Gintama Gets New Event Anime Special in November
posted on 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).