Beginning 2 December 2015, Gintama will be entering a new major arc called the “Shogun Assassination Arc”, and the anime’s official website has just revealed the arc’s key visual image.


This new arc follows a failed plot to assassinate the Shogun, leads to him being transported from Edo to Kyou to escape from assassins. This becomes a diversionary plot with many people acting as decoys for the Shogun, and guess who’s one of them? Gintoki of course!

Seiyuus Rie Kugimiya (Kagura), Daisuke Sakaguchi (Shinpachi), and Tomokazu Sugita (Gintoki) also commented on the new arc. Sugita promises that fans must concentrate on the story because it will be good, while Sakaguchi shared that this will be a pretty serious arc. Meanwhile, Rie Kugimiya commented that she is excited for this new arc and was even fidgeting.

The arc ran in the original source manga from chapter 502 and ended in chapter 524. So what sort of trouble will Gintoki and the rest of the gang have in this new arc? I guess we will find out come 2 December.

Source: Comic Natalie