Gintama Live Action Sequel Overtakes First Film at the Box Office!

Gintama Live Action Sequel Overtakes First Film at the Box Office!

Live action movie Gintama 2: Okite wa Yaburu Tame ni Koso Aru has set a new box office record for the franchise, having taken in over 2.5 billion yen as of Sept. 4!

The second live action film adapted from Sorachi Hideaki’s hit Weekly Shonen Jump manga, Gintama 2 premiered on Aug. 17, roughly a year after the first movie proved to be a hit among fans and at the box office. Audience numbers for both movies now stand at 4.85 million.

Fans will also have the opportunity to watch the movie with a commentary track featuring lead actors Oguri Shun, Suda Masaki and Hashimoto Kanna, as well as director Fukuda Yuichi via the UDCast app until Oct. 18. Some cinemas will also be offering special supporters screenings on Fridays from Sept. 7, where fans are encouraged to indulge their love of the franchise.

Gintama 2: Okite wa Yaburu Tame ni Koso Aru is currently screening in cinemas across Japan.

(C)Sorachi Hideaki / Shueisha (C)2018 Gintama 2 Production Committee

Adapted with permission from Anime!Anime!

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