In the early morning of 6 September 2018, a powerful earthquake jolted Hokkaido, destroying natural and man-made structures, stranding people without power and water. The earthquake also affected the family and friends of Noda Satoru, a Hokkaido native. The Twitter accounts of both Golden Kamuy manga and anime expressed their condolences and their wish for Hokkaido to recover soon. The anime Twitter account released a banner saying “Golden Kamuy is supporting Hokkaido“, a play on the tagline of Hokkaido tourism campaign “Hokkaido is supporting Golden Kamuy“.
The special Golden Kamuy event in Abashiri Prison Museum that’s scheduled for 22 September 2018 (10:00-16:00) will also go as planned. There will be exhibition, mystery game, trying on Ainu clothes, cosplay, and tasting citatap and ohaw (200 people only, 300 yen, registration needed).
We at Kamuy Central too pray for Hokkaido, that everyone will be safe and sound and rebuilding of the island can start soon, and for bereaved hearts to be soothed.