From June 22 to July 28, a special product release fair will be taking place at Animate stores all over Japan to celebrate the completion of Hideaki Sorachi’s anime series Gintama. During this event, people who drop at least 1,000 yen on Gintama publications or character promotional items will receive a free sheet of stickers.


Bamboo fans decorated with Gintama characters.

 The character designs for these stickers will include “Gintoki,” “Shinpachi & Kagura,” “Hijikata,” “Okita,” “Kondo and Yamazaki,” and “Katsura & Elizabeth.” That’s a total of 6 varieties, with plenty of character quotes— it’s definitely worth seeing how many of them come from the movie.

It doesn’t end there. Folks who present an Animate card or a  ticket stub from the promotion fair when they’re out shopping may also receive free stickers. Some stores have even prepared limited edition stickers!


Metal plates with characters and wise sayings on them.

A Shibuya shop is offering stickers that showcase Gintoki and Hijikata in casual clothes. If you’re looking to get your hands on some “3-Nen Z-Gumi” stickers, shops in Sapporo, Asahikawa, and Hakodate, as well as the Ion Kushiro shop and the New Millennium Airport shop, are all offering them.

Gintama wooden sword.

Gintama wooden sword.

At Sapporo and Ikebukuro stores (until July 28 and July 21, respectively), Only Shop will also be holding an exhibition. In addition to limited edition goods, you can check out panel displays and get a hold of free Shiroyasha stickers.



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