Gintama Manga 'Continues' in App
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
This year's third winter issue of Shueisha's Jump Giga magazine revealed on Friday that Hideaki Sorachi's Gintama manga will "continue" in a free Gintama app.
Shueisha had confirmed in the manga's 76th compiled book volume in January that the manga's 77th compiled book volume would be its last. The volume is slated to ship this spring.
The manga ended its run in Weekly Shonen Jump in last year's 42nd issue on September 15 as planned, but Shueisha announced on September 15 that the manga would continue "for a little while longer" in Shueisha's Jump Giga magazine. The manga's run in Jump Giga launched with a 54-page chapter in the magazine's first winter issue on December 28. Gintama ran in Jump Giga for three consecutive issues, and the manga featured on the covers of all three of those issues.
Sorachi began the manga in 2004, and the manga has more than 55 million copies in print in Japan as of February. Viz Media published the first 23 volumes in English.
The manga has inspired several anime series including the latest one that started airing last July, two anime films, various OVAs and event anime, two live-action films, and two live-action net spinoff series.
Source: Jump Giga third winter issue