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Golden Kamuy Season 4 Episode 8 “Brown Bear Man” – Ending Explained!

The episode started with an insanely bizarre floating bear explosion, and that was just the tip of the iceberg. The anime totally tricked us with Heita’s situation, dropping hints here and there that things aren’t what they seem.

Season 4 Episode 8 had everything I love about Golden Kamuy. Just when I thought I had it all figured out, a freaking murderous lunatic got introduced. After all the craziness was over, the episode wrapped up with a serious and sad vibe.

Golden Kamuy Season 4 Episode 8 - Ending Explained!
Heita making a creepy face Golden Kamuy | Source: IMDB

And, of course, Yoshitake was all bummed out about missing out on that gold. We also got a quick history lesson and learned more about Ainu culture, which is always fascinating.

SPOILERS AHEAD! This page contains spoilers from Golden Kamuy (Anime).

1.  What happened in S4 Ep8 of Golden Kamuy? How did it end?

The trio-Sugimoto, Yoshitake, and Asirpa, are back in Hokkaido, ready to do some serious gold hunting. They hear rumors about some dude striking gold at the Uryu River, so they head over there.

We meet the star of the episode, Heita. And that’s where things take a strange turn. While they’re freezing their butts off, searching for gold in that icy river, Heita tells them about platinum. 

He starts talking about this wenkamuy creature that’s been haunting the river for ages. Then we see him up in a tree, spying on Noriko and Taka, who are sharing an intimate moment, and he’s swirling his tongue in the air. Gross!

We find out that Noriko, Taka, and the bear were all just figments of Heita’s messed-up imagination. This guy had some serious hallucinations going on! 

In the end, Heita ends up taking his own life while fighting Sugimoto, thinking he’s trapped and he has killed the wenkamuy. It’s a sad conclusion to his story. We also get a glimpse into his history and how he obtained the bear pelt.

Golden Kamuy Season 4 Episode 8 - Ending Explained!
Heita thinks of himself as wenkamuy Golden Kamuy | Source: IMDb

2.  Catch Up with Golden Kamuy S4: A Recap of Episodes 1-7

Sugimoto and the gang bid farewell to the Nivkh village in Russia and made a daring journey back into Japanese territory on dog sleds. But, of course, trouble followed them wherever they went. 

Asirpa and Sugimoto faced a sniper thirsting for revenge on Ogata for offing his comrades. Amid all this chaos, Ushiyama woke up from his beauty sleep and saved a young Ainu boy. 

Golden Kamuy Season 4 Episode 8 Brown Bear Man - Ending Explained!
Asirpa and Sugimoto

But then Sekiya kidnaped Hijikata, and Kadokura was forced into a deadly game of Russian roulette with poison-filled silkworm cocoons. And then, the unthinkable happened. 

A cinematographer captured Asirpa’s sacred rituals, but before you know it, a freaking wolverine attacked the poor guy. It’s like nature itself is against them!

But fear not; our heroes came to the rescue and took down the wolverine. Asirpa, ever the thoughtful one, pondered the future of her Ainu heritage.

Sugimoto got wind of Tsurumi’s imminent arrival in Toyohara, and things started heating up. We got Tsukishima and a sneaky Russian observer spying on Sugimoto and Asirpa.

With Tsurumi and his goons hot on their trail, Sugimoto and Asirpa made a daring escape on horseback. It was a nail-biter, but they sliped past by sailing the ferry through the ice floes.

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3. About Golden Kamuy

Golden Kamuy is based on a manga series written by Satoru Noda, and 22 volumes have been released. The manga has been adapted into two anime seasons with a third on the way.

The plot revolves around Saichi Sugimoto, who is a battle veteran from the Russo-Japanese war.

He is in desperate need of money, he decides to go on a quest, when he hears a story about hidden Ainu gold. A young Ainu girl, Asirpa, joins him.

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