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Gintama Manga's 'Final' Chapter Will Launch on June 20 (Updated)

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Manga's "last fanbook," "final volume" to ship this summer

Update: The official Twitter account for Weekly Shonen Jump announced on June 14 that the manga's final chapter will launch on June 20 instead of June 17. ANN's original article is below. Source: Weekly Shonen Jump's Twitter account

Shueisha revealed on Monday that the "final chapter" of Hideaki Sorachi's Gintama manga will launch on the official Gintama app on June 17.

This year's 26th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump had actually stated on Monday that the chapter will launch on June 10, but Shueisha posted on Twitter later on Monday that due to "various circumstances" the chapter will launch on June 17 instead. The same misprint will be in the upcoming 27th issue of Weekly Shonen Jump.

The manga's "last fanbook" will ship this summer. The magazine also stated that the manga's "final volume" is "planned" for a simultaneous release with the fanbook.

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. The third chapter in Jump Giga announced in February that the manga would continue in the free app.

The manga then launched in the app on May 13, and the second chapter in the app debuted on Monday. The next and supposed "final" chapter will then launch on June 17.

Sorachi began the manga in 2004. 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. A new anime is "probably" in production.

Source: Shonen Jump issue 26, Weekly Shonen Jump's Twitter account, Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web

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