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Gintama Teases 'Surprising' News After Live-Action Film

posted on 2016-09-14 08:25 EDT

This year's 42nd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is reporting on Saturday that for the Gintama franchise, "the next issue will have a huge announcement on ultra-surprising news, after the live-action film adaptation…!?" The magazine already confirmed the 2017 live-action film of Hideaki Sorachi's Gintama manga in July.

Sorachi began the manga in 2004 and it continues to be ranked among the top-selling manga in Japan. Viz Media published the first 23 volumes in English. Shueisha published the manga's 65th volume in Japan in August, and the manga entered its final arc in July.

The manga inspired a television anime that premiered in 2006 and continued (with several extended hiatuses) until 2013. The latest Gintama television anime series premiered in April 2015, and ended in March. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired in Japan. The manga also inspired two anime films, including the "final" Gekijōban Gintama Kanketsu-hen: Yorozuya yo Eien Nare film that opened in 2013, and various OVAs and event anime.


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