New Golden Kamuy fragrance: Hijikata and Ienaga

Primaniacs has added two variants to their Golden Kamuy fragrance line-up: Hijikata Toshizou and Ienaga Kano. Our fragrance tester – the one with the best smelling taste among us – managed to have a sniff of the two new variants. She said that Hijikata’s smells fresh, with a bit floral and spicy scent. Meanwhile, she can smell the rose in Ienaga’s fragrance, which is refreshing but not overpowering.

She also tested Koito’s perfume, and she said that it’s somehow very floral, but also musky. Just like Koito’s, Tsukishima’s is floral, but the tone reminded her of the ocean. Somehow this fits Sado Island-native Tsukishima so much! Information about Koito’s and Tsukishima’s fragrance is here, while more information about Hijikata’s and Ienaga’s can be found below.

Each 30-ml bottle is sold for 5,417 yen (with tax 5,797 yen).

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Noda Satoru contributes icon to Ainu language learning channel on YouTube

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Sito Channel, a YouTube channel for learning Ainu language made and run by Maya and Yoppin, announced that the channel now has a new icon, made by Noda Satoru! Go to their YouTube channel to learn Ainu language with the two friends. The main language used is Japanese, but there is explanation in English for the main terms and phrases learnt in every video.

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Another superb link to share: If you are interested in the details of the uniforms of the Japanese soldiers from the time of the Russo-Japanese war, check this amazing post!

[TRANSLATION] Golden Kamuy’s Year-End Party with Kobayashi Chikahiro (part I)

Source: Animate Times. Corrections, suggestions are welcome. The first parts (before the question and answer session begins) have been slightly re-paraphrased. We’ll post the translation in parts, since it will take even longer to wait until the translation is fully finished.

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On 16 December 2018, an event was held in Animate AKIBA Girls’ Station in Akihabara, Tokyo to celebrate the release of the BDs/DVDs of Golden Kamuy second season. Since it was near the end of the year, the theme was “Golden Kamuy’s Year-End Party” with Kobayashi Chikahiro (Sugimoto Saichi). At that time, the second season hadn’t finished broadcasting. The event was filled with female fans who won the lottery drawing for the tickets to the event. The event started in a rather nervous tension, but as it went on, it became filled with laughter after laughter, totally entertaining the attendees.

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[TRANSLATION] Takahashi Rumiko x Noda Satoru interview

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Noda Satoru‘s Golden Kamuy volume 19 has been recently released, and so has the first volume of legendary Takahashi Rumiko‘s latest project, MAO. To celebrate the two books, a special interview with the two mangaka was published in two parts. One part was published in Weekly Shounen Sunday (home to MAO), while another was published in Weekly Young Jump (home to Golden Kamuy).

Shounen Sunday Edition Blog (@Wsstalkback on Twitter) has translated the two parts of the interview. Thank you so much! Please enjoy the interesting interview, in which the two mangaka talk about their work, their inspirations, their career, and more! (My favourite parts: Noda-sensei saying he gets “too embarrassed to draw naked girls acting all cute” and that he’s already got the final scene for Golden Kamuy in mind!)

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Season 3 confirmed!

During the Golden Kamuy Special Event on 7 July 2019, it was announced that season 3 is on the works! And with that, Golden Kamuy officially left the two-season anime club, where so many anime titles that have never got past the second season gather… The first visual was also released, showing Sugimoto in a thick snowstorm, with the words Then, to Karafuto… shown on it.

Can’t wait to listen to their voice acting again!

A trailer for the upcoming OVA Monster has also been released. The OVA will come with the special edition of Golden Kamuy manga volume 19, slated for 19 September 2019 release. In an official interview – and as you can see in the trailer yourself – director Nanba Hitoshi said that this time they don’t make the bear with 3D CG anymore. They’re all hand-drawn now. Bye bye then, iconic (ahem) 3D CG bear!