A dramatic new trailer has been published for the upcoming Golden Kamuy OAD, an original animation DVD that will be included as a pack-in bonus with the Japanese special edition release of Volume 19 of Satoru Noda’s raucous adventure manga about groups of rogue soldiers, criminals, and thieves all scrambling to find a stash of stolen golden in earlier 20th century Hokkaido.
he OAD adapts the events of Chapters 63 – 69 of Golden Kamuy (collected in Volume 7), in which Sugimoto and company are tasked with slaying a seemingly immortal red-furred bear that is terrorizing the ranch of an expatriate American horse breeder.
Golden Kamuy Volume 19 hits bookstores in Japan on September 19, 2019, and reservations for the limited edition with the bonus OAD are open until July 16, 2019. The special edition of Volume 19 retails for 3600 yen ($33.24 US) plus tax.
The original Golden Kamuy manga is serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Young Jump seinen manga magazine, and an English language version is also available from Viz Media. The Golden Kamuy TV anime is directed by Hitoshi Nanba and Takahiro Kawakoshi and features animation production by Geno Studio.
The story takes place in the mighty Northern field of Hokkaido, the time is in the turbulent late Meiji Era. A post war soldier Sugimoto, aka, “Immortal Sugimoto” was in need of large sums of money for a particular purpose…. What awaited Sugimoto, who stepped into Hokkaido’s Gold Rush with dreams of making a fortune, was a tattoo map leading to a hidden treasure based on hints inscribed on the bodies of convicts in Abashiri Prison?! The magnificent nature of Hokkaido vs vicious convicts and the meeting with a pure Ainu girl, Asirpa!! A survival battle for a hidden treasure hunt begins!