News Gintama Event Video Teases Kamui vs. Gintoki Clash
posted on 2017-03-05 12:40 EST
Sunrise's website for the Gintama Hana Matsuri 2017 (Kari) event began streaming new footage on Sunday. The footage debuted at the event's daytime and evening sessions earlier in the day, but the daytime session could not show the entire footage as planned. To compensate that session's audience members, the website is streaming the entire footage for one week until March 12 at 11:59 p.m. (10:59 a.m. EDT).
Among other plot points for the ongoing anime's Rakuyō Kessen Arc, the footage teases a battle between Kamui and Gintoki.
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. Yoichi 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.