2020 was the most peculiar year in this millennial. If we talk about ups-and-downs, then the crown goes to 2020. The Pandemic caused a severe dent in the economical and emotional growth of almost every industry on Earth. The Manga and Anime industry was also within this same wave. But, there is a famous old saying: “After Disaster, Opportunity Springs.” And this is what happened with the Anime and Manga industry. After staying at home for so long, people were eager to restart their usual lives as before. This is where “Opportunity” was to be found. When Demon Slayer: Mugen Train released, within weeks, the movie started making records replacing the old one.
This continued for 12 weeks. Within these 12 weeks, Demon Slayer was successful in surpassing “Spirited Away” and even “Titanic,” becoming the all-time successful movie of Japan.
People started questioning among themselves about how long this streak will last. And, it seems that after 12 weeks, the streak has finally ended.
When “Gintama The Final” movie trailer was out, this was the initial indication that this is the movie that will put a break on Demon Slayer: Mugen Train’s record run. And, the premonition was correct.
“Gintama The Final” movie released in Japan on Friday, 8th January. Within a week of it’s release, the movie has replaced Demon Slayer: Mugen Train.
With the release of the movie, the manga is also inspiring a new anime titled “Gintama The Semi-Final” with a story that occurs two-episode prequel to the movie.
Gintama The Semi-Final will premiere in Japan on the dTV service on January 15.
While fans are really excited about Gintama The Final, they are also nostalgic, as with this movie, they will bid goodbye to the series all-together.
Gintama is famous for its trolls and made it hard for everyone to understand whether the series was actually ending.
The Amanto, aliens from outer space, have invaded Earth and taken over feudal Japan. With their Colonialism, the aliens have banned swords, and anyone who is seen using or having it was to be prosecuted. For an average person, this change was nothing to worry about, but for a Samurai this was outrageous.
The story covers the daily lives of Gintoki Sakata, a Samurai by heart, Shinpachi Shimura, a boy with weak eyes but strong heart and Kagura, a girl who was a red-alert for anyone who interacted with her.
Though these guys live in absolute poor condition, their lives is filled with funny and often unfortunate situations.
Gintama began its serialization in 2003 and ended in 2019. At the time of its end, the series had 55 million copies in circulation. With the manga sales, the series has many anime season and OVAs.