• Air date: 04 Apr '06 49 episodes
      The Amanto, aliens from outer space, have invaded Earth and taken over feudal Japan. As a result, a prohibition on swords has been established, and the samurai of Japan are treated with disregard as a consequence. However one man, Gintoki Sakata, still possesses the heart of the samurai, although from his love of sweets and work as a yorozuya, one might not expect it. Accompanying him in his jack-of-all-trades line of work are Shinpachi Shimura, a boy with glasses and a strong heart, Kagura with her umbrella and seemingly bottomless stomach, as well as Sadaharu, their oversized pet dog. Of course, these odd jobs are not always simple, as they frequently have run-ins with the police, ragtag rebels, and assassins, oftentimes leading to humorous but unfortunate consequences.
  • List of Episodes (49)
    • 1. You Guys!! Do You Even Have a Gintama? (1)

      04 Apr '06
      Gintoki, Shinpachi, and Kagura receive a request from a man who wants them to make him stronger.
    • 2. You Guys!! Do You Even Have a Gintama? (2)

      04 Apr '06
      Gintoki's group goes to take back a house for a man who's been conned.
    • 3. Nobody with Naturally Wavy Hair Can be That Bad!

      11 Apr '06
      Sakata Gintoki meets Shimura Shinpachi. The two proceeds to save Shinpachi's older sister from an amanto entertainment club.
    • 4. Watch Out! Weekly Shonen JUMP Sometimes Comes Out on Saturdays!

      25 Apr '06
      Gintoki and Shinpachi meet an amanto alien girl who's been chased after by gangster.
    • 5. Make Friends You Can Call by Their Nicknames, Even When You're an Old Fart!

      02 May '06
      Gintoki's group's been asked to deliver a package to an amanto alien embassy.
    • 6. Keep Your Promise Even If It Kills You

      09 May '06
      A man tries to break out of jail, to attend a pop star's concert.
    • 7. Responsible Owners Should Clean Up After Their Pets!

      16 May '06
      The group is hired to find an amanto alien prince's pet.
    • 8. There Is Butt a Fine Line Between Persistence and Stubbornness

      23 May '06
      Shinpachi's sister is being stalked by a Shinsengumi officer.
    • 9. Fighting Should Be Done With Fists!

      30 May '06
      The Shinsengumi goes to avenge their commander's defeat.
    • 10. Eat Something Sour When You're Tired!

      06 Jun '06
      The group picks up a giant white dog.
    • 11. Look, Overly Sticky Sweet Dumplings Are Not Real Dumplings, You Idiot!

      13 Jun '06
      The trio helps an old man to track down a woman whom he met when he was young. Shown as a one hour special with episode 12.
    • 12. People Who Make Good First Impressions Usually Suck!

      13 Jun '06
      The kabuki district has been robbed by a mysterious thief.
    • 13. If You're Going to Cosplay, Go All Out!

      20 Jun '06
      The group is hired to find a missing girl. However, the group is dragged into deeper trouble than they originally anticipated. Gintoki may require the help of his old friend Katsura to help him out of this mess.
    • 14. Boys Have a Weird Ritual that Makes Them Think They Turn Into Men When They Touch Frogs! / You Only Gotta Wash Under Your Armpits - Just the Armpits

      04 Jul '06
      The Shinsengumi is asked to protect an amanto alien official and Kagura meets a princess who's sneaked out from the castle.
    • 15. Pets Resemble Their Owners!

      11 Jul '06
      The group enters Sadaharu in a pet competition, with Katsura and his pet being their opponent.
    • 16. If You Stop and Think About It, Your Life’s a Lot Longer as an Old Guy Than a Kid! Whoa, Scary!!

      18 Jul '06
      A man who's been fired for assaulting an amanto royal goes job hunting, only to met with failure repeatedly.
    • 17. Sons Only Take After Their Fathers' Negative Attributes

      25 Jul '06
      A rebel plans to asssinate the shogun during a festival.
    • 18. Oh Yeah! Our Crib is Number One!

      01 Aug '06
      The group and Shinsengumi attempt to capture a man who's been stealing women's underwear.
    • 19. Why’s the Sea So Salty? Because You City Folk Pee Whenever You Go Swimming!

      08 Aug '06
      In an effort to get some quick cash, Gintoki and Hasegawa, along with Shinpachi, Kagura, and Otae, head to the beach to get rid of a monster that's been terrorizing the area.
    • 20. Watch Out For Conveyor Belts!

      15 Aug '06
      The Shinsengumi has been haunted by a mysterious being.
    • 21. If You're a Man, Try the Swordfish / If You Go to Sleep With the Fan On, You'll Get a Stomachache, So Be Careful

      22 Aug '06
      The group helps an amanto to protect his pond from developers and Gintoki goes all over town trying to find an electric fan replacement during a heatwave.
    • 22. Marriage is Prolonging an Illusion for Your Whole Life

      05 Sep '06
      A female ninja stays over at the Yorozuya.
    • 23. When You're In a Fix, Keep On Laughing, Laughing...

      12 Sep '06
      Gintoki, Shinpachi and Kagura go on a space trip in which Kagura had won tickets for.
    • 24. Cute Faces Are Always Hiding Something

      19 Sep '06
      Gintoki and Katsura get dragged into being cross-dressers.
    • 25. A Shared Soup Pot is a Microcosm of Life

      05 Oct '06
      The series is entering into its third season! But the Yorozuya have other concerns: a battle of wits and deception to take reign of the sukiyaki pot!