As previously reported, the live action Gintama film has been confirmed to be screened in Indonesia. In Japan, the film has begun screening since 14 July 2017.
On Wednesday (26/7), the official Facebook page, of CGV Cinemas Indonesia posted an announcement that the live action Gintama film will begin screening starting from 23 August 2017. This date is two weeks after the premiere date that has been announced before, which was 9 August 2017. It is not explained why the premiere date has been postponed.
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