The official Facebook page of CGV Cinemas Indonesia announced on Monday (10/7) that the live action Gintama film will be screened on its cinemas. Previously, Encore Films Indonesia had hinted that the live action Gintama film, along with two other Japanese films, will be shown in Indonesia. The film debut in Japan in 14 July 2017, while in Indonesia, the film will be screened starting from 9 August 2017.
The live action film is directed by Yuichi Fukuda, who previously worked on live action Hentai Kamen. The casts are include Shun Oguri as Gintoki, Masaki Suda as Shinpachi, and Kanna Hashimoto as Kagura. The band UVERworld performs the theme song of the film, “DECIDED”.
The live action project will also be developed into a net show, or a special program streamed via internet. The service dTV, which is an internet streaming service owned by Docomo, will stream the project on 15 July 2017, a day after the film has premiered in Japanese cinemas. The same casts and staff from the film will also appear in this net show to adapt some popular stories from the manga.
Gintama is adapted from the manga of the same name by Hideaki Sorachi that debuted in 2004, and since then has been adapted into an anime TV series in 2006. Other than the TV anime, this manga has been adapted into two anime feature films: Gintama: Shinyaku Benizakura-hen (2010) and Gekijoban Gintama Kanketsu-hen: Yorozuya yo Eien Nare (2013). The first season of the anime had been aired in Indonesian private TV station Indosiar in 2011.
The Indonesian Anime Times