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Golden Kamuy


Alt Names: alt ゴールデンカムイalt Dewa Emasalt Gintong Multoalt Golden Kamui
Author: NODA Satoru
Artist: NODA Satoru
Genres: Action ActionAdventure AdventureAward Winning Award WinningComedy ComedyCooking CookingDrama DramaHistorical HistoricalMartial Arts Martial ArtsSeinen Seinen
Type: Manga (Japanese)
Status: Ongoing
Description: In Hokkaido, the far northern lands of Japan, Sugimoto survived the Russo-Japanese war of the Meiji era. Nicknamed "Sugimoto the Immortal" during the war, he now seeks the riches promised by the gold rush in hopes of saving the widowed wife of his now deceased comrade from the war. During his hunt for gold, he finds out about a massive stash of gold hidden by a criminal. Partnering with an Ainu girl that saves his life from the harsh climates of the north, he battles against the criminals, the military, and nature itself to find the treasure!

Note: Won the 9th Manga Taisho Award in 2016. Was nominated for the 20th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize and the 40th Kodansha Manga Awards in 2016.
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Ch.108: The Great Wetlands
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You are rude.  Not much else to be said about you.  You can change.  That would be good.

 

I repeat that bad literature is like a bad dream.  And that hostage taking is found all the time in actual life, various sorts of hostage taking, rarely at gunpoint.  Great literature draws from real life.   The hostage taking in Golden Kamui was in the bounds of reality, and wasn't even finished before you reached for the whine.   

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So, the wife becomes wen kamuy, but Retar doesn't?

Only if she ate him.

No more boner I guess.

 

So much back story, to then have killed the man off?   That surprised me.  No pencil sketch post mortem either.  Evidently skinning was his fate.   Skin and poop and bones. 

 

 

You are rude.  Not much else to be said about you.  You can change.  That would be good.

 

I repeat that bad literature is like a bad dream.  And that hostage taking is found all the time in actual life, various sorts of hostage taking, rarely at gunpoint.  Great literature draws from real life.   The hostage taking in Golden Kamui was in the bounds of reality, and wasn't even finished before you reached for the whine.   

YAAAAAAAAAS! RETAR LIVES! AND HE HAS A FAMILY! \o/

Dat could have been a Yandere Wolf waifu right there.

So, the wife becomes wen kamuy, but Retar doesn't?

(...)

I can see where your opinion comes from, but so far in this particular manga, the author has handled the situation in a pretty decent way.

Overall, I'll agree. It was ended quickly, and it wasn't braindead (even though I dislike the sequence where Shiraishi gave in, and they then escaped through simple luck that Nihei forgot about his skills).
 

 

Tough guy online, eh?  

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That's playpen tough guy-ism.   Like I said, bad literature is like a nightmare, unfortunately I do not have to be asleep to encounter bad literature in the flesh like the online tough guys.

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Can anyone else understand this dude/dudette? Help me understand?

No more boner I guess.

YAAAAAAAAAS! RETAR LIVES! AND HE HAS A FAMILY! \o/

Dat could have been a Yandere Wolf waifu right there.

 

Or, you know, like a regular female wolf. I'm pretty sure any normal wolf would attack a hostile with its mate.

yandere is scary...

YAAAAAAAAAS! RETAR LIVES! AND HE HAS A FAMILY! \o/

Dat could have been a Yandere Wolf waifu right there.

Turn after turn, great chapter! #EHs thank you, for your translations!

YAAAAAAAAAS! RETAR LIVES! AND HE HAS A FAMILY! \o/

Dat could have been a Yandere Wolf waifu right there.

Tough guy online, eh?  

 

Yes, when a rude poster says: "Yeeeaaaah, I'm just going to call that pretentious bullshit that might sound poetic, but adds nothing of value to a discussion."


 

That's playpen tough guy-ism.   Like I said, bad literature is like a nightmare, unfortunately I do not have to be asleep to encounter bad literature in the flesh like the online tough guys.

Absolutely, and if his reason for not taking the shot was that he planned to escape so they could get in a more favorable situation then at least he's not goody-two-shoes-dumb (as in "oh noes, I can't risk hitting my friend"), but it's still one hell of a risk. I mean, he's apparently well enough known to them that they knew he's good at escaping, Nihei expressedly said that he was aware of it, provided the tranlation is accurate. They could have been *really* well tied up (assuming there is something Shiraishi CAN'T escape from), knocked unconscious, or even killed. Basically this: take the shot, and you know you at least have a chance to come out ahead. Surrender, and you lose pretty much all control of the situation and you're left to luck, generally speaking.

Besides, it's not like this particular hostage-plot is the mother of all bad writing or anything. I've just come across them so many times by now in ways that ruined stories and characters for me that the mere hint of a hostage-situation makes me whince, and I needed to vent it a bit. Not to mention the last few chapters of some other mangos I follow also featued hostages, so this was more like a final straw that broke the camel's back for me, rather than a single massive boulder.
 

I dislike most hostage situations in fiction because I find them mostly repetitive and even dumb, I associate them mostly with a situation in a James Bond movie:

 

-Bond girl of the movie gets captured, Bond has to give up or give the villain a password for a weapon or whatever, that could threaten million of lives, villain does not respect his part of the deal, Bond beats him anyway but if he had failed..... well, the world would still be there even after a nuclear war. To make things short, most hostage situations in movies, etc. involve plenty of stupid actions from all parts involved, the good ones win mostly because they are a little less stupid than the villain.

 

I can see where your opinion comes from, but so far in this particular manga, the author has handled the situation in a pretty decent way.

Great literature maps to real life.   Bad literature maps to nightmares.

 

Nightmares are mere misunderstandings.   Dreams always mean something, but usually it's a remapping of one's own memories and events.

Yeeeaaaah, I'm just going to call that pretentious bullshit that might sound poetic, but adds nothing of value to a discussion.
Like, on what basis can you even claim to say "this is good literature, and this is bad"? Not to mention how increadibly vague it is; what does it even mean that "nightmares are mere misunderstandings"? And how is it relevant?

Great literature maps to real life.   Bad literature maps to nightmares.

 

Nightmares are mere misunderstandings.   Dreams always mean something, but usually it's a remapping of one's own memories and events.

 

 

 

Naturally, but what's your point?

I mean, the contents of literature don't really reflect real life 1:1 (or even close to it).

I wonder is that posture, arms back is a proven one against an attack dog?   

Isn't that Mr Miyagi's Swan Kick? :-P

Considering Shiraishi is just an escape artist, and not a soldier, one can assume his chances of hitting a head shot and not hitting Asirpa are minimal.

Absolutely, and if his reason for not taking the shot was that he planned to escape so they could get in a more favorable situation then at least he's not goody-two-shoes-dumb (as in "oh noes, I can't risk hitting my friend"), but it's still one hell of a risk. I mean, he's apparently well enough known to them that they knew he's good at escaping, Nihei expressedly said that he was aware of it, provided the tranlation is accurate. They could have been *really* well tied up (assuming there is something Shiraishi CAN'T escape from), knocked unconscious, or even killed. Basically this: take the shot, and you know you at least have a chance to come out ahead. Surrender, and you lose pretty much all control of the situation and you're left to luck, generally speaking.

Besides, it's not like this particular hostage-plot is the mother of all bad writing or anything. I've just come across them so many times by now in ways that ruined stories and characters for me that the mere hint of a hostage-situation makes me whince, and I needed to vent it a bit. Not to mention the last few chapters of some other mangos I follow also featued hostages, so this was more like a final straw that broke the camel's back for me, rather than a single massive boulder.
 

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Myeah, I didn't really phrase that very well, did I? I was just trying to explain that my preferences in valuing skill and intelligence in fictional characters are the reason for my strong dislike of hostage-plots, regardless of how realistic they are. Nothing else.

like Shiraishi here who doesn't take the shot

Considering Shiraishi is just an escape artist, and not a soldier, one can assume his chances of hitting a head shot and not hitting Asirpa are minimal.

I however am both rather skill and intelligence-focused, and fairly utilitarian, so I tend to view the hostage as dumb and useless for getting caught


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In real life dealing with bad guys of real life, hostage situations are not rare, maybe not common.  But not rare.

Naturally, but what's your point?

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Right. Of course. Escape King.

It's a terrible one, now the dog can attack your soft and squishy belly, your face, or your neck.

That’s what you trick it into believing! Then, BOOM, out of nowhere: KNEE TO THE FACE :D !
 

have you ever been so mad that you hunt 3 man armed with rifle with only stick

Sort of. Sometimes I’ll cherry tap enemies in video games if they really pissed me off. The most recent example that comes to mind is Mad Max where some asshole Buzzards ran me over while I was walking around so I went on to get them out of their cars and use only the perfect parry counter attacks (the limb breaker ones) to slowly kill them, one extremity at a time. Instead of, you know, just shooting them with my trusty quadruple-barreled shotgun.

I wonder is that posture, arms back is a proven one against an attack dog?   

It's a terrible one, now the dog can attack your soft and squishy belly, your face, or your neck.

 

IIRC you're supposed to feed them a hand (or elbow) and keep pushing in the throat: domestic dogs don't have that much bite force (about mastiffs are at the top at ~4x a human, they rotties at 2x, germans and pits are at ~1.5x) and their teeth are for neither cutting nor crushing, the jaw locks up and they tear, so you "only" get flesh wounds from nails and canine teeth piercing.

I wonder is that posture, arms back is a proven one against an attack dog?   

 

The dog bit him in the head, so nope.

 

What is it with canines and Shiraishi's head anyway?

Best fight scene so far, Shiraishi vs dog.

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I wonder is that posture, arms back is a proven one against an attack dog?   


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