Gin Tama Manga Volume 1

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SKU: 9781421513584

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About Gin Tama Manga Volume 1

Gin Tama volume 1 features story and art by Hideaki Sorachi.

Back in the old days, samurai walked the streets as if they owned them. But then an alien race landed in Japan and stripped the samurai of their status and their swords. In the world of Gin Tama, history takes a wrong turn: samurai in this alternate Japan must live alongside aliens - not to mention guns, TVs, cars, and spaceships.

Sakata "Gin" Gintoki is a goofy former samurai who'll take on any odd job to make ends meet. His greatest wish is to protect Japan from yakuza and dishonorable aliens, and return Japan to its former glory - all with a wooden sword!


  • Publisher: VIZ BOOKS
  • Media: Manga
  • Genre: Action, Comedy, Science Fiction
  • Themes: Adventure, Historical, Supernatural
  • Age Rating: 16+
  • Release Date: 7/3/2007
  • Page Count: 192
  • Dimensional Weight: 0.39
  • Written Language: English

Ratings & Reviews

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Awesome Comedy!


I bought Gin Tama Graphic Novel about nine months and I have to say that its an awesome manga! There is no manga like this one! It is Funny, humorous, action & a bit of adventure. Great storyline created by Hideaki Soraichi! Good artwork!Every time I read it, the jokes never die! A MUST HAVE FOR EVERY MANGA & COMEDY FAN!!

Great and Fun Manga Series


I recently started collecting this manga series and enjoying it so far. It has great comedy and action. I love the characters and story. The price is good. There are some issues. The translator from Viz changed some things. An example is Gintoki is called the White Knight instead of Shiroyasha. A second example, they dropped the honorifics early in the story but start occasionally using them later. It seems they try to "Americanize" it sometimes. It is really annoying when they do that. It's taking place in Japan not America! There are some other issues I didn't like but won't get into them. The translations seem to get better though as the story goes on. Despite the issues, it is still a great and fun series and happy to add it to my manga collection. Hopefully one day I will have an English dubbed version of Gin Tama added to my anime collection.

A Must-Read!

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Gintama is quite possibly the best comedy manga of all time. The first volume will give you an idea of the sense of humor that you're getting yourself into, but I highly recommend the entire series. It has great characters--ranging from the diabetic lazy samurai Gintoki to the samurai who has a mayo addiction Hijikata to the stalker ninja Sa-chan and so on. All of them blend together well without feeling out of place and flat. No matter where Sorachi puts them in, they always get at least one huge guffaw from me. Its brand of comedy doesn't consist only of repetitive and sometimes obscure references, but it's also a very satirical commentary on Japanese society reflected in feudal Edo. A Must-Read!

Gintama gives you comedy, action and drama!

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This volume is the opening of Gintama the series and manga. It has great comedy which borders on light and dark comedy going into those two parts of comedy. The action is great. The drama builds with the back stories.