Due to the arrival of aliens called the "Amanto," the samurai of feudal Japan have fallen into misery and despair. Denied their swords and stature, they are now treated as an object of pity and utter disregard while the Amanto mercilessly terrorizes the country.
To restore the reputation of the samurai, the Anti-Foreigner Faction leader Kotarou Katsura resolves to eradicate the Amanto—even if he must resort to violent methods. With a giant mecha at his disposal, he plans to initiate an attack against the Shinsengumi, an army of skillful samurai dedicated to protecting the peace of Edo.
Meanwhile, Yorozuya owner Gintoki Sakata and his friends are out to see the cherry blossoms. However, they are interrupted when the Shinsengumi show up, claiming Gintoki has stolen their spot for flower-viewing. Quickly spiraling into a frenzied quarrel, the two groups settle the fight through a game of rock-paper-scissors—albeit with rather brutal methods.
Anime Critic’s Review: Gintama: Nanigoto mo Saisho ga Kanjin nanode Tashou Senobisuru Kurai ga Choudoyoi
The tale spun in Gintama: Nanigoto mo Saisho ga Kanjin nanode Tashou Senobisuru Kurai ga Choudoyoi is one of novelty and comedic delight, woven with an underlying thread of heartfelt sentiment. This is a world where the samurai order fell at the hands of alien conquerors, and where the titular hero, Gintoki Sakata, navigates his days as a freelance odd-jobs man. He’s a brilliant caricature of a washed-up samurai; armed with a wooden sword, a sweet tooth, and a casual disregard for his overdue rent.
Joining him are the glasses-wearing prodigy Shinpachi Shimura and the draconian amanto (extraterrestrial) Kagura. The narrative arc of this particular installment is resonant and satisfying in its exploration of the trio’s comedic misadventures. A typical assignment spirals into an event of Earth-shattering proportions, testing the mettle of our heroes and the strength of their bonds.
The brilliance of the Gintama franchise lies in its ability to weave outlandish humor with deep, poignant moments, and this installment nails this aspect to a tee. The narrative unravels in a whirlwind of laughter and gravity, with the screenplay by Hideaki Sorachi perfectly encapsulating the essence of the beloved manga series.
Animation and Art Style
The animation is top-notch, capturing the beautiful city-scapes of Edo, and impressively adapting the unique blend of traditional and extra-terrestrial visual elements that Gintama is renowned for. The character designs are instantly recognizable and brim with vibrancy, making the visual aspect of the anime a delight to observe.
The background scores, much like the narrative itself, is an exquisite combination of wacky upbeat tunes and deeply moving melodies. The music incredibly enhances the emotions and moods, amplifying the comedic highs and dramatic lows that Gintama is renowned for.
Characters & Performance
The characters in Gintama are renowned for their depth and relatability, and this feature does justice to their complex personas. The voice acting is particularly remarkable, delivering exceptional performances that truly capture the essence of each character.
Gintama: Nanigoto mo Saisho ga Kanjin nanode Tashou Senobisuru Kurai ga Choudoyoi is a must-watch, successfully encapsulating the hilarity and profundity synonymous with the series. It’s an anime that excels in storytelling, character development, music, and animation techniques. Whether you’re looking to rent, buy or stream, this is one title that you’ll definitely want to experience.
Given its rich and layered narrative, hilarious comedic timings, and stakes that keeps you on edge, we give this a highly recommended tag. This is the Gintama you love, with an impressive and delightful bow on it! Keep your popcorn ready, folks!
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