Gintama (film)

Gintama (銀魂) is a 2017 Japanese jidaigeki action comedy film written and directed by Yuichi Fukuda [ja], starring Shun Oguri and based on the manga series of the same name written and illustrated by Hideaki Sorachi.[1][2] It was released on July 14, 2017, in Japan by Warner Bros. Pictures.[3] The theme song for the film was titled "DECIDED" by UVERworld.[4]

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Theatrical release poster
Directed byYuichi Fukuda [ja]
Screenplay byYuichi Fukuda
Based onGin Tama
by Hideaki Sorachi
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures Japan
Release date
  • July 14, 2017 (2017-07-14) (Japan)
Running time
131 minutes
Box office$47.5 million


Yorozuya receives two similar and ultimately connected jobs: Elizabeth needs Odd Jobs to find Katsura, and a swordsmith needs the crew to find a dangerous sword named Benizakura. There is more to both requests than Gintoki and his friends thought.



Principal photography took place in July, August and early September 2016.[2] On the New Year's Day 2017, they celebrated it with a little song and dance routine by the main casts of the film.[10] Encore Films announced on January 3, 2017, it will release the film alongside Tokyo Ghoul in Singapore and Indonesia in mid-2017.[11] On March 22, 2017, they revealed on set photos which had taken in Ibaraki Prefecture on August 24, 2016.[12] On May 15, 2017, the staff of the film revealed that Galigali Galixon would appear in that film.[13] On May 29, the staff confirmed to replace the scenes which Galixon appears in the film due to being arrested on May 12.[14] Later, Encore Films confirmed the Singaporean release on July 13, 2017.[15]

Box officeEdit

The film grossed ¥3.9 billion ($34.6 million) in Japan, making it the third highest-grossing domestic film of 2017.[16] Overseas, the film grossed ¥81.358 million RMB[17] ($12.3 million) in China, HK$2.19 million ($281,014) in Hong Kong,[18] $45,128 in Thailand,[19] and $228,569 in South Korea, Australia and New Zealand.[20] This adds up to a total box office gross of $47,455,832 in the Asia-Pacific region.


Award Category Nominee Result
30th Nikkan Sports Film Award Best Actor Shun Oguri Nominated
Best Newcomer Kanna Hashimoto Nominated

Web seriesEdit

A drama was released as extra material, adapting "The Okita Mitsuba Arc" from the manga and anime, with many of the original cast from the film, including Shun Oguri and most of The Shinsengumi live action portrayals.


A sequel, Gintama 2: The Law is Surely There to be Broken (銀魂2 掟は破るためにこそある, Gintama 2: Okite wa Yaburu Tame ni Koso Aru) was released on August 17, 2018. Most of the actors from the first movie played the same role in the sequel.[21][22] New cast members included Haruma Miura as Kamotaro Ito, Masataka Kubota as Bansai Kawakami and Midoriko Kimura as Otose.[23]


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  11. ^ "Encore Films to Release Live-Action Gintama, Tokyo Ghoul Films in Singapore, Indonesia". Anime News Network. January 4, 2017. Retrieved January 8, 2021.
  12. ^ "Live-Action Gintama Film's On-Set Photos Show Beetle Hunting, More". Anime News Network. March 22, 2017. Retrieved March 26, 2021.
  13. ^ "Comedian Galigali Galixon Slated to Appear in Live-Action Gintama Film". Anime News Network. May 16, 2017. Retrieved May 20, 2021.
  14. ^ "Staff Replaces Comedian Galigali Galixon's Scene in Live-Action Gintama Film". Anime News Network. May 25, 2017. Retrieved May 29, 2021.
  15. ^ "Encore Films to Open Gintama Live-Action Film in Singapore in July". Anime News Network. May 25, 2017. Retrieved May 29, 2021.
  16. ^ Hodgkins, Crystalyn (2017-12-31). "Top 10 Grossing Domestic Japanese, Foreign Films of 2017 Listed". Anime News Network. Retrieved 13 May 2020.
  17. ^ "银魂(2017)". Cbooo (in Chinese). Archived from the original on 2017-10-07. Retrieved September 18, 2017.
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  19. ^ "Gintama Live Action the Movie – Thailand". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 13 May 2020.
  20. ^ "Gintama (2017) - International". The Numbers. 2018. Retrieved 13 May 2020.
  21. ^ "Movie Gintama 2 Reveals Title and Other Details". MANGA.TOKYO. June 14, 2018. Retrieved June 29, 2018.
  22. ^ "Gintama 2: actors returns". Crunchyroll. Retrieved June 2, 2018.
  23. ^ "Live-Action Gintama 2 Film Reveals Cast for Kamotaro Ito, Bansai Kawakami". Anime News Network. 2018-06-21. Retrieved 2018-06-29.

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