Yorinuki Gintama-san

Yorinuki Gintama-san (よりぬき銀魂さん), also known as The Best of Gintama is the name of the Gintama re-runs which aired from April 2010 to April 2011, between seasons 4 and 5 when the broadcast went on break for one year.

The term Yorinuki translates to "best selection" and is a common prefix for such programs. The addition of the honorific -san and the colors of the logo makes the title a direct parody of the popular family show Sazae-san, which also had its own re-runs in the past.

In addition to brand new openings and endings, promotional bonuses for the movie aired at the end of each episode until the movie's theatrical release. The first opening and ending were themes used in the actual movie.

The existence of the re-runs was hinted at by a joke told in an episode during the original broadcast.

Episode List

The first column indicates the re-run episode number and the second is the actual episode's number.

First Round

1.
2010-04-05
25.
A Shared Soup Pot Is a Microcosm of Life
2.
2010-04-12
5.
Make Friends You Can Call by Their Nicknames, Even When You're an Old Fart
3.
2010-04-19
8.
There Is Butt a Fine Line Between Persistence and Stubbornness
4.
2010-04-26
9.
Fighting Should Be Done With Fists
5.
2010-05-03
13.
If You're Going to Go in Costume, Go All Out
6.
2010-05-10
6.
Keep Your Promise Even If It Kills You
7.
2010-05-17
17.
Sons Only Take After Their Father's Negative Attributes
8.
2010-05-24
51.
Milk Should Be Served at Body Temperature
9.
2010-05-31
52.
If You Want to See Someone, Make an Appointment First
10.
2010-06-07
62.
Even Mummy Hunters Sometimes Turn into Mummies
11.
2010-06-14
16.
If You Stop and Think About It, Your Life's a Lot Longer as an Old Guy than a Kid! Whoa, Scary!!
12.
2010-06-21
22.
Marriage Is Prolonging an Illusion for Your Whole Life
13.
2010-06-28
34.
Love Doesn't Require a Manual
14.
2010-07-05
35.
A: Love Doesn't Require a Manual (Continued)
B: You Can't Judge a Person by His Appearance, Either
15.
2010-07-12
24.
Cute Faces Are Always Hiding Something
16.
2010-07-19
31.
The Things You Care the Least About Are the Ones You Never Forget
17.
2010-07-26
32.
Life Moves On Like a Conveyor Belt
18.
2010-08-02
21.
A: If You're A Man, Try the Swordfish!
B: If You Go to Sleep with the Fan On, You'll Get a Stomachache, So Be Careful
19.
2010-08-09
65.
Rhinoceros Beetles Teach Boys that Life Is Precious
20.
2010-08-16
20.
Watch Out for Conveyer Belts!
21.
2010-08-23
83.
Social Status Has Nothing to Do with Being Lucky
22.
2010-08-30
47.
Do Cherries Come from Cherry Trees?
23.
2010-09-06
45.
Walk Your Dog at an Appropriate Speed
24.
2010-09-13
53.
Stress Makes You Bald, but It's Stressful to Avoid Stress, so You End Up Stressed Out Anyway, so in the End There's Nothing You Can Do
25.
2010-09-20
28.
Good Things Never Come in Twos (but Bad Things Do)
26.
2010-09-27
64.
Tasty Sticks Really Fill Your Stomach
27.
2010-10-04
50.
Pending Means Pending, It's Not Final
28.
2010-10-11
72.
A: Dogs' Paws Smell Crispy like Popcorn
B: Always Practice "What If" Driving
29.
2010-10-18
40.
Give a Thought to Planned Pregnancy
30.
2010-10-25
41.
You Can't Judge a Movie by Its Title
31.
2010-11-01
42.
You Know What Happens if You Pee on a Worm
32.
2010-11-08
43.
Make Characters so Anyone Can Tell Who They Are by Just Their Silhouettes
33.
2010-11-15
44.
Mom's Busy Too, So Quit Complaining About What's for Dinner
34.
2010-11-22
69.
Please Help by Separating Your Trash
35.
2010-11-29
70.
Too Many Cuties Can Make You Sick
36.
2010-12-06
71.
Some Data Cannot Be Erased
37.
2010-12-13
63.
You Can't Trust the Previews for Jump's Next Volume
38.
2010-12-20
74.
The Manga Writer Becomes a Pro After Doing a Stock of Manuscripts
39.
2010-12-27
37.
A: People Who Say that Santa Doesn't Really Exist Actually Want to Believe in Santa
B: Prayer Won't Make Your Worldly Desires Go Away! Control Yourself
40.
2011-01-10
38.
A: Only Children Play in the Snow
B: Eating Ice Cream in Winter Is Awesome
41.
2011-01-17
76.
At Times Like This, Don't Talk, Just Make Red Rice
42.
2011-01-24
77.
After All, Your Enemy of Yesterday Is Still Your Enemy Today
43.
2011-01-31
78.
People Who Are Picky About Food Are Also Picky About People
44.
2011-02-07
79.
Four Heads are Better than One
45.
2011-02-14
80.
When Someone Who Wears Glasses Takes Them Off, It Looks like Something's Missing
46.
2011-02-21
81.
The Best Makeup for Women Is Their Smiles
47.
2011-02-28
88.
A Blind Date Is Fun Until Just Before It Starts
48.
2011-03-07
54.
All Mothers Are More or Less the Same
49.
2011-03-14
55.
Don't Make Chomping Sounds when You Eat
50.
2011-03-21
56.
Keep an Eye on the Chief for the Day
51.
2011-03-28
75.
TV Special Before the Restart of Gintama! The Best of "Yorinuki Gintama-san"
Don't Complain About Your Job at Home, Do It Somewhere Else

Second Round

These episodes were mixed in with episodes past 251 as part of the "Overtime" (enchousen) season. Thus, the opening and ending themes remain the same as the new season. To encourage viewers to stick around, there is a small bonus segment at the end of the episodes that jokes about the current status of the second movie. The earlier ones featured an apathetic mascot version of Sorachi's gorilla avatar being nagged by the Yorozuya to get working on drafts, while later ones comprised of a BG-only scene. BG-only scenes that were in any of the original episodes are replaced by these new extras as the contents would likely be outdated.

1.
2012-11-01
136.
It's Your House, You Build It
2.
2012-11-08
119.
Within Each Box of Cigarettes, Are One or Two Cigarettes That Smell Like Horse Dung
3.
2012-11-15
109.
Life is a Test
4.
2012-11-22
156.
It Takes a Bit of Courage to Enter a Street Vendor's Stand
5.
2012-11-29
111.
A: Definitely Do Not Let Your Girlfriend See The Things You Use For Cross-dressing
B: There's Almost a 100% Chance You'll Forget Your Umbrella and Hate Yourself For It
6.
2012-12-06
194.
Whenever I Hear Leviathan, I Think of Sazae-san. Stupid Me!!
7.
2012-12-13
175.
People Of All Ages Hate The Dentist
8.
2012-12-20
138.
Let's Talk About The Old Days Once In A While
9.
2013-02-14
110.
People Are All Escapees of Their Own Inner Prisons
10.
2013-02-21
188.
An Observation Journal Should Be Seen Through To The Very End
11.
2013-02-28
153.
Sleep Helps a Child Grow

Yorinuki Openings

Bakuchi Dancer

バクチ・ダンサー
ドーズ
Episodes: 1-9

Opening 1

Like the Wind / Kaze no Gotoku

風のごとく
井上ジョー
Episodes: 10-26

Opening 2

Possibility Girl / Kanousei Girl

可能性ガール
栗山千明
Episodes: 27-39

Opening 3

Katoniago

カートニアゴ
Episodes: 40-52

Opening 4

Yorinuki Endings

Our Season / Bokutachi no Kisetsu

僕たちの季節
ドーズ
Episodes: 1-9

Ending 1

Wave

Episodes: 10-26

Ending 2

In My Life

Azu
Episodes: 27-39

Ending 3

Sakurane

桜音
Episodes: 40-52

Ending 4

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