Live-Action Gintama 2 Film's New Making-of Video Streamed
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Warner Bros. began streaming a new behind-the-scenes video on Monday 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 focuses on the characters Kamotarō Itō (played by Haruma Miura), Bansai Kawakami (Masataka Kubota), and Shinsuke Takasugi (Tsuyoshi Dōmoto).
The film opened in Japan on August 17. The film earned over 800 million yen (about US$7.27 million) from August 17-19 to rank #1 in its opening weekend. The film ranked at #2 during its second 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.