Gintama, Battle Spirits Anime Collaborate on TV Ads
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The Gintama and Battle Spirits television anime franchises will collaborate on a series of television commercials. The commercials will air at the end of each Gintama episode, and before the beginning of the current Battle Spirits Burning Soul anime, each week in November on TV Tokyo. The ads start on Wednesday and continue on November 11, 18, and 25.
Each week's commercial will feature a new story. The first commercial will feature Gintoki and the rest of Yorozuya following a target, while the heat from the sunlight makes them tired. Unable to stand the heat, Gintoki steals Kagura's parasol, and Kagura collapses from heatstroke. She is hospitalized, and the Yorozuya can't find a way for her to get better.
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.
The show airs every Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. JST on TV Tokyo.Crunchyroll is currently streaming the newest anime, which premiered on April 8. The series is entering its "Shogun Assassination" arc on December 2.
The Battle Spirits anime franchise launched with the 50-episode Battle Spirits: Shōnen Toppa Bashin series on September 7, 2008. The anime adapted Bandai's original trading card game, in which cards represent dragons, demons, birds, insects, and other spirits that the players can control in battles. Bandai imported the game to America in 2009.
The show airs every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. JST on TV Tokyo. The current season, titled Battle Spirits Burning Soul, premiered in Japan on April 1.