The first teaser trailer has arrived for the upcoming live-action adaptation of Hideaki Sorachi’s ‘Gintama’.
Set in an alternate Edo period occupied by aliens, ‘Gintama’ follows the adventures of eccentric samurai Gintoki Sakata, who works as a freelancer alongside his friends Shinpachi Shimura and Kagura in order to pay the monthly rent. However, the jobs they undertake are not always simple, and they frequently have run-ins with the police, ragtag rebels, and assassins.
Yuichi Fukuda (‘HK: Hentai Kamen) is writing and directing the film, with a supporting cast that includes Shun Oguri, Masaki Suda, Kanna Hashimoto, Masami Nagasawa, Masaki Okada, Tsuyoshi Muro, Yuya Yagira, Ryo Yoshizawa, Kankuro Nakamura, Jiro Sato, Nanao, Ken Yasuda, Akari Hayami, and Tsuyoshi Domoto.
We’re still waiting for the official plot synopsis, but there is a strong rumour that the film will be adapting the Benizakura Arc.
‘Gintama’ is set to open across Japan in July 2017.