Gintama’s first action movie was full of swords swinging, fast-paced action, and a lot of jokes which references a lot of popular icons in Japan. The first live-action lived up to what its anime roots with its gags running at almost every moment of the movie. Will Gintama 2 live action movie be as awesome as the first one?
Gintama 2 Live Action
The second movie’s title was revealed to be Gintama 2: Okite wa Yaburu Tame ni Koso Aru (The Law is Surely There to be Broken). It will cover the Shinsengumi Crisis and Shogun Reception arcs. As seen on the trailer, even though the movie is expected to have a lot of out of the wall gags, there will be an equal amount of action and sword-swinging in the movie. And of course, a lot of references from other shows (like Parasyte) was seen in the trailer.
The trailer, which was released a few months ago, shows a lot of fight scenes between Gintoki and a new character. There is also a dangerous “living weapon” that even Gintoki have a hard time dealing with it. He even compared it to the manga “Parasyte”, you know, for the gags. The story was set on semi-Edo and semi-Future Japan.
Shun Oguri, Masaki Suda, and Kanna Hashimoto will be reprising their roles as Gintoki Sakata, Shinpachi Shimura, and Kagura respectively. Other characters such as Tae Shimura, and Kotaro Katsura will be played by Masami Nagasawa and Masaki Okada. Elizabeth’s mascot costume is also pretty spot on.
Tsuyoshi Muro, Midoriko Kimura, and Tsuyoshi Domoto will play characters Gengai Hiraga, Otose, and Shinsuke Takasugi. Yuuya Yagira, Kankuro Nakamura, and Ryo Yoshizawa will play Toushirou Hijikata, Isao Kondou, and Sougo Okita respectively. Jira Sato, who played Takechi Henpeita will also be back to play a different role.
“Well, this is a comedy, but it is still more serious.” Gintama 2 Live Action will open in Japan on August 17. It is expected to beat its predecessror, which managed to get 980 million yen (or $8.9 million) in just four days. DVD, Blu-ray Discs, and DVD combo pack is also available since March 6.