GintamaTV, ep.201 (~24 min.), 2006
Life isn't easy in feudal Japan... especially since the aliens landed and conquered everything! Oh sure, the new health care is great, but the public ban on the use of swords has left a lot of defeated samurai with a difficult career choice! This is especially true if they're not particularly inclined towards holding a day job, which is why Gintoki Sakata's opted for the freelance route, taking any job that's offered to him as long as the money's right.
Unfortunately, in a brave new world filled with stray bug-eyed montsters, upwardly mobile Yakuza, and overly ambitious E.T. entrepreneurs, those jobs usually don't pay as well as they should for the pain, suffering, and indignities endured!
In Gintoki's Japan, the arrival of the various space races known collectively as the Amanto ended the era of the samurai. The Amanto's highly advanced technology resulted in total conquest and a severe economic shift. Now, former samurai such as Gintoki scrape together whatever livelihood they can. Gintoki's profession of choice is that of a yorozuya: he'll complete any job for money. However, he’s unmotivated; and spending most of the day on the couch with the latest issue of Jump and a carton of Strawberry Milk is his preferred pastime. It turns out that his new unpaid employees, Shinpachi and Kagura, are going to interfere with his pastime even more than with his "work"! Of course, none of this means he has really given up on his samurai ideologies!
Related anime:Gintama TV, 2006
Gintama: Nanigoto mo Saisho ga Kanjin'nanode Tashou Senobi suru Kurai ga Choudo yoi Other, 2005, Side story
Gintama: Jump Anime Tour 2008 Shiroyasha Koutan Other, 2009, Side story
Gintama: Dai Hanseikai Other, 2010, Side story
Gintama: The Movie Movie, 2010, Alternative version
Gintama (Episodes 202-252) TV, 2011, Sequel
Yorinuki Gintama-san on Theater 2D Movie, 2012, Alternative version
Gintama: Jump Festa Anime Tour 2014 Other, 2014, Side story
Gintama OVA OVA, 2015, Side story
Gekijouban Gintama Kanketsuhen: Yorozuya yo Eien Nare Movie, 2013, Other
Gintama x Mameshiba Bonus, 2013, Other
Related manga:Gin Tama Manga, 2003, Adaptation