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Licensing GET: Well Go USA obtains the live-action Gintama movie

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It looks like the week is off to an interesting start. Why is that? Well, it turns out that Well Go USA is releasing the live-action Gintama movie in North America on Blu-ray, DVD, and HD digital. 

While this announcement came off as a surprise, I like how it goes well with the anime future home release in the West. I guess Crunchyroll's stream of the samurai comedy series helped its popularity grow a bit after Viz stopped releasing the original manga in North America.

Considering that the movie is directed by Yuichi Fukuda (The Hero Yoshihiko and Blue Blazes' Director), his experience with comedy guarantees that the film is among the small list of good live-action adaptations of anime and manga.

Even though I haven't seen or read Gintama, Japanator Writer Red Veron's love of the show got me to put it on my Crunchyroll queue. For now, my association with it is Gintoki and Kagura's appearance in the DS JUMP fighting games, along with the Gintaman opening.

With the film hitting North America on March 6, is anyone looking forward to watching it?

[via ANN]


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