I cant believe I havent made a post for this yet, but to say in short, my Chinese friend got me into finally reading/watching Gintama last year. Ever since, Ive been reading it online, and watching it on AnimeCrazy.net. I even have an account there too! Search up Dokuganryuu if you too are registered, and befriend me!
Anyways, Gintama is a really good anime/manga. Its always comedical, but sometimes its serious. I always usually laugh during each episode. The description of the series (currently about 246 episodes long, each episode being 24min long):
In the early 17th century, Japan adopted strict isolation policies and severed almost all ties with foreign countries. In 1853, the US fleet commanded by Admiral Perry forced the doors open, leading to a modernization of the nation's sociopolitical systems and the eventual fall of the Shogunate. The samurai regime ended its life with the imperial restoration in 1868. That's what history tells, but in Gintama, that's not what happens. Instead of the US fleet, the country is stormed by spaceships coming from four corners of the universe and soon we see it occupied by extraterrestrials. The Shogunate has become a puppet of alien occupation armies. All samurais have been disarmed and reduced to temp workers with no skills who just try to make ends meet. Gintama is a story of a handyman named Gintoki, a samurai with no respect for rules set by the invaders, who's ready to take any job to survive. He and his gang, however, are also among the very few who have not forgotten the morale of a swordsman. Wherever they go, all they do is to create troubles. Troubles that they of course try to solve, but in reality...
And there it is! Gin is always doing odd jobs for the Yorozuya, whether it be saving a princess (or a stubborn alien prince who love to keep monsters as pets, usually causing trouble), getting the last issue of ShonenJUMP from another fan, fighting against the Shinsengumi, or even just eating a kurege udon (jellyfish parts in noodles [sounds delish, no?]) meal, which would not be made by Otae, thats for sure. But to commemorate to all the goodness, I'll post my two favorite songs from Gintama (since YouTube doesnt allow episodes on it, copyright stuff and whatnot. So sit back, relax and enjoy! And remember, go to AnimeCrazy.net if your interested in the series to watch the full episodes!
Giniro no Sora