Live-Action Gintama 2 Film's Trailer Reveals November 15 Opening in Malaysia
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Malaysian cinema chain GSC Movies began streaming an English-subtitled trailer on Monday for Gintama 2: Rules are Meant to be Broken (Gintama 2: Okite wa Yaburu Tame ni Koso Aru), the second live-action film based on Hideaki Sorachi's Gintama manga. The video reveals that Odex's screening of the film will open in Malaysia on November 15.
The film opened in Japan on August 17 in 345 theaters. The film earned over 800 million yen (about US$7.27 million) in its first three days to rank #1 in its opening weekend. As of October 7, the film has earned more than 3,566,060,100 yen (about US$31.56 million).
The film's story covers both the "Shinsengumi Crisis" and the "Shogun Reception" arcs, the latter of which features the introduction of the Shogun. The film stars Shun Oguri as Gintoki Sakata, Masaki Suda as Shinpachi Shimura, Kanna Hashimoto as Kagura, Masami Nagasawa as Tae Shimura, and Masaki Okada as Kotarō Katsura.
The first film opened in Japan in July 2017, and it earned 980 million yen (US$8.9 million) in its first four days. Various local distributors opened the film in the Philippines, Singapore, and Indonesia last year.