Live-Action Gintama Director Has No Logical Explanation for the First Film's Success

The highly-anticipated sequel featuring the same cast and staff hits theaters August 17

As reported several times, the first live-action film based on Hideaki Sorachi's sci-fi comedy manga series Gintama was released in Japan on July 14, 2017. It earned an impressive 3.84 billion yen from its domestic run and became the top-grossing Japanese live-action film in the summer season. Thanks to the huge commercial success, its sequel immediately got the green light. The second film titled Gintama 2: Okite wa Yaburu tame ni koso Aru (The Rule is surely there to be broken) featuring the same cast and staff is set to open in Japan on August 17, 2018.


To promote the upcoming release, the latest issue of Japanese weekly female fashion magazine anan introduces the sequel film in its feature article "The equation for hit films," including the interview with director Yuichi Fukuda.




One day after the release of the issue, Fukuda let out his true feelings on Twitter.


"While anan has a nice feature article about Gintama with a ton of super cool photos, I have been in great

distress because I am not satisfied with my interview... The magazine wanted me to logically explain the

reason for the first film's success last year, but I have been making films only with the spirit 'Let's make

things that can entertain the audience!', so I don't know what to say to such a 'logic'."




By the way, Fukuda has his 50th birthday today on July 12. Happy birthday! 



"Gintama 2: Okite wa Yaburu tame ni koso Aru" poster visual  



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


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


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