Following Tsuyosi Muro as Hiraga Gengai yesterday, the official website for the upcoming Gintama live-action film sequel announced today that 56-year-old actress Midoriko Kimura is cast as Otose, the owner of the Otose Snack House and the landlord of Gintoki's Yorozuya.
Kimura says, "Since both the original manga and the anime are very popular, I felt so much pressure not to destroy the image of Otose-san that everyone has had. When I started shooting, I was so happy that the director told me, 'It was the best appearance scene ever.' I played some abusing and action scenes, I really enjoyed them because playing this type of role would be the first and last opportunity for me (laugh). Since I already watched the first film, I could not believe that I could enter into the world of Gintoki-san, Shinpachi-san and Kagura-chan. The staff made the perfect costume and hair for my role, so I was able to steadily get into the mood of Otose."
The highly-anticipated live-action sequel is set to be released in Japan on August 17, 2018.
(C)Hideaki Sorachi/Shueisha (C)2017 Movie "Gintama" Production Committee