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Earlier today, Crunchyroll announced that they will stream the fourth season of Gintama as part of their Winter 2017 simulcast lineup. The series will premiere on January 8, at 11:35AM Pacific (2:35PM Eastern) for subscribers in all regions outside of Asia.

Chizuru Miyawaki is returning to the director’s chair, with Shinji Takeuchi (Fairy Tail, Mazinger Edition Z: The Impact!) reprising his role as character designer. Yoichi Fujita, who oversaw the production of the previous three shows and Gintama: The Movie, will return as supervisor.

Other crew members include:

  • Chief Animation Director: Shinji Takeuchi
  • Design: Yumi Nakamura
  • Art Director: Nami Maniwa
  • Art Director: Takayoshi Fukushima
  • Color Design: Ritsuko Utagawa
  • Director of Photography: Yuki Teramoto
  • CGI DIrector: Tomomi Suzuki
  • Editor: Takeshi Seyama
  • Music: Audio Highg
  • Sound Supervision: Katsuyoshi Kobayashi
  • Sound Director: Shinji Takematsu
  • Supervisor: Yoichi Fujita

The show’s opening theme, Kagerou, will be performed by all-female rock group Đ¯eaL. The ending theme, Silver, will be handled by Rize.

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.

Crunchyroll describes the new season of 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: Crunchyroll