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Live Action Gintama 2 Movie Gets New Film Stills


It looks like Runaway Kotaro is making his way through this flick, as well!

Earlier today, the live-action Gintama film franchise’s official website updated with a collection of stills from upcoming film Gintama 2: Okite wa Yaburu Tame ni Koso Aru (Gintama 2: The Laws Are Surely There to Be Broken). The new images focus on Katsura, who is played by Masaki Okada in the film.

Gintama 2 Live Action Movie Stills - Katsura

Gintama 2: Okite wa Yaburu Tame ni Koso Aru will cover the manga’s “Shinsengumi Crisis” (Chapters 101 – 105) and “Shogun Assassination” arcs (Chapters 502 – 524). The film opened in 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.

Gintama 2 Movie Visual - MaetelThe 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
  • Shinsuke Takasugi: Tsuyoshi Dōmoto
  • Maetel: Mizuki Yamamoto

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

"Gintama 2" Poster Visual CollageThe 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 released the third anime season on Blu-Ray and DVD in March, and Well Go USA shipped the first live-action film on March 6.

Source: Comic Natalie

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