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Gintama's ending song from Ep.14 to Ep.24 is "Mr. Raindrop" by Amplified. It is the only theme which is in English.

Screenshot from the "Mr. Raindrop" ED, showing the English and hiragana subtitles

Screenshot from the "Mr. Raindrop" ED, showing the English and hiragana subtitles

As you can see, the transliteration above the English words is done in hiragana instead of katakana. Since I can't confidently translate hiragana, I wanted to confirm that was this done intentionally for a joke (if yes, can you please explain it) or it was a careless mistake.

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    I have a suspicion that since at the time "MR.RAINDROP" was played in Gintama (July-September 2006), it was broadcasted on weekends' morning/weekdays' evening (i.e. children block), thus they were required to use hiragana instead of katakana for furigana. This is currently only a wild guess though. – Aki Tanaka Aug 1 at 11:55
  • @AkiTanaka yes, that may be possible but I don't think Gintama is for so small children who don't even know the full furigana(w.r.t Japan) the appropriate age is ≥14 who are perhaps fluent in Japanese. – Pj30 Aug 1 at 12:16

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