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Gintama (2017) Theme Song Details Announced


Alright, everyone, it’s time to pour yourselves a cool glass of strawberry milk, then prepare to laugh so hard it comes out your nose.

The latest issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine unveiled theme song details for the upcoming Gintama anime series. The show’s opening theme, Kagerou, will be performed by all-female rock group ЯeaL. The ending theme, Silver, will be handled by Rize.

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Gintama will air on TV Tokyo, TV Hokkaido, TV Aichi, TV Setouchi, and TVQ Kyushu on January 8. The series will technically air on January 9, at 1:35 AM. TV Osaka will carry the show a day later, on January 10 at 1:05 AM. This is a change from previous titles in the franchise, which aired in the 6:00PM slot on TV Tokyo and its affiliate stations.

Hideaki Sorachi’s Gintama manga began in the pages of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump in December 2004. The ongoing series currently spans 66 collected volumes, with the most recent hitting stores on November 4. The title is currently in its final arc, which kicked off in July.

The Gintama anime adapts Sorachi’s work. The first series began airing in April 2006, and ran through March 2010. The most recent title aired from April 2015 through March 2016. A total of 316 episodes have been produced to date.

Chizuru Miyawaki directed the newest series at Bandai Namco Pictures, with Shinji Takeuchi (Fairy Tail, Mazinger Edition Z: The Impact!) providing character designs. Crunchyroll streamed the show as it aired in Japan. They describe Gintama as:

In a world where aliens have invaded Edo Period Japan, skyscrapers, trains and motor bikes have replaced the simple life of Earth inhabitants. One man however, still carries the soul of a samurai, Gintoki Sakata, otherwise known as Yorozuya Gin-san. As reckless as he is, Gintoki carries his own resolve and is ready to take on any challenge with his fellow companions.

Source: Twitter (pKjd)

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