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Gin Tama

It’s samurai vs. aliens in Shonen Jump’s wackiest adventure!

Created by Hideaki Sorachi | MoreLess about Gin Tama

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 Gintoki “Gin” Sakata do to make ends meet? Take any odd job that comes his way, even if it means losing his dignity.

Hideaki Sorachi was born on May 25, 1979, and grew up in Hokkaido, Japan. His series Gin Tama became a huge hit when it began running in the pages of Japan’s Weekly Shonen Jump in 2004. A Gin Tama animated series followed soon after, premiering on Japanese TV in April 2006. Sorachi made his manga debut with the one-shot story “Dandelion,” which is included in volume 1 of the Gin Tama graphic novels.

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Gin Tama, Vol. 1

Nobody with Naturally Wavy Hair Can Be That Bad

Sleazy alien moneylenders, monsters on the rampage, and a ticking time bomb may all be in a day's work for Gin, but a drop in his blood sugar level means trouble for everyone!

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