Satoru Noda‘s Golden Kamuy manga will have major changes in the remaining chapters of the last 3 volumes of the series compared to the magazine versions.
Noda claims that these changes are necessary to make the manga “twice as enjoyable compared to the magazine releases”.
Previously, the franchise revealed that Golden Kamuy manga will end serialization in three chapters, with chapter 314 being the last chapter, scheduled to release on April 28. The manga will have 32 volumes in total.
The 29th volume will ship in Japan in April 19, followed by Volume 30 on June 17, and volume 31 on July 19.
Golden Kamuy manga had entered its final arc in the 35th issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Young Jump. Noda had thanked the fans for their support and said that he would finish the series with all his might. The author had earlier revealed that the manga had entered the climax in May 2021.
The 20th and 21st annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize-nominated manga, Golden Kamuy, is being serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Young Jump seinen manga magazine since August 2014. Its chapters have been collected into 28 volumes as of December 2021. The 29th volume of the manga will release in April 2022 in Japan.
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.
An anime television series adaptation by Geno Studio aired with two seasons from April to December 2018. A third season aired from October to December 2020.
At AnimeJapan 2022, it was revealed that the fourth season of Golden Kamuy is set for an October 2022 premiere. The show is being animated by Brain’s Base and will air on Tokyo MX and other channels.