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.
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.