GINTAMA Gets An International Trailer Ahead Of Its Singapore Release


Fukuda Yuichi's live-action adaptation, Gintama, is primed for a July 14 theatrical release in Japan with a world premiere in tow at this year's Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal. It also helps that Encore Films will be releasing the film theatrically on August 3 and for this, we now have an English-subbed international version of the film's first official trailer to bring further context for non-fluent types.
From beetle hunting to the search for the world’s deadliest sword… Who said life as a yorozuya is easy? 
After the aliens invaded and conquered Edo Japan, a prohibition on swords is established and the samurai are treated with disdain. Gintoki Sakata (Shun Oguri), a former samurai once feared as the “White Demon” in battle, now operates an odd jobs house with his friends Shinpachi Shimura (Masaki Suda) and Kagura (Kanna Hashimoto).  
One day, Gintoki receives a job request from a swordsmith to find a cursed sword known as the Benizakura. During his search, Gintoki traces the cursed sword to a notorious killer, Nizo “The Butcher” Okada (Hirofumi Arai). He discovers that Nizo is affiliated to his old comrade, Shinsuke Takasugi (Tsuyoshi Domoto), who has been plotting a coup d'état in the shadows. Will Gintoki and his band of unlikely heroes be able to stop Takasugi and restore peace to their home?
The official trailer was a heck of a wait since Warner Bros. Japan teased the film late last year. Personally, I don't even care that some of the visual effects are subpar as I wait for my own viewing. I'm just glad its coming and with any luck, a U.S. rollout will be expedient.
Watch the new trailer for Gintama in the player below from Encore Films.


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