Weekly Shounen Jump! magazine’s lovable characters will be hitting the road once again for the 2014 edition of the Jump Anime Festa tour. The issue #34 of Weekly Shounen Jump! has announced their manga line-up which will be getting original anime just for the event.
The biggest announcement may be Gintama which drew a lot of cheers from fans in Japan. This special “tearful episode” will only be shown at the Jump Anime Festa tour. The announcement page was inspired by the James bond movies with Gintoki as the legendary spy and Sacchan as one of the “Bond Girls”. It is even titled “From Gintama With Love”, a play on the classic Sean Connery-era movie, “From Russia With Love”.
Assassination Classroom, which got an event-exclusive anime during last year’s Jump Anime Festa tour will be getting another one this year. This “Secret Story” will be focusong on Koro-sensei. Whether this secret episode is a lead-up to the new upcoming TV anime series is still up for debate.
Volleyball anime Haikyuu will also be getting its own original story anime for the event and it will reveal a “surprising side to a popular player”.
Other Shounen Jump! mangas which will are yet to have proper TV adaptations like World Trigger and Blood Blockade Battlefront will also be getting their own original event-only anime along with Shounen Jump! mainstay Naruto Shippuden.
The Jump Special Anime Festa Tour, or the Jump Tour will be starting in Tokyo on November 9 before leaving for Sapporo and Sendai on November 15, and finally ending in the cities of Osaka, Fukuoka, and Nagoya on November 16, 2014.
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Naruto Shippuden, Gintama, Assassination Classroom and more all get special event-only anime for Jump Anime Festa tour 2014