Gintama Movie 1: Shinyaku Benizakura-hen

Gintama: The Movie

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Synonyms: Gintama: Benizakura Arc - A New Retelling, Gintama Movie: Crimson Sakura Chapter New Edition, Gintama: Shin-yaku Benizakura-hen
Japanese: 劇場版 銀魂 新訳紅桜篇
English: Gintama: The Movie
German: Gintama: Der Film
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 24, 2010
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, ParodyParody, SamuraiSamurai
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 1 hr. 35 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 8.521 (scored by 9618996,189 users)
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Ranked: #1252
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Popularity: #1441
Members: 165,792
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Gintoki and his Yorozuya friends (or rather, employees suffering under labor violations), Shinpachi and Kagura, continue to scrape by in the futuristic, alien-infested city of Edo. They take on whatever work they can find while trying not to get involved in anything too dangerous. But when Katsura, the leader of the Joui rebels and Gintoki's long-time acquaintance, disappears after being brutally attacked by an unknown assassin, Shinpachi and Kagura begin an investigation into his whereabouts and the identity of the assailant. Meanwhile, Gintoki takes on a seemingly unrelated job: the blacksmith Tetsuya requests that Gin recover a strange and powerful sword called the Benizakura which was recently stolen.

As the two investigations gradually intersect, the Yorozuya crew find themselves in the midst of a major conspiracy that hinges on the sinister nature of the Benizakura sword. Gintoki resolves to take the fight directly to the enemy headquarters, and together with a few unexpected allies, sets out on one of his most perilous jobs yet.

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Gintama Movie 1: Shinyaku Benizakura-hen is a remake of episodes 58-61 of Gintama.

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1: "Bokutachi no Kisetsu" by DOES
2: "Bakuchi Dance" by DOES


Dec 17, 2023
I liked the Benizakura arc. It was good. It was a good mix of the classic Gintama and enough action that it pleased me. Though I wished to see more of the Amanto, it was good.

Story: The story was all around good. Nothing much to say.

The Animation: It was okay, good for episodes meh for a movie.

Music: -

Why you should watch it: Good Action and an amazing arc. If you have already seen the Benizakura arc in the Gintama show then no need to watch it but other than that it was good.

Mar 9, 2022
Overall it's great but I was disappointed with some of the minor changes.
The Story was great as usual.
I liked the better animation but I am still a fan of some of the original art.
An example of a change I didn't like was Otae and Gin not passing each other. Things like this are why I put characters down to 8. These small changes in character interactions hurt this movie for me.
The soundtrack is outstanding, especially DOES coming in for the final fight.
Of course, I enjoyed it. It's Gintama. Absolutely amazing as always. I'm rating it a 10 because it was outstanding. Although ...
Apr 10, 2022
Mixed Feelings
The Benizakura arc of the anime Gintama was one of the first "good arcs" in chronological order. And it shows, the stakes were more reasonable, the setting less absurd and as of season 1 is probably the third, if not the second best arc when it comes to characterization (not character development, Gintama doesn't have much of it).

This re-telling isn't much better than the original, aside from the production value, due to it being a movie. Don't get fooled by its high rating, the move is not worth seeing over the original arc, re-telling is only true because some events needed to be re-fitted into ...

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Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Gintama: Shinyaku Benizakura-hen Episode 1 Discussion ( 1 2 3 )
kurotsuki - Jul 14, 2010
101 repliesby MrNobodyFN123 »»
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Nakashii- - Sep 26, 2021
10 repliesby GreatestSaltboy »»
May 7, 4:41 AM
from ep 58..
Praveen1114 - Aug 15, 2021
3 repliesby YagamiLight_1212 »»
Aug 15, 2021 3:59 PM
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AkatsukiUlquiora - Jul 5, 2012
22 repliesby skrublordFey »»
Feb 28, 2018 12:56 AM
Can i watch the movie instead the original ?
SilverFever - Dec 26, 2017
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