ゴールデンカムイ 1 by Satoru Noda

ゴールデンカムイ 1

『不死身の杉元』日露戦争での鬼神の如き武功から、そう謳われた兵士は、ある目的の為に大金を欲し、かつてゴールドラッシュに沸いた北海道へ足を踏み入れる。そこにはアイヌが隠した莫大な埋蔵金への手掛かりが!? 立ち塞がる圧倒的な大自然と凶悪な死刑囚。そして、アイヌの少女、エゾ狼との出逢い。『黄金を巡る生存競争...


Details ゴールデンカムイ 1

Titleゴールデンカムイ 1
Author
Release DateJan 19th, 2015
Publisher集英社
LanguageJapanese
GenreSequential Art, Manga, Historical, Historical Fiction, Comics, Seinen, Adventure, Fiction
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Reviews ゴールデンカムイ 1

  • Jokoloyo
    2017-10-24
    Some excellent manga works have strong research background and present setting with rich details in setting, and sometimes the details influence the plot too. Golden Kamuy is one of those manga works.The setting is one of the most exotic that I have found in this manga. The time is in early 20th century after Russo-Japanese War, the place is in Hokkaido Island, especially in wilderness of the island. The plot's background involves Ainu people, an...
  • Shannon
    2017-12-08
    Surprisingly enjoyable for a historical tale about the gold rush in Hokkaido at the end of the Meiji era.Updated belowSo I'm up to volume 4 right now and I'm probably not going to review any other books in this series just because honestly, they're all about the same quality, which is good. I really want to point out something though, that if you've read/liked A Bride's Story this would be a perfect series to also check out. Wonderful art, specia...
  • Tiago
    2019-03-24
    Some of the best manga art I've seen yet, and a pretty engaging story, a real page turner.
  • Andrea
    2016-04-27
    Read April 27, 2016Really cool historical graphic novel set in northern Japan after the end of Russo-Japanese war. A veteran soldier called Sugimoto the Immortal and an Ainu girl team up to find escaped prisoners whose bodies are covered with tattoos that hold the key to the secret gold stash. Each of them is on this journey for reasons of their own. I really enjoyed this volume, especially since I spent some time in Hokkaido and certain places a...
  • Melissa
    2017-07-27
    I had to emergency read this (the usual Manga Book Club bookseller had something come up). It's pretty intriguing - although very graphically violent. I like the two main characters Saichi and Asirpa (and all the cultural bits about the Ainu people) and their hunt for the hidden gold so I may actually read more of this series.
  • Roy
    2019-05-01
    This is some amazing art but I seem to be so so on tbe historical story.
  • Alexandra
    2018-04-16
    Japan after the Russo-Japanese war, stories of indigenous people and gold rush!
  • Kristine
    2018-06-17
    Golden Kamuy is one of my favorite manga of all time. The somewhat weird and childish humor and attention to details when it comes to the historical interpretation are splendid. It's creative, and I've never seen anything like it before. It's truly an original story and surprisingly compelling to read considering how numerous scenes are dedicated to "dry" historical and cultural context. One might think this slows down the plot, but somehow it on...
  • Noninuna
    2019-05-07
    I really appreciate it when I was looking for a light read, I also able to learn something new. Golden Kamuy use Ainu language, which originally spoken by Ainu people, the ingenious people of Hokkaido, Japan. That is something new & interesting for me because I didn't know that Japan has an ingenious group to begin with. Not only that, there's a lot of little tidbit about Ainu and their ways to navigate nature that make the manga more appealing. ...
  • Angie
    2017-12-14
    This was right up my alley - I love historical fiction, and this has an interesting storyline, complex characters and it seems really well researched to the extent of my knowledge.
  • Derek Royal
    2017-07-04
    I love the historical and realistic emphasis of this narrative. I'll definitely continue on with the series.
  • Laura
    2017-10-09
    Fantastic manga. Beautiful art, interesting story. Highly recommend. It is violently graphic fyi.
  • Aaron S
    2019-02-04
    Part Quentin Tarantino-esque violence drenched adventurer story, part slice-of-life survival story, part educational analysis of the little known Ainu culture, part cook book. Golden Kamui is an utterly unique comic and it manages to establish its tone without diving into the typical "anime weirdness" that can often be off-putting and generally lazy. Instead of coming up with bizarre and fantastical plot-points and abilities for his characters ma...
  • Tony
    2018-08-26
    Although I read a reasonable amount of graphic novels, I've never really gotten into manga -- but when I heard about a series that featured a veteran of the Russo-Japanese War seeking a hidden cache of gold, I had to track it down. One reason I've shied away from manga is that the artwork is often too simple or too stylized for my taste. Having been raised on the clear lines and realistic settings of European comics, that's what I gravitate to. B...
  • Alan
    2019-08-01
    I was wanting to try some new manga, and there are some things Noda does really well here. It's just not interesting enough, for me, to stick around for more.And, that's because in some ways this is a caper story (i.e. Ocean's 11). That sub-genre doesn't do much for me. Eventually someone is going to their hands on the loot and either 1) The story is over or 2) It becomes about the loot changing hands until it ends up in the "right" person's poss...
  • Arkham Reviews
    2019-07-09
    I wasn't sure what to expect with this one but really did enjoy this first volume. The story was quick to catch me in, catching my attention from the outset with its clear artwork and summary of the premise - a man's quest to locate a hidden fortune. From here, the story was quick to set the scene and introduce two protagonists that were very easy to like.Yet the thing that I found most interesting about this volume was its historical accuracy. T...
  • Selena
    2018-11-05
    Off to a promising start.Golden Kamuy follows a former soldier and an Ainu girl who are on a quest to find former convicts to get clues to find a large sum of gold. So far, it feels more like a hardcore camping manga with hunting, trapping, and cooking over the fire than a quest to find treasure, though there's enough of their quest going on that you don't forget what their goal is.It's a slightly different spin on the above mentioned quest/campi...
  • Jennifer
    2017-07-18
    I enjoyed this title and could see myself reading the rest of the series. It's a little disjointed, because it switches not only between present and past events, but those of the main characters and side characters with some explanatory sections about Japanese history, Ainu culture, etc. The search for gold ties the chapters together, but acts more as a frame for these smaller vignettes, at least in the first volume. I'm a sucker for a non-creepy...
  • Jaded Reader
    2019-05-02
    This was excellent! I'm beyond intrigued to continue. I have visited Japan but have not made my way up to Hokkaido. I now, more than ever, feel like I have to go. I loved the Ainu survival elements and the agency and power of our female co-lead. The two MC really balance each other out and I adored their conversations as well as this plot being off the wall interesting.
  • Rollin
    2018-02-09
    A fascinating initial volume into what feels like a heavily researched world. Setting this in the aftermath of the Russo-Japanese War is basically forcing a ton of historical fiction into a book that didn't necessarily need it -- and it pays off.Incredibly violent and graphic, there beats a heart in this book that cannot be torn out and eaten.
  • Markéta Effenbergerová
    2018-03-29
    Whisper sweetly into my ear in Ainu language. Share some gory stories about how you survived Russo-Japanese War. Let's talk tattoos and hidden treasures. ♥ Kuča/kuća/kuca means the same in czech/serbo-croatian/some other slavic languages AND IN AINU GO HOME LINGUISTICS, YOU'RE DRUNK.
  • Nelson
    2019-01-01
    A well researched historical fiction manga with a great mix of tension and humor. I especially loved all the hunting and survivalist themes, and learning about Ainu culture.Score: a tentative 9/10
  • Perusing Panels
    2018-02-18
    Fantastic start to this series! Great art, intriguing characters and fascinating historical setting. really looking forward to seeing where this goes next.
  • Julie (Manga Maniac Cafe)
    2018-06-17
    4.25 starsI really liked this. It's a scavenger hunt for gold and tattooed ex-cons, rolled into a survival story. I would have died the first night sleeping in the snow of Hokkaido.
  • Kentaro
    2018-06-25
    I read it in japanese before, it was interesting, but difficult even I am Japanese. After that when I read it in English, it was very difficult as I thought. To enjoy the content into detail, I hardly recommend that to beginner.
  • Kahlil Kinser
    2018-01-16
    I wasn't expecting much going into this series. While at times they story does edge a little too far off to the side of the fantastic, it grounds itself repeatedly with it's characters and overall plot. The action can be a bit gruesome at times too, but overall it's caught my interest.
  • brightredglow
    2017-12-15
    Golden Kamuy by Satoru Noda came recommended by my son. He said it had great artwork and an intriguing, fast-paced story. I think he was under-selling it because this first volume is fantastic. Set in Hokkaido after the Russo-Russian war, war veteran Saichi "Immortal" Sugimoto is desperate to get some money. He has a reason that he's scrounging in Hokkaido for some gold that has been long gone. Observing him is a strange drunken old man who proce...
  • Trevor Kew
    2017-08-19
    Fascinating story of an ex-Japanese soldier from the Russo-Japanese War who travels to Hokkaido (then very much a "frontier" area for Japan, who had only recently claimed it) searching for gold. He meets an Ainu girl who becomes his "tour guide" to Hokkaido. It is a bit like the Japanese version of "Dances with Wolves" in this way, but don't let you put that off. The author did extensive research into Ainu language, history and culture in conjunc...
  • Emily
    2017-10-01
    3.5/5Saw that this was getting some hype in the manga community (and, I think has an anime adaptation announced), thus the read. Did not know much going in except "Ainu" and "food", so here's a little more:-Punch a bear in the face!-Eat some squirrels and learn about Ainu culture!-Enjoy or avert eyes to all the violence presented on-page, including violence towards humans (stabbing! shooting! choking!) and violence towards animals (the squirrels:...
  • Nicola Mansfield
    2017-06-26
    This new volume 1 is very intriguing. An historical fiction set just after the Russian-Japanese War in 1905. The main character is a soldier who is out gold digging in order to make a large amount of money quickly to fulfil a promise made to a fallen comrade. In the forest, he meets an Ainu girl, a native of the island they are on, Hokkaido. There they find out their personal missions are connected and tied to a criminal group. The art is good, a...