minami

Do something uncharacteristic, and something uncharacteristic will happen
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#1 - Do something uncharacteristic, and something uncharacteristic will happen

Gintama - Season 10 - Episode 16

Ensho's past is revealed, and Takasugi revolves to make a final stand to take him down.

The Creatures Known as Humanity
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10.50
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#2 - The Creatures Known as Humanity

Gintama - Season 10 - Episode 20

The Odd Jobs are joined by old friends in their battle to save the Earth. Utsuro is surprised by a side of humanity he had never seen before.

Pinky Swear
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9.71
71 votes

#3 - Pinky Swear

Gintama - Season 6 - Episode 8

Just when it looks like all is lost, the Shinsengumi and Mimawarigumi arrive to lend their aid to our heroes. Sadasada attempts to escape but Gintoki is hot in pursuit.

The More Precious the Burden, the Heavier and More Difficult It Is to Shoulder It
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9.42
98 votes

#4 - The More Precious the Burden, the Heavier and More Difficult It Is to Shoulder It

Gintama - Season 4 - Episode 30

Gintoki strikes down Jiraia and frees Tsukuyo from his twisted web. Chiding Tsukuyo for trying to shoulder every burden herself, Gintoki goes on to say that rather than throw away your life to die beautifully, it’s far better to live and be yourself – even if your life is not a pretty one. And finally, Gintoki expresses his anger toward Jiraia for betraying his own student, despite calling himself a master.

Everybody's a Santa!
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9.40
90 votes

#5 - Everybody's a Santa!

Gintama - Season 4 - Episode 51

The contest has finally begun but instead of a real contest to decide who's the real Santa, Kagura, Otae and the five Santas together with Shinpachi and Hasegawa are shown in various scenes playing a role like a school girl and not fighting each other like in a real contest. In each scene they imagine, the Santa has to show his kind of version what he would do as Santa and this is judged by Kagura, Otae and Hasegawa. Although in the end none of the Santas has any desire to continue with this contest so they all quit. The episode ends with Kagura, all along figured out the identity of everyone, wishing everybody a Merry Christmas.

Ogres Are Weak Against Tiny Heroes Like the Inch-High Samurai
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9.33
56 votes

#6 - Ogres Are Weak Against Tiny Heroes Like the Inch-High Samurai

Gintama - Season 10 - Episode 8

The Kabuki District is under siege, and the fearsome Dakini race arrive on the scene. How can the District and its residents cope with this onslaught?

Siblings
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9.20
37 votes

#7 - Siblings

Gintama - Season 8 - Episode 10

Kagura, Gintoki, and Shinpachi take a stand against Kamui, hoping to bring his true self back.

Not Losing to the Storm
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9.13
98 votes

#8 - Not Losing to the Storm

Gintama - Season 4 - Episode 47

In order to save Ketsuno Ana, Seimei agrees to Douman's proposal of a Shikigami Tag-Team Mystic Death Match. Seimei arrives at the arena only to be captured by Douman, but Gintoki and the gang appears to lend a helping hand. The first match ends in a draw after both the Ketsuno and Shirino clan contestants are disqualified. After seeing how they performed in the first round, Seimei accepts Gintoki and the gang's skills, and together they prepare for the next round. Rather than making a casting spells fight, Gintoki and Ketsuno Ana's shikigami, Gedomaru, try to beat up Douman, but are caught in one of Douman's illusion and Gintoki has his testicles rip off by Gedomaru's weapon. As Gintoki's testicles are accidentally damaged by Gedomaru, Seimei decides to fight Douman alone while the shikigami heal Gintoki.

Making It Through Love
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9.11
64 votes

#9 - Making It Through Love

Gintama - Season 5 - Episode 28

Gintoki challenges Shinpachi in the ultimate Love Chorus tournament in order to break his illusion of his virtual girlfriend.

Dragon of Dragon
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9.06
201 votes

#10 - Dragon of Dragon

High School D×D - Season 3 - Episode 9

The sudden death of Asia surprises Issei and makes him trigger Juggernaut Drive. While Rias and her household try to save him, Azazel and Sir Zechs meet the leader of the Chaos Brigade! What is her true intention for creating the organization?

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Try As You Might to Make a Natural Perm Go Away, It Will Always Return
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9.02
58 votes

#11 - Try As You Might to Make a Natural Perm Go Away, It Will Always Return

Gintama - Season 10 - Episode 1

Utsuro's master plan is in full effect as Earth is taken over by the Altana Liberation Army. With Odd Jobs still not back from Rakuyo, the residents of Kabuki District have a hard time adjusting to life as a colony.

Rabbits Jump High on Moonlit Nights
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9.00
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#12 - Rabbits Jump High on Moonlit Nights

Gintama - Season 10 - Episode 14

Kagura senses Yato presence and runs off to stop them, and she has some unexpected backup!

Stray Dogs
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8.97
37 votes

#13 - Stray Dogs

Gintama - Season 7 - Episode 47

Odd Jobs and the Shinsengumi make land on the prison island, but to reach Kondo and Katsura they must content with the Tendoshu and the Mimawarigumi first.

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Zura
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8.95
38 votes

#14 - Zura

Gintama - Season 8 - Episode 4

Kotarou's nickname is "Kotarou the Runner". He's a master of defensive battles, and minimizing losses when things turn bad. His quiet, unassuming nature and the way he fights make him less likely to stand out than his other friends. However, if he was put up against a real foe, someone who he couldn't beat unless he gave up on running, you might just learn his true name...

We Are All Hosts, in Capital Letters
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8.94
63 votes

#15 - We Are All Hosts, in Capital Letters

Gintama - Season 5 - Episode 40

The number one host in the Kabuki district, Kyoshiro, summons the Odd Jobs members to his club, Takamagahara, and tells them that he intends to quit because of a lady named Madame Yagami who controls the night world. It seems that she declared she would be making a second visit to Takamagahara, which is essentially a death sentence. The hosts at Kyoshiro's have quit out of fear, so Gintoki and co must find hosts to handle the Madame...

The Crows Caw After the Battle Ends
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8.88
39 votes

#16 - The Crows Caw After the Battle Ends

Gintama - Season 7 - Episode 41

As various conflicts draw to their conclusions, the Tendoshu swoop in to finish off the survivors.

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We Know It’s Best to Finish Yearly Tasks Before the End of the Year, But Then You Put It Off 'til Next Year for a Fresh Start. That’s How the End of the Year Goes
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8.83
101 votes

#17 - We Know It’s Best to Finish Yearly Tasks Before the End of the Year, But Then You Put It Off 'til Next Year for a Fresh Start. That’s How the End of the Year Goes

Gintama - Season 4 - Episode 39

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.

Important Things Are Hard to See
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8.82
128 votes

#18 - Important Things Are Hard to See

Gintama - Season 3 - Episode 5

Now fully free from the curse, Hijikata battles against Itou. Meanwhile, Gintoki is forced into a confrontation with none other than Bansai, right hand man to Takasugi.

An Inspector's Love Begins With an Inspection
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8.73
46 votes

#19 - An Inspector's Love Begins With an Inspection

Gintama - Season 7 - Episode 3

Yamazaki is on the verge of breaking down after staking out Odd Jobs' place for days on end. Tama offers some words of encouragement at just the right moment. Unfortunately, Yamazaki's new found affection for Tama soon turns into full-blown stalking. Concerned, the Shinsengumi send Okita to help fix things...

A Reunion Also Brings to the Surface Things You Don't Want to Remember
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8.69
40 votes

#20 - A Reunion Also Brings to the Surface Things You Don't Want to Remember

Gintama - Season 7 - Episode 7

Gin and co finally remember the phantom fifth member, Kurokono Tasuke. They also remember blowing him up by accident! Could it be that this reunion was arranged by Kurokono's vengeful spirit?

Zip Up Your Fly Nice and Slowly
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8.68
89 votes

#21 - Zip Up Your Fly Nice and Slowly

Gintama - Season 3 - Episode 49

During their routine night patrol Hijikata and Okita are attacked and kidnapped by an unknown assailant. When they wake up, the two find themselves chained together and imprisoned inside an abandoned room. As the two come to realize how bad the situation is, a creepy man speaks to them over the monitor. The man, who calls himself Jigzaw, reveals that he has placed a bomb at the Shinsengumi headquarters, and that the only way Hijikata and Okita can escape is for one to kill the other!

Odds or Even
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8.67
71 votes

#22 - Odds or Even

Gintama - Season 5 - Episode 14

Kagura's older brother, Kamui, visits Kada's cell where she is being kept after having been captured by the Kiheitai and loses at a game of odds or evens. He is approached by one of the 12 captains who tells him he has the 12 captains support if he chooses to overthrow Admiral Abo. Kamui orders his second to kill the members of the Kiheitai, isolating Takasugi so Kamui can duel him. As the Kiheitai's ship is about to be attacked the Admiral double crosses Kamui and imprisons him out of fear. Takasugi visits Kada's cell and loses at a game of odds or evens. After a brief conversation Takasugi rescues Kamui at his execution, overthrowing Admiral Abo. Kamui becomes Admiral and the episode ends with Takasugi visiting Kada's cell one last time to lose at a game of odds or evens.

Don't Put Your Wallet in Your Back Pocket
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8.67
88 votes

#23 - Don't Put Your Wallet in Your Back Pocket

Gintama - Season 3 - Episode 40

Seita is a kid who makes his living through pickpocketing. One day Seita picks Gintoki’s wallet only to find it pretty much empty, and discovers that his own wallet was picked back in return. In the end Seita treats Gintoki to some parfait after getting caught red-handed. Brought into Snack Otose for questioning, Seita shocks everyone by revealing he needed the money to see a certain “遊女/Yujo (courtesans/ prostitute).”

The Older, the Wiser
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8.65
94 votes

#24 - The Older, the Wiser

Gintama - Season 3 - Episode 17

Kamenashi (the turtle) tells the group about Otohime, the owner of the Dragon Palace, that they are the only ones who are capable of stopping her plan.

If a Friend Gets Injured, Take Him to the Hospital, Stat!
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8.63
61 votes

#25 - If a Friend Gets Injured, Take Him to the Hospital, Stat!

Gintama - Season 4 - Episode 8

The fierce battle begins over the title of the Official Tsu Terakado fan club. Tosshi, Hijikata’s loser otaku personality created from a demonic sword, was once thought to have been defeated by Hijikata’s strong will, but in reality the personality still survives within him. By reigning as the king of otaku, Hijikata plans to put Tosshi’s soul to rest. Tosshi’s road to the king of otaku versus Shinpachi’s love for Otsu-chan. Who shall be victorious?!

Novices Only Need a Flathead and a Phillips
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8.63
93 votes

#26 - Novices Only Need a Flathead and a Phillips

Gintama - Season 3 - Episode 22

The Yorozuya goes into the world of online role playing game (RPG) to search for the Amantos who are responsible for turning part of their bodies into screwdriver heads.

The Entrance to the Abyss
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8.63
8 votes

#27 - The Entrance to the Abyss

King's Raid: Successors of the Will - Season 1 - Episode 14

Scarlet, as supreme commander, decides to send the knights of Orvelia to investigate the Galluah Plains, where the Dark Lord appeared 100 years ago. She will lead the expedition herself, and the Black Edge will serve as the vanguard.

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On a Moonless Night, Insects Are Drawn to the Light
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8.62
115 votes

#28 - On a Moonless Night, Insects Are Drawn to the Light

Gintama - Season 2 - Episode 12

The battle comes to a conclusion, with benisakura finally taken over Okada's body, and Gintoki will have to use the sword Tetsuko gave him to stop this.

Using the "Carrot and Stick" Method Depends on the Situation
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8.59
88 votes

#29 - Using the "Carrot and Stick" Method Depends on the Situation

Gintama - Season 4 - Episode 22

A man called Executioner Kohei is brought under strict guard to the Shinsengumi. He is the executive officer of the Radical Joi Faction, the Akatsuki Party, and is also a lethal murderer who has killed 35 bakufu officials. According to Kondo, Kohei not only endures torture, but laughs with joy during it. The Shinsengumi’s mission is to get Kohei to tell them details about the large-scale terrorist attack the Akatsuki Party is supposedly planning. First off is Yamazaki, who goes to the investigation room to take a stab at it! Will he be able to get Kohei to talk?!

When Riding a Train, Make Sure You Grab the Straps with Both Hands
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8.58
128 votes

#30 - When Riding a Train, Make Sure You Grab the Straps with Both Hands

Gintama - Season 2 - Episode 45

Hasegawa gets a job. While commuting on his first day, an accident lands him in jail with harassment charges.

Some Things Can Only Be Conveyed Through the Written Word
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8.57
90 votes

#31 - Some Things Can Only Be Conveyed Through the Written Word

Gintama - Season 3 - Episode 27

The fan club members for Edo's top idol, Tsu Terakado, are at the beach practicing their choreography for an upcoming concert. But Takachin notices his fellow members’ enthusiasm getting sloppy. One of the fan club officers has started exchanging e-mails with a girl he met through a blog. Shinpachi is furious the officer has broken their club rule of “Secret communication with women is forbidden.” As their captain, he puts some spirit into them, but…

Briefs Will Unavoidably Get Skidmarks
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8.52
88 votes

#32 - Briefs Will Unavoidably Get Skidmarks

Gintama - Season 3 - Episode 33

The inn Gintoki and the gang are staying at turns out to be a ghost inn where all the stands (ghosts) gather, unable to enter heaven due to their attachment to the living world! Gintoki finds himself left all alone after Shinpachi, Kagura, and Otae are all possessed by stands. The Okami Oiwa explains she was looking for someone tough enough to help run the inn. Forced into working as an employee trainee, Gintoki must now join his co-worker Rei to greet the visiting stand customers…

Let's Talk About the Old Days Once in a While
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8.46
91 votes

#33 - Let's Talk About the Old Days Once in a While

Gintama - Season 3 - Episode 39

It’s the usual scene at Odd Jobs Gin. Shinpachi and Kagura are cleaning up the place when they see a picture fall out of the back of a wall frame. To their surprise, the picture is a shot of Gintoki and a mystery beauty! Could she be a woman from his past? While the two argue over the woman’s identity, Gintoki returns with the groceries and reveals a surprising truth. The woman in the picture was the semi-regular character in the “previous” Odd Jobs Gin. For the first time ever, before even Shinpachi or Kagura joined, the story of when Gintoki just started running the Odd Jobs business is revealed…

If It Works Once, It'll Work Over and Over Again
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8.44
92 votes

#34 - If It Works Once, It'll Work Over and Over Again

Gintama - Season 4 - Episode 15

The city is hit by a bad flu one winter day. Even Otae is sick with the flu. Shinpachi gets some long-awaited time alone with his sister and is tending to her when he gets a visit from Gintoki and Kagura. Turns out the two have also caught the flu and want Shinpachi to look after them. Irritated by Gintoki and Kagura’s abrupt visit, not to mention their selfish demands, Shinpachi is surprised when even more sick guests arrive.

Mistaking Someone's Name Is Rude!
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8.39
136 votes

#35 - Mistaking Someone's Name Is Rude!

Gintama - Season 1 - Episode 33

Sakamoto sends two amanto craftsmen to help rebuild the Yorozuya as repayment for him crashing his spaceship into the place.

Life and Video Games Are Full of Bugs
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8.39
131 votes

#36 - Life and Video Games Are Full of Bugs

Gintama - Season 2 - Episode 50

Yorozuya and Shinsengumi are divided into two teams to play against each other in a video-gaming contest (for their chance to win free "Owee").

Don't Make Munching Noises When You Eat
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8.37
134 votes

#37 - Don't Make Munching Noises When You Eat

Gintama - Season 2 - Episode 6

Continuing from the last episode, it is discovered that the son turned out to be the No.1 "Pimp" in Kabuki District.

Men, Be a Madao
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8.36
156 votes

#38 - Men, Be a Madao

Gintama - Season 2 - Episode 46

The trial of Hasegawa's harassment charge comes to a conclusion.

Being a Leader is Tough
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8.36
42 votes

#39 - Being a Leader is Tough

Gintama - Season 7 - Episode 19

After the previous episode's escapades, Katsura finds the unconscious Shigeshige and takes him back to the Joi Rebels hideout. Shigeshige has lost his memories of being the Shogun, but everyone but Katsura recognizes him straight away! Katsura, seeing potential in Shigeshige as a natural-born leader, attempts to teach him the qualities of leadership, but ends up being one-upped by him!

Only Children Play in the Snow / Eating Ice Cream in Winter Is Awesome
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8.30
127 votes

#40 - Only Children Play in the Snow / Eating Ice Cream in Winter Is Awesome

Gintama - Season 1 - Episode 38

Part 1 - Everyone's participating in the neighborhood snow building contest-- with disastrous results. Part 2 - An old man tries to get his wife to look at his fireworks & enjoy it.

Interception, Commence!
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8.30
213 votes

#41 - Interception, Commence!

High School D×D - Season 3 - Episode 4

Loki has been sealed away, but only temporarily. Rias and her family are among the volunteers trying to hold him back, while Odin returns North to retrieve the powerful hammer Mjolnir. Will everyone be able to stand up and fight against a god?

Hard-Boiled Eggs Don't Crack
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8.30
130 votes

#42 - Hard-Boiled Eggs Don't Crack

Gintama - Season 2 - Episode 36

The detective, Gintoki, Shinpachi and Kagura crashed into a mansion in an attempt to capture the thief.

The Reaper by Day and the Reaper by Night
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8.27
40 votes

#43 - The Reaper by Day and the Reaper by Night

Gintama - Season 7 - Episode 14

Recently, there has been a bizarre string of murders around town. The victims have all been killed the same way, with their heads virtually severed, bar a small strand of flesh. Gintoki, whilst stumbling home drunk, encounters what appears to be a reaper who asks him to help with their ritual suicide. He will soon discover just how the two are related.

The Strongest Sword,  and the Dullest Ass
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8.26
25 votes

#44 - The Strongest Sword, and the Dullest Ass

Gintama - Season 9 - Episode 8

The Excaliburling story reaches its climax as Maganagi takes over Okita's body and reveals the truth to Kusanagi. How will Gintoki respond?

Kin-san's Kintama
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8.22
90 votes

#45 - Kin-san's Kintama

Gintama - Season 6 - Episode 3

After Gintoki saves Tama from Kintoki, he finds the whole town turned against him after Kintoki frames him for the attack! Now Gintoki must face not only Kintoki, but all his former friends too! However, some of them are beginning to have doubts.

Cooking Is About Guts
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8.21
93 votes

#46 - Cooking Is About Guts

Gintama - Season 4 - Episode 43

After eating egg over rice for three days straight, Gintama is fed up with Kagura being the cook in charge and doesn't want any egg over rice. Frustrated by Gin's reaction Kagura goes over to Shinachi's house to talk to Otae. Then Otae asks her if she wants to join a cooking class with her. Together with Shinpachi and other odd faces they start the cooking class.

Think for a Minute Now, Do Matsutake Mushrooms Really Taste All that Good?
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8.20
126 votes

#47 - Think for a Minute Now, Do Matsutake Mushrooms Really Taste All that Good?

Gintama - Season 2 - Episode 24

While hunting mushrooms in the woods, Gintoki, Shinpachi and Kagura become infected with mentality-changing mushrooms while getting get involved in a tragic war between a bear and a hunter.

Boys Have a Weird Ritual That Makes Them Think They Turn into Men When They Touch a Frog / You Only Gotta Wash Under Your Armpits - Just the Armpits
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8.04
152 votes

#48 - Boys Have a Weird Ritual That Makes Them Think They Turn into Men When They Touch a Frog / You Only Gotta Wash Under Your Armpits - Just the Armpits

Gintama - Season 1 - Episode 14

Part 1 - The Shinsengumi is asked to protect an amanto alien official. Part 2 - Kagura meets a princess who's sneaked out from the castle.

A Birthday in Your Twenties Has No Deep Meaning / Lucky Is a Man Who Gets Up and Goes to Work
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8.04
129 votes

#49 - A Birthday in Your Twenties Has No Deep Meaning / Lucky Is a Man Who Gets Up and Goes to Work

Gintama - Season 3 - Episode 13

Part 1 - Katsura briefly takes over the series in an attempt to promote his birthday. Part 2 - Gintoki attempts to help Tama find a way to enjoy herself.

Inside the Palace!!
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8.03
92 votes

#50 - Inside the Palace!!

Gintama - Season 6 - Episode 6

Whilst trying to hide the unconscious Shogun, Gintoki and the gang encounter his uncle, the former Shogun, the man who allegedly made the promise with Suzuran. However, when Tsukuyo asks about her, they discover something that could spell danger for them all.