The new, third anime adaptation of Gintama has been skipping around a bit. After the recent "Patriot Reunion Party," it jumps back to volume 50's "Dekoboko" from chapters 437-441, otherwise known as the arc in which the citizens of Kabukicho get their genders swapped. This anticipated storyline gets underway in the 275th episode (or 3.9), "9+1=Yagyuu Kyuubei," June 10th.
Bandai's official online store Premium Bandai today started accepting pre-orders for Megahouse's "Gintama" Shinsuke Takasugi ver. Tsuya figure from its high quality character figure line for females, G.E.M. series. Check the details after the jump.
This week's Gintama 271 (or Gintama° 6) "Arriving Late to a Reunion Makes it Hard to Enter" takes shots at a lot of Shonen Jump storytelling conventions, especially regarding flashbacks, with references to Kenshin and One Piece, as well as competitor Weekly Shōnen Magazine's Star of the Giants. They pulled this joke off with an assist from one Kenshō "Tetsuya Kuroko" Ono!
The Broadcasting Ethics and Program Improvement Organization is a non-profit, non-governmental media watchdog organization with the aims of maintaining high standards of both accuracy and ethics within the broadcasting industry. For their April monthly report, at 1,448, overall complaints were down by 63 month-over-month and youth-related complaints were at 92, down by 24 month-over-month. However, the complaints about sexual material in youth related shows got flagged, evidently thanks to a little something we like to call Gintama!
Anime version CD single jackets for the OP and ED song for Gintama°, the ongoing fourth TV anime adaptation of Hideaki Sorachi's long-running manga series, have been revealed. The OP song "DAY X DAY" is performed by BLUE ENCOUNT, while Negoto provides the ED song "DESTINY." Check the artworks after the jump.
The Gintama has anime made a habit of apologizing for going away and for returning. Well, it returned last week for the first new TV episode since March 2013's "Dog Food Doesn't Have As Much Flavor As You'd Think." The 266th episode, "You can never Pause at the Perfect Time" got the ball rolling with a spoof of Ryutaro Nonomura's meme-spawning, tearful July 2014 apology.
Last month, Bandai Namco began the preparation for this summer's North America and European PS3/PS4/Vita release of J-Stars Victory VS+ . A second batch of English previews has now been posted with Bleach's Ichigo vs Aizen, Fist of the North Star's Kenshiro vs Sakigate!! Otokojuku Momotaro Tsurugi and Gintama's Gintoki vs Assassination Classroom's Koro-sensei. Get a look after the jump.