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Old 12-04-2006, 02:01 AM   #1   [permalink]
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Gintama

The latest Weekly Jump title to see an anime adaptation, Gintama started this season and just aired its second episode. It is a series full of beauty (dirty jokes), poetry (penguin suits), and quiet introspection on the meaning of life (bazookas).

If you don't know anything about Gintama, which wouldn't surprise me seeing as it hasn't had a lot of buzz outside Asia, the manga runs in Weekly Shounen Jump and recently published its 12th volume. It's an extremely episodic series about the adventures of one Sakata Gintoki, a silver-haired former samurai living in an alternate-history version of Edo, wherein aliens have taken over and given Earth (well, Edo at least) all kinds of technology. Though this premise sounds corny, it...it is, actually. I can't defend it. I'm sorry.

As I'm sure you can gather, Gintama is a light-hearted, off-color comedy. It is not Thinking Man's Anime. It is, however, funny and charmingly stupid and often surprisingly sweet.

Is anyone else watching? Has anyone else read the manga?
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Old 12-04-2006, 02:20 AM   #2   [permalink]
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Raws are out I know but alas no fansubs yet so no go for me.

I am definitely going to watch this, from what I've seen of Gintama from playing Jump Super Stars on Nintendo DS looks like one hilarous series, and hey Tomoko does the opening so it's double win!
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its been two weeks and weve only seen RAWS, I hope some subbers pick this up soon.
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Old 18-04-2006, 05:50 AM   #4   [permalink]
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I am dissapointed with the lack of love for Gintama from the fansub groups.
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Bakaneko just released the first episode (marked as episodes 1-2, because it was a one-hour special).

Now everyone can watch and share in the love, right? *eyes you all imploringly*
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ill watch ill watch! dont kill me....BTW this is off-topic but i like your blog snowcherry.
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Originally Posted by snowcherry
poetry (penguin suits)
Penguin suits?

PKO?

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Originally Posted by snowcherry
Bakaneko just released the first episode (marked as episodes 1-2, because it was a one-hour special).

Now everyone can watch and share in the love, right? *eyes you all imploringly*
So there is love after all.

So after watching the hour special I proclaim Gintama as supreme super anime of all or something like that ... alright it was a fun silly hour. However it was different to the manga, threw us right into the middle of things, I haven't encountered that red glasses ninja or Elizabeth the penguin (what?) yet in the manga, then again I've only read the first two volumes.

Now I can go back and play Jump Super Stars and say yes I know these characters from Gintama.

And yes Gintoki I wish I could bankai too.
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