The Fandom Post

Anime, Movies, Comics, Entertainment & More

‘Golden Kamuy’ Live-Action Film Getting TV Series As Well

2 min read
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
© 2024 映画 「ゴールデンカムイ」 製作委員会

With Golden Kamuy previously rolling out its fourth season anime adaptation, we learned a bit ago that the original manga is ending with it wrapping up on April 28th, 2022 with the 314th chapter. We learned in April 2022 that a live-action film was in the works and it saw a January 19th, 2024 release in Japan.

Now, it looks like there’s more in the works but it’s coming in the form of a live-action TV series that’s bringing over the same team as the film. It’s scheduled for a WOWOW broadcast this fall with details to come. Check out the new teaser for it below.

The film has Shigeaki Kubo directing it from the screenplay by Tsutomu Kuoriwa and after getting the first trailer for it back in August 2023, we now have our second trailer that also gives us a taste of the theme song from ACIDMAN below.

  • Kento Yamazaki as Saichi Sugimoto
  • Anna Yamada as Asirpa
  • Gordon Maeda as Hyakunosuke Ogata
  • Yuma Yamoto as Yoshitake Shiraishi
  • Asuka Kudo as Hajime Tsukishima
  • Shuntarō Yanagi as Yōhei/Kōhei Nikaido
  • Ryōhei Ōtani as Genjirō Tanigaki
  • Katsuya as Tatsūma Ushiyama
  • Katsumi Kiba as Shinpachi Nagakura
  • Hisako Okata as Huci
  • Makita Sports as Takechiyo Gotō
  • Debo Akibe as Asirpa’s great uncle
  • Hiroshi Tamaki as Tokushirō Tsurumi
  • Hiroshi Tachi as Toshizō Hijikata

The series has twenty-nine volumes to its name so far as serialized through Young Jump and it looks like most recent volumes in Japan have sold around the 200,000 range. Viz Media is releasing the series in English in North America.

Check out our review of the first volume of the manga.

Check out the official site and Twitter.

Plot Concept: 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.

Film trailers:

[Source: ANN]