Originally Posted by Damius
In March there will be a DVD that will be released in Japan with 3 episodes, the same will happen in April. Does that mean we will have an arc of 6 new episodes in a row soon? I sure hope so.
So they basically just took a year off anyway. I hope they don't decide to do 4-6 episodes per season, because if it kept up like that, it would end up sucking a lot more than just the year-on/year-off thing I was expecting before too long. I guess I'll just have to wait for confirmation (and this is Gintama, so that should come... about a day before it happens).