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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.104: A Life and Death Battle Vs the Horrifying Deadly Venom! Deep in the...
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Ch.103: Anglerfish Nabe
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Ch.102: The Lightning Bandit and O-Gin the Viper
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Edo period ended the capable warrior samurai era. Katana was a urban warfare weapon, secondary weapon in battle when primary ones, glaives, spears and bows were busted, lost or not advantageous in a packed melee or difficult  wild forest terrain. The only primary swords were Odachi.

Muskets became very popular in sengoku period , with the  usual conditions of use of black powder weapons( ignition, ammo, reload) so the role of the katana as last lifeline gained importance.

Edo was all duels ( in times illegal), politicians, counterfeit and ninja(spies). One could say only testers and executioners (seppuku assistants) used them daily. Seppuku was performed with the short one, wakizashi.

Also myths and customer demand as luxury item nailed the coffin.

While we are at it, Katana or catana actually has a Portuguese origin with catana being the Portuguese word for short sword/machete, this means that the popularization of the Katana sword needed to come well after the Portuguese started to trade with the Japanese and well after the introduction of firearms.

From that we can deduce that, Katanas had a role much more similar to English Infantry Sabres and Rapiers rather than the Longswords it is traditionally compared against.

PS: I know that Katana comes from catana because i am Portuguese in case anyone is curious.

Updated chapter 105 to fix a goof.  Pages 1 and 2 were flipped, but they should now be in the proper order!

Boners

so what? the important thing is the journey and the 24 convicts more than the gold, that's just the end of the series, and this one is good, so why rush it'?


Rush ? We have 100 chapter who have the same premise. To obtain the gold from convict.

I dont like Manga who prolong old conflict too much. Just like that one piece.

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Sooo ... you’re saying that until comparatively recently they did have shit-quality steel (due to more impurities and uneven carbon distribution)?

poor tsukishima

So that's where Kanna from Maid Dragon is inspired from.

105 chapter and they still need to find the gold.

 

man

so what? the important thing is the journey and the 24 convicts more than the gold, that's just the end of the series, and this one is good, so why rush it'?

so i was new to this manga. after i read few chapter i decide to skip near the end (my habbit)

 

wtf. the art style changed so much.

105 chapter and they still need to find the gold.

 

man

the only thing worth mentioning on this chapter is how 1st liutenant tsurumi opened the curtain with tsukishima and koito on his back
look so amazing

and this chapter still have no brain eater sugimoto doing the deed

what a shiet chapter

That's not the case at all. There's this prevailing weird myth that somehow the Japanese isles produce "lower quality" iron, but anyone familiar with basic materials science will tell you that iron is iron and ore quality is a function of the mix of minerals inside the ore. As long as the EXTRACTION method is correct, you can get steady supply of good iron and steel - AS THE JAPANESE THEMSELVES DID domestically during their Meiji-era industrial revolution. How did they do it? They started mining instead of relying on iron sands. And there's the strange beginnings of the myth. Basically, the Japanese just didn't operate proper iron mines until much later than other nearby civilizations. They relied on loose mountain ore and iron sands to make their iron and steel. It's not that proper iron ore was not available, the Japanese simply didn't extract those ores until well into the sengoku period. However, once they did they had plenty of iron available for use.

 

Also, the reason the Japanese didn't like using metals in construction is because they live on earthquake-prone volcanic islands, so they needed building methods that could survive major earthquakes. Until high-grade construction steel was invented in the early 20th century, this meant jointed wood and stone foundations. They had knowledge of concrete and cement from the Chinese but simply elected not to use them.

 

I'd like to point out that even during the mid-sengoku era Japan was mass-producing large numbers of muskets which required modern smithing methods to even be survivable (otherwise you'd end up with petards). Also, consider the drills they needed to bore the barrels for mass-production firearms, which must survive multiple drilling operations to maintain any kind of regularity in bore diameter. At one point there were more muskets in Japan than was available in all of Europe, and this was before the Toyotomi unification and subsequent foreign wars. So clearly the Japanese had access to good quality iron. That many firearms could not have been made just with wootz traded from India.

 

The problem with katanas was not the lack of good iron in the Japanese isles at all but the stubborness of the swordsmiths and their samurai (and Meiji-era military nobility) masters. Katanas had to be made with tamahagane, period. That high-quality industrial steel used to make spears and guns and cannons? Total rubbish that needed no skill to work, trash only fit for use by the levied peasant militias! Thanks to this prevailing attitude, tamahagane made with iron sands was still the preferred material for making katanas and sabers in Japan well into the 1890s while the country was flooding the battlefields with large-caliber smokeless powder artillery. Notably, one of Sakamoto Ryoma's proposed reforms for the Japanese military was the production of sabers in state arsenals, using the same steel for making rifles. It wasn't implemented until the 1920s.

Edo period ended the capable warrior samurai era. Katana was a urban warfare weapon, secondary weapon in battle when primary ones, glaives, spears and bows were busted, lost or not advantageous in a packed melee or difficult  wild forest terrain. The only primary swords were Odachi.

Muskets became very popular in sengoku period , with the  usual conditions of use of black powder weapons( ignition, ammo, reload) so the role of the katana as last lifeline gained importance.

Edo was all duels ( in times illegal), politicians, counterfeit and ninja(spies). One could say only testers and executioners (seppuku assistants) used them daily. Seppuku was performed with the short one, wakizashi.

Also myths and customer demand as luxury item nailed the coffin.

That's not the case at all. There's this prevailing weird myth that somehow the Japanese isles produce "lower quality" iron, but anyone familiar with basic materials science will tell you that iron is iron and ore quality is a function of the mix of minerals inside the ore. As long as the EXTRACTION method is correct, you can get steady supply of good iron and steel - AS THE JAPANESE THEMSELVES DID domestically during their Meiji-era industrial revolution. How did they do it? They started mining instead of relying on iron sands. And there's the strange beginnings of the myth. Basically, the Japanese just didn't operate proper iron mines until much later than other nearby civilizations. They relied on loose mountain ore and iron sands to make their iron and steel. It's not that proper iron ore was not available, the Japanese simply didn't extract those ores until well into the sengoku period. However, once they did they had plenty of iron available for use.

 

Also, the reason the Japanese didn't like using metals in construction is because they live on earthquake-prone volcanic islands, so they needed building methods that could survive major earthquakes. Until high-grade construction steel was invented in the early 20th century, this meant jointed wood and stone foundations. They had knowledge of concrete and cement from the Chinese but simply elected not to use them.

 

I'd like to point out that even during the mid-sengoku era Japan was mass-producing large numbers of muskets which required modern smithing methods to even be survivable (otherwise you'd end up with petards). Also, consider the drills they needed to bore the barrels for mass-production firearms, which must survive multiple drilling operations to maintain any kind of regularity in bore diameter. At one point there were more muskets in Japan than was available in all of Europe, and this was before the Toyotomi unification and subsequent foreign wars. So clearly the Japanese had access to good quality iron. That many firearms could not have been made just with wootz traded from India.

 

The problem with katanas was not the lack of good iron in the Japanese isles at all but the stubborness of the swordsmiths and their samurai (and Meiji-era military nobility) masters. Katanas had to be made with tamahagane, period. That high-quality industrial steel used to make spears and guns and cannons? Total rubbish that needed no skill to work, trash only fit for use by the levied peasant militias! Thanks to this prevailing attitude, tamahagane made with iron sands was still the preferred material for making katanas and sabers in Japan well into the 1890s while the country was flooding the battlefields with large-caliber smokeless powder artillery. Notably, one of Sakamoto Ryoma's proposed reforms for the Japanese military was the production of sabers in state arsenals, using the same steel for making rifles. It wasn't implemented until the 1920s.

Do you have sources on this? I want to read about it more, for research purposes.

He really is cold as ice.

like him?

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you know that big fuckin snake is problem when even ogata has a sweatdrop: https://bato.to/reader#3e502f8eeac354a4_15

and holy shit what fine connection the author ended up making with o-gin viper+thives+shiraishi bitten (yet again)
also kinda irrevelant but:
Spoiler

lmao shiraishi's head looked like a chestnut

we already know ogata colder than ice ever since he won't say citatap or hinna

what a bastard

Damn son, feeding your mother rat poison is colder than ice. Even if she was mentally unstable like that.
 
I like how he remembered all of that just by Asirpa asking him about his fav food, tho.

He really is cold as ice.

Animal really like biting Shiraishi's head, huh.

The snake probably thought it was an egg and tried to crack it open.

Animal really like biting Shiraishi's head, huh.

Damn son, feeding your mother rat poison is colder than ice. Even if she was mentally unstable like that.

 

I like how he remembered all of that just by Asirpa asking him about his fav food, tho.

nah bro, his son is 2nd liutenant like koito

 

Thanks bro too tired ,one was lieutenant General, other was 2nd lieutenant....

 

Can't they just have easier to use names lmao..(not blaming the manga for a real world ranking system, blaming the IRL system :P).

I got behind on this while moving and boy howdy how I missed this rag-tag group of buckwild son of guns. Murder, mayhem, PTSD, culinary lessons, treasure hunting and etc

Here's Ai no Uta, the song referenced in the cover page: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esYm9q-bi4w

 

It's similarly humorously morbid


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