This year’s third winter issue of Shueisha’s Jump Giga magazine has announced that Hideaki Sorachi’s Gintama manga will “continue” in a free Gintama app.
Shueisha had confirmed in the manga’s 76th compiled book volume in January 2019 that the manga’s 77th compiled book volume would be its last. The volume is scheduled to ship in Japan in Spring 2019.
The manga ended its run in Weekly Shonen Jump in last year’s 42nd issue on September 15, 2018 as planned, but Shueisha announced on the same day that the manga would continue “for a little while longer” in Shueisha’s Jump Giga magazine. The manga’s run in Jump Giga launched with a 54-page chapter in the magazine’s first winter issue on December 28, 2018. Gintama ran in Jump Giga for three consecutive issues, and the manga featured on the covers of all three of those issues.
Sorachi began Gintama in 2004, and the manga has more than 55 million copies in print in Japan as of February 2019.