Gintama’s author, Hideaki Sorachi, has been infamous for trolling his fans into thinking that the series is ending every now and then. Being a huge Gintama fan, I admit that it is a painful experience that we the fans bear.
But that fear of the anime coming to an end makes things even more unpredictable and hilarious, allowing us to cherish every episode as the last episode.
However, the long-running series is announced to end with a final movie, and it seems the author is serious this time. With about 20 chapters left to cram into a single movie, the franchise has decided to release two special episodes, titled ‘Gintama the Semi-Final.’
On Thursday, the online dTV service revealed a trailer video for Gintama The Semi-Final special. The two special episodes will be broadcasted from dTV on January 15 and 20, 2021.
The trailer video features the special’s opening song titled “I Wanna Be” by SPYAIR. We also get to see the glimpse of some of the comedy scenes that we can expect from the special episodes.
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.
The film will be mainly based on the original manga’s finale, with some new elements added to it. The teaser trailer for the film was already released without any major 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.
Sadly, the film may be the end to Gintama’s canon content, but the world will never forget its iconicity and strong presence. Who knows, the author may still have some surprise for us.
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.Originally Written By Epic Dope