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Kana Ichinose Joins Cast of Golden Kamuy Anime's 3rd Season as Enonoka

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
3rd season to premiere in October

The official website for the Golden Kamuy anime franchise revealed a new cast member on Monday for the show's third season. Kana Ichinose will play the character Enonoka, an Ainu girl from the Karafuto region of what is now known as the Sakhalin island.

The third season will premiere in October and will air on Tokyo MX, YTV, Sapporo TV, and BS11.

The new anime will feature the same staff, with Hitoshi Nanba directing at Geno Studio. Noboru Takagi is overseeing the series scripts, and Kenichi Ohnuki is the character designer. Kenichiro Suehiro is composing the music.

The first television anime season of Satoru Noda's Golden Kamuy manga premiered in April 2018. Crunchyroll streamed the series with English subtitles as it aired in Japan, and Funimation streamed it with an English dub. The second season premiered in October 2018. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired, and Funimation began streaming an English dub later that month.

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. The manga's 15th compiled book volume shipped in September 2018, and it bundled an anime DVD focusing on the manga's Barato arc. The manga's 17th volume shipped in March 2019, and it also bundled an anime DVD. A third original anime video (OVA) for the Monster arc shipped with the manga's 19th volume last September. The 23rd volume will ship on September 18 with a fourth OVA episode that adapts the manga's "forbidden" "Shiton Animal Chronicles" story.

Sources: Golden Kamuy anime's website, Comic Natalie


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