Gintama Class 3-Z Ginpachi-sensei

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Class 3-Z Ginpachi-sensei is a series of light novels written by Ohsaki Tomohito, based on an alternate Gintama universe created by Sorachi who also provides the illustrations. Ohsaki has also adapted other series into novel format such as Black Cat and Nurarihyon no Mago. Ginpachi-sensei ran as a serialized work in Jump Square. Currently, none of the novels are officially available in English.

Parodying the television drama "Class 3-B Kinpachi-sensei", the Gintama version takes place in Gintama High School and introduces Gintoki as a Language teacher for a class that consists of most of the cast, including the remaining Yorozuya, the four Shinsengumi, and even the Kiheitai. With Prince Hata at the helm as the principal, characters like Matsudaira, Otose, Gengai, Zenzo, Tsukuyo, and Sakamoto have assumed the roles of the other teachers in the school.

The anime has animated some illustrations found as a side bonus in the original work, as well as creating their own original shorts as an episode bonus. Any Question Corners (questions asked by readers and answered by Sorachi) which are animated from the manga are done with Ginpachi-sensei as the narrator. You can find information about them in the Anime section's Bonus Segments page. Episode 194 also features a couple of anime shorts called "BE-BOP Kamui-kun".

Ginpachi-sensei is also the theme for Anime ending songs 4 and 16.

The two-page Ginpachi story is included with Volume 2 and was animated at the end of Episode 5.

Gintama Class 3-Z Ginpachi-sensei

銀魂 3年Z組銀八先生

Pages: 244
Release: 2006/2/3

ISBN-10: 4-08-703164-0
ISBN-13: 978-4-08-703164-5

A must-see for fans! Gintama becomes a light novel!

The light novel based on the Gintama extra, "Class 3-Z Ginpachi-sensei". Fully packed with original author Sorachi Hideaki's illustrations, the campus life of the Gintama characters unfolds!

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Gintama Class 3-Z Ginpachi-sensei 2: It's a Field Trip! Everyone Assemble!!

銀魂 3年Z組銀八先生 2 修学旅行だよ!全員集合!!

Pages: 248
Release: 2007/7/20

ISBN-13: 978-4-08-703181-2

Its popularity led to a second novelization! It's the Class 3-Z Field Trip Arc!!

The alternate universe "Class 3-Z Ginpachi-sensei" special from Weekly Shonen Jump's Gintama is here once again! This time, let's go on a field trip with the trouble-stirring 3-Z gang!!

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Gintama Class 3-Z Ginpachi-sensei 3: Let's Go to the Student Consultation Room!

銀魂 3年Z組銀八先生 3 生徒相談室へ行こう!

Pages: 208
Release: 2008/7/4

ISBN-13: 978-4-08-703193-5

Continuing its serialization in Jump Square, the light novel series reaches its third book!

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Gintama Class 3-Z Ginpachi-sensei 4: So "This" and "That" Happened Huh!!

銀魂 3年Z組銀八先生 4 あんなことこんなことあったでしょーがァァ!!

Pages: 256
Release: 2009/4/3

ISBN-13: 978-4-08-703201-7

This is the finale!

Gintama's alternate universe "Class 3-Z Ginpachi-sensei" reaches its conclusion.

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The Return of Gintama Class 3-Z Ginpachi-sensei Returns: Cold-Blooded Tough Guy Takasugi-kun

銀魂 帰ってきた3年Z組銀八先生リターンズ 冷血硬派高杉くん

Pages: 240
Release: 2011/4/4

ISBN-13: 978-4-08-703243-7

The 3-Z series retuuurns!!

Takasugi returns from suspension! Only to lead his group of delinquents and challenge the Yato boss, Kamui!? What will Ginpachi-sensei do in the midst of this sudden crisis on campus!? To live up to the readers' heated expectations, the 3-Z series returns!

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The Return of Gintama Class 3-Z Ginpachi-sensei Phoenix: Funky Monkey Teachers

銀魂 帰ってきた3年Z組銀八先生フェニックス ファンキーモンキーティーチャーズ

Pages: 240
Release: 2012/10/4

ISBN-13: 978-4-08-703277-2

Ginpachi-sensei is being robbed of the leading role by the crazy 3-Z students. The main characters of the school aren't the students... it's us teachers!

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