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Post Reply My dislike towards Gintama.
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Posted 8/5/17 , edited 8/11/17
I just don't see what's special about Gintama. I forced my way through and watched season one and it was appalling!

I mean it was funny, yes but I have seen things way funnier.

I just don;t get it, could anyone explain?

(Any spoiler from season 1 is fine but please don't spoil anything out of season 1!)
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Huh, Season 1? You mean the first 201 episodes, the first year, or the first 26? (The system is confusing) That being said, just saying underwhelming without a clear reason does not leave room for discussion. It doesn't invalidate your feelings; after all, if they are genuinely felt, they are indeed valid.

It helps though. What did this anime do that made it more humorous than Gintama? What did Gintama do worst? Comparing it may help, although humor is one of the most subjective things for most, often to the point of seemingly being inconsistent.


For me, Himegoto simply was not humorous enough due to the simplistic nature of it. It expects me to find humor in situations as they are without a spin or mockery of it. Essentially, I am suppose to find some inherent absurdity or humor in those scenarios, but since it is just a cross dressing dude being put into a variety of embarrassingly sexual situations, I can barely manage a guffaw out of sheer discomfort. I find nothing inherently humorous about the situations, or the fact that since he is cross dressing, it is somehow hilarious as a result. Which feels more akin to an toilet left unflushed if anything else. The situation is irreverent at mention, but the point? I see none.

In fact, I find said anime appalling in how it depicts sexual assault of a male character by female perpetrators, especially with regards to the rape scene in episode 11.


The above quote is an example I made as to why I did not find Himegoto to be funny at all, but quite simply appalling and offensive. Another example is Himouto!, which simply an be reasoned that Umaru Doma is an entitled, whiny brat in the same vein as D.W. from the PBS show Arthur, despite being 16 to D.W. being 4.

To reiterate, can you think of why Gintama lacks the hilarity you seek for specific reasons?
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Posted 8/5/17
I want to crack a joke about One Piece... but, I'll just leave it alone.
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Yamstarch wrote:

I want to crack a joke about One Piece... but, I'll just leave it alone.


do it do it!
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There's nothing to "get." You either enjoy it, or you don't. Personally, I find the more action-oriented arcs to be rather boring and enjoy the show when it's more focused on comedy (which they do much better than action imo.)
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The first couple of episodes are a bit slow, but it does get better. I've been a bit on and off with Gintama too.
If you don't like it, then that's fine. Each to their own.
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Posted 8/5/17
Same, I couldn't make it through the first episode.
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I like the show well enough but don't really regard it as anything special either. I've watched the first 25 episodes and one of these days I'll resume episode 26, which I'm about halfway through.

As for why I don't think it's that special? I don't know, lot of gags or something? Like the girl (don't remember her name offhand) eating something while someone gives a dramatic speech. I find that funny actually, and then they do that again and again and I'm simple enough to find it sort of funny every time but I can't say it's anything great. I do find it funny though, but a lot of the humor throughout just... isn't all that hilarious? A little too simple?

Anyway, the show has its moments.

And in the minority here, but I actually liked the first 2 episodes as much as any of them, more or less.



Posted 8/5/17
I watched the first couple of episodes, once... but then I thought about how many episodes there already are, and the fact it's ongoing and more episodes will come out... and I just felt like it wasn't a series that was worth the time investment.
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I've off and on tried to get into Gintama and have never felt it "click". It's not that it's bad or unfunny or the characters aren't interesting. I've watched short arcs of a few episodes and enjoyed them. I just can't seem to get into it as a whole. I have the same issue with One Piece, Dragonball, Bleach, and most of the really long running series. Part of the "problem" is if the characters have certain popular qualities and I find those qualities annoying there's no hope they'll ever go away. It's like having a small pebble in your shoe. You can take a walk through a gorgeous garden that has you enraptured till that pebble shifts and all you can think about is the annoying pebble.

Natsu's Fairy Tail is the worst offender. If somehow I could blot out Natsu from the Fairy Tail universe I'd enjoy the series. But every time he opens that mouth it just ruins everything.

Sorry, got off topic. I just really, really dislike Natsu.
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Posted 8/5/17
It never seemed interesting to me... but then again, neither has anything else from Shonen Jump (except for Assassination Classroom).

I just... don't enjoy shonen anime/manga. Except for Case Closed. And this one manga that was also in Shonen Sunday, but it's based on a British novel series that I liked before there was a manga, so I don't know if it counts.
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Posted 8/5/17
I like Gintama.

I suppose the only thing I can say about it is that it's funny. It has its own brand of humor though, a lot of times referencing Japanese culture or puns. I suppose you either enjoy it or you don't, and I enjoy it a lot. It's sort of like Japan's South Park I'd say.
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Posted 8/5/17

Yamstarch wrote:

I want to crack a joke about One Piece... but, I'll just leave it alone.


One Piece is a special type of beast. In order to minimize on filler episodes, they slow down the pacing with a lot of dramatic pauses and also each episode has ~6 minutes taken up by opening + recap. I usually end up dropping One Piece, then binging like 20 episodes at a time lol.

The appeal of One Piece though is the atmosphere. The plot is definitely very typical shonen, but they also make sure to have very magical and adventurous settings, creatures, characters, etc. It's meant to appeal to that childish spirit of adventure and wonder. I definitely do love that part about it, but I will agree that it is hard to watch at times.
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LavenderMintRose wrote:

It never seemed interesting to me... but then again, neither has anything else from Shonen Jump (except for Assassination Classroom).

I just... don't enjoy shonen anime/manga. Except for Case Closed. And this one manga that was also in Shonen Sunday, but it's based on a British novel series that I liked before there was a manga, so I don't know if it counts.


Same here, I'm not really a fan of shounen jump series except for Saiki, I'm a bit on and off with Gintama and BNHA
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Posted 8/5/17
When I started watching Gintama, I thought it was pretty funny and stuff, but I didn't really see why it was so special. After 20 episodes or so is when I really got into it. I don't necessarily think it got better; I think I just got used to all the characters and fell in love with how they all interacted with each other.

It wasn't until the Benizakura arc though (the first serious arc, like 60 or so episodes in I think), that I really started to consider the series a masterpiece. The way the author could mix in his amazing humor with legitimately great storytelling was just amazing to me, and that arc set up some hints of what was to come, which just made it all the more interesting. Also, by that point, a lot more characters had been introduced, so it even more fun to watch them all.

Basically, I'd encourage you to keep it up. Watch until the Benizakura arc at least. If you don't want to, then whatever.
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