I first wrote this a few months ago in an email to a friend, because she wanted a primer for Gintama
, which is a wildly funny and brilliant series, but extremely difficult to describe. I've emailed it to enough people now that I figured I should just make it into a post.
Note: This is not a complete guide to all of Gintama
. This is basically something I think would be helpful if you're trying to figure out if you'll like this series. I think if you watch through all the episodes I suggested and still aren't too fond of it, then it might not be for you. (I'm less confident of saying this about the corresponding manga chapters, because I feel like it takes more reading to get a good sense of the series. ... If that makes sense.) But if you DO like it, you can scroll down to the very bottom for more comprehensive guides.
So if you're interested in trying out this series...( Read moreCollapse )