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  • [Spring 2018] Golden Kamuy Discussion Thread

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    A show set in Hokkaido where a gold rush has led to an all-out war between criminals. A war survivor and an Ainu girl team up to make sure the rumored treasure doesn't fall into the wrong hands.

    Airs: Monday, April 9, 2018

    Studio: Geno

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    In Hokkaido, the far northern lands of Japan, Sugimoto survived the Russo-Japanese war of the Meiji era. Nicknamed "Sugimoto the Immortal" during the war, he now seeks the riches promised by the gold rush in hopes of saving the widowed wife of his now deceased comrade from the war. During his hunt of gold, he finds hints of a hidden stash of gold by corrupt criminals. Partnering with an Ainu girl that saves his life from the harsh climates of the north, they venture into a survival adventure to race against the criminals that seek the hidden stash.

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  • #2
    Episode 1

    Gold is the root of all evil.

    So it begins with Sugimoto and Asirpa meeting each other and becoming traveling companions, and while they have different goals, they walk the same path. That all happened when Sugimoto found the corpse of a prisoner with tattoos that are instructions as to how he is to be skinned, and a bear attacks. Asirpa killed the first one with an arrow, and then Sugimoto kills the second after being alerted about its weak point. Pretty nice way to start this as it goes to show just how much of a dangerous thing greed can be. And when there's gold to be had, of course there are going to be people doing everything they can to get their hands on it.

    This show was hyped up quite a lot going in, and so far it has delivered. They may no longer be Manglobe, but the guys there certainly there certainly tapped into the spirit of the studio, and for the most part it looks great. But for the bears, it just felt weird seeing the bears animated in CG.
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    • #3
      Re: Episode 1

      OK, so they are out in the wilderness with no writing tools, so they just skin the guy. Seems like that approach will get problematic as time goes by. Maybe they should make the effort to get some paper and pens and just copy the tattoos down...
      Last edited by Gildor; 04-16-2018, 02:29 AM.
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      • #4
        Re: Episode 1

        So, Sugimoto just nonchalantly skins a guy while talking to a young girl. Also, Asirpa is LOVE. I want to hug her.
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        • #5
          Episode 2

          Always finding a way to survive.

          Sugimoto shows why he is known as the Immortal Sugimoto as no matter what dangers he faces, he always manages to find a way to make it out alive. That was put on display when he defeated Ogata without intentionally killing him as he ended up falling into the river, but it turns out he actually survived. And then they meet up with Shiraishi, who is another prisoner, and he escapes, only to freeze and leading to a hilariously mad scramble for a bullet to light a fire. That was great to see things coming to together as the main cast has assembled, all while more light on the characters and the mystery behind the tattooed prisoners gets explained.

          Originally posted by Gildor View Post
          OK, so they are out in the wilderness with no writing tools, so they just skin the guy. Seems like that approach will get problematic as time goes by. Maybe they should make the effort to get some paper and pens and just copy the tattoos down...
          And they just did that in this episode. Asirpa sure can draw, but she just needed the writing tools, which isn't easy to get when she's living alone in the wilderness. Too bad it got ruined with blood.
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          • #6
            Episode 3

            Bear down, Immortal Sugimoto.

            Those CG bears are back after not appearing in the last episode, but they weren't around for long and instead, Sugimoto saves a bear cub and with Asirpa's knowledge of dealing with bears, is able to get by the den without being attacked while those pursuers out to avenge Ogata incurred its wrath. And then those two bond at the village to drop off the bear cub where Sugimoto learns about the Ainu culture, and why Asirpa is determined to change it (and appropriately named as she's all about looking towards the future). That was some nice chemistry buildup between those two as things are only getting more dangerous, especially now that Tsurumi is about to go on the attack.
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            • #7
              Episode 4

              Immortal, meet Grim Reaper.

              And now, Sugimoto goes face-to-face with the enemy, a guy who survived being shot in the head and is out to conquer Hokkaido with an iron fist. To do that he needs to get his hands on the gold that the tattoos are supposed to map out, and he wants Sugimoto to join him. But of course, he doesn't want none of that. While Sugimoto knows better than to join that creep, he should have known better than to desert Asirpa like that walking out in the middle of the night. Sugimoto's immortal reputation is put to the test here as he's in a jam, and unfortunately that sock only led Asirpa to Shiraishi as he wore it last even though it belongs to Sugimoto.
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              • #8
                Episode 5

                Alive and kicking.

                Sugimoto kept his reputation going thanks to Asirpa, and no thanks to Shiraishi. So he pretended to want to join the reaper's cause to get out of the building, which Shiraishi would go on to set ablaze, and then Sugimoto took command of the horse and got away with Asirpa taking down the reaper's horse. And it's back to some more hunting, all while Hijikata is up to something taking out a bandit gang and determined to create the Shinsengumi anew. That was a thrilling escape there, though Shiraishi oiling himself didn't exactly work out well. Too bad Sugimoto couldn't keep the horse, so instead they made sukiyaki out of it. This show just keeps on delivering when it comes to interchanging between life as a hunter and life as a fugitive seeing that there's quite a lot of danger out there, whether it be the wildlife or those soldiers trying to hunt Sugimoto down.
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                • #9
                  Re: Episode 5

                  And yet another character is introduced, the bear super-hunter. Seems like everyone in northern Japan is after that gold. A large cast, yet this is only 12 episodes?
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                  • #10
                    Episode 6

                    Hunter or hunted?

                    Here comes Nihei, a longtime bear hunter with those tattoos on his body, and Tanigaki, a former soldier who can't go back to the military. Tanigaki is learning from Nihei how to hunt, much like what Sugimoto is doing under Asirpa. Sugimoto has quite a lot to learn about hunting seeing that he was hesitant to pull the trigger at the right moment while chasing down that deer. So after being tipped off by Shiraishi, they go after Nihei and hunt him down, but getting him to submit, that's the hard part. It will be interesting to see where this leads to seeing that he's being hunted for the tattoos that he got when he was thrown in prison.
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                    • #11
                      Episode 7

                      Not afraid of the big, bad wolf.

                      The attack goes wrong when Asirpa gets kidnapped, but being the skilled hunter she is, she wasn't going to take things lying down. She laid out a trap that took Tanigaki down, and he was forced to surrender as his life would have ended otherwise, and then Nihei meets his end at the teeth of Retar's friend. And Tanigaki explains just how much of a tyrant Tsurumi, a.k.a. the Grim Reaper, is. That goes to show just how resourceful Asirpa is having traps laid out, though it was luck that Tanigaki got caught in one of them. Next up, Ushiyama shows up and he has some bitter history with Shiraishi, and when this guy is on a rampage, he can't be stopped.
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                      • #12
                        Episode 8

                        Going for the kill.

                        While Ushiyama was engaging with Shiraishi, Hijikata robs a bank. Seeing how useless Shiraishi is to the group that he tries hard to prove his worth by attacking Ushiyama, but that was a bad idea. And then Sugimoto runs into another person who unbeknownst to him has a map tattooed on his body in the form of a fisherman who had been knocked overboard during a whale hunt. Pretty much, it's all about killer instincts as Sugimoto has it, but Shiraishi, not so much.
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                        • #13
                          Episode 9

                          Gleaming in the face of death.

                          And just like that, Sugimoto finds out that the fisherman they rescued is a prisoner named Henmi, and that was quite a bizarre turn of events that was with Henmi taking his death surprisingly well going out gleaming. Sugimoto nearly was caught by surprise, but his allies alerted him at the last minute. And then Tanigaki is a wanted fugitive as he goes hiding with Osoma and his grandmother, and a couple of soldiers have cornered him. But in the end he got away. That was thrilling and amusing to see all this going down, especially the part where Asirpa harpoons an orca that was about to eat Henmi, and using it to get away from Tsurumi and company.
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                          • #14
                            Episode 10

                            The big fish is out there.

                            That was just brutal seeing Nikaidou get his ears chopped off, first by one of the CG bears, and then by Tsurumi wanting him to look symmetric. In the meantime, Asirpa runs into her father's old friend in Kiroranke as he saved Shiraishi from getting eaten by a big fish and in turn, they end up eating it instead. Seeing that Kiroranke has been with his father all this time that he knows about Asirpa's Japanese name. With connections in Sapporo, that's where Sugimoto and company are headed to next. Kiroranke sure is helpful, all while Tanigaki is being pretty humble seeing that he is being hunted. It will be interesting to see where this leads to given the way the episode ends.
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                            • #15
                              Episode 11

                              He's still undefeated.

                              Sugimoto's party arrives at Sapporo, and they are staying at a hotel where Ushiyama also is, and the proprietress there isn't exactly what she looks like as this lovely lass is actually an old woman who is one of the tattooed prisoners. Shiraishi found out the hard way, and these guest need to check out seeing that the place was set on fire. Pretty entertaining episode that was with this adventure as Ushiyama shows why he has earned the nickname of undefeated in an amusing way as not even a collapsing hotel could beat him.
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