Golden Kamuy Gets 2nd Original Video Anime with Manga's 17th Volume
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This year's 51st issue of Shueisha's Young Jump magazine revealed on Thursday that Satoru Noda's Golden Kamuy manga is inspiring a second original anime video that will ship with the manga's 17th volume on March 19. The deadline to pre-order the special edition of the volume with the anime is January 25.
The anime will have a 24-minute runtime. The main portion, "Koi o Shita Kara Datsugoto Suru Koto ni Shita" (I Escaped Because I Fell in Love) will depict a "pure love story" for Escape King Yoshitake Shiraishi. The DVD will also have a mini episode titled "Kyōfu no Mōdoku Dai Shitō! Hokkaidō Okuchi ni Kyodai Hebi wa Sonzai Shita!" (A Deadly Battle With Poison! A Giant Snake Lurks in the Woods of Hokkaido), after the manga's 104th chapter.
The manga's 15th compiled book volume shipped on September 19, and it bundled an anime DVD focusing on the manga's Barato arc.
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 anime's first season 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 second season premiered on October 8. Crunchyroll is streaming the series as it airs, and Funimation began streaming an English dub on October 31.
Noda launched the ongoing manga in Shueisha's Young Jump magazine in 2014.
Source: Young Jump issue 51