Gintama started as a real struggle for me. I missed the Jump Fest OVA and went to the first episode, impressions were good here. However, the lack of comedy for the first 25 or so episodes reaaally slowed things down for me, even 25-50 I was really slow watching this. The action at first seemed really mediocre; it seemed like every other shounen, until the comedy really started kicking in at later episodes. I came to enjoy the action much later than expected, before finally putting the series in my 'awesome' book. The latest episodes really do hit the comedy mark really well. [And huzzah, we have our own section again. Lovely, isn't it?] Great series. If you're here pondering on whether to start this, do so. You've watched through Naruto, so you can definitely take this on board. It's an excellent series if you give it a chance.