It has been revealed that the amusement park J-WORLD TOKYO will hold a new event titled Gintama: Yamazaki’s Spring Mob Festival 2017 (Gintama: Yamazaki Haru no Mob Matsuri 2017) from 25 March to 7 May 2017. The event title is a parody of ‘Yamazaki Spring Bread Festival’ (Yamazaki Haru no Pan Matsuri) a well-known campaign held by the bakery company, Yamazaki Baking.
Gintama: Yamazaki’s Spring Mob Festival 2017 is an event which puts the spotlight on the background characters of Gintama! Side and background characters are known as ‘mob characters’ in Japanese. There will be various foods items and games inspired by Shinsengumi Inspector Sagaru Yamazaki, along with various characters who usually do not stand out in the story.
The menu will have eight limited-edition food items, including ‘Baka Ouji no Cake (Stupid Prince’s Cake), ‘Hokyuu Gakari Pakuyasa no Yakisoba Pan Ichigo Au Lait Tsuki (Food Supplier Pakuyasa’s Yakisoba Bread with Strawberry Milk)’, ‘Catherine no “Sakata-sa~n, Aho no Sakata-sa~n” Cake (Catherine’s “Mr.Sakata~, Stupid Mr. Sakata~” Cake)’, and many more. The two mini games at the event will be ‘An Pan Gara Pon (Bean-Jam Bun Lottery)’ and ‘Robokko Zangeshitu (Robot Girl’s Confessional)’. You can win goods featuring these side characters, such as tin badges and illustrations.
Each time you play one of the games, you get a stamp. If you collect ten stamps, then you can receive a white *Gintama* coaster!
Check out this unique event in which Gintoki Sakata and the rest of the main characters of Gintama will NOT be showing up!
Gintama: Yamazaki’s Spring Mob Festival 2017
Term: Saturday 25 March – Sunday 7 May 2017
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