Gintama' is an overrated anime with terrible comedy. Many elitists call it the holy grail of the comedy anime, but truth is, you won't be able to get past the first ten episodes, unless you laugh with the most stupid of the things. -Lupadim
Gintama is considered to be the #5 best anime in MAL. That happens because of the 1/5 rule (your vote will only count if you have watched at least 1/5 of the anime). Soon, One Piece will be the #1 anime in MAL!- Lupadim
Gintama dominates the top ten list on MAL, holding four of it's placements; this was a cause of great dismay towards fans of more popular series such as Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood and Clannad After Story. After years of countless "Gintama shouldn't be listed as #1 Anime" threads posted every day, the manchildren and brats
inhibiting Inhabiting MAL ultimately had their way, pushing Gintama under Fullmetal Alchemist.