The official website of the anime adaptation of Satoru Noda’s Golden Kamuy manga has released a brand new visual for the upcoming TV series. In addition, the first members of the anime’s cast and character designs have been revealed.
The first members of the main two characters of the anime’s cast has been revealed, along with the first set of character designs. The cast includes:
- Chikahiro Kobayashi (First Major Role) will voice the lead role of Saichi Sugimoto
- Haruka Shiraishi (Kirie Motoba from Himouto! Umaru-Chan) voicing Asirpa
The design for the third main character has also been revealed, however no cast member has been attached:
- Yoshitake Shiraishi
The leading members of the anime’s production staff currently lists:
- Director: Hitoshi Nanba (Fate/Grand Order: First Order, Gosick)
- Series Composer: Noboru Takagi (Durarara!!, Baccano!)
- Anime Character Designer: Kenichi Ohnuki (Gundam Build Fighters, Digimon: Appli Monsters)
- Art Director: Atsushi Morikawa (Wolf’s Rain, Black★Rock Shooter)
- Music Composer: Kenichiro Suehiro (Uchuu Patrol Luluco, Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu)
- Sound Director: Jin Aketagawa (Toaru Kagaku no Railgun, Shokugeki no Souma)
- Animation Studio: Geno Studio (Gyakusatsu Kikan)
Here is the announcement video for the Golden Kamuy anime:
Golden Kamuy is a historical, action adventure manga written and illustrated by Satoru Noda. The series debuted in 2014 under Shueisha’s Young Jump magazine. To date a total of 11 compiled volumes have been produced, with over 3.2 million copies in circulation. The 11th volume of the manga will release in Japan on September 19. The series won the 2016 Manga Taisho award and is nominated for Best General Manga at the 2016 Kodansha Manga Awards and the 20th Annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize.
Here is the series synopsis from MAL:
In Hokkaido, the far northern lands of Japan, Sugimoto survived the Russo-Japanese war of the Meiji era. Nicknamed “Invincible Sugimoto” during the war, he now seeks the riches promised by the gold rush in hopes of saving the widowed wife of his now deceased comrade from the war. During his hunt for gold, he finds hints of a hidden stash of gold by corrupt criminals. Partnering with an Ainu girl that saves his life from the harsh climates of the north, they venture into a survival adventure in a race against the criminals that seek the hidden stash.
A TV anime adaptation has been announced for Golden Kamuy and is currently in production. Further details about the anime will be revealed at a later date.
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