A dramatic new key visual (above) and the Japanese broadcast schedule have both been revealed for Golden Kamuy, an upcoming TV anime adaptation based on the survival / adventure manga by Satoru Noda about a bunch of shady customers scrambling to recover a stolen cache of Ainu gold in Hokkaido near the turn of the 20th century.
Additionally, more information about the opening and ending themes for Golden Kamuy have been revealed. The opening theme, entitled "Winding Road", is performed by MAN WITH A MISSION. The ending theme, entitled "Hibana", is performed by THE SIXTH LIE.
The original Golden Kamuy manga is published by Shueisha in their Weekly Young Jump seinen manga magazine, and an English language version is also available from Viz Media, who describe the story as follows:
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.
The Golden Kamuy TV anime is directed by Hitoshi Nanba and features animation by Geno Studio. The series will broadcast in Japan according to the following TV schedule:
Please note that some Japanese TV schedules count early-morning programming as late-night programming of the previous day, so for example the 25:59 time slot on Monday night is actually at 1:59 AM JST on Tuesday morning.
Official Golden Kamuy TV anime home page
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