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Discussion in 'Akihabara Records' started by YamazakiSusumu, Feb 8, 2005.

  1. YamazakiSusumu

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    I've been interested in this manga ever since I saw the main character on the home page at Link removed. On the Gintama page, it looked really interesting, mixing Edo-period Japan with the future (ex: flying cars). The problem was that I read the title as Kintama because I couldn't see the two dashes that turn the K to a G. So I searched on Anime News Network for information on it and then looked for some scanslations.... no luck. Just today I realized that the title is Gintama and not Kintama so I immediately found some scans of it and read the first two chapters. So far I quite like it. Sakata Gintoko has a very cool design.

    Anyone else read Gintama here? Does the story get good?
     
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    Could you tell me where i can download ginama. i'm interested in new titles. (you said it's in the future and stuff right, is it anyway like cowboy bebop?)
     
  3. YamazakiSusumu

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    Bar's website That's where I get it.

    No, it's not really anything like Cowboy Bebop. Gintama has never really gotten real serious throughout the 9 chapters that I read. It's a comedy manga, basically. It's worth reading just for Sakata Gintoko and the Shinsengumi. ^_^
     
  4. cloon

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    thanks.
    Is there a manga that compares to it, or is it like a mix of some (i just want an idea about what it's like and about)
     
  5. YamazakiSusumu

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    I'm not really good at comparing things... so just read a few chapters and then decide if you like it. ^_^
     
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    Gintama is so frekaing hilarious. XDDDD;;; I love the first chapter, "If sorry was enough, then the world wouldn't need sepukku" XD or something like that. XD The Shinsengumi is also funny. God this manga cracked me up. a must read. XD
     
  7. cloon

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    i'll try to get it then, my internet is extremely slow, like 20kb or something like that!!
    i'll get my friend with high speed to D/L it for me and burn it to disk.
     
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    QUESTION:
    it is in English right :Gaipose
     
  9. YamazakiSusumu

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    my friend jake said that gintama means 'golden balls'

    is he right
     
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    Thanks for the manga.
    I will start it soon.
     
  12. YamazakiSusumu

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    Your friend is right... in a sense... sorta... not really. Well, there are a couple things wrong with your friend's statement:

    1. Gin means silver, Kin means gold... the word Kintama (lit. golden ball) is used for testicles in Japanese
    2. that's the wrong tama, means ball, sphere, etc... but  means soul
    3. Gintama means Silver Soul (in this case)

    金玉kintama
    銀魂gintama

    If you look closely, the kanji for gold is actually part of the kanji for silver... just scrunched up a bit.
     
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  13. Code

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    Well I read the first two chapters. It was... interesting. Entertaining I guess, nothing amazing but something new from what i've been reading lately.
     
  14. YamazakiSusumu

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    Yeah, it's not the best manga, but it is something a bit different from what I normally read, too. I usually get annoyed by manga that are centered around comedy... Gintama just has a certain appeal that I can't quite explain.
     
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    thanks, i don't know any kanji but i know hiragana XD
     
  16. YamazakiSusumu

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    I feel like reviving this thread now that Gintama will have an anime in two months. The only thing is, you can't really find the manga anywhere anymore.
     
  17. Lizzy-kun

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    ....must find...manga...scans...I've watched the first 3 episodes on youtube since that's all they have submitted subbed so far. I know Viz has the license for the manga, but I don't know when they plan on releasing it. It seems to have a small cult following, but nothing mainstream, so perhaps they're holding off on it. Still if anyone knows where I can find some scannalations for free that would be awesome. ^^
     
  18. Code

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    You can find some scans at mangadownload.net

    Great manga, awesome main character and good comedy. Unfortunateloy there hasn't been a chapter release in quite a while.
     
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    Dunno if you know but Maximum7 picked it up. However they only released chapter 21 and 22 so far.
     
  20. Yondy

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    I read the preview in Shounen Jump, and I must say, I really didn't like it, at all. =X
     
  21. Lizzy-kun

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    The first DVD comes out 7/26 and includes a Drama CD! O,O I decree a Gintama pimping project! Spread the word any way you can! Otherwise I'm reduced to making a long journey to the japanese market place and buy all their volumes and the first DVD thus breaking my bank account =___=;
     
  22. TiefenjaJacksonmen

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    Gintama!

    Gintama vol 1 is out in 15 days! (in america.)smile-big smile-big smile-big smile-big :) :) :) :) :) smile-big
     
  23. El Torero

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    What´s happening actually in the manga? Last chapter I saw all the gang were in the presentation of the ''O-Wii'' (with Katsura and Elizabetch cosplaying Mario and Luigi, lol)
     
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    woo! i bought vol.1 yesterday, ill stay away fro spoilers now...!
     
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