Golden Kamuy's manga and anime are broken into story arcs. The following are the arc names, a description of the arc's plot, and the chapters and episodes they comprise.

Note: Story arcs are fan-made or community-made names to better organize the series. They are not official names.

Introduction Arc[edit source]

Introduction Arc

Saichi Sugimoto, veteran of the Russo-Japanese War, is on the hunt for gold to provide for the widow of his dead comrade. He learns of the tale of a stolen hoard of Ainu gold and the group of tattooed convicts who each hold a piece of the map to that treasure inked into their skin. To that end he joins forces with a young Ainu girl, Asirpa, who has a personal quest to discover the truth behind the Ainu gold.

Manga Anime
Number of Chapters 5 Number of Episodes 2

Escape King Arc[edit source]

Escape King Arc

Saichi Sugimoto and Asirpa encounter Yoshitake Shiraishi, the infamous Escape King and one of the tatooted convicts who have escaped from Abashiri Prison who provides a clue for another convict to the pair. During their investigations Sugimoto has a run-in with the 7th Division and Asirpa must rely on the aid of the Escape King to assist Sugimoto. Meanwhile Toshizou Hijikata, legendary vice-commander of the Shinsengumi, is recruiting fellow tattooed convicts to his side in pursuit of the gold.

Manga Anime
Number of Chapters 16 Number of Episodes 4

Legendary Hunter Arc[edit source]

Legendary Hunter Arc

Legendary hunter and tattooed convict, Tetsuzou Nihei, takes Genjirou Tanigaki under his wing and together they aim to hunt down the fabled last Ezo wolf, Retar. Asirpa, Saichi Sugimoto and Yoshitake Shiraishi make efforts to save the wolf and get Nihei's tattoo.

Manga Anime
Number of Chapters 8 Number of Episodes 2

Kazuo Henmi Arc[edit source]

Kazuo Henmi Arc

Saichi Sugimoto and Asirpa travel to the coast following Shiraishi Yoshitake's lead that one of the 24 tattooed convicts - deranged serial killer Kazuo Henmi - is currently there posing as a fisherman. However, the 7th Division are also searching for Henmi. Sugimoto saves a fisherman whilst whaling but doesn't realise that his new friend is in fact the killer they are hunting. Meanwhile, Genjirou Tanigaki has nearly finished healing at the Ainu village only to recieve an unexpected visit from Ogata and Nikaidou who try to silence him so he won't report back to 7th Division about their desertion.

Manga Anime
Number of Chapters 20 Number of Episodes 4

Murder Hotel Arc[edit source]

Murder Hotel Arc

Saichi Sugimoto. Asirpa and Shiraishi Yoshitake travel with Kiroranke to confirm his story about the true identity of Asirpa's father and whether he'll tell them the location of the gold. They stop for the night at the Sapporo World Hotel, which is run by Kano Ienaga, one of the 24 tattooed convicts who kills and cannibalises her guests. Further complicating matters is that another one of the guests is Ushiyama the Undefeated.

Manga Anime
Number of Chapters 6 Number of Episodes 2

Battle in Barato Arc[edit source]

Battle in Barato Arc

The small river port town of Barato once knew only one gang under the leadership of Tamotsu Hidoro. When Hidoro planned to give his gambling hall to his son, Shinpei, the Hidoro's right-hand man Umakichi Kusuda split the gang, waging war against the Hidoro clan for control of Barato. When the Hidoro's get their hands on a tattooed convict's skin it draws the attention of Toshizou Hijikata. To get closer to the skin, Hijikata offers his and Shinpachi Nagakura's services as bodyguards for the Hidoros to help them end the gang war and take out Umakichi's faction. Meanwhile, Hyakunosuke Ogata decides to work as a bodyguard for Umakichi, also hoping to get hold of the skin, by offering to finish the gang war except in Umakichi's favor instead.

Manga Anime
Number of Chapters 4 Number of Episodes 2

Immortal Beast Arc[edit source]

Immortal Beast Arc

On their travels, Saichi Sugimoto, Asirpa, Shiraishi Yoshitake and Kiroranke encounter a mysterious and untrustworthy fortune teller who encourages Yoshitake to gamble all his money on horse races. Kiroranke substitutes for a jockey and wins a race the yakuza tried to rig. Later, they agree to hunt a seemingly immortal "monster" bear for Eddie Dun in exchange for Asirpa's great-aunt's wedding garment. However, when the truth is revealed about the bear's supposed immortality the group winds up trapped under siege in the farmhouse with a couple yakuza who've come to kill Kiroranke for not losing the race.

Manga Anime
Number of Chapters 10 Number of Episodes 2

Edogai Arc[edit source]

Edogai Arc

First Lieutenant Tsurumi meets and befriends eccentric taxidermist and grave robber Yasaku Edogai and convinces him to use his skills to make fake tattooed skins to confuse his enemies. However, shortly after Edogai finishes the skins both Sugimoto's Group and Hyakunosuke Ogata move in on his workshop and figure out Tsurumi's plan to make it harder for them to find the gold. Edogai and Sergeant Tsukishima flee into the local mines to escape with the skins with the other factions in pursuit.

Manga Anime
Number of Chapters 11 Number of Episodes 3

Con Artists Arc[edit source]

Con Artists Arc

A tense alliance is formed between Sugimoto's Group and Hijikata's Group but after being attacked by the 7th Division they're forced to split up into two groups. Saichi Sugimoto, Asirpa, Hyakunosuke Ogata and Tatsuma Ushiyama find themselves in an Ainu village which they discover has been taken over by a group of con artists led by Kiyohiro Suzukawa. Meanwhile, Shiraishi Yoshitake is captured by the 7th Division and held prisoner in Asahikawa and a dangerous con is necessary to break him out.

Manga Anime
Number of Chapters 21 Number of Episodes 6

Lightning and O-Gin Arc[edit source]

Lightning and O-Gin Arc

A bandit couple known as O-gin the Viper and Keiichirou Sakamoto the Lightning Bandit target a small gambling den rumoured to have one of the tattooed convict skins. They team up with small-time thugs Kantarou and Kamezou to assist in the robbery. However, the skin is a fake and the den a set-up orchestrated by First Lieutenant Tsurumi and the 7th Division to catch the Lightning Bandit for the tattoos on his body since he is also one of the escaped 24 tattooed convicts. Meanwhile, Sugimoto's Group encounter venomous snakes in the forest.

Manga Anime
Number of Chapters 6 Number of Episodes 3

Shiton Anehata Arc[edit source]

Shiton Anehata Arc

When Sugimoto's Group meet up with Inkarmat and Cikapasi they explain that Genjirou Tanigaki has been accused of a crime he didn't commit by the local Ainu. His rifle was stolen by the academic Shiton Anehata, one of the 24 tattooed convicts, who roams the countryside violating and murdering animals. Because Tanigaki's rifle was used the local Ainu mistake him for the criminal plan to punish him. The Ainu give Saichi Sugimoto and Asirpa three days to find Shiton and bring him to justice. Unfortunately, Shiton has already decided the next animal he wants to go after is a brown bear, jeopardising the legibility of his tattoos in the likely outcome the bear kills and eats him.

Manga Anime
Number of Chapters 7 Number of Episodes 2

Blind Bandits Arc[edit source]

Blind Bandits Arc

Trust is tested when, during a locust swarm, Inkarmat accuses Kiroranke of killing Asirpa's father and planning to betray the group. Furthermore, Ogata reveals Inkarmat's evidence must've been fed to her by First Lieutenant Tsurumi, implying she is a mole. Saichi Sugimoto concludes the only way to resolve who they can trust is still to speak to Nopper-Bou. The Ainu village has been attacked at nights by blind bandits who use the darkness and echolocation to their advantage. The bandits were convicts of Abashiri Prison blinded by working in a sulphur mine and led by one of the 24 tattooed convicts, Toni Anji. Toni and his men lay an ambush for the men of Sugimoto's Group while they're bathing at night at an inn, forcing them to fight in the forest without the use of their equipment or sight.

Manga Anime
Number of Chapters 10 Number of Episodes 2

Abashiri Prison Arc[edit source]

Abashiri Prison Arc
Manga Anime
Number of Chapters 14 Number of Episodes 3

Journey to Karafuto Arc[edit source]

Journey to Karafuto Arc
Manga Anime
Number of Chapters 9 Number of Episodes 3

Youichirou the Manslayer Arc[edit source]

Youichirou the Manslayer Arc
Manga Anime
Number of Chapters 7 Number of Episodes 2

Karafuto Circus Arc[edit source]

Karafuto Circus Arc
Manga Anime
Number of Chapters 4 Number of Episodes 1

Border Crossing Arc[edit source]

Border Crossing Arc
Manga Anime
Number of Chapters 12 Number of Episodes 3

Pet Monster Arc[edit source]

Pet Monster Arc
Manga Anime
Number of Chapters 6 Number of Episodes 1

Akou Prison Break Arc[edit source]

Akou Prison Break Arc
Manga Anime
Number of Chapters 14 Number of Episodes 4

Return to Karafuto Arc[edit source]

Return to Karafuto Arc
Manga Anime
Number of Chapters 10 Number of Episodes 1

Return to Hokkaido Arc[edit source]

Return to Hokkaido Arc
Manga Anime
Number of Chapters 16 Number of Episodes ?

Bear Man Arc[edit source]

Bear Man Arc
Manga Anime
Number of Chapters 6 Number of Episodes ?

Boutarou the Pirate Arc[edit source]

Boutarou the Pirate Arc
Manga Anime
Number of Chapters 16 Number of Episodes ?

Town of Reunions Arc[edit source]

Town of Reunions Arc
Manga Anime
Number of Chapters 20+ Number of Episodes ?

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Story Arcs
Introduction ArcEscape King ArcLegendary Hunter ArcKazuo Henmi ArcMurder Hotel ArcBattle in Barato ArcImmortal Beast ArcEdogai ArcCon Artists ArcLightning and O-Gin ArcShiton Anehata ArcBlind Bandits ArcAbashiri Prison ArcJourney to Karafuto ArcYouichirou the Manslayer ArcKarafuto Circus ArcBorder Crossing ArcPet Monster ArcAkou Prison Break ArcReturn to Karafuto ArcReturn to Hokkaido ArcBear Man ArcBoutarou the Pirate ArcTown of Reunions Arc
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