Warner Bros. just revealed new teasers for the upcoming live-action adaptation of “Gintama”. The teasers are actually still photos of the cast. The cast is garbed in their respective characters' well-known outfits.
The teaser photos revealed three of the main cast namely Shun Oguri, Masaki Suda, and Kanna Hashimoto donned in attires closely similar to the clothes the characters wear in the anime adaptation. Shun Oguri, who plays the role of Gintoki Sakata, is shown in a close-up with the signature white hair and holding up his weapon. Masaki Suda and Kanna Hashimoto, who portrays the roles of Shinpachi Shimura and Kagura respectively, pose just like their characters with an old Japanese village as their background.
“Gintama” is an upcoming live-action Japanese film adapted from the anime series and manga series of the same title, which were written and illustrated by Hideaki Sirachi. The film will be directed by Yuichi Fukuda and he will also be in charge of the screenplay. The said movie will be distributed by Warner Bros. and the studio has revealed that the live action film is set to release in Japan in 2017. The film production has already commenced in July 2016 and was reported to have been completed in September 2016.
Meanwhile, more details on the new “Gintama” anime has been released. Though it will pick up from when the series ended back in 2010, further details on where the new anime will be heading towards have not been revealed. It has been announced though that Japanese bands Real and RIZE will be lending their voices to the new series. Real will be releasing the opening song, “Kagerou” while RIZE’s song, “Silver” will be the ending song.
The “Gintama” anime series was adapted from the manga series of the same title and author. The anime series premiered on Tokyo TV in April 2006 and eventually ended its run in March 2010 after airing 201 episodes. The new anime series and its continuation are set to broadcast starting Jan. 9, 2017 on Tokyo TV.