Soon, the world shall know the tale of Saichi “Immortal” Sugimoto.
Earlier today, the official Golden Kamuy anime website updated with a new teaser trailer, as well as several staffers. We break the details down below:
The 53-second teaser focuses mainly on the show’s action scenes, before closing with a confirmation that Golden Kamuy will air on Tokyo MX, Yomiuri TV, Sapporo TV, and BS11 in April 2018.
The following staffers were officially confirmed:
- Assistant Director: Takahiro Kawakoshi
- Main Animator: Junichi Hayama
- Firearms Designer: Koji Watanabe
- Prop Designer: Shinya Asanuma
- Animal Designer: Ryō Sumiyoshi
- Art Director: Atsushi Morikawa
- Color Designer: Takahiro Mogi
- Director of Photography: Yuichiro Tozawa
- CG Director: Yuuko Okumura
- CG Director: Yasutaka Hamada
- Editor: Gō Sadamatsu
- Sound Director: Jin Aketagawa (Magic Capsule)
- Ainu Language Supervisor: Hiroshi Nakagawa
- Music: Kenichiro Suehiro
Golden Kamuy will hit Japanese TV in April 2018. Tokyo MX, Yomiuri TV, Sapporo TV, and BS11 will air the show, while Fuji TV on Demand will provide digital streams.
Golden Kamuy is based on Satoru Noda’s manga of the same name. Hitoshi Nanba (Fate/Grand Order: First Order, Gosick) was tapped to direct the show 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.
The series will star the following:
- Saichi “Immortal” Sugimoto: Chikahiro Kobayashi
- Asirpa: Haruka Shiraishi
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.
Visuals for both Sugimoto and Shiraishi were released in November. You can check these out below: