Post Reply Are the "meta" jokes Gintama makes actually accurate to the series?
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Posted 6/21/16
Hello!

I'm still fairly early in Gintama myself. Only on Episode 53 IIRC. But something I have noticed several times through out the series them poking fun at the fact they are on TV, constantly worried about their ratings dropping and even making comments about how parents will probably complain about certain topics and try to get them taken off the air.

Were these all actual things that was happening with the series back when it was airing, or is it all stuff they are doing to exaggerate and be funny over all? Was the series really considered for cancelation several times during its airing? I mean, if i had to judge by the amount of episodes they had quite a large number of viewers. But, was this not the case?
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SDtheElf wrote:

Hello!

I'm still fairly early in Gintama myself. Only on Episode 53 IIRC. But something I have noticed several times through out the series them poking fun at the fact they are on TV, constantly worried about their ratings dropping and even making comments about how parents will probably complain about certain topics and try to get them taken off the air.

Were these all actual things that was happening with the series back when it was airing, or is it all stuff they are doing to exaggerate and be funny over all? Was the series really considered for cancelation several times during its airing? I mean, if i had to judge by the amount of episodes they had quite a large number of viewers. But, was this not the case?


It was exaggerated. Gintama has actually done very well in the ratings, I think. But they have gotten in trouble for trademark infringement and jokes considered inappropriate for their timeslot several times in the past. That part is true.

For the most part all the stuff about being on the verge of cancellation and nobody liking their show is just self-deprecating humor.
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Posted 6/21/16
I think the evidence that they have a new beginning and end song every couple dozen episodes shows that GinTama was a money machine throughout.
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ok it's a legit question but i just gotta laugh because... Gintama

wait until you get to the character poll arc though
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