After much teasing, the staff of the live-action Gintama movie sequel finally revealed a few secrets. As they announced via twitter, its official title is Gintama 2: Okite wa Yaburu Tame ni Koso Aru (The Law is Surely There to be Broken). They also revealed several new key visuals, which also tease a few new character additions. However, they didn’t reveal who is playing who in these images.
In their announcements, the staff also revealed that the movie will be adapting the “Shinsengumi Crisis” and the “Shogun Reception” arcs into live-action.
Shun Oguri (Gintoki Sakata), Masaki Suda (Shinpachi Shimura), and Kanna Hashimoto (Kagura) are all returning for the sequel. They also previously confirmed that director and screenwriter, Yuichi Fukuda is also returning to direct the movie. It will be premiering in Japan on August 17, 2018.
The first film premiered in July of last year, and it earned 980 million yen in just its first four days, topping the Japanese box office. Previously, the staff also confirmed that actor Jiro Sato is returning to star in the movie, but didn’t reveal his new role.
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