FFHA partner LONGLINES has announced their global rankings of horses for the period of 1st January 2014 - 9th November 2014. After winning the Dubai Duty Free Stakes in March kicked off a successful 2014, the top rank in the list went to Just A Way out of Japan. And, if that name sounds familiar, it's because the horse is owned by anime writer Akatsuki Yamatoya and named for a running Gintama gag.
Gintama's "tearful" anime special produced for the 2014 Jump Festa tour is slated to get a DVD release, set to be published with the limited release of the manga's 58th volume on April 3, 2015. More after the jump.
Oedo Onsen Monogatari in Odaiba is Tokyo's first and only onsen theme park, known for their take-off on an Edo period hot springs experience, and for their pop-culture theme event, with tie-ins from Blue Exorcist to Hatsune Miku's Senbonzakura. Last week, Gintama returned with its life-sized character, themed food items, and even crashed Shinsen Gumi police cruiser. Coming up, a Yowapeda promotion launches August 30th. More after the jump.
As Gintama celebrates its 10th anniversary, a new one-episode anime revival has been planned. This will screen as part of this year's Jump Festa 2014 six-city tour along with anime based on Naruto Shippuden, Assassination Classroom, World Trigger, Haikyu!! and Blood Blockade Battlefront. Meanwhile a new box set collection of the Gintama anime has been planned. More after the jump.
Happy July! Shonen Jump is celebrating with a series of monthly calendar wallpapers featuring Gintama, Kuroko's Basketball and Assassination Classroom, each with characters' birthdays marked. Check them out after the jump.
Aniplex Plus asks "why aren't you wearing your favorite character?" and suggests a solution with orders opening for mascot rings featuring Madoka Magica's Kyūbey and series original character designer and Hidamari Sketch author Ume Aoki's Metapod persona, to be joined later by Gintama's Elizabeth. Get a look after the jump.
Lack of an ongoing anime hasn't slowed Bandai's Gintama tie-ins. Their Banpresto subsidiary is especially busy on the prize game front. This week, they've launched a Sadaharu crane game prize, and, there's a set of bondage charms teased ahead of their November launch. Get a look after the jump.