Items featured in Gintama

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The items featured in the Gintama manga and anime series combine traditional Japanese items and modern or even sci-fi contraptions.[1]

Examples of traditional or historic items are traditional Japanese architecture (with washiki-style rooms using tatami mats and futon), katanas, ninjas, kimono dress code and chonmage hair-style.

Examples of sci-fi contraptions include flying ships (shaped externally like sea-faring variety) that can traverse through the galaxy, Oedo's terminal station for the aforementioned flying ships, modern military weapons such as tanks, helicopters, bazookas, amazingly life-like androids that perform the work of domestic helpers (some intelligent enough to stage a coup d'etat, such as No.502).



Justaway ジャスタウェイ is a merchandise-line of dull looking figurines created by Banzou. In truth these small toys are actually destructive bombs that Banzou sells to the Jouishishi without attracting the attention of the Shinsengumi as they only appear to be harmless toys.
Since their first appearance Justaways have made numerous cameo appearances in Gintama including as keychains, wind chimes, on mayonnaise bottles, on men's briefs, on snacks packaging or simply popping out of nowhere whenever a comical explosion occurs.
A Justaway wind chime
Justaway found in food, here in a pot of stew
Justaway stew
Justaway found in bread bought from bakeries
Justaway bread
Justaway as an animated alarm clock
Justaway alarm clock
Justaway as household goods being thrown all over the place
Justaway household goods
The Justtank was created by the Evil Organization in order to take over Edo. It was powered by 24 stolen Soopah-Powahverification/corroboration needed

Batteries, one battery alone can power a single spaceship but 24 made the Justtank quite powerful as the batteries were used to power the Justtank's most fearsome weapon, the legendary Neo Armstrong Jet Cyclone Cannon.

The Justtank, equipped with the Neo Armstrong Jet Cyclone Cannon
Used by Katsura Kotarou. A round metal ball with a digital counter on it above a few buttons, this is the typical explosive used by Katsura in his Joui activities. Despite being quite liberal with these devices early in the series, as Katsura became less extreme in his methods, he tended to use them less to avoid innocent casualties, as shown in Episode ? when he decided against blowing up an exclusive Amanto-only restaurant.
Katsura Kotarou's time bomb

Chemical Weapons

Tamatebako G is a chemical weapon developed by Otohime of the Dragon Palace. It resembles a jewelry box that can emit gas that causes aging in human beings.
玉手箱G Tamatebako G carried by flying turtle-shaped warships
天元寿老砲 Tengen Jurou Hou
Missile vaccine

Kochikame-related weapons

A virus that causes the victim's eyes to go blank and to grow a bushy "m" shaped unibrow. Anyone afflicted in this manner and will attack others, spreading the virus. Other than the violent behaviour toward the uninfected, the people with the virus will typically act like useless old men, taking up residence in pachinko parlours, bars and other establishments where stereotypical old men tend to hang out. This is a spoof of the main character 両津勘吉 Ryotsu Kankichi in the Kochikame series.
RYO-II (virus)
The vaccine that will reverse the effects of the RYO-II virus ny the name of B-超5963 Buchou Gokurousan. This is a spoof of the catchphrase often uttered by the Kochikame main character Ryotsu Kankichi.verification/corroboration needed
RYO-II Vaccine called B-超5963 Buchou Gokurousan.
B-超5963 Buchou Gokurousan (vaccine)
莫迦門 Bakamon - the weapon that fires that vaccine

Shooting Devices

Used by Kagura, this is a seemingly plain olden style umbrella. Kagura's umbrella both protects her from rain and the sun on her supposedly sensitive skin (She claims its just what the producers say) It is also her primary weapon in combat as she uses it for both melee combat and fires in like a machine gun with the stem of the umbrella acting as the barrel. At one point Hiraga Gengai upgraded to umbrella to fire a powerful energy shot, but the umbrella required recharging after only one round. It becomes a temporary soy-sauce dispenser while charging. This function has seemingly never arisen again since.
Kagura's machine-gun umbrella
Used by Shinsengumi members, most often by Okita Sougo. Oddly enough, despite being considered the best swordsman in the Shinsengumi, Okita posesses a strange habit of producing a bazooka from nowhere and firing it. As many of these weapons have appeared in the hands of the Shinsengumi, it would appear they are the standard artillery for the group.
Shinsengumi bazooka

Neo Armstrong Cyclone Jet Armstrong Cannon

The Neo Armstrong Cyclone Jet Armstrong Cannon's (ネオアームストロングサイクロンジェットアームストロング砲) first appearance is in Episode 38 as Gintoki and Kagura's snow structure. Then later in Episode 57 as the legendary weapon powered by Soopah-Powah Batteries. It was just porn ( Admitted by Gintoki and Kagura later.)verification/corroboration needed
The Neo Armstrong Cyclone Jet Armstrong Cannon attached to the Justtank.
蝮Z Mamushi Z laser beam Episode 31
SOL 740 (stalker punishment laser beam) Episode 62



verify: , clean up, cite/source direct copy from Wikipedia~~Gin-san (Talk) 21:01, June 14, 2010 (UTC)

Used by Sakata Gintoki, this is a Bokutō or a wooden katana, Gintoki's regularly used sword. His main weapon of choice is a bokuto with the words "Lake Toya" inscribed on it. Supposedly, Gin bought the sword in Lake Toya during a class trip. In reality, the bokuto he wields is a Hoshikudaki (星砕, lit. star destroyer?), a bokuto created from a ten-thousand year old tree from another planet that cuts through anything. Whenever one breaks or is stolen, Gin replaces it by purchasing it through a TV shopping program, asking them to inscribe "Lake Toya" on it prior to delivery, therefore replacing his old sword.[12] Using this sword, he is often seen cutting, smashing and basically destroying all kinds of strong objects such as a metal cannon. Toyako's true appeareance is a parody of Zangetsu from Bleach. It was modified by Hiraga Gengai in Episode ? to dispense soy-sauce, which Gintoki only found out while they were on the run on Gengai's caterpillar-track vehicle from the robot maids.
Toyako bokutou
(Lake Toya wooden sword)
Katanas used by Shinsengumi
Muramasha cursed sword
長船 Osafune Mark II
菊一文字 Kiku-ichimonji RZ-78
虎徹 Kotetsu Z-II
(read as 'Z-Second')
Used by Hijikata Toushirou, this sword, borrowed from the swordsmith while his own sword is being repaired, is possessed by the vengeful spirit of an Otaku. When first aquiring this sword, Hijikata underwent a transformation into the spineless otaku "Tosshi" When the Shinsengumi was in danger, he finally overcame the curse and helped save Shinsengumi from being destroyed by Kiheitai. Despite overcoming the curse, Hijikata occasionally suffers some of the side effects. The otaku spirit is finally laid to rest in Episode ? of the Otsuu Fan Club Chapter. Used by Yamazaki Sagaru, he was quite proud of this sword. Used by Okita Sougo, this sword had a built in MP3 player and made a much deeper bass note when swung than other swords.verify: it says bass sounds diff, not deeper? Used by Kondou Isao, this sword had a hair-removing roller attachment. Feeling outdone, Okita asked to try out the sword, only to end up snapping it against a rock. This sword is named as such because the real life person Kondou is based off supposedly wielded a fake Kotetsu sword.

His current sword is the second Kotetsu, an earlier predecessor of the same name broke when he was dealing with Hiraga Gengai's robot coup d'etat in Episode 17 and he complained that he had not even finished paying off the instalments.

Murata swords
Made by Murata Tetsuya and used by Okada Nizou. A bio-mechanical sword that collects data and learns as it fights. Previously suspected of being a demon sword, it is just highly advanced technologically. After being used by Okada Nizou for some time, it eventually fused with him, robbing him of his sanity and turning him into a living weapon. Despite being able to destroy several Joui faction ships with this blade, Benizakura was eventually beaten by Gintoki wielding the sword made by Murata Tetsuko.
Benizakura bio-mechanical sword
Benizakura bio-mechanical sword being manufactured within a fluid-filled containment unit
Used by Sakata Gintoki. A katana forged by Tetsuko, it looks fairly standard except for the ornate guard shaped like a dragon coiled just above the hilt. The fact that the coiled dragon looks like the typical Japanese depiction of faeces is something Tetsuko is quite aware and seemingly embarassed about as she struck Gintoki for saying it before he had even finished his sentence in Episode 61.
Nameless katana made by Murata Tetsuko.


三郎 Saburou

Mobile Suits

Commissioned by Katsura Kotarou and seen only in Episode JUMP FESTA (partly re-telecast as Episode 125), this is the mobile suit that Katsura used to gate-crash Shinsengumi's sakura-blossom party but which was destroyed by Sakata Gintoki using his bokutou. In real-life, the designer for this mecha unit was listed as 大河原 邦男 Okawara Kunio in the ending credits. Okawara Kunio is the mecha designer for Mobile Suit Gundam.
MS (mobile suit) purpose-made for Katsura Kotarou, by the name of MS Zura.


A number of very advanced androids that resemble human beings externally were featured in Gintama, click on the link below for more details:

Tama mug.png
502 mug.png
Tama 卵 No.502 伍丸弐號 No.305 参丸伍號 No.307 参丸七號


Used by both the conventional policemen called doushin and Shinsengumi, when these police patrol cars appeared in Episode 22, driven by Gintoki as a getaway car, it was able to turn into a flying vehicle that can float above building facades. However, thus far, it has not flew in the hands of Shinsengumi members.
Flying police patrol car

when Shogun visited Snack Smile, tanks and helicopters appeared
Used primarily by Sakata Gintoki, but driven illegally by Kagura in Episode 97 (she is underaged). Originally a simple motor scooter, Hiraga Gengai modified it with several functions including a booster and the ability to fly, although the final function drains the battery very quickly, only allowing it to stay airborne for about a minute.
Gintoki's white Vespa scooter
(after modification by Gengai)
Driven by Hiraga Gengai, it is equipped with a turret, Gengai described it as a "Man's machine" compared to the android maids which it flattened quite easily. Gengai had a CD on hand which when fed into Tama played the theme from Rocky, however, this may not be limited to the Caterpillar vehicle.
Gengai's caterpillar-track off-road vehicle
Sakamoto's Space Shuttle look-alike spaceship which ran out of gas and crashed into Yorozuya Episode 30


strawberry milk - Gintoki's favourite drink. It was also the key to transforming Sadaharu into his Inugami form as it combined the two ingredients for this to occur.
strawberry milk - Gintoki's favourite drink
Parfait - A delicious sundae-like dessert, the spilling of which led to Sakata Gintoki and Shimura Shinpachi's first meeting. While attempting to create Sushi, Gintoki somehow ended up making a chocolate parfait, despite starting with none of the necessary ingredients.
Parfait that Gintoki made in Episode 120 when they were supposed to be making sushi in Hasegawa's sushi shop.
Uji-Gintoki-don - Another one of Gintoki's favourite snack, or rather meal, comprising a bowl of plain boiled rice with a massive heap of (very) sweet red-bean topping.
Uji-Gintoki-don 宇治銀時ドン, a bowl of boiled plain rice with a massive heap of sweet red-bean topping. Here it appeared in Episode 48 as a counter-part to the Hijikata Special.
Other than rice, the other food item that Kagura can't get enough of is sourish-tasting snack made from strips of seaweed. When Kagura become semi-unconscious from dueling with the alien in Episode ?, Gintoki pretended to eat her box of sukonbu, whereupon she was immediately fired up and punched everyone off, making them fly off in different directions.
Kagura's favourite snack sukonbu, a sourish-tasting seaweed strips.

tamago yaki / 'Dark matter' - The only thing Shimura Tae claims to be able to cook is this dish called tamagoyaki, literally fried egg. This dish whose appearance has been likened to a coal briquette has caused poisoning and even memory loss at different points during the series. In Episode 193 she attributed her limited culinary repertory to a lack of opportunity to learn from her mother, who passed away early.
Shimura Tae's tamago yaki
A "safer" alternative to Otae's tamago yaki is the dish tamagokakegohan, literally (raw) egg poured over rice. It only requires cooked rice and some soy sauce if preferred. Kagura loves it so much she "cooks" it everyday when it was her turn to do the cooking in Episode 193.
Bargain Dash - a brand of Ice cream that is the favourite of Shimura Tae. Name is a spoof of Häagen-Dazs ice cream in real world.
Bargain Dash


Chips & trading cards
The Shinsengumi sausage is a handy Shinsengumi food staple that Yamazaki says he always equipped himself with whenever out on missions. Many other Shinsengumi members have been spotted with it too, including Commander Kondou Isao, Vice-Commander Hijikata Toushirou, as well as First Division Captain Okita Sougo.
The ubiquitous Shinsengumi sausage that Yamazaki Sagaru swears by.
Real-life Shinsengumi sausage sold in conjunction with Jump Festa 2011.
Dishes drowned in mayonaise - A favourite of the Demonic Vice-Commander Hijikata Toushirou, he puts it on everything and has even used a lighter and bazooka shaped like mayo containers. This more often than not repulses everyone around him. At a local restaurant, his regular meal is smothered in mayonaise and is dubbed the "Hijikata special". Other people less enamoured of it called it "Dog Food".
mayonaise-heaped noodles? rice? called "Hijikata Special"

nmaibo - Food sticks that are a parody of a popular Japanese corn snack, Katsura Kotarou claims to eat them constantly as their compact nature and long shelf life make them perfect for life on the run. Whilst being interviewed for Television, it was revealed that not only him, but several members of the Joui faction had these food sticks. Katsura, quite strangely, was capable of using a dried out Nmaibo to create a smokescreen to escape the Shinsengumi.
Top: Nmaibo corn-potash flavour
Middle: Nmaibo salami flavour
Bottom: Nmaibo chocolate flavour

Books and Multimedia

The books and multimedia listed in this section are fictional and should not be confused with the real-life merchandise shown on Merchandise page and sub-pages.


Used by their beloved sensei Yoshida Shouyou when he was teaching them in their childhood years, this textbook was much treasured by the 3 childhood friends Sakata Gintoki, Katsura Kotarou and Takasugi Shinsuke. Though Gintoki claimed to have discarded it after spilling ramen soup on it, both Katsura and Takasugi still carried it with them wherever they went. The textbooks were found to have saved Katsura from Okada Nizou's fatal blow later, while Takasugi was saved by the same book from Katsura's blow.
School textbook used by Yoshida Shouyou sensei in his teaching of Sakata Gintoki, Katsura Kotarou and Takasugi Shinsuke in their youth.

Gintaman ギンタマン

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The logo of the Gintaman anime

Gintaman ギンタマン is a fictional manga series in the world of Gintama written by Amachi and edited by Konishi. It is published in the Gintama version of Weekly Shounen JUMP.

Gintaman's main characters: Gintaman (center) and Pattsuan (right) and Gurako with Sadaharu look-alike (left)

The manga is very similar to the storyline of Gintama, although with a few alterations such as the setting, animation and character design. In fact the characters all directly resemble the characters from Gintama, but with different clothing and facial features.

After Amachi and Konishi met Gintoki the manga took on a more Dragon Ball-like quality, and the manga coined the phrase "Dondake!" which helped to make it famous, and later on the manga received an anime adaptation.verification/corroboration needed

Some time later, Gintaman seemingly returned to its original format, but with ratings going down, Gintoki once again helped revitalise it, introducing Ginta's childhood friend who is a single mother, twin, basketball playing Amanto from the Planet big breasts.

Gintaman's redesigned look as a parody of Dragon Ball

Fake DVD

A number of DVD covers purportedly of the Gintama anime series were shown near the end of each season, but all of them were non-existent. The covers are possibly a spoof of the numerous non-official publications that have proliferated for this series. The real-life DVD jackets can be seen here.

Fake DVD cover shown in Episode 92 Fake DVD cover shown in Episode 145 Fake DVD cover shown in Episode 150? with a promotional tagline for the Benizakura Movie.

Manga Magazine

A number of fake Weekly Jump magazines were featured in Gintama periodically, with the cover art spoofing some real-life manga series.

Fake Jump magazine that Hattori Zenzou was reading in Episode 178, cover art is showing TakathinMan, who bears a strong resemblance to Takatin. Fake shown in Episode 62 Fake shown in Episode ?

Porn-related paraphernalia

Porn mag discarded by Gintoki.
Porn mag discarded by Gintoki.
Porn tape smuggled in by Gintoki in Episode 87. The title ナースの花ビラビラ na-su no hana bira bira (literally Nurse's flower a-fluttering) is a spoof of a real-life porn dvd title ナースの花ビラ na-su no hana bira (Nurse's flower villa?).
Porn tape smuggled in by Gintoki in Episode 87


Ladies underwear

Shimura Tae suffered a series of underwear thefts ...
one of Shimura Tae's panties

Men's briefs

Nobunaga's western style briefs
Nobunaga's western style briefs
Hideyoshi's stained loose fitting briefs
Hideyoshi's stained loose fitting briefs
Mitsuhide's good fitting briefs
Mitsuhide's good fitting briefs

Tokugawa Ieyasu's boxers with family crest
Tokugawa Ieyasu's boxers with family crest
Hasegawa Taizou's suit - An old ragged suitverify: -is it?

bought for him by his wife for his first day of work, after disgracing himself, his wife went to apologise to his employer for him. Seeing this, Hasegawa shredded his own suit and went with her. It has since been fixed, but is distinctly ill fitting.

Hasegawa's suit


Shinpachi's Glasses - Plain, wire frame glasses. One of the many things that makes Shinpachi undeniably plain. According to Episode 126, they make up 95% of what is Shinpachi.
Shinpachi's Glasses
Hasegawa Taizou's Sunglasses - Supposedly they make up everything he is. The only expensive thing he had left after he was fired. According to the "Spouzer" Kamenashi had, when Hasegawa puts on Kamenashi's sunglasses, his fighting powers are over 600k. (k is for konbu, meaning kelp), but once the glasses are removed, his powers dropped to 1k.
Hasegawa's Sunglasses

Sachan's glasses - Sarutobi Ayame's red, horn rimmed glasses, when she loses them she can barely see two feet in front of her.
Sacchan's glasses.
Top: Her regular version
Middle: Hiraga Gengai-modified version that shoots laser
Bottom: Same modified version that can transform her into a super-winged warrior
Spouzer - A parody of the Scouter in Dragonball Z, it measures male power levels in K units (K stands for konbu, meaning kelp) and female power in O units (O stands for Oppai meaning boobs). The average K points for humans is 360, O is something "cuter" used to measure girls, so it is presumably measured on the same scale just with a different name. In Episode 117, Kamenashi used the spouzer to determine that Shimura Shinpachi has 362-K, Hasegawa Taizou has 654-K with sunglasses and 1-k without them, and Yagyuu Kyuubei has 7930-O. Kagura's could not be determined due to interference from the now-aged Gintoki and Katsura standing nearby.

Game Consoles

Bentendo's Owee game console - A console which is a parody of the Nintendo Wii. It was in high demand and Gintoki, Shinpachi, Kagura and Katsura had to take on the Shinsengumi in a gaming battle in order to win one. The Store Manager when the console was released was a parody on the Narrator from G Gundam.verification/corroboration needed

One of the game titles is 信長のゲボエ nobunaga no geboe aka "Nobunaga's Vomit", a Tetris-like game. It is also the preferred game console of the bee citizens from Planet Royal Pudding in Episode 185.

Bentendo Owee game console
Bentendo Owee's game title "Nobunaga's Vomit"
ZBox game console - game titles? It is the preferred game console of the bee citizens from Planet Royal Yoghurt in Episode 185.
ZBox game console
QS3 game console - game titles? It is the preferred game console of the bee citizens from Planet Royal Jelly in Episode 185.
QS3 game console
QSP portable game console is the preferred game console of the 2 Queen Bees of Planet Royal Jelly and Planet Royal Yoghurt.
QSP portable game console
The desktop console for mounting Tama's head after Professor Hayashi was destroyed and only Tama's head was salvaged back, without any memories left except for the entry on "Samurai". The brand name is shown as "Gengai Gintendo", probably an alluding to the fact that it was made by Hiraga Gengai, Edo's number 1 inventor. The console bears a striking resemblance to Nintendo's 1980s video game console called the "Famicom" (short for Family Computer) but known as the NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) in the US.
Gengai Gintendo game console with Tama's head mounted.
Zura's favourite, albeit seriously outdated, game console, popular in the 1980s. He tried to buy it when others were queuing up for the Bentendo Owee.
Super outdated game console Famicom


Atlus Neo - hair growth solution featured in 30-minute hair commercial starring Umibouzu in Episode 96. When this product is ordered through the hot-line displayed in the commercial, it comes with a free-gift key-chain/handphone strap with an umbrella design similar to Umibouzu's.
Atlus Neo - hair growth solution
Atlus Neo handphone strap free gift

Electronic Devices

A device that can apparently read doggy thoughts, and purportedly translated Sadaharu's thoughts when he was off his food in Episode ??
Doggy language translator

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