While this chaotic mash-up of sci-fi and period drama aesthetics triggers a relentless sugar rush of visual stimuli, Gintama proves an exhausting and … Azoland Pictures managed to nab some screenings for North America and Canada and, as a huge fan of the series, I had to go see it. So if youre looking for a decent live action anime adaptation this movie exceeds it. Visual fun, meta jokes for creative types, social critique that doesn't take itself too seriously, all sorts of good stuff on many layers. Something else I felt was worth mentioning that doesn’t really fit anywhere else in this review is the film’s use of special effects. Metacritic Reviews, As an anime/manga fan i'm very skeptical when it come to live action adaptation movie although this year Ghost in the Shell is surprisingly good but not until the Gintama live action movie it finally blew me away.Gintama is my all time favorite comedy anime and probably the hardest anime to make a adaptation cause the whole series is a one big anime/manga parody but thank to the director for understanding the source material all the jokes and references pull out very well.The cast definitely have a blast while making the movie cause not only they look very close but also portrayed very well all the beloved characters in the series.The production value is good when they manage to recreate all the little details and important aspect of the movie.Non anime fan also can enjoy this movie and cause they choose the Benizakura arc which is the most easy arc to know all the characters.My problem is there not enough screen time for some character and one of the main villain of the series is Shinsuke Takasugi pretty laughable.There still some fan favorite side characters need to be introduce and the fight scene need to be better choreographed but i believe this is a good step for live action movie right now. In both Benizakura and the series as a whole until much, much later, Takasugi’s machinations come from behind the scenes, and the lack of direct conflict between him and the main cast is a deliberate choice made for the sake of characterization. Let us know in the comments what arc you want to receive the live action treatment next. I was kind of skeptical to see how well. I still found this one emotional and kind of sad, but also exciting and very entertaining. I was simply browsing for something to fall asleep to during a long flight, but this actually made me fully wake up, as every frame was simply too much fun. for fans only and even then i fell asleep with a cringe on my face Copyright 2019 Surreal Resolution. It is obvious that both Fukuda and the main cast understood the delivery and comedic timing that make the jokes in the anime so effective. Other than that, the plot was nice, with many action scenes and some solid fights. Overall, despite some fairly meandering pacing and shoddy special effects, Gintama is an enjoyable film that captures the heart of the manga and anime series with excellent casting, effective comedy and thrilling action. It also surprised me how the movie incorporates jokes from filler episodes of the anime, as well as scenes written specifically for the anime film adaptation of Benizakura. Now that is out of the way, The movie totally breaks statement 1 by not doing what most live actions tend to do, which is change the story and are able to summarize their cast by understanding the genre this movie is as well as the audience members that have come to watch. Much like the animated movie, this one is quite faithful to the original story, with relatively few cuts or changes made. The story takes place in Edo where aliens have taken control after defeating a group of rebellious samurai. It’s not too intrusive on the overall experience, but it’s pretty obvious the characters aren’t really fighting on an airship in the sky. My watching this movie was for a very strange reason - my public library has it and it is on BluRay, and there were zero requests. The characters could be accurately described as their animated counterparts. It was released on July 14, 2017 in Japan by Warner Bros. Pictures. The cast was pretty well matched, altho' the actor for Kondou seems a little too thin. The main visual shows the cast of the drama, which is made up of the same members as the live action movie. Join the online community, create your anime and manga list, read reviews, … We receive chunks of the first chapter of the manga, which shows the first meeting of Gintoki and Shinpachi, a later comedic arc where the Yorozuya clash with the Edo police force Shinsengumi over a rare beetle in the woods, and a couple brand new sequences written just for the movie. I was curious to discover the reason for the addition of Hiraga Gengai, who makes no appearances in the Benizakura arc, only to find that he is only in two scenes in the climax of the film to provide references to Gundam, One Piece, and Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind that overstayed their welcome. I was curious to discover the reason for the addition of Hiraga Gengai, who makes no appearances in the Benizakura arc, only to find that he is only in two scenes in the climax of the film to provide references to, Nevertheless, the highs of the arc felt just as high in this adaptation. With MyAnimeList, the largest online anime and manga database in the world, you can create your anime and manga list, read reviews, explore the forums, follow news, and so much more! Directed by Yûichi Fukuda. While this chaotic mash-up of sci-fi and period drama aesthetics triggers a relentless sugar rush of visual stimuli, Gintama proves an exhausting and alienating experience for the uninitiated. I am looking forward to this sequel, especially knowing that it will most likely not have such a massive exposition dump at the beginning. Gintama versi live-action ini sempat diragukan kesuksesannya, tapi siapa sangka film yang dibintangi Shun Oguri, Masaki Suda, Kanna Hashimoto dan lain-lain ini memikat perhatian … Truly an amazing movie. This movie was initially a time filler for me but I soon started to realise just how well played out the story is. This task has been made much easier for me by Well Go USA, who released the film with English subtitles on Blu-Ray and DVD in North America just this month. The movie would come out in the summer of 2017 in Japan and go on to become a box office hit. could gush about the anime and manga for paragraphs upon paragraphs, but that is not what I am here for. Gintama Live Action resmi tayang di Indonesia tepat 23 Agustus 2017. Thanks to stellar direction, choreography, and special effects, action scenes are full of weight and exhilaration (this, I am also pleased with the movie’s casting and performances. It is often difficult to capture the essence of Japanese humour when it is interpreted into English as the basis of our humour is different. If this review convinces you to watch it, I’d definitely recommend buying this release. While sadly, the movie didn’t have any english subtitles (it would have been extremely weird if there was) I could still understand about half of what was said (go me and two years of Japanese classes!) "The Gintama Live-Action film is as fun as it is faithful" --AnimeNow About the Actor Shun Oguri known for Crows Zero (2007), Harlock: Space Pirate (2013), and Lupin the 3rd (2014). However, if this one short scene at the end is my only major complaint with the overall story, then I wouldn’t hesitate to call the story a success. It’ll give you warm fuzzy feelings like hot chocolate or coffee (whatever your preference) and if you let yourself get swept along for the ride, I guarantee you’ll leave the theatre (or your living room!) Thanks to stellar direction, choreography, and special effects, action scenes are full of weight and exhilaration (this is an action movie, after all), and in some cases even surpass their animated counterparts. The series takes place in Edo Japan, but with a big twist. Such as the main characters Gintoki, Shinpachi, and Kagura. The manga launched back in 2003 and has spawned anime, video games, and an upcoming live-action adaptation. Also, some, (not all) costumes looked quite fake. Such as the main characters Gintoki, Shinpachi, and Kagura. I think Gintama is the only manga series to be translated into real world this easily because of its fourth wall breaking and anime parodies. | It is set in an alternate version of Edo-era Japan that has been invaded by aliens, called Amanto, and has the technology and amenities of the modern world, such as electric fans, video games, and idol singers. However, 2017 also saw the release of a live action adaptation that set the Japanese box office on fire and even saw theatrical runs internationally. With Shun Oguri, Masaki Suda, Kanna Hashimoto, Yûya Yagira. While it … The movie is literally just the anime but live action. What arc will this movie adapt, though? But without further ado, let’s dig into the movie. Gintoki Sakata must arrest the pitiless serial killer, face his former comrade and retrieve the dangerous sword before it causes any more damage. It makes sense to use this for a brand new live action adaptation not only because of its expository nature but because it is a relatively short arc that fits the length of a feature film perfectly. Decent plot and great acting, very fitting for the genre (whatever the genre may be). The performances were good as well. I am here today to explain how the live action film holds up against its source material, and whether it’s worth the time of fans of the nose-picking, manga-reading samurai. They are asked to find a powerful sword that was apparently stolen and which seems to be used by a mysterious serial killer who assassinates ronin. , Yūichi Fukuda’s adaptation of the namesake manga and anime franchise, was the third-highest grossing domestic film at the Japanese box office in 2017, outselling the likes of. Lets get this straight, 1. | As a big fan of the Gintama anime series since 2011. I am also pleased with the movie’s casting and performances. This live action adaptation could portray the world of Edo (Tokyo in modern day Japan) and the anime’s popular cast of characters. Gintama's live action cast is pretty much all revealed so let's compare them to their original counterpart to see how each of the cast stacks up. The portrayals of the Yorozuya and the Shinsengumi in particular capture the essence of their characters in both silly and serious moments with aplomb, though in my opinion Kanna Hashimoto’s Kagura looks and sounds a bit too old for her character. If you have any concerns with this adaptation, don't worry I originally was concerned too, until I watched the parfait scene at the beginning, then I realized Gintama was in good hands here. I’m not going to claim to be an expert in Japanese cinema (because I’m not), but the failure of last year’s live action films based on iconic manga series Fullmetal Alchemist and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, both in the box office and to fans, seems to suggest that Japanese filmmakers have a track record about on par with Hollywood when it comes to adaptations. For nearly as long as anime and manga have seen mainstream popularity, there have been numerous attempts both in Japan and stateside at recapturing the magic of these fantastical stories on the silver screen through live action film adaptations. Namun Berbeda untuk Live action Gintama ini, menurut saya sangat baik dikemasnya (*bicara Gintama … Lengthy gags not present in the source material are placed in the middle of tense or impactful moments and can disturb the flow and pacing of the story. While there are plenty of fans of the live-action GinTama movies, we'd argue that the anime did an equally great job of adapting the manga. And this is undoubtedly the best. I mean, why else would they have used the arc for the first live-action movie? So, five and a half out of ten. Like last time, a few comedic stories start the movie to show off classic Gintama wackiness before the big action-filled plot kicks in. Assassination scheming ensues. However, the CGI were very poor and the execution overall was weak, following the anime premisses so closerly, to the point that it was idiotic. grinning like a maniac. It combines elements of feudal Japan such as clothing and dwellings of that era as well as the terminology of the capital being refered to as Edo and the presence of samurai and ronin with science-fiction elements such as the presence of aliens, flying ships and sophisticated weapons. Instead of sounding threatening and enigmatic like Takehito Koyasu’s portrayal of the character in the anime, he both sounds and acts sedated and apathetic. Instead of sounding threatening and enigmatic like Takehito Koyasu’s portrayal of the character in the anime, he both sounds and acts sedated and apathetic. This task has been made much easier for me by Well Go USA, who released the film with English subtitles on Blu-Ray and DVD in North America just this month. Japanese juvenile comedy with English subtitles. Hideaki Sorachi’s Gintama will get a short drama covering the Mitsuba Arc!. Nevertheless, it does provide a nice segue into the meat of the film. Awards Live action anime adaptations are terrible and 2. foreign films don't score high on western rating sites. I’m not going to claim to be an expert in Japanese cinema (because I’m not), but the failure of last year’s live action films based on iconic manga series. 3 of 3 episodes seen . This live action adaptation could portray the world of Edo (Tokyo in modern day Japan) and the anime’s popular cast of characters. When I sat down to watch and review the live-action adaptation, I did so with only the most basic understanding of what I was getting myself into (honestly, I just read that it had samurai in it and said, Sure, I’ll watch that). Want to join the Gintama° discussion?Check out the MyAnimeList forums and share your opinion now! It does feel worth mentioning that the subplot where series mascot Elizabeth dons the apparel of Katsura Kotarou and attacks the villains’ ship with the assistance of other anti-government rebels is cut out almost entirely. Overall 7.0. But Gintama, which was a manga before becoming a long-running anime series in 2005, completely slipped past my radar. To much delight and possible skepticism from fans, a live-action movie adaptation of Gintama was announced in 2016. They’re definitely entertaining, but as a veteran of the series I couldn’t help but feel a bit fatigued and ready for the main story to begin. |