Golden Kamuy Original Anime DVD Reveals Additional Cast
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The official website for the television anime of Satoru Noda's Golden Kamuy manga revealed additional cast members for the series' original anime DVD on Wednesday.
The new cast members are:
Wataru Takagi as Umakishi Kusuda
Nobuo Tobita as Tamotsu Hidoro
U-ko Tachibana as Okami
Yōji Ueda as Shinpei Hidoro
The original anime DVD will bundle with the manga's 15th compiled book volume on September 19. The new DVD will focus on the manga's Barato arc, and includes a conflict between sniper Ogata Hyakunosuke and Bakumatsu hero Hijikata Toshizō.
The manga volume will also include a manga "mini episode" titled "Kaiki! Nazo no Kyodaijima" (Bizarre! The Mysterious Giant Island).
Viz Media is releasing the manga in English, and it describes the first volume:
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.
The manga inspired a television anime series that premiered on April 9. Crunchyroll streamed the series with English subtitles as it aired in Japan, and Funimation streamed it with an English dub. The anime is getting a second season that will premiere in October.
Noda launched the ongoing manga in Shueisha's Young Jump magazine in 2014. Shueisha published the 14th compiled book volume on June 19. Viz Media published the manga's fifth volume on June 19.
Noda received a Manga Taisho award for the manga in March 2016. The series was also nominated for Best General Manga at the 40th annual Kodansha Manga Awards and for the 20th and 21st Annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize. The manga was nominated again for the 23rd this year, and finally won the award.