Gintama Manga Gets New TV Anime Series
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
This year's 43rd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is announcing on Monday that Hideaki Sorachi's Gintama manga will get a new television anime series on TV Tokyo. The magazine also teases the climax to the final story arc. Future issues of Weekly Shonen Jump will announce the broadcast schedule and other details.
The previous issue of Weekly Shonen Jump had hinted at "surprising news" for the franchise in the next issue.
Sorachi began the manga in 2004 and it continues to be ranked among the top-selling manga in Japan. Viz Media published the first 23 volumes in English. Shueisha published the manga's 65th volume in Japan in August, and the manga entered its final arc in July.
The manga inspired a television anime that premiered in 2006 and continued (with several extended hiatuses) until 2013. The latest Gintama television anime series premiered in April 2015, and ended in March. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired in Japan. The manga also inspired two anime films, including the "final" Gekijōban Gintama Kanketsu-hen: Yorozuya yo Eien Nare film that opened in 2013, and various OVAs and event anime.
The manga is inspiring a live-action film adaptation starring Shun Oguri, and directed by Yūichi Fukuda (live-action HK/Hentai Kamen, Mr. Nietzsche in the Convenience Store). The film opens in Japan in 2017.