Gintama's Yorozuya Sneers in Celebration of New Anime For J-World Event
posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Fans aren't the only ones happy about Gintama's unexpected new television anime series- Shueisha's J-World in Tokyo indoor theme park began a Gintama "In Your Face" Face Festival event on December 22, and the main art for the event features Gintoki, Shinpachi, and Kagura with super smug faces. It's no surprise, as last year's film for the franchise was titled Gekijōban Gintama Kanketsu-hen: Yorozuya yo Eien Nare (Final Gintama: The Movie: Be Forever Yorozuya).
The event will feature plenty of Gintama-themed dishes for fans to munch on:
In addition, if a fan collects 5 tickets equalling 1,500 yen (about US$13) at the game stalls, he or she can enter in a lottery to receive a Happi (Japanese garb) with Gintoki's smug face on it. Ten fans will win, and the prizes will be shipped out in late April.
Games visitors can play include a game where the player tries to knock over Justaway cans, a lottery game themed after the Japanese "King Game," and a lotto game where the faces of Yorozuya's members spin around. Prizes include large pin badges, square stickers, mini posters, and and hand fans.
The event is being held from December 22 to April 19. The fourth Gintama TV anime adapting Hideaki Sorachi's Shonen Jump manga will premiere in April.
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