Singapore-based anime licensor ODEX has announced on Tuesday that the second live-action movie adaptation of the comedy series Gintama will be screened in cinemas in Southeast Asia soon.
Gintama 2: Rules are Meant to be Broken is set to be released in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Brunei, and the Philippines, but the licensor did not give a target date for the movie’s premiere.
The Yorozuya need money to pay their rent. They decide to do several small jobs but in each place, they meet the Shogun. Meanwhile, the Shinsengumi is facing divisions. The internal conflict of special forces is linked to shenanigans that involve the Shogun. (Synopsis from MyDramaList)
Gintama 2: Rules are Meant to be Broken is the second live-action film based on the popular comedy manga series by Hideaki Sorachi, which has been running in since December 2003 and currently has 74 volumes.
The live-action film was written and directed by Yuichi Fukuda, who previously worked in the two Hentai Kamen movies, which was produced by Plus D and distributed by Warner Bros. (Japan).
The previous cast returns to the second movie, including Shun Oguri (“Lupin III”, Lupin the Third live-action film) as “Gintoki Sakata”, Masaki Suda (“Yuki Shien”, Death Note: Light Up The New World) as “Shinpachi Shimura”, and Kanna Hashimoto (“Ritsu”, Assassination Classroom live-action film) as “Kagura”.
The film opened in Japanese theaters last August 17 in 345 theaters, which earned over JPY800 million (over PHP370 million) in its opening weekend and took the top place in the rankings.