The BEST Episodes of Gintama
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Oct 8, 2019
Network: TV Tokyo
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.
#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.
#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?
#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.
#4 - Karma
Season 7 - Episode 49
Things come to a head on Kokujo Island, as death itself descends upon the battlefield.
#5 - 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.
#6 - 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.
#7 - 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.
#8 - Nobume
Season 7 - Episode 50
With everyone fighting to regroup and escape, Sasaki makes the same mistake one more time.
#9 - 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…
#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.
#11 - 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.
#12 - 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.
#13 - 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.
#14 - Paths
Season 8 - Episode 7
The Joi Elite Four come together once again at last, with explosive results.
#15 - 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.
#16 - 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...
#17 - Specter
Season 10 - Episode 22
Shinpachi is forced into a plot to assassinate the inaugural prime minister of Japan, Donald Zuramp!
#18 - 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.
#19 - '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.
#20 - 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.
#21 - Don’t Trust Bedtime Stories
Season 3 - Episode 45
Gintoki arrives before Hosen, just in the nick of time. To restore the bond between mother and son that has been torn by the city of eternal light, Gintoki engages Hosen with fierce determination. But against the King of the Night’s awesome powers, Gintoki is beaten helplessly to the ground. “Go home to the world above with your mom…” Taking to heart the words left by Gintoki, Seita tries to escape from Yoshiwara with Hinowa, but…
#22 - Siblings
Season 8 - Episode 10
Kagura, Gintoki, and Shinpachi take a stand against Kamui, hoping to bring his true self back.
#23 - Dun Dun
Season 10 - Episode 25
Now back in Edo, Gintoki doesn't know how to face his old friends, and so he decides to try and avoid running into any of them. However, that won't be easy.
#24 - 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?
#25 - 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.