The cover of the upcoming 43rd issue of Weekly Shounen Jump
has revealed that a new TV season for the Gintama
franchise is planned. It also mentions that the manga is in its final climax. The magazine will be released on September 26, 2016.
's manga Gintama
began publication in Weekly Shounen Jump in December 2003, and its 65th volume was just released on August 4. Japan's Yearly Manga Rankings
at 17th for the first half of 2016, selling 1,468,890 copies.
received its first TV anime series
in Spring 2006, and then three following TV anime adaptations, for a total of 316 episodes. Various movies, OVA episodes, and specials have also been produced for the franchise. A live-action adaptation was recently announced
, and is slated to release in 2017.