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Crunchyroll Adds English-Dubbed Episodes of Gintama

posted on by Karen Ressler
New episodes of 2015 series to be added weekly

Crunchyroll added episodes 226-278 of the Gintama anime with an English dub on Wednesday. An additional 12 episodes will be added every Wednesday in February.

The cast includes:

Crunchyroll announced in July that it would dub and release anime, including Gintama, on Blu-ray Disc on DVD. Funimation and Crunchyroll announced in September that Funimation will handle Crunchyroll's home video distribution, though the companies have not confirmed whether or not Funimation will release Gintama.

The first anime series premiered in 2006 and continued (with several extended hiatuses) until 2013. The series Crunchyroll is premiering dubbed began in April 2015 and ran for 51 episodes. Crunchyroll streamed the series with English subtitles as it aired in Japan.

A new Gintama anime premiered in January, and Crunchyroll is streaming the series as it airs. 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. a live-action film is slated to open in July.

Hideaki Sorachi began the manga in 2004 and it entered its final arc in July. Viz Media published the first 23 volumes in English.

Thanks to Rukiia for the news tip.

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