The official website of the anime adaptation of Hideaki Sorachi’s Gintama manga has revealed that the new 2015 Gintama anime will start broadcasting from April 8 this year. Additionally, the site has also revealed the the staff and main theme songs of the upcoming series.
The first members of the anime’s staff were revealed on the anime’s website and includes:
- Director: Chizuru Miyawaki (Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu LOVE! Associate Director, Monster Animation Director)
- Anime Character Designer: Shinji Takeuchi (Gintama, Fairy Tail)
- Sound Supervisor: Katsuyoshi Kobayashi (Gintama and Black Butler Sound Director)
- Sound Director: Shinji Takamatsu (Ixion Saga DT, Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu LOVE! Director)
- Anime Studio: Sunrise (Love Live! School Idol Project, Code Geass)
The main theme songs of the anime were also revealed. The Opening theme song will be DAY×DAY performed by Japanese rock band Blue Encount and the Ending theme will be DESTINY by the JPop band Negoto.
Gintama (Gin Tama) is an action comedy manga written and illustrated by Hideaki Sorachi. The series began in 2003 in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine where to date a total of 56 compiled volumes have been released. Since its release the manga has received high sales and praise for its writing and parodies other other popular manga and anime series. As of June last year a total of 44 million volumes have been sold. The series received many light novel and anime adaptations and spin-off. The first anime adaptation was an OVA produced by Sunrise (Love Live! School Idol Project, Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch) in 2005 and was then adapted into a full series the following year, mostly directed by Yoichi Fujita (Binbougami ga!). A sequel series began in 2011 and ended last year for a total of 64 episodes. There has also been two films based on the series.
Here is a synopsis of the series from MAL:
Life isn’t easy in feudal Japan… especially since the aliens landed and conquered everything! Oh sure, the new health care is great, but the public ban on the use of swords has left a lot of defeated samurai with a difficult decision to make concerning their future career paths! This is especially true if, as in the case of Gintoki Sakata, they’re not particularly inclined towards holding a day job, which is why Gintoki’s opted for the freelance route, taking any job that’s offered to him as long as the financial remuneration sounds right. Unfortunately, in a brave new world filled with stray bug-eyed monsters, upwardly mobile Yakuza and overly ambitious E.T. entrepreneurs, those jobs usually don’t pay as well as they should for the pain, suffering and indignities endured!
The new Gintama anime will be from April 8th on TV Tokyo during the Spring 2015 anime season. Further information about the anime will be revealed in the upcoming weeks.
Source Article – Crunchyroll
Source Image – Anime News Network
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