Golden Kamuy Manga Searches for Gold in Final Story Arc

Historical fiction adventure manga began serialization in Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump in 2014

 

According to a statement from series author Satoru Noda, Golden Kamuy, a historical adventure manga following rival groups of rogues searching for a hidden cache of Ainu gold in early 20th century Japan, has reached its climax and is heading toward the final chapter.

 

Although exactly how many chapters remain has not yet been revealed, in the statement Noda thanked fans for following Golden Kamuy, which has been serialized in Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump seinen manga magazine since August of 2014. The series has also been adapted into a TV anime directed by Hitoshi Nanba and Takahiro Kawakoshi and animation production by Geno Studio beginning in April of 2018.

 

The cover of volume one of Viz Media's English language version of Golden Kamuy, as illustrated by Satoru Noda. The cover features "Immortal" Sugimoto, a heavily scarred former soldier of the Russo-Japanese war, clad in his uniform and brandishing a rifle with a bayonet.

 

The English language version of Golden Kamuy is published by Viz Media, who describes the story of the series 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.

 

Source: Comic Natalie

 

Copyright notice: © Satoru Noda / Shueisha

 

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