Written and illustrated by Hideaki Sorachi, the series began in December of 2003. Another alternate Edo period where Aline’s have taken over. Gintoki Sakata works as a freelancer with his friends Shinpachi Shimura and Kagura to pay monthly rent. The scifi genre setting was done so Sorachi could add certain character developments in historical settings.
So far the series has been adapted to an OVA by Sunrise and was followed by a full anime series from April 4, 2006 to March 25, 2010. A sequel has also been made for the anime series as well as two animated feature films. A set if light novels and video games have also been adapted for the series. As of 2013, 44 million volumes have been sold of the manga series. At various times the anime has been in the Top Ten of the respective media.
Why I chose this anime: A funny series, I absolutely love Gin as a character. His facial expressions are great.