Golden Kamuy, Vol. 1 by Satoru Noda
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This new volume 1 is very intriguing. An historical fiction set just after the Russian-Japanese War in 1905. The main character is a soldier who is out gold digging in order to make a large amount of money quickly to fulfil a promise made to a fallen comrade. In the forest, he meets an Ainu girl, a native of the island they are on, Hokkaido. There they find out their personal missions are connected and tied to a criminal group. The art is good, a bit of violence and the dialogue is well-written. My interest is piqued!