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Golden Kamuy Anime Gets 2nd Season in October (Update)

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Final episode of 1st season aired on Monday

The 12th and final episode of the television anime of Satoru Noda's Golden Kamuy manga revealed on Monday that the anime is getting a second season that will premiere in October. The new season will air on Tokyo MX, Yomiuri TV, Sapporo TV, BS11, and other networks on Mondays.

The first season premiered on April 9. Crunchyroll is streaming the series with English subtitles, and Funimation is streaming it with an English dub.

Crunchyroll describes the story:

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!

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

The manga's 15th compiled book volume will bundle an original anime DVD when it ships on September 19.

NODA launched the ongoing manga in Shueisha's Young Jump magazine in 2014. Viz Media is publishing the manga in English.

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 and 21st Annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize. The manga was nominated again for the 23rd this year, and finally won the award.

Source: Golden Kamuy anime's website

Update: Crunchyroll confirmed that it plans to continue its stream of Golden Kamuy with the second season.

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