The 16th issue of Shueisha’s 2018 Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed that the Gintama anime will end this month, but will return in July 2018. The anime’s return will enter the climax of the Silver Soul arc (Shirogane no Tamashii). The anime will end with episode 353 that will air on March 25, 2018. The anime entered the Silver Soul arc on January 7, 2018. The Silver Soul arc is the manga’s final arc.
The current Gintama anime aired on October 2017, which began with the Porori Arc. Gintama first launched as an anime series on April 4, 2006, and ended on March 25, 2010, with a total of 201 episodes. The manga series started in 2004 and became among the top sellers in Japan. The series sold more than 55 million copies in Japan.