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The 13 Best Anime Like Gintama

Updated May 31, 2019 1.7k votes 495 voters 19.5k views13 items

List RulesVote up the anime that you'd most strongly recommend for Gin Tama fans.

Gin Tama has been airing since 2006, and during that time it's become one of the most popular anime to exist, period. It follows Gintoki, Shinpachi, and Kagura as they take on odd jobs and try to get along with alien lifeforms - and occasionally save the world.

With well over 200 episodes under its belt, fans may not need an anime similar to Gintama for a while - but once they get through its extensive offerings, they may want something new. If you're done with Gintama or want something else fun to watch on the side, these anime like Gin Tama will help. Some shows, like Arakawa Under The Bridge and Osomatsu-san, feature the same zany humor and references to other anime that makes Gintama so great. Other shows, like Getbackers and Noragami, possess one of the Gin Tama's most important plot elements - a team working odd jobs in order to make ends meet. No matter what you liked about this smash hit shonen parody, there's something similar out there that should appeal to you.

If you've seen any of the anime described below and think that they're a good next watch, vote them up to help guide other Gintama fans. 

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  • The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.
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    Saiki is a powerful psychic who thinks that his incredible gifts are a total drag - they stop him from doing what's truly important, eating sweets and reading manga. His blase attitude toward life is a lot like Gintoki's, as is his clear talent for the things he refuses to focus on. Both shows are hilarious, but Saiki's episodes are just five minutes long, so if you're a Gintama fan without much time on their hands, choose this show.

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  • Daily Lives Of High School Boys
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    Daily Lives Of High School Boys is a hilarious anime that routinely breaks the forth wall with meta commentary. It doesn't exactly have a continuous plot, but you won't miss it because you'll be laughing too hard to care. Though Gintama actually does tell a serious story, many of its episodes are standalone comedy pieces that are more focused on telling jokes than adding to a linear plot. If your favorite episodes of Gintama are the sillier ones, check out Daily Lives Of High School Boys.

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  • If the Yorozuya was your favorite part of Gintama, you'll probably dig Noragami. Just like Gintoki, Yato runs an odd-jobs business where he takes on jobs that range from fighting demons to plunging toilets. Also like Gintoki, Yato is a scatterbrained, sarcastic guy who earns the love and exasperation of his coworkers. He's also hiding a dark past that informs his emotional life, but which he rarely speaks about openly. 

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  • Tatsumi Oga is a juvenile delinquent whose primary mission in life is to defeat his classmates in combat - but all that changes when he finds himself in charge of Baby Beel, the child of Satan. The storyline is pretty different from what can be found in Gintama, but the two possess the same random, fourth wall breaking sense of humor. Also, both can put aside the hilarity for some seriously gripping fight scenes. 

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