Golden Kamuy is an adventure and history genre anime series that aired in 2018. The highly anticipated anime for each season is actually based on the manga of the same name written by Satoru Noda. The manga of the series nominated Crunchyroll’s best manga awards in 2017. The anime was created by Geno Studio, a subsidiary of Twin Engine and a fairly new studio. We know the studio, whose second product is Golden Kamuy, so far through the Pet and Kokkoku. The anime, also licensed by Funimation and crunchy rolls, was originally broadcast on Tokyo MX, ytv, STV, BS11 channels. The fourth season of the series, which fits three seasons into two years in an unusual way for the anime industry, is now eagerly anticipated. The series was last released on December 21, 2020, with the third season finale. So is the anime getting a fourth season?
What is Golden Kamuy’s storyline?
Sugimoto Saichi is a soldier who survived the Russo-Japanese War of the Meiji era. During the war, because of his survival despite all the circumstances and battles, the soldiers nicknamed him “Immortal Sugimoto”. Sugimoto, who lost his best friend in this war, is looking for gold by the river to fulfill his dying wish. One day, while looking for gold by the river, he hears a rumor. According to this rumor, a man named Nopperabou stole the gold treasure from the Ainu and killed the gold owner. After this incident, he was caught by the police and thrown into the strongest prison in Japan. However, Nopperabou, who managed to hide the gold before being caught, made a tattoo on the bodies of twenty-four inmates in this prison, showed the gold location and let them escape from the prison. Still, they don’t show the gold’s location unless all the tattoos come together. Sugimoto then decides to look for this treasure.
While Sugimoto was chasing an inmate who had the tattoo, he was attacked by a bear and rescued by an Ainu girl named Asirpa. After their conversation, the two realize that they have a common goal and decide to work together to find the gold. However, this job will not be as easy as they think because they are not the only ones looking for gold. Finding this treasure will be a life and death struggle for Sugimoto and Asirpa.
Will there be a fourth season of Golden Kamuy?
Geno Studio or any related company does not have this yet renewed Golden Kamuy for a fourth season† The second season of the series was confirmed at the end of the first season. On July 7, 2019, the series received its third season endorsement and on October 5, 2020, it returned to the screens with its third season. As we evaluate its rising popularity and seasonal approvals, we expect the season 4 of the series to be approved. There is currently no official confirmation. However, we’ve been speculating about the fourth season of the anime.
Manga status of the anime
Original stock status is important for anime series. ‘Cause if there’s not enough source material, it is impossible to make a new anime season. As we mentioned at the beginning of the article, Golden Kamuy is an adaptation of a manga written and illustrated by Satoru Noda. The manga series originally published by Shueisha is presented in English by Viz Media. The good news for the series, which aired on August 21, 2014, is that the manga series is still going on.
24 volumes of the manga series have been released so far. If we generally look at the end of the third season, there are a total of 20 volumes adapted to anime. Currently there is not enough source material available for a new season. However, the continuation of the manga will solve the source material problem.
Popularity and the other factors
The sale of discs (BluRay and DVD) is very important for anime. Anime series that generally exceed the sales threshold of 4,000 are promising for another season. The first two seasons approached this sales threshold and were deemed sufficient for the third season. Third season disc sales from Golden Kamuy starts on January 28, 2021 and we will be able to comment on sales shortly after. It is not possible to comment on the sales of the third season discs at this time. We will update this section when the sales information becomes available.
If we look at the popularity of the anime other than disc sales, we see a 75.6% popularity rating. This score shows how popular the anime is on social media, online streaming platforms and Google searches. Compared to other anime series on the anime listthis score is nice enough to see a new season extension.
On the other hand, Geno Studio is quite a new studio and three anime series have been released so far. Golden Kamuy is the most valuable anime series owned by the studio. The studio will be excited to create a new season for the anime.
When is the fourth season release date?
The series has not yet been renewed for a fourth season, but due to the review, the fourth season extension may be coming soon. But even if the series is soon renewed for a new season, we will wait at least another year for a new season. The source material is not enough yet, and given the confirmations of the previous season, a new season of the series may be on screen in early 2022†