The death of an unidentified main staff member of the anime on November 1 caused the release of episodes 6–12 of the fourth season of Golden Kamuy (episodes 43–49 of the overall anime) to be postponed. Let’s see why the episodes of anime Golden Kamuy were postponed in detail.
Why the episodes were postponed?
Sad news was released from the Golden Kamuy TV anime’s development today, with the notification that one of the show’s key crew members passed away on November 1st.
Therefore, episodes 43–49 will be delayed; further information will be released at a later time.
Who this staff member is?
As of this writing, the name of the staff member is unknown.
After some deliberation, the production committee and the anime’s studio Brains Base decided on the postponement, because the announcement stated that the key staff member who passed away was “indispensable” to the production.
— TVアニメ『ゴールデンカムイ』公式 (@kamuy_anime) November 8, 2022
Medico topics have been trying to reach out to the family and relatives for comment on the incident. So far no responses have been received. We will update the page once enough information is available. More information on the death of Golden Kamuy anime’s staff member will be added soon.
Golden Kamuy Production discussion
The Golden Kamuy production committee announced the death of the staff member in their official website.They also enclosed that they are discussing about the release of the remaining episodes as well.
The Blu-ray Disc and DVD release timetable for the anime is currently being discussed as well. When a new airing date for the episodes and a date for the home video releases are chosen, they will be announced on the website.
The Golden Kamuy committee also ensured that they will continue to produce better works to their viewers who are looking forward to the remaining episodes of Golden Kamuy anime series.
They ended the statement with a note ,”We sincerely appreciate your understanding.”
Golden Kamayu anime series
Japanese manga author and illustrator Satoru Noda created the Golden Kamuy series (Japanese: Hepburn: Gruden Kamui).
From August 2014 to April 2022, it was serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Young Jump, a seinen manga publication.
Thirty-one tank-bon volumes of the collected chapters were published.
The plot centers on Saichi Sugimoto, a veteran of the Russo-Japanese War who is helping a young Asirpa, an Ainu girl, on his mission to locate a vast gold hoard belonging to the Ainu people.
Hiroshi Nakagawa, an expert in the Ainu language and a professor at Chiba University, is in charge of the story’s use of the Ainu language.
From April to December 2018, Geno Studio’s adaptation of an anime television series was broadcast.
In 2020, a third season ran from October to December. In October 2022, the fourth season, which Brain’s Base produced, debuted.
It has been announced that a live-action movie will be made.
Since 2016, Viz Media has acquired the rights to publish manga in English. Crunchyroll and Funimation hold the anime’s license.
As of April 2018, five million copies of Golden Kamuy were in print. Volume 7 was ranked seventh on the Oricon Japanese Comics Rankings for the week of April 18–24, 2016.
Ten million copies of the manga were in circulation as of June 2019, over 17 million copies as of August 2021, over 18 million copies as of December 2021,and more than 22 million copies as of June 2022.
Golden Kamuy won the 9th Manga Taish award in 2016;it was nominated for the 20th and 21st Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prizes in 2016 and 2017;it won the 22nd Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize in 2018 in the Grand Prize category;
it was also nominated for the 40th Kodansha Manga Award in the general category; and for an Eisner Award for the Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia. It came in second a reading list for males.
The series also earned the Grand Prize at the 51st Japan Cartoonists Association Awards in 2022. In 2021, it won the Social Impact Award at the 24th Japan Media Arts Festival.
Author Satoru Noda
Satoru Noda is a Japanese manga artist (Japanese:, Hepburn: Noda Satoru). Hokkaido, Japan’s Kitahiroshima is the birthplace of Noda.
Noda named the main character of his manga series Golden Kamuy after his great-grandfather, a soldier of the Russo-Japanese War who had settled in Hokkaido.
At the age of 23, he relocated to Tokyo and began working as an artist assistant.
With the one-shot Kyoko-san no Kyto in Ky (“Kyoko-Bad san’s Day”) published in Monthly Young Magazine [jp], he made his debut as a manga artist in 2003.
Gr wa Mae Shika Mukanai (“The Goalie Always Faces Front”), his second one-shot story, earned a Tetsuya Chiba Award [ja] in the Young Artist category in 2006.
After nearly ten years of serving as an artist’s assistant, Noda made his debut in a serialized manga in 2011 with Supinamarada!, which was published in Weekly Young Jump.
Supinamarada! was a commercial disaster, thus Noda took a year off before creating his next series, Golden Kamuy, which debuted in 2014.
The show gained great acclaim and economic success, winning the Manga Taish Award in 2016 and the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Award in 2018.
When Golden Kamuy came to an end in 2022, Noda declared he would restart Supinamarada!
The details of Noda’s private life are obscure.Although he has a website and participates in press conferences to discuss his work, he avoids making public appearances.
When he won the Manga Taish in 2016, his editor accepted the prize while Noda gave an audio-only acceptance speech.
Where to watch Golden Kamuy?
Golden Kamuy’s fourth season, along with the first three, is presently available to stream on Crunchyroll if you wanted to catch up with it with the episodes that have already been broadcast.
Regarding what to anticipate, Crunchyroll teases the anime as follows:”Separated from Sugimoto, Asirpa now travels toward the Russian border, focused on discovering more about her and her father’s involvement with the coded tattoos.”
”But Sugimoto is determined to find and protect Asirpa! Along the way, he’ll discover new people, new cultures rich with history, and an unforgiving terrain. Will Sugimoto and Asirpa survive their journeys and reunite?”
Tributes to the unknown Coworker
The fans of Golden Kamuy are saddened by the news of the passing of one of the creator of the anime series. People are sharing their sadness and offering their support to the Golden Kamuy production team via twitter.
”Rest in peace.thoughts and prayers.Thank you for everything you contributed to the show”
Jesee Collins tweeted,
”Condolences to whoever it was.”
”Rip my condolences “
Space Cowboy tweeted,
”R.I.P. Take your time.We can wait.”
At this time, we want to express our condolences to the staff member’s family, friends, and loved ones. When information about the upcoming episodes of Golden Kamuy Season 4 becomes available, Medicotopics will keep you informed.
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