Age: late 20's
Birthday: October 10 (Libra)
Height: 177 cm
Weight: 65 kg
Likes: sweets, alcohol, Shounen Jump, strawberry milk
Dislikes: ghosts, horror stuff
Favorite quote: "There is no way my soul will break just by this."
Occupation: Yorozuya/Odd Jobs
Sakata Gintoki is a samurai living in an era when samurai are no longer needed. To add to his troubles, oppressive aliens have moved in to invade. Gintoki works taking on odd jobs alongside two kids: Kagura and Shinpachi. In the Joui war, he was known as the "White Devil" (Shiroyasha) due to his silver hair and white clothing he wore in battle, which, combined with his impressive capabilities as a swordsman, made him famous among his comrades and struck fear into Amanto.
Gintoki has naturally permed silver hair, which he blames for his lacking love-life. He has a big crush on the TV's news weather girl, Ketsuno. In fact, to date, the only time he is seen to have blushed is when he tries to make use of Sadaharu and Ketsuno's dog to get a chance to talk to her. Though several female characters have shown an interest in Gintoki, he usually does not show any response back and merely puts up with them as annoyances.
Gintoki has two major obsessions in life. He is obsessed with sweet food such as parfaits, ice cream and cakes. His second obsession is reading the manga anthology magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump. (Which, not coincidentally, is where Gintama is published in). Gintoki will go to great lengths to get the latest Jump issue, to the point of reckless behavior. His Jump obsession makes him easily dream of being like other Jump heroes, including wishing that he had a "Bankai" similar to the hero characters of Bleach.
Despite his appearance and initial behavior, Gintoki has a great amount of pride for the old bushido code. He takes it upon himself to rescue or avenge not only his comrades and friends but also people he barely got acquainted to, be it a pit-fighter who was taking care of abandoned orphans or an Amanto who resembles a kappa.
Despite being a fearsome fighter with nearly unmatched skills, he avoids needless bloodshed after suffering the loss of most of his friends and allies during the Joui war.
Related anime:Gintama: Nanigoto mo Saisho ga Kanjin'nanode Tashou Senobi suru Kurai ga Choudo yoi Other, 2005
Gintama TV, 2006
Gintama: Jump Anime Tour 2008 Shiroyasha Koutan Other, 2009
Gintama: The Movie Movie, 2010
Gintama: Dai Hanseikai Other, 2010
Gintama: Shinyaku Benizakura-hen Special Special, 2010
Sket Dance TV, 2011
Gintama (Episodes 202-252) TV, 2011
Yorinuki Gintama-san on Theater 2D Movie, 2012
Gintama (Episodes 253-265) TV, 2012
Gintama x Mameshiba Bonus, 2013
Gekijouban Gintama Kanketsuhen: Yorozuya yo Eien Nare Movie, 2013
Gintama: Jump Festa Anime Tour 2014 Other, 2014
Gintama (Episodes 266-316) TV, 2015
Gintama Jump Special Anime Festa 2015 Other, 2015
Gintama OVA OVA, 2015
Related manga:Dandelion Manga, 2002
Gin Tama Manga, 2003
Sket Dance Manga, 2006
3 nen Z Kumi Ginpachi-sensei Manga, 2006
Sket Dance Manga, 2007