- 6 Seasons
Gintama takes place in the Edo era of Edo, Japan, which has been surpisingly been taken over by these strange aliens known as, the Sky People. From there, the series focuses on a young teenager named Ginboki Sakata, who is quite an eccentric samurai. He helps out another teenager by the name of, Shinpachi Shimura, who is trying to rescue his sister from an intimidating group of aliens that wish to make her join a brothel. After Gintoki hears of this, he automatically makes Shinpachi his freelance apprentice, so that Shinpachi can afford the rent. Afterwards, they then rescue an alien girl named Kagura, who works with the Yakuza. She wishes to be able to use her superhuman strength to destroy her enemies. At thus point, the three freelance samurai warriors take on odd jobs which involve many tough and messed up criminals. The main character, Gintoki can become very rude at times, but his character seems to be somewhat careless and apathetic to life and his surroundings. For the most part, he can be a kind person at times, as well as very quiet. Gintama not only has a unique and elaborate story, but it also includes a wide variety of many different characters who are extremely unique and extremely likable.