Good Smile Company teases SD figurine of Asirpa from Satoru Noda's action-adventure manga & TV anime
Fans of Golden Kamuy and Good Smile Company's line of Nendoroid SD figurines will have something to look forward to in the near future, because GSC has revealed their plans to create a Nendoroid of Asirpa, the cute but deadly Ainu huntress from Satoru Noda's action-adventure manga about groups of unscrupulous treasure-hunters seeking a cache of stolen gold.
So far, the only information is the concept artwork above. Other details (such as the rough sculpt and the release date) have not yet been revealed. Asirpa is known for her skill with a bow, for her unique culinary skills, and for her strong facial expressions, so hopefully the upcoming Nendoroid will reflect all of those.
The Golden Kamuy TV anime is directed by Hitoshi Nanba and features animation by Geno Studio. It will begin broadcasting in April of 2018 on Tokyo MX, Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation, Sapporo Television Broadcasting, and BS11. Golden Kamuy will also be digitally distributed on the Fuji On Demand streaming service.
The original Golden Kamuy manga is published by Shueisha in their Weekly Young Jump seinen manga magazine, and an English language version is also available from Viz Media, who describe the story as follows:
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.
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