Gintama is one of the most famous comedy anime, which provides us with intense battles, life-threatening events and hilarious moments.
The long-running series is gradually heading towards its end with a final movie, and this news has come as a shock to fans.
The series follows the funny adventures of Gintoki, the freelance samurai. His odd jobs, witty comments, and running gags are what makes the series stand out from the rest of the anime of similar genres.
The official Twitter account for the upcoming film, Gintama: The Final, revealed a key visual for the next animation special that will be called Gintama: The Semi-Final.
The two special episodes will be broadcasted from Japanese service dTV on January 15 and 20, 2021.
DTV new animation follow-up! The title of the new anime special edition has been decided as “Gintama THE SEMI-FINAL,” and the visual ban has been lifted! Delivery consists of 2 episodes! In addition to the distribution of the first episode on 1/15 (Friday), the second episode will be exclusively distributed from 19:00 on 1/20 (Wednesday)! https://bit.ly/2VlDZPhEnglish Translation, Twitter Translate
The special visual features Gintoki, Kagura, Kondo, Shinpachi, Okita, and Toshiro.
The two episodes are intended to serve as an introduction to the anime film “Gintama: The Final,” which will hit Japanese cinemas on January 8, 2021.
It seems there was too much content left to cram into a single movie. A couple of episodes to lead in will do wonders for the pacing.
The upcoming film will be directed by Chizuru Miyawaki (director of various “Gintama” seasons), and Bandai Namco Pictures studio is carrying out the production.
The film’s title song is performed by the Japanese rock band, SPYAIR. No further information has been revealed yet.
The film will be mainly based on the finale of the original manga, with some new elements added to it. The teaser trailer for the film is already released without any plot reveal.
It is expected that the movie will be the adaptation of the last half of the Silver soul arc, which is the final arc of the manga series.
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 developOriginally Written By Epic Dope