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.
If/when the Gintama anime comes back, the fourth wall breaking comedy should have some interesting material to work with. As the manga's 10th anniversary celebration continues, Weekly Shonen Jump #21/2014 has published the results of a new character poll. Check them out after the jump.
MegaHouse's series of G.E.M. large figures for a female audience will be expanding its Naruto and Gintama lines later this year. A third version of Kakashi Hatake, this time in his Anbu era, is due in September, while Tsukuyo is coming in August. Get a look after the jump.
Hopefully you haven't had your fill of J-Stars Victory Vs. character clips, because Bandai Namco has another fresh handful from the 45th anniversary Shonen Jump fighter. Dig into the stack of videos after the jump.
Japanese anime portal site Charapedia recently asked 10,000 female otaku internet users which anime character they would like to have as their boyfriend and the results are in! These results reflect the vote of people who consider themselves otaku and the results may surprise you. See the top 10 anime boyfriends after the jump!
Only two days after the Berserk case, ACCS reported another illegal manga uploading arrest case in Japan. On February 10, Hiroshima Prefectural Police arrested a 36-year-old unemployed man for uploading the 1st to 10th volume of Hideaki Sorachi's Gintama manga tankobon to the internet. Hit the jump for more story.