On Monday, the official website for Golden Kamuy announced two new cast members for the fourth season of the anime.
Akira Ishida as Heita Matsuda, a mysterious gold panner.
Nobuyuki Hiyama as Keiji Ueji, a candy vendor seeking despair
The characters are set to appear in the fourth episode of the season on Monday. This will be the forty-third episode of the series overall.
This is the fourth season’s latest episode after it restarted the season on April 3. Golden Kamuy season 4 originally began airing on October 3. The anime successfully aired episodes 1-6 but was forced to stop the broadcast.
The sudden pause was because of the passing of an important staff member on November 1. The announcement stated that the staff member was “indispensable” to the production of the anime.
Crunchyroll describes the story as:
The story takes place in the mighty Northern field of Hokkaido, the time is in the turbulent late Meiji Era.
A post-war soldier Sugimoto, aka, “Immortal Sugimoto” was in need of large sums of money for a particular purpose….
What awaited Sugimoto, who stepped into Hokkaido’s Gold Rush with dreams of making a fortune, was a tattoo map leading to a hidden treasure based on hints inscribed on the bodies of convicts in Abashiri Prison?!
The magnificent nature of Hokkaido vs vicious convicts and the meeting with a pure Ainu girl, Ashiripa!! A survival battle for a hidden treasure hunt begins!