'Final' Gintama Film Ad Makes Dirty Joke About Ghibli Film
posted on by Egan Loo
A new television commercial began streaming on Tuesday to encourage fans to see Gekijōban Gintama Kanketsu-hen: Yorozuya yo Eien Nare (Final Gintama the Movie: Be Forever Yorozuya), the second Gintama feature film. In the ad, the main lead Gintoki makes a dirty joke about Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli's upcoming film, The Wind Rises:
In the ad, Gintoki says, "The last Gintama anime movie might not make the wind rise, but something else might rise."
Female lead Kagura then adds that you will not get a rare Pokémon for going, but you will get a notepad (designed to look like manga "volume 0") or one of nine randomly distributed film strips. Moviegoers can collect the different transparent film strips and stack three of them together to create different stories:
The Gintama film sold 221,469 tickets for 281,859,900 yen (about US$2.786 million) during its opening this past weekend. That is 40% more than the first Gintama: The Movie (Gintama: Shinyaku Benizakura-Hen) earned during its first weekend. With 127 screens, the new film had a per-screen average of 2,210,146 yen (US$21,800), the highest of all the films opening that weekend.
Images © Hideaki Sorachi/Gintama: The Movie Production Committee