Golden Kamuy, vol. 1

“The weak only get eaten,” warns native girl Asirpa, upon learning that veteran Japanese soldier Saichi “Immortal” Sugimoto has been marked for hunting by a non-hibernating bear during winter. The encounter between Saichi, Asirpa, and the bear is an extended set piece that represents this book’s themes of survival, cooperation, and improvisation well. Saichi is … Continue reading Golden Kamuy, vol. 1