J-WORLD TOKYO, an indoor amusement park based on the manga titles that run in Shueisha's Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine, is turning the Gintama section of the park into a monkey house with a Halloween-themed event entitled "Gorilla Fest 2016". Hit the jump to learn more.
It looks like the upcoming live-action Gintama film may have a bit of a dark edge to it, because a sextet of new cast members have been announced, and each one plays a character from the "Benizakura Arc". Hit the jump to learn more.
Osamu Akimoto's gag manga KochiKame (short for "Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Kōen Mae Hashutsujo") has completed its 40 year serialization in Shueisha's Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine, and with the 200th and final collected volume of the series published in Japan on September 12, 2016, it has now won an award from the Guinness Book of World Records. Hit the jump to learn more.
According to the new Oricon sales report, the latest 10th volume of Kohei Horikoshi's hero action shonen mange series Boku no Hero Academia/My Hero Academia, released in Japan on September 7, sold 208,539 copies in its first week, becoming the top-selling manga of the week. Hit the jump for more details.
Eight additional actors have joined Shun Oguri for the cast of the upcoming live-action Gintama film, based on Hideaki Sorachi's comedic action manga that pits samurai vs. aliens in Edo period Japan. Hit the jump to learn more.
Osamu Akimoto's police comedy manga Kochikame is continuing the celebrations of its 40th anniversary of continuous publication in Shueisha's Weekly Shōnen Jump manga magazine, and the latest plans involve a series of crazy collaborations with other pop culture properties. Hit the jump to learn more.
A recent anti-shoplifting public service campaign featuring an unlikely pair of protagonists from two popular Weekly Shōnen Jump titles has raised a few eyebrows online. Hit the jump to learn more.
According to a "flying get" report from the latest issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shōnen Jump manga magazine, the long-running police comedy manga KochiKame by Osamu Akimoto is getting a new TV anime project to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the series. Hit the jump to learn more.
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.
The April 18, 2016 release of the 20th issue of the current Japanese print-run of Shueisha's Weekly Shōnen Jump manga anthology magazine marks the official return to serialization of Yoshihiro Tagashi's much-beloved but often-delayed fantasy adventure manga, Hunter x Hunter, and more good news is on the way for Hunter x Hunter fans. Hit the jump to learn more.