Gintama Manga Isn't Ending Yet Because Its Creator Screwed Up

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Previously, it was officially announced that the Gintama manga was slated to end in the September 15th issue of Weekly Jump. Now its creator says the popular manga isn’t actually ending.

As translated by Twitter user Kewl0210, Gintama creator Hideaki Sorachi write a one-page letter to fans explaining the situation.

While Gintama won’t be in Weekly Jump, Sorachi wrote, the manga isn’t ending. The reason, he continued, is that Jump has a system in which manga creator tells the editorial department half a year in advance that the story is coming to a close. At that point, it all starts wrapping up.


“But with Gintama, I misread this and for the past three years now I’ve been saying, ‘I don’t think I can wrap up quite yet,’” Sorachi wrote (via Kewl0210).

Thus, Gintama will be published in spin-off mag Jump Giga, where the manga can apparently get more pages, while Sorachi wraps up the story.

“I honestly would’ve preferred to bring you the story all the way to the end in Jump,” Sorachi wrote (via Kewl0210), “so I really have to apologize for screwing the whole thing up.”

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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Really wished this article would do more than just kinda copy tweets without any context. Without further context this article is kind of a jumbled mess. What does him saying “I can’t wrap this up” for three years have to do with the 6-month-period? Why does the Manga need more pages if it is supposed to end? Why did they switch to another magazine at all, so it can run for a longer time there? But I thought it was supposed to end tomorrow? It’s entirely unclear to me what all of these different pieces of information have to do with each other.

It seems like you kinda just copied 1 or 2 tweets and then called it a day :/