Gintama Gets New Event Anime Special in November
posted on 2014-07-15 04:55 EDT by Egan Loo
This year's 34th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is announcing on Saturday that the Gintama anime will return for a one-episode special. This year's Jump Special Anime Festa event tour will debut this "tearful episode."
Jump Special Anime Festa will visit six cities this year: Tokyo on November 9, Sapporo on November 15, Sendai on November 15, Osaka on November 16, Nagoya on November 16, and Fukuoka on November 16. The magazine is holding a random drawing for 6,390 pairs of tickets. The Tokyo stop will include stage events with the voice cast members.
Hideaki Sorachi's Gintama action comedy manga inspired a television anime that premiered in 2006 and continued (with several extended hiatuses) until 2013. It also inspired two movies, including the "final" Gekijōban Gintama Kanketsu-hen: Yorozuya yo Eien Nare film that opened last July. Weekly Shonen Jump's 33rd issue had teased that the manga is celebrating over a decade of serialization with "OOO" (an unrevealed term that can be spelled with three Japanese syllables).