'Final' Gintama Film Sells 1 Million+ Tickets
posted on by Karen Ressler
The market research firm Oricon reported on Monday that the film Gekijōban Gintama Kanketsu-hen: Yorozuya yo Eien Nare (Final Gintama: The Movie: Be Forever Yorozuya) has as of August 1 sold more than one million tickets since it opened in theaters on July 6. The previous Gintama film closed in theaters having sold approximately 860,000 tickets.
Beginning on August 10, theaters throughout Japan will be giving out commemorative postcards to movie-goers that feature a message from Gintama creator Hideaki Sorachi. Also to celebrate the landmark, the Umeda Berg 7 theater launched a "Soul of Silver -The Man Named Gintoki Sakata-" exhibition that includes movie stills, original designs, and anime scenes. The exhibit will run until August 15.
The film, which tells an all-new story written by Sorachi, is the second film in the Gintama franchise. Though the film is advertised as the 'final' film in the franchise, director Yōichi Fujita mentioned that if it was a hit there might be a continuation.