Gintama: Courtesan Of A Nation Arc Compilation Anime Film Unveils A New, Longer Trailer

In the trailer, Gintama’s Odd Jobs trio—Gintoki Sakata, Shinpachi Shimura, and Kagura—showcases the movie’s standout moments.

© Hideaki Sorachi / SHUEISHA, TV Tokyo, Dentsu, BNP, Aniplex

The official Gintama anime website revealed a new trailer, on May 23, 2024, for the upcoming Gintama: Courtesan of a Nation Arc compilation film, which is set to hit Japanese theatres on June 21.

The duration of this trailer is 1 minute, which is longer than the previously unveiled 30-second trailer.

In the trailer, Gintama’s Odd Jobs trio—Gintoki Sakata, Shinpachi Shimura, and Kagura—showcases the movie’s standout moments.

Additionally, it’s been revealed that during the opening week of the theater run, audience members will be treated to a special gift: the “Gingin-san” box of tissues. This exclusive offer draws inspiration from a pivotal moment in the story where Gintoki utilizes a similar box of tissues to assume the persona of the formidable Gingin-san during his visit to Yoshiwara. Exciting bonus items will also be available for attendees during the second and third weeks of the show.

Titled Gintama on Theater 2D Ikkoku Keisi-hen, the film’s content, originally spanned in the anime episodes 257–261, will run for a limited three-week run and will also feature extra scenes as a part of the 20th anniversary celebration.

Similarly, the Baragaki arc, which was the first compilation film of the Gintama on Theater 2D series , also had a limited three-week run in Japan on November 10, 2023. Both films are part of the Gintama franchise’s 20th anniversary celebration. 2023 marked the 20th anniversary of the debut of the Gintama manga created by Hideaki Sorachi.

Furthermore, 2026 will be the 20th anniversary of the anime’s premiere.

About Gintama:

Gintama is a manga series written and illustrated by Hideaki Sorachi. It was serialized in Shueisha’s shōnen manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump from December 2003 to September 2018, later in Jump Giga from December 2018 to February 2019, and finished on the Gintama app, where it ran from May to June 2019. Its chapters were collected in 77 tankōbon volumes.

Studio Sunrise converted the series into an original video animation (OVA), which premiered at the Jump Festa 2006 Anime Tour in 2005. This was followed by a complete 367-episode anime television series, which premiered in April 2006 and ended in October 2018.

Three animated films have been created. The first film premiered in April 2010. The second film premiered in July 2013. The third and last film premiered in January 2021.

Crunchyroll describes the overall plot of Gintama as follows:

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.

Source: Crunchyroll