On Tuesday, the Golden Kamuy Season 4 anime released a statement announcing the death of a core crew member and the postponement of the broadcast of the next seven episodes. The name of the staff member and the new episode schedule for episodes 7 to 13 have not been disclosed (episodes 43 to 49). Blu-ray and DVD release dates will also be affected. This season, Studio Brain’s Base is animating the fourth season, and the most recent episode, titled “Sweet Lies,” debuted in Japan on Monday.
Fourth Season of Golden Kamuy Statement Regarding the Death and Delay
On Tuesday, November 1, 2022, a member of the core staff for the fourth season of the anime ‘Golden Kamuy’ passed away. We express our deepest condolences and earnest prayers for his soul to rest in peace upon his demise.
The Golden Kamuy Production Committee and Brain’s Base considered our plans for the next broadcast in response to the untimely death of important production assets, and we reached a decision to delay the broadcast and stream of episodes 43 through 49. We are also discussing the Season 4 Blu-ray and DVD release dates.
Once we have determined the updated broadcast and streaming schedules, as well as the Blu-ray and DVD releases, we will make announcements on the anime’s official website and Twitter.
As the Golden Kamuy Production Committee, we will continue to produce the anime in an effort to provide those who have been awaiting the broadcast with a superior product.
We wish to express our profound gratitude for your understanding. ( Golden Kamuy Production Committee )
The Golden Kamuy anime is based on a manga by Satoru Noda, which ran from August 2014 to April 2022 in Shueisha’s Weekly Young Jump magazine in a total of 31 volumes. Studio Geno animated the adaptation’s first three seasons, which premiered in 2018, 2019, and 2020, respectively. The debut of the fourth season was on October 3, 2022.
Viz Media has licensed the manga for English distribution and explains the plot as follows: In the early twentieth century, Russo-Japanese War veteran Saichi “Immortal” Sugimoto lives in the wilderness of Hokkaido amid the postwar gold rush. When he discovers a map to wealth in hidden Ainu gold, he embarks on a perilous journey to retrieve it.
However, Sugimoto is not the only interested party; everyone who is aware of the wealth will kill to acquire it! In order to escape the terrible circumstances of the northern wilderness, merciless criminals, and rogue Japanese soldiers, Sugimoto will use all of his talents and luck, as well as the assistance of an Ainu girl named Asirpa.
Source: Offical Website