A preview of Shueisha’s Young Jump double-issue has revealed that Golden Kamuy will get an anime adaptation!
Satoru Noda began writing Golden Kamuy in 2014, and the series has more than 3.2 million copies in print since its debut. In 2016, Golden Kamuy won the Manga Taisho award, which celebrates newer manga series. It has also been nominated for Best General Manga at the 40th Kodansha Manga Awards and for the 20th Annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize.
Golden Kamuy is licensed by Viz Media, and they describe the series as:
“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, 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.“
More details will be revealed at a later date. Are you putting Golden Kamuy on your “plan to watch” list?