On the official site for the anime adaptation of the manga written and illustrated by Satoru Noda, Golden Kamuyit was announced that the broadcast of the fourth season has been suspended indefinitely after the broadcast of the sixth episode (42nd episode overall), held earlier today in Japan. The decision responds to the death of one of the key members of the productionwhich happened on November 1, which also delays the release of the project’s Blu-ray/DVD packages.
The name of the deceased production member was not revealed within the press release, while Brain’s Base studios, together with the project’s production committee, will be in charge of announcing a resumption date once it is decided.
This fourth season was broadcast since last October 3 and is confirmed with a total of thirteen episodes, while the platform Crunchyroll handles its distribution in the West. On the other hand, Noda began publishing the manga through the magazine Weekly Young Jump from the publisher Shueisha since August 2014 and ended in April 2022, with a total of thirty-one compilation volumes.
- Shizutaka Sugahara (D-Frag!, Sakamichi no Apollon, Amnesia) is in charge of directing the anime at the studios Brain’s Basereplacing Hitoshi Nanba.
- Noboru Takagi (Shingeki no Kyojin, Durarara!!, Kuroko no Basket) is again in charge of writing and supervising the scripts.
- Takumi Yamakawa (Grimms Notes The Animation) is the new character designer, replacing kenichi ohnuki.
Synopsis for Golden Kamuy
In the early 1900s, in Hokkaido, after the Russo-Japanese War, Saichi Sugimoto searches tirelessly for gold. Nicknamed “Sugimoto the Immortal” for his death-defying acts in battle, the former soldier seeks his fortune to fulfill a promise he made to his best friend before he was killed in action: to provide for his family, especially his widow who needs treatment abroad for her impaired eyesight. One day, a drunken classmate tells Sugimoto the story of a man who murdered a group of Ainu and stole a fortune in gold. Before his arrest by the police, he hid the gold somewhere in Hokkaido. The only clue to his location is the encrypted map he tattooed on the bodies of his cellmates in exchange for a share of the treasure, should they manage to escape and find him.
Sugimoto doesn’t think much of the story until he discovers the dead body of the drunk with the same tattoos described in the story. But before he can collect his thoughts, a grizzly bear, the man’s killer, approaches Sugimoto, determined to finish his meal. He is saved by a young Ainu girl named Asirpa, whose father turned out to be one of the murdered Ainu. Using Asirpa’s hunting skills and Sugimoto’s survival instincts, the pair agree to join forces and find the hidden treasure: one to reclaim what was rightfully his town’s, and the other to fulfill Sugimoto’s friend’s dying wish. the.