Is 'Gintama The Final' Franchise's Last Movie?

Warner Bros. Japan's official YouTube channel released a new 51-second teaser for its upcoming film from Gintama franchise on 12th August 2020. The teaser takes a dig on the current coronavirus pandemic while revealing the film's title 'Gintama The Final'. The teaser also revealed that the film will open on 8th January 2021.

The 51-second teaser opens with visual of Yorozuya Gin Chan main office and audio of Gintoki and Kagura complaining and fighting over having to stay at home during the new coronavirus disease pandemic. The video also shows the film's key visual, but with Gintoki and Kagura wearing the mask while Shinpachi remains without a mask. Kagura mockingly comments on Shinpachi that 'his glasses are enough for protection'. In the end, the text reveals that this film will be 'The finale for real this time'.

Gintoki and Kagura wearing mask because of Corona virus pandemic, while Shinpachi without mask in the alternate key visual introduced in Gintama the final movie teaser.
Gintama The Final movie alternate Key Visual wIth GIntoki and Kagura wearing mask

'Gintama The Final' is the 3rd film of the Gintama franchise. The film was announced in the 77th volume of the manga in August 2019. dTV service will premiere an anime special inspired from the manga in 2021. It is said that the special will tie the story with the film.

Gintama is a Japanese manga written and illustrated by Hideaki Sorachi. The premise of the manga is set in a fiction town Edo which has been conquered by aliens named Amanto. Gintoki Sakata, Shinpachi Shimura and Kagura are the lead characters who work as freelancers to pay the monthly rent.

The manga debuted in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump in December 2003. It serialized in the magazine from December 2003 to September 2018, later it began serialization in Jump Giga from December 2018 to February 2019. The manga was concluded on the Gintama app in June 2019.

Sources: Warner Bros. Japan's YouTube channel, ANN

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