Gintama is now Kintama, Gintoki Sakata is gone and replaced by Kintoki – the main protagonist in the upcoming new arc of the show. The very existence of the poor white-haired favourite of the crowds has been erased from the official website of the popular historical comedy anime that most otaku adore. See below for details.
Kintoki and Kintama (sorry, internet, but I have to write it – that’s what the news is about!) have a history with Gintama. In some of the first arcs it is explained pretty well why the show cannot be called like this… However, it has been made into a whole arc by the original creator Hideaki Sorachi and what an arc it is! The new season’s opening episodes will be priceless.
Kintoki’s voice actor is the quite popular Yuuichi Nakamura. Former and still ongoing rules of his include: Gray Fullbuster (Fairy Tail), Gorou Arashiyama (Squid Girl), Muramasa (Bleach) and more.
This new arc was actually hinted at in the ending of the last episode of the previous series.
Another good news: Strangely, Crunchyroll is giving more people the chance to watch the series officially and legally. Please, try to use their services – the quality is good and it s free if you’re not too anxious to see the episode asap. I support legal watching. Here is the list of regions: North America, South America, Africa, Europe (except Andorra, Italy, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, Vatican City), and Middle East.
Unfortunately, I have no idea if another engine is offering similar legal option for the moment.
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