- Episode with the most number of voice-over actors: Episode ____ (link) with ___ seiyuu (as shown in ending credits)
- Episode with the most number of spoofs/external references : Episode ____ (link)with ___ different references
Did you know?
- In Episode 109, the seiyuus for Dragon Leader (aka Jackie Chan), 石丸 博也 Ishimaru Hiroya and Fei / Debugon (aka Samo Hung), 水島 裕 Mizushima Yuu, are the actual seiyuus for all Jackie Chan and Samo Hung roles in the Japanese dubs of the Hong Kong Movies.
- The episode title for Episode 60 陽はまた昇る hi wa mata noboru aka 'The sun will rise again' is also the title of a DOES song. 「修羅」 Shura by DOES is the ED theme for this particular episode.
- Shimura Shinpachi has an uncanny affinity with the number '8'. Part of his name, pachi is actually hachi in kanji, meaning '8'. His birthday is in the month of August, though the date is on the 12th. For 3 times in a row now, he has ranked as the 8th most popular Gintama character in Weekly Shounen Jump polls.
- Did you know that both the seiyuus for Kamenashi and Otohime (of the Dragon Palace City Chapter) have identical birthdays to the characters they voice? 白鳥 哲 Shiratori Tetsu (for Kamenashi) is born on 21 Mar just like Kamenashi and 高島 雅羅 Takashima Gara's birthday is on 2 Mar, just like Otothime's.
- In Episode 119, if you look on the seiyuu list of the Yorozuya, Shinsengumi (sans Hijikata) and Katakuriko Matsudaira, THEY did provide the voice for Derude (Kugimiya Rie - Kagura), Chourou (Chiba Susumu - Kondou Isao), Kobayashi (Sakaguchi Daisuke - Shimura Shinpachi), Slippery Wet Dragon and Derude's dad (Suzumura Kenichi - Okita Sougo), Brieza (Oota Tetsuharu - Yamazaki Sagaru), Zero (Sugita Tomokazu - Sakata Gintoki) and Super Earthling (Wakamoto Norio - Matsudaira Katakuriko) respectively.
- Interesting enough, Suzumura Kenichi, who did the role of Okita Sougo, did the roles of Derude's Dad and Slippery Wet Dragon in Episode 119
- Sakata Gintoki's date of birth (October 10) is coincided with Sugita Tomokazu's birthday (October 11 1980) only a day after.
The Invincible Touyako Bokutou
Sakata Gintoki has eliminated myriad enemies using just his invincible 木刀 bokutou aka Wooden sword with 洞爺湖 touyako aka Lake Toya engraved on it. In Episode 31, Shinpachi said that whether the opponents are huge robots or weapons of mass-destruction, Gintoki had always used his wooden katana to defeat them. However, his bokutou was no match for the Benizakura in Episode 58, during which it broke and in episode 211 (Chapter 300 in manga) Doromizu Jirouchou shatters the sword while Gintoki is in a fit of rage, avenging Otose at the tomb of her deceased husband.
The following feats were accomplished:
- Episode JUMP FESTA - Bokotou was used to slice through Katsura Kotarou's mecha unit, causing it to explode
- Episode 3 - Destroyed the engine of the 天国 tengoku aka Paradise, the flying shabu-shabu club that Shimura Tae was forced to go work in as debt repayment in return for keeping the family dojo.
- Episode 14 - In the cooking demonstration omake near the end, Gintoki used the bokotou to dice up onions in the air.
- Episode 32 - after recovering his memory, Gintoki used the bokutou to smash up the Mamushi-Z laser-beam canon.
- Episode 105 - Brought down a helicopter while the steel strings of Kawakami Bansai's shamizen are attached to the bokutou.
- Episode 146 - Defeated the powerful Yato Amanto 'Night King' Housen with it, with help from other people.
'Attacks' on Hijikata by Okita
Main Fight Scenes
The table below summarizes the various fight-scenes in this series:
(to expand further --Gin-san 17:58, 5 May 2009 (UTC))
|Episode||Parties involved (challenger's name comes first)||Result of fight|
|5||Hijikata Toushirou vs Sakata Gintoki|
|7||Kondou Isao vs Sakata Gintoki||Kondou lost because Gintoki cheated|
|9||Hijikata Toushirou vs Gintoki||Hijikata lost, katana blade broken|
|42||Sakata Gintoki & Umibouzu vs Alien|
|52||Okada Nizou vs Sakata Gintoki||Gintoki won|
|58||Okada Nizou vs Sakata Gintoki||Nizou won|
|58||Okada Nizou vs Katsura Kotarou||Nizou won|
|61||Okada Nizou vs Sakata Gintoki||Gintoki won|
|61||Katsura Kotarou & Sakata Gintoki vs Amantos||Inconclusive, Katsura & Gintoki escaped via parachute after holding off Amantos long enough for others to escape|
|77||Kagura & Okita Sougo vs Nishino Tsukamu||Kagura used Sougo like a weapon and won|
|78||Hijikata Toushirou vs Kitaooji Itsuki||Hijikata won|
|79||Kondou Isao vs Toujou Ayumu||Kondou won|
|81||Sakata Gintoki, Shimura Shinpachi vs Yagyuu Binbokusai, Yagyuu Kyuubei||Shinpachi won|
|87||Hijikata Toushirou, Shinsengumi vs Kuraba Touma, Joui rebels||Okita Sougo eliminated Kuraba Touma, Shinsengumi arrested the remaining rebels|
|105||Kawakami Bansai vs Sakata Gintoki||Gintoki won|
|105||Hijikata Toushirou vs Itou Kamotarou||Inconclusive, Itou lost left arm in train crash, subsequently executed by Hijikata|
|141||Kamui vs Hosen||Inconclusive, Abuto and Ungyou respectively sacrifice an arm and his life to prevent the two others from continue their fight|
|142||Kagura & Shimura Shinpachi vs Abuto||Shinpachi prevents Kagura that she might kill Abuto|
|145||Sakata Gintoki, Hyakka vs Hosen||Gintoki and Hyakka won|