The fall 2022 anime series Golden Kamuy is getting its 4th cour home video releases handled by NBC Universal Japan and they’ve set a tight schedule for it. With the first three cour already out and finished, the distributor has now listed their plans for the fourth cour with them launching on January 27th, 2023 where it’ll run for three volumes total. Both formats are listed as limited editions with the DVDs priced at 8,800 yen each and the Blu-rays at 9,800 yen each.
That schedule went out the window when the show was delayed until spring 2023 but now we have a look at the packaging from it with the twelfth and final installment. Check the schedule below!
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 series has twenty-three volumes to its name so far as 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.
|1||07/27/18||32p Booklet, Sticker Sheet, Clean Opening, Clean Closing, Promos & Commercials|
|2||08/29/18||32p Booklet, Sticker sheet|
|3||10/06/18||32p Booklet, Sticker Sheet|
|4||01/30/19||32p Booklet, Sticker Sheet|
|5||02/28/19||32p Booklet, Sticker Sheet|
|6||03/27/19||32p Booklet, Sticker Sheet|
|7||01/29/21||32p Booklet, Sticker Sheet|
|8||02/26/21||32p Booklet, Sticker Sheet|
|9||03/26/21||32p Booklet, Sticker Sheet|
|10||07/26/23||32p Booklet, Sticker Sheet|
|11||08/30/23||32p Booklet, Sticker Sheet|
|12||09/27/23||32p Booklet, Sticker Sheet|
[Source: Golden Kamuy]