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Gintama 2 Movie Gets Streaming Web Series


It looks like we’re getting twice as much Gintama action… Nice!

Earlier today, the official Gintama live-action film franchise’s official website announced that the upcoming Gintama 2 movie will get a spinoff project. The streaming web show will stream on DoCoMo’s “dTV” service.

Yuichi Fukuda, who is also directing the movie, will helm the project.

The confirmed cast includes:

  • Gintoki Sakata: Shun Oguri
  • Kagura: Kanna Hashimoto
  • Isao Kondou: Kankurō Nakamura
  • Toushirou Hijikata: Yuuya Yagira
  • Ryō Yoshizawa: Sougo Okita

Kanna Hashimoto drew a teaser visual for the project, which you can check out below:

Gintama 2 Spinoff Visual - Drawn by Kanna Hashimoto

The first Gintama movie also received a spinoff on dTV. The project featured much of the same cast, though Kanna Hashimoto is a new addition to the lineup.

Gintama 2 hits Japanese theaters on August 17. A new cast member will be revealed every day through May 26.

Gintama 2 Poster Visual - Shinpachi - Gintoki - KaguraYūichi 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
  • Tae Shimura: Masami Nagasawa
  • Kotaro Katsura: Masaki Okada
  • Gengai Hiraga: Tsuyoshi Muro
  • Ayano “Otose” Terada: Midoriko Kimura
  • Isao Kondo: Nakamura Kankurō VI
  • Toushirou Hijikata: Yūya Yagira

Jiro Sato is returning as a cast member as well, though he will not be reprising his role as Henpeita Takechi.

Ginama Live-Action Film Visual - 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.

Source: Animate Times

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