Gintama : Courtesan of the Nation Arc to Have Compilation Screenings in June

The official website of the Gintama manga series announced recently that the Ikkoku Keisei (Courtesan of the Nation) arc will have screenings in Japan for a limited time. The compilation film will cover episodes 257 to 261 of the anime and is part of the franchise’s 20th anniversary celebration and in anticipation of the anime’s 20th anniversary in 2026.

The Gintama on Theater 2D: Ikkoku Keisei-hen compilation will premiere in theatres first. Further announcements related to these screenings will be posted on its own website to be launched at a later date. This follows the three-week limited theatre engagement for the series’ “Baragaki” (Thorny) arc which screen in Japan theatres starting on November 10.

Gintama : Courtesan of the nation

Previously, the Yorinuki Gintama-san rerun of the anime expanded into two “on Theater 2D” compilations in 2012 and 2013. The spinoff novel series 3-Nen Z-Gumi Ginpachi-Sensei (Class 3-Z’s Teacher Ginpachi)  will also have its own anime adaptation.

The Gintama manga is a “science-fiction period-drama comedy” series that started in 2003 and concluded in 2019 with a circulation of 55 million copies. The manga’s popularity has expanded into a 367-episode anime series, various Original Video Anime (OVAs), two-live action films, three anime films, two live-action net spinoffs, and an event anime.

The manga is published in English by VIZ Media and released the first 23 volumes of the manga. The latest anime series of the franchise premiered in July 2018. The third and last final film based on the original manga titled Gintama THE VERY FINAL (Gintama: The Final) premiered in Japan in January 2021. The film also contained original story elements.

A net anime special title Gintama The Semi-Final, which is an episode prequel to the movie, premiered exclusively in Japan. A novel adaptation based on the film written Mirei Miyamoto was also released in January.

VIZ Media describes the series:

“Sleazy alien moneylenders, monsters on the rampage, and a ticking time bomb may all be in a day’s work for Gin, but a drop in his blood sugar level means trouble for everyone!”

Source: Gintama Anime Official Website

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