Golden Kamuy

Title:Golden Kamuy
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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.
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12-episode TV anime that premiered on April 9, 2018.
Animated by Geno Studio.
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Unevaluated Stretch [series:3505#628]
(One episode watched):

I found this to be an interesting and unusual story, set back in the early 20th century and involving a race to find a trove of hidden gold and also Ainu legends and culture. The Ainu are sort of the Indians or aborigines of Japan, a culture which existed before what we know as the Japanese arrived, and which was then marginalized and pushed to the remote regions. Character designs are very simple, and I was kind of annoyed by Sugimoto's too-good-to-be-true strength and luck, at least as it was revealed on a battlefield. But his goal of helping the wife and children of a fallen comrade are admirable (and I hope the show goes into some detail about that). I am curious about how this will work out, and will watch some more to see if the story continues to expand and if the whole is as clever as episode one seemed to be.

Last updated Wednesday, April 18 2018. Created Wednesday, April 18 2018.

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