Golden Kamuy licensed in Mexico; Sapporo Beer special edition returns!

First of all, congratulations, Mexico! Panini, which has previously licensed Golden Kamuy in Brazil, is now taking Golden Kamuy to Mexico. The first volume, rated 17+, will be out in June 2019, priced at 109 pesos.

Another good news for summer is that this year Sapporo Beer ties up again with Golden Kamuy. This time, another can design is introduced: Shiraishi design!

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“What would the occupation of Golden Kamuy characters be if they live in the present time?”

AU (alternate universe) fanworks are everywhere. Fans have been imagining their favourite characters in various non-canonical situations. But what if the author himself was asked to re-imagine the characters he wrote?

In the booklet that comes with Golden Kamuy manga volume 17 special edition, Noda Satoru was asked,

“What would the occupation of Golden Kamuy characters be if they live in the present time?”

Here are his answers:

  • Sugimoto – an athlete representing Japan in a minor sport.
  • Asirpa – a student in Otaru.
  • Ogata – a small town dentist.
  • Koito – a salesperson in Isetan men’s apparel.
  • Kiroranke – a building construction management engineer.
  • Tsurumi – a Public Security (Intelligence Agency) officer.
  • Tanigaki – a squid fisherman in Hakodate.
  • Shiraishi – a prisoner.

Seems like at least one person stays true to his original character even in this incarnation!

Do Noda-sensei’s answers fit your own imagination? If not, what do you think occupations that would fit them better in the present time?

Ginga Banjou, Tanaka Hideyuki join Golden Kamuy cast

On 10 May 2019, Golden Kamuy anime announced the names of the two seiyuu that will join the already stellar lineup of seiyuu for the third OVA, Monster. Legendary Ginga Banjou (Liquid Snake – MGS, Gihren Zabi – Gundam) will voice Wakayama Kiichirou (known as Oyabun or Boss), while Tanaka Hideyuki (Leo Aiolia – Saint Seiya, Hayata Shin – Ultraman 2019) will voice Nakazawa Tatsuya (known as Hime or Princess).

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REPORT: Golden Kamuy staff talk event 19 April 2019

On Friday, 19 April 2019, a talk event was held by Golden Kamuy staff at Shinjuku LOFT PLUS ONE, Tokyo. The staff, from main animator Hayama Jun’ichi to director Nanba Hitoshi, talked about various details behind the production of Golden Kamuy anime. Attendees could also win drawings made by Hayama and Nanba, as you can see from some of the tweets we quoted below.

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Second Golden Kamuy stamp rally in Hokkaido confirmed!

Hokkaido is still supporting Golden Kamuy! After the first stamp rally wrapped up on 31 March, the second stamp rally was announced. This time, the rally will last from 27 April 2019 to 31 March 2020 – almost a year, so there should be plenty of time until next year to plan your trip to Hokkaido!

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Osoma You Can Eat and Golden Cookies! Golden Kamuy Hokkaido omiyage review

Whilst braving a frigid Hokkaido January I found Golden Kamuy omiyage at the Abashiri Prison Museum gift shop. Omiyage is ‘gift food,’ that one is expected to bring back to your friends and family that couldn’t go with you, but it’s Golden Kamuy so I bought this gift food for myself.

The two I brought back were Golden Kamuy Golden Cookies and Sugimoto’s Miso, the Edible Osoma.

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Lots of love for Oyabun and Hime!

On this year’s White Day, Golden Kamuy made several announcements… and it’s all about love!

Firstly, it was announced through Young Jump and official Twitter accounts of Golden Kamuy that the special edition of the 19th volume of the manga – slated for 19 September 2019 release – will come with the third OVA. This time, the OVA will cover the story that features the gay yakuza couple Oyabun (Boss) and Hime (Princess).

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