Hideaki Sorachi’s Gintama series is known for playing tricks on pretty much everyone, so it’s understandable if no one ever believes when it claims to have ended adaptations or even the main manga series itself. It seems now is finally time to bid farewell to the anime adaptation, though, because a post-anime event is on the way to Japan early next year.
Provisionally titled Gintama Ato no Matsuri 2023, the event aims to be a post-anime festival, and will once again be held at the usual Gintama event space of Ryogoku Kokugikan National Sumo Arena. The anime’s voice cast will be in attendance along with rock band DOES, making for a sure-to-be-unforgettable event. What just might be the final farewell to the anime adaptation is currently scheduled for March 19, 2023.
Those in the area looking to attend will need to shell out ¥5,500 (about $40) for a box seat, with prices going up to ¥9,900 ($71) for an S Seat. Advance lottery applications for tickets are currently being accepted.
Sorachi’s Gintama manga ran from 2003-2019, and the final TV anime episode aired in October 2018, followed by the Gintama: The Very Final anime film in 2021. The full series is available to stream on Crunchyroll, which describes it like so:
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.
Via Crunchyroll News