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Despite the violence and sad undertone of the story, Golden Kamuy is generous with funny gags.

  • When Asirpa tells Sugimoto that having a pencil is convenient, Sugimoto proceeds to wobble the pencil to make it appear to be bent, much to her shock.
  • The first time Sugimoto and Asirpa share a meal. Asirpa takes out some squirrels to eat and presents their raw brains, saying they're a delicacy and forces Sugimoto to eat them all with one stern look. Sugimoto can only reluctantly gulp them down and then say they are delicious. Thankfully for him, the rest of the meal is delicious.
    • It becomes a Running Gag, Sugimoto, and eventually Shiraishi being forced to eat disgusting body parts every time they eat.
    • Ushiyama himself is forced to eat woodcock brains alongside Sugimoto as he cannot muster the courage to refuse.
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    • However, Ogata simply says no, to the last two's consternation.
  • Asirpa mistaking miso for poop. Then she keeps spreading the rumor that Sugimoto eats poop among her people, to Sugimoto's dismay. Made all the funnier when she eventually eats some miso and finds it delicious, still convinced that it's poop.
  • Shiraishi being trapped every time into the new trap of the week. Asirpa presents how the animal will be trapped, and Shiraishi unwittingly demonstrates.
  • When Asirpa and Retar play alone, the Savage Wolf suddenly transforms into a Big, Friendly Dog. The funniest part is when he hears Sugimoto approaching and changes back into a wolf to not look dumb in front of a stranger.
  • For once Asirpa gives bad advice for surviving in the mountain and chews the very bitter needles of a sakhalin fir with Sugimoto, then monopolizes all the water sources.
  • The many Ho Yay moments from Nihei's introduction onward.
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    • Henmi's Villainous Crush on Sugimoto has him repeatedly act like a prude young girl in love with Sugimoto not noticing anything, and Henmi is practically having orgasms when he imagines Sugimoto gruesomely killing him with the many lethal instruments of the fishery.
    • A drunk Ushiyama stumbles upon an imprisoned Shiraishi who begs him to free him, but he mistakes Shiraishi for Ienaga and begins to fondle him, much to Shiraishi's horror.
    • At one point, Nagakura Shinpachi, who mostly behaved like a respectable old man, disguises himself as a woman. While the move was justified in context, what isn't justifiable is that he put lipstick on even though his masked face rendered it useless.
    • Sugimoto, Shiraishi, Ogata, Tanigaki and Kiroranke strip down to their loincloths and "sumo wrestle" while under the influence of cooking sea otter meat, which causes uncontrollable lust according to Ainu tradition.
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  • First Lieutenant Tsurumi abusing Kouhei's cut off left ear, as he is annoyed that Kouhei keeps talking to it.
  • When Shiraishi and Inkarmat go to the Ezo Derby gambling on horse races, Inkarmat's correct predictions make Shiraishi rich. Thus, the gullible Shiraishi begins to buy more and more of Inkarmat's lucky charms, to the point he is covered in them. When Sugimoto and Asirpa find him, he looks utterly ridiculous while lording over them with his money. The duo promptly puts him back in his place.
  • "Please don't re-interpret the entire Ainu culture just because you really want to eat tatsuta age."
  • Shiraishi's backstory. To clarify, the reason why he's known as the Escape King is that he fell in love with a nun named Sister Miyazawa through hearsay and a seemingly sloppy drawing of her (case in point, the eyes are drawn as simple lines and the head has the shape of a potato) from Kumagichi Chouan. Escaping multiple prisons just to meet her, Shiraishi builds his reputation as an Escape Artist and finally reaches Miyazawa... who exactly resembles the sketch Chouan made.
  • Sugimoto's face when he guesses Extreme Omnisexual Shiton Anehata is likely to try to rape a brown bear.
    Sugimoto: It's gonna devour him, tattoo and all!
  • Sugimoto, Shiraishi, Tanigaki, Ogata and Kiroranke are trapped in the same fishing hut because of a locust swarm. When they cook some sea otter meat (whose odor is reputed as an aphrodisiac), they all begin to see each other as attractive Bishonen or The Bear. They eventually vent off their feelings...by sumo wrestling. At least it remotely looks like wrestling, and more like they're fondling each other. Once the effects wear off, they agree to never tell anyone, ever.
    Sugimoto: That's it... I can't take it anymore...Let's sumo wrestle.
    Everyone else (save Ogata): Oh great idea!
  • Given how much the male fanservice is Played for Laughs in this series (as the above example ilustrates), it's small wonder that the mandatory onsen chapter includes a double page spread... of the whole male cast.
    • The reader is then treated to several chapters of Naked People Are Funny (with a good deal of Full-Frontal Assault), where Scenery Censor is milked for all its worth: the characters' genitals are censored with Shiraishi's head (the real one), several erect mushrooms placed in the foreground so much that they look humongous, or a rifle.
      • Indeed, the only character that doesn't get a censor is Shiraishi himself.
    • Tanigaki mistakes Kiroranke's jewels for Cikapasi's arm and grabs it to pull it to safety (yes, Kiroranke's junk can seemingly be mistaken for something as large as an arm, even that of a child), Kiroranke goes Instant Soprano.
    • Asirpa wanders in the dark and stumble into someone's buttocks. Somehow, she can recognize Sugimoto when she looks at his butthole, which is funnily also censored by an image of Shiraishi's head.
  • Admittedly a matter of the translation, but after a scene where Shiraishi gets his face slapped by penises - twice and gets surrounded by enemies, he refers to them as "I can't believe these dicks" (meaning the enemies. We hope.)
  • Sugimoto showing underwear photos of Tanikagi instead of photos of Asirpa while searching in Karafuto. Thrice. One wonders why Sugimoto had those photos in the first place...
  • Sergeant Tsukishima is a running Funny Moment, whenever he has to deadpan his Only Sane Man face at his downright psychopathic colleagues.
    • He's also the only person who can understand Koito's Satsuma dialect and probably the only one present who can speak Russian, which doesn't help him get away from the madness of the situation as he is forced to act as the interpreter (made even worse when Sugimoto and Koito ask him to translate several nasty insults into Russian while in Karafuto).
    • The manga even pokes fun at him keeping a straight face no matter what he thinks of his companions, with his Imagine Spot of him considering to actually follow through with Sugimoto's sugestion of putting a reindeer collar on Koito's neck.
  • Asirpa translating for her grandmother when Sugimoto visits their house, and omitting practically everything she says.
  • The entirety of the Circus Arc. Sugimoto meets the Yamada Circus Troupe and decides to perform here in order to make an impression with a magic trick, so that Asirpa can hear about him. Hilarity Ensues.
    • Koito basically reveals that he has The Gift in terms of acrobatics. Assured to be a success, Koito becomes a Smug Super and The Rival to Sugimoto since his trick risks being overshadowed by Koito.
      • For further hilarity, Koito's companions perform horribly and end up ridiculing themselves and giving the impression of being clowns. Cue Yamada asking:
      Yamada: What circus troupe did you belong to?
      Koito: The Hokkaido 7th Division.
    • Sugimoto and co. trie the cycle whirl, basically trying to ride a bicycle inside a giant wooden barrel. Sugimoto and Tanigaki can barely ride a bicycle, and Cikapasi tries to encourage the latter by telling him to remember "Boner" as if it was some Survival Mantra. Cue Tanigaki loudly shouting "Boner!" again and again, further deconcentrating Sugimoto.
    • Because of their lack of ability whatsoever, Tanigaka and Tsukishima are stuck with the dancing little girls group, led by the Drill Sergeant Nasty-like Fumie.
    Fumie: What do you think you're looking at?! Did you fall in love with me!?
    Tsukishima: No, ma'am.
    Fumie: Did you think you'd get me to play favourites just by sleeping with me!?
    Tsukishima: No, ma'am.
    Fumie: Well that won't work on me!
    Tsukishima: Yes, ma'am.
    • After a training seance that resembles more an insult seance, Tsukishima is fed up with it and sees that Tanigaki also has an exhausted face, so he tries to chit chat over their frustration. Cue Tanigaki taking dancing as Serious Business and basically becoming the protagonist of a dreadful "Grown burly man has no talent for dancing but must give his all for the big night" storyline, with encouraging from the girls, a tearful backstory for a minor character, and Fumie acknowledging Tanigaki's performance after several instance of verbal abuse. Tsukishima is truly fed up with the clowns in his life.
    • For their part, Sugimoto and Koito develop a bitter rivalry because while Sugimoto's harakiri's trick is supposedly the most successful part of Yamada's show, Koito's gift in acrobatics threaten to overshadow Sugimoto. So another subplot develops with Sugimoto trying to outdo and eventually ruin Koito's show. When Sugimoto seemingly tries to distract him by exposing his precious photograph of Tsurumi, Koito switches Sugimoto's fake katana with his own sabre.

Alternative Title(s): Golden Kamui

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