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Golden Kamuy Anime's 3rd Season Casts Kimiko Saitō

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Saitō plays Sofia in 3rd season that premiered on October 5

The official website for the Golden Kamuy franchise revealed on Monday that the anime's third season has cast Kimiko Saitō as Sofia, leader of the revolutionary guerilla organization.

The third season premiered on October 5. Crunchyroll is streaming the anime as it airs in Japan. Funimation is streaming an English dub.

The new anime features returning 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.

Fomare perform the opening theme song "Grey," and The Sixth Li perform the ending theme song "Yūsetsu" (Melted Snow).

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 bundled an anime DVD. A third original anime video (OVA) for the Monster arc shipped with the manga's 19th volume in September 2019. The 23rd volume shipped on September 18 with a fourth OVA episode that adapts the manga's "forbidden" "Shiton Animal Chronicles" story.

Sources: Golden Kamuy anime's website, Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web


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