gintama the mitsuba arc
With Fukuda Yuichi’s live-action adaptation, Gintama in theaters in Japan and gearing up for a release in Singapore as well as a North American debut at Fantasia, its dTV counterpart also began streaming with web drama spin-off, Gintama: The Mitsuba Arc. The exclusive streaming platform released well-over eight minutes of footage which you can sample from below featuring Yoshizawa Ryo and actress Kitano Kie, and title actor Oguri Shun featured.
Killer dreams, spicy foods, bazookas and forced levity ensue, as well as high drama and action for the remainder of the program now available solely in Japan. Well Go USA is hosting the feature film adaptation at Fantasia later this month following its Japan release this weekend from Warner Bros. Japan and news and details await on that end. Stay tuned!
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GINTAMA: THE MITSUBA ARC: A Tale Of Brotherly Love, Rivalry And Loyalty In The First Trailer For The Web Drama Spin-Off
The end is almost nigh for the wait until Fukuda Yuichi’s release of the new movie, Gintama, inspired by the pages of Sorachi Hideaki’s popular manga and subsequent anime series. The film is readying for a world premiere at Fantasia Fest next month followed by another screening in Bucheon later this year while Japan audiences gear up for a July 14 release with a live-action take on the Benizakura Arc.
For this, we turn to the continuation of the tale now in the form of a three-part web drama that will stream on July 15 on Japan’s dTV platform with Gintama: The Mitsuba Arc, which delves heartily into the back story of the bittersweet rivalry between the two elite members of Edo’s samurai police unit, The Shinsengumi. Actors Yagira Yuga, Yoshizawa Ryo and Nakamura Kankuro are back along with, and supermodel and actress Kitano Kie in the respective roles of Hijikata Toshiro, Okita Sogo, Kondo Isao and Mitsuba, Sogo’s beloved sister.
Of course, there’s also Oguri back in the obligatory role of odd-jobber and titular 4th wall-breaking hero Sakata Gintoki. Check it all out in the trailer below!