Live-Action Gintama Film Posters Show Takasugi, Nizō, Takechi, Matako
posted on by Karen Ressler
The official website for the live-action film of Hideaki Sorachi's Gintama manga debuted four new poster visuals on Saturday. The visuals show Tsuyoshi Dōmoto as Shinsuke Takasugi (top left), Hirofumi Arai as Nizō Okada (top right), Jiro Sato as Henpeita Takechi (bottom left), and Nanao as Matako Kijima (bottom right).
The film opens in Japan on July 14.
The official website previously streamed a commercial for the film earlier this month.
Masaki Suda as Shinpachi Shimura, who works at Yorozuya
Kanna Hashimoto as Kagura, another Yorozuya employee
Masaki Okada as Kotarō Katsura, Gintoki's longtime sworn friend, alongside Elizabeth.
Masami Nagasawa as Tae Shimura (left), a physically strong girl and sister of Shinpachi, and Tsuyoshi Muro as Gengai Hiraga (right), the proprietor of Karakuri-dō
Other cast members include:
Ryō Yoshizawa as Sougo Okita, a sharp-tounged Shinsengumi member
Kankurō Nakamura VI as Isao Kondo, a Shinsengumi commander
Ken Yasuda as Tetsuya Murata
Akari Hayami as Tetsuko Murata
Yūichi Fukuda (live-action HK/Hentai Kamen, Mr. Nietzsche in the Convenience Store) is directing the film, as well as penning the script. Fukuda revealed in September that filming with Gintoki's actor Shun Oguri has wrapped up.
Sorachi began the manga in 2004 and it continues to be ranked among the top-selling manga in Japan. The manga has more than 50 million copies in print in Japan. Viz Media published the first 23 volumes in English. Shueisha published the manga's 67th volume in Japan on December 31. The manga entered its final arc last July.
The manga inspired a television anime that premiered in 2006 and continued (with several extended hiatuses) until 2013. The fifth and latest Gintama television anime series premiered on January 8. Crunchyroll is streaming the series as it airs in Japan, and began streaming English-dubbed episodes earlier this week. The manga also inspired two anime films, including the "final" Gekijōban Gintama Kanketsu-hen: Yorozuya yo Eien Nare film that opened in 2013, and various OVAs and event anime.