Gintama, the live-action action comedy film written and directed by Yuichi Fukuda (live action films HK/Hentai Kamen, miniseries Mr Nietzsche in the Convenience Store), has just released its new trailer. Distributed by Warner Bros. in Japan, the film is based on the samurai science-fiction manga series by Hideaki Sorachi that has sold more than 50 million copies. The manga is more often styled as Gin Tama.

Gintama (2017) is the first live-action film based on the manga, which has also inspired anime films and series

The trailer features Shun Oguri (Terra Formars, Lupin III) as the eccentric samurai Gintoki Sakata, Masaki Suda (Teiichi) as the apprentice Shinpachi Shimura and Kanna Hashimoto as the alien girl Kagura, the three central characters, along with a number of other important members of the cast.

The manga’s story is set in an alternate version of the late-Edo period, with humankind under attack by aliens known as ‘Amanto’. The Shogun betrays the samurai, who are fighting to save humanity, by surrendering to and entering into an unequal contract with the aliens. This intriguing premise sets up the series for many story arcs with a healthy mix of drama and comedy, and a range of widely loved characters.

While the trailer looks quite faithful to the original manga, we will have to wait till its Japan release on July 14, 2017, to know how good the movie is. Docomo’s dTV is also bringing a live-action web-series and a movie comic inspired by the film in July. Enjoy the trailer, and we will keep bringing you more updates!

(Plot Source: Wikipedia)