This movie is kinda a remake of the Benizakura story arc episodes 58 to 61 gintama seires. For those who are unfamiliar with it, Gintama is a comedy series set in an alternate universe, where Japan is taken over by aliens. It follows the adventures of Sakata Gintoki who is always broke. He works like a mercenary together with two teenagers and does various tasks to make a living. The series are more like a parody of popular anime series and characters. samurai, space technology, aliens and comedy may sound strange, but Gintama is really funny and original. However, the Benizakura arc is probably the most action-packed in the whole series. So even those, who don't like comedy with sci-fi elements, will enjoy the spectacular sword fights.
The Benizakura story itself is kept unchanged. Katsura leader of anti-government faction, has disappeared. Some believe he has fallen victim to a murderer, who targets samurai on the streets of Edo. Gintoki wants to look for his missing friend, but is given a job. He has to find a stolen sword, the Benizakura. While he is searching for it, Kagura and Shinpachi are looking for Katsura. They all face some dangerous enemies and eventually discover a conspiracy aiming to overthrow the government.
The Benizakura arc is awesome and watching it again never gets old. Those, who haven't seen the series, can still watch the movie and enjoy it. The story is easy to follow and the action is good. The movie is Good. The English Dub is Good,shinpachi is one character i didnt like, the voice for him idk, other than him, everyone else was great.
Hoping everyone, fans, buys the movie, so it can sell alot and maybe Sentai Filmworks can consider dubbing Gintama series