The Gintama property is one that feels like in both manga and anime form that it’s ended a few times over the years but keeps coming back to delight its fans more and more. Now, a new anime special has been announced that will be streamed exclusively on dTV in Japan in early 2021. It’s supposedly tying into the new film that’s set for early 2021 as well but there are no details beyond that.
The series comes from the manga by Hideaki Sorachi and began its animated life back in 2006, first with a 201 episode series and then with a new 64 episode series a couple of years ago. Add in numerous specials and a pair of theatrical movies and there is a lot of material for the property and plenty more to adapt as the manga has been ongoing since 2003. There are currently 77 published volumes in Japan as well as five light novels.
Plot concept: The values of the city of Edo suddenly changed when the aliens, called Amanto, invaded. In a world where anything goes, from aliens to motorbikes and even electric trains, a man known as the last samurai clings to his unchanging spirit. His name is Gintoki Sakata, a.k.a. Odd Jobs Gin. He’s reckless and irresponsible, but somehow he does what needs to be done in his own subtle way. The lifestyles of Gin and his companions will make you laugh, make you cry, and warm your heart!