“Gintama the Final” will be released on January 8, 2021. As a revision purpose, the “Understand ‘Gintama’ in 1 minute!” video featuring Sakata Gintoki and other Yorozuya members with Satou Jirou has been released.
In the “Understand ‘Gintama’ in 1 minute!” video, it started with the usual background only footage. Then, toward Kaguya’s complaint of “It impossible to understand our long history in 1 minute”, Gin-san answered, “Since it long and troublesome, I had called in a helper” and introduce… the unique actor Satou Jirou that appear in the live-action “Gintama” movie.
As the live-action movie representative, Satou is the narrator in special trailer. Despite he fumbles his greeting, he managed to introduce the highlights of “Gintama” within the 1-minute limit. In the last scene, he said, “This is interesting, let’s invite Oguri to watch it together!”, as he mentions Gin-san’s actor in the live-action movie “Gintama”, and safely completed the narration as the live-action movie representative.
Also, the making trailer featuring the behind-the-scene of the narrator Satou Jirou in the “Understand ‘Gintama’ in 1 minute!” video is available on the movie’s official website.
On January 16, 2021, the live-action movie “Gintama 2: Rules Are Made To Be Broken” featuring Satou Jirou will be broadcast on Tokyo TV and other TV channels.
“Gintama the Final” will be released in Japan nationwide theatres on January 8, 2021.
（C）Sorachi Hideaki／Gintama the Movie Production Committee
From "Gin Tama The Semi-Final", the prequel of the movie "Gin Tama The Final", the synopsis, preceding cutscenes, and trailer of the 1st episode "Yorozuya-hen 'You should not brag without considering the consequences (provisional translation)'" have been revealed. It will be distributed from January 15 exclusively on 'dTV'.
"Gin Tama The Semi-Final" consists of two episodes, which are set in the world two years after the worst-ever decisive battle that involved the entire universe.
In the 1st episode, when Gintoki is back in Edo and runs into Shinpachi who succeeded Yorozuya, he wears a mask right away and calls himself Fundoshi Mask. Shinpachi was attacked by an unknown group led by Shachi, a prisoner manga artist that respects Gintoki as Aniki. On the other hand, Katsura, also known as Donald Zuramp and the first prime minister, was assaulted...
In "Yorozuya-hen 'You should not brag without considering the consequences (provisional translation)'", you can also enjoy the appearance of the familiar Kabuki Chou characters including Hijikata and Okita, and Kagura who has gained a secret skill to manipulate the age.
Although it is a prequel of the movie, it is full of "Gin Tama" style that never leaves jokes behind, which will let you enjoy before watching the movie.
Furthermore, the 2nd period of the collaboration between "Gin Tama The Semi-Final", "Gin Tama The Final", and Tower Records Cafe will be launched on January 8.
During the 2nd period, the original gifts and collaboration menu featuring the visuals from "Gin Tama The Semi-Final" will be offered. Inside the cafe, main visual and huge tapestry of Gintoki and other characters will be displayed. Please follow the information of it along with "Gin Tama The Semi-Final" and "Gin Tama The Final".
(C)Sorachi Hideaki / Shueisha, TV Tokyo, Dentsu, BNP Aniplex
It was revealed that the original author, Sorachi Hideaki, is participating in the production of the film, "Gintama: The Final" (to be released on January 8, 2020). It was also announced that 4 designs of original drawings by Sorachi himself will be given to the audience for the 2nd and 3rd week.
The original author was involved in the production of the original drawings for the film. This is the first time he drew original drawings for the anime series, which has continued for 15 years. There are a total of four scenes including the illustration of the Yorozuya trio: Sakata Gintoki, Shimura Shinpachi, and Kagura, drawn by him.
The four original drawings have been decided to be given to the audience for the 2nd and 3rd week. Two out of the four will be given at random on the 2nd week, and the other two on the 3rd week.
The drawings will include handwritten messages from the 31 staff members, including the main cast and director. The messages are filled with 15 years of memories and backstage stories that were hidden until today, making the drawings a must-have item for the fans.
Also, Sugita Tomokazu (voice of Sakata Gintoki), Sakaguchi Daisuke (voice of Shimura Shinpachi), and Kugimiya Rie (voice of Kagura) have been announced to appear in "Jump Festa 2021 Online", which will be held online for two days from December 19, 2020. The Yorozuy trio will deliver us the latest information about the film, "Gintama: The Final", as "Gintama Times".
The cast members commented on their performances.
The film "Gintama: The Final" will be released on January 8, 2021, at nationwide theaters.
Sugita Tomokazu Comment
What? We're doing it? You're kidding!
This is going to be the last?! Don't lie to us!
I'll wait with a bat in my hand.
Sakaguchi Daisuke Comment
That time of the year has come again. But I feel a bit confused, because this year, it's going to be an online event.
We've proven how sloppy the Gintama stage can be without an audience in last year's Niconico Live, haha. We'll be laid back this year, too.
Kugimiya Rie Comment
I've always kept it casual, but this time, it's a bit different, so I'm quite nervous.
I only wish you will all enjoy the show.
Please take care of yourself!
(C) Sorachi Hideaki / Gintama The Film Production Committee
To celebrate new anime releases such as the movie "Gintama: The Final" on January 8, 2021, and the movie "Gintama: The Semi-Final" exclusively distributed on dTV on January 15, the day before world release, the collaboration between "Gintama" and "Tower Records" will be held. Collaboration goods will be on sale from December 24, 2020.
The collaboration goods under the Tower Records and "Gintama" collaboration will use characters' illustrations such as Sakata Gintoki and Kagura wearing a Tower Records apron. Popular characters immersed in the world of Tower Records is a must-see design for fans.
In addition, collaboration cafes will be held at TOWER RECORDS CAFE Sapporo PIVOT store and Shibuya store. During the first period, the menu will be based on the image of the six characters appearing in the collaboration illustrations, and during the second period, the menu that shows the story of the movie "Gintama: The Final" and the new animation "Gintama: The Semi-Final" will be provided.
Pre-orders for "Gintama x TOWER RECORDS" collaboration goods are available now on "Tower Records Online". From December 24, 2020, handling will start at stores.
Collaboration cafes will be held sequentially from December 24, 2020, at TOWER RECORDS CAFE Shibuya store and Sapporo PIVOT store.
(c) Sorachi Hideaki / Shueisha / TV Tokyo / Dentsu / BNP / Aniplex
(c) Sorachi Hideaki / Gintama Production Committee for the Movie
There is around one month left till the release of "Gintama" latest anime movie "Gintama THE FINAL" on January 8, 2020, and the latest trailer depicting the final battle of Gin-san and others has been released.
The song "Douraku Shinjou" by DOES, which was announced to handle the insert song, could be heard for the first time in the latest trailer. Also, it was announced that "Tanjirou & Hashira Illustration Card" drawn by Sorachi Hideaki will be distributed as the first-week audience novelty.
The latest trailer starts with the all-out shout of Shinpachi and Kagura "Come back! Sakata Gintoki!!!!” but Gin-san, who has appearing gallantly, was being eaten by Sadaharu, which shows that it was filled with the "Gintama"-like comedy from the beginning.
While the countdown toward the earth destruction is getting closer, the Yorozuya members (Gin-san, Shinpachi, and Kagura), Katsura, Takasugi, Kondou, Hijikata, Okita, and the others Shinsengumi members along with Otae, Sarutobi, Tsukuyo, and Kyubei go all-out in the battle with the final boss, Utsuro. This is a gathering of the all-stars of "Gintama", and the continuous battle scene is a must-see.
The insert song that will liven up their battle, "Douraku Shinjou" by DOES was revealed for the first time.
DOES has handled the opening and theme song in the anime and movie, but the comments regarding this insert song are "We had put in all of our effort to create this song with the thoughts of repaying the favor as well as a song that the anime fans and rock fans that knew about us from Gintama, the friendly staff, voice actors, as well as all the Gintama's fans will enjoy".
The theme of this song is the single phrase in the lyric, which is "Saigo no Saigo no Baka Sawagi" (The last and final horseplay). Do listen to this passionate song that is in sync with the final battle of Gin-san and others.
Also, DOES was in charge of the insert song titled "Breakdown", so do look forward to this song that will liven up the movie together with "Douraku Shinjou".
The second part of the trailer shows Gin-san, Takasugi, and Katsura, with their own thoughts, heading toward the final battle with Utsuro, the other personality of Yoshida Shouyou, who is the teacher of Gin-san and others. The trailer ended with the Gin-san lines "The thing that I want to protect is here (Soul)". Will Gin-san and the others managed to reclaim everything back... however, the incomplete arts were also shown in the trailer.
Will they managed to welcome the finale safely? The latest trailer is so "Gintama"-like until the very end, where it overflowed with laughter and tears.
Other than the trailer, it was announced that the first-week audience novelty will be "Tanjirou & Hashira Illustration Card" drawn by the original author Sorachi Hideaki. The detail about this will be announced at a later date.
DOES, the artists handling the insert song
We were extremely happy that we get to handle the insert song since Gintama: The Movie. Since this is THE FINAL, we had put in all of our effort to create this song with the thoughts of repaying the favor as well as a song that the anime fans and rock fans that knew about us from Gintama, the friendly staff, voice actors, as well as all the Gintama's fans will enjoy.
The partnership with SPYAIR was the best, so there is no doubt that it will be the most passionate in Japan and the world. We hope from the bottom of our hearts that you can enjoy the last Gintama movie with the song. I hope happiness will come to those who believe in the soul of Gin.
（C）Sorachi Hideaki／Gintama the Movie Production Committee
It has been announced that the live-action movie adaptation of the cartoon "Tom & Jerry" will be released in March 19, 2021. The Japan original teaser depicting the unexpected miracle that happened due to the friendship of "Tom & Jerry", who always fight when meeting each other, has been released.
"Tom & Jerry" is a cartoon that revolves around the duo Tom, a talented but clumsy and easily elated cat, and Jerry, the cute, smart and merciless mouse, chasing each other around.
This 1940 work was a regular patron in the Academy Awards as it has obtained 7 awards and been nominated 6 times. The fans of this interesting story with the cute characters that fascinate everyone have continue to increase and it has welcomed its 80th anniversary in 2020.
The Japan original teaser depicts Tom & Jerry jumping out from the cartoon and making a mess in the real world.
The chasing for this movie starts when Jerry moved to a high class hotel in New York. The hotel, where the newcomer Kayla is working at, was having a "Wedding Party that the world is paying attention to" but it was ruined due to Tom & Jerry.
In order to restore their reputation, Tom & Jerry has formed an unexpected partnership. The "I despise you, but I like you" duo worked together to hold the world no.1 fantastic wedding party.
The unexpected miracle that happen due to the friendship of "Tom & Jerry", who always fight when meeting each other, and this teaser will hype up the expectation toward the laughter and emotional from the mess in the real world that they will cause.
Movie "Tom & Jerry" will be released on March 19, 2021, in Japan.
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The release date of "Rurouni Kenshin: The Final/The Beginning" has been postponed, but a new release date has been set for April 23 and June 4, 2021, and a new video and poster visual have also been unveiled.
The "Rurouni Kenshin" series, starring Sato Takeshi and directed byOotomo Keishi Otomo, was released in 2012, followed by "Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno" and "Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends" in 2014, and the total number of audience numbers has exceeded 9.8 million.
The release date of "Rurouni Kenshin: The Final/The Beginning", which will be the final part of the film, has been postponed due to the spread of a novel coronavirus, but it has been decided that it will be released on April 23 and June 4, 2021 for two consecutive installments.
"The Final", in which all the stars of "Ruroken" gather to fight for Kenshin, for a new era, and for the final battle, is the ultimate climax of the story. The reason for the battle goes back to the end of the Edo period, and continues into "The Beginning" which delves into the mystery of the "cross-shaped scar" engraved on Kenshin's cheek.
The superb action scenes that have overwhelmed viewers throughout the series are still alive and well in this film. The wall-run in front of a large number of enemies and the one-on-one battle scene against the series' most fearsome enemy, En, although brief, leaves a strong impact and raises expectations even higher.
"Rurouni Kenshin: The Final" opens in theaters on April 23, 2021, and "Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning" opens in theaters nationwide on June 4, 2021.
(C) Nobuhiro Watsuki/Shueisha (C) 2020 "Rurouni Kenshin: The Final Chapter The Final/The Beginning" Production Committee
"Kushagara" included in the novel "Rohan Kishibe Does Not Shout: Short Story Collection" derived from Araki Hirohiko's manga "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure" will be made into a live-action drama. It will be broadcast on NHK General TV under the title of the special drama "Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan" from December 28, 2020 for three consecutive nights. At the same time, cast members information including Takahashi Issei, who will play as Rohan Kishibe, was announced.
The original of "Rohan Kishibe Does Not Shout: Short Story Collection" is a novelized work based on the short manga "Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan" series that depicts the bizarre events where Kishibe Rohan encounters during his research in a horror-like manner..
5 original stories by 4 writers are included, and this time, one volume "Kushagara" written by Kitaguni Ballad will be made into a live-action drama.
In addition to Takahashi Issei playing as the main character, Kishibe Rohan, it was announced that Iitoyo Marie will be Izumi Kyouka, Shibazaki Fuga as Ikkyu, Moriyama Mirai as Shishi Jugo, Takiuchi Kumi as Katahira Mai and Nakamura Tomoya as Hirai Taro in the drama.
The special drama "Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan" will be broadcast on NHK General TV from 10:00 pm to 10:49 pm on Dec. 28, 29, and 30 for three consecutive nights.
The poster and trailer for the live-action film "The Promised Neverland" (premiering on Dec. 18th, 2020) have been released. In addition, a new illustration for this poster by the original comic drawn by Demizu Posuka has also been released.
The work is a live-action adaptation of the "unique" jailbreak fantasy that was serialized in "Weekly Shonen Jump" from Aug. 2016 to Jun. 2020 with the original work by Shirai Kaiu and drawings by Demizu Posuka, and which also attracted a lot of attention in the first season of the TV anime.
Directed by Hirakawa Yuichiro, the film is starring Hamabe Minami as Emma, Jou Kairi as Ray, Itagaki Rihito Mitsuhito as Norman, Watanabe Naomi as Sister Krone, and Kitagawa Keiko as Isabella.
This time, the poster and 90-second trailer featuring all the cast have been released.
The poster shows Isabella and Sister Krone smiling fearlessly at the strong gazes of Emma, Ray and Norman. In addition, the collaboration visual drawn by IZUMIZU who saw the poster was also released.
The music video artist for the theme song is the hot artist "I wish midnight lasted forever" which has been viewed 270 million times. The music video has been viewed over 270 million times and the song was written for this film. The song "You Can't Be Right", written especially for this work, is also used in the 90-second trailer.
The live-action film "The Promised Neverland" will be released on Dec. 18.
About the poster collaboration visual
I'm so thrilled to see the illustrations on the live-action posters you've drawn!
Lovely illustrations, I'm glad you did! Thank you.
About the notice.
I'm happy to say that this trailer is full of developments that will attract people to watch it, as it depicts a turnaround from the happiness of not knowing anything but despair in a world full of lies.
I hope that you will come to see the film to find out how they find a ray of light in a world of despair and how they open up.
About the Theme Song
"I wish midnight lasted forever" I've been listening to the songs because I love his worldview, so it was reassuring to hear him do the theme song for "The Promised Neverland".
The theme song, "I Can't Get It Right," is Emma and her friends fighting against the environment itself. When I first heard it, I thought I had a clear picture of the world of the live-action Neverland movie I was promised.
I can't wait to see the movie that will be completed when the theme song is played at the end of the film. Thank you for the wonderful music.
(C) Shirai Kaiu, Demizu Posuka / Shueisha (C) 2020 "The Promised Neverland" Production Committee
The basketball manga "SLAM DUNK" by Inoue Takehiko is set to become an animation movie. Inoue has announced it himself on Twitter.
"SLAM DUNK" is a shounen manga that was serialized on "Weekly Shounen Jump" Iss. 42 of 1990 to Iss. 27 of 1996.
With basketball as its theme and showing the growth of the athletes, the series has accumulated more than 120 million copies issued in Japan.
The author Inoue has tweeted on Twitter "SLAM DUNK" with the sentence "Movie has been decided!" on January 7, 2021. Together with that, the teaser website and the official Twitter account for the movie have been released.
Do look forward to the future news as the contents of the new animation movie still remain a mystery.
The animated film "Pompo: The Cinephile", which was scheduled to be released on March 19, 2021, has been postponed to June 4, due to the recent spread of coronavirus.
"Pompo: The Cinephile" is an animation film based on a manga of the same title published by Sugitani Shogo (Ningen Plamo) on the illustration posting site "pixiv", about a young man who loves movies and a woman who is loved by movies, and how they find themselves through movie production.
Gene, who works as a production assistant for Pompo, a talented film producer, yearns to make his own film, but every day he feels downhearted that he will never be able to. However, when Pompo entrusts him with the production of a 15-second commercial, he discovers the joy of immersing himself in filmmaking.
One day, Pompo gives Gene the script for her next film, "MEISTER". It's a come-back film for the legendary actor, and the content is so exciting that she is sure it will be a big hit. But to her surprise, it was Gene, whose commercials had been highly praised, who was chosen as the director. Pompo's discerning eyes chose a rookie actress as the heroine, and the tumultuous filming was about to begin. ......
The decision to postpone the release of the film was made in light of the impact of the spread of the coronavirus.
However, the staff are working diligently to prepare for the public screening to be held next spring while paying close attention to infection control measures. We await further news.
"Pompo: The Cinephile" will be released on June 4, 2021.
(C) 2020 Sugitani Shogo [Ningen Plamo] / KADOKAWA / Pompo: The Cinephile Production Committee
From "Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time" (to be released on January 23, 2021), the newest poster visual, and the main trailer featuring a part of the theme song 'One Last Kiss' that Utada Hikaru wrote for the movie have been revealed.
"Neon Genesis Evangelion" is the TV series that was broadcast in 1995, creating a social phenomenon. From 2007, it returned with the release of "Rebuild of Evangelion" series, and the trilogy "Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone", "Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance", and "Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo" . The final film "Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time" will premiere on January 23, 2021.
The main trailer has been released in theaters nationwide (with exceptions). In the video, the theme song 'One Last Kiss' written by Utada Hikaru, who has produced the songs for all the "Rebuild of Evangelion" series, was partially revealed.
Furthermore, the newest poster featuring Shinji, Rei, Asuka, Kaworu, and Mari has also been revealed. It was drawn by the chief animation director Nishigori Atsushi.
A poster with a newer visual, and flyer will be distributed later.
"Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time" will premiere nationwide on January 23, 2021.
(C)Khara / Project Eva. （C)Khara / EVA Production Committee (C)Khara
The latest and finale of the "Rebuild of Evangelion" series is "Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time.". The first screening time of this movie on its release date is 12:00 AM, January 23, in 5 nationwide cities, which are Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka, and Sapporo, making this the world's earliest screening time.
The world's earliest screening time will be available in 15 theatres in 5 nationwide cities (Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka, and Sapporo).
For those theaters with IMAX hall, the back-to-back IMAX screening of "Evangelion: 3.333 You Can (Not) Redo." and "Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time." are available. Some theaters will also offer back-to-back normal screening as well.
The sale of the ticket will start at 12:00 AM, January 13, on the ticket website of each theater.
There is no screening time that is as earlier as this on the release date, so this is the "world earliest" screening. Information, such as the starting time and ticket charge, will be released at a later date. So, please look forward to it.
（C）Khara／Project Eva. （C）Khara／EVA Production Committee （C）Khara
The 2nd PV for TV anime Ahiru no Sora has been released and features the passionate plays of a freakishly tall basketball club member. Broadcasting information was released at the same time. The series will be aired on TV Tokyo’s channel 6 starting on October 2nd.
「BanG Dream! Girls Band Party!」 and its 4th tie-up with Lawson as of September the 3rd, has been revealed. The campaign is to give out a limited quantity of originals goods which will be sold on a first-come-first-serve basis
From TV anime "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind" comes blazers and pants (slacks) which can be worn together as business suits inspired by Giorno Giovanna and Bruno Bucciarati. Pre-orders are available at "Premium Bandai" until Dec. 26, 2019.
"Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger VS Lupinranger VS Patranger the Movie", the newest work in the "Super Sentai VS Film Series", is scheduled to be released on Feb. 8, 2020. The newest footage andscene photos have also been revealed.