Gintama Season 4 Adapts Manga's 'Silver Soul' Final Arc (Updated)

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DISH//, Burnout Syndromes to perform new opening, ending theme songs starting in January

This year's 51st issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that the Gintama Season 4 anime will enter the manga's "Gin no Tamashii" (Silver Soul) arc, the manga's final arc that began in July 2016. The title of the arc is a reference to the anime and manga's title, which uses the same characters but with different readings. The new arc will start in January.

The new arc will also get new opening and ending theme songs. DISH// will perform the new opening song "Katte ni My Soul." Burnout Syndromes will perform the new ending theme song "Hana Ichi Monme."

The anime premiered on October 1, and began with the "Porori Arc" story. Crunchyroll is streaming the series as it airs in Japan.

Sorachi began the manga in 2004 and it continues to be ranked among the top-selling manga in Japan. The manga has more than 50 million copies in print in Japan. Viz Media published the first 23 volumes in English. Shueisha published the manga's 70th volume on October 4.

Crunchyroll streamed the previous anime series as it aired in Japan, and is also streaming English-dubbed episodes. 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 also inspired a live-action film that opened in Japan on July 14. The film earned 980 million yen (US$8.9 million) in its first four days, and it will get a sequel in summer 2018.

Update: Added in arc's January release date and new key visual. Source: Animate Times

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