The official website for the Golden Kamuy anime announced on Friday that the anime’s fourth season will restart its broadcast in April 2023 with its first episode (overall episode 37 for the anime franchise). The home video releases for the season will now ship on July 26, August 30, and September 27 in 2023.
The staff had delayed episodes 7-13 of the anime’s fourth season (episodes 43-49 of the overall anime) due to the November 1 passing of an unnamed main staff member of the anime. The announcement noted the main staff member who passed away was “indispensable” to the production, so the production committee and the anime’s studio Brains Base decided on the delay after some discussion.
The anime premiered its fourth season on Tokyo MX, YTV, Hokkaido Broadcasting, and BS11 on October 3, and on Channel neco on October 7. Amazon Prime began streaming the anime in Japan from October 3. Crunchyroll is streaming the anime as it airs in Japan, and is also streaming an English dub.
Brains Base is animating the new season instead of Geno Studio. Shizutaka Sugahara (D-Frag!) is the chief director, replacing director Hitoshi Nanba. Noboru Takagi is returning to oversee the series scripts. Takumi Yamakawa is the new character designer, replacing Kenichi Ohnuki. ALI performs the opening theme song “NEVER SAY GOODBYE feat. Mummy-D.” THE SPELLBOUND performs the ending theme song “Subete ga Soko ni Arimasu You Ni” (I Pray That Everything Will be There).
The first television anime season premiered in April 2018. Crunchyroll streamed the series with English subtitles as it aired in Japan, and Funimation streamed it with an English dub. The second season premiered in October 2018. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired, and Funimation began streaming an English dub later that month. The third season premiered in October 2020. Crunchyroll streamed the anime as it aired in Japan. Funimation streamed an English dub.
Viz Media is releasing the manga in English, and it describes the first volume:
In the early twentieth century, Russo-Japanese War veteran Saichi “Immortal” Sugimoto scratches out a meager existence during the postwar gold rush in the wilderness of Hokkaido. When he stumbles across a map to a fortune in hidden Ainu gold, he sets off on a treacherous quest to find it. But Sugimoto is not the only interested party, and everyone who knows about the gold will kill to possess it!
Faced with the harsh conditions of the northern wilderness, ruthless criminals and rogue Japanese soldiers, Sugimoto will need all his skills and luck—and the help of an Ainu girl named Asirpa—to survive.Daisuke Hiramaki (Selection Project) and Chao Nekotomi (Love is Like a Cocktail) are directing the series at Doga Kobo. Jin Tanaka (The Misfit of Demon King Academy) is handling the series scripts. Kanna Hirayama (Rent-A-Girlfriend) is designing the characters.
HIDIVE will stream the series.
Akasaka (Kaguya-sama: Love is War) and Yokoyari (Scum’s Wish) launched the manga in Shueisha’s Weekly Young Jump magazine in April 2020. Shueisha’s MANGA Plus service is releasing the manga in English digitally.
Yen Press licensed the manga, and it describes the story: Gorou is a gynecologist and idol fan who’s in shock after his favorite star, Ai, announces an impromptu hiatus. Little does Gorou realize that he’s about to forge a bond with her that defies all common sense! Lies are an idol’s greatest weapon in this outrageous manga from Aka Akasaka (Kaguya-sama: Love is War) and Mengo Yokoyari (Scum’s Wish).
The manga won first place in the seventh “Next Manga Awards” (Tsugi ni Kuru Manga Taishō) in 2021, and also won in the Best General Manga category in the 46th annual Kodansha Manga awards this year. The series was nominated for the 26th Annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize this year, and has also been nominated for the 14th and 15th Manga Taisho Awards. The manga ranked at #7 on the top 20 list of manga for male readers in the 2022 edition of Takarajimasha’s Kono Manga ga Sugoi! (This Manga Is Amazing!) guidebook. The manga has over 3 million copies in circulation.
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