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The Tokyo Anime News website began streaming the full trailer for Gekijōban Gintama Kanketsu-hen: Yorozuya yo Eien Nare (Final Gintama: The Movie: Be Forever Yorozuya), the second Gintama feature film, on Thursday. The trailer features the theme song "Genjō Destruction" by the band SPYAIR.
Like the earlier teaser trailer, the new trailer asserts that the film will be the anime's last installment, in which "it all end[s] here…our world." The film has a brand-new story written by original manga creator Hideaki Sorachi.
The main cast for the original anime is returning once again for the movie, with Tomokazu Sugita (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Hiiro no Kakera) as Gintoki Sakata, Daisuke Sakaguchi (Hyou-ka, Tokyo Mew Mew) as Shinpachi Shimura, and Rie Kugimiya (The IDOLM@STER, The Familiar of Zero) as Kagura. Yoichi Fujita and Shinji Takamatsu are serving as director and supervisor, as they did on the television series.
The Gintama anime adaptation of Hideaki Sorachi's comedy manga spawned three television series with a total of over 200 episodes. (The Aikatsu! anime took over the Gintama television anime series' time slot on April 4.)
The franchise also received an animated movie adaptation in 2010, which retold the Benizakura arc that was previously depicted in the anime and manga. The movie grossed over 1 billion yen (about US$13 million) in Japanese theaters, and was released on DVD and Blu-ray in North America by Sentai Filmworks. Viz Media's Neon Alley will stream the first film in North America on Sunday.
The new film will open in Japan on July 6. Theaters will begin selling the second batch of advance passes with a bonus limited-edition clear file on Saturday.
Update: Tokyo Anime News removed its article.
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