Gintama Second Movie Announced!

Gintama Movie Shinyaku Benizakura-hen

I know I haven’t written any posts about Gintama yet, but I will soon! This series is too awesome not to get its own post(s).

However for now, I’m really excited and need to announce that a second Gintama movie has been announced! Awesome! According to Hiroo Otaka, a film/movie journalist, the movie will once again be distributed by Warner Brothers Japan. No other information has been released on when the movie will be out and what it will even be about.

Anyone have any ideas? I wish Sorachi would write an original story specially for the movie, but unlike ONE PIECE, Gintama isn’t quite as popular and doesn’t get nearly as much audience at the theaters. I would also love the movie to be a more extensive look into the birth of Shiroyasha and Gintoki’s past (which includes his history with Katsura and Takasugi as well as Shouyou-sensei and Sakamoto)- kind of like a longer and more complete version of the Gintama OVA: Shiroyasha Koutan- but I doubt that would happen. At the most, It will probably end up being a retelling of a previous arc just like the first movie, Gintama: Shinyaku Benizakura-hen. But even so, the fact that Gintama will be even getting another movie at all is awesome. And hey, the first movie didn’t do so bad; it was able to acquire a revenue of 1.07 billion yen, which equals to about $12.86 million USD. So… anyone else excited?

Source: Moe Ota-News Sokuhō