[TRANSLATION] Tsuda Kenjirou and Hosoya Yoshimasa commenting about each other’s character

Otomedia June 2018 (out on 10 May 2018) featured not only Ogata and Tanigaki illustration/pin-up, but individual interviews with their seiyuu, Tsuda Kenjirou and Hosoya Yoshimasa. They were also asked to comment about each other’s character; their comments are translated below.

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Comment from Henmi’s seiyuu, Seki Toshihiko

Finally, one of the most beloved convicts in Golden Kamuy, Henmi Kazuo, appeared in the anime! As soon as episode 8 was broadcasted on TOKYO MX on 28 May 2018, followed by several other TV channels after that, the keywords ‘Henmi-chan’ and ‘Golden Kamuy’ were trending for a couple of hours afterwards. Henmi was indeed popular!

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[TRANSLATION] Staff comment: Director Nanba Hitoshi (10 April 2018)

Finally the broadcasting almost starts. How are you feeling right now?

Frankly, I’m nervous whether people who watch it would think it’s interesting. On the other hand, as a creator, I also feel proud of making a work that people could find interesting, so I’m kind of swinging between those feelings. (laughs) It’s always like that when I’m working on a new work.

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#GKtrip special part 7: Poroto Kotan, the Ainu village

We stayed the night at Sapporo, and in early morning, we took the train towards the small town of Shiraoi. It’s located on the train line between Sapporo and Hakodate (which is also covered by JR Pass). We wanted to visit the Ainu Museum “Poroto Kotan” (Ainu Minzoku Hakubutsukan) in the town. The name Poroto Kotan means ‘the village by a big lake’, and it was indeed next to a lake.

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A busy Golden Kamuy Week: from beer, OVA to Hokkaido tourism campaign

It’s been a busy week for Golden Kamuy – despite the manga not appearing in this week’s Young Jump (volume 24/2018), with ‘harvest’ cited as the reason for its absence. Not only the one-month delay for the BD/DVD release to give time for improvement for the anime, there was a string of other announcements made. Let’s see them one by one.

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Release dates of Golden Kamuy BDs/DVDs pushed back a month

The quality of Golden Kamuy TV series has been a subject of debate. The animation is shaky in places, and it has even turned some people away from the anime, despite its solid story and other merits. Probably realising that they actually can do so much better with the materials they have in hand, the anime makers have decided to push back the release date of each BD/DVD volume so that they can improve the quality of the anime.

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[TRANSLATION] Staff comment: Music director Suehiro Kenichirou (7 April 2018)

What’s your impression of the original manga?

I think it’s a terribly important reading that harmoniously blends various elements such as cool battles, funny gags, the life of the Ainu, and the world based on the history of Hokkaido in the Meiji era. It’s a work with strong core, solid story based on historical facts both known and unknown. That’s why I think the work is amazingly alive without the various elements and the characters with strong personality falling all over the place.

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