Rumors have been swirling on this one for the last few weeks, but with an official announcement, it can no longer be denied: Gintama is coming to flesh-and-blood cinema in 2017.
Shun Oguri, who appeared as Lupin in the live-action Lupin III film, as well as adaptations like Terraformars, Space Brothers and Nobunaga Concerto, will play main character Gintoki Sakata.
The film will be directed by Yuichi Fukuda, who helmed both Hentai Kamen live-action films. Fukuda was also wrote and directed Aoi Honoo, the TV series about the founding members of anime studio Gainax.
The news about Gintama was revealed in this week’s Shonen Jump, which has been running the manga since 2003.
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