The cover of this year's 31st issue of Weekly Shounen Jump
magazine, to be released on July 4, has announced that the parody comedy manga Gintama
will be getting a live-action movie slated for 2017. Yuuichi Fukuda will be directing and writing the script of the movie under Warner Bros. Entertainment, who also produced the animated Gintama films in 2010
. Actor Shun Oguri
will play the role of the main character, Gintoki Sakata.
series, which has announced that it will enter its final arc by this year, was created by Hideaki Sorachi
and began serialization in December 2003. The series has received various anime adaptation
, with the most recent TV series
ending in March of this year. Gintama OVAs
were announced to be bundled with the 65th and 66th manga volumes this year.
Official site: http://wwws.warnerbros.co.jp/gintama-film/
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