Live-Action "Gintama" Film Casts Rebels and Swordsmiths

Characters from the "Benizakura Arc" to appear in movie adaptation starring Shun Oguri and directed by Yuichi Fukuda

It looks like the upcoming live-action Gintama film may have a bit of a dark edge to it, because a sextet of new cast members have been announced, and each one plays a character from the "Benizakura Arc".

 

 

The new cast members include (from left to right and top to bottom):

 

  • Hirofumi Arai as "The Butcher" Nizo Okada.
  • Nanao Arai as "Red Bullet" Matako Kijima.
  • Jiro Sato as Henpeita Takechi.
  • Akari Hayami as Tetsuko Murata.
  • And Ken Yasuda as Tetsuya Murata.

 

Additionally, singer / actor / TV talent Tsuyoshi Domoto (pictured below) has been cast as Shinsuke Takasugi, the villainous leader of the Kiheitai rebel army.

 

 

The live-action Gintama film is directed by Yuichi Fukuda and stars Shun Oguri as Gintoki Sakata. Principal photogrpahy has already concluded, and the film is aiming for a 2017 release date in Japanese theaters.

 

Source: Comic Natalie

 

Paul Chapman is the host of The Greatest Movie EVER! Podcast and GME! Anime Fun Time.

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