After earning around 3.84 billion yen in the local Japanese box office, the live-action Gintama film is getting a sequel. Now, the film’s staff have confirmed that not only will Shun Oguri return as Gintoki Sakata, but the sequel will premiere on 17th August this year. The film’s tentative title is “Gintama 2”.

Aside from Shun Oguri, the staff also confirmed that actor Jirou Satou will also be taking part in the film. However, they didn’t reveal what his role in the film is yet. As of writing, the staff also haven’t confirmed the other cast members as well.

However, Yuichi Fukida, who wrote and directed the film, will also return at the helm of the sequel. In the first film, Masaki Suda played Shinpachi Shimura, while Kana Hashimoto played Kagura. It premiered last July and has become one of the most successful live-action adaptations of manga in Japan.

Source: Anime! Anime!