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Geno Studio Working on “Golden Kamuy” Anime TV series


In this case, all that glitters really is gold.

Earlier today, Geno Studio announced that they’re producing an anime TV series based on Satoru Noda’s Golden Kamuy manga. The company opened a website that includes the first staff details and a visual, which we break down below.

Key Visual

The visual features lead characters Saichi Sugimoto and Asirpa standing with their weapons drawn against a white background.

Staff

Hitoshi Nanba (Fate/Grand Order: First Order, Gosick) was tapped to direct Golden Kamuy at Geno Studio, with Kenichi Ohnuki (Gundam Build Fighters, Samurai Gun) providing character designs. Noboru Takagi (Baccano!, Durarara!!) is in charge of series composition for the project.

Golden Kamuy is one of three projects that was teased last week. The company is also producing anime based Kokkoku: Moment by Moment and an original project by director Takahiro Ōmori. An announcement trailer for the three projects was unveiled, which you can check out below:

Geno Studio was launched in 2015, and immediately taked with finishing work on Genocidal Organ after the closure of Manglobe. The organization was founded by producer Kōji Yamamoto (Eden of the East, Anohana), and is a full subsidiary of production company Twin Engine.

Viz Media currently holds the rights to the Golden Kamuy manga, which they describe as:

In the early twentieth century, Russo-Japanese War veteran Saichi “Immortal” Sugimoto scratches out a meager existence during the postwar gold rush in the wilderness of Hokkaido. When he stumbles across a map to a fortune in hidden Ainu gold, he sets off on a treacherous quest to find it. But Sugimoto is not the only interested party, and everyone who knows about the gold will kill to possess it! Faced with the harsh conditions of the northern wilderness, ruthless criminals and rogue Japanese soldiers, Sugimoto will need all his skills and luck—and the help of an Ainu girl named Asirpa—to survive.

Source: MoCa News

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