The best comedy-action-parody-samurai-shounen-sci-fi anime is now on the works for its very first live-action film that has been speculated to release this 2017, Gintama! Yes, one of the highest rated anime and best-selling manga Gintama has been confirmed by this year’s 31st issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine.
The full cast for the Gintama live-action film has also been revealed recently. Shun Oguri will be playing the eccentric main protagonist Gintoki Sakata. Oguri is well-known for his roles on the past anime and manga film adaptations such as “Lupin III”, “Detective Conan”, and popular J-Dramas “Gokusen” and “Hana Yori Dango.” Kanna Hashimoto and Masaki Suda will also join the cast to play the roles of Gintoki’s fellow Yorozuya members Kagura and Shinpachi Shimura.
Masaki Suda is well-known for his role as Yuki Shien in “Death Note” and Hashimoto on the other hand is a member of J-pop idol group Rev. She also starred in the film adaptation of “Assassination Classroom” as Ritsu. It is truly an all-star cast for this upcoming film adaptation.
And for our fellow anime fans who may have missed what Gintama is all about or just to freshen up your minds:
The Amanto, aliens from outer space, have invaded Earth and taken over feudal Japan. As a result, a prohibition on swords has been established, and the samurai of Japan are treated with disregard as a consequence.
However one man, Gintoki Sakata, still possesses the heart of the samurai, although from his love of sweets and work as a yorozuya, one might not expect it. Accompanying him in his jack-of-all-trades line of work are Shinpachi Shimura, a boy with glasses and a strong heart, Kagura with her umbrella and seemingly bottomless stomach, as well as Sadaharu, their oversized pet dog. Of course, these odd jobs are not always simple, as they frequently have run-ins with the police, ragtag rebels, and assassins, oftentimes leading to humorous but unfortunate consequences.
Yes, Gintama has been reviewed with no cohesive narrative story but the crazy actions and comedy for this anime and manga is what stood out among the rest, not to mention how they pull off the parodies. Their parodies never fail to crack a smile on anybody’s face so why so serious about it right?
I am super excited to see the movie, I know we might get some stepbacks if they could really portray the styles of the characters from the manga but we will see…I wonder if they will include Elizabeth?
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