Satoru Noda's Golden Kamuy Manga Has Surpassed Ten Million Copies

Geno Studio-produced TV anime adaptation is available on Crunchyroll

As of the release its latest 18th tankobon volume today in Japan, Satoru Noda's Golden Kamuy adventure manga has printed ten million copies since its launch in 2014, Shueisha's official website for the manga announced. 


Golden Kamuy is the author's second serialization work following his short-lived ice hockey-themed manga Supinamarada! in 2011-2012. After two-year hiatus, he started serialization of Golden Kamuy in Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump in August 2014, and it has become a huge hit in Japan. In addition to commercial success, it has also been praised critically, winning the two Grand Prix prizes in the Manga Taisho Award 2016 and the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize 2018.




Tankobon 1st and 18th volume covers



The manga's TV anime adaptation produced by Geno Studio was aired for 24 epiosdes in  two seasons: April to June and October to December 2018. All of the TV anime episodes are now available on Crunchyroll to its members worldwide except Asia.


Crunchyroll introduces its story as below:


The story takes place in the mighty Northern field of Hokkaido, the time is in the turbulent late Meiji Era. A post war soldier Sugimoto, aka, “Immortal Sugimoto” was in need of large sums of money for a particular purpose…. What awaited Sugimoto, who stepped into Hokkaido’s Gold Rush with dreams of making a fortune, was a tattoo map leading to a hidden treasure based on hints inscribed on the bodies of convicts in Abashiri Prison?! The magnificent nature of Hokkaido vs vicious convicts and the meeting with a pure Ainu girl, Ashiripa!! A survival battle for a hidden treasure hunt begins!




Source: "Golden Kamuy" manga official website, Mantan Web


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