- An ongoing manga series in Japan--17 volumes released and over 13 million copies sold in Japan to date - Each volume is a top ten selling manga title in Japan upon release. - 2.7 million copies sold in Japan in its first year (2004)--Vol. 1 through 4 - Gin Tama anime currently running on TV Tokyo. - Sorachi made his manga debut with the one-shot story DANDELION, which is included in volume 1 of the GIN TAMA graphic novel. - Previewed and promoted in VIZ Media's Shonen Jump magazine. - Originally serialized in Japan's manga anthology Weekly Shonen Jump. - Official Japanese Website http: //annex.s-manga.net/gintama/main.html - Translated into Korean and Chinese The samurai didn't stand a chance. First, the aliens invaded Japan. Next, they took all the jobs. And then they confiscated everyone's swords. So what does a hotheaded former samurai like Sakata "Gin" Gintoki do to make ends meet? Take any odd job that comes his way, even if it means losing his dignity.
Yoruzuya Hit List (Exploding Targets): 1. The Shinsegumi elite police and Gin (innocent bystander). 2. Chief Kondo and Gin's new workplace (during their shift). 3. Human shields named Kondo, Yamazaki, and Gin. 4. The special New Year's issue of Shonen Jump magazine and Gin. 5. Gin's apartment (more than once). 6. Fireworks and...not Gin. Plus, the secret identity of famed monster hunter Umi Bozu revealed at last