Eleven Arts gets Gintama The Very Final Film license

Eleven Arts announced that it has acquired the license for Gintama The Very Final. The anime film is the latest collection in Hideaki Sorachi’s Gintama franchise.

On January 8, the film opened at #1 in Japan. It ended Kimetsu no Yaiba The Movie: Mugen Train‘s 12 consecutive weekends at the top of the Japanese box office. It has earned a cumulative total of 1,850,391,800 yen (about US$16.94 million) as of mid March.

Cast:
  • Tomokazu Sugita as Gintoki Sakata 
  • Daisuke Sakaguchi as Shinpachi Shimura 
  • Rie Kugimiya as Kagura 
  • Koichi Yamadera as Utusuro/Shoyo Yoshida 
  • Takehito Koyasu as Shinsuke Takasugi 
  • Akira Ishida as Kotaro Katsura 
  • Susumu Chiba as Isao Kondo 
  • Kazuya Nakai as Toshiro Hijikata 
  • Kenichi Suzumura as Sogo Okita
©Hideaki Sorachi/ Gintama production committee

Eleven Arts describes Gintama The Very Final as;

This is the actual ending.

The countdown to destruction has begun! All will join to reclaim an Edo in grave peril!

Earth is facing its darkest days, and the members of the Odd Jobs must come together to save it from an otherworldly menace.

Old allies Gintoki, Takasugi, and Katsura strive their hardest for their own ideals. But standing in their way is someone with whom they share a sad history: Utsuro, an alternate personality of their former teacher and mentor, Shoyo. Having been spawned by Altana, the energy that fuels all planets, this immortal fiend has regenerated multiple times until finally becoming Utsuro, the ultimate enemy… And he intends to take down the entire world in order to end his own life.

Gintoki and the others set out to fulfill the wishes of their teacher Shoyo and thwart Utsuro’s plans. Shinpachi, Kagura, the Shinsengumi, members of the Kabuki District, and even former enemies will join their fight.

As Utsuro’s power grows, Takasugi fights for his very life.

Will Gintoki be able to put an end to all this?!

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Chizuru Miyawaki is the director as well as the screenplay writer. Sorachi’s manga began in 2003 and ended in June 2019 with over 55 million copies in circulation. It has inspired several television anime series with a total of 367 episodes, as well as two previous anime films and two live-action films.

Source: Press release

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