Golden Kamuy Japanese
Alt name(s):
  • Gintong Anito
  • Golden Kamui
  • ゴールデンカムイ
  • 黃金神威
  • 골든 카무이
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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.

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.
Golden Kamuy Wins 22nd Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize in 2018.

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@Tsudow chapter 152-153 has panels with young Hijikata and chapter 86 has a panel with Hijikata in prison
Anyone know which chapter has the picture of young Hijikata(not chap 124)?I remember it being a full page of him and not a picture, thanks.
fucking amazing manga, really great mix between comedy and seriousness with plot. Kinda reminds me of Gintama
God, Frost flowers are so cool. It's like something straight out of a high fantasy novel.
The Ainu tidbits through the story makes all the difference. It's a subject rarely shown in manga, so it makes this series different from everything. It feels like a great heist movie/western. Good comedy. The historical part shows 1. How highly "developed" the ainu are (for a lack of better word) 2. How tragically beaten up ainu have been up to today. Genocidal. So many animals appear on the manga that are extinct today. A lot of it due to western influence, including pressuring government and law.
So I am started reading this manga and got to 100th chapter, all in all it's quite a good piece except it has usual misconception about situation in Russian Empire at that time.

First thing is, there were zero to none revolutionary movements on far east, as it was scarcely populated and mainly people were okay about their living, It's only after actions of White Russian movement (more specifically the kind of terror they've done, to this very day people living beyond Ural call the ugliest most annoying dogs as Kolchak, by the name of the leader of White Russain movement, under his banner thousands of farmers were slaughtered then they refused to part with their livestock and food, and just to make "peasants behave" (late russian aristocracy were kind of an arseholes)) and US military intervention. After that people started lean towards soviet ideas as possibility for peace, freedom, end of lawlessness and fair regime.

Second, nor White Russians, nor Bolsheviks were the thing before 1916, when White Russian started to slowly form, and 1917, when Bolsheviks reappear during October Revolution, they were pretty much a non entity before that, less than 15000 members, and most of them were imprisoned or in exile at the time of the manga.

If I were to write a fiction about revolutionary from far east who ended up in Japan, I would've think about an SR (Socialist Revolutionary) party member. They were quite the bastards and skilled terrorists, who managed to kill multiple officials of high standing, and even tried to take out Nicolas the Second couple of times, and after all that somehow managed to be represented in first russian constituted assembly by winning the elections. They were quite the guys, however it is quite hard to put them into preferred time frame as they were formed in 1904 or 1905, after Russo-Japanese war.

So yeah, all in all manga is very cool, yet author did not do his research of RE situation properly.
So damn good. It has all the things I want in a manga.

If Golden Kamuy were a food, I'd chant "Hinna, hinna" all the time while eating this. Such a delicacy.
Wrote a review on this, here it is:
(and it wasn't easy)

At the time I really held off on doing it because I KNEW it would be tough. The series has SO MUCH TO IT OH MY GOD. Cooking, action, strange humor, adventure, fairly complicated main characters, a bizarre story; it's goddamn nuts. But, there it is: words on it. It's a good manga.
Doge bless the author and the translators (especially for the added knowledge at the end).
11/10 would despite being and atheist
Haunting page
If you read it, they mistook the old guy to be the ''bad guy'', because of the gun he had.
WTF, they just shoot innocent guy without any confirmation. Are they going to shoot anyone who is going to cross the border?
Wait so why is Kiroranke going back if he is a wanted criminal?? More space to run?
Russian sniper, seems interesting mmm...
Tanigaki ponos head still bother me ?
Lmao Sugimoto can't catch a break.

I'm glad the conflict with the xircus was resolved nicely tho.
Boy I love it when I'm trying to pretend like I'm committing ritual suicide but one of my friends pranks me by swapping my fake blades with real ones.
Nice translation transposition.

All hail Sugimoto the IMMORAL!
I got to chapter 81 and I had to switch my rating from 9 to 10.
Blade-switching... Yes!! That'll show him?!!?? Attention intensifies!! o_o

Last edited 6 mo ago by MangaDex.