CHECK OUT THIS TEASER FOR THE UPCOMING GINTAMA LIVE ACTION!
by Paolo Yalung
Hey guys! Are you excited for the upcoming live action of the popular anime series Gintama? I’m sure as hell as I am! If you aren’t updated about this yet , we’ll cover it for you right now!
First of all, what is Gintama? (TL:DR, it’s the most awesome anime ever! Haha) Well, the manga is written and illustrated by Hideaki Sorachi. The story revolves around three characters named Gintoki Sakata, Shinpachi Shimura, and Kagura. They run a shop named Odd Jobs wherein they provide all sorts of services for their clients. And let me tell you, those aren’t just regular jobs! If you really want to know, you should really watch the anime!
The story is set in an alternate late Edo period. Humanity is attacked by aliens called “Amanto” (天人?, “Sky People”). The samurai of Japan join the battle against the aliens, but when the Shogun realizes the power of aliens, he betrays the samurai and surrenders to the aliens. The Shogun writes an unequal contract with aliens which allows the aliens to enter the country and places a ban on carrying swords in public. The swords of samurai are taken away so they can no longer resist the aliens. After that the Shogunate becomes a puppet government.
The plot is focused on an eccentric samurai, Gintoki Sakata (a.k.a. Odd Jobs Gin), who helps a teenager named Shinpachi Shimura save his sister Tae from a group of aliens who want to make her part of a brothel. Impressed with Gintoki, Shinpachi becomes his apprentice and works with him as a freelance odd-jobs man in order to pay the monthly rent on Gintoki’s combination home and office, as well as to know more about him.
The two of them rescue a teenage alien girl named Kagura from a group of Yakuza who wanted to use her superhuman strength to kill people. Kagura joins Shinpachi and Gintoki to work as freelancers and the three become known as “Yorozuya” (万事屋?, “We do everything” or literally “The Anything Store”).
Now that you get some of the story, let’s get into the live action part of it!
Gintama’s live action will be directed by Yuichi Fukuda. It will also be released in summer 2017 and casted by: