Gintama The Semi-Final Anime Posts New Trailer

12.January.2021 | ANIME&GAME

Japan’s online dTV service posted a new trailer for the upcoming net anime special Gintama The Semi-Final which is set to begin airing on January 15, 2021.

 

Gintama The Semi-Final

The anime special will air exclusively on dTV and serves as a prequel to the Gintama: The Final anime film which itself was released on Friday (January 8).

The trailer itself apologises for the net special’s delay and acknowledges the irony in the prequel being released a week after Gintama: The Final.

 

Gintama The Semi-Final x Tower Records Cafe

Gintama The Semi-Final is collaborating with Tower Records Cafe to serve up two different themed menus as well as exclusive merch, bonus items, and more. The first menu slot is now over with the second having started on January 8.

 

Fans who order a ticket to eat the themed food at Tower Records Cafe using Ticket Pia can get their hands on an exclusive coaster.

Collab Menu Postcards – Batch ①

Collab Menu Postcards – Batch ②

Fans will receive a free lunch mat for dining at the cafe on the 2nd slot and can also get their hands on a random bookmark if they order a meal, dessert, and drink at once.

 

©Hideaki Sorachi/Shueisha・TV Tokyo・Dentsu・BNP・Aniplex

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  • Gintama The Semi-Final Anime Shares Promo Trailer For Second Episode

    19.January.2021 | ANIME&GAME

    Japan’s online dTV service posted a trailer for the upcoming second episode of the net anime special Gintama The Semi-Final which is set to air on January 1, 2021. The first episode was released on January 15, 2021.

     

    The long-awaited prequel airs its first episode

    Gintama The Semi-Final is a two-part net anime special exclusive to dTV. It serves as a prequel to the Gintama: The Final anime film which itself was released on January 8, 2021. Although the prequel ironically is being released after Gintama: The Final, which the trailer for the first episode of the two-part special actually made fun of, fans can still enjoy a new adventure with the characters with a story that leads into the final film.

     

    Kondo gets involved in some gorilla rivalry in Episode 2

    The second episode sees the Shinsengumi pitching in to help bring the members of Yorozuya back together again after having drifted apart. Hijikata departs Edo to search for Gintoki while Okita maneuvers secretly with the new government. While all this is happening, Kondo is looking after a large number of gorillas, and its involved with a gorilla princess and a gorilla love rival.
    The episode will hit dTV on January 20, 2021.

     

    Episode 2 Trailer:

     

    ©Hideaki Sorachi/Shueisha・TV Tokyo・Dentsu・BNP・Aniplex

  • Interview: Gintama The Semi-Final Cast Comments On Prequel Anime’s Release

    18.January.2021 | ANIME&GAME

    Japan’s online dTV service posted a special video interview with the main cast of Gintama: The Semi-Final on Friday (January 15). Tomokazu Sugita (voices Gintoki Sakata), Daisuke Sakaguchi (Shinpachi Shimura), and Rie Kugimiya (Kagura) commented on their history with the beloved anime series and the 15 years they have spent voicing their iconic characters.

    We have translated the questions and answers from Japanese below. You can find the video interview itself at the bottom of the page.

    Please give us your thoughts on the anime, which is going onto dTV.

    Tomokazu Sugita: “I didn’t think it would be because the ending of the TV anime series and the film ties together. But the Shinseigumi don’t appear all that much, so I’m looking forward to seeing how it all turns out.”
    Daisuke Sakaguchi: “The gags in the dTV version are getting more serious leading up to the film, but we get Shachi, so let’s leave it up to him to make things fun <laughs>.”
    Rie Kugimiya: “Without the dTV episodes, there’d be no room for preparation, and it would be super serious because of the film, so I hope people enjoy the gag elements of the dTV version and remember how warm and welcoming Gintama can be!”

     

    If you could say one thing to your characters, what would it be?

    Tomokazu Sugita: “On the contrary, I don’t think it can be put into words. I feel like I want Gintoki to talk with me. It can be hard to perform if I don’t find out what he’s thinking.”
    Daisuke Sakaguchi: “I’d say ‘Nice work.’ He’s the tsukkomi [straight man] of the group, which can get exhausting, so I’d want to say, ‘Live a comfortable life.’ Tsukkomi are kind of sour, so it might actually be more interesting to be an idiot! <laughs>”
    Rie Kugimiya: “I think I’d say, ‘Keep on living a fun life!'”

     

    Please give a message to fans of the series.

    Tomokazu Sugita: “Believe in the things you love. You’ll only feel empty if you go and start comparing yourself to others, so treasure the way you love things in a way that you don’t hurt yourself or get disappointed, since only you need to know why you love those things. And think about that when watching the Gintama film!”
    Daisuke Sakaguchi: “the dTV version is the perfect anime for watching while idling, and I mean that in a good way. It’s great for building your hype in the run up to the film or even if you’ve already seen the film, so you can then say, ‘Oh, so this is what is was like leading up to it.’ Watch it two, or even three times as you get ready for the film, and love Gintama.”
    Rie Kugimiya: “Watch the dTV version to warm your heart then head to the theatres to watch the film! I hope to enjoy the finale of Gintama with everyone with horseplay and celebration!”

     

    Video Interview

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  • Gintama Themed Cafes to Open in Shibuya and Sapporo in Collaboration With Tower Records

    11.December.2020 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

    Tower Records is promoting the upcoming release of the anime film Gintama The Final by turning two of its own Tower Records Cafe branches in Sapporo and Shibuya into Gintama-themed spaces serving inspired dishes and selling exclusive merchandise.

     

    Merch Collab

    Gintama x  Tower Records Trading Acrylic Key Rings (6 Designs) | ¥800 (Before Tax)


    Gintama x  Tower Records Towel | ¥2,500 (Before Tax)

    Get your hands on a Gintama x  Tower Records key ring or towel featuring the main cast wearing Tower Records aprons just like the real-life staff at the music store chain. These items are available to pick up at 41 Tower Records stores, three Tower Records Cafes, and their official website.

    Cafe Collab

    Tower Records Cafe has collaborated with numerous anime series before, but this will be its first with Gintama. Two menus will be rolled out, the first being served from January 1, 2021 to January 14, 2021 and the second from January 15, 2021 to January 24, 2021. The first menu is themed on the series’s six main characters while the second menu will be based around Gintama The Final as well as the two-part anime special Gintama The Semi-Final.

     

    Menu ① (Excerpt)


    Kagura’s Tenshidon With Kombu Salad | ¥1,480 (Before Tax)

    Inspired by the heroine of Gintama, Kagura, and served with her favourite vinegar kombu salad.

    Toshiro Hijikata’s Mayo Chicken Nanban | ¥1,480 (Before Tax)

    Hijikata is known for his love of mayo, so it was only right that this mayo chicken nanban be served with three types of mayonnaise.

    Gintoki’s Week’s Worth Of Sugar Parfait | ¥1,380 (Before Tax)

    A strawberry-loaded parfait with plenty of sugar content, just how Gitoki likes it.

    Kotaro Katsura’s Elizabeth Dessert | ¥1,380 (Before Tax)

    An Elizabeth crepe with something hidden inside…

    Gintoki’s Perm Drink | ¥750 (Before Tax)

    A cotton candy dessert drink inspired by Gintoki’s luscious natural perm.

    Shinsuke Takasugi’s Blueberry Smoothie | ¥750 (Before Tax)

    A cool blueberry smoothie whose delicious flavour comes from it being chilled in the refrigerator.

     

    Menu ② (Excerpt)


    Yorozuya’s Special Curry | ¥1,480 (Before Tax)

    Inspired by the friendship between the three members of Yorozuya, with the white rice representing Gintoki, the pink (sakura denbu) Kagura, and the blue (powdered cheese) Shinpachi.

    Sadaharu’s Pancakes | ¥1,280 (Before Tax)

    Inspired by the pet of Yorozuya, served with three sides representing the three members.

    Shinpachi’s Ramune | ¥750 (Before Tax)

    A ramune based on Shinpachi, topped with a cherry to express his cherry boy-ness!

     

    Takeout-Only Menu

    Gintama Quote Omurice | ¥1,280 (Before Tax)

    Classic Japanese omurice served with one of six famous quotes in Japanese from the series. Not available at the Nagoya Sakae SKYLE or Umeda NU Chayamachi branches.

    Yorozuya Gin-chan’s Takeout Drink | ¥900 (Before Tax)

    A takeout drink based on Yorozuya Gin-chan with two different coloured jellies at the bottom to represent Shinpachi and Kagura with the white Calpis drink being Gintoki.

     

    Bonus Items


    Coasters (6 Designs)

    Those who reserve the bonus item ticket at Ticket Pia machines will receive one of six possible Tower Records x Gintama coasters.

    Menu ① Postcards (6 Designs)

    Menu ② Postcards (6 Designs)

    For every item ordered on the menu, you’ll get a free postcard. This includes takeout items.

    Set of 3 Bookmarkers (6 Designs)

    Those who order a food item, dessert, and a drink all together will get a set of three bookmarkers.

    Lunch Mat (During Menu ② Servings Only)

    Those who dine at the cafe during the second menuy serving will receive a free lunch mat featuring the key visual for Gintama The Semi-Final.

     

    ©空知英秋/劇場版銀魂製作委員会
    ©空知英秋/集英社・テレビ東京・電通・BNP・アニプレックス

  • Gintama The Final Anime Film Collaborates With Mameshiba

    01.December.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MOVIE

    To promote the upcoming anime film Gintama The Final, a new commercial is set to hit Japanese television on December 2 in collaboration with merchandise franchise Mameshiba.

     

    Gintama The Final is set to be released in Japan on January 8, 2021. This will be the film’s second collaboration with Mameshiba, which will see two commercials with the anime’s three main characters Gintoki, Kagura, and Shinpachi turned into Mameshiba characters.

    Mameshiba commercial storyboard

  • Gintama x adidas Collaboration Launches in Promotion of Gintama: The Final Movie

    16.November.2020 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    Alpen Co., Ltd. is currently holding its longest brand campaign in collaboration with characters from various media. This time around, it is joining hands with the upcoming anime film Gintama: The Final. A special campaign website launched on November 13 which sees the film’s three main characters donning adidas clothes.

     

    adidas x Gintoki x Kagura x Shinpachi

    The three main characters of Gintama, Gintoki, Kagura, and Shinpachi, are all wearing sporty items from the 2020 fall/winter adidas CASUAL Collection in the promotional images.

    There was much hype amongst speculative Gintama fans in the run up to the collaboration when it was first teased with a picture of Shinpachi’s glasses. The post trended on Japanese social media, gaining over 5,000 retweets and over 10,000 likes.

     

    adidas brand has been parodied on numerous occasions in both the Gintama anime and manga with Shinpachi wearing clothes that looked just like the brand’s. In promotion of the new film, which will wrap up the series, adidas wanted to do a real collaboration.

     

    The Outfits

    Gintoki

    ​Gintoki is wearing a women’s white long jacket over a stand-up collar and with sporty trousers. The colours are reminiscent of his usual style.

     

    Kagura

    Kagura’s sweater is red just like the Chinese dress she wears in the series. Over it she’s layered a beige-coloured long gown together with black pants which bring the look together.

     

    Shinpachi

    Shinpachi’s navy jersey has the iconic adidas stripes down the sleeves. The combination of the white shirt and sneakers as well as the beige pants makes for a casual look.

     

    Gintama The Final will be released into Japanese theatres on January 8, 2021.

     

    ©Hideaki Sorachi / Gintama The Final Production Committee

  • Gintama’s Porori Arc Returns to Japanese TV in the Run Up to Gintama: The Final Movie

    21.August.2020 | ANIME&GAME

    The Gintama TV anime series is set to return to Japanese television in the run up to the release of the upcoming film Gintama The Final which will be released on January 8, 2021.

    Speficially, TV Tokyo will air the best parts of the Porori arc of the series every Wednesday from October 7, 2020 at 5:55am.

    As fans enjoy the gags, action, and drama of Gintama. Porori-hen, a new poster by Hideaki Sorachi, the writer and artist of the Gintama manga, has been released the the upcoming Gintama The Final movie.

    Below is a comment released by Hiromitsu Higuchi, producer at Bandai Namco Pictures, speaking about the re-run of the best bits from the Porori arc.

     

    Hiromitsu Higuchi (Producer, Bandai Namco Pictures) | Comment

    “Though it hit the air once before late into the nights, I’m happy that it’s coming back to be broadcast once again, this time in the evenings! My mind is split in two: I’m happy about it coming back, but also nervous at the challenge of bringing a late-night anime to the air in an evening slot. What’s great about the Porori arc is that it probably has the best gags in the Gintama anime series […] Look forward to the movie coming in January 2021 too!”

    *Comment translated from Japanese by MMN

     

    ©Hideaki Sorachi / Shueisha・TV Tokyo・Dentsu Inc.・BNP・Aniplex
    ©Hideaki Sorachi / Gintama The Final Production Committee

  • Dr. Stone, Haikyu!!, & Gintama Theme Songs to be Featured On BURNOUT SYNDROMES Anime Concept Album

    13.February.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Three-piece Japanese band BURNOUT SYNDROMES announced at the finale of their solo tour at Namba Hatch in Osaka, their home city, that they will release an anime concept album of their best anime songs.

     

    Entitled BURNOUT SYNDROMEZ, the record will be released on March 25, 2020, and will feature theme songs they have performed for various anime series, such as Dr. StoneHaikyu!!Gintama, and more.

    The album will contain a total of 12 tracks, including their latest single PHOENIX which is used as the opening theme for the ongoing TV anime series Haikyu!! To The Top, as well all of their anime songs to date, two new songs, a remix, a rearrangement, and more.

    Anime fans can expect to hear some seriously popular tracks like the second opening theme FLY HIGH!! from season two of Haikyu!!ーwhich was the band’s debut singleーas well as the season three opening theme Hikari Are. It also includes their third single Hana Ichi Monme which is the first ending theme of Gintama: Shirogane no Tamashii-hen, the first Dr Stone opening theme Good Morning World, and so on.

    The album is a must-have for both anime, manga and game fans as well as fans of BURNOUT SYNDROMES. First Press Edition copies of the album come with the band’s first-ever Blu-ray which will feature eight music videos and live performances of six songs from their tour last year. It will also include a comic which has the BURNOUT SYNDROMES members as the protagonists of an adventure story.

     

    BURNOUT SYNDROMES will promote BURNOUT SYNDROMEZ with a Japan tour in 2021.

  • Gintama Anime Movie Announced For Early 2021 Release

    21.December.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MOVIE

    It was announced on Niconico live stream on Saturday December 21 that the Gintama anime series is getting a new film adaptation which is set for release in early 2021. The live stream was hosted by three of the voice actors: Tomokazu Sugita (Sakata Gintoki), Daisuke Sakaguchi (Shinpachi Shimura), and Rie Kugimiya (Kagura).

     

    Gintama is an internationally beloved manga series written and illustrated by Hideaki Sorachi that is serialised in Weekly Shonen Jump. The manga has sold over 55 million copies. This will be the series’ third animated film after Gintama: The Movie (2010) and Gintama: The Movie: The Final Chapter: Be Forever Yorozuya (2013).


    The key visual released for the upcoming film features the three characters on Gintoki’s set, each of them with their own director’s chair, symbolising the “shooting” of the film.

     

    In an interview with the three voice actors, they were asked to give a message to fans anticipating the release of the film.

    Tomokazu Sugita (Sakata Gintoki): “We’re waiting for the voice recording to start too and ask for your support.”

     

    Daisuke Sakaguchi (Shinpachi Shimura): “Are we really doing this? I really can’t believe it <laughs>. Will this the last one? Are we being deceived again? In any case, I’ll be sure to work hard. Look foward to it!”

     

    Rie Kugimiya (Kagura): “The movie is official, and information about it has been released. I always wondered if we’d do it [again] someday, so now I can get a grip on reality. I want to look forward to it with everything I’ve got, and I want to work hard! Please be patient and wait for us!”

     

    Will it be an original story, or be taken from the manga series? These details have yet to be unveiled, so we look forward to hearing more information. Watch this space.

     

    ©Hideaki Sorachi / Gintama Movie Production Committee

  • Gintama Diner: Tokyo’s Gintama Themed Cafe Heads to Animate Branches Across Japan

    06.December.2019 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD / SPOT

    Animate Cafe, a chain of cafes that collaborate with popular anime and game franchises, is teaming up with Gintama to open the Gintama Diner for a limited time at the following branches: Ikebukuro 3, Kobe Sannomiya, and Nagoya 2.

    The cafe will be inspired by American diners, and will run from December 19 to January 7 next year. Each cafe has its own system for being able to dine there. The Ikebukuro 3 and Kobe Sannomiya branches are all reservation-only, with each daily reservation going through a lottery system for a chance to have a place allocated. The Nagoya 2 branch has the same system for December 19-20 only, otherwise it is first-come, first-served.

    Thick-Cut Bacon Burger – ¥850

    Yorozuya Gin-chan’s Sakata Parfait – ¥850

    Gin’s Strawberry☆Milk – ¥600

     

    The menu features dishes, desserts and drinks inspired by the characters of the series. The bacon burger comes with a side menu item of your choice, with each being based on a specific character’s favourite side menu item. The parfait too is bright and vivid like the Yorozuya members.

     

    When fans order from the themed menu, they’ll receive one of eight possible coasters featuring original designs.

    Big Acrylic Stands (Diner ver.)

    Squishy Trading Pin Badges

    Trading Acrylic Keyrings (Diner ver.)

     

    Fans will also be able to pick up some exclusive cafe merchandise they won’t find anywhere else, including acrylic stands, pin badges, key rings, and moreーall featuring a diner design.

     

    ©️Hideaki Sorachi/Shueisha・TV Tokyo・Dentsu Inc.・BNP・Aniplex

    *All listed prices include tax

  • Naruto, Gintama & More―UNIQLO Releases Manga-Inspired T-Shirt Series MANGA UT

    06.May.2019 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    Japanese retailer UNIQLO, which owns the T-shirt collection “UT” is developing a subseries called “MANGA UT” which is a collection based on world famous anime and manga. The new collection will be launched at UNIQLO stores nationwide and on the online store from Monday 27th May 2019.

    Detective Conan © Gosho Aoyama/Shogakukan, Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation, TMS 1996

    BORUTO – NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS NARUTO-NARUTO – SHIPPUDEN ©Masashi Kishimoto  Scott / SHUEISHA Inc, TV Tokyo, Pierrot Co. Ltd.

    This year the collection offers items for women too, so everyone can enjoy an even larger variety of products. This year, Detective Conan, Boruto – Naruto Next Generations and Naruto Shippuden are featuring in the collection for the first time. This will be the first time that a solo Detective Conan item is released.

    NARUTO – SHIPPUDEN ©Masashi Kishimoto  Scott / SHUEISHA Inc, TV Tokyo, Pierrot Co. Ltd.

    Gintama © Hideaki Sorachi/SHUEISHA Inc, TV Tokyo, Dentsu Inc., BNP, Aniplex Inc.

    Yu ☆ Yu ☆ Hakusho original works/Yoshihiro Togashi Yu ☆ Yu ☆ Hakusho (JUMP Comics published by SHUEISHA Inc.) © Yoshihiro Togashi (1990-1994)  ©Pierrot Co. Ltd./SHUEISHA Inc.

    As well as original Weekly Shōnen Jump anime such as Naruto Shippuden and Gintama, legendary anime such as Yu ☆ Yu ☆ Hakusho and HUNTER X HUNTER are also part of the collection!

    Urusei Yatsura © Rumiko Takahashi /Shogakukan

    Ranma ½ © Rumiko Takahashi / Shogakukan

     

    …but there’s still more! The collection also features 14 popular Weekly Shōnen Sunday manga/anime such as Urusei Yatsura, Ranma ½ and Inuyasha!

     

    Come check out this T-shirt collection which features Japan’s most world-famous anime and manga!

     

  • Get Exclusive Gintama x Hakujuji Merchandise in Ongoing Campaign

    10.August.2018 | ANIME&GAME

    The ongoing collaborative campaign between popular anime series Gintama and Hakujuji’s Kid’s Care series, which began on June 1, has received a surprise update.

    A special website and the final video of the ongoing web series have been released featuring the last boss MADAO and the hero facing off against him, Gintoki Sakata.

     

    Gintama x Hakujuji Campaign Movies

    Episode 1: https://youtu.be/AIob394b8JM

    Episode 2: https://youtu.be/ogsO53iKJ2Q

    Final Episode: https://youtu.be/tss7trkDZrk


    For the final part of the campaign, dubbed “The Last Mission,” you can get your hands on a range of exclusive Gintama merchandise and a popular game’s console by collecting the barcodes of select products from Hakujuji’s Kid’s Care series before applying.

    30 lucky people will also be randomly selected to win a last boss MADAO and Gintoki tote bag by following the official Hakujuji Twitter page and retweeting this post.

     

    Don’t miss out on this exclusive and original merchandise!

     

    ■Information

    Hakujuji Campaign

    Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/hakujuji8910

    Campaign Website: https://www.hakujuji.co.jp/special/gintama2018/

     

    ©Hideaki Sorachi / Shueisha・TV Tokyo・Dentsu・BNP・Aniplex

  • Gintama Collaborates With Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura for Special Summer Event

    24.July.2018 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    Cultural theme park Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura is holding a special summer event titled Time Travel Adventure 2018 that is running until August 31. As part of the event, the park is teaming up with Gintama to bring guests Gintama Wonderland which will run from August 1 to October 30. Several returning annual functions will also make their way to the event.

    Real RPG Voice Rally – Find the Hidden Treasure at Gintama Wonderland

    This event will have you seeking out hidden treasure as you are guided by the voices of popular characters from Gintama. Participants will go around the park to each designated voice system location while solving simple puzzles inspired by the world of the series. The voice story was recorded specially for this event and includes the voices of Gintoki Sakata, Kondo Isao, Hijikata Toshiro, Okita Sougo, and Kotaro Katsura.

    Water-Soaked Mikoshi Transportation

    A big part of summertime at Edo Wonderland is the transportation of the mikoshi while getting covered with water. There are festival cars for children too, so everybody can get involved with the festive fun.

    Edo Work Experience, Traditional Art, Religious Teachings and Culture

    Edo Wonderland’s hugely popular Edo work experience workshops have been made bigger and better. Get involved and feel the true spirit of Edo.

    Head to Edo Wonderland this summer with friends and family for a memorable experience of traditional Japan.

     

    ■Information

    Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura

    Address: 470-2 Karakura, Nikko-shi, Tochigi Prefecture

    Website:  http://edowonderland.net/

    Event Page: http://edowonderland.net/summer2018/

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