Let’s start this with news of past event: From 19 June to 2 July 2020, an exhibition was held of the works of animator Hayama Jun’ichi, including his works for Golden Kamuy. (Hayama, for instance, worked on the notorious otter episode.) The free-admission event was housed by ACG Labo in Jingu-mae, Shibuya, Tokyo. You can see some of his works exhibited in the tweets below.
To welcome the upcoming OVA featuring Anehata Shiton that will come bundled with Golden Kamuy volume 23, a minigame was made available from 29 June to 14 July 2020 on the official website.
You shall start here, where you will see seven spaces for stamps, with inside each a hint for an animal and where you can find it. You must find at least four of the seven animals hidden on various pages of the website to unlock special icons and a wallpaper made by Irasutoya. Every time you find one, click or tap on it. You will be prompted back to the special game page, and you will see the stamp that corresponds with the animal you have found appearing in the respective space.
Today – June 19, 2020 – is surely a busy day for the Golden Kamuy fandom. Previously only the date slated for the release of volume 22, now it’s also the day that a new visual for the third season of the anime was introduced. Along with the visual, comments from the main cast were published, but we need some more time before presenting the translation for you.
Let’s start the roundup with something alcoholic. Sapporo Classic will again release limited special design cans in collaboration with Golden Kamuy. If in the first year of collaboration (2018) the cans only featured Sugimoto, and in the second year Sugimoto and Shiraishi, now in 2020 another character has been added to the line-up: Ushiyama. Sales are slated to begin on 21 July 2020, and they’re only available in/from Hokkaido stores.
How are you all, wolves? I am writing this on my twentieth day of staying at home during the coronavirus outbreak, and I know this is so late to write here but I’ve got things that occupied me. But anyway, yes, we’re getting season 3 of Golden Kamuy anime. It’s not just some promise that got announced but then forgotten. And honestly, it’s such a spirit-lifting thing to hear in these trying times.
On 14 March 2020, the first trailer of the season was launched, along with the announcement that the anime would return in October 2020. So far, the channels that have confirmed that they would broadcast the anime are Tokyo MX, Yomiuri TV, Sapporo TV, and BS11.
Even though geno studio hasn’t been giving us much update about season 3, other than they’re working hard on it, news was dropped that an OVA will be released as a bundle with Golden Kamuy book 23. Skipping the arc about the Lightning Bandit and Ogin for now, the OVA will be about Anehata Shiton.
Let’s start this round-up with a heartfelt congratulation to Noda-sensei and his family as his wife was giving birth! The exact date is unclear as of now, but Young Jump let him take a break so that no new chapter of Golden Kamuy was out in Young Jump 12/2020. Congratulations, may the mother and the child(ren) be healthy and well!
The wording of the announcement on Golden Kamuy manga official account, however, was such that it could also be interpreted as it’s the sensei was the one giving birth. No wonder some of the replies were either confused or joking! I also couldn’t help thinking that writing about Inkarmat’s pregnancy—which has been featured in the last several chapters—is something that is deeply personal to Noda-sensei.
First of all, a quick reminder that volume 20 of Golden Kamuy will be out on 19 December 2019. You can have it shipped overseas from stores like Amazon Japan. Meanwhile, VIZ will also release volume 13 in English on 17 December 2019.
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).
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.
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!