• Air date: 05 Apr '07 50 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 (50)
    • 1. "Once Upon a Time in China-Girl Gintama" or “Pending Means Pending, It’s Not Final"

      05 Apr '07
      Gintoki gives his suggestions to the editor and author of "Gintaman" on what should the series improve on.
    • 2. Milk Should Be Served at Body Temperature

      12 Apr '07
      A baby's dropped off in front of the Yorozuya; claming it's Gintoki's son.
    • 3. If You Want to See Someone, Make an Appo First

      19 Apr '07
      Itou Kamotarou (appeared on the previous episode) proceeds with his agenda. Hijikata seeks help from the Yorozuya to save the Shinsengumi from destruction.
    • 4. Stress Makes You Bald, but It's Stressful to Avoid Stress, So You End Up Stressed Out Anyway, So in the End There's Nothing You Can Do

      26 Apr '07
      While trying to burn old JUMP issues, Gintoki is captured by a female fire fighter in search of a local arsonist.
    • 5. Mothers Everywhere Are All the Same

      03 May '07
      A mother looking for her son in Edo enlists the help of Yorozuya.
    • 6. Don't Make Munching Noises When You Eat

      10 May '07
      Continuing from the last episode, it is discovered that the son turned out to be the No.1 "Pimp" in Kabuki District.
    • 7. Keep an Eye on the Chief for the Day

      17 May '07
      Terakado Tsu (Otsu) goes to be one day chief of the Shinsengumi to improve its image.
    • 8. When Looking for Something You've Lost, Remember What You Were Doing on the Day You Lost It

      24 May '07
      Mutsu requests the Yorozuya recover some stolen cargo.
    • 9. Croquette Sandwiches Are Always the Most Popular Food Sold at the Stalls

      31 May '07
      A serial killer has been going around town-- and one of the crew meets him head on! In the meantime, Gintoki is requested to locate "Benizakura", an unlucky sword stolen from its owner.
    • 10. Be Careful Not to Leave Your Umbrella Somewhere

      07 Jun '07
      Kagura gets captured. Tetsuko goes to visit the injured Gintoki and tells him the truth about the benisakura sword.
    • 11. The Sun Will Rise Again

      14 Jun '07
      Shinpachi and Elizabeth go on the ship to attack Okada. A battle rages on the ship, at which Kagura manages to escape from captivity. On the other hand, Gintoki and Tetsuko (benisakura forger Tetsuya's sister) head towards Takasugi.
    • 12. On a Moonless Night, Insects Are Drawn to the Light

      21 Jun '07
      The battle comes to a conclusion, with benisakura finally taken over Okada's body, and Gintoki will have to use the sword Tetsuko gave him to stop this.
    • 13. Even Mummy Hunters Sometimes Turn into Mummys

      28 Jun '07
      Yamasaki is sent by Hijikata to investigate what has happened with that fight between Katsura and Takasugi groups. He goes around asking different people, though fails to get any real answers.
    • 14. The Preview Section in JUMP is Always Unreliable

      05 Jul '07
      Hattori Zenzo has been hired to kidnap a girl who is able to foresee the future. Meanwhile, the Yorozuya has been hired to protect the very same girl.
    • 15. Eating Nmaibo Can Make You Full in No Time!

      12 Jul '07
      A set of TV crews follow Katsura around for a day to do a television program special interview.
    • 16. Rhinoceros Beetles Teach Boys that Life is Precious

      19 Jul '07
      Kagura's beetle was killed during a beetle fighting match. She tries to drag Gintoki and Shinpachi to go beetle hunting with her. That only succeeds when they know there is a high demand for the beetles - meaning they can make money of it. The trio encounters the Shinsengumi who also happens to be capturing beetles for reason unknown.
    • 17. Dango Over Flowers

      26 Jul '07
      An old dango shop owner accepts a challenge from the owner of a popular new dessert shop.
    • 18. For the Wind Is the Life / Minami-chan is Indeed the Ideal Girlfriend

      02 Aug '07
      Gintoki gets into an accident with a delivery girl who has the "Need for Speed". / As Gintoki recovers from the delivery incident, Sa-chan is forced to weigh both her feminine needs and her assassin duties when working a mission at the same hospital.
    • 19. Like a Haunted House, Life is Filled with Horrors

      09 Aug '07
      Every year during the Matsuri festival, a "Courage Test" event is held. This year Gintoki, Shinpachi and Kagura helps out in the event.
    • 20. Please Help by Separating Your Trash

      16 Aug '07
      Kamenashi (the turtle) tells the group about Otohime, the owner of the Dragon Palace, that they are the only ones who are capable of stopping her plan.
    • 21. Too Many Cuties Can Make You Sick

      23 Aug '07
      The group goes to save Tae. On their way, Shinpachi, Gintoki and Katsura stumble upon a room where they learn about Otohime's past.
    • 22. Some Data Cannot Be Erased

      30 Aug '07
      Otohime's past lover's will gives the antidote (to the aging virus) to Shinpachi. However, their time is limited as a missile carrying another batch of the aging virus, aimed at Edo, is about to be sent off.
    • 23. A Dog's Paws Smell Fragrant / Drive With a "Might" Attitude

      06 Sep '07
      Sadaharu is in "heat" and Yorozuya tries to find him a mate. / Katsura attempts to take a driving lesson-- a "Might Happen" driving lesson, that is.
    • 24. Think for a Minute Now, Do Matsutake Mushrooms Really Taste All that Good?

      13 Sep '07
      Katsura goes undercover at an Amanto-only Japanese restaurant to stop a radical branch of the Joi Faction's plan of causing havoc. Meanwhile, Hasegawa takes over a sushi bar while the owner's at hospital. The Yorozuya ends up helping after the sushi machine went out of order.
    • 25. The Manga Writer Becomes a Pro, After Doing a Stock of Manuscript

      20 Sep '07
      Edo's under attack by M-unibrow zombies!