Best Gintama Characters

The Top Ten
1 Sakata Gintoki

He is such a legend. Watching him feels like watching myself starring in an anime.

On par with Guts for best character.

He is one of the best anime characters out there because he is not like everyone.

2 Kagura

I liked Kagura from the get-go. She had a character design that stuck with me, and I wanted to sketch her as soon as I saw her. Her childish and sarcastic personality was entertaining, and her strength was riveting to witness.

I love her energy and open personality. She has never once been afraid of expressing herself, and it had almost always been very un-female protagonist-like behavior, which was frankly, a breath of fresh air. She is just a fun little ball of sunshine that I find myself laughing my ass off at or just wanting to so badly reach out and cuddle.

3 Katsura Kotaro

Funniest character in the series, no doubt.

The funniest dude in all of anime ever.

After all, the most memorable quote from the series will always be his: "Zura ja nai, Katsura da!"

4 Hijikata Toshiro

He's an angel. Even though he's a demon towards his subordinates and even Kondo, I felt like he has gone softer because of Gintoki. Hijikata is strong and independent, and he deserves to live a happy life with whoever he loves. I love every episode of him with Gintoki. I love his personality.

So this is what they mean by summoning Hijikata-san in Fate/Grand Order with mayo as his catalyst...

Strong, grumpy, handsome guy in a uniform who's a softy at heart. What's not to love?

5 Okita Sougo

He's so innocent and cute, yet so lethal in battle. He respects Kondo and his sister so much, yet always tries to beat Hijikata and Kagura. It's nice to see a boy who fights back if a girl hits him.

He is funny. A very cute face. A very sadistic one too. He can be serious sometimes.

Never a dull moment with Sougo around. My favorite Shinsengumi guy.

6 Elizabeth

Probably the most loyal and useful pet around.

7 Otose
8 Kamui

I love Kamui. He's so underrated!

9 Sadaharu

Well, I think he is the most reliable and adorable of the Yorozuya family.

10 Kondo Isao

A very underestimated character. He was always funny but could also be epic, one of the best leaders out there and one of the best Gintama characters, a bit like Erwin in funny.

Underestimated character. Funny but could be more epic.

Gorilla is third to Gintoki and Hijikata for me!

The Contenders
11 Takasugi Shinsuke
12 Shimura Shinpachi

One of the most underrated characters both in universe and outside. I don't know why I end up rooting for people like him. He's basically a Krillin: weak, but does everything that he possibly can to help.

13 Tsu Terakado
14 Hasegawa Taizou

Lovable character that you always feel bad for.

15 Tsukuyo
16 Shimura Tae
17 Sarutobi Ayame

She's hilarious, and has a lot of potential in terms of character, but instead she's almost always portrayed doing her antics. Wish Sorachi would show her cooler side as well.

18 Sakamoto Tatsuma

By far my favorite character, he definitely deserves more screen time.

19 Imai Nobume
20 Tokugawa Shigeshige
21 Yagyu Kyubei

Tied favorite for me, but my other favorites are doing so well I gave her the vote. One of the more badass characters in my opinion, and she always brings about hilarious scenes. Interactions with Tojo are 10/10.

22 Hattori Zenzo
23 Yoshida Shouyou

The coolest guy in Gintama... a great teacher and a monster in strength, and he always keeps that smiling face.

24 Taka-Tin
25 Sasaki Isaburo
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