Gintama: Shiroyasha Koutan
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Synonyms: Gintama: Jump Festa 2008 Special, Gintama: Jump Anime Tour 2008 Special
Japanese: ジャンプアニメツアー 2008 白夜叉降誕


Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 21, 2008
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, Sci-FiSci-Fi, ComedyComedy, HistoricalHistorical, ParodyParody
Duration: 10 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.341 (scored by 2282522,825 users)
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Ranked: #1952
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Popularity: #2085
Members: 45,701
Favorites: 81
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According to Aniplex, a 10min short anime of Gintama "Shiroyasha Koutan" will be released on September 30th. It was shown at Jump Super Anime Tour 2008 and had never been released as a DVD.

It's a trailer of an imaginary Gintama movie. Gintama OVA shown at Jump Anime Tour '05 is also included in the DVD.


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Theme Song Performance, Theme Song Lyrics, Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Arrangement
Kitadani, Hiroshi
Theme Song Performance
Sorachi, Hideaki
Original Creator
Takeuchi, Shinji
Character Design

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#1: "We Are! (ウィーアー!)" by Hiroshi Kitadani
#2: "Dondake! Konishi Man (どんだけー!小西マン)"

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Oct 16, 2009
mygunsareon (All reviews)
You will watch it, you will be trolled.

The OVA is divided into two parts. The one you think it's serious but it's actually troll and the one that is 'ahahaha lol we trolled you'.
First part is amazing. Second part is typical Gintama.

The art in the first part is sublime. Second part is typical Gintama.

The sound in the first part is great (the 5th opening song, Donten). Second part is typical Gintama.

You will enjoy it for sure. We Gintama fans are used to being trolled but we still enjoy this troll things. Gintoki's past is something we all want to know and even though this is read more
Jan 23, 2010
Touka (All reviews)
Sunrise recognised the demand for a Gintama movie and so took the concept of a teaser, expanded it a little and made Shiroyasha Koutan for the 2008 Jump Anime Tour event. With only a little information and the runtime to go on, many fans assumed the special would be ten full minutes of action - perhaps a full sequence - set during the Joui war, possibly covering sections of main character Gintoki's past. The end result was completely unexpected, but so in Gintama's nature and an absolute treat for fans.

In essence, Shiroyasha Koutan is simply a build up; a supporting act before the main event. read more
Oct 17, 2009
Chappy (All reviews)
To sum it up simply, the first 3-4 minutes is presented in a serious and somewhat epic manner, revealing a bit of character background and story, along with great quality fighting scenes and of course heartmoving dialogue.

The next part is basically the usual gintama humor and gags that is still in high standards, including the appearance of many adored characters of the Anime. A fitting choice of music played during the start of the 'movie trailer' and as expected of Gintama, it sent us off laughing with the One piece and Dondake ending.

Of course, it's not subbed yet so only the first part is read more
Dec 29, 2017
Yasaal (All reviews)
The Gintama series loves to troll it's viewers with false announcements like it's 'cancellation' and a 'Shinsengumi movie' apart from many other trolls (the biggest of which was a movie of the Benizakura arc which was a reality) and this was no other. Sunrise knows that it's fans want a Gintoki background story and they delivered one... Just kidding.

Story: 8/10

For a 10 minute 'episode' it had lots of intense moments (talking about the actual Shiroyasha part here) and though it was pure troll it still made you feel how an actual show or movie would be if it was a reality. Why an 8? Even read more

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Japan's Weekly DVD Ranking for Oct 12 - 18

Here is the partial weekly DVD sales ranking for October 12th - 18th. DVD *1, 5,772 *66,998 Gintama - Shiroyasha Koutan *2, 2,614 824,022 Gake no Ue no Ponyo *3, 1, more

Japan's Weekly DVD Ranking for Oct 5 - 11

Here is the weekly DVD sales ranking for October 5th - 11th. DVD *1, 8,411 61,226 Gintama - Shiroyasha Koutan *2, 7,648 *7,648 Sengoku BASARA vol.4 *3, 7,514 *7,514 more

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Poll: Gintama - Shiroyasha Koutan Episode 1 Discussion ( 1 2 )
myth720 - Sep 30, 2009
86 replies by PrOxAnto »»
Jan 26, 7:36 AM
When can I watch it
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