Satoru Noda’s Golden Kamuy manga has won several awards, including the coveted Manga Taisho award last year, as well as getting nominations for the Kodansha Manga Awards and the Osamu Tezuka Cultural Prize. Now, according to the combined 36th and 37th issues of Young Jump magazine, this critically-acclaimed manga is also getting its own TV anime adaptation.
Here’s how Viz Media, which officially licences the manga in the west, describes the story:
In the early twentieth century, Russo-Japanese War veteran Saichi “Immortal” Sugimoto scratches out a meager existence during the postwar gold rush in the wilderness of Hokkaido. When he stumbles across a map to a fortune in hidden Ainu gold, he sets off on a treacherous quest to find it. But Sugimoto is not the only interested party, and everyone who knows about the gold will kill to possess it! Faced with the harsh conditions of the northern wilderness, ruthless criminals and rogue Japanese soldiers, Sugimoto will need all his skills and luck—and the help of an Ainu girl named Asirpa—to survive.
Not much is known about the details of this anime adaptation yet, but stay tuned for more announcements in the days to come.
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