Gintama's "Live-Action" movie becomes viral on the "One Piece" reference

Hideaki Sorachi Gintama It's a fan favorite series for its fourth-wall action-comedy mix, and has become even more popular with its animated series that has helped bring many of its gags to life. Both live-action films have also been successful in this sense.

One scene in particular of Gintama's first live action movie is becoming viral among fans for its great reference to another Weekly Shonen Jump series, A piece, as Gintoki almost bites into a Devil Fruit object.

As shared by @santoryubeastZ on Twitter, the viral scene in question sees the Gintoki of Shun Oguri talking with the Gengai of Tsuyoshi Muro on a fruit of the devil. Gengai tells Gintoki to eat the fruit of the devil so that his whole body becomes rubber, but Gintoki refuses because he is not trying to become the Pirate King. In the end Gengai convinces Gintoki by putting a straw hat on his head and saying "Gomu Gomu no Gintoki", just as One Piece's Luffy would scream for his rubber attacks.

Just when Gintoki is about to bite the "fruit of the devil", however, Gengai laughs and tells him that it is a fake object. Joking about the fact that Gintoki reads too much Shonen Jump because there is no way that something like the Devil is real, he dances a little before an embarrassed Gintoki starts hitting him. This is just one of the many references and jokes found in the Gintama series as a whole, and the playfulness of the series has certainly made its way into the live-action adaptation. He was so well received by fans that he not only had a sequel, but also a short live-action drama series in Japan.

Gintama it was originally created by Hideaki Sorachi for Weekly Shonen Jump in 2003. The series is set in an Edo period in Japan that has been invaded by aliens known as Amanto. After the shogun surrenders, humans are forced to live alongside these invaders. The series follows a samurai Gintoki Sakata, who collects odd jobs with his friends Shinpachi and Kagura to pay rent for their Yorozuya base. After finishing his run in Weekly Shonen Jumping (and if fans thought the series would end forever), the series will continue in the magazine Jump GIGA.

Eiichiro Oda & # 39; s A piece began serialization in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump in 1997. Since then it has been collected in over 80 volumes, and has been a commercial and critical success worldwide with many of the volumes breaking record records in Japan. The manga has even set a Guinness World Record for most of the copies published for the same comic by a single author and is the best-selling manga series in the world with over 430 million copies sold. The series is still in first place in sales of manga in 2018, which surprised fans of the most important new entries.

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