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Gintama Plot

The country was invaded by UFOs in the Edo time period, the Shogun secured an unbalanced contract including a ban on swords. Gintama is about an eccentric samurai called Gintoki Sakata

How Much Filler is in Gintama?

Last Updated: November 8, 2021

Gintama has a total of 22 known fillers (6% of 369 episodes) from 2006 to 2021 which is considered very low compared to other main stream anime.

Quick Filler & Canon Lists

Canon Episodes

3-49, 51-56, 58-74, 76-81, 82-105, 107-111, 112-113, 115-123, 126-143, 136, 138-149, 151-154, 156-163, 165, 167-170, 172, 175, 177-184, 186-208, 210-251, 253-369

Filler Episodes

1-2, 50, 57, 75, 106, 114, 124-125, 135, 137, 150, 155, 164, 166, 171, 173-174, 176, 185, 209, 252

Complete Filler List

#Episode TitleTypeAired
1You Guys!! Do You Even Have a Gintama? (Part 1)Filler04/04/2006
2You Guys!! Do You Even Have a Gintama? (Part 2)Filler04/04/2006
3Nobody with Naturally Wavy Hair Can Be That BadCanon04/11/2006
4Watch Out! Weekly Shonen Jump Sometimes Comes Out on Saturdays!Canon04/25/2006
5Make Friends You Can Call by Their Nicknames, Even When You're an Old FartCanon05/02/2006
6Keep Your Promise Even If It Kills YouCanon05/09/2006
7Responsible Owners Should Clean Up After Their PetsCanon05/16/2006
8There Is Butt A Fine Line Between Persistence And StubbornnessCanon05/23/2006
9Fighting Should Be Done With FistsCanon05/30/2006
10Eat Something Sour When You're TiredCanon06/06/2006
11Look, Overly Sticky Sweet Dumplings Are Not Real Dumplings, You Idiot!Canon06/13/2006
12People Who Make Good First Impressions Usually SuckCanon06/13/2006
13If You're Going To Cosplay, Go All OutCanon06/20/2006
14You Only Gotta Wash Under Your Armpits - Just the ArmpitsCanon07/04/2006
15Pets Resemble Their OwnersCanon07/11/2006
16If You Stop And Think About It, Your Life's a Lot Longer as an Old Guy Than a Kid! Whoa, Scary!!Canon07/18/2006
17Sons Only Take After Their Father's Negative AttributesCanon07/25/2006
18Oh, Yeah! Our Crib Is Number One!Canon08/01/2006
19Why's the Sea So Salty? Because You City Folk Pee Whenever You Go Swimming!Canon08/08/2006
20Watch Out for Conveyer Belts!Canon08/15/2006
21If You're A Man, Try The Swordfish!Canon08/22/2006
22Marriage Is Prolonging An Illusion For Your Whole LifeCanon09/05/2006
23When You're In A Fix, Keep On Laughing, Laughing...Canon09/12/2006
24Cute Faces Are Always Hiding SomethingCanon09/19/2006
25A Shared Soup Pot Is A Microcosm Of LifeCanon10/05/2006
26Don't Be Shy - Just Raise Your Hand And Say ItCanon10/12/2006
27Some Things Can't Be Cut With A SwordCanon10/19/2006
28Good Things Never Come In Twos (But Bad Things Do)Canon10/26/2006
29Don't Panic - There's A Return Policy!Canon11/02/2006
30Even Teen Idols Act Like You GuysCanon11/09/2006
31You Always Remember The Things That Matter The LeastCanon11/16/2006
32Life Moves On Like A Conveyor BeltCanon11/23/2006
33Mistaking Someone's Name Is Rude!Canon11/30/2006
34Love Doesn't Require A ManualCanon12/07/2006
35Love Doesn't Require A Manual (Continued)Canon12/14/2006
36People With Dark Pasts Can't Shut UpCanon12/21/2006
37People Who Say That Santa Doesn't Really Exist Actually Want To Believe In HimCanon12/28/2006
38Only Children Play In The SnowCanon01/11/2007
39Ramen Shops With Long Menus Never Do WellCanon01/18/2007
40Give A Thought To Planned PregnancyCanon01/25/2007
41You Can't Judge A Movie By Its TitleCanon02/01/2007
42You Know What Happens If You Pee On A WormCanon02/08/2007
43Make Characters So Anybody Can Tell Who They Are By Just Their SilhouettesCanon02/15/2007
44Mom's Busy, Too, So Quit Complaining About What's For DinnerCanon02/22/2007
45Walk Your Dog At An Appropriate SpeedCanon03/01/2007
46Adults Only. We Wouldn't Want Anyone Immature In Here...Canon03/08/2007
47Do Cherries Come From Cherry Trees?Canon03/15/2007
48The More You're Alike, The More You FightCanon03/22/2007
49A Life Without Gambling Is Like Sushi Without WasabiCanon03/29/2007
50Pending Means Pending, It's Not FinalFiller04/05/2007
51Milk Should Be Served At Body TemperatureCanon04/12/2007
52If You Want To See Someone, Make An Appo FirstCanon04/19/2007
53Stress Makes You Bald, But It's Stressful To Avoid Stress, So You End Up Stressed Out, So In The End There's Nothing You Can DoCanon04/26/2007
54Mothers Everywhere Are All The SameCanon05/03/2007
55Don't Make Munching Noises When You EatCanon05/10/2007
56Keep An Eye On The Chief For The DayCanon05/17/2007
57When Looking For Things You've Lost, Remember What You Were Doing On The Day You Lost ItFiller05/24/2007
58Croquette Sandwiches Are Always The Most Popular Food Sold At The StallsCanon05/31/2007
59Be Careful Not To Leave Your Umbrella SomewhereCanon06/07/2007
60The Sun Will Rise AgainCanon06/14/2007
61On A Moonless Night, Insects Are Drawn To The LightCanon06/21/2007
62Even Mummy Hunters Sometimes Turn Into MummysCanon06/28/2007
63The Preview Section In JUMP Is Always UnreliableCanon07/05/2007
64Eating Nmaibo Can Make You Full In No Time!Canon07/12/2007
65Rhinoceros Beetles Teach Boys That Life Is PreciousCanon07/19/2007
66Dango Over FlowersCanon07/26/2007
67For The Wind Is The LifeCanon08/02/2007
68Like A Haunted House, Life Is Filled With HorrorsCanon08/09/2007
69Please Help By Separating Your TrashCanon08/16/2007
70Too Many Cuties Can Make You SickCanon08/23/2007
71Some Data Cannot Be ErasedCanon08/30/2007
72A Dog's Paws Smell FragrantCanon09/06/2007
73Think For A Minute Now, Do Matsutake Mushrooms Really Taste All That Good?Canon09/13/2007
74The Manga Writer Becomes A Pro, After Doing A Stock Of ManuscriptsCanon09/20/2007
75Don't Complain About Your Job At Home, Do It Somewhere ElseFiller09/27/2007
76In Those Situations, Keep Quiet And Cook Red Rice With BeansCanon10/04/2007
77Yesterday's Enemy, After All Is Said And Done, Is Still The EnemyCanon10/11/2007
78People Who Are Picky About Food Are Also Picky About People, TooCanon10/18/2007
79Four Heads Are Better Than OneCanon10/25/2007
80When Someone Who Wears Glasses Takes Them Off, It Looks Like Something's MissingCanon11/08/2007
81A Woman's Best Make Up Is Her SmileCanon11/15/2007
82You Don't Stand In Line For The Ramen, You Stand In Line For The Self SatisfactionMostly Canon11/22/2007
83Rank Has Nothing To Do With LuckCanon11/29/2007
84Hard-Boiled Egg On A Man's HeartCanon12/06/2007
85Hard-Boiled Eggs Don't CrackCanon12/13/2007
86It's Often Difficult To Sleep When You're Engrossed With Counting SheepCanon12/20/2007
87Perform A German Suplex On A Woman Who Asks If She Or The Job Is More ImportantCanon12/27/2007
88The Most Exciting Part Of A Group Date Is Before It StartsCanon01/10/2008
89What Happens Twice, Happens ThriceCanon01/17/2008
90The More Delicious The Food, The Nastier It Is When It Goes BadCanon01/24/2008
91If You Want To Lose Weight, Then Stop Eating And Start MovingCanon01/31/2008
92Be A Person Who Can See People's Strong Points And Not Their Weak PointsCanon02/07/2008
93Even A Hero Has IssuesCanon02/14/2008
94When Riding A Train, Make Sure You Grab The Straps With Both HandsCanon02/21/2008
95Men, Be A MadaoCanon02/28/2008
96If You're A Man, Don't Give UpCanon03/06/2008
97Exaggerate The Tales Of Your Exploits By A Third, So Everyone Has A Good TimeCanon03/13/2008
98Play Video Games For Only An Hour A DayCanon03/20/2008
99Life And Video Games Are Full Of BugsCanon03/27/2008
100The More Something Is Disliked, The More Lovely It IsCanon04/03/2008
101Rules Are Made To Be BrokenCanon04/10/2008
102Otaku Are TalkativeCanon04/17/2008
103There's A Thin Line Between Strengths And WeaknessesCanon04/24/2008
104Important Things Are Hard To SeeCanon05/01/2008
105It's All About The Beat And TimingCanon05/08/2008
106Love Is Often Played Out In Sudden DeathFiller05/15/2008
107Kids Don't Understand How Their Parents FeelCanon05/22/2008
108Some Things are Better Left UnsaidCanon05/29/2008
109Life Is A TestCanon06/05/2008
110People Are All Escapees Of Their Own Inner PrisonsCanon06/12/2008
111Definitely Do Not Let Your Girlfriend See The Things You Use For Cross-DressingMostly Canon06/19/2008
112Lucky Is A Man Who Gets Up And Goes To WorkCanon06/26/2008
113Cleaning The Toilet Cleanses The SoulCanon07/03/2008
114They Say Soy Sauce On Pudding Tastes Like Sea Urchin, But Soy Sauce On Pudding Only Tastes Like Pudding And Soy SauceFiller07/10/2008
115Summer Vacation Is The Most Fun Right Before It BeginsCanon07/17/2008
116The Older, The WiserCanon07/24/2008
117Beauty Is Like A Summer FruitCanon07/31/2008
118Even If Your Back Is Bent, Go Straight ForwardCanon08/07/2008
119Within Each Box Of Cigarettes, Are One Or Two Cigarettes That Smell Like Horse DungMostly Canon08/14/2008
120Japanese Restaurants Abroad Taste Pretty Much Like School Cafeteria LunchesMostly Canon08/21/2008
121Novices Only Need A Flathead And A PhillipsCanon08/28/2008
122Imagination Is Nurtured In The 8th GradeCanon09/04/2008
123Always Keep A Screwdriver In Your HeartCanon09/11/2008
124When Nagging Goes Too Far It Becomes IntimidatingFiller09/18/2008
125Entering The Final Chapter!Filler09/25/2008
126Some Things Can Only Be Conveyed Through The Written WordCanon10/02/2008
127Sometimes You Must Meet To UnderstandCanon10/09/2008
128Sometimes You Can't Tell Just By Meeting SomeoneCanon10/16/2008
129Beware Of Food You Pick Up Off The GroundCanon10/23/2008
130Cat Lovers And Dog Lovers Are Mutually ExclusiveCanon10/30/2008
131Fights Often Ensue During TripsCanon11/06/2008
132Briefs Will Unavoidably Get SkidmarksCanon11/13/2008
133Gin And His Excellency's Good-For-NothingsCanon11/20/2008
134Be Very Careful When Using Ghost StoriesCanon11/27/2008
135Before Worrying About The Earth, Think About The Even More Endangered Future Of 'Gintaman'Filler12/04/2008
136It's Your House, You Build ItCanon12/11/2008
13799% Of Men Aren't Confident In Confessing Their LoveFiller12/18/2008
138Let's Talk About The Old Days Once In A WhileCanon12/25/2008
139Don't Put Your Wallet In Your Back PocketCanon01/08/2009
140Beware Of Those Who Use An Umbrella On A Sunny Day!Canon01/15/2009
141Butting Into A Fight Is DangerousCanon01/22/2009
142Life Is A Series Of ChoicesCanon01/29/2009
143Those Who Stand On Four Legs Are Beasts. Those Who Stand On Two Legs, Guts, And Glory Are MenCanon02/05/2009
144Don't Trust Bedtime StoriesCanon02/12/2009
145The Color For Each Person's Bond Comes In Various ColorsCanon02/19/2009
146The Taste Of Drinking Under Broad Daylight Is Something SpecialCanon02/26/2009
147All Adults Are Instructors For All ChildrenCanon03/05/2009
148Zip Up Your Fly Nice And SlowlyCanon03/12/2009
149When Breaking A Chuubert In Half, The End With The Knob Should Be Better. It's Also Tasty To Drink From ThereCanon03/19/2009
150If You Can't Beat Them, Join ThemFiller03/26/2009
151A Conversation With A Barber, During A Haircut, Is The Most Pointless Thing In The WorldCanon04/02/2009
152The Heavens Created Chonmage Above Man Instead Of Another ManCanon04/09/2009
153Sleep Helps A Child GrowCanon04/16/2009
154That Person Looks Different From Usual During A Birthday PartyCanon04/23/2009
155The Other Side Of The Other Side Of The Other Side Would Be The Other SideFiller04/30/2009
156It Takes A Bit Of Courage To Enter A Street Vendor's StandCanon05/07/2009
157Any Place With A Bunch Of Men Gathered Around Will Turn Into A BattlefieldCanon05/14/2009
158If A Friend Gets Injured, Take Him To The Hospital, Stat!Canon05/21/2009
159If One Orange In The Box Is Rotten, The Rest Of Them Will Become Rotten Before You Realize ItCanon05/28/2009
160From A Foreigner's Perspective, You're The Foreigner. From An Alien's Perspective, You're The AlienCanon06/04/2009
161Laputa's Still Good After Seeing It So Many TimesCanon06/11/2009
162Love Is UnconditionalCanon06/18/2009
163The Black Ships Even Make A Scene When They SinkCanon06/25/2009
164That Matsutake Soup Stuff Tastes Better Than The Real DealFiller07/02/2009
165If It Works Once, It'll Work Over And Over AgainCanon07/09/2009
166Two Is Better Than One. Two People Are Better Than OneFiller07/16/2009
167Smooth Polygons Smooth Men's Hearts TooCanon07/23/2009
168The Human Body Is Like A Little UniverseCanon07/30/2009
169The Chosen IdiotsCanon08/06/2009
170And Into The Legend...Canon08/13/2009
171You'll Get Sued If All You Do Is Copy OthersFiller08/20/2009
172It All Depends On How You Use The 'Carrot And Stick' MethodCanon08/27/2009
173It's What's On The Inside That CountsFiller09/03/2009
174Are There Still People Who Go To The Ocean And Yell Out 'Bakayaro'?Filler09/10/2009
175People Of All Ages Hate The Dentist!Canon09/17/2009
176Countdown BeginsFiller09/24/2009
177It's Bad Luck To See A Spider At NightCanon10/01/2009
178Once You're Entangled In A Spiderweb, It's Hard To Get It OffCanon10/08/2009
179It's The Irresponsible One Who's Scary When PissedCanon10/15/2009
180The More Precious The Burden, The Heavier And More Difficult It Is To Shoulder ItCanon10/22/2009
181Watch Out For A Set Of Women And A DrinkCanon10/29/2009
182Screw Popularity PollsCanon11/05/2009
183Popularity Polls Can Burn In HellCanon11/21/2009
184Popularity Polls Can...Canon11/19/2009
185Hometowns And Boobs Are Best Thought From AfarFiller11/28/2009
186Beware Of ForeshadowsCanon12/03/2009
187It's Goodbye Once A Flag Is SetCanon12/10/2009
188An Observation Journal Should Be Seen Through To The Very EndCanon12/17/2009
189That's How The End Of The Year GoesCanon12/24/2009
190When Looking For Something, Try Using Its PerspectiveCanon01/07/2010
191Freedom Means To Live True To Yourself, Not Without Law!Canon01/14/2010
192Kabukicho Stray Cat BluesCanon01/21/2010
193Cooking Is About GutsCanon01/28/2010
194Whenever I Hear Leviathan, I Think Of Sazae-san. Stupid Me!!Canon02/04/2010
195Not Losing To The RainCanon02/11/2010
196Not Losing To The WindCanon02/18/2010
197Not Losing To The StormCanon02/25/2010
198Never Losing That SmileCanon03/04/2010
199That's How I Wish To Be, Beautiful And StrongCanon03/11/2010
200Santa Claus Red Is Blood RedCanon03/18/2010
201Everybody's A SantaCanon03/25/2010
202Everyone Looks a Little Grown Up After Spring BreakCanon04/04/2011
203Everyone Looks Pretty Grown up after Summer BreakCanon04/11/2011
204Use a Calligraphy Pen for New Year's CardsCanon04/18/2011
205Meals Should Be BalancedCanon04/25/2011
206It's Too Confusing When Talking about the Poster Girl for a Poster Store, So Call Her a Sandwich BoardCanon05/02/2011
207Glasses Are Part of the SoulCanon05/09/2011
208Glasses Prevent You from Seeing Certain ThingsCanon05/16/2011
209Nothing Lasts Forever, including Parents, Money, Youth, Your Room, Dress Shirts, Me, You, and the Gintama AnimeFiller05/23/2011
210A Lawless Town Tends to Attract a Bunch of Whoohooey FolkCanon05/30/2011
211Ghosts Aren't the Only Ones Who Run Wild around GraveyardsCanon06/06/2011
212Chains of a WarriorCanon06/13/2011
213Iron TownCanon06/20/2011
214'Tis an Honor!Canon06/27/2011
215Odds or EvensCanon07/04/2011
216I Can't Remember a Damn Thing about the Factory TourCanon07/11/2011
217What Happens Twice Can Happen ThriceCanon07/18/2011
218The Claws of a Crab Can Snip through a FriendshipCanon07/25/2011
219People Forget to Return Stuff All the Time without Even Realizing ItCanon08/01/2011
220The Bathhouse, Where You're Naked in Body and SoulCanon08/08/2011
222The Name Reveals the PersonCanon08/22/2011
223The Man's Household Situation Is Hard, His Heart Is SoftCanon08/29/2011
224Blue and Red EcstasyCanon09/05/2011
225So in the second season of Prison Break, they've already broken out of prison, but the name works once you realize that society is a prisonCanon09/12/2011
226Everybody Loves PajamasCanon09/19/2011
227Speaking of Crossovers, Don't Forget about Alien vs. PredatorCanon09/26/2011
228Love Is Neither plus Nor MinusCanon10/03/2011
229Making It through LoveCanon10/10/2011
230It Would Take Too Much Effort to Make This Title Sound like a Text Message SubjectCanon10/17/2011
231When You Go to a Funeral for the First Time, You're Surprised by How Happy the People AreCanon10/24/2011
232The People You Tend to Forget Tend to Show up after You Forget ThemCanon10/31/2011
233Space Ururun HomestayCanon11/07/2011
234Piggy Banks and Trash CansCanon11/14/2011
235Empty PlanetCanon11/21/2011
236Don't Say Goodbye LionelCanon11/28/2011
237Please Take Me SkiingCanon12/05/2011
238A Vacation in DisorientationCanon12/12/2011
239There Are a Few Things You're Not Supposed to ForgetCanon12/19/2011
240People Can Only Live by Forgetting the BadCanon12/26/2011
241We Are All Hosts, in Capital LettersCanon01/09/2012
242Girls like Vegeta, Guys like PiccoloCanon01/16/2012
243Draw Your Life on the Canvas We Call MangaCanon01/23/2012
244Check It Out!!Canon01/30/2012
245Thorny and RosyCanon02/06/2012
246Festival of ThorniesCanon02/13/2012
247Letter from ThornyCanon02/20/2012
248Madaodog MadaonaireCanon02/27/2012
249Presents Are Meant to Be Given EarlyCanon03/05/2012
250New Year's Envelopes Are Perfect for Dirty JokesCanon03/12/2012
251When Sleeping under a Kotatsu, Make Sure You Don't Burn Your BallsCanon03/19/2012
252We're SorryFiller03/26/2012
253Nobody with Natural Straight Hair Can Be That Bad/Nobody with Straight Blond Hair Can Be That GoodCanon10/04/2012
254Kintoki and GintokiCanon10/11/2012
255Kin-san's KintamaCanon10/18/2012
256The Meaning of a Main CharacterCanon10/25/2012
257Courtesan Turns the TablesCanon01/10/2013
258Inside the Palace!!Canon01/17/2013
259Five PinkiesCanon01/24/2013
260Pinky SwearCanon01/31/2013
261Unsetting MoonCanon02/07/2013
262Sound Of Beam Can Pierce Heart Of EveryoneCanon03/07/2013
263Two BrothersCanon03/14/2013
264Liquor and Gasoline, Smiles and TearsCanon03/21/2013
265Dog Food Doesn't Have As Much Flavor As You'd ThinkCanon03/28/2013
266You Can Never Pause at the Perfect TimeCanon04/08/2015
267Even a Matsui Stick Can't Handle Some Kinds of DirtCanon04/15/2015
268An Inspector's Love Begins with an InspectionCanon04/22/2015
269Forget Dates, Remember People and You Can Hide Your Porn Mags But You Can't Hide Your ***Canon04/29/2015
270A Mirror Provides a Frozen Reflection of Both Your Beautiful and Ugly Sides / Nobody Likes the Photo on Their LicenseCanon05/06/2015
271Arriving Late to a Reunion Makes it Hard to EnterCanon05/13/2015
272A Reunion Also Brings to the Surface Things You Don't Want to RememberCanon05/20/2015
273When Compared to Time in the Heavens, Fifty Years of Human Life Resembles Naught but Dreams and Lottery TicketsCanon05/27/2015
274Guys With Big Nostrils Also Have Big Imaginations / You Never Accept a New Sentai Series at the Start, But By the Final Episode, You Don't Want It to EndCanon06/03/2015
2759 + 1 = Yagyu JyubeiCanon06/10/2015
276Calories Come Back to Bite You Just When You've Forgotten About ThemCanon06/17/2015
278All Mothers Pack Too Much Food Into a Lunch Box and Ruin the ShapeCanon07/01/2015
279The Reaper by Day and the Reaper by NightCanon07/08/2015
280Human or DemonCanon07/15/2015
281Farewell, ReaperCanon07/22/2015
282A Phoenix Rises from the Ashes Over and OverCanon07/29/2015
284Being a Leader is ToughCanon08/12/2015
285Love is a Roach Motel
286A Sizzle SummerCanon08/26/2015
287He's the Sweet Tooth, and I'm the Mayo GuyCanon09/02/2015
288I'm a Failure as a Leader and He's Also a Failure as a LeaderCanon09/09/2015
289I'm Yorozuya and He's ShinsengumiCanon09/16/2015
290Always Leave Enough Room for 50 Million in Your BagCanon09/23/2015
291Always Leave Enough Room for Pebbles in Your BagCanon09/30/2015
292Style Goes Out of Fashion the Moment It's Put Into Words / There Are Two Types of People In This World: Those Who Yell Out Their Attack Names, and Those Who Don'tCanon10/07/2015
293The Two ApesCanon10/14/2015
294Afros of Life and DeathCanon10/21/2015
295Afuro and WolfroCanon10/28/2015
296Take the Initial Premise Lightly, and It'll Cost YouCanon11/04/2015
297Keep Your Farewells ShortCanon11/11/2015
298One Editor is Enough / The G-Pen Is Capricious, and the Maru Pen Is StubbornCanon11/18/2015
299Strike When the Sword and Overlord are Hot / Oil RainCanon11/25/2015
300Shogun Assassination Arc Part One: Shoguns of Light and ShadowCanon12/02/2015
301Shogun Assassination Arc Part Two: Ninja VillageCanon12/09/2015
302Shogun Assassination Arc Part Three: Ninja SoulCanon12/16/2015
303Shogun Assassination Arc Part Four: And Then There Were FiveCanon12/23/2015
304Shogun Assassination Arc Part Five: Those Who Protect Against All OddsCanon01/06/2016
305Shogun Assassination Arc Part Six: Sworn EnemyCanon01/13/2016
306Shogun Assassination Arc Part Seven: The Crows Caw After the Battle EndsCanon01/20/2016
307Shogun Assassination Arc Part Eight: Farewell, BuddyCanon01/27/2016
308Farewell Shinsengumi Arc Part One: The Day the Demon CriedCanon02/03/2016
309Farewell Shinsengumi Arc Part Two: Heroes Always Arrive Fashionably LateCanon02/10/2016
310Farewell Shinsengumi Arc Part Three: Lost and FoundCanon02/17/2016
311Farewell Shinsengumi Arc Part Four: Prison BreakCanon02/24/2016
312Farewell Shinsengumi Arc Part Five: Stray DogsCanon03/02/2016
313Farewell Shinsengumi Arc Part Six: Undelivered MailCanon03/09/2016
314Farewell Shinsengumi Arc Part Seven: KarmaCanon03/16/2016
315Farewell Shinsengumi Arc Part Eight: NobumeCanon03/23/2016
316Farewell Shinsengumi Arc Part Nine: Farewell ShinsengumiCanon03/30/2016
317The Monster and the Monster's ChildCanon01/09/2017
318Leave LetterCanon01/16/2017
319The Song of SamuraiCanon01/23/2017
321The Two FoolsCanon02/06/2017
322Ten YearsCanon02/13/2017
324Master of KouanCanon02/27/2017
325The Lost RabbitCanon03/06/2017
327First StudentCanon03/20/2017
329The Stairs to Adulthood May Not Always Lead UpCanon10/02/2017
330My Bald Dad, My Light-Haired Dad, and My Dad's GlassesCanon10/09/2017
331A Bowl of RamenCanon10/16/2017
332A FamilyCanon10/23/2017
333Life, Death and Shades / All the Answers Can Be Found in the FieldCanon10/30/2017
3343000 Leagues in Search of a ScabbardCanon11/06/2017
335The Super Sadist and the Super SadistCanon11/13/2017
336The Sharpest Sword and the Dullest SwordCanon11/20/2017
337Wash Your Hands Before a HandshakeCanon11/27/2017
338Diamonds are UnscratchableCanon12/04/2017
339An Idol's Badge of HonorCanon12/11/2017
340The Line Between Godlike Games and Crappy Games is Paper-Thin / Glasses are a Part of the SoulCanon12/18/2017
341Guardian Spirit are Also a Part of the SoulCanon12/25/2017
342Try As You Might to Make a Natural Perm Go Away, It Will Alwasy ReturnCanon01/08/2018
343Flavoring is Best in Small QuantitiesCanon01/15/2018
344A Delinquent's Kid Has Long Neck HairCanon01/22/2018
345The Line Between Tenacious and Annoying Is Paper-ThinCanon01/29/2018
346Geezers Carve the Things They Shouldn't Forget into Their WrinklesCanon02/05/2018
347Machine that Pick Up Useless Habits are Called PeopleCanon02/12/2018
348Men Must Live Not Long Nor Thick, but HardCanon02/19/2018
349Ogres Are Weak Against Tiny Heroes Like the Inch-High SamuraiCanon02/26/2018
350Bragging About Your Own Heroic Deeds Will Make People Hate You, so Make Others Do It For YouCanon03/05/2018
351Jump and Power Creep Go Hand-in-HandCanon03/12/2018
352Peace and Destruction are Two Sides of the Same CoinCanon03/19/2018
353Bushido is Found One Second Before DeathCanon03/26/2018
354The Evildoers Who Do GoodCanon07/09/2018
355Rabbits Leap Higher on Moonlit NightsCanon07/16/2018
356Making a Dull World InterestingCanon07/23/2018
357Do Something Uncharacteristic, and Something Uncharacteristic Will HappenCanon07/30/2018
358Countless KingsCanon08/06/2018
359The Unemployed Cannot Be Stained By AnythingCanon08/13/2018
360Always Hold On to Your Trump CardsCanon08/20/2018
361The Creatures Known as HumanityCanon08/27/2018
364Two in Girl Years Is Equal to Ten in Man YearsCanon09/17/2018
366Dun DunCanon10/01/2018
367There Are Lines Even Villains Can't CrossMostly Canon10/08/2018
368Don't Spread the Wrapping Cloth Without Thinking AheadCanon01/15/2021
369Don't Make Up Your Mind Right Before The Important DecisionCanon01/20/2021

List of filler episodes for Gintama in chronological order – Learn if it is worth watching

Episode 1 & 2: You Guys!! Do You Even Have a Gintama? (Part 1 & 2) – aired 04/04/2006

The original manga sequence is that the history of each characters unfolds as the story progresses. While this filler is the opposite: Gintama, Shinpachi, Kagura and Sadaharu are together and the other characters were already acquainted with the gang for some time.

It will still give a short introduction of each new character that appears per scene. Their approach to opening the anime is consistent with the overall impression of someone who read the manga first: unconventional. Gintama is known for a lot of parodies and out of the box jokes you won’t easily find in other shounen mangas.

Episode 50 – Pending Means Pending, It’s Not Final – aired 04/05/2007, Start of Season 2

It was Gintama’s second year of anime and Season 2 so the production wants to put some boost in it! The characters suggested changing the genre of story to attract more viewers as the ratings started to drop after the launch of the anime.

This episode by far, has the most number of parodies to a LOT (anime, classical stories, movies and even a cooking show) that it is scary to imagine how the producers were brave enough to put up this episode opening Season 2. As an anime fan who loves cross overs, this is quite a laugh and there will be at least 3 or more shows you will recognize as you watch it (like how they came up with a movie title: Gin Tama the Movie: DragonBleaPiece). There are more characters involved in this filler than episodes 1 and 2, and they are creatures (coz not everyone is human BTW) who appeared in the previous season.

Episode 57: Keep an Eye On the Chief for The Day – aired 05/17/2007

A story on Otsuu-chan being the commander of Shinsengumi for a day to raise the latter’s reputation in Edo. Just literally a filler episode but really funny especially how the Shinsengumi tried to follow all the demands from the kidnappers of Otsuu-chan. If you like Okita and Hijikata, this episode is a must watch.

Episode 75: Don’t Complain About Your Job at Home, Do It Somewhere Else – aired 09/27/2007

In the first season, Gintama has no half-season special and apparently, they decided to have one this time. The first opening song is different from regular episodes as they used Otsuu-chan’s debut song, “Your mother is Chome-Chome” and you will notice that there is a beep sound when she sang the “Chome-chome” part. Nothing special on this because it is literally a recap episode where the staff of Yorozuya reminisce key scenes from season 1 up to recent of that time. It also shows a bit about the mangaka’s random musings as well as preview of the incoming movie that year. There is a plot twist special for those who likes Takasugi, the only part worth watching here.

Episode 106: Love Is Often Played Out in Sudden Death – aired 05/15/2008

With the anime’s rising popularity being attributed to its schedule airing before Prince of Tennis on TV, Gintama decided to have a sport episode in the form of soccer. As expected, Team FC Oedo does not follow the soccer rules during their live play but that’s what make it interesting. Soccer is war… indeed.

Episode 114: They Say Soy Sauce On Pudding Tastes Like Sea Urchin, But Soy Sauce On Pudding Only Tastes Like Pudding and Soy Sauce – aired 07/10/2008

A filler episode with no real reason but just you know… to fill. Papa-rin aka Matsudaira wants to keep the guys hitting his daughter away and Hijikata stepped in to take the job of his superior. But something came up which needed the professional help of Yorozuya. Say hello and farewell to the Prince of Planet Mayo Maniac in this episode.

Episode 124: When Nagging Goes Too Far It Becomes Intimidating – aired 09/18/2008

Filler inserted during the mid-year of Gintama anime which is about Otsuu-chan’s crisis as an idol. After the end credits, is a classroom scene of the characters talking about different movies and games that had their third launch. The episode is kind of boring and highly recommended to skip.

Episode 125: Entering The Final Chapter! – aired 09/25/2008

Another filler episode after the earlier week being a filler, too. An upfront scam (as Kagura mentioned here) to bait viewers that the anime is reaching its final chapter while in the middle of year 3 airing. It is a recap episode where the Yorozuya staff talks about past scenes they did including the opening scene from episode 3 that they had shown in the previous recap episodes. This is fine to skip.

Episode 135: Before Worrying About the Earth, Think About the Even More Endangered Future of ‘Gintaman’ – 12/04/2008

A cross over of Gintama and the manga’s editor, Daito as they try to resolve the losing popularity of Gintaman. It is kind of similar with the filler episode 50 where they try to change the genre of the anime including the drawing style to match it.

Episode 137: 99% Of Men Aren’t Confident in Confessing Their Love – aired 12/18/2008

Yorozuya team explained at the beginning the full reason of this filler but to make it short, because there is no Japan World series this year they are 1 story short to broadcast. In this episode, you will learn about the following words: Onion Knight and 1LDK.

Episode 150: If You Can’t Beat Them, Join Them – aired 03/26/2009

The opening mentioned the sudden end of Sunrise producing the anime due a financial crisis of the said company. And so they have no choice but to abruptly show the ending episode of year 4 to the viewers… in different versions. It is sickening to watch repeat scenes but changes per version according to what they want.

Episode 155: The Other Side of the Other Side of the Other Side Would Be the Other Side – aired 04/30/2009

A story featuring the not-so-inspirational Hasegawa and his series of unfortunate events. Watch as he pitifully bets his underpants and 300 yen to get away from the DORK (Dumb Old Retarded Kook) status. This is a filler that you can skip anytime.

Episode 164: That Matsutake Soup Stuff Tastes Better Than the Real Deal – aired 07/02/2009

No particular reason mentioned as to why they have fillers this time but there are 2 stories in this episode with the latter being a parody of Doraemon. It is one of those rare episodes that Shinpachi gets to have more screen time than the rest of Team Yorozuya.

Episode 166: Two Is Better Than One. Two People Are Better Than One – aired 07/16/2009

A typical filler episode that must be watched because Gintama and Hijikata are stuck together with hand cuffs for a day. One of the best filler stories in the anime with a lot of laughs involving two of the most loved characters in the Gintama universe.

Episode 171: You’ll Get Sued If All You Do Is Copy Others – aired 08/20/2009

In commemoration to Gundam’s 30th year anniversary who belongs to the same animation studio (Sunrise), Gintama made a special episode filler. Multiple parodies about Gundam were made throughout the episode but knowing this anime, they won’t just settle with one anime for their gag jokes.

Episode 173: It’s What’s On the Inside That Counts – aired 09/03/2009

Episode 166 features Gintama and Hijikata while this episode is about Zura, also known as Katsura, who is also part of the Old Jouishishi (the anti Amanto samurai faction at the beginning).  It is a two-part filler, too where the latter story is about Sadaharu and Gin-san switching bodies. This month was unusual as there are three filler episodes aired and by far the highest number in Gintama’s animation history.

Episode 174: Are There Still People Who Go to The Ocean and Yell Out ‘Bakayaro’? – aired 09/10/2009

Another filler episode after previous week and also a two-part story involving Hasegawa, Team Yorozuya and a random office worker. The stories are too far from each other and skippable because they do not have any impact in the original flow of story.

Episode 176: Countdown Begins – aired 09/24/2009

The gang was talking about earlier filler episodes 125 and 150 on how they had baited viewers on Gintama’s fake ending. This is due to this episode’s title, “Countdown Begins” but the content is more of a recap episode featuring the best Gintama lines, Beat Crusader’ single for the anime – ‘Wo Ai Ni’, and Prince Hata volunteering to voice over in the countdown. He was responsible in re-doing the voice over of Takasugi from filler episode 75.

Episode 185: Hometowns and Boobs Are Best Thought from Afar – aired 11/28/2009

Filler was an obvious parody on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory movie where Hijikata tries everything in his power as a Shinsengumi to find the Mayorin ticket. The second part is about Yorozuya takes on removing a big bee hive in the temple. An episode not relevant to the main story either but has a lot funny scenes… and parodies.

Episode 209: Nothing Lasts Forever, including Parents, Money, Youth, Your Room, Dress Shirts, Me, You, and the Gintama Anime – aired 05/23/2011

Opening scene of the episode was ambiguous and there was even a trailer of what looks like a movie being produced but when you check the internet, there wasn’t… It was a good thing the characters were honest in this episode. There was also a parallel story with Takasugi as the main character at the end.

Episode 252: We’re Sorry – aired 03/26/2012

The costumes of Team Yorozuya here is the same as what they’ve worn in episode 209 filler and sitting in a kotatsu. This was an apology for all the parodies, references outside the anime and how these caused a lot of trouble to the production for the past 6 years. Key characters tried to show their sincerity in their own way while reminiscing the things they should apologize for. The filler was also a closing episode as the anime production ends and promised the viewers for a better Gintama series soon. After 6 months, the anime series resumed airing on TV Tokyo.

Episode 367: There Are Lines Even Villains Can’t Cross – aired 10/08/2018

An episode divided into two parts where the latter is the filler explaining why the anime had ended. Since this was expected to be the final episode at that time, there were a lot of character appearances including the mangaka discussing the sudden ending.

As of writing, Gintama The Final was released in Japan last 01/08/2021. No other fillers were released after episode 367. Gintama is considered one of the main streams in anime community and having a very low filler percentage during its broadcast is uncommon if compared to other popular titles. Some fillers were used to explain certain topics affecting the manga and not being a filler itself for the anime.

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