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Golden Kamuy Season 2 release date confirmed for 2018 and Crunchyroll is streaming: Golden Kamuy manga Volume 15 to include OVA episode

A scene from Golden Kamuy
The anime Golden Kamuy Season 2 will only adapt about two-thirds of the manga’s story

The Golden Kamuy Season 2 release date has officially been confirmed to be coming up soon in 2018. What’s more, a Golden Kamuy OVA episode is scheduled to be released in the late summer.

The anime’s story is based on the Golden Kamuy manga series by mangaka Satoru Noda. It’s been serialized weekly in Weekly Young Jump magazine since August 2014 and it’s currently up to Volume 14 in tankobon hardcover format. Golden Kamuy Volume 15 is scheduled to be released in Japan on September 19, 2018.

Volume 15 will come bundled with a Golden Kamuy OVA episode. The anime episode will showcase story events from Barato story arc, which includes a battle between the sniper Ogata Hyakunosuke and Bakumatsu hero Hijikata Toshizo.

VIZ Media has licensed the international English translation of the Gold Kamuy manga series. The English manga was up to Volume 5 as of June 2018 and Volume 6 is scheduled to release on September 18, 2018.

This article provides everything that is known about Golden Kamuy Season 2 and all related news. As such, this article will be updated over time with news, rumors, and analysis. Meanwhile, let’s delve down into what is known for certain.

Golden Kamuy Manga Compared To The Anime

Like many action-based series, the anime adaptation moved at a brisk pace, adapting about five chapters for every episode. Episode 11 adapted all the way up through Chapter 54. Golden Kamuy Episode 12, Trickster Fox, was named after Chapter 60, which is in Volume 7 of the manga series.

However, the anime did skip the Barato story arc contained in the second half of Volume 5. The battle involving Hijikata and Ogata was hinted at in Episode 12. As previously mentioned, that story arc will be covered during the OVA episode.

All in all, the anime covered less than half of the available manga chapters, which means there is plenty of source material for creating Golden Kamuy Season 2. In fact, the weekly manga was up to Chapter 155 when the first season finished, which means that the manga should be up to Chapter 180 by the beginning of 2019. Therefore, since the anime is using 60 chapters per single-cour season it could be argued that there will be enough source material for creating Golden Kamuy Season 3 when the second season finishes.

Golden Kamuy Anime Poster
The Golden Kamuy anime series is returning to our TV screens much faster than expected

Golden Kamuy Season 2 Release Date

As of the last update, Geno Studio or any company related to the production of the anime has only officially confirmed that the Golden Kamuy Season 2 release date will be during the 2018 fall anime season in October. Once the exact premiere date is officially confirmed this article will be updated with the relevant information.

As for streaming options, Crunchyroll has already confirmed that it will provide Golden Kamuy Season 2 when it premieres in the fall of 2018. No word on whether Crunchyroll will also provide the OVA episode, although they have done that for other anime series in recent years.


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