Tomokazu Seki Joins Golden Kamuy Season Four As Boutarou the Pirate

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The production team for the upcoming fourth season of Golden Kamuy has revealed that Tomokazu Seki has joined the voice cast as Boutarou the Pirate, whose real name is Fusatarou Oosawa. The fourth season will premiere in October 2022. 

Seki’s addition to the voice cast comes a week after Masaaki Mizunaka joined the anime as Ariko. They join Chikahiro Kobayashi and Haruka Shiraishi as Saichi Sugimoto and Asirpa respectively. 

The season four production staff consists of Shizutaka Sugahara (Grimms Notes: The Animation, Rin-ne, and D-Frag! director) as chief director, Noboru Takagi as series screenwriter, and Takumi Yamakawa (To Your Eternity, In/Spectre animation director) as character designer. Other staff members include Tooru Koga (Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion Z) as art director, Yuuku Fukuda (To Your Eternity) as color designer, Oda Yorinobu (To Your Eternity) as photography director, and Kenichirou Suehiro as music composer. Brain’s Base is taking over as the main animation production company for Geno Studio

The original manga series by Satoru Noda was first serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Young Jump from August 21, 2014 to April 28, 2022. It concluded with 31 total tankoubon volumes and was first published under the Young Jump Comics label. Viz Media releases the manga series in English.

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The first and second seasons aired in 2018 while the third season premiered in 2020. Crunchyroll has streamed the previous seasons and describes the show as:

The story takes place in the mighty Northern field of Hokkaido, the time is in the turbulent late Meiji Era. A post war soldier Sugimoto, aka, “Immortal Sugimoto” was in need of large sums of money for a particular purpose…. What awaited Sugimoto, who stepped into Hokkaido’s Gold Rush with dreams of making a fortune, was a tattoo map leading to a hidden treasure based on hints inscribed on the bodies of convicts in Abashiri Prison?! The magnificent nature of Hokkaido vs vicious convicts and the meeting with a pure Ainu girl, Ashiripa!! A survival battle for a hidden treasure hunt begins! 


Source: Golden Kamuy Official Twitter

William Moo is a freelance writer who has previously written for OTAQUEST and MANGA.TOKYO. He also contributes work to the website Yatta Tachi. He enjoys watching lots of anime every season and reading from time to time. You can follow him on Twitter @thewriterSITB.
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