Golden Kamuy

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Vol. 22 Ch. 221 - Bear Man
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Damn, that last page is absolutely chilling. And then Shiraishi ruins the mood.

@ak2508
Do we even know how many tattooed prisoners exist? I don't recall the author giving a number.
Last edited 10 mo ago by 7goat.
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Huh, so he did have Multi Personalities, reminds me of Split and Doppio/Diavolo.
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So he had DID and Schizophrenia, both are quite difficult on their own with both it must've been a nightmare...
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I am just reading Golden Kamuy and suddenly the author trhows me a "SPLIT" curveball all the sudden.
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Like everyone else here, I cannot praise this mini-arc enough. Absolutely fantastc.
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This was honestly one of the best arcs
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Noda could make this mini arc a standalone movie and I guarantee I would watch it
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I think these last few chapters are some of my favorite in this manga yet. It really managed to creep me the fuck out in a way I rarely get outside of straight up horror manga. The growing sense of dread as you realize who Heita is and the hilariously freaky surrealist imagery that displays Noda's talent are really impressive.

Edogai's reveal was creepy but you kind of saw it coming because well... he's a taxidermist in a fiction story so you could guess how he was going to turn out. Ienaga (GOD i miss her) was a little less expected but if you're familiar with HH Holmes it still wasn't that surprising/shocking. But Heita... wow. I thought he was going to be another fun little weird man. The gradual reveal of what's ACTUALLY going on and how he's acting as an unreliable narrator was surprising since I don't think there's been another part of the manga where we have unreliable narration (or at least not one that's occurred recently enough that we would see it coming).

I'm not a huge fan of the whole "killer has DID" trope because I think it's rarely well executed but I'm so impressed with how its used in this arc. Also I like that Noda included an interesting take away about the dangers of misinterpreting/misappropriating specifically indigenous cultural artifacts & concepts. Makes me think of how the concept of skinwalkers has become distorted and divorced from Navajo culture within Western media.

Man this arc ruled. I never want to look at Heita's creepy bear face again.
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I can't believe Noda-sensei throwing us DID this time... still what a great mini-arc!

@GardeIV
For me, I want to know what happens if Edogai and Heita meet.

@ak2508
4 more to go.
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“Maybe the real Wen Kamuy are the friends we killed along the way.”
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Could be lead, could be mercury... Either way, so far, this is one of the most terrifying criminals in the series.

Also, reminder: GK is taking a break and will come back on December 5th
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I wonder how many skins are left to collect, I've lost track of how many of them each group has
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This mini-arc is such a return to form for the series. So, so good.
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God I love this artist, the way he drew the guy in the bear pelt grabbing at Sugimoto and the only thing you can see is his hands and eyes... Any other artist would go over the top with it but he knows how to hold back and make an amazing panel.
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Go back and look at the page where Heita reveals his tattoos in the cell. Look at the window.
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@moneng85 golden bear
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I wonder how an encounter between Heita and Anehata would go.
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maybe a real bear companion like winnie the pooh (the one that the cartoon originated from). that would be hilarious to add to their group.
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Shiraishi's priorities... LOL
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@Lithe almost collected all of them!
what are other collector's set item bro?
bear... wife?
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