Japanese anime “Gintama” gets the live action feature film treatment, and readies to premiere July 4th, 2017 in Japan. Directed by Yūichi Fukuda (“Hentai Kamen: The Abnormal Crisis“, “HK: Forbidden Super Hero”), the film stars Oguri Shun (“Crows Zero”, “Lupin III”) as “Gin Tama”, alongside Suda Masaki; Hashimoto Kanna; Yagira Yuya; Yoshizawa Ryo; Nagasawa masami; Okada Masaki; Muro Tsuyoshi; nakamura kankuro; Domoto Tsuyoshi; Arai Hirofumi; Sato Jiro; Nanao; Yasuda Ken; Hayami Akari. (Theme song “Decided” will be performed by UVERworld).
I’ve not had a huge connection to the anime, have only watched a couple of episodes and lost interest in it’s irrelevance and humour, which seems to connect with fans (…or so I’ve read :p). Scroll down for more poster images (all via natalie.mu & IMDb), and a write-up of the “Plot”.
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PLOT: "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.
Who said life as an errand boy was easy?"
WHAT-IS: ”Gin Tama (Japanese: 銀魂 Hepburn: Gintama?, "Silver Soul"), also styled as Gintama, is a Japanese manga written and illustrated by Hideaki Sorachi and serialized, beginning on December 8, 2003, in Shueisha's Weekly Shōnen Jump. Set in Edo which has been conquered by aliens named Amanto, the plot follows life from the point of view of samurai Gintoki Sakata, who works as a freelancer alongside his friends Shinpachi Shimura and Kagura in order to pay the monthly rent. Sorachi added the science fiction setting to develop characters to his liking after his editor suggested doing a historical series." (Wiki)