The Best Episodes of Gintama

Last Updated: Apr 19, 2019

Gintama is a story of a handyman named Gintoki, a samurai with no respect for rules set by the invaders, who's ready to take any job to survive. He and his gang, however, are also among the very few who have not forgotten the morale of a swordsman. Wherever they go, all they do is to create troubles.

The Lost Rabbit

#1 - The Lost Rabbit

Season 8 - Episode 9

As the battle between Utsuro and Umibozu comes to a head, Kamui reflects on his childhood, where he had to deal with an increasingly sick mother and an increasingly absent father.

star 9.52
29 votes
Writers: Hideaki Sorachi
Ghosts Aren't The Only Ones Who Run Wild Around Graveyards

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

Season 5 - Episode 10

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

star 9.35
37 votes
Directors: Yoichi Fujita
Writers: Akatsuki Yamatoya
Pinky Swear

#3 - Pinky Swear

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.

star 9.33
30 votes
Directors: Yoichi Fujita
Writers: Akatsuki Yamatoya
Those Who Protect Against All Odds

#4 - Those Who Protect Against All Odds

Season 7 - Episode 39

Past histories are finally confronted for Gintoki and Kagura as they face off against Takasugi and Kamui.

star 9.31
35 votes
Writers: Hideaki Sorachi
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Farewell, Buddy

#5 - Farewell, Buddy

Season 7 - Episode 42

With the battle over, the survivors each go their separate ways. With Nobunobu appointed the new Shogun, Shigeshige and his retainers retreat to Kyo to regroup. For those left in Edo, there may be dark times ahead.

star 9.24
33 votes
Writers: Hideaki Sorachi
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Karma

#6 - Karma

Season 7 - Episode 49

Things come to a head on Kokujo Island, as death itself descends upon the battlefield.

star 9.23
30 votes
Writers: Hideaki Sorachi
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Nobume

#7 - Nobume

Season 7 - Episode 50

With everyone fighting to regroup and escape, Sasaki makes the same mistake one more time.

star 9.19
27 votes
Writers: Hideaki Sorachi
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First Student

#8 - First Student

Season 8 - Episode 11

As the gang comes to grips with the aftermath of the battle with Kamui, a familiar figure appears before Takasugi and the Kiheitai.

star 9.16
25 votes
Writers: Hideaki Sorachi
Sworn Enemy

#9 - Sworn Enemy

Season 7 - Episode 40

As Gintoki and Takasugi continue their frenzied fight, the past they shared together with Katsura is revealed, as well as the fate of their teacher, Shouyou.

star 9.16
32 votes
Writers: Hideaki Sorachi
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An Observation Journal Should Be Seen Through To The Very End

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

Season 4 - Episode 38

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.

star 9.15
33 votes
Paths

#11 - Paths

Season 8 - Episode 7

The Joi Elite Four come together once again at last, with explosive results.

star 9.15
27 votes
Writers: Hideaki Sorachi
The Two Fools

#12 - The Two Fools

Season 8 - Episode 5

The Kaientai fleet comes under attack from the Harusame division without any troops. Can Sakamoto, Mutsu, and Nobunobu get out of this alive?

star 9.15
27 votes
Writers: Hideaki Sorachi
On a Moonless Night, Insects Are Drawn to the Light

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

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.

star 9.12
41 votes
Writers: Akatsuki Yamatoya
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Life Is About Making Consecutive Decisions

#14 - Life Is About Making Consecutive Decisions

Season 3 - Episode 43

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…

star 9.12
34 votes
The Day the Demon Cried

#15 - The Day the Demon Cried

Season 7 - Episode 43

Following Shigeshige's assassination, the new Shogun, Nobunobu begins a purge of the old guard. Matsudaira and Kondo are blamed for failing to prevent the assassination and sentenced to be beheaded and the Shingengumi are disbanded. Lost and without a leader, they must now decide what to do next.

star 9.10
29 votes
Writers: Hideaki Sorachi
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Specter

#16 - Specter

Season 10 - Episode 22

Shinpachi is forced into a plot to assassinate the inaugural prime minister of Japan, Donald Zuramp!

star 9.10
10 votes
Writers: Hideaki Sorachi
Dog Food Doesn't Taste Like You Think

#17 - Dog Food Doesn't Taste Like You Think

Season 6 - Episode 13

Sadaharu, fed up with the lack of food at Odd Jobs, decides to leave to fend for himself. On the way he meets a starving puppy that he can't ignore.

star 9.10
31 votes
Directors: Yoichi Fujita
Writers: Akatsuki Yamatoya
Two in Girl Years Is Equal to Ten in Man Years

#18 - Two in Girl Years Is Equal to Ten in Man Years

Season 10 - Episode 23

Okita and Kagura's daughter (?) rekindle their rivalry, and Okita senses something is off. Meanwhile, Gintoki runs into an old friend.

star 9.09
11 votes
Writers: Hideaki Sorachi
Five Pinkies

#19 - Five Pinkies

Season 6 - Episode 7

Gintoki and the gang storm the palace looking for Maizo and Sadasada, the former Shogun. They find and confront Sadasada, but he still has a few tricks up his sleeve...

star 9.06
31 votes
Directors: Yoichi Fujita
Writers: Akatsuki Yamatoya
Master of Kouan

#20 - Master of Kouan

Season 8 - Episode 8

As Umibozu faces Utsuro, he recalls the strongest enemy he has ever faced: someone you can find in every corner of the universe.

star 9.04
27 votes
Writers: Hideaki Sorachi
Hope

#21 - Hope

Season 8 - Episode 12

Oboro tells the students of Shoka Sonjuku the truth about Utsuro and his ultimate goal.

star 9.04
27 votes
Writers: Hideaki Sorachi
Unsetting Moon

#22 - Unsetting Moon

Season 6 - Episode 9

As the Tendoshu arrive to take control of the situation, Shigeshige makes an unexpected announcement. Later, things have finally calmed down, but one question still remains; Will Suzuran finally meet her beloved after all these years?

star 9.03
29 votes
Directors: Yoichi Fujita
Writers: Akatsuki Yamatoya
Farewell Shinsengumi

#23 - Farewell Shinsengumi

Season 7 - Episode 51

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

star 9.03
29 votes
Writers: Hideaki Sorachi
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The More Precious the Burden, The Heavier and More Difficult it is to Shoulder

#24 - The More Precious the Burden, The Heavier and More Difficult it is to Shoulder

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.

star 9.03
30 votes
'Tis An Honor!

#25 - 'Tis An Honor!

Season 5 - Episode 13

Jirocho and Gin battle Kada's elite Harusame forces while the rest of the denizens of Kabuki-cho take on her main forces in the streets. Kada is utterly stunned when her elite forces are beat by just these two humans, and flees the scene. Gin then helps Jirocho resolve his issues regarding Tatsugoro; Otose and Jirocho reconcile at the hospital. Outside the hospital, Kada desperately launches one last feeble attempt at conquering Kabuki-cho, but is stopped in her tracks by Pirako and the Yorozuya - Kada settles for swearing that the Harusame will be back, and flees yet again. At the very end, Jirocho denounces all other names he has ever been called except for Father of Pirako, and goes with his daughter back to the country.

star 9.03
34 votes
Directors: Yoichi Fujita
Writers: Akatsuki Yamatoya
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