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Gintama Creator Draws Special Illustration for Magazine Bonus Booklet

posted on by Jennifer Sherman

This year's special oversized 15th issue of Shueisha's Margaret magazine will bundle the "Gintama x Margaret Combined Extra Issue Rare Book" on July 5. The cover of the 52-page booklet reveals that the theme involves characters partaking in festival revelry related to the upcoming film.

Gintama manga creator Hideaki Sorachi is providing a special illustration of Yorozuya members in shōjo manga style and providing comments for the booklet. Here is a pixelated teaser version of an illustration from Sorachi:

Gintama fans and shōjo manga artists Moe Wakanishi, Momoko Kōda, Mikko Komori, Mika Satonaka, Miyoshi Tomori, Minami Mizuno, and Suu Morishita are contributing tribute illustrations. The booklet will feature the series' rhinoceros beetle-hunting manga. Masaki Suda, who plays Shinpachi Shimura in the upcoming live-action film will also have gravure photos and an interview in the booklet.

The live-action Gintama film will open in Japan on July 14. The film is also inspiring a live-action net show that will debut on Docomo's dTV streaming service on July 15, one day after the film's opening in Japan.

Source: Comic Natalie


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