Golden Kamuy Manga's 23rd Volume Gets New Original Video Anime (Updated)
posted on by Alex Mateo
The anime adaptation of Satoru Noda's Golden Kamuy manga will get a new original video anime (OVA) episode bundled with the manga's 23rd volume. The volume will ship on September 18.
The episode will run about 23 minutes long and will adapt the manga's "Shiton Animal Chronicles" story.
The television anime adaptation's first season premiered in April 2018. Crunchyroll streamed the series with English subtitles as it aired in Japan, and Funimation streamed it with an English dub. The second season premiered in October 2018. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired, and Funimation began streaming an English dub later that month. The television anime has a third season in the works.
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.
Noda launched the ongoing manga in Shueisha's Young Jump magazine in 2014. The manga's 15th compiled book volume shipped in September 2018, and it bundled an anime DVD focusing on the manga's Barato arc. The manga's 17th volume shipped on March 19, 2019, and it also bundled an anime DVD. A third original anime video (OVA) for the Monster arc then shipped with the manga's 19th volume on September 19. The 20th volume will ship on March 19.
Sources: Young Jump issue 15, Amazon
Update: See the follow-up article for a video commercial and casting information.
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