• Air date: 03 Apr '08 51 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 (51)
    • 1. The More Something Is Disliked, the More Lovely It Is

      03 Apr '08
      Gintoki gives his suggestions to the editor and author of "Gintaman" on what should the series improve on.
    • 2. Rules Are Made to be Broken

      10 Apr '08
      Some Shinsengumi member shows up, and it is soon revealed to be a rival of Hijikata.
    • 3. Otaku Are Talkative

      17 Apr '08
      Itou Kamotarou (appeared on the previous episode) proceeds with his agenda. Hijikata seeks help from the Yorozuya to save the Shinsengumi from destruction.
    • 4. There's a Thin Line Between Strengths and Weaknesses

      24 Apr '08
      Okita appears to save Kondou from the rebel Shinsengumi led by Itou. The Yorozuya along with Hijikata are also on their way to the scene.
    • 5. Important Things Are Hard To See

      01 May '08
      Now fully free from the curse, Hijikata battles against Itou. Meanwhile, Gintoki is forced into a confrontation with none other than Bansai, right hand man to Takasugi.
    • 6. It’s All About the Beat and Timing

      08 May '08
      The concluding finale to the (Itou) Shinsengumi Discord Arc.
    • 7. Love Is Often Played Out In Sudden Death

      15 May '08
      Kagura accidentally knocks out an international soccer team when their capitan was out by giving them water from a janitors bucket and now The Yorozuya and others have to fill the teams spots.
    • 8. Kids Don’t Understand How Their Parents Feel

      22 May '08
      The Yorozuya are requested to help a Yakuza boss's son who has become a hikikomori, but little do they know how dangerous this job could turn out to be...
    • 9. Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid

      29 May '08
      The Yorozuya's Yakuza client has died, and the group's young new leader carries a dark secret about the boss's son.
    • 10. Life is a test

      05 Jun '08
      Yamazaki, with the intent of spying on the Joui faction, undergoes the necessary testing and training as one of its new recruits.
    • 11. People Are All Escapees of Their Own Inner Prisons

      12 Jun '08
      Katsura is inprisoned, and fellow inmate Suekichi tries to find a way to make Katsura fall asleep so that he can make a his escape.
    • 12. Definitely Do Not Let Your Girlfriend See the Things You Use for Cross-Dressing / There's Almost a 100% Chance You’ll Forget Your Umbrella and Hate Yourself For It

      19 Jun '08
      Yorozuya's asked by a crossdresser hostess to help with the courting of a host. A story about Kagura and an umbrella during the rainy season.
    • 13. A Birthday in Your Twenties Has No Deep Meaning / Lucky Is a Man Who Gets Up and Goes to Work

      26 Jun '08
      Katsura briefly takes over the series in an attempt to promote his birthday; in the main story, Gintoki attempts to help Tama find a way to enjoy herself.
    • 14. Cleaning the Toilet Cleanses the Soul

      03 Jul '08
      A member of the Shinsengumi suggests a "washroom revolution". Eventually it evolves into a battle of Shinsengumi vs. washroom germs.
    • 15. They Say Soy Sauce On Pudding Tastes Like Sea Urchin, But Soy Sauce On Pudding Only Tastes Like Pudding and Soy Sauce

      10 Jul '08
      Hijikata tells Matsudaira that he would fend off the store clerks who are coming-on to Matsudaira's daughter, Kuriko, just so he'd spare their lives. Kuriko mistakens Hijikata as some other person and starts to have feelings for him.
    • 16. Summer Vacation is the Most Fun Right Before It Begins

      17 Jul '08
      While Gintoki, Shinpachi, Kagura, Hasegawa, Tae, Kyuubei and Katsura are on their way to the legendary Dragon Palace, a quarrel between them ends up bringing them onto an isolated island.
    • 17. The older, the wiser

      24 Jul '08
      The time to settle the battle for the official fan club title is finally here. The match between Shinpachi and Hijikata is a card battle using Otsu chip playing cards. Never knowing such a thing existed, Shinpachi rushes to the vendor for some cards. Hijikata on the other hand is fully prepared and delivers the ultra powerful card “Melancholy 5-minutes before start”! Hijikata’s range of powerful attacks forces Shinpachi to stay on the defensive. Can he possibly find a way to make a
    • 18. Beauty is like a summer fruit

      31 Jul '08
      The group goes to save Tae. On their way, Shinpachi, Gintoki and Katsura stumble upon a room where they learn about Otohime's past.
    • 19. Even if Your Back is Bent, Go Straight Forward

      07 Aug '08
      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.
    • 20. Within Each Box of Cigarettes, Are One or Two Cigarettes That Smell Like Horse Dung

      14 Aug '08
      Smoking ban comes to Edo. Heavy smoker Hijikata is desperate to find cigarettes.
    • 21. Japanese Restaurants Abroad Taste Pretty Much Like School Cafeteria Lunches / Once You've Chosen a Dish, You Can't Give it Back

      21 Aug '08
      Part A: "The quality of overseas Japanese restaurants are around that of school cafeterias." Katsura goes undercover at an Amanto-only Japanese restaurant to stop a radical branch of the Joi Faction's plan of causing havoc. Part B: "Plates won't be returned once they're taken."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.
    • 22. Novices Only Need a Flathead and a Phillips

      28 Aug '08
      The Yorozuya goes into the world of online role playing game (RPG) to search for the Amantos who are responsible for turning part of their bodies into screwdriver heads.
    • 23. Imagination Is Nurtured In the 8th Grade

      04 Sep '08
      Gintoki, Shinpachi, and Kagura go around in the online role playing game to find powerful players to be their companions on their search for the Amanto. Their new found companions however, are not what they seem to be.
    • 24. Always Keep a Screwdriver In Your Heart

      11 Sep '08
      Gintoki and the gang arrive at Tama’s main system. The group tries to devise a battle strategy for fighting the Great Archfiend Tapir’s black body suit minions. But they can’t come to an agreement. Deciding it’s a waste of time, Kagura charges alone into the swarm of black body suits. Using this as a diversion, the group storms the enemy base, only to be surrounded after Gintoki and the Leukocyte King get into an argument. But during their rumble to decide who’s the strongest, the two
    • 25. When Nagging Goes Too Far It Becomes Intimidating

      18 Sep '08
      Otsu has overcome her past scandals and become Edo's top idol. And the release date of her new single has finally been announced! Shinpachi and her other fans are overjoyed at the news. But there trouble arises right before the release. Otsu's music producer, Tsunpo, is late with the creation of her song and says the release will be postponed.