It’s of course only a matter of time until this happened. After all, Golden Kamuy has pages filled with half-naked men wrestling each other… so no wonder the series could forge a promotional partnership with New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW).
A video introducing five NJPW wrestlers and five Golden Kamuy characters as their counterparts was released on November 28. In the video, we could see these pairs of a wrestler and a GK character:
Tanahashi Hiroshi x Sugimoto Saichi
Ibushi Kouta x Tanigaki Genjirou
Naitou Tetsuya x Hijikata Toshizou
Jay White x Tsurumi
Ogata Kazuchika x Ogata Hyakunosuke
A giveaway was also held for followers of New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Twitter account (@njpw1972) for a chance to win one of five collaboration posters and other goods. Each poster is signed by the seiyuu of the five GK characters and one of the wrestlers.
On to another news: Golden Kamuy will again take part in JUMP FESTA this year, as usual at Young Jump x Ultra Jump booth. Golden Kamuy stage is scheduled for 21 December 2019, 13:30-14:00, with the appearance of Kobayashi Chikahiro (Sugimoto) and Shiraishi Haruka (Asirpa).
Not only that, you can find various fun things/activities at the booth: from Shiraishi whack-a-mole, a photo spot that will make you part of Sugimoto’s group doing that viral pose, and Koito’s face collage stickers for instant photo manipulation.
There’s also a giveaway for 50 people who follow both @kamuy_anime and @kamuy_official to celebrate Golden Kamuy’s third year of participation in JUMP FESTA: Sugimoto & Asirpa snow globe. The giveaway is imited to people with Japan address only. Details can be found here (in Japanese).