[TRANSLATION] Yukimura Makoto x Noda Satoru Interview: Part 4

Original interview here. The way the translation is divided does not correspond with the division of the original interview. Corrections, suggestions are welcome!

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It seems working on Golden Kamuy is also a tough job…

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Nendo Ogata up for pre-order

Finally. Yes, we can hear your sigh of relief from afar: nendoroid Ogata from Goodsmile Company is now up for pre-order, and the final product looks even better than the prototype exhibited online some time ago. The nendo comes with three face plates – his usual resting bi—we mean a standard expression, a smirking expression, and closed eyes.

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THE SIXTH LIE drummer Ray talks about ‘Yuusetsu’

With the release of Golden Kamuy’s third ED theme Yuusetsu by THE SIXTH LIE, drummer Ray took to Twitter to explain about his thoughts that gave birth to the lyrics to the song.

Ray said the anime production side asked the band to use lyrics that express the world view of Golden Kamuy as a whole, encompassing both the past and the present in the story. While Hibana (the first ED theme) focuses on the battle between the different parties for the gold stash that sends sparks (hibana) flying, this time Ray decided to revisit Golden Kamuy’s theme and write lyrics that depicted the inner lives of the characters.

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Director Nanba on casting for episode 33

!! This contains spoiler for episode 33 of the anime and the corresponding chapters in the manga.

Golden Kamuy continues blazing through the season, including with episode 33 in which something really big was revealed. For both those who went in without knowing what’s going on and those who’ve been waiting for the part of the manga to be animated, the revelation gives chills – partly because of how Hasegawa Kouichi’s seiyuu, Nakano Taisuke, delivered the role until the finishing line.

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Umehara Yuuichirou, Hatanaka Tasuku join Golden Kamuy cast

As new characters appear in season 3 of Golden Kamuy, the family too gets bigger. The series welcomed two new seiyuu to the cast, Umehara Yuuichirou (Goblin Slayer – Goblin Slayer, Eugene Stevenstark – Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans) as the Russian sniper Vasily and Hatanaka Tasuku (Kogami Taiga – King of Prism, Kaminari Denki – Boku no Hero Academia) as Ogata’s half-brother, Hanazawa Yuusaku.

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Kotan seibutsuki back in print, fanbook content teased

The book Kotan seibutsuki by Sarashina Genzou and Sarashina Kou is back in print, now with an obi (band) that features endorsement from Noda Satoru-sensei. Noda-sensei’s endorsement goes,

“From bear hunting to the legend about rakko nabe… “Kotan seibutsuki” is an indispensable book for Golden Kamuy.”

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Behind the scene with director Nanba Hitoshi: Episodes 27, 28

Golden Kamuy director, Nanba Hitoshi, is quite active on Twitter. He often talks about the process behind the making of the anime. Since season 3 began, he has been sharing some tidbits about particular episodes. Let’s start with episode 27!

Nanba said that originally, he wanted to make Igogusa’s hair reddish, resembling the colour of the real egogusa. However, when they tried to give her hair that colour, it just didn’t fit the whole look of the anime. It gave the impression as if she’s the only character that was from another work. Besides, the colour red feels too strong and does not match the image of her personality. But if her hair is just brown, it feels too ordinary for so special a presence. After trial and error, they settled on the seaweed-like colour that we can see in the anime.

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News round-up: Late October, early November 2020

Shueisha will publish Golden Kamuy’s first fanbook, called  探究者たちの記録 (Tankyuusha-tachi no Kiroku), on 19 November 2020. The book will include Noda-sensei’s answers to questions selected from those sent in by readers a while ago. The book will be B6-sized and 228-page thick, and pricetagged 900 yen (not including tax). The cover was revealed on 2 November 2020. For overseas fans, the physical book can be pre-ordered on sites like Amazon Japan, while the digital version can be purchased from sites like Bookwalker Japan.

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[TRANSLATION] Yukimura Makoto x Noda Satoru Interview: Part 3

Original interview here. The way the translation is divided does not correspond with the division of the original interview. Corrections, suggestions are welcome!

[Part 1] [Part 2]

Are there any similarities between Golden Kamuy and Vinland Saga?

Yukimura Hmmm let’s see… Are there? It will be great if there are any. Maybe a lot of people dying, and they’re both mainly set in the cold regions. And then… what else?

Noda The old men are cool. They have sex appeal. Please give me more hairy but rough and cool old men.

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