Gintama is an excellent anime, people especially in their school time can get more funny and good experience from it! It pokes fun at different anime shows. It does in such a way that it’s not insulting either. It’s in future Japan, and aliens already came down and took over the world. Gintoki’s personality is lazy, but sometimes, when it comes right down to it, he is serious. He runs a free-lancer business. Which means that he’ll do any job for money. I started watching the anime because I had nothing else to do. It’s very entertaining and kept me busy for a few weeks. So bottom line, watch it, because it’s an awesome show.
The story of Gintama is set in the late Edo period. Humanity is attacked by aliens called “Amanto” or “Sky People”. The samurai of Japan join the battle against the aliens, but when the Shogun realizes the power of aliens, he betrays the samurai and surrenders to the aliens. The Shogun writes an unequal contract with aliens which allows the aliens to enter the country and places a ban on carrying swords in public. The swords of samurai are taken away so they can no longer resist the aliens. After that the Shogunate becomes a puppet government.
The plot is focused on an eccentric samurai, Gintoki Sakata who helps a teenager named Shinpachi Shimura save his sister Tae from a group of aliens who want to make her part of a brothel. Impressed with Gintoki, Shinpachi becomes his apprentice and works with him as a freelance odd-jobs man in order to pay the monthly rent on Gintoki’s combination home and office, as well as to know more about him.
Gintoki is definitely the best one and my favorite in Gintama. He’s strong, the strongest samurai maybe only after Shouyou-sensei. He’s not your typical shonen hero, he already has a past, he doesn’t seem to have any dreams, but even if comes as a jerkass just like everyone in Gintama at some point, you know he’s no mean. Like the typical hero, when it’s serious he will try to save his friends or even strangers. Plus, he’s one of the funniest and a big troll! You just gotta like him.
Also some people choose Katsura and Elizabeth. Everybody’s unique and crazy in their own way, but they seem to be the most innocent if that makes any sense.
The two of them rescue a teenage alien girl named Kagura from a group of Yakuza who wanted to use her superhuman strength to kill people. Kagura joins Shinpachi and Gintoki to work as freelancers and the three become known as “Yorozuya”, which means “We do everything” or literally “The Anything Store”.
While doing their job, they encounter the police force Shinsengumi several times, who normally ally with Odd Jobs Gin in their work since the jobs commonly involve dangerous criminals. They eventually meet some of Gintoki’s former comrades from the fight against the Amanto’s invasion, including the revolutionary Kotaro Katsura who maintains a friendly relationship with them despite his terrorist activities against the bakufu. On the other hand, Shinsuke Takasugi acts as a major antagonist throughout the series, as he wants to destroy the bakufu and sees his former comrades as enemies.