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Started watching Gintama and I'm currently at episode 18

I have high hopes for this but right now I'm strugling to watch each episode... The humour is terrible and it seems aimless.

So far the only reasons that keeps me in it is based Sugita as Gintoki and that sometimes the episodes show glimses of the background of the characters.
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>>137167182
You got further than I did.

I didn't think the show was bad or anything though. My main problem is I don't really like episodic shows.
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Keep it up, eventually everything will just click and you'll find the series amazing.
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>>137167480
OP here

Yes, I was told that around episode 40 it starts to gets good

Other reason I forgot to put why I picked up this is mfw Spyair making the op

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRntURxcjYg
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>>137167182
General consensus is that it gets good around ep 25. It actually just gets better and better over time, which is unusual for a long running series, but the running jokes build on themselves and it becomes consistently hilarious. It's worth sticking with, but if you're struggling to watch it, I'd recommend reading some of the manga. It's a quicker way to figure out if you like it, I switched to the anime around vol 6.
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After the death note episode it gets good.
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>>137167182
A lot of japanese references are hard to get for english speakers. Can't blame them though.
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>>137168332
>becomes consistently hilarious
Nah it stopped being funny 3 seasons ago.
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>>137168410
Consistently maybe isn't the right word, more that it's hit and miss with most comedy episodes being good and all the serious arcs being shit.
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>>137167182
How about you fucking drop it or kill yourself cause if you dont like it now you wont like it later retard
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>>137167182
Listen to this guy:
>>137168332

Also, the author takes a long time to find his formula (which is "do a 'serious arc' to explore the background of some characters [mainly Gintoki], then goof around for 10 episodes or so")

If you can't stomach the humor, there is a chart some anon made with the relevant 'serious' arcs, so you just jump around them and watch only the relevant shit. (I wouldn't recommend it, tho, because there are many good characters that only appear mostly on 'goofy episodes', like the Shogun.)
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>>137168581
>most comedy episodes being good

No it really isn't most more like 60%. Reusing the same jokes aren't funny no more. Glad they actually skipped few for the anime this season.
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I also started watching it recently
Thought it was boring too at the beginning
But round about episode 35-40 it started getting good
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>>137168834
> characters that only appear mostly on 'goofy episodes', like the Shogun.
Anon.
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OP here

>>137168717
How about GTFO and kill yourself.
If I have done what you say I wouldn't know some masterpieces that Japan delivered

>>137168834
> there is a chart some anon made with the relevant 'serious' arcs

kindly requesting this just for curiosity!

>>137169032
Good
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>>137168834
Found it:
1/2: http://gentlemen.updatedtuesdays.com/a/src/135971030810.jpg
2/2: http://gentlemen.updatedtuesdays.com/a/src/135971036168.jpg
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>>137169336
Yes.
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>>137169342
Here: >>137169535
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>>137167736
All Gintama's OPs and EDs are god tier.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCq4-r9annU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-B3rpKfva1w
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If you can keep up with it, Gintama becomes incredibly rewarding and it's arguably the best Shonen series.

It is difficult to push through, but stay with it, the running jokes and references in the comedy episodes are golden, and the dramatic arcs have brought me to tears many times.
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>>137169641
I hate you
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>>137170044
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>>137169535

Great. I plan to watch it all. But this will be helpful
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>>137170163
If you ever think about dropping this, please jump right to Benizakura and Yoshiwara in flames arcs and watch them as a "last chance" to the series.
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>>137167182
Dude, i love the humor, nonsense is best comedy.
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But episode 18 was hilarious iirc
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>>137169885
This.

DOES fits Gintama so well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DKLJQhcsOE

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3l3rj9_gintama-2015-opening-5-shogun-arc_music
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>>137170163
Also, I don't usually recommend "shonen anime" movies, but Gintama's second movie is very good (And it is also pretty stand-alone as long as you know the core characters).

(The first one is just a "HD version" of the Benizakura arc)
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>>137170350
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQw32oee4mc
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Zurako is best girl.
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>>137170588
hahahaha! dat shinsengumi
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So it looks like the anime will adapt pretty much the rest of the serious shit huh?
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>>137170808
I hope so.
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So how close is the anime to the manga right now? Is this gonna be the last arc for now?
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>>137171207
Anime is at chapter ~530, manga at 570
they skipped about 30 chapters though
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Love Potion arc never ever
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>>137171336
I've not been keeping up with the anime lately, but that's disappointing to hear. Wonder if they'll go back and cover them later though.
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>>137171207
Manga is two arcs ahead, but it seems to be ending soon.

Gintama really is a very loose retelling of the end of the shogunate in japan. After the Boshi war, Katsura & friends restored the power to the emperor (which is not the same as the shogun).

Gintama is already on the verge of this war, or maybe the current arc is supposed to be the war. After this they'll be invading Rurouni Kenshin's territory, the Meiji era.
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Episode 25 is legendary, after that it only gest better
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I wish they hadn't stopped releasing this on dvd in the states
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Anyone else?
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>>137168332
>>137169032
>>137171652
Kek, when I first started watching you gintamafags would always post "it gets better after ep 20" and now you want people to invest more time in this garbage.

To OP if you don't like it so far just drop it. It doesn't get any better and it's the same stupid humor.
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>>137172075
Go back to your Naruto threads, kid.
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>>137167182
Stick with it till the end, you're not going to regret it.
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>>137171383
I wish they add it between the shogun and the prision arcs.
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>>137172074
No, but I pre-ordered Kamui. Gintama figures have become much more expensive since Megahouse decided to make them exclusives.
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>>137172585
Nice. I wish they made a ShigeShige because you know why.. But maybe it's for the best. I'd look at him everyday and want to cry.

You're right, they are getting damn expensive, but I'm glad the line is still alive and well. Kamui looks fantastic.
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>>137169937
Even some of the "comedy" episodes/arcs can be pretty heartbreaking.
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>>137171383
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2016-01-24/gintama-manga-65th-66th-volumes-to-bundle-original-anime-dvds/.97887
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrnKUhWylzU
This episode was when it finally clicked for me and it has been the best ride ever since then.
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>>137172985
Kintaro arc though
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>>137172985
>>137172397
>>137170549
>>137170229

Thanks folks
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Never laughed and cried at the same time until this gem saved my life.

Raw emotion and joy is what you have to look forward to, I wish I were you so I could take all of it in again for the first time, without a doubt Gintama is one of the greatest creations ever conceived by man!
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>>137167182
You should just drop it and watch Boku No Pico.
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Character Poll arc was amazing.
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>>137167182
Enjoy it and enjoy the humor until the 300 episode and the final arcs begin
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>>137168581
The serious arcs are fucking amazing
Yoshiwara in Flames
Benizakura
I want to count Yagyu arc but there was so much humor during it, it's easily half half
Shinsengumi Crisis
Red Spider
Four Devas

I don't know, I read a lot of people talking shit about Gintama's serious arcs but I think they're pretty fantastic

I think Red Spider might be my favorite
Everything about it
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What series was the arc with Kintoki? That's where I stopped watching and can't even remember shit with all the hiatuses. Is this show even still airing?
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>>137181134
Gintama': Enchousen
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>>137172985
I agree with this 100%
I haven't cried in like 10-12 years or so and the arc where Kagura "dies" was hilarious, this particular part got me closer to crying than anything in the longest fucking time
God damn it KILLED me
I can't imagine how I'll be when one of the main 3 end up dying.
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Is Gintoki going to die at the end of it all?
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I dunno, I see all this talk of "It's not funny until *blank* episode", but fucking episode 8 is probably still my favorite one, and that early ghost episode is up there too.
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Man
I have such a hard time choosing which OP/ED are my favorites
But this one has such a huge fucking lead
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TH0gs-L7HGw

Best OP and the fact that they use it as an ED makes it the best as well because it's extended too
Fuck trying to find a full version though
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My biggest problem with Gintama is that the threads never fucking last and are far inbetween
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>>137180859
>Four Devas
Hey Hey Samurai Heart.
I bawled my eyes dry. When I think about it I can still cry...
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>>137181502
This one is top tier as fuck
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfp3fRpzPUY

It'd probably be easier to decide which OPs and EDs are BAD instead of which are good because 90% of them are perfect
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>>137181545
That's because most of /a/ is bad and has bad taste. I like a good waifu war, but I feel like Gintama is so far beyond most peoples' caliber because they're too impatient, or the humor is too smart.

Personally I think we're the elite. Gintama fans are senpai.
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>>137182926
So many unforgettable episodes.

You know what else? When a sidecharacter pops up later on, even 60 episodes later, you remember them instantly. That's an accomplishment. That's good writing.
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>>137180859
They're just autistic fags that think the comedy is always funny.
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>>137183041
All the characters are parodies/tropes/cliches, and they're all unique and memorable at the same time
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>>137169535
>tsukommi

just say fucking straight man because that's what he is. gin and kagura do something stupid and he reacts to it
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>>137172074
was thinking about it but that's at least $150 for me
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>>137182926
One of my favorite gags of the entire show.
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>>137183872
well it helps all characters in gintama are unique. The non-important people are all dressed the same or have ordinary clothes.
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>watching Gintama for the serious arcs

Only good ones were Benizakura and Shinsengumi Rebellion.

Gintama is all about retarded off-beat humour, gloriously delivered by it's director.
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>>137184175
Benizakura is one of the worst serious arcs, what are you on about?
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>>137168834
I think the funny arcs really compliment the serious ones. Kaguras one of the funniest characters in the show so when you see bad shit happening to her its really heartbreaking. I don't think this last arc would have the same impact without the Shogun comedy episodes.
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What episode or moment made you cry the most?

What made you laugh the hardest?

(pic not related, I'm curious about your guys')
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took me like 3-4 months to watch the first 20-25 episodes, then i watched 240 episodes in a week and a half
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>>137181421
Gintoki and Kagura are based on legends (Sakata no Kintoki/Kintaro and the lunar princess Kaguya)

Shinpachi was based on a Shinsengumi guy

Okita was supposed to die of tuberculosis (his sister died instead, IRL it was the opposite)

Sakamoto should die at any moment now, in the events following the Boshi war

Kondo is supposed to die having been blamed of Sakamoto's death by Katsura
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>>137185002
>Kondo is supposed to die having been blamed of Sakamoto's death by Katsura
I know they're of different factions but can anyone really see Katsura doing that to someone he's spent time/struggles with?
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>>137183977
I didn't made the guide, just found it on the board a while ago.
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>>137185060
Katsura absolutely won't. He would maybe before hand in some hilarious Joi Patriot vs Bakufu comedy episode with shenanigans. The Shogun Assassination arc is a complete game changer though. The Shinsengumi and Katsura are now comrades more than enemies. There's a mutual respect that's been developing with them over time.

In fact, I would expect Katsura to be joining the fight to rescue Kondo from persecution in the current arc.
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>>137184569
>>137184569
Almost impossible to pick a laughing one out
I think if I was forced to choose, it'd be the one with the boxer who lets people beat him up for cash and Kagura takes him all along the town

TAKESHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII

Also the same episode leads into the Hedoro family going to the bathhouse with Gintama/shinsengumi
Good lord I definitely remember laughing so hard I ended up crying with those two episodes
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>>137185060
Gintama doesn't follow 100% of the real world history, but many major events do occur. Who knows what that gorilla has in reserve for our future.

Shinsengumi did end, Shigeshige died, Nobunobu wasn't strong enough to secure his claim.
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>>137185249
I really think Hedoro should appear more. Not enough to be a regular character, just a bit more than he does.
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>>137184569
>What episode or moment made you cry the most?
>Ending of Shinsengumi rebellion
>Ending of Four Devas
>old man & dog

>What made you laugh the hardest?
This is impossible to answer
>shogun eps
>popularity poll arc
>Zura jokes
>misc eps, like Hijikata won lottery & Kagura couldn't sleep
Also what made me laugh on some earlier watch through may not amuse me later so much. But then there's some jokes I never got properly until I had watched/read the referenced show and when I got it I was cry-laughing. Good example is that hot spring arc, with the JoJo and Seikima II stuff.
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>>137184569
I lose it every time Gintoki becomes involved with spiritual shit.
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>>137184569
>Made you cry the most

I didn't cry but it hit me the hardest when Okita's sister died

>Made you laugh the hardest

Popularity poll, and everytime Kondo and Zura is onscreen
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>>137185425
>Kagura couldn't sleep
Gintoki screaming and kicking the radio in that episode has to be one of, if not the funniest moment in the series. It makes me lose my shit every time.
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>>137185545
Good stuff.

Those spicy chips...
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>>137184569
Loudest laugh I gave came from the second movie. When Gintoki is making a speech to Tae on her last moments, then we are reminded he's talking that shit while looking like a giant penis with a mole.
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>>137167182
OP thank you for posting. I fell off about 3 years ago. I will pick it back up one of my favorite shows. Like everyone says it's great you're going to fall in love with all the characters so you wouldn't mind all the goofy/nonsense eps. Have fun.
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>>137185630
Oh my god I forgot all about that episode, good lord that got me so bad when I first watched it
It's time to rewatch the series
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>>137184569
>Cry.
Probably Takasugi punching the shit out of Gintoki or Kagura shouting YAMERO when Abuto was punching the shit out of Shinpachi.

>Laugh.
The episode where the Shinsengumi/Odd Jobs had to seduce Otsu. When narrator Sougo joins in the best Ghibli girl conversation I lose my shit and the Odds Jobs premise is just hilarious on its own.
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>>137170350
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjCLyAs2EIk
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>>137187584
I'm so stoked for the full single release in March.

They didn't even make the song for the show, but it still fits so perfectly.
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>>137184569
>What made you laugh the hardest?
this fucking episode
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38dkpeNMGdg
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>>137184569
>What episode or moment made you cry the most?
I literally have an (almost empty) folder called "Crying Folder" in which there is the 214th episode of Gintama. This one -> >>137181650
The only other thing in that folder is the HIMYM episode where Barney asks Robin to merry him, but after seeing how they fucked everything up in the last episode I'm considering removing it
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>>137188276
Dat meme magic
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>>137188788
Why is it always a skeleton
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>>137188276
Did you see the PV just recently?
Stop spamming this.
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>>137188825
I like skeletons.
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>>137167182
Personally I only thought it started to get funny at around episode 20~.

Basically if you get up to the part where they start breaking the 4th wall and talking about timeslot changes and being closed to getting canceled because the show had been bombing (seems to be the general consensus that the anime sucked at the beginning) and you still don't find it funny by then, then it's probably not for you.
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Guys I'm starting to ship Kagura and Soyo, will we get more of them?
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>>137189071
Oh anon
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>>137189071
yep
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>>137187783
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUKVGd-2x4I

For a second I thought it was this fucking episode.
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>>137189120
Nice, this fucking scene man.
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>>137189263
Oh my god this episode kind of dragged on but this part made me cry from laughing too hard
God Gintama is a terrifying beast
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>>137189071
Soyo and Okita are the two faces of the same coin.
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>>137189343
It dragged on, but when it finally reached Saint Seiya and the Toei suing BanNam double-punchline it was worth the wait.
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>>137167182
Don't drop it, I did it too for some weeks back in 2013 until a friend told me to go back to it.

It's the best anime ever made, trust me you won't regret it.
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I mad it to episode 50.
By then I was so tired of all the references to nippon culture i will never ever know anything about.
Like fucking live action TV shows from the 80s thats like the A-team or MacGyver over in Japan, but noone else has ever heard of.
I get the humor and its very funny sometimes, but having to pause to read a wall of text TL-note because why this joke about Detective Niggerdicks from 1979 is funny killed the show for me.
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>>137187584
Wait the shogun has already dead in the anime?

So we're in the Farewell Shinsengumi arc now?

Can't wait to see more of my waifu
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>>137190104
They gradually phase off doing nihonese references every episode as the cast increases and slowly replace them with toilet humor and in-jokes.

They still do them, but not as much as they did in the first two or three seasons. They even stop doing parodies to other anime every episode too.

It seems that the gorilla used those as crutches until he had enough material to work properly. Of course he still use them sometimes, but now he can rely on character interactions to do his thing.
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>>137190156
It's just started
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GinxTsukki is patrician taste
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>>137192386
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>>137192386
I commend you for your refined taste, sir.
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>>137192386
>>137192954
Plebeian taste
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>>137192386
My nigga.
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>>137194037
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>>137167182
>Gintama appreciation thread
>The humour is terrible and it seems aimless
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I started to watch Gintama when the anime was relased, so many years ago. I watched only the first 50 episodes saying "Meh". I started to see it again many years after because happened, and I appreciated it more, a now is one of my favourite anime, and I can't imagine to be without it. I can't say why, probably the reason was that the old me, liked more the character MADAO, sadly actually is not very visible in the anime.
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>>137187783
I remember watching this shit back in the day. I nearly died containing my laugh, it was fucking 4am.
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