Gintama Gets Girly for Special Illustration in Magazine Bonus Booklet
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
The characters from Hideaki Sorachi's Gintama comedy manga got another shōjo makeover in a booklet bundled with this year's 17th issue of Shueisha's Margaret magazine, released on August 4. Sorachi again provided the artwork and Margaret magazine's official Twitter account teased it on August 3.
マーガレット17号明日8月4日発売です。ふろくは実写映画第2弾の公開を控える「銀魂」大特集! マーガレット作家陣のトリビュートイラスト、将軍の床屋篇、さらに空知英秋先生の超レアな描きおろしイラストも収録した別冊です!! pic.twitter.com/6qBAs4v5a7— マーガレット編集部 (@Margaret_shuei) August 3, 2018
The booklet was included in honor of the second live-action Gintama film. Besides Sorachi's artwork, the booklet also includes interviews with the film's cast and tribute illustrations by Margaret manga artists.
A similar booklet was bundled with last year's 15th issue of Margaret magazine to promote the first live-action Gintama film. The first film opened in Japan last July, and it earned 980 million yen (US$8.9 million) in its first four days. The film also inspired a live-action net show that debuted on Docomo's dTV streaming service one day after the film's opening. The film had its Canadian premiere at the Fantasia International Film Festival in July 2017, and Azoland Pictures screened the film in the United States and Canada starting on January 19.
Well Go USA released the first film on DVD, Blu-ray Disc and DVD combo pack, and Digital HD on March 6.