Live-Action Gintama Film Posters Show Tae Shimura, Gengai Hiraga
The official website for the live-action film of Hideaki Sorachi‘s Gintama manga debuted two poster visuals on Monday. The visuals show Masami Nagasawa as Tae Shimura (left), a physically strong girl and sister of Shinpachi, and Tsuyoshi Muro as Gengai Hiraga (right), the proprietor of Karakuri-dō.
The film opens in Japan on July 14.
The official website previously streamed a commercial for the film earlier this month.
Previously unveiled character posters show Shun Oguri, Masaki Suda, Kanna Hashimoto, and Masaki Okada.
Masaki Suda as Shinpachi Shimura, who works at Yorozuya
Kanna Hashimoto as Kagura, another Yorozuya employee
Masaki Okada as Kotarō Katsura, Gintoki’s longtime sworn friend, alongside Elizabeth.
Other cast members include:
Ryo Yoshizawa as Sougo Okita, a sharp-tounged Shinsengumi member
Kankurō Nakamura VI as Isao Kondo, a Shinsengumi commander
Hirofumi Arai as Nizō Okada
Yūichi Fukuda (live-action HK/Hentai Kamen, Mr. Nietzsche in the Convenience Store) is directing the film, as well as penning the script. Fukuda revealed in September that filming with Gintoki’s actor Shun Oguri has wrapped up.
Sorachi began the manga in 2004 and it continues to be ranked among the top-selling manga in Japan. The manga has more than 50 million copies in print in Japan. Viz Media published the first 23 volumes in English. Shueisha published the manga’s 67th volume in Japan on December 31. The manga entered its final arc last July.
The manga inspired a television anime that premiered in 2006 and continued (with several extended hiatuses) until 2013. The fifth and latest Gintama television anime series premiered on January 8. Crunchyroll is streaming the series as it airs in Japan. The manga also inspired two anime films, including the “final” Gekijōban Gintama Kanketsu-hen: Yorozuya yo Eien Nare film that opened in 2013, and various OVAs and event anime.
Source: Comic Natalie