Golden Kamuy
Title ID:
Alt name(s):
  • Gintong Anito
  • gol tamanawas
  • Golden Kamui
  • Золотое божество
  • קאמוי מוזהב
  • ゴールデンカムイ
  • 黃金神威
  • 골든 카무이
  • 9.23
  • 9.28
  • 1,911
Pub. status:
  • 1,505,513
  • 29,500
  • 771
In the early twentieth century, Russo-Japanese War veteran Saichi “Immortal” Sugimoto scratches out a meager existence during the postwar gold rush in the wilderness of Hokkaido. When he stumbles across a map to a fortune in hidden Ainu gold, he sets off on a treacherous quest to find it. But Sugimoto is not the only interested party, and everyone who knows about the gold will kill to possess it! Faced with the harsh conditions of the northern wilderness, ruthless criminals and rogue Japanese soldiers, Sugimoto will need all his skills and luck—and the help of an Ainu girl named Asirpa—to survive.

Russian / Русский:

  • Winner of the 9th Manga Taisho Award in 2016.
  • Nominated for the 20th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize and 40th Kodansha Manga Awards that same year.
  • Winner of the 22th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize in 2018.

  • Links:
  • Author's Twitter
  • Anime Season 1 on ANN
  • Anime Season 2 on ANN
  • Anime Season 3 on ANN
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    Reading progress:
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    • Chapter 0/?

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    @Pokari It is admittedly a work in progress. You can make a form post if you have a solid solution so that it can be reviewed. Zeph will likely take it into consideration as the staff is fairly good at accommodating even if it's not always seen.
    I don't like the smut part, but Ima still read it and see how it is.
    The most engaging story I've ever read! I love everything about it
    so far so good. kamuy means god so the title is 'gold god' huh... interesting.

    @Hotgps thank you, I'm digging in rn. it's more gore than a smut tbh but i'm still on the early chapter so idk for sure.
    😔😔Crying , because I want to read the next chapter so bad already 😔 I appreciate the work from the translators... and then the addition of adding interesting facts at the end...😔😔 love you guys...

    You said it yourself, plus the story is actually really good. Smut tag is misleading, read this manga.
    its funny lol
    uhhh the only comments that i got here is about the smut tag lol is there ANYONE who kindly want to persuade me investing my time in this 200+ chapter of award winning survival tag with a strong 9 rating?
    my favourite manga with dungeon meshi 😙
    Lol best smut manga ever
    Smut tag is here cause

    and 2 guy had a

    End of story

    One problem is that the "smut" tag on MangaDex doesn't actually mean "smut". It's been officially appropriated to mean something else entirely. Because... reasons. (Namely, the lack of any truly appropriate tag for "characters in this have sex"; where on similar-tag-bearing sites one might flag things something like "mature". "Smut" was chosen to be the sacrificial proxy tag.)

    Why has it been handled this way? I don't know. It is rather somewhat confounding, but, y'know, differing opinions and all that, I suppose. Supposedly it is scheduled to be addressed in a future tag overhaul.
    Last edited 18 days ago by Pokari.
    How did they get away with bear scene?
    Yeah, I’ll be honest. The smut tag doesn’t really apply to this manga. Sure, there is a lot of eroticism and explicit visuals, but the sexual themes mostly play off as gags and feel really playful and natural. This is mostly because Noda Satoru first and foremost emphasizes characterization and relatability. While there is a lot of objectifying of sexual attraction and physical touch, Noda reminds us that these people are human, and that sexuality and fetishism is only a small sliver of human nature. Also, the historical setting and universal acceptance by the characters of these themes really normalizes it (at least, in my opinion) to the point where the reader isn’t as fixated on these behaviors.
    I have to say that the fight over whether or not the smut tag should be included for this manga is just as gripping as the story itself. Noda's appreciation of the male form is enthusiastic to say the least. On the one hand, Golden Kamuy has nothing in common with most other works in the smut tag and I'm worried that new readers could easily get the wrong idea. On the other hand, I think one could very fairly classify some of the light-hearted scenes as softcore pornography.

    To new readers: there are some very nsfw light-hearted (and sometimes erotic) scenes limited to the adult male characters that become more frequent in the latter half of the series. There are a few incidental instances of adult female nudity, most of them non-sexual.
    Last edited 1 mo ago by chthonicindagatrix.
    @tanibaa Thanks. That was very insightful.
    @lionfromnorth It is mostly loyal, but skips over a lot of arcs. I say no harm in enjoying both. The anime has literally perfect voice acting and its great to hear, and additionally it's nice to see some of these scenes animated (especially the plot climaxes), but it had to skip a lot of scenes in order to reach pivotal plot points in time for the season 2 finale. A lot of missed arcs were revisited in OVAs, so you can check those out too (the Anehata one literally came out today, but I haven't seen it uploaded yet)!

    Basically, I would read the manga first and then enjoy the anime if you want to. The manga is 100% definitely the better, more full Golden Kamuy experience. The anime is also fine - but it's more supplementary to me.
    Is the anime loyal to the source material? Should I watch the anime or read the manga?
    I heard viz translations arent so good though.. the translator notes here at the end of chapters are so nice
    also that smut tag is still going strong, very misleading lol