VIZ Media has announced the forthcoming launch of the manga series Golden Kamuy on June 20th.
The series debuts in print under the VIZ Signature imprint, is rated ‘M’ for Mature Readers and retail at $12.99 U.S. / $17.99 CAN. Future volumes of Golden Kamuy, which is ongoing in Japan, will be published in English on a quarterly basis.
The story features a war veteran of the Russo-Japanese War, Saichi Sugimoto, who searches the wilderness of the Japanese frontier of Hokkaido for a hoard of hidden gold. With only a map and a native Ainu girl to guide him, Saichi must also face with every “murderous cutthroat, bandit and rogue” who knows also seeks the treasure.
Michael Montesa, Editor, says:
Manga fans and history buffs will appreciate the historical aspects of Golden Kamuy. Set in Japan’s wild and dangerous northern frontier in the early 20th century, the series also integrates an accurate portrayal of the lives and culture of the Ainu, the indigenous people of the region. Don’t miss the launch of this extraordinary new series this summer!
You can watch the trailer for Golden Kamuy right here: