|First Lieutenant Tsurumi will scold me!
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The 7th Division (第七師団, Daishichishidan) of the Imperial Japanese Army, formerly led by the late Lieutenant General Hanazawa Koijirou, is one of the opposing forces of the Golden Kamuy series. Led by the First Lieutenant Tokushirou Tsurumi, their unit is planning to rebel against the Central Government, take over the main 7th Division base in Asahikawa and create a military government in Hokkaido.
In Hokkaido the 7th Division is commonly known as the Hokuchin Unit (北鎮部隊, Hokuchin Butai) and the North's last defense. They're renowned to be the strongest unit of the army. Most of the 7th Division soldiers in the series hail from the 27th Infantry Regiment.
During the Russo-Japanese War, 7th Division was sent into the heat of the most violent battles such as Siege of Port Arthur and Battle of Mukden. Despite suffering heavy losses, their contributions were crucial to the Japanese victory.
|Lieutenant General||Koujirou Hanazawa †|
|Lieutenant Colonel||Teruchika Yodogawa|
|Captain||Kouji Wada †|
|First Lieutenant||Tokushirou Tsurumi|
|Second Lieutenant||Otonoshin Koito|
Yuusaku Hanazawa †
|Warrant Officer||Mokutarou Kikuta †|
|Corporal||Houzou Tamai †|
|Superior Private||Hyakunosuke Ogata ☓|
Tokishige Usami †
|Private 1st Class||Genjirou Tanigaki ☓|
Kouhei Nikaidou †
Youhei Nikaidou †
Rikimatsu Ariko ☓
Kazuo Maeyama †
Kennosuke Mishima †
Fumio Okada †
Naoaki Noma †
Ikutarou Komiya †
- Series creator Satoru Noda's great-grandfather, who was also named Saichi Sugimoto, served in 27th Calvary Regiment of the 7th Division during the Russo-Japanese War.
- "Hokuchin" means they "Defeated the North", with North meaning Russia.
|7th Division Members||Hajime Tsukishima • Kazuo Maeyama † • Kennosuke Mishima † • Kouhei Nikaidou † • Mokutarou Kikuta † • Otonoshin Koito • Tokishige Usami † • Tokushirou Tsurumi • Youhei Nikaidou †|
|Deserters||Fumio Okada † • Genjirou Tanigaki • Houzou Tamai † • Hyakunosuke Ogata • Ikutarou Komiya * • Naoaki Noma † • Rikimatsu Ariko|
|Allies||Heiji Koito • Hidenobu Okuda • Narizou Arisaka • Teruchika Yodogawa • Yasaku Edogai †|
|Associates||Kouji Wada † • Koujirou Hanazawa † • Yuusaku Hanazawa †|
|Gold Hunters||7th Division • Hijikata's Group • Kiroranke's Group • Sugimoto's Group|
|People of the North||Ainu • Matagi • Nivkh • Orok|
|Others||Abashiri Convicts • Central Government • Imperial Japanese Army • Three Great Nobles of the Restoration • Yamada Circus Troupe|