Live-Action Gintama 2 Film's Theme Song Video, New Making-of Video Streamed
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Warner Bros. began streaming a "theme song special video" on Friday for Gintama 2: Okite wa Yaburu Tame ni Koso Aru (The Law is Surely There to be Broken), the second live-action film based on Hideaki Sorachi's Gintama manga. The video features back number's theme song "Daifuseikai."
Warner Bros. also began streaming a new behind-the-scenes video on Wednesday, and a new TV ad on Thursday for the film.
The film opened in Japan on August 17. The film earned over 800 million yen (about US$7.27 million) from Friday to Sunday to rank #1 in its opening weekend. The story covers both the "Shinsengumi Crisis" and the "Shogun Reception" arcs, the latter of which features the introduction of the Shogun.
An accompanying three-episode live-action show titled Gintama 2: Yo ni mo Kimyō na Gintama-chan premiered on August 18 on Docomo's dTV streaming service.
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. Well Go USA released the first film on DVD, Blu-ray Disc and DVD combo pack, and Digital HD on March 6.