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Gintama (銀魂 Gintama, or Silver Soul) is a Japanese anime series based on the manga written and illustrated by Hideaki Sorachi. The anime adaptation was directed by Shinji Takamatsu from Episodes 1 to 105, by Yoichi Fujita from Episode 100 to 265, and Chizuru Miyawaki from Episode 266 to 367.

Synopsis

Twenty years ago, Edo-period Japan suffered a great cultural shock—the aliens called Amanto invaded the Earth, overpowered the nation's government, and outlawed the carrying of swords by the once proud samurai. Moreover, the aliens took the people's jobs and are currently running Japan as a sweatshop using the natives as laborers. In this strange new era are Gintoki Sakata, an eccentric samurai whose personal trademarks are his naturally permed silver hair, his love of anything sweet, and his addiction to Shonen Jump; Shinpachi Shimura, the teenaged heir of the Kakido-Ryu style; and Kagura, an incredibly strong alien girl from the powerful Yato clan. The trio are self-employed in an odd jobs shop called Yoruzuya Gin-chan, which offers to do almost anything for a price, from finding lost kittens to saving the world. Unfortunately, the jobs rarely go as planned, or pay enough to cover the pain and suffering the employees encounter—never mind their rent.

Dubbing History

The first two seasons of the Gintama series were initially licensed by Sentai Filmworks, which released the first season across 4 volumes from April 27, 2010 to February 22, 2011. Sentai also had the second season licensed, but the releases stalled before finishing. Sentai's release was subtitle-only, with Gintama: The Movie being the only part of the series which they dubbed. The Movie's release performed well, and Sentai Filmworks announced that based on the film's performance, they would consider releasing more of the series in North America, possibly with an English dub. This never occurred.

On July 1, 2016, Crunchyroll announced that they would be releasing the series on Blu-ray and DVD with an English dub. Due to Sentai still owning the rights to the first two series, Crunchyroll chose to dub the most recent series, Gintama°, which consists of Episodes 266 to 316. Crunchyroll began streaming the English dub of the first 12 episodes of the series on February 1, 2017. 12 additional episodes were added weekly.

on November 8, 2019, Hulu add the the English dub of Episode one part 1 of Gintama, before the full dub got release on December 1, 2019, part 2 was not added at that time, The first episode part 1 of the Gintama dub was on Hulu for few days before it was remove on November 15, 2019.

On December 1, 2019, Hulu released the first season of the series with an English dub. The dub was recorded in Miami, Florida at Universal Cinergia. Upon its release, fans derided the dub for not containing the Ocean cast along with various translation choices, including Gintoki's name being mispronounced, as well as untranslated titles being narrated outloud (a common practice in Spanish and Portuguese dubbing, which are the majority of Miami's dubbing industry).

Cast

Image Character Seiyū Dub Actor
Gintoki Sakata.jpg Gintoki Sakata Tomokazu Sugita Roly Sha'ul Gutierrez
Shinpachi Shimura.jpg Shinpachi Shimura Daisuke Sakaguchi Clay Cartland
Kagura.jpg Kagura Rie Kugimiya Crystal Lopez
Hijikata Toushirou.jpg Toshiro Hijikata Kazuya Nakai Travis Roig
Sogo Okita.png Sogo Okita Kenichi Suzumura Christian Vandepas
Kondo.png Isao Kondo Susumu Chiba Phil DuBois
Otose.jpg Otose (Ayano Terada) Kujira Jeni Hacker
Catherine Gintama.jpg Catherine Yū Sugimoto Connie Fernandez
Katsura.jpg Kotaro Katsura Akira Ishida Jason Kesser
Ayame Sarutobi.png Sachan (Ayame Sarutobi) Yū Kobayashi Jehane Seralles
Takasugi Shinsuke.png Shinsuke Takasugi Takehito Koyasu Donald Guzzi
Otsu-chan.jpg Otsū (Tsū Terakado) Mikako Takahashi Christina Jopling
Prince Hata.png Prince Hata Kōichi Sakaguchi Christian Vandepas
Jii.png Jii Toshitaka Hirano Barry Tarallo
Taizo Hasegawa.png Madao (Taizo Hasegawa) Fumihiko Tachiki Chris Jahn
Sakamoto Tatsuma.png Tatsuma Sakamoto Shinichirō Miki Alex Alvarez
Saigou-tokumori mug.png Tokumori Saigō Hisao Egawa

Episodic Characters

Image Character Seiyū Dub Actor Episode
Shimomoto.png Shimomoto Shingo Horii Donald Guzzi 1-2

Additional Voices

  • Jim Ballard
  • Paula Barros
  • Rayner Garranchan
  • Donald Guzzi
  • Daniel Llaca
  • Paul Louis
  • Travis Roig
  • Gregg Weiner

Transmission via Streaming

Company Date Category Format Content Country
Hulu logo.png December 1, 2019 Anime Digital 49 episodes United States United States

Notes

  • 5 years before, the Brazilian Portuguese dub of the first 24 episodes was recorded in Miami, and for some kind of coincidence, it was produced in the same studio that did the English dub, which is Universal Cinergia. Alex Alvarez, who voiced Sakamoto in the English dub, also voiced Katsura and additional voices in the Portuguese dub.
    • The Latin American Spanish dub was also produced by Universal Cinergia, but it was instead dubbed in Cuernavaca, Mexico.

See Also

External Links

  • Gintama (anime) at Anime News Network's encyclopedia
  • Gintama at the Internet Movie Database
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