Golden Kamuy Season 4 anime released an obituary statement on Tuesday and announced passing of one of the core staff members and delay in the broadcast of remaining 7 episodes. The name of the staff member hasn’t been revealed and neither has the new schedule for episode 7 to 13 (episode 43 to 49). The release dates of Blu-ray and DVD will also be affected. Studio Brain’s Base is animating the fourth season this season and the anime’s latest, 6th episode titled “Sweet Lies” aired on Monday in Japan.
Statement from Golden Kamuy Season 4 Regarding the Passing and Delay
A core staff member of TV Anime ‘Golden Kamuy’ Season 4 passed away on Tuesday, November 1, 2022. We offer our sincerest condolences on the passing and our heartfelt prayers for his soul to rest in peace.
In response to the sudden obituary of main stuff irreplaceable to the production, we discussed at Golden Kamuy Production Committee and Brain’s Base about our actions on the following broadcast, and we reached a conclusion to delay the broadcast and stream for episodes from the 43th to the 49th. We are also discussing the release dates of Blu-ray and DVD for Season 4.
Once we decide on the details regarding new schedules of the broadcast and stream, and of the releases of Blu-ray and DVD, we will make announcements on the anime’s official website and the official Twitter.
As the Golden Kamuy Production Committee, we will continue on producing the anime with an desire of delivering better work to those who have been waiting for the broadcast.
We would like to extend our deepest appreciation for your understanding.
Golden Kamuy Production Committee
The Golden Kamuy anime is based on a manga by Satoru Noda, which has been serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Young Jump magazine from August 2014 to April 2022 with a total of 31 volumes. Studio Geno animated the first three seasons of the anime adaptation, which aired in 2018, 2019, and 2020 respectively. The fourth season premiered on October 3, 2022.
Viz Media licensed the manga for English releases and describes the plot 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.
Source: Official Website
©Satoru Noda/Shueisha, Golden Kamuy Production Committee