Gintama: The Very Final Film Acquired for NA Release

Today, Eleven Arts announced it has acquired the distribution rights for the North America release of Gintama: The Very Final.

As seen in the tweet below, Eleven Arts will be bringing the popular film to the west. While a date has yet to be announced, there is a teaser visual for the film featuring much of its cast of characters.

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Here is Eleven Arts’ description of the film:

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?!

Gintama: The Very Final is directed by Chizuru Miyawaki, who adapted the story written by Hideaki Sorachi. The cast features the voice of Tomokazu Sugita in the lead role of Gintoki Sakata. He is also known for his voice work in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures, Assassination Classroom, Danganronpa, and Persona 5.

Here is the full cast for Gintama: The Very Final:

  • 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

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The film is based on the manga series Gin Tama written and illustrated by Sorachi. It was serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump from 2003 to 2018, Jump GIGA from 2018 to 2019, and finished on the Gin Tama app in 2019.

Gintama: The Very Final premiered in theaters in Japan on January 8, 2021.