CHiCO with HoneyWorks, XY Perform Gintama.'s New Theme Songs
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
This year's 14th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine announced on Monday that CHICO with Honeyworks (Ao Haru Ride, Magic Kaito 1412) will perform a new opening theme song for the Gintama. television anime, and XY will perform the series' new ending theme "We Gotta Fight." The songs will debut in the anime in April.
CHICO with Honeyworks performed the opening theme song "Pride Kakumei" for the fourth television anime season of Gintama. XY is debuting this year, and "We Gotta Fight" is the rock group's debut song.
Chizuru Miyawaki is returning from the fourth Gintama. television anime to direct the new series, and Shinji Takeuchi is returning to design the characters and serve as chief animation director. Yumi Nakamura is credited for design. Nami Maniwa and Takayoshi Fukushima are returning as art directors, and Ritsuko Utagawa is returning for color design. Yuki Teramoto is once again director of photography, and Tomomi Suzuki is the CGI director. Takeshi Seyama is in charge of editing. Audio Highs is returning to compose the music, while Katsuyoshi Kobayashi is returning for sound supervision. Shinji Takematsu is the sound director. Yōichi Fujita (first three Gintama. anime, Gintama: The Movie) is supervising the anime as he did for the fourth anime.
Hideaki Sorachi began the original 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 67th volume in Japan on December 31, and the manga entered its final arc in July.