Gintama Manga to Have Announcement on July 4
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
This year's 30th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine will announce on Monday that Hideaki Sorachi's Gintama will have an announcement in the next issue on July 4.
The manga is starting its final arc this year, though Sorachi commented that he himself does not know if the manga will end this year or next.
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 64th volume in Japan on May 2.
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.