As revealed by Gintama’s official Twitter page, the eponymous comedy series is getting an anime special in 2021. The Gintama anime special will stream exclusively in Docomo’s dTV streaming platform. The special will be connected to the franchise’s upcoming third film, which will premiere across Japan in early 2021.

Gintama was serialized in Weekly Shounen Jump in 2003, and ended with 77 volumes by 2019. The anime adaptation ran in 2006 for nearly 400 episodes until its culmination in October 2018. The franchise also premiered two anime films, two live-action films, and a light novel run.