'Post-Finale' Gintama Chapter Posted on Official Website
posted on by Kim Morrissy
A "post-finale" chapter for Gintama was posted on its official website on the same day as the manga's "final" chapter launched on June 20. The "post-finale" chapter shows Gintoki and friends humorously commenting on the manga's final chapter and the state of the franchise. It also reveals that Jump's editorial department is seeking messages from fans, which will published in a newspaper advertisement that will be published on August 2.
To submit a message to the editors, simply post a tweet at Jump Editorial's Twitter account (@jump_henshubu) with the hashtag #さよなら銀魂 (Farewell Gintama). Note that the account names of the submissions will be made public, and that not all submissions will be published in the advertisement. Submissions are open from June 20 to July 20.
The advertisement is scheduled to go out on the same day that volume 77, the series' final collected tankōbon volume, and the "last fanbook," titled Kōjien, will ship in Japan.
Hideaki Sorachi began the manga in 2004. The manga ended its run in Weekly Shonen Jump in last year's 42nd issue on September 15 as planned, but Shueisha announced on September 15 that the manga would continue "for a little while longer" in Shueisha's Jump Giga magazine. The manga's run in Jump Giga launched with a 54-page chapter in the magazine's first winter issue on December 28. Gintama ran in Jump Giga for three consecutive issues. The third chapter in Jump Giga announced in February that the manga would continue in the free app. The third "final" chapter launched in the app on June 20.
The manga has inspired several anime series including the latest one that started airing last July, two anime films, various OVAs and event anime, two live-action films, and two live-action net spinoff series. A new anime is "probably" in production.