Gintama Anime Enters 'Shogun Assassination' Arc in December
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The official website for the Gintama television anime series announced on Tuesday that the show will enter the original manga's "Shogun Assassination" story arc beginning on December 2. The website also unveiled a visual for the story arc.
The story arc centers on the aftermath of a failed assassination attempt on the Shogun. With the Shogun vulnerable in Edo, a multi-pronged diversion attempt is created in an effort to transport the Shogun safely from Edo to Kyō. Gintoki serves as one of the body doubles for the Shogun on the land route.
The arc debuted in the manga's 502nd chapter in July 2014, and ended in its 524th chapter.
In addition, the website announced an event in the Ryōgoku Kokugikan in Sumida, Tokyo on March 6, tentatively named "Gintama Hare Matsuri 2016." The staff of the anime opened a website for the event on Tuesday.
Hideaki Sorachi's original Gintama action comedy manga inspired a television anime that premiered in 2006 and then continued with several extended hiatuses. The manga also inspired two movies, including the "final" Gekijōban Gintama Kanketsu-hen: Yorozuya yo Eien Nare film that opened in 2013.