The first series of the popular comedy/action anime series Gintama will be receiving a blu-ray box set release. This is the first time the anime series will have a blu-ray release (excluding the movies Gintama: Shinyaku Benizakura-hen & Gintama: Kanketsu-hen – Yorozuya yo Eien Nare.)
The first blu-ray box set will contain episodes 1 to 49 and will be released on December 17, 2014.
The second blu-ray box set will contain episodes 50 to 99 and will be released on February 25, 2015.
The third blu-ray box set will contain episodes 100 to 150 and will be released in late April.
The fourth blu-ray box set will contain episodes 151 to 201 and will be released in late June.
Each blu-ray box set price will cost 35,000 yen (+ tax) and will include a jacket for the boxes as well as booklets.
Gintama synopsis from Haruhichan:
Life isn’t easy in feudal Japan… especially since the aliens landed and conquered everything! Oh sure, the new health care is great, but the public ban on the use of swords has left a lot of defeated samurai with a difficult decision to make concerning their future career paths! This is especially true if, as in the case of Gintoki Sakata, they’re not particularly inclined towards holding a day job, which is why Gintoki’s opted for the freelance route, taking any job that’s offered to him as long as the financial remuneration sounds right. Unfortunately, in a brave new world filled with stray bug-eyed monsters, upwardly mobile Yakuza and overly ambitious E.T. entrepreneurs, those jobs usually don’t pay as well as they should for the pain, suffering and indignities endured!