The staff of Golden Kamuy announced on their official website that season 4 of the anime, which had gone on a hiatus, will resume its broadcast in April 2023, airing from the first episode of the season again.
The anime had postponed the release of episode 43 to 49, due to its main staff member passing away.
A detailed schedule for the distribution of the episodes will be revealed soon.
“Regarding the 4th season of the TV anime, which had been temporarily suspended from the 43rd episode onwards, we will start broadcasting again from the 37th episode (the 1st episode of the 4th season) from April 2023.“
“As for the Golden Kamuy Production Committee, we will continue to work on the production of the series to deliver a better work to all of you who are looking forward to its broadcast. We appreciate your patience.
–Golden Kamuy Production Committee.”
Moreover, the release date of the Blu-ray & DVD of season 4 will also change to match the new broadcasting schedule.
Golden Kamuy season 4 premiered in Japan on Oct 3, 2022.
Hitoshi Nanba from Geno Studio passed on his role as chief director to Shizutaka Sugahara from Brain’s Base, with Takumi Yamakawa taking over as Character designer.
The opening theme of the anime, “NEVER SAY GOODBYE feat. Mummy-D” is performed by Japanese hiphop/funk band ALI. While the ending theme, “Subete ga Soko ni Arimasu yo ni,” is performed by Japanese rock band THE SPELLBOUND.
Golden Kamuy is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Satoru Noda. It was serialized in Shueisha’s seinen manga magazine Weekly Young Jump from August 2014 to April 2022, with its chapters collected in thirty-one tankōbon volumes.
The story follows Saichi Sugimoto, a veteran of the early twentieth-century Russo-Japanese War, and his quest to find a huge fortune of gold of the Ainu people, helped by a young Ainu girl named Asirpa.
The Ainu language in the story is supervised by Hiroshi Nakagawa, an Ainu language linguist from Chiba University.
As of June 2022, Golden Kamuy had over 22 million copies in circulation, making it one of the best-selling manga series. The manga won the 9th Manga Taishō in 2016 and the 22nd Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize in 2018.
An anime television series adaptation produced by Geno Studio aired with two seasons from April to December 2018. A third season aired from October to December 2020.
Source: Official Website