Score 8.35

Gintama: Shiroyasha Koutan

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Status: Completed Studio: Released: 2008 Duration: 10 min. Type: Episodes: 1 Posted by: AC Released on: Updated on:

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Synopsis Gintama: Shiroyasha Koutan

According to Aniplex, a 10min short anime of Gintama "Shiroyasha Koutan" will be released on September 30th. It was shown at Jump Super Anime Tour 2008 and had never been released as a DVD.

It's a trailer of an imaginary Gintama movie. Gintama OVA shown at Jump Anime Tour '05 is also included in the DVD.

Gintama: Shiroyasha Koutan – A Laugh A Minute Rollercoaster

Story Synopsis: ‘Gintama: Shiroyasha Koutan’ is the anime that embraces the idea that life is absurd and should be celebrated with a bellyful of laughter. Set in an alternate Edo period, where Earth has been overrun by aliens, renamed Amanto, the storyline walks the line beautifully between hilarious comedy and heart-wrenching drama. Sharp-eyed fans will spot references to other popular anime like ‘Bleach,’ ‘Naruto,’ and ‘One Piece,’ which only adds to the fun.

The story revolves around the central character, Sakata Gintoki, a samurai who hasn’t given up on the traditional code of warriors, leading his ragtag team. They take on odd jobs across town to survive in this topsy-turvy world. Gintoki who carries a wooden sword instead of a katana meets a variety of goofball characters as he navigates this absurd world.

The Anime Critic’s Review

Story: ‘Gintama: Shiroyasha Koutan’ is a lesson in how to weave rich storytelling with random, explosive humor. It’s a world of samurai and aliens where the unexpected is the norm. Each episode is a standalone adventure complete with a hilarious twist, while also adding to the overall narrative. The storyline carries an underlying message of resilience, friendship, and values with a good dose of sarcasm.

Characters: The well-drawn characters are the backbone of ‘Gintama.’ Sakata Gintoki, with his love for sugar and his nonchalant samurai attitude, is the unlikely hero you can’t resist. Shinpachi, the glasses-wearing sidekick, and the super-strong female samurai Kagura form Gintoki’s core team. The recurring side characters also leave a lasting impression, making ‘Gintama’ a memorable ensemble piece.

Animation and Music: The animation quality is top-notch, with Edo’s dirt streets and rooftops conjuring nostalgia. A special mention to the battle scenes which are animated to near perfection. The music swims well with the narrative, swinging from light-hearted to tense seamlessly.

Verdict: If you’re a fan of comedy with impressive storytelling, ‘Gintama: Shiroyasha Koutan’ is a must-see. The humor is random, the characters are funny yet deeply endearing, and the narrative is enjoyable. There’s a rich, deep essence of human nature in the midst of all the craziness, and that’s where ‘Gintama’ truly shines. Whether to rent, buy, or stream it, my suggestion is to permanently add this anime to your collection. It’s an unapologetic belly laugh-riot that you will want to revisit time and again.

There you have it, folks! That’s my review of ‘Gintama: Shiroyasha Koutan!’ Let me know your thoughts and whether you’ll give it a watch. Until next time, this is ‘The Anime Critic,’ signing off!

Gintama: Shiroyasha Koutan
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Gintama: Shiroyasha Koutan offers fans of the series a thrilling prequel, providing essential background stories to beloved characters. Its exceptional blend of comedy and serious moments, combined with quality animation and voice acting, makes viewing a delightful experience.
The animation quality in Gintama: Shiroyasha Koutan is subpar compared to other animes, and the plot can come across as confusing for those not familiar with the Gintama series. Some viewers may also find the humor in this anime to be too subtle or culturally specific to fully understand.
Gintama: Shiroyasha Koutan delivers the beloved series' trademark combination of sharp humour, compelling characters, and action-packed storytelling in a setting ripe with historical intrigue. This review unpacks the anime's brilliant execution of dramatic tension and comedic relief. It also delves into how the anime draws audience's admiration for a complex protagonist who is simultaneously flawed and heroic.
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Characters & Voice Actors

Sakata, Gintoki Main
Sugita, Tomokazu Japanese
Kagura Main
Kugimiya, Rie Japanese
Shimura, Shinpachi Main
Katsura, Kotarou Supporting
Ishida, Akira Japanese
Hijikata, Toushirou Supporting
Nakai, Kazuya Japanese
Okita, Sougo Supporting
Takasugi, Shinsuke Supporting
Koyasu, Takehito Japanese
Hasegawa, Taizou Supporting
Elizabeth Supporting
Kondou, Isao Supporting
Chiba, Susumu Japanese

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