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Golden Kamuy Anime Reveals New Key Visual, April 9 Premiere

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Theme song titles also revealed

The official website for the television anime of Satoru Noda's Golden Kamuy manga revealed on Monday that the show will premiere on April 9. The series will air on Tokyo MX at 11:00 p.m. before airing later that evening on YTV, Sapporo TV, and BS11. The series will also air on the Jidaigeki Senmon Channel starting on April 13. The anime will stream in Japan only on the Fuji-on-Demand (FOD) service starting on April 9 at 11:30 p.m.

The site also revealed a new key visual.

The site also revealed the theme song titles for the previously revealed theme song artists. MAN WITH A MISSION is performing the show's opening theme song "Winding Road," and THE SIXTH LIE is performing the ending theme song "Hibana."

The anime stars:

Chikahiro Kobayashi (supporting roles in Gintama, Gingitsune, Granblue Fantasy the Animation) as Saichi Sugimoto

Haruka Shiraishi (From Up On Poppy Hill's Sora, A Centaur's Life's Kyōko, Anne-Happy's Hibari) as Asirpa

Kentarou Itou (Naruto Shippūden's Chouji Akimichi, Yowamushi Pedal's Jin Tadakoro, Bleach's Renji Abarai) as "The Escape King" Yoshitake Shiraishi

Houchu Ohtsuka (Ajin's Satō, Naruto's Jiraiya) as First Lieutenant Tsurumi

Kenjiro Tsuda (DEVILMAN crybaby's Kōji Nagasaki, Sound! Euphonium's Takuya Gotō) as Hyakunosuke Ogata

Yoshimasa Hosoya (My Hero Academia's Fumikage Tokoyami, Attack on Titan's Reiner Braun) as Genjirō Tanigaki

Jouji Nakata (Peacemaker's Toshizō Hijikata) as Toshizō Hijikata

Kenji Nomura (Drifters' Gilles de Rais) as Tatsuuma Ushiyama

Additionally, Takayuki Sugō (Bungo Stray Dogs 2's Herman M.) will play Shinpachi Nagakura.

Hitoshi Nanba (Fate/Grand Order: First Order, Gosick, Heroman, Baki the Grappler, We have always been 10 cm apart.) is directing the series at Geno Studio, and Noboru Takagi (Baccano!, Durarara!!, Altair: A Record of Battles, Kuroko's Basketball) is handling the series scripts. Kenichi Ohnuki (Gundam Build Fighters, Digimon Universe: Appli Monsters, Samurai Gun) is designing the characters. Jin Aketagawa is the sound director at Magic Capsule, Hiroshi Nakagawa is the Ainu language supervisor, Eugenio Uzhinin is the Russian language supervisor, and Kenichiro Suehiro is composing the music.

Viz Media is releasing the manga in English, and it describes the first volume:

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.

Noda launched the ongoing manga in Shueisha's Young Jump magazine in 2014. Shueisha published the 12th volume on December 19. The manga has 4.2 million copies in print.

Noda received a Manga Taisho award for the manga in March 2016. The series was also nominated for Best General Manga at the 40th annual Kodansha Manga Awards and for the 20th Annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize in 2016.

Source: MoCa News

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