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Live-Action Golden Kamuy Film Hits Netflix May 19

Live-Action Golden Kamuy Film Hits Netflix May 19The live-action movie version of Golden Kamuy is set to stream on the ‘flix. The film will hit the service May 19.

Based on the manga by Satoru Noda, Golden Kamuy was released in Japanese theaters on January 19. It stars Kento Yamazaki (Kingdom) as Saichi Sugimoto and Anna Yamada as Asirpa. It was directed by Shigeaki Kubo (High & Low film series).

A live-action series starring the same cast and continuing the story where the movie left off is in production, and will debut on Japanese channel WOWOW this fall.

Noda’s manga ran from 2014 to 2022, and goes like this:

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

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.