Gintama Movie 1: Shinyaku Benizakura-hen

Gintama: The Movie

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Alternative Titles

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 9514595,145 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #1192
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Popularity: #1431
Members: 164,198
Favorites: 617

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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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Characters & Voice Actors


Kobayashi, Katsuyoshi
Sound Director
Yoshimura, Ai
Episode Director


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Ending Theme

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


Mar 13, 2011
This movie is basically a remake of the Benizakura story arc (episodes 58-61) of the series Gintama. For those who are unfamiliar with it, Gintama is a comedy series set in an alternate universe, where Japan is taken over by aliens. It follows the adventures of Sakata Gintoki - former samurai, who is always broke. He works as a “yorozuya” (something like a mercenary) together with two teenagers and does various tasks to make a living. The series are more like a parody of popular anime series and characters. The whole concept of mixing samurai, space technology, aliens and comedy may sound strange, but ...
Jul 8, 2013
For all of those who are skeptical or were skeptical of Gintama, this movie will suck you into the hype. I was once filling the shoes you're wearing right now, but after watching this movie it changed my outlook on how I viewed anime.

This movie's plot comes from episodes 58-61 of the original series, just redone. The story is phenomenal (Gintoki keeps his former friend from destroying Edo).

The art is typical Gintama, as are the character's audio.

What pushed me to love this was that the enjoyment was simply satisfying. From the usual Gintama, I would just get a laugh and that was ...
Sep 6, 2011
Mixed Feelings
"Hey I got a great idea! Why don't we (Sunrise) show our fans something they already seen before and turn into a movie! Wow, great! Yeah, great marketing scheme to pull in the profits."

Is it really necessary for me to explain and describe the plot and characters in this review even though you obviously seen the anime and if not why are you, the reader even going to attempt to watch the movie? You won't understand it.

In all seriousness what was the point of this movie? I thought it was going to be something original, something that Gintama fans never seen before. But it turned ...

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Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Gintama: Shinyaku Benizakura-hen Episode 1 Discussion ( 1 2 3 )
kurotsuki - Jul 14, 2010
100 repliesby haddy789 »»
Mar 24, 6:19 AM
Nakashii- - Sep 26, 2021
9 repliesby Ginpin »»
Sep 27, 2021 7:12 PM
from ep 58..
Praveen1114 - Aug 15, 2021
3 repliesby YagamiLight_1212 »»
Aug 15, 2021 3:59 PM
English Dub
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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Jan 20, 2018 7:55 PM

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