The episodes of the Japanese anime series Gintama were animated by Sunrise. The first 99 episodes were directed by Shinji Takamatsu. Episodes 100 to 105 were directed by Takamatsu and Yoichi Fujita, while following episodes only by Fujita. It premiered on TV Tokyo on April 4, 2006, and finished on March 25, 2010 with a total of 201 episodes. The anime is based on Hideaki Sorachi's manga of the same name. The story revolves around an eccentric samurai, Gintoki Sakata, his apprentice, Shinpachi Shimura, and a teenage alien girl named Kagura. All three are freelancers who search for work in order to pay the monthly rent, which usually goes unpaid anyway.
On January 8, 2009, the streaming video service Crunchyroll began offering English subtitled episodes of the series. On the same day, Crunchyroll also began uploading episodes from the beginning of the series at a rate of two a week. The anime is licensed by Sentai Filmworks, with distribution from Section23 Films. Section23 Films' Chris Oarr commented that only the first two seasons were licensed, with an option on the rest. The first collection containing thirteen English-subtitled episodes was released on DVD on April 27, 2010.
While the original anime series ended with the fourth season, a sequel series, titled Gintama' and directed by Yoichi Fujita, began airing on April 4, 2011 and concluded on March 28, 2013 after sixty-four episodes. A third anime series, Gintama, was produced by BN Pictures with Chizuru Miyawaki directing. This series lasted fifty-one episodes and was broadcast from on April 8, 2015 to March 30, 2016.
Gintama lovers have been blessed with 367 episodes full of comedy, which include four anime seasons and six sequel seasons. It has also received three movies, an OVA series and several specials.
Despite its popularity, Gintama is a difficult anime to find on streaming websites. Crunchyroll has six of the installments, but not the last one. Thus, you will find all the episodes minus the last 26, and the movies. The Gintama specials and OVAs are also not available to stream anywhere.
The original anime series of Ginatam ended after four seasons and 201 episodes. However, it has received several sequel series after that. There are a total of six sequel series which consist of another 166 episodes. 153554b96e