The king of parodies and comedy, Gintama, supposedly came to an end with its latest movie, Gintama: The Final. Fans will miss this classic with so many pop culture, anime, and current affairs references that it almost became a source for some to know what was happening.
The oddball samurai Gintoki and his eccentric team of Shinpachi, the apprentice samurai, the badass alien Kagura, and the most adorable head-chomping Sadaharu will be missed a lot indeed.
Gintama: The Final will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on August 4th in Japan as announced on its website.
Gintama The Final Blu-ray & DVD
Released on August 4th (Wednesday) 🎉
The ban on “Full production limited edition BD & DVD three-sided back illustration” drawn by character design Shinji Takeuchi and full production limited edition benefits & store-specific privilege information has also been lifted!
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A 15-second commercial was released to announce the news and it shows various action scenes from the movie along with the release date and new visual.
An illustration was also released along with the news on their website.
The new visual seems very wholesome and emotional as it is the end of the franchise. It shows Gintoki hugging his friends Kagura and Shinpachi as Sadaharu tries to hop over the trio.
The ban on the limited edition benefits such as the DVD’s three-sided illustration drawn by Shinji Takeuchi and specific information store privilege has also been lifted.
Along with the movie, the whole package also includes:
- Gintama: The Final main part sub-audio
- Gintama: The Semi-Final Manjiya Hen & Shinsengumi Hen Sub-audio
- Character Design
- Shinji Takeuchi’s newly drawn three-sided box & digital case, and much more!
The movie was released in Japan on January 8th, did well at the box office, and sold more than 1 million tickets.
Gintama: The Final is supposed to be the final installment of the whole Gintama franchise as it plays the conclusion of the series.
Being the pro of parodies, the film has several references and easter eggs which are very apparent throughout the movie.
For instance, the movie opens as a Dragon Ball parody where it shows Gintoki as Goku, the protagonist of Dragon Ball, and all of the other characters drawn in the same art style.
There is a serious plot to the story, but this action-packed comedy is most well-known for its comedy and parodies.
The series may be over, but you can always go back and rewatch the whole thing to reminisce!
Wait, sorry, wrong anime!
The story is set in an alternate-history late-Edo period, where humanity is attacked by aliens called ‘Amanto.’ Edo Japan’s samurai fight to defend Earth, but the shōgun cowardly surrenders when he realizes the aliens’ power.
He agrees to an unequal contract with the aliens, placing a ban on carrying swords in public and allowing the invaders to enter the country.
The samurai’s swords are confiscated, and the Tokugawa bakufu becomes a puppet government.
The series focuses on an eccentric samurai, Gintoki Sakata, who works as an odd-jobs freelancer. Although the story is mostly episodic, a few story arcs and recurring antagonists develop.
Source: Aniplex Website