Gin Tama Live-Action Film Gets the Green Light; Release Date Set for 2017

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Gin Tama, the Japanese manga written and illustrated by Hideaki Sorachi, is getting its own live-action film adaptation set to premiere in 2017. According to reports, actor Shun Oguri was asked to play the part of the protagonist Gintoki Sakata. The live-action adaptation of ?Gin Tama? will be directed by Yuichi Fukuda; the creator and director behind ?Hentai Kamen: Forbidden Super Hero.?

Gin Tama?currently runs on Shueisha?s Weekly Shonen Jump comic anthology and has issued at least 50 million copies in print since launching. The anime version of the manga series was also a big hit, apart from the numbers provided by the manga series.

Gin Tama follows the story of Samurai Gintoki Sakata and his battles amid the invasion of aliens named Amanto. Sakata will cross paths with Shinpachi Shimura, the teenager who solely fights against the aliens in order to free his sister Tae from the hands of the aliens and to prevent them from making her work in the brothel.

In their journey to save Shinpachi?s sister and to do some freelance work on the side, they come across Kagura, a teenage alien held captive by the Yakuza. After saving her, the three became friends called ?Yorozuya.? They do everything, from saving lives to plainly helping other people and getting paid. Aside from the Amantos, the Yorozuya also face challenges when they get into trouble with the the police force.

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?Gin Tama? is a comedy, science fiction series that pulls jokes from other mangas during its entire series conversations. The humour behind ?Gin Tama? is also said to subtly make the readers realize the culture of Japan and how it has evolved in time.

The Gintama anime series has gone through seven episodes wherein the first 99 episodes were directed by ?Shinji Takamatsu, the next 100 to 105 were directed by Takamatsu and Yoichi Fujita and rest have been under the direction of Fujita. With a total of 201 episodes, the Gintama anime premiered on the TV Tokyo from April 4, 2006 until March 25, 2010.

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