Interest Gintama Manga Gets 1st Exhibition in Tokyo This Winter
posted on 2016-10-31 00:30 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
This year's 48th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that Hideaki Sorachi's Gintama manga is getting its first exhibition. The exhibition is titled "Rensai Kanketsu Sunzen Dai Gintama-ten: Tsuke ga Mawaru Mae ni Ketsu wo Fuke" (Big Gintama Exhibition On The Verge of the End of its Serialization: Wipe Your Butt Before You Pay the Consequences).
The 47th issue of Weekly Shonen Jump had teased last week that the 48th issue would have a "big announcement" for Gintama.
The exhibition is being held at Tokyo's Akihabara UDX from December 23 through January 9. Sorachi drew the main visual for the exhibition (pictured above).
The exhibition will include more than 180 pieces of original artwork for Gintama, and will also screen a video. Fans can also vote on the exhibition's website for their favorite chapter of the manga. Those who purchase tickets in advance for the exhibition will receive a T-shirt with the character "Ore" (masculine "I") that Sorachi's gorilla "self portrait" wears, a coat hanger with an image of Sorachi's gorilla "self portrait," and a key chain of the "Patriot" that appears in the manga. Tickets go on sale on November 5.
Weekly Shonen Jump had announced last month that Gintama is getting a new television anime series. The manga is also inspiring a live-action film adaptation starring Shun Oguri, and directed by Yūichi Fukuda (live-action HK/Hentai Kamen, Mr. Nietzsche in the Convenience Store). The film opens in Japan in 2017. The original manga entered its final arc in July.
Source: Comic Natalie
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