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Golden Kamuy

Alternative Titles

English: Golden Kamuy
Japanese: ゴールデンカムイ

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Aug 21, 2014 to ?
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, HistoricalHistorical, SeinenSeinen
Authors: Noda, Satoru (Story & Art)
Serialization: Young Jump

Statistics

Score: 8.471 (scored by 95579,557 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #1282
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #223
Members: 38,728
Favorites: 2,253
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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.

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Jun 2, 2016
BattleHammer (All reviews)
Ah yes, the manga where everyone is a black ops special forces commando. The manga where action scenes are short but intense instead of dragging out for 3 chapters. The manga where drama lasts for 2 panels instead of a whole volume plus 30 chapters of unnecessary flashback. The manga where the puns and comedy parts are actually funny. The manga where characters are unique, believable, charismatic, and easy to like. Do I need to continue? The answer is yes. Because no amount of praise can honor the glory that is this manga.

Golden Kamui is a story about a war veteran, Sugimoto the Immortal, from read more
Jan 26, 2018
dcdanireyes (All reviews)
See, the problem with Golden Kamui is that it's so good that I'm worried about having to adjust to the slower pace of most mangas.

Golden Kamui is one of the best stories I've ever read - take note: not one of the best mangas I've ever read, but one of the BEST STORIES over all genres and media (not too sure why this manga has an average of 8, can't imagine anyone giving it lower than a 9). The story is amazing; if you're put off with the thought it might be too "heavy" since it's historical fiction, the manga explains all the historical context read more
Mar 14, 2016
treedude (All reviews)
One third gritty treasure hunt, one third Ainu cooking adventures, one third Ainu history/hunting lessons.

Now i'll start off by saying i don't follow a lot of manga series that came out within the last couple years. Most are average at best, with boring stereotypical characters, a lack of momentum in the plot line, un-inventive action sequences and typically forgettable dialogue.

However i think i've found a gem amongst the rough. Golden Kamuy is a historical Seinen series that depicts our main protagonist Sugimoto after the Russo-Japanese war in the Meji era. Nicknamed the 'Invinicible Sugimoto', he gained a reputation for being damn near invincible on the read more
Apr 17, 2016
tackman (All reviews)
To start things off, I usually don't write reviews. The only time when I write reviews is when I feel like a manga deserves it. And Golden Kamuy definitely deserves to be in that category.


Story: The story of Golden Kamuy isn't exactly something unique; it's basically treasure hunting. But the thing is that Golden Kamuy is a manga that contains several genres that usually doesn't go well with each other. We've got historical, adventure, gore, comedy, action, cooking, psychological, etc. God knows how much this manga is going to cover. Golden Kamuy is basically a big fat cluster of read more

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