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Asirpa (アシㇼパ)Asirpa is a young Ainu huntress and the deuteragonist of the Golden Kamuy series. After Asirpa saves Sugimoto's life and learns the story of hidden gold, the two start their search for the treasure.
She is an independent and capable young girl. She initially appears cold and withdrawn, but that quickly changes once she warms up to the other and exposes a more jovial and childish side.
When with her friends and family, Asirpa is a playful and cheerful girl. She enjoys cooking and is enthusiastic about hunting. She occasionally likes to tease others, especially Sugimoto and Shiraishi.
As a hunter, Asirpa is aware of the cruelty of nature. She knows that in the wilderness weakness leads to death and thus is very pragmatic about survival. She acts mature and serious when hunting her prey or discussing the plans of finding the gold. However, Asirpa has strict principles and beliefs, as she refuses to murder people even if her life is at stake.
She considers herself a modern Ainu woman who occasionally dismisses Ainu customs, such as tattooing her mouth or believing in fortune-telling. However, more than anything, Asirpa wants to protect the Ainu and preserve her people's independence. After her journey to Karafuto and the many revelations that followed, she has decided to find the gold to assure that the Ainu and their culture will never be erased or forgotten.