Japanese digital book retail site eBookJapan recently conducted a poll just in time for for the chocolate day, as known as Valentine's Day! Users of the site were chosen randomly to answer an email questionnaire, with female answers choosing the character she wants to give chocolate to, and male answers choosing who they wanted to receive it from. Let's check out the female poll results first after the jump!
It's been said that the most beautiful girl in cosplay is a guy and best looking guy in cosplay is a girl. Putting those high expectations aside, let's say you want to crossplay (meaning cosplay the character that is the opposite of your gender), which Shonen anime you would like to cosplay from? That's the question asked online to 1,054 registered Goo Ranking female users and the results are after the jump!
It may not compare to the enthusiastic, character-loaded trailer we got the other day, but Namco Bandai delivered another update for 45th anniversary Jump brawler J-Stars Victory Vs. See stages from Gintama and Kochikame after the jump.
On December 8th, Hideaki Sorachi's alt-history/sci-fi comedy manga Gintama celebrates its 10th anniversary. As Shonen Jump has done with past anniversaries, the magazine will be celebrating with a year of interlocking spine illustrations during 2014. More after the jump.
Shonen Jump has revealed that J-Stars Victory Vs., the crossover fighting game celebrating the magazine's 45th anniversary, has expanded into two more series. Tsunayoshi Sawada, repping Reborn!, and Beelzebub's Tatsumi Oga and Beel join the roster of playable characters while Gintama's Kagura and Sadaharu team up for a spot among the support cast. More after the jump.
A huge win came to Yamatoya Akatsuki, an anime screenwriter famous for his work with Gintama when his racehorse named "Justaway" won the Tenno Sho (Emperor's Prize) Horse Race on October 27th in Japan. The Tenno Sho Horse Race is held twice a year, in Spring and Autumn and they are International Grade I races, on par with other international horse races. More after the jump!
Japanese convenience store chain Lawson has introduced a new Elizabeth-shaped bun in collaboration with Gintama. However, the flavor is still unannounced for the bun that will be available from November 5th. Any seasoned Gintama fan will guess at many different possibilities, with a Twitter promotion to guess the flavor for special prizes. Read more after the jump!
October 10th is one of those dates stacked with anime character birthdays, including, but not limited to Macross' Lynn Minmay, the original Precure's Misumi Nagisa/Cure Black, Reborn's Xanxus, Captain Tsubasa's Takasugi Shingo, Gintama's Sakata Gintoki, and fellow Shonen Jump lead Naruto Uzumaki. Celebrate after the jump.
COSPA has announced the latest line-up for its papercraft line Graphig featuring the characters from Hideaki Sorachi's popular manga series Gintama. The Gintoki, Kagura, Shinpachi, Hijikata, Okita, and Shiroyasha paper dolls will hit stores this December. Check the details after the jump.
Even though the anime is over, Gintama fans can not stop wondering if the series was still ongoing and what other anime that they would have spoofed in the show as in the examples of Gundam and others. Here are two new pieces of fanart showing two examples of the past seasons' hit anime featuring Gintama characters. Check out the awesome fanart after the jump!
Presumably jokingly referred to as the "last Gintama anime release," Gintama: The Movie: The Final Chapter: Be Forever Yorozuya will hit home video December 18th with the limited edition Blu-ray going for 9,450yen and DVD for 8,400yen. More after the jump.
Between September 2nd and October 10th, the Premium Bandai Megatre Shop will be taking orders for an exlusive G.E.M. figures of the hero Gintama's spin-off school drama spoof, Ginpachi-sensei. The 8400yen figure will be shipping in February 2014. Get a look after the jump.
The second Gintama movie has inspired a new Farewell: Be Forever 3-Z Class' Ginpachi-sensei spin-off light novel, the seventh based on the work of Hideaki Sorachi and written by Ohsaki Tomohito. Like the movie, the light novel's name references Space Battle Ship Yamato. Due, September 4th, it follows the adventures of Gintoki as a high school language teacher, with the rest of the series' cast as pupils or fellow staff. More after the jump.