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Golden Kamuy

Alternative Titles

Japanese: ゴールデンカムイ
English: Golden Kamuy
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 31
Chapters: 314
Status: Finished
Published: Aug 21, 2014 to Apr 28, 2022
Genres: Action Action, Adventure Adventure, Award Winning Award Winning
Theme: Historical Historical
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Young Jump
Authors: Noda, Satoru (Story & Art)

Statistics

Score: 8.651 (scored by 2460124,601 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #732
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #154
Members: 91,010
Favorites: 5,281

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Synopsis

Saichi Sugimoto is feared as the "Immortal Sugimoto" for his savagery on the battlefield during the Russo-Japanese war, but he is by no means a war hero. Sugimoto has been left to fend for himself after his release from the army for nearly killing a superior officer. Braving the rough terrain of Hokkaido, Sugimoto is now searching for gold in order to keep a promise to his lost brother-in-arms. His efforts have been fruitless for a long time until a mysterious traveler tells him of an urban legend that would rid him of all his troubles.

According to the legend, a criminal stole the gold of the Ainu, the indigenous people of Hokkaido, and hid it away in a location that can only be found when a map—made not from pieces of parchment, but the tattooed skins of escaped convicts—is brought together.

Upon meeting with a young Ainu girl, Asirpa, Sugimoto sets off in search of the tattooed prisoners, but many dangers await as soldiers and mercenaries seek the gold as well. Aided by Asirpa's knowledge of the lands, the two of them depart to find the stolen Ainu gold in a journey of revenge, murder, and greed.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

In 2016, Golden Kamuy won the Manga Taisho Award and placed second in the male category of Kono Manga ga Sugoi! rankings.

The series has been published in English by VIZ Media under the VIZ Signature imprint since June 20, 2017, and in Spanish by Milky Way Ediciones since May 24, 2017.

Golden Kamuy was adapted into a live-action movie in 2024.

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Reviews

Apr 22, 2023
It's always a bittersweet feeling when a great long-running series ends, it's a lot like parting with a dear friend who has kept you company for years and could always be relied on to cheer you up. And now that Golden Kamuy has ended its eight-year-long rollercoaster of emotions, and done so on a high note and under its own terms, I'm not treating it lightly when I say it is a gem that only occurs maybe two or three times a decade. You need to read it. If Satoru Noda keeps up the level he set for himself, he may well become the next ...
May 1, 2022
With its recent conclusion, Golden Kamuy has stuck the landing and guaranteed its continued reputation as one of the finest adventure manga ever made. Author Noda Satoru's myriad fascinations, such as Japanese history, Ainu culture, judo, serial killers, western (meaning the genre) films, and cooking, are continuously present in the story and make it feel really special and personal to him. The plot starts out simplistically enough as a sort of reimagining of The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, but with every story arc comes a set of surprises and new context that makes it so much more. Alliances exist in the world of ...
Sep 13, 2020
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (71/314 eps)
It all started quite promising and then gone terribly bad.

It started as a late 1800s early 1900s Japanese country-side story with a native girl and a war veteran. Both lost their loved ones and getting together what comes next.

Is perfectly realistic and good stakes at surviving.

But then the series turned out the be historical Japanese and less fantastic version of Garth Ennis's Preacher.

Gay man, that dresses an elephant costume that made out of the skin of dead men ? And swinging the trunk of the costume that covers his lower waist load (p-word) . WTF ?!

The anatomically impossible to live ...

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