Viz Previews Release Of Award-Winning Historical Manga “Golden Kamuy”

In 2016, Satoru Noda’s Golden Kamuy beat Erased, Delicious in Dungeon/Dungeon Meshi, Tokyo Tarareba Girls and more to win the Manga Taishō Award, an annual recognition for newer manga with eight volumes of less, slected by Japan’s bookstore workers. It was also nominated for 20th Osamu Tezuka Cultural Prize and 40th Kodansha Manga Award. The 2016 Kono Manga ga Sugoi!/Incredible Manga guide listed it as #2 for male readers. It’s now getting released In North America by Viz on June 20th. 

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In the early twentieth century, Russo-Japanese War veteran Saichi “Immortal” Sugimoto scratches out a meager existence during the postwar gold rush on the wild frontier 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.


Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain’t It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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A biologist by education, Elspeth has always possessed an artist's soul. Her time is mostly spent learning all the tricks of the content marketing trade. Not only that, when she's not learning, she works tirelessly as web admin for her self-hosted blog network of Wordpress sites and manages all the editorial duties of all the sites she's developed. She's often said that ideas for new sites keep coming to her. She was an affiliate marketer for a number of years but had to drop that title so she could spend more time working on her own projects. When she's not busy growing her blog empire, she's working on her published writing endeavors. She resides in the Philadelphia Metro area with her partner. In her spare time, she's an avid anime and manga fan, a lover of M/M romance as she both reads and writes stories, a techno-geek, card-carrying member of the Cult of Mac/Apple, book worm and movie buff. It's safe to say, that she doesn't get out much.