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Get to Know the Golden Kamuy Movie with Behind-the-Scenes and Character Videos

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The popular manga series Golden Kamuy is getting a live-action movie that will hit Japanese theaters on January 19. Ahead of this, multiple videos have been released to get fans excited. This first video both shows scenes from the movie, as well as behind-the-scenes shots of the movie getting made.

Next, there are multiple character trailers. Here is the trailer for Saichi Sugimoto, as played by Kento Yamazaki.

Here is the trailer for Asirpa, as played by Anna Yamada.

Here is the trailer for Hyakunosuke Ogata, as played by Gordon Maeda.

Here is the trailer for Yoshitake Shiraishi , as played by Yuma Yamoto.

Here is the trailer for Tokushirō Tsurumi, as played by Hiroshi Tamaki.

Here is the trailer for Toshizō Hijikata, as played by Hiroshi Tachi.

Rounding out the cast, but without their own trailers, Asuka Kudo plays Hajime Tsukishima, Shuntarō Yanagi plays Yōhei/Kōhei Nikaido, Ryōhei Ōtani plays Genjirō Tanigaki, Katsuya plays Tatsūma Ushiyama, Katsumi Kiba plays Shinpachi Nagakura, Hisako Okata plays Huci, Makita Sports plays Takechiyo Gotō, Debo Akibe plays Asirpa’s great uncle, Mitsuki Takahata plays Umeko, Yuki Izumisawa plays Toraji, Kentarō Shimazu plays Kanjirō Kasahara, Keisuke Horibe plays Kōji Wada, and Yuno Nagao plays Osoma.

VIZ Media publishes the original Golden Kamuy manga by Satoru Noda and gave this description of 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.

Source: ANN


Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, plus its sequel, Manga Art for Everyone, and the first-of-its-kind manga chalk book Chalk Art Manga, both illustrated by professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.