Gintama spin-off novel, 3-nen Z-gumi Ginpachi-sensei (Class 3-Z’s Teacher Ginpachi) is getting an anime adaptation, as announced earlier today during the Gintama 2023 event with a trailer. Studio BN Pictures will be animating the adaptation of Tomohito Osaki’s novel. The new anime is a part of the 20th-anniversary project for the series.
The 3-nen Z-gumi Ginpachi-sensei trailer features references to the original Gintama anime, as well as Spy x Family and Jujutsu Kaisen. Short clips based on the novel were previously shown at the end of the Gintama TV anime episodes. Tomokazu Sugita is voicing both Ginpachi and Gintoki:
The spin-off novel began serialization in 2006 in Shueisha’s Jump J Books and the last volume (8th) came out in 2018. The plot follows Sakata Ginpachi as he teaches a class that consists of rather unique students. Gintama is a manga by Hideaki Sorachi, which ran from 2003 to 2019. It was serialized in the Weekly Shonen Jump from December 2003 to September 2018, and then in Jump Giga from December 2018 to February 2019. The final few chapters came out on the Gintama app (May to June 2019).
The Gintama series has a successful TV anime adaptation by Sunrise and later BN Pictures. It started with an OVA by Sunrise (made for Jump Festa 2006). BN Pictures took over the animation with the fourth season, titled Gintama°. In addition to the TV anime, which ran for 367 and ended in 2018. In addition to the TV anime, the series also has multiple OVAs, movies and specials. The latest installment was a movie, titled Gintama: The Very Final, which premiered in 2021.
VIZ Media licensed the manga in English as Gin Tama. Anime Planet, the manga and anime tracking website, describes the plot as:
It is the Edo period, an era when samurai are still of great importance – at least they used to be, until all sorts of aliens called the Amanto decided to take over the government and revolutionize Japan so it wouldn’t be so uncivilized. In Edo, now a city where anachronism is the rule rather than the exception, Gintoki, a former samurai, tries to make a living doing odd jobs. During the course of his work, Shinpachi, a would-be samurai; and Kagura, an absurdly strong girl, join him. Of course, he has them work for free, how else would Gintoki be able to buy Shonen Jump and strawberry milk, let alone pay for unimportant things like rent if he has to support someone other than himself?
Source: Official Website
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