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Gintama’s Second Live-Action Film Opens in Japan on 8/17/2018


Sadly, something tells me Human Boarding won’t be a part of this one.

Earlier today, the Gintama live-action film’s official website announced that the film’s sequel will open on August 17. The feature has a working title of Gintama 2.

Yūichi Fukuda will return to the director’s chair on the project and, like the first film, will write the script. Shun Oguri, meanwhile, will reprise his role as Gintoki in the feature. Jiro Sato, who played Takechi Henpeita in the first movie, will also appear in the sequel. The actor teased that he’ll have a different role in the upcoming feature.

Gintoki

The first Gintama movie opened in Japanese theaters on July 14, 2017. In its first six weeks, the movie managed to bring in 3.48 billion yen ($31,796,794.80 USD).

The Gintama films are based on Hideaki Sorachi’s manga of the same name. Sorachi’s original manga kicked off in the pages of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump on December 8, 2003. The title’s final chapter will run in Weekly Shonen Jump on February 5. Ultimately, the title will span 73 collected volumes.

Several anime adaptations were produced, including four TV series, five OVAs, and three films.

Viz Media currently holds the license for the Gintama manga. Funimation will release the third anime season on Blu-Ray and DVD starting in March, and Well Go USA will ship the first live-action film on March 6.

Sources: Comic Natalie

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