In the early twentieth century, Russo-Japanese War veteran Sugimoto "Immortal" Saichi 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.
Did You Know?
"Golden Kamuy" creator Satoru Noda
named the protagonist after his great-grandfather Saichi Sugimoto, who had served in the Russo-Japanese war as a soldier in the 7th Division of the Imperial Japanese Army.
However, he has said that his ancestor is not a model for any character in the story. See more
I am the Immortal Sugimoto!
The second season's opening credits ("Reimei") are in gold.
The series title in this sequence is at the bottom of the river. See more
Performed by Man with a Mission
Lyrics by Kamikaze Boy and Jean-Ken Johnny
Composed by Kamikaze Boy
Arranged by Man with a Mission
and Kohzuke Oshima See more