Shueisha’s Weekly Young Jump announced that Golden Kamuy‘s “Barato Arc” will be adapted into an OVA. The episode will be bundled with the manga’s 15th volume, which will ship on September 19.
The “Barato Arc” centers around a conflict between sniper Ogata Hyakunosuke and former Shinsengumi member Hijikata Toshizou. Akira Kurosawa’s classic Yojimbo film influenced the arc.
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 centers around Sugimoto, a Russo-Japanese war veteran who lives in Hokkaido. He seeks riches promised by the gold rush so he can save the widow of a war comrade, but he must track down clues from criminals. Partnering with an Ainu girl, Sugimoto is prepared to brave the elements and race against the criminals seeking the hidden stash of treasure.
Geno Studio is producing the ongoing anime adaptation, which is slated to run for 12 episodes. DMM.futureworks and W-Toon Studio is co-producing a short series titled Golden Douga Gekijou.