There was already a Gintama thread
, but I figured I should give it a nicer one.
So yes. Summary. Gintama is about a young boy named Kurosaki Ichigo who one day becomes a shinigami and-
Oh wait. That's not it. Uh, sorry, it's easy to get confused.
Gintama is...a lot of things. The synopsis put simply goes something like this: It's around the Edo Period and aliens called "Amanto" have invaded Earth and pretty much taken over it. The samurai put up a fight, but they were defeated and are now pretty much going extinct. So people have to adapt to all the changes happening. Same goes for our protagonist, Sakata Gintoki, who makes a living out of doing odd jobs for whoever is willing to pay him. And, you guessed it, he gets into a lot of trouble.
And thet's how the story starts. Not that Gintama has much of a 'story', so to say. It more or less goes in which ever direction it feels like going.
It's primarely a comedy anime. It's about dick jokes, parodying anything and everything, general mayhem and denying the existence of the 4th wall. It's also a story about surrogate families, second chances, long-standing frindships and generally making the best out of what life gives you.