Today! “Gintama: The Final” shear “Demon Slayer” at the Japanese Box Office
The Movie “Gintama: The Final” managed to replace the position of “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba THE MOVIE Mugen Train” which had previously been king of the Japanese box office for 12 weeks since its premiere in the country on October 16, 2020. During the first weekend of broadcast “ Gintama: The Final “, the anime film won first place, even with the COVID-19 restrictions recently set in theaters in Tokyo.
“Demon Slayer: Mugen Train”, which had never seen a worthy challenger take the top spot in 13 weeks, finally had to settle for second, with “Gintama” beating him only slightly at the box office.
Even though it’s a strong opening weekend for “Gintama: The Final”, the animated film BN Pictures uses the success of “Demon Slayer” to help prop up the film, providing exclusive illustrations for “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba” drawn by creators / manga- ka “Gintama”, Hideaki Sorachi.
On the other hand, not only being the highest grossing film at the Japanese box office, “Demon Slayer: Mugen Train” continues to widen the gap between him and the second highest grossing Japanese film of all time, “Spirited Away”, with “Demon Slayer” which surpassed 35, 70 billion yen (342.5 million US dollars) in box office revenue, and became the first Japanese film to do so domestically.
“Demon Slayer” has also sold 26.21 million tickets since it opened, the first film in Japan to ever break the audience ceiling of 26 million, and it is new history at the domestic box office.
“Demon Slayer: Mugen Train” opens in Japanese theaters on October 16th and has the best opening weekend in Japanese film history, becoming the highest grossing film in Japanese cinemas ever. The 4DX version of the film was released in Japan on December 26.
Gintama, The Hilarious Silver Haired Samurai Story
The live action film “Gintama” which is adapted from the classic manga of the same title tells the story of the adventures of Gintoki Sakata (Shun Oguri), a silver-haired samurai who is good at playing the sword and a mercenary.
Gintoki lives in a world set in the Edo period after an alien species named Amanto ruled the earth and forbade samurai to have swords.
Now the wooden sword samurai with his colleagues Shinpachi Shimura (Masaki Suda) and Kagura (Kanna Hashimoto) work odd jobs where they do anything depending on the client’s request.
His job this time seems to invite danger because Gintoki must face a serial killer with a powerful sword who wants to eliminate the samurai one by one. The fight was inevitable. Can Gintoki beat the magic sword?
Famous Japanese actors gather in live action film “Gintama” adapted from the classic manga by Hideaki Sorachi. Shun Oguri again showed his ability to portray a funny character but still looks cool in a tight situation. Supported by the acting of his co-star, “Gintama” became an entertaining film because of the humorous scenes.
However, the audience will be able to understand and enjoy the jokes better if they are familiar with jokes that are well known in Japan, for example imitating wrestler Antonio Inoki. The laughter of the audience was also contributed by the absurd scene that featured parodies of other comic characters who appeared unexpectedly.