Still sore Viz cancelled the Gintama manga in America? Perhaps Well Go USA can make it up to you, since according to Anime News Network, they’re releasing recent live-action Gintama movie next year! Coming March 8th, Well Go USA will provide DVD, Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack, and Digital HD versions of the film. The film was previously slated to open in America, although it is unknown whether or not Well Go USA is involved. (For the record, it is also slated to open in Canada, Central/South America, Germany, and Spain)
Based on the hysterical Weekly Shonen Jump manga about a futuristic Edo Japan, this film adaption released in Japan on July 14th and earned 980 million yen ($8.9 million) in just four days. A sequel labelled “Part 2” will be arriving next summer, and a live-action special adapted the Okita Mitsuba arc.
The Gintama manga is set to end next year, although the anime is currently playing catch-up with the Porori Arc. Thankfully, Crunchyroll is still streaming the anime for free, so you won’t have to resort to any dubious means of watching.
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