After a long run, which made many readers laugh, cry, and say What the f…?!, it seems like Gintama is finally ending. The series’ mangaka, Hideaki Sorachi, has announced in Vol. 63 of his Gintama manga, that the series will be entering its “final arc” later this year.
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The mangaka hinted on his plans to end Gintama during last year’s Jump Festa event, and he received letters which sought to clarify if the manga is indeed ending. His announcement in the manga’s latest volume is to clarify his intentions to have the manga enter its final arc in 2016, which he announced during the said event.
Fans of the hilarious 4th-wall breaking parody manga were quite upset with the announcement. However, many have said that they respected Hideaki Sorachi’s decision, while others are suspecting that Hideaki Sorachi is only trolling (like he usually does in the manga), and is planning to make this “final arc” really long and last for a few years or so. No exact date on when the manga will exactly end has been announced so far.