Gintama Anime Spinoff Announced with Fun Trailer Spoofing Spy x Family, More

The school year is back in full swing and Gintama is back with an anime adaptation of its light novel series to mark the 20th-anniversary celebrations.

As part of its 20th-anniversary celebrations, Gintama returns with a bang in the form of a brand new spinoff anime that includes hilarious spoof twists.

Announced at GintamaAto No Matsuri, Gintama will adapt the light novel series 3Nen Z-Gumi Ginpachi Sensei. starring Ginpachi as a teacher in the homeroom as well as his students from class 3Z. The anime adaptation of 3-Nen Z-Gumi Ginpachi Sensei which was created by Bandai Namco Pictures, is the first of many projects until 2026, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the show. While the light novel series composed by Tomohito Okasaki and illustrated by Hideaki Sorachi ran from 2006 until 2013, and thus runs the risk of becoming outdated, Gintama is showing that it’s a show that can keep pace with the times.

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Gintama pays tribute to popular anime (including Gintama itself)

The trailer for the Gintama series’ 3-Nen Zemi Ginpachi Sensei parodies other anime shows like Spy x Family and Jujutsu Kaisen 0 and even parodies the show itself. Gintoki played the roles of ikemen in Loid and Gojo in Spy x Family, and Shimura Shinpachi stuffed oranges to make Spy x Family’s Yor more luxurious and carried a katana in his palm to mock Jujutsu Kaisen Zero’s main character Yuta OKkotsu. Kagura reduced in size, however, she did not change her personality to become the 3-Nen Z-Gumi-Gumi-Sensei model of Anya from Spy x Family and Rika Orimoto the cursed spirit from Jujutsu Kaisen 0. Sadaharu was also a part of the Jujutsu Kaisen parody, as Panda.

Written and illustrated by Hideaki Sorachi. Gintamaserialized in Weekly Shonen Jump from December 2003 to September 2018 before shifting to Jump Giga from December 2018 until February 2019. In June 2019, the series ended on the Gintama app. Gintama has sold more than 55 million copies by February 2018, garnered favorable reviews for its charming characters and comedy, and is well-loved. The show follows the adventures of three freelancers eccentric Samurai Gintoki Sakata who is voiced by Tomokazu Sugita in the anime adaptations, an aspirant Samurai called Shinpachi Shimura, voiced by Daisuke Sakaguchi, and a teenage alien Kagura voiced by Rie Kugimiya.

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Gintama has a long animated past. Sunrise produced the first version. The show aired for four seasons before ending in March 2010. The follow-up, Gintama’, aired in April 2011 with 51 episodes. Gintama”: Enchosencontinues the sequel and was aired in April 2012. Gintama., Gintama. Gintama., and Gintama. Other series were released by Gintama between 2015 and 2018. Porori-hen, Gintama. Shirogane No Tamashii-hen. Three animated movies were made with the final one being Gintama: The Very Final.

Gintama is now available to stream on Crunchyroll and Hulu. 3 -Nen Z-Gumi Ginpachi Sensei is not yet been released in the wake of the publication.

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