Gintama The Very Final arrives in Feb.

Are you ready for the end? Gintoki, Takasugi, and Katsura are going to have a massive face off against Utsuro in Gintama The Very Final. This is the epic ending that fans have been craving. The Blu-ray arrives on February 8th. Here’s the press release from Shout! Factory:

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SHOUT! FACTORY AND ELEVEN ARTS
PRESENT  
GINTAMA THE VERY FINAL
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THIRD AND HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED FINAL CHAPTER OF HIDEAKI SORACHI’S ORIGINAL MANGA SERIES
NOW A NEW FILM AND ON BLU-RAY™+ DVD FEBRUARY 8, 2022 
Available to Own Digitally on January 25, 2022
Fans rejoice! The third and concluding action-packed film of the popular Gintama anime franchise, Gintama THE VERY FINAL will be released on digital download on January 25, 2022, and on Blu-ray + DVD combo pack on February 8, 2022 from Eleven Arts and Shout! Factory. Created by Hideaki Sorachi, the new feature film makes its North American home entertainment debut following a theatrical release late fall this year. 

Available for the first time in North America, the highly collectible Gintama THE VERY FINAL Blu-ray + DVD combo pack boasts an exciting movie presentation (featuring both versions – English voice cast and the original Japanese audio with English subtitles) and an exclusive 16-page booklet packed with character art and storyboards! A must-own for fans, collectors, and pop culture enthusiasts, this definitive entertainment release promises to captivate you on the edge of your seat. Gintama THE VERY FINAL is available for pre-order now at ShoutFactory.com and will be available in stores and other fine retailers. Fans who order Gintama THE VERY FINAL Blu-ray+DVD combo pack from Shout! Factory will receive an exclusive poster, while supplies last. 

Directed by Chizuru Miyawaki, Gintama THE VERY FINAL adapts some of the final moments of the original manga with new elements specifically crafted for the film. For the North American audiences and loyal fans, the lead roles of the Odd Jobs members are reprised by the exciting team of voice talent from Gintama Season 3, including Michael Daingerfield (InuYasha: The Final ActNANA) as Gintoki Sakata, Cole Howard (Cardfight!! VanguardArashi of Zoids Wild) as Shinpachi Shumura, and Jocelyne Loewen (The Vision of EscaflowneGalaxy Angel) as Kagura. Kyle Colby Jones (DororoFood Wars! Shokugeki no Soma), who voiced the character Shinsuke Takasugi, and the ADR writer and director for Gintama: The Movie, reprises his roles for Gintama THE VERY FINAL.  

Gintama THE VERY FINAL
Synopsis 
Everything I’ve wanted to protect is right here with me in spirit. The countdown to destruction has begun! All will join to reclaim an Edo in grave peril! The Earth is facing its darkest days, and the members of the Odd Jobs must come together to save it from this otherworldly menace. Old allies Gintoki, Takasugi, and Katsura strive their hardest for their own ideals, but standing in their way is someone with whom they share a sad history: Utsuro, an alternate personality of their former teacher and mentor Shoyo. Having been spawned by Altana, the energy that fuels all planets, this immortal fiend has regenerated multiple times until finally becoming Utsuro, the ultimate enemy… And he intends to take down the entire Earth in order to end his own life. 

Gintoki and the others set out to fulfill the wishes of their teacher Shoyo and thwart Utsuro’s plans. Shinpachi, Kagura, the Shinsengumi, members of the Kabuki District, and even former enemies will join their fight. As Utsuro’s power grows, Takasugi fights for his very life. What does Gintoki, battered and bruised, see at the very end?Will he be able to put an end to all this?! 

About Eleven Arts
Eleven Arts is a Los Angeles-based distribution company known for bringing high-quality Japanese animation from world-renowned studios to North America. Eleven Arts’ anime titles most recently include Poupelle of Chimney Town, Gintama THE VERY FINAL, SHIROBAKO The Movie, Millennium Actress, Sound! Euphonium: Our Promise A Brand New Day, Penguin Highway, Liz and the Blue Bird, Maquia: When The Promised Flower Blooms, and A Silent Voice. Eleven Arts’ past releases include the Rebuild of Evangelion film series, Naruto: THE LAST, and more.
Instagram & Twitter: @eleven_arts
Facebook & YouTube: @elevenarts 

About Shout! Factory™
Shout! Factory, LLC is a leading multi-platform media company devoted to film and TV distribution, development, and production, as well as the preservation and revitalization of the very best in pop-culture entertainment. Founded by Richard Foos, Bob Emmer, and Garson Foos in 2003, Shout! owns and manages a large portfolio of films, contemporary and classic TV series, animation, and documentaries. The company’s creative acquisition mandate has established it as a leading independent distributor, with partners and properties including GKIDS, Sesame Street, The Carol Burnett Show, The Johnny Carson Show, IFC Films, Stephen J. Cannell Productions, ITV Studios, Major League Baseball Productions, and many others. Shout! Factory Kids focuses on live-action and animated kids and family properties as well as anime, and the company releases films and television shows in other genres under the Scream Factory and Shout Select imprints. Shout! develops, acquires and distributes new films via Shout! Studios, owns and operates libraries including Mystery Science Theater 3000 (in partnership with creator Joel Hodgson) and the Roger Corman New Horizon Pictures Library, and operates the acclaimed streaming service Shout! Factory TV. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com.

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