News Gintama Anime Teases 'Important Announcement' Next Week
posted on 2017-03-20 00:45 EDT
The 327th episode of the Gintama. television anime series revealed on Sunday that the next episode will have an important announcement. The next episode airs on March 26. In addition, the episode also noted that "The Battle on Rakuyo Arc that took us into a late night slot, and even into outer space, is nearing its end!"
Chizuru Miyawaki is returning from the fourth Gintama television anime to direct the new series, and Shinji Takeuchi is returning to design the characters and serve as chief animation director. Yoichi Fujita (first three Gintama anime, Gintama: The Movie) is supervising the anime as he did for the fourth anime. The anime is getting new theme songs starting in April.
Hideaki Sorachi began the original 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 67th volume in Japan on December 31, and will publish the 68th volume on April 4. The manga entered its final arc last July.