This is huge! Gintama movie… Wasn’t this excited when World of Warcaft got adaptation. Really hope Gintama film is going to be great and we’ll be seeing more of it in the future.
I did not see this coming… Hideaki Sorachi ‘s Gintama manga will get live action movie adaption in 2017! The official news has been reveled in Shonen Jump magazine (31 issue 2017). Just look at these actors; %!@# just got real guys! All we know so far is some key actors and characters, and that Warnerbros is involved. Btw if you still feel skeptical about this. Here is the official trailer:
Note: if this is the first time you are hearing about Gintama, I suggest you skip the movie for now and jump straight to the manga series or anime series whichever you prefer. Watch/read until/including Benizakura arc and then get you can enjoy the movie in all its glory.
Now, speaking of characters and actors, some actors look very adequate, some really don’t. for example, Shun Oguri does not really look like Sakata Gintoki at all, although you might know him from Terra Formers and Space Brothers and he really is a great actor… it’s just that Oguri does not look like Gintoki, like at all. But then again, who does? I mean curly silver hair does not exist in nature, and even if it did, it certainly wouldn’t be in Asia.
Same goes to Ryo Yoshizawa: I think, Okita Sogo character needed a very specific and careful approach but meh… on the bright side, just like Oguri, Ryo Yoshizawa is also a very good actor. So, we’ll just have to see how it all plays out.
Kondo Isao (Kankuro Nakamura) and Shinpachi Shimura (Masaki Suda) look somewhat adequate just like Kagura (Kanna Hashimoto) but the only actor that actually looks like his character… it’s Yuuga Yagira (Toshiro Hijikata), in fact, I cannot imagine anyone for this role.