The Golden Kamuy manga has its twenty-third volume that’s set to land on September 18th, 2020 – a day short of a year from the third OVA being released – and there’s another OVA bundled release in the works. It’ll be another DVD release with the main staff and cast coming back for more. The first promotional video for it has landed with it set to adapt the “Shiton Animal Chronicles” story. Hideyuki Hori will be voicing Shiton Anehata for it.
Hitoshi Nanba directed it based on the series composition by Noboru Takagi. Kenichi Ohnuki is handling the character design adaptation and Studio Geno handled the animation production.
The Japanese cast includes Chikahiro Kobayashi as Saichi Sugimoto, Haruka Shiraishi as Ashiriba, and Kentarou Itou as Yoshitake Shiraishi, Houchou Ootsuka as Tsurumi, Kenjirou Tsuda as Hyakunosuke Ogata, Yoshimasa Hosoya as Genjirou Tanigaki, Jouji Nakata as Toshizō Hijikata, Kenji Nomura as Tatsuuma Ushiyama, Akio Ohtsuka as Tetsuzo Nihei, Tomokaze Sugita as Yohei and Kohei Nikado, and Toshihiko Seki as Kazuo Henmi.
The opening theme song for the series was “Winding Road” performed by MAN WITH A MISSION while the ending theme “Hibana” is being done by THE SIXTH LIE.
The series is serialized through Young Jump and it looks like most recent volumes in Japan have sold around the 200,000 range. Viz Media is releasing the series in English in North America.
Check out our review of the first volume of the manga.
Plot Concept: 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.