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It was announced tonight through Japanese media that Satoru Noda’s Golden Kamuy manga will end in three chapters, the final of which will be released on April 28 in the combined Weekly Young Jump volume 22 and 23 issue. The series had reportably entered into its final arc in July 2021 and will finally conclude before the end of the month, ending the story of Saichi Sugimoto, the region of Hokkaido and its indigenous people, the Ainu.


It was further revealed that as of the release of volume 29 of the manga, which releases on April 19, Golden Kamuy has printed (physically) and sold (digitally) 19 million copies. In celebration of the final chapter release, all the previous chapters of the manga will be available for free digitally in Japan.


The  Golden Kamuy manga has inspired three anime seasons so far with a fourth on the way in October 2022. The latest season aired between aired from October 5 to December 21, 2020, with all three seasons available to stream on Crunchyroll, which describes the series as such: 


The story takes place in the mighty Northern field of Hokkaido, the time is in the turbulent late Meiji Era. A post war soldier Sugimoto, aka, “Immortal Sugimoto” was in need of large sums of money for a particular purpose…. What awaited Sugimoto, who stepped into Hokkaido’s Gold Rush with dreams of making a fortune, was a tattoo map leading to a hidden treasure based on hints inscribed on the bodies of convicts in Abashiri Prison?! The magnificent nature of Hokkaido vs vicious convicts and the meeting with a pure Ainu girl, Ashiripa!! A survival battle for a hidden treasure hunt begins!


Source: Mantan Web


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Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.