Golden Kamuy Season 4 Will Restart Next April

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The Golden Kamuy anime’s Twitter account has announced that Season 4 will be rebroadcast starting from its first episode (Episode 37 of the entire series) in April 2023.

The release of Episodes 7 to 13 of Golden Kamuy Season 4 (43 to 49 of the series) was put on hold last month following the passing of a staff member who was described as ““indispensable” to the production. In the meantime, it was decided that the first Golden Kamuy OAD and the already released Season 4 episodes would be broadcast in their place from November 14 to December 26.

Meanwhile, the release dates of Golden Kamuy Season 4’s Blu-ray and DVD volumes have been pushed back to July 26, August 30, and September 27, 2023 respectively.

Golden Kamuy Season 4 premiered on October 4 in Japan. It is based on the Shueisha-published historical adventure manga by Satoru Noda. The first and second seasons premiered in 2018 while the third season premiered in 2020.

Viz describes the manga as:

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.

Golden Kamuy Season 4 is produced by Brain’s Base instead of the previous seasons’ Genos Studio, with new staff members including Shizutaka Sugahara (Grimms Notes: The AnimationRin-ne, and D-Frag! director) as chief director and Takumi Yamakawa (To Your EternityIn/Spectre, and Grimms Notes: The Animation animation director) as character designer. 

Other new staff include Tooru Koga (Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion Z) as art director, Yuuku Fukuda (To Your Eternity) as color designer, and Oda Yorinobu (To Your Eternity) as photography director. Returning from previous seasons are Noboru Takagi as series composer and scriptwriter and Kenichiro Suehiro as music composer.

Meanwhile, reprising the roles of main duo Saichi Sugimoto and Asirpa are Chikahiro Kobayashi and Haruka Shiraishi respectively. Masaaki Mizunaka and Tomokazu Seki joined the cast for Season 4 as Ariko and Boutarou the Pirate respectively.

The Shueisha-published Golden Kamuy manga ran from 2014 to 2022, ending with 31 tankoubon volumes. It was serialized in Weekly Young Jump and is published under the Young Jump Comics label. Viz publishes the manga in English.

Source: Golden Kamuy website

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