An early look at next Monday's Shonen Jump issue 30 is revealing that the magazine is set to tease news concerning Assassination Classroom/RPG spoof spin-off Koro-sensei Quest, as well as big-doings for Gintama (also to be featured on the cover) in issue 31, out on July 4th. More after the jump.
Following rapidly on the heels of rumors of a live-action film adaptation of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, the latest Weekly Shōnen Jump manga / TV anime to receive a translation from the comic panel / TV tube to the silver screen is Gintama, or at least that's what anonymous sources on the Internet would have you believe. Hit the jump to catch up on the Gintama gossip.
Shonen Jump has announced that Hideaki Sorachi's alt-history, sci-fi, action, comedy manga Gintama has passed the 50 million print copy milestone. The Jump Plus digital manga platform is celebrating with free limited distribution of the series' Jump 2004 issue 2 debut, while a dedicated series manga reader app was also launched for iOS and Android. More after the jump.
Through April 28th, pre-orders are open for the first half of an OAD adaptation of Gintama's "Aizen-kou" Arc, in which Tsukuyo comes under the influence of a drug that causes people to fall in love, regardless of if they originally loved or hated the new object of affection (from chapters 492-496 in the manga). In its latest update, the series site has published a visual for anime. Get a look after the jump.
With March 30th's Gintama° episode 316, or 51 depending on your reckoning, the adaptation of Hideaki Sorachi's manga wrapped up the Farewell Shinsengumi arc, and the anime for the time being. Meanwhile, the manga is in its Rakuyou Arc, launched in August 2015 and so far the series' longest. So, before the anime went away, it hinted the story might be coming to anime in the future.