Surpassing expectations, Gintama 2: Okite wa Yaburu tame ni koso Aru (The Rule is surely there to be broken), the second live-action film based on Hideaki Sorachi's sci-fi comedy manga series got off to a strong start. The Yuichi Fukuda-directed sequel earned a massive 528 million in its first Saturday and Sunday, easily taking the No.1 spot at the weekend box office. Hit the jump for more details.
It is officially announced in this year's 38th issue of Weekly Shonen Jump released today in Japan that Hideaki Sorachi's Gintama manga will end its serialization with five more chapters and that its final chapter will be published in the magazine's 42nd issue to be released on September 15. Hit the jump for more details.
The official Twitter for the second original web drama Gintama 2 - Yo nimo Kimyouna Gintama-chan (The Strange and Unusual Gintama-chan) confirmed today that 39-year-old voice actress Rie Kugimiya, who has voiced the main heroine Kagura in the Gintama anime series since 2006, provides her voice as "a very interesting role." Read her comment after the jump.
The latest collaboration for Puzzle & Dragons brings Gintoki and co. to the mobile game, which means there's plenty of awesome art to go along with it. While we'll have to wait for more info on the event itself, you can go ahead and see sample illustrations after the jump.
The official website for Gintama 2 - Yo nimo Kimyouna Gintama-chan (The Strange and Unusual Gintama-chan), the second original web drama based on Hideaki Sorachi's action comedy manga series, posted a 30-second new trailer that includes many parodies inspired by Akira Toriyama's Dragon Ball series and its characters. Check out the clip narrated by Fumihiko Tachiki in voice imitation of Son Goku after the jump!
Universal Music Japan's official YouTube channel has started streaming a 110-second music video for three-member Japanese rock band back number's upcoming 19th single song "Daifuseikai" (Hugely Wrong). The rock tune is featured as the theme song for the li-action film Gintama 2: Okite wa Yaburu tame ni koso Aru to be released on August 17. Check out their solid performance after the jump.
As with the first film, Tomokazu Sugita, the voice of the protagonist Gintoki Sakata in the Gintama anime series, again supports the promotion of the live-action film sequel Gintama 2: Okite wa Yaburu tame ni koso Aru (The Rule is surely there to be broken) as the narrator of its latest TV CM. Watch the action-packed clip after the jump!