Anime enthusiasts are in for a treat as the beloved Gintama series returns with a spin-off that promises to delight and entertain. Long-time fans are especially thrilled, as the new show is set to poke fun at some of the most popular shonen anime series currently making waves.
Gintama has never been one to shy away from borrowing character designs from other anime series, often doing so with a humorous twist. The series’ affiliation with Shonen Jump magazine has likely helped avoid potential copyright issues that are all too common in the manga industry. During the announcement of the Gintama spin-off, the creators took this practice to another level by revealing an opening sequence that directly mirrors the first opening of the famous One Piece anime.
The original One Piece opening, “We Are” by Hiroshi Kitadani, has become a fan favorite over the years. As the music began to play during the Gintama spin-off announcement, astute viewers quickly recognized the familiar tune. The opening sequence, however, featured a number of amusing visual changes to pay homage to Gintama’s unique style.
For example, instead of Gold Roger’s execution scene, Gintoki takes the place of the Pirate King. The crowd also showcases numerous Gintama characters, adding a fun and whimsical touch. The tribute continues to the end of the video, where the Gintama voice actors strike poses as One Piece characters during Vivi’s departure scene.
This clever twist on a beloved anime opening is sure to delight fans of both Gintama and One Piece, highlighting the playful spirit that has made Gintama a favorite among anime enthusiasts. With the spin-off series on the horizon, fans can look forward to even more laughter and excitement as Gintama continues to put its unique spin on the world of shonen anime.
Further details about the spin-off anime are yet to be revealed. To celebrate the Gintama anime’s 20th anniversary, more projects will be announced until 2026. Are you excited about Gintama anime return? Let us know your opinion in the comment section.