The "final" film in the franchise exceeds 1.4 billion yen at the Japanese box office
The "final" follow up to the Gintama anime series, Gintama: THE FINAL, has finally sold over 1 million tickets for the anime film after announcing an "almost" one million ticket sales celebratory event. With this many tickets sold, the story of the gang from Yorozuya has brought in over 1.4 billion yen at the Japanese box office, making the film a surefire hit in a time when theaters are under restrictions.
In total, as of February 7, 2021, Gintama: THE FINAL has sold 1,019,001 tickets for a total of 1,415,817,100 yen (US$13,418,032), breaking both the 1 million sold mark and the 1.4 billion yen mark. It is the fastest an anime film in the Gintama franchise to make this much at the box office and is only 300 million yen (US$2.8 million) away from being the highest-grossing animated Gintama film. Oricon notes that the ratio of men and women is 4:6, favoring women, with a range of viewers from their teens to late 30s.
Furthermore, it was revealed that people who go see the film from February 26 will receive a mini-poster with the top visual on it, which presents Gin and his buddies having a little too much to drink. A special YouTube presentation will also be held on the Gintama YouTube channel in mid-February that is set to "break the rules of Gintama," such as revealing Gin's true age.
Gintama: THE FINAL opened in Japanese cinemas on January 8.
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.