This is a guide to help find a specific arc. Even if it sounds boring or ridiculous, you should still check it out! A lot more happens than what the descriptions suggest.
The anime-ordered list contains stories which took at least 2 episodes.
The manga-ordered list contains stories which took at least 3 chapters.
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Gintoki gets into an accident while going out to buy JUMP, losing his memories in the process. Shinpachi and Kagura try to help him remember who he is, but will they succeed...?
Cat ears are the rage in the Otsu Fanclub, but Shinpachi won't take it. That is, until he helps a girl in trouble on the train, who wants to date him in return. Parodies the Train Man
An alien has escaped to Earth, and the Legendary Space Sweeper Umibozu has arrived to eliminate it. Kagura seems to know who he is...
Gintoki finds a baby left outside the Yorozuya. The baby's hair and eyes closely resembles our idiotic samurai... but Gintoki knows nothing! Does the child really belong to him!?
A mother wakes up the Yorozuya, requesting help to find her son who might've gotten into some trouble. With only a photo and a name, these clues lead them to Kabukicho's Host Club.
has targeted Katsura. Elizabeth's come to ask for help, while Gintoki accepts a job from a blacksmith to recover a katana for them. Somehow, even Takasugi's involved...?
While throwing out garbage, Gintoki discovers a talking severed head that is revealed to be a part of a robotic maid. It's a part of some project, and there are others seeking to obtain it.
Kondo is being put through an arranged marriage... to a gorilla!? The Shinsengumi are pleading to Otae for help, but an old friend of Otae's returns to claim her as his bride instead...
A detective (who considers himself "hardboiled") and his apprentice have been trying to catch an elusive thief for a long time. Here comes the Yorozuya to help!
Sogo's motherly sister comes to visit and tells him she's finally getting married even though she's in poor health. But Hijikata finds out that her fianceé might be involved with something...
Hasegawa phones Hatsu about his new job and wishes to live together again, but he hears another man and Hatsu is forced to hang up. Hasegawa gets into some trouble and is arrested...
The OWee game console is releasing and the line-ups are huge. The Yorozuya and the Shinsengumi have their own reasons for buying one, but stocks are limited. Parodies the Nintendo Wii
Hijikata receives a cursed sword that causes him to act strange, putting his position in danger. Ito returns to the Shinsengumi to push it forward, but Hijikata suspects something's wrong.
group asks the Yorozuya to get the boss's son out of the warehouse where he has been hiding for years. The boss just wants to see him, knowing there is little time left...
While on watching duty at the beach, the Yorozuya helps a turtle Amanto, and in return he offers to take them to the Palace of the Dragon God, Ryugujo. Parodies Urashima Taro
The TV's talking about alien abduction and Shinpachi finds out that he's a victim. Recalling that the aliens were fans of a PSP game, they're off to find them! Parodies Monster Hunter
After telling the Otsu fanclub that the only girl for them is Otsu, Shinpachi receives a letter in a bottle asking him if it was fate that brought them together. What to do? Reply back!
There isn't much time for Kintaro and his owner, but they are forced to be apart. Kagura and Katsura overhears and wants to help reunite them. But there's more to it than they realize...!
Otose gives the gang a break and sends them to the mountains to enjoy an inn that belongs to an old friend. But isn't it a little... haunted? And the bus isn't coming back anytime soon...
Yoshiwara in Flames
Yoshiwara is an underground red-light district governed by different laws. Gintoki bumps into a pickpocketting kid who needs money to buy a woman who he thinks is his mother...
Shinsengumi Death Game
Hijikata and Sogo wake up to find out they're involved in a game where they have 72 hours to decide: sacrifice the other to save the Shinsengumi HQ from a bomb or let it explode?
Gintoki goes for a haircut at a barber. While waiting, Kagura tells the barber that he's missing a volume of manga, causing him to dash out to buy it. Who will take care of the shop now?
Otsu announces a competition to be her official fanclub, and at the same time Shinpachi's members are leaving for another fanclub. The rivaling fanclub appears to be lead by... Tosshi?
Tama gets infected by a virus. To delete this virus in time, Gengai suggests that the Yorozuya defeat it... from the inside-out! Welcome to Tama Quest! Parodies Dragon Quest
With Yoshiwara liberated, crime has increased. Illegal trades are being made. Tsukuyo has only one lead to an entity behind it: a spider tattoo. Gintoki and the others return to Yoshiwara.
After the second character poll, some characters aren't taking the results very well. There's someone out there who wants to alter the results by taking out the higher-ranked characters!
Okita is attacked by a girl who claims that her father was murdered by him during the Rokkaku massacre years ago. The incident is brought back to the surface to find the truth.
Kabukicho Stray Cat
A lot of wild cats are roaming the streets, so the Yorozuya is on the lookout for Kabukicho's top cat, Hoichi. While they secretly watch, Gintoki suddenly disappears without a trace...
Ketsuno Ana has been giving many wrong weather forecasts. The media is angry. Though she's sad, all she can do is smile. Gintoki bumps into her and is determined to help his goddess!
Kagura writes a letter to her father and also ends up asking why Santa never visits. Umibozu takes some time off to surprise her as Santa, but he isn't the only one!
This is Gintama... 2 years later.
When Sacchan's glasses are accidentally broken by Gintoki, she happily accepts a random pair from him that doesn't help. After failing her tasks, Zenzo warns her of the ruthless Shimatsuya.
Kabukicho Four Devas
Gintoki is attacked by a warrior seeking Kabukicho's strongest. Quickly defeated, the warrior instantly accepts Gintoki, but is that all? Meanwhile, the four powers of Kabukicho gather...
The Yagyu family is ordered to train a mischievous pet monkey for the shogun's relative. But there's one problem first: the monkey doesn't seem to have a name yet.
In a place that offers "Jail Play" entertainment, the Yorozuya are asked to apprehend a non-paying pervert. But doing such a thing somehow lands Gintoki a place in the slammers!
Did Shinpachi finally score a girlfriend? Or did Shinpachi walk into a dream that he needs to be waken out of?
A message saying "Please don't look for me" was left behind in Elizabeth's room. Katsura and Gintoki work together, but the mystery around Elizabeth's origin only continues to thicken...
Matsudaira suggests a vacation for the hard-working Shinsengumi! With the weather so cold, there's only one thing to do!
Let's drink away the year's woes at the Year-End party! The next morning, Gintoki wakes up with a hangover and finds himself in a... strange bedroom...
Kyoshiro has already called it quits knowing that a return visit of a mysterious lady spelled disaster for Kabukicho. To fight back and take her down, the best hosts of the town are here!
Sasaki Tetsunosuke is a new retainer sent to the Shinsengumi by the elite Sasaki family. He needs to be trained out of his gangster lifestyle unharmed. Who are the people in white?
Gintoki returns after being away for a while only to find... a straight-permed version of himself?
Courtesan of a Nation (Ikkoku Keisei)
The legendary courtesan, Suzuran. Though she has little time left, she continues to wait. In their search for the one customer who pledged love with her in the past, Gintoki and company obtain information that the customer is the previous Shogun...
School of Beam Saber
Moving towards reviving the dojo that her father left behind, Otae reunites with a former instructor who had previously gone missing. But is this person, who mastered a new sci-fi sword style, hiding a grave secret that can affect the Earth's existence!?