- The official website for the upcoming sequel film Gintama 2 (Kari) (Gintama 2 (Working Title)) announced on Tuesday that the film has cast Midoriko Kimura as Otose. The staff are revealing a new cast member every day from May 22 until May 26.
- Previously announced returning cast members include (from left to right in top row in picture below) Shun Oguri as Gintoki Sakata, Masaki Suda as Shinpachi Shimura, and Kanna Hashimoto as Kagura, as well as (bottom row) Masami Nagasawa as Tae Shimura and Masaki Okada as Kotarō Katsura. The character Elizabeth (bottom row right) is also returning, but the site has not specified if Takayuki Yamada is returning for the role
- Tsuyoshi Muro is returning to play Gengai Hiraga. Jiro Sato (seen in picture below) is also returning, but in a different role. Sato previously played the character Takechi Henpeita in the first film.
- The first film opened in Japan last July, and it earned 980 million yen (US$8.9 million) in its first four days. The film also inspired a live-action net show that debuted on Docomo’s dTV streaming service one day after the film’s opening. The film had its Canadian premiere at the Fantasia International Film Festival last July, and Azoland Pictures screened the film in the United States and Canada starting on January 19.
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