Haruma Miura, Masataka Kubota Join Gintama 2 Live-Action Film as Kamotaro Ito, Bansai Kawakami

The highly-anticipated sequel will open in Japan on August 17

Following the five teaser visuals posted last week, the official website for Gintama 2: Okite wa Yaburu tame ni koso Aru (The Rule is surely there to be broken), the upcoming second live-action film based on Hideaki Sorachi's sci-fi comedy manga series, today revealed its two new cast members who play the key persons in the story.

 

28-year-old Haruma Miura (Eren Yeager in the Attack on Titan live-action films) is cast as the Shinsengumi's advisor Kamotrao Ito, who will make the biggest incident in the history of the group. Meanwhile, 29-year-old Masataka Kubota (Light Yagami in the Death Note TV drama, Ken Kaneki in the Tokyo Ghoul live-action film) plays Bansai Kawakami, one of the strongest swordsmen in Kiheitai, who is also famous as a music producer.   

 


 

Haruma Miura as Kamotaro Ito

 

"I have heard from Oguri-san (Gintoki Sakata), 'Director Fukuda is a person who really thinks about us

who are actors.' And it was a wonderful movie set that I was actually able to feel it. I think that the film

shows a great contrast between the humorous parts that closely follows the original, the part we can have

a fun without hesitation, and the 'Shinsengumi Douran-hen/Shinsengumi Crisis Arc' that tells a hot drama

filled with actions."

 

Teaser visual

 


 

Masataka Kubota as Bansai Kawakami

 

"Gintama's fusion between the gag and serious parts is very new. It is typical of the original manga, and I

have felt it is difficult to find a similar case in films. I felt so much pressure to participate the 'Gintama 2.'

But I also thought, If I do it at all, I should enjoy, so I tried this role of Bansai with everything I got."


  

Teaser visual

 

 

 

Source: "Gintama" live-action film website/Twitter

 

(C)Hideaki Sorachi/Shueisha (C)2017 Movie "Gintama" Production Committee

 

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