Gintama LA: Benizakura (2017) One night at a bridge, the Joi terrorist Kotaro Katsura is attacked by a ronin. Katsura’s comrade, Elizabeth, goes to the freelancer trio Yorozuya requesting for their help in finding Katsura. While Shinpachi Shimura and Kagura to search for Katsura, Gintoki Sakata receives a request from the swordsmith Murata Tetsuya to retrieve the cursed sword Benizakura which has been stolen to commit serial murder. Shinpachi and Elizabeth are ambushed by the assassin Nizo Okada, a previous antagonist known to the Yorozuya as Nizo the Butcher, who claims to have killed Katsura, showing them the hair he cut off. Gintoki comes to protect Shinpachi and Elizabeth but is overwhelmed by Nizo and the Benizakura, which is revealed to be no ordinary cursed sword. Before Nizo lands another fatal hit on Gintoki, Shinpachi slashes off one of Nizo’s arms, forcing the latter to retreat when people started to gather at the commotion.
Gintama LA: Benizakura (2017) Meanwhile, Kagura, with the help of her pet Inugami Sadaharu, finds hints of Katsura’s whereabouts in a ship owned by the Joi terrorist group Kiheitai led by Gintoki and Katsura’s former ally, Shinsuke Takasugi. After the Kiheitai subdues Kagura, it is revealed that Nizo is one of them and that Murata Tetsuya has been acting as an accomplice in hopes of perfecting the Benizakura, which they had been mass-producing as a bioweapon. While Gintoki is recovering from his wounds, Murata Tetsuko reveals her brother’s intentions and requests him to stop her brother. Shinpachi and Elizabeth discover Kagura’s location through Sadaharu, with Shinpachi infiltrating the ship to save Kagura while Elizabeth leads Katsura’s faction to attack the Kiheitai. While under attack, Takasugi slashes at Elizabeth only to be attacked by Katsura who has been hiding in the ship disguised as another Elizabeth. In the middle of the chaos between the two factions, Katsura blows up the factory and destroys all the remaining Benizakura, save for the one Nizo holds. Katsura wishes to confront Takasugi once again with Kagura and Shinpachi aiding him, facing off against two of the Kiheitai’s core members: Matako Kijima the gunslinger and Henpeita Takechi the strategist, respectively.
|Cast:||Masami Nagasawa, Shun Oguri, Takayuki Yamada|