Hideaki Sorachi’s popular Japanese manga series “Gintama”, which is a parody manga and anime, after so many years is finally coming to a conclusion. Although the Anime Adaptation of “Gintama” has come to an end, the second half of the final episode was an original and not in correspondence to the source material. This is because the manga was supposed to end with the anime, but Hideaki Sorachi decided he wanted to continue with the manga for a little longer.
Gintama: The Final is the last movie of the Gintama Franchise and will be based on the ending in the Manga. This has been a long-running joke that Gintama Series will never come to an end with the reboots and new seasons. The Anime adaptation along with the manga has been notorious for running into troubles for parodying other popular series as well, and hence the film has been billed as “The Finale, For Real This Time.”
Gintama: The Final Release Date
The movie is set to hit the theaters in Japan on the 8th of January 2021 and will not only contain the ending of the manga but also add some original scenes as well. Ahead of the anime film, Hideaki Sorachi released a new visual containing 34 characters from the series and the poster says “Bye Bye Gin-San.”
Fans are very excited for the grand finale of the Gintama series, not only because of how long it has been going on for but also because the Series has captured the hearts of many both in Japan and also Abroad with its the comedic storyline.
Written and illustrated by Hideaki Sorachi, Gintama is a Japanese Manga Series that was serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump from December 2003 to September 2018, later in Jump Giga from December 2018 to February 2019, and finished on the Gin Tama app in June 2019. With a total of 77 volumes, the Manga was an absolute success both in Japan and Abroad.
The Story is set in Edo, Japan, which is now overrun with aliens called Amanto, who have deemed Samurai as criminals. In these times, Sakata Gintoki, who is a Samurai is running a business called the Yoruzuya, which basically means that he takes up odd jobs to earn money. Shinpachi Shimura and Kagura, along with Gintoki, engage with many people in a hilarious manner to take up jobs so they earn enough money to pay rent (which they never actually end up).
- Sakata Gintoki is voiced by Tomokazu Sugita, who has played Kyon in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Kazuyoshi “Switch” Usui in Sket Dance, Hidenori Tabata in Daily Lives of High School Boys.
- Kagura is voiced by Rie Kugimiya, who has played Alphonse Elric in the Fullmetal Alchemist series, Kagura in Gin Tama, and Happy in Fairy Tail. Because of her roles for characters such as Shana in Shakugan no Shana, Louise in The Familiar of Zero, Nagi Sanzenin in Hayate the Combat Butler, Taiga Aisaka in Toradora!
- Shimura Shimpachi is voiced by Daisuke Sakaguchi, who has played a role in Mobile Suit Victory Gundam as Üso Ewin, Gintama as Shinpachi Shimura, Clannad as Youhei Sunohara, Blood Blockade Battlefront as Leonardo Watch, and Paprika as Kei Himuro.
- Toushiro Hijikata is voiced by Kazuya Nakai, who has played Roronoa Zoro in the anime series One Piece. Other major voice roles include Toshiro Hijikata from Gintama, Date Masamune from Sengoku Basara, Xiahou Dun and Dian Wei from Dynasty Warriors and Warriors Orochi series, Shinjiro Aragaki from the Persona series, Mugen from Samurai Champloo.
- Kotarou Katsura (Zura) is voiced by Akira Ishida, who has played Zeref Dragneel from Fairy Tale, Amari Nobunaga from Inuyasha, Inumaru from Law Of Ueki.
- Sougo Okita is voiced by Kenichi Suzumura who has played Morley in Macross 7, Hikaru Hitachiin in Ouran Highschool Host Club, Masato Hijirikawa in Uta no Prince-sama, Atsushi Murasakibara in Kuroko’s Basketball, Momotaro Mikoshiba in Free!, Shinn Asuka in Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny, Leo Stenbuck in Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner, Sōgo Okita in Gin Tama, Rogue Cheney in Fairy Tail, Lavi in D.Gray-man, and Ryutaros in Kamen Rider Den-O.
- Shimura Otae is voiced by Satsuki Yukino, who has played Kagome Higurashi in Inuyasha, Mutsumi Otohime in Love Hina, Yoruichi Shihouin in Bleach, Kaname Chidori in Full Metal Panic!, Mion and Shion Sonozaki in Higurashi When They Cry, and Milly Thompson in Trigun.
- Isou Kondo is voiced by Susumu Chiba, who has played Mirage from Fire Force, Jinnai from Buso Renkin, Susumu Yagami from Digimon Adventure Tri.
- Otose is voiced by Kujira who has played Orochimaru in Naruto, Sakura in Danganronpa, and the Scooter Lady in the You’re Under Arrest series.