The Gintama live action film is?announced and because it?s beginning to take shape, fans can’t help but wonder about its release date. This is after the production team finished filming the scenes of Sakata Gintoki, who is played by actor Oguri Shun. Written and directed by Fukada Yuiichi, the film is set to be released in Japan in 2017. More cast members were confirmed to have joined the adaptation, hence the delay of the series.
The director, who previously worked on projects such as?the live adaptation of H/K Kamen and Mr. Nietzsche in the Convenience Store will work alongside the cast mainly,
- Hirofumi Arai as Niz? Okada
- Jiro Sato as Henpeita Takechi
- Nanao as Matako Kijima
- Ken Yasuda as Tetsuya Murata
- Akari Hayami as Tetsuko Murata
- Tsuyoshi Domoto as Shinsuke Takasugi
?The Anime News Network listed the first set of characters who joined the film, including their specific roles. Furthermore, the list is expected to adapt more characters as the filming progresses.
First Set of Casts
- Shun Oguri as Gintoki Sakata, the protagonist who runs the Yorozuya shop
- Masaki Suda as Shinpachi Shimura, who works at Yorozuya
- Kanna Hashimoto as Kagura, ?Yorozuya employee
- Masami Nagasawa as Tae Shimura, a physically strong girl and sister of Shinpachi
- Masaki Okada as Kotaro Katsura, Gintoki’s longtime sworn friend
- Tsuyoshi Muro as Gengai Hiraga, the proprietor of Karakuri-d?
- Yuuya Yagira as Toshiro Hijikata, a Shinsengumi member who is most popular with girls
- Ryo Yoshizawa as Sougo Okita, a sharp-tongued Shinsengumi member
- Kankur? Nakamura VI as Isao Kondo, a Shinsengumi commander
Hideaki Sorachi?s 2004 Gintama manga remains one of the top best selling manga series in Japan., partly because ?of the 50 million copies printed in Japan. While it seems, the series is gaining momentum in Japan, United States? Viz Media Entertainment will publish 23 volumes of the manga in English. Furthermore, the Gintama manga series finalized its story arc in July and as a result, the 65th volume was released in August.
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