Hear ye, hear ye! Fans of Gintama, know that Gintama Live Action movie is almost here! According to its official Twitter account, Hideaki Sorachi’s Gintama manga film will be released in the summer of 2017 in Japan. It showed posters of the cast members in full gear on Monday.
Yuichi Fukuda, who also directed live-action HK/Hentai Kamen, Mr. Nietzsche in the Convenience store, will be directing the movie. He also serves as the scriptwriter. Fukuda said back in September that shooting with Gintoki’s actor Shun Oguri was already through.
A Decade of Unparalleled Success
For more than a decade now since 2004, Sorachi started the manga and to this day, it ranks among the top-selling manga in Japan. It has over 50 million copies in print in the country. The first 23 volumes were published by Viz Media in English. While Shueisha published the 65th manga volume in Japan on November 4. On July 11, the manga reached its final arc. Check out the amazing photos here!
The TV anime inspired by the manga premiered in 2006. It went on with several hiatuses up until 2013. The latest Gintama TV anime series started in April 2015 and ended in March. It was streamed in Japan by Crunchyroll. This spawned two anime movies. This included the final Gekijoban Gintama Kanketsu-hen: Yorozuya yo Eien Nare movie that was released in 2013. This also included different OVAs and event anime. On January 8, a new TV anime series will be launched.
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The story is set in late Edo period where humanity is being attacked by aliens known as Amanto. The Japanese samurai join the battle to fight the aliens. But when the Shogun realized they couldn’t win, he betrays the samurai and surrenders to these aliens. He concocts a contract with the aliens allowing the aliens to enter the country. He also forbid the people from carrying swords in public. The swords of the samurai are confiscated to make them helpless against the aliens. Later on the Shogunate becomes a puppet government, per Wikipedia.