Southeast Asian anime channel ANIMAX Asia has announced on Thursday that the historical adventure anime series Golden Kamuy will premiere on the channel next month.
The first season of the series is scheduled to premiere on April 8, airing every Monday to Friday at 09:30pm PHT.
The anime will be in addition to previously announced airing of the romantic comedy series Tada Never Falls in Love, which will make its television premiere on April 6.
In the early twentieth century, Russo-Japanese War veteran Saichi “Immortal” Sugimoto scratches out a meager existence during the postwar gold rush on the wild frontier 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. (Synopsis from Anime News Network)
Golden Kamuy is an anime adaptation of a Japanese manga series by Satoru Noda, which is being published in Shueisha’s Weekly Young Jump magazine since August 2014 and currently has 21 volumes.
The first season was aired on Japanese television in Spring 2018, which was then followed by its second season in October the same year. A third season is set to premiere this October.
The anime adaptation is directed by Hitoshi Nanba, who previously worked in Baki The Grappler anime series, while Kuroko’s Basketball scriptwriter Noboru Takagi handled the series composition.
Kenichi Ohnuki, who worked as animation director for Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood and Carole & Tuesday, handled character designs, which was produced by Geno Studio.
The Japanese voice cast are lead by Haruka Shiraishi, who portrayed “Kyoko Naraku” in A Centaur’s Life fantasy comedy anime, as “Asirpa” and Chikahiro Kobayashi, who portrayed “Ranga” in That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime anime series, as “Saichi Sugimoto”.
ANIMAX Asia is available on SKYcable, Cignal TV, SatLite and GSAT, as well as several provincial cable providers nationwide. Check your local listings.
For the full schedule and other details, please visit their website at animax-asia.com.