Gintama‘s manga has sold more than 50 million copies, and has one of the most popular anime adaptations that is getting a new season. It is currently being serialised in the famous Weekly Shonen Jump and will be adapted into a live-action movie on July 2017. We now have the first teaser poster and trailer!
In the movie, Gintoki Sakata is played by Shun Oguri, Shinpachi Shimura by Masaki Suda, and Kagura by Kanna Hashimoto.
Gintama, written by Hideaki Sorachi, is an entertaining story that switches between serious, comedic, and warm moments. Gintoki Sakata, a somewhat peculiar man with the spirit of a samurai, meets Shinpachi Shimura and Kagura by chance. Together they work as the members of Yorozuya Gin-chan (Odd Jobs Gin-chan).
The live action movie is produced by Yuuichi Fukuda, known for the Hero Yoshihiko series. Along with the three main characters, the movie will feature a stellar cast: Masami Nagasawa, Masaki Okada, Tsuyoshi Muro, Yuuya Yagira, Ryou Yoshizawa, Kankurou Nakamura, Tsuyoshi Doumoto, Hirofumi Arai, Jirou Satou, Nanao, Ken Yasuda, Akari Hayami, and more.
It’s been a while since the live-action adaptation was announced. The trailer film begins with a wooden sword attached to an obi fastener with the word ‘Touyako’ carved into it, followed by a scene of a sword fight in darkness. It cuts to a large man getting knocked down, who is most likely an ‘Amanto’, the aliens from the series. Finally, the face of Gintoki Sakata played by Shun Oguri appears. He dyed his own hair silver and trained for two months to get the action scenes right. His acting in this movie is a must-see.
Masaki Suda plays Shinpachi Shimura, a lovable character who is always teased about his glasses and is almost like a younger brother to Gintoki. The face, figure, and the way Suda shouts ‘Gin-sa~n’ really resemble the Shinpachi from the original manga. The Yorozuya’s only female member, Kagura, is played by Kanna Hashimoto, who dyed her hair the trademark orange hue of the character.
From the teaser trailer, the effort each actor has put in playing their role is evident. The scenes are breathtaking. We can hardly wait to watch the actions of ‘the stupidest samurai in the universe’ on the big screen.