12 Days of Gintama – Day 11: Gintama’s Fights are Raw, Visceral and Desperate

Have I told you before how much I’m a fan of the action genre? This is not just limited to the anime medium as I have watched quite a fair share of action films — I’m particularly a huge fan of martial arts films. As for anime, the battle shounen genre is always something I have a soft spot for, as this genre is exactly the one that got me into anime in the first place.
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12 Days of Gintama – Day 10: Gintama and Sket Dance

Time for some fluff — this time I will talk something a little more fun, namely on the crossover episodes that Gintama and Sket Dance collaborated with each other. I mean, come on, we all love crossovers. Sure it may be one or two episodes, but who doesn’t love to see Luffy teaming up with Goku? Or the cast of Fairy Tail teaming up with Rave’s?
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12 Days of Gintama – Day 9: Why I Like Gintoki – The Perfect Protagonist for Gintama

Reminder: He is the protagonist.

Gintama is unlike any other shounen. Instead of focusing on making their characters stronger and even better as a person, it just seems like the more the show progresses, the more shittier the characters become. In a way, Gintama is sort of an anti-shounen show, and who better to represent an anti-shounen show like this than our favorite sweet tooth samurai protagonist.
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12 Days of Gintama – Day 8: The Straight Men (tsukkomi) of Gintama

Among all the chaos in Gintama, sometimes it’s easy to forget that the show largely uses a very classical approach to jokes — the traditional manzai, a Japanese stand-up comedy.
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12 Days of Gintama – Day 7: On Gintama’s Characters – The Importance of Character Engagement, and Not Skipping Episodes

When an anime is long, you get the benefit that you can add more and more characters, and in addition, to be able to spend ample time for all of them too — investing in the characters, showing different sides of them, developing them and turning them into more complex characters rather than just being a comedic one.
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