List of Gintama Arcs (Manga Order)

This is a guide to help find a specific arc. Even if it sounds boring or ridiculous, you should still check it out! A lot more happens than what the descriptions suggest.

The anime-ordered list contains stories which took at least 2 episodes.
The manga-ordered list contains stories which took at least 3 chapters.

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Harusame

Chapters 12-14
Episodes 13-13

The Yorozuya finally gets the first job in a long time: looking for a delinquent girl, who may have gotten mixed up with a very dangerous group of space pirates.

Gengai

Chapters 29-31
Episodes 17-17

The best inventor of Edo is preparing for a festival but has become a public nuisance for it. Elsewhere, someone that Katsura knows appears, bringing ominous words to his ears.

Rengokukan

Chapters 42-44
Episodes 27-27

Okita has been investigating an underground arena but is unable to act since it is secretly being controlled by the government. Time for the Yorozuya to investigate in his place!

Memory Loss

Chapters 50-52
Episodes 31-32

Gintoki gets into an accident while going out to buy JUMP, losing his memories in the process. Shinpachi and Kagura try to help him remember who he is, but will they succeed...?

Umibozu

Chapters 57-64
Episodes 40-43

An alien has escaped to Earth, and the Legendary Space Sweeper Umibozu has arrived to eliminate it. Kagura seems to know who he is...

Go-Ninja

Chapters 67-69
Episodes 43-44

Elizabeth's been captured! Katsura has no choice but to ask Gin-san and the others to help out, but first they need to learn the basics of being a ninja from Sacchan before sneaking in!

Inugami

Chapters 71-73
Episodes 45-45

Overnight, Sadaharu has grown big enough to touch the roof. He didn't seem like an ordinary dog, but how did this happen, and what will they do with such a big Sadaharu?

Infant Strife

Chapters 77-80
Episodes 51-52

Gintoki finds a baby left outside the Yorozuya. The baby's hair and eyes closely resembles our idiotic samurai... but Gintoki knows nothing! Does the child really belong to him!?

Train Samurai

Chapters 85-86
Episodes 34-35

Cat ears are the rage in the Otsu Fanclub, but Shinpachi won't take it. That is, until he helps a girl in trouble on the train, who wants to date him in return. Parodies the Train Man incident.

Benizakura

Chapters 89-97
Episodes 58-61

A Tsujigiri has targeted Katsura. Elizabeth's come to ask for help, while Gintoki accepts a job from a blacksmith to recover a katana for them. Somehow, even Takasugi's involved...?

Mother

Chapters 104-106
Episodes 54-55

A mother wakes up the Yorozuya, requesting help to find her son who might've gotten into some trouble. With only a photo and a name, these clues lead them to Kabukicho's Host Club.

Yagyu

Chapters 110-123
Episodes 76-81

Kondo is being put through an arranged marriage... to a gorilla!? The Shinsengumi are pleading to Otae for help, but an old friend of Otae's returns to claim her as his bride instead...

Okita Mitsuba

Chapters 129-132
Episodes 86-87

Sogo's motherly sister comes to visit and tells him she's finally getting married even though she's in poor health. But Hijikata finds out that her fianceé might be involved with something...

Hardboiled Detective

Chapters 135-137
Episodes 84-85

A detective (who considers himself "hardboiled") and his apprentice have been trying to catch an elusive thief for a long time. Here comes the Yorozuya to help!

Fuyo

Chapters 140-146
Episodes 69-71

While throwing out garbage, Gintoki discovers a talking severed head that is revealed to be a part of a robotic maid. It's a part of some project, and there are others seeking to obtain it.

Owee

Chapters 147-149
Episodes 98-99

The OWee game console is releasing and the line-ups are huge. The Yorozuya and the Shinsengumi have their own reasons for buying one, but stocks are limited. Parodies the Nintendo Wii.

Hasegawa Prosecution

Chapters 153-155
Episodes 94-95

Hasegawa phones Hatsu about his new job and wishes to live together again, but he hears another man and Hatsu is forced to hang up. Hasegawa gets into some trouble and is arrested...

Shinsengumi Crisis

Chapters 158-168
Episodes 101-105

Hijikata receives a cursed sword that causes him to act strange, putting his position in danger. Ito returns to the Shinsengumi to push it forward, but Hijikata suspects something's wrong.

Ryugujo

Chapters 174-182
Episodes 115-118

While on watching duty at the beach, the Yorozuya helps a turtle Amanto, and in return he offers to take them to the Palace of the Dragon God, Ryugujo. Parodies Urashima Taro.

Guardian Dog

Chapters 184-186
Episodes 107-108

A yakuza group asks the Yorozuya to get the boss's son out of the warehouse where he has been hiding for years. The boss just wants to see him, knowing there is little time left...

Monkey Hunter

Chapters 189-192
Episodes 121-123

The TV's talking about alien abduction and Shinpachi finds out that he's a victim. Recalling that the aliens were fans of a PSP game, they're off to find them! Parodies Monster Hunter.

Ghost Ryokan

Chapters 196-201
Episodes 131-134

Otose gives the gang a break and sends them to the mountains to enjoy an inn that belongs to an old friend. But isn't it a little... haunted? And the bus isn't coming back anytime soon...

Correspondence

Chapters 203-206
Episodes 126-128

After telling the Otsu fanclub that the only girl for them is Otsu, Shinpachi receives a letter in a bottle asking him if it was fate that brought them together. What to do? Reply back!

Kintaro

Chapters 207-209
Episodes 129-130

There isn't much time for Kintaro and his owner, but they are forced to be apart. Kagura and Katsura overhears and wants to help reunite them. But there's more to it than they realize...!

Yoshiwara in Flames

Chapters 210-228
Episodes 139-146

Yoshiwara is an underground red-light district governed by different laws. Gintoki bumps into a pickpocketting kid who needs money to buy a woman who he thinks is his mother...

Shinsengumi Death Game

Chapters 233-235
Episodes 148-149

Hijikata and Sogo wake up to find out they're involved in a game where they have 72 hours to decide: sacrifice the other to save the Shinsengumi HQ from a bomb or let it explode?

Otsu

Chapters 239-245
Episodes 157-163

Otsu announces a competition to be her official fanclub, and at the same time Shinpachi's members are leaving for another fanclub. The rivaling fanclub appears to be lead by... Tosshi?

Tama Quest

Chapters 247-251
Episodes 167-170

Tama gets infected by a virus. To delete this virus in time, Gengai suggests that the Yorozuya defeat it... from the inside-out! Welcome to Tama Quest! Parodies Dragon Quest.

Red Spider

Chapters 254-262
Episodes 177-181

With Yoshiwara liberated, crime has increased. Illegal trades are being made. Tsukuyo has only one lead to an entity behind it: a spider tattoo. Gintoki and the others return to Yoshiwara.

Popularity Contest

Chapters 265-268
Episodes 182-184

After the second character poll, some characters aren't taking the results very well. There's someone out there who wants to alter the results by taking out the higher-ranked characters!

Rokkaku

Chapters 270-272
Episodes 186-187

Okita is attacked by a girl who claims that her father was murdered by him during the Rokkaku massacre years ago. The incident is brought back to the surface to find the truth.

Kabukicho Stray Cat

Chapters 275-279
Episodes 190-192

A lot of wild cats are roaming the streets, so the Yorozuya is on the lookout for Kabukicho's top cat, Hoichi. While they secretly watch, Gintoki suddenly disappears without a trace...

Diviner (Onmyoji)

Chapters 282-289
Episodes 195-199

Ketsuno Ana has been giving many wrong weather forecasts. The media is angry. Though she's sad, all she can do is smile. Gintoki bumps into her and is determined to help his goddess!

Santa

Chapters 290-292
Episodes 200-201

Kagura writes a letter to her father and also ends up asking why Santa never visits. Umibozu takes some time off to surprise her as Santa, but he isn't the only one!

Kabukicho Four Devas

Chapters 297-309
Episodes 210-214

A young girl aspires to become Gin-san's underling. Upon her appearance, the brittle balance between Kabukicho's four great powers breaks and the town enters a war! And Otose herself is in crisis!?

Glasses

Chapters 318-321
Episodes 207-208

When Sacchan's glasses are accidentally broken by Gintoki, she happily accepts a random pair from him that doesn't help. After failing her tasks, Zenzo warns her of the ruthless Shimatsuya.

2 Years Later

Chapters 324-326
Episodes 202-203

After Gintama went on hiatus for a week due to certain circumstances, Shinpachi goes back to work at the Yorozuya, but what awaited him was a world where 2 years have passed. Gintoki, Kagura, and every other person has changed!

Scandal

Chapters 336-339
Episodes 239-240

"Let's drink away the year's woes at the Year-End party! The next morning, Gin-san wakes up with a hangover and finds himself in a... strange bedroom... Has Gin-san made an error in a single night with 6 familiar faces!? An unprecedented scandal comes to light.

Prison

Chapters 340-342
Episodes 225-226

In a place that offers "Jail Play" entertainment, the Yorozuya are asked to apprehend a non-paying pervert. But doing such a thing somehow lands Gintoki a place in the slammers!

Vacation

Chapters 344-346
Episodes 237-238

The Shinsengumi are stuck with a vacation, but the true purpose behind it was to be the Shogun's escorts for his ski trip. At the very place, they bump heads with the Yorozuya, and as you may have guessed, trouble arises for the party in the world of snow!

Love Choriss

Chapters 347-350
Episodes 228-229

Did Shinpachi finally score a girlfriend? Or did Shinpachi walk into a dream that he needs to be waken out of?

Renho

Chapters 353-360
Episodes 232-236

A message saying "Please don't look for me" was left behind in Elizabeth's room. Katsura and Gintoki work together, but the mystery around Elizabeth's origin only continues to thicken...

Host Club

Chapters 362-364
Episodes 241-242

Kyoshiro has already called it quits knowing that a return visit of a mysterious lady spelled disaster for Kabukicho. To fight back and take her down, the best hosts of the town are here!

Thorny (Baragaki)

Chapters 365-370
Episodes 244-247

A dimwitted son of a noble family becomes Hijikata's page and someone the Shinsengumi has to look after. His older brother who is the chief of the Mimawarigumi, an elite police force, gets in a dispute with Hijikata. Is there something that chief is up to?

Kintama

Chapters 372-380
Episodes 253-256

In Edo, the Yorozuya is run by a blond straight-haired man overflowing with a chivalrous spirit named Sakata Kintoki. With him are his adoring followers, Shinpachi & Kagura. One day, a wavy-haired guy named Sakata Gintoki appears claiming to be the main character!?

Courtesan of a Nation (Ikkoku Keisei)

Chapters 386-399
Episodes 257-261

The legendary courtesan, Suzuran. Though she has little time left, she continues to wait. In their search for the one customer who pledged love with her in the past, Gintoki and company obtain information that the customer is the previous Shogun...

School of Beam Saber

Chapters 403-410
Episodes 262-264

Moving towards reviving the dojo that her father left behind, Otae reunites with a former instructor who had previously gone missing. But is this person, who mastered a new sci-fi sword style, hiding a grave secret that can affect the Earth's existence!?

Confessional

Chapters 412-415
Not Animated Yet!

Gin-san, who thought up a scheme to make the big bucks, uses Tama to open a Robo-Girl Confession Room. However, after the sinners confess, he and the Shogun get dragged into in a terrible mess!

Kagura's Boyfriend

Chapters 419-422
Not Animated Yet!

Kagura has a boyfriend!! What unspeakable things will happen to him who appears before the obsessively nosey, restlessly agitated Umibozu and Gin-san!?

Excalibur

Chapters 424-429
Not Animated Yet!

Gin-san visits Swordsmith Murata Tetsuko about a scabbard-less sword (which turns out to be an Amanto) that had an eye attached to it. What unthinkable mess does Gin-san fall into for inquiring about it!?

Homeless

Chapters 431-433
Not Animated Yet!

Ikumatsu, shopkeeper of the Hokuto Shinken, continues to wait for a certain customer to fulfill a promise she made with her husband. After her husband's passing and the customer's disappearance, Katsura and Gin-san look for him, learning of his unexpected identity!
 

Dekoboko

Chapters 437-441
Not Animated Yet!

A fortuneteller on the roadside talks to Kyubei about her worries to live as a man or a woman. After a sudden flash of light in the sky, all the citizens of Kabukicho swapped... genders!?

HDZ48

Chapters 445-449
Not Animated Yet!

Kagura and Otsu start up a full-scale idol unit. In response, the galaxy's strongest idol group sends them a challenge. And at the dueling stage, Diamond Perfume participates as a backup band too!?

Patriot Reunion Party

Chapters 452-454
Not Animated Yet!

The new movie was a big hit, the manga reached its 50th volume, and Gintama is entering its 10th anniversary next year... it's time for that arc!? The phantom fifth Joui member sends an invitation to have the long-awaited reunion party!!
 

Feigned Illness

Chapters 457-459
Not Animated Yet!

On a hot, boiling day, Gin-san and Shinpachi make light of a forgotten plot element revolving around Kagura and the Yato. As a result, Kagura ends up at the hospital... and finds it a good opportunity to teach them a lesson.
 

Grim Reaper

Chapters 463-469
Not Animated Yet!

While a phantom killer has been targeting drunkards on the streets, drunk Gin-san walks home and meets a single Grim Reaper who suddenly asks him to assist in its seppuku. In reality, this Grim Reaper is in a serious situation which cannot be publicized...
 

Soul Switch

Chapters 470-476
Not Animated Yet!

Gin-san and Hijikata simultaneously get into an accident, switching their souls in the process. Until they find a way to change back, what fate lies in store for the Yorozuya and the Shinsengumi, the organizations they lead...!?

 

Kaientai

Chapters 477-480
Not Animated Yet!

Sakamoto of the Kaientai gets captured by space pirates. But in an unexpected turn of events, it's revealed that Mutsu used to be the vice captain of that same band of pirates!? The surprising past of Sakamoto and Mutsu's meeting is brought to light!!

 

Afro

Chapters 488-491
Not Animated Yet!

 

Love Potion

Chapters 492-
Not Animated Yet!

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