Teaser visual and trailer for the continuation released
Saichi Sugimoto's story through early Hokkaido continues with the announcement of the fourth season of the TV anime adaptation of Satoru Noda's manga series Golden Kamuy today at an event for the franchise. A teaser visual and trailer for the season were released alongside the news as well as the lead staff, which changes for the fourth season.
It was confirmed in the trailer that Shizutaka Sugahara (Grimms Notes the Animation) will take over as the chief director of the series at Brain's Base from Hitoshi Nanba at Geno Studio. Noboru Takagi continues to write the series composition for Golden Kamuy, while Takumi Yamakawa (animation director on 5 episodes of To Your Eternity) takes over as the character designer.
The latest season of the anime series aired between aired from October 5 to December 21, 2020, with Crunchyroll streaming all three seasons of Golden Kamuy, describing it 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 on Twitter
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.