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Gintama Net Anime Special Is 2-Episode Prequel to Gintama The Final Film

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Gintama The Semi-Final is prequel to upcoming film

The online dTV service revealed on Tuesday that the new net anime special in the Gintama franchise will be a two-episode special titled Gintama The Semi-Final and a prequel to the upcoming Gintama The Final anime film. dTV also unveiled a new visual for the special.

The net anime will debut exclusively on dTV on January 15.

Gintama The Final will open in Japan on January 8. The film will be based on the finale of the original manga, combined with new story elements.

Sorachi's original "science-fiction period-drama comedy" manga began in 2003 and ended in June 2019 with over 55 million copies in circulation. The latest anime series premiered in July 2018. The manga has also inspired various original video anime (OVA), event anime, two live-action films, and two live-action net spinoffs. Viz Media published the manga's first 23 volumes in English.

The first 49 episodes of the first television series began streaming on Hulu with a new English dub in December. Sentai Filmworks released the anime's first 49 episodes on DVD in 2010 and 2011, but that release did not include an English dub.

Source: Anime! Anime! (曙ミネ)

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