Are you ready for another trip to Edo?
Earlier today, the official website for the live-action Gintama movies updated with a teaser trailer for the upcoming second film. The 19-second feature opens with a deep-voiced narrator asking “Are you ready?” before offering a quick, teasing glimpse at footage from the film.
Gintama 2 hits Japanese theaters on August 17.
Yūichi Fukuda will return to the director’s chair on the project and, like the first film, will write the script.
The confirmed cast members include:
- Gintoki: Shun Oguri
- Shinpachi Shimura: Masaki Suda
- Kagura: Kanna Hashimoto
Jiro Sato, meanwhile, 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.
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