2nd Live-Action Gintama Film's Teaser Streamed

posted on by Karen Ressler
Film opens on August 17 in Japan

The official website for the live-action films of Hideaki Sorachi's Gintama manga posted a teaser video for the upcoming sequel film Gintama 2 (Kari) (Gintama 2 (Working Title)). The teaser shows scenes from the first live-action film.

Shun Oguri, Masaki Suda, and Kanna Hashimoto are returning from the first film to reprise their roles as Gintoki Sakata, Shinpachi Shimura, and Kagura, respectively.

The film opens in Japan on August 17.

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 last July, 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.

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 72nd volume on March 2. The manga reached the "climax" of its final arc in February.

Source: Comic Natalie

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