Now, the later Edo Period is infused with assorted, mixed cultural and commercial sentiments -- as if some portion of contemporary Japan, in the real world, were conveniently sliced off and dropped back in time on top of Edo Japan.
This is where/when Gintoki Sakata lives. He helps operate a temporary work agency of all hired hands, and is willing to take on any job for almost any price.
Gintoki is more than a mere "lively" spirit, and takes pride in managing to get by on his comic books and work ethic alone. As Gintama continues, Gintoki quickly introduces the audience to a world where unless you force yourself to take notice of the strangeness around you, life is as it should be. Aliens are running the government, swords have been banned, and an assortment of strange monsters keep roaming the countryside -- but in Gintama, it's just another day.
Gintama may be known for its excessive and humorous parody of anime fandom, but the program also takes intermittent strides at a more dramatic narrative. Gintoki's shielded past, for example, queries to include a more mature and engaging tale. Regardless, Gintama is an anime comedy now on sale, with the second DVD Set release from Section23 Films scheduled for late June 2010.
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