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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.

For a list of chapters and volumes, see Chapters and Volumes.
Note: Story arcs are fan-made or community-made names to better organize the series. They are not official names.

Introduction Arc[]

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[]

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[]

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[]

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[]

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[]

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[]

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[]

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[]

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[]

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[]

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[]

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[]

Abashiri Prison Arc

An alliance of Sugimoto's Group and Hijikata's Group plot to break into Abashiri Prison and bring Asirpa face-to-face with her father, Noppera-Bou at long last. Shirosuke Inudou, the prison's warden commands the forces that stand between them and their goal, but Hijikata has a man on the inside, and elsewhere the 7th Division also work on their own infiltration scheme.

Manga Anime
Number of Chapters 14 Number of Episodes 3

Journey to Karafuto Arc[]

Journey to Karafuto Arc

After tragedy and betrayal at Abashiri Prison, Saichi Sugimoto and Genjirou Tanigaki team up with the 7th Division in order to pursue Kiroranke's Group to Karafuto, in the hopes of rescuing Asirpa.

Manga Anime
Number of Chapters 9 Number of Episodes 3

Youichirou the Manslayer Arc[]

Youichirou the Manslayer Arc

As Sugimoto's Group continues their determined pursuit of Kiroranke's Group across Karafuto, Toshizou Hijikata and his faction set out in search of a deadly tattooed convict named Youichirou in Hokkaido.

Manga Anime
Number of Chapters 7 Number of Episodes 2

Karafuto Circus Arc[]

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

Border Crossing Arc[]

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

Pet Monster Arc[]

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

Akou Prison Break Arc[]

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

Return to Karafuto Arc[]

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

Return to Hokkaido Arc[]

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

Bear Man Arc[]

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

Boutarou the Pirate Arc[]

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

Town of Reunions Arc[]

Town of Reunions Arc
Manga Anime
Number of Chapters 35 Number of Episodes ?

Tokyo Love Story Arc[]

Tokyo Love Story Arc
Manga Anime
Number of Chapters 6 Number of Episodes ?

Hakodate Arc[]

Hakodate Arc
Manga Anime
Number of Chapters 13+ Number of Episodes ?

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Introduction Arc 12345
Escape King Arc 6789101112131415161718192021
Legendary Hunter Arc 2223242526272829
Kazuo Henmi Arc 3031323334353637383940414243444546474849
Murder Hotel Arc 505152535455
Battle in Barato Arc 56575859
Immortal Beast Arc 60616263646566676869
Edogai Arc 7071727374757677787980
Con Artists Arc 81828384858687888990919293949596979899100101
Lightning and O-Gin Arc 102103104105106107
Shiton Anehata Arc 108109110111112113114
Blind Bandits Arc 115116117118119120121122123124
Abashiri Prison Arc 125126127128129130131132133134135136137138
Journey to Karafuto Arc 139140141142143144145146147
Youichirou the Manslayer Arc 148149150151152153154
Karafuto Circus Arc 155156157158
Border Crossing Arc 159160161162163164165166167168169170
Pet Monster Arc 171172173174175176
Akou Prison Break Arc 177178179180181182183184185186187188189190
Return to Karafuto Arc 191192193194195196197198199200
Return to Hokkaido Arc 201202203204205206207208209210211212213214215216
Bear Man Arc 217218219220221222
Boutarou the Pirate Arc 223224225226227228229230231232233234235236237238
Town of Reunions Arc 239240241242243244245246247248249250251252253254255256257258259260261262263264265266267268269270271272273
Tokyo Love Story Arc 274275276277278279
Hakodate Arc 280281282283284285286287288289290291292293
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