Gintama

The WORST episodes of Gintama

Every episode of Gintama ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of Gintama!

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.

Last Updated: 8/1/2022Network: TV Tokyo
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It's Too Confusing When Talking About the Poster Girl for a Poster Store, So Call Her a Sandwich Board
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6.02
98 votes

#1 - It's Too Confusing When Talking About the Poster Girl for a Poster Store, So Call Her a Sandwich Board

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/2/2011

Catherine appears to have a boyfriend and has drastically improved her appearance. Her boyfriend is a regular at Snack Otose, an entrepreneur by the name of Suejiro. Catherine decides to leave the Kabuki district to start a new bar with him.

Hard-Boiled Egg on a Man's Heart
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6.94
136 votes

#2 - Hard-Boiled Egg on a Man's Heart

Season 2 - Episode 35 - Aired 12/6/2007

A washed out detective tells his tale about his life-long quest of pursuing of a thief who turned from righteous to evil.

Meals Should Be Balanced / We Are All Warriors in the Battle Against Fate
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6.95
97 votes

#3 - Meals Should Be Balanced / We Are All Warriors in the Battle Against Fate

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/25/2011

Yamazaki has a mental breakdown cause of Anpans and Kondo finally gets a date (Or does he!)

The Unemployed Cannot Be Stained By Anything
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7.00
2 votes

#4 - The Unemployed Cannot Be Stained By Anything

Season 10 - Episode 18 - Aired 8/13/2018

Shijaku presents his brother, Prince Hata, with an impossible choice. As he finally makes his decision, Hasegawa suggests a different solution.

One Editor Is Enough / The G-Pen Is Capricious and the Maru Pen Is Stubborn
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7.20
40 votes

#5 - One Editor Is Enough / The G-Pen Is Capricious and the Maru Pen Is Stubborn

Season 7 - Episode 33 - Aired 11/18/2015

Part 1 - After faking a stomachache to work on his Manga in peace in the infirmary, Shachi's work is discovered by the nurse there, who likes it a lot! Shachi wants to try asking her out but doesn't know how to. Gin suggests he do it through his Manga. Part 2 - Gin and Shachi finally get a chance to debut in Jump, however they only have one night to finish their manuscript! Gin finds some assistants to help. Will they finish in time?

Adults Only. We Wouldn't Want Anyone Immature in Here…
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7.29
128 votes

#6 - Adults Only. We Wouldn't Want Anyone Immature in Here…

Season 1 - Episode 46 - Aired 3/8/2007

Otae and Ane square off to keep their jobs by trying to out-earn each other.

The Name Reveals the Person
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7.40
40 votes

#7 - The Name Reveals the Person

Season 5 - Episode 21 - Aired 8/22/2011

The monkey, aka "Jugem Jugem... (abbreviated) Runny Diarrhea," has grown close to Kyubei. However, their time together did not last. The Shogun family ordered that the Yagyu return Runny Diarrhea. The monkey escapes from the Shogun family to see Kyubei again. Kyubei and the other Yagyu members are forced to continue a desperate and fruitless search for Runny Diarrhea.

An Idol's Badge of Honor
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7.42
26 votes

#8 - An Idol's Badge of Honor

Season 9 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/11/2017

The battle at the Oedo Dome heats up as the fans waver between the two groups, but Otsu is still holed up indoors. Will she fade away, or will Shinpachi and gang rekindle her passion?

We're Sorry
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7.47
59 votes

#9 - We're Sorry

Season 5 - Episode 51 - Aired 3/26/2012

Its last episode and Gintama' is going out with a bang. A Gintama clip show!

Draw Your Life on the Canvas We Call Manga
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7.48
69 votes

#10 - Draw Your Life on the Canvas We Call Manga

Season 5 - Episode 42 - Aired 1/23/2012

Jellybeans Vanguard Honda is on his fifth year as a Jump editor. However, he's been assigned to the manga Gintaman, which has driven multiple editors insane. In order to save himself, Honda must find a new talented artist so he can be reassigned. One day, he is visited by an aspiring manga artist by the name of N3016. Is this artist as juvenile as his name suggests?

Strike When the Sword and Overlord are Hot / Oil Rain
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7.49
41 votes

#11 - Strike When the Sword and Overlord are Hot / Oil Rain

Season 7 - Episode 34 - Aired 11/25/2015

Part 1 - Tetsuko leaves Odd Jobs in charge of her store while she looks for rare materials. It doesn't take long before some strange characters appear asking for various legendary swords to be fixed. Part 2 - Tama befriends an cigarette vending machine that has become unreliable due to its age. Over time, the two become closer, but their happy days may be numbered.

A Sizzle Summer / A Nothing Summer 2015
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7.50
40 votes

#12 - A Sizzle Summer / A Nothing Summer 2015

Season 7 - Episode 21 - Aired 8/26/2015

Part 1 - After being told by Gin and Shinpachi that part of the joy of eating watermelons is the "drama" that comes with them, Kagura and Princess Soyo decide to raise the stakes. Part 2 - Summer break is almost over and Seita has not done his homework! He goes to Odd Jobs for help but as usual gets more than he bargained for!

The People You Tend to Forget Tend to Show Up After You Forget Them
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7.53
70 votes

#13 - The People You Tend to Forget Tend to Show Up After You Forget Them

Season 5 - Episode 31 - Aired 10/31/2011

Katsura visit Yorozuya with a Elizabeth's placard to solve the mystery of Elizabeth's disappearance. But the investigation only reveals a shocking truth.

Do Cherries Come from Cherry Trees?
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7.54
158 votes

#14 - Do Cherries Come from Cherry Trees?

Season 1 - Episode 47 - Aired 3/15/2007

The Yorozuya get a new neighbor, a frightening looking Amanto named Hedoro, and assume he's up to something.

The Legendary Mercenary Tribe, Renho.  Elizabeth Was in Fact, One of Those White Demons
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7.55
67 votes

#15 - The Legendary Mercenary Tribe, Renho. Elizabeth Was in Fact, One of Those White Demons

Season 5 - Episode 32 - Aired 11/7/2011

The Yorozuya and Katsura follow Elizabeth to stop the Renho from taking over the earth.

Check It Out!
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7.56
63 votes

#16 - Check It Out!

Season 5 - Episode 43 - Aired 1/30/2012

The Sasaki family is as elite as it gets, and one of its members, Tetsunosuke, has joined the Shinsengumi. He would have joined the Mimawarigumi, a police force with pedigree, but he is considered a troublemaker, which is why he was sent to the Shinsengumi. Kondo assigns Tetsu to Hijikata as an assistant, so Hijikata is forced to endure the new recruit...

You Guys!! Do You Even Have Gintama?! (1)
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7.60
248 votes

#17 - You Guys!! Do You Even Have Gintama?! (1)

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/4/2006

Gintoki, Shinpachi, and Kagura receive a request from a man who wants them to make him stronger.

Even a Hero Has Issues
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7.64
164 votes

#18 - Even a Hero Has Issues

Season 2 - Episode 44 - Aired 2/14/2008

It's Valentine's Day, and a space heroine comes to Edo to confess her intention to...

Speaking Of Crossovers , Don't Forget About Alien Vs Predator
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7.64
42 votes

#19 - Speaking Of Crossovers , Don't Forget About Alien Vs Predator

Season 5 - Episode 26 - Aired 9/26/2011

Gintama meets Sket Dance! But not without trouble...

Make Characters So Anybody Can Tell Who They Are by Just Their Silhouettes / Since It Ended a Bit Early, We're Starting the Next One
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7.64
132 votes

#20 - Make Characters So Anybody Can Tell Who They Are by Just Their Silhouettes / Since It Ended a Bit Early, We're Starting the Next One

Season 1 - Episode 43 - Aired 2/15/2007

Part 1 - Otae, Sa-chan, and Catherine all try to go for the series' heroine position. Part 2 - Katsura enlists the Yorozuya to help him save Elizabeth-- but they need some ninja finesse to do it first.

People Forget to Return Stuff All the Time Without Even Realizing It
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7.66
38 votes

#21 - People Forget to Return Stuff All the Time Without Even Realizing It

Season 5 - Episode 18 - Aired 8/1/2011

Kagura helps a iwamatsu, the last part have the yoruzuya and shinsengumi in the bathhouse just as neighbor Hedero arrives with family members visiting Edo.

A Life Without Gambling Is Like Sushi Without Wasabi
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7.66
154 votes

#22 - A Life Without Gambling Is Like Sushi Without Wasabi

Season 1 - Episode 49 - Aired 3/29/2007

Gintoki and Hasegawa run into some gambling problems.

Always Leave Enough Room for Pebbles in Your Bag
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7.67
42 votes

#23 - Always Leave Enough Room for Pebbles in Your Bag

Season 7 - Episode 26 - Aired 9/30/2015

Sakamoto has been kidnapped by the pirates they double-crossed in the past! Now, it's up to Mutsu and Gin to rescue him.

So in the Second Season of Prison Break, They Already Broke Out of Prison, But the Name Works When You Realize That Society Is a Prison
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7.67
39 votes

#24 - So in the Second Season of Prison Break, They Already Broke Out of Prison, But the Name Works When You Realize That Society Is a Prison

Season 5 - Episode 24 - Aired 9/12/2011

Gintoki gets thrown in prison after being framed, and while he's made an enemy of the warden, he's managed to become the boss of the prisoners. With his underling Shachi in tow, Gintoki skips his menial labor duties to search the warden's room for anything incriminating. Understanding that the punishment will be fatal if they are caught, Gintoki disguises himself by putting on pajamas…

You Guys!! Do You Even Have Gintama?! (2)
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7.68
159 votes

#25 - You Guys!! Do You Even Have Gintama?! (2)

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/4/2006

Gintoki's group goes to take back a house for a man who's been conned.

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