The official website for the Golden Kamuy anime has announced that Episodes 6-12 of the anime’s fourth season (Episodes 43-49 of the overall anime) have all been delayed due to the November 1, 2022 passing of an unnamed main staff member of the anime.
The announcement noted that the main staff member that passed away was “indispensable” to the production, so the production committee and the anime’s studio Brains Base decided on the delay after some discussion. The anime’s Blu-ray Disc and DVD release schedule is now also under discussion. The website will announce a new airing date for the episodes and a release date for the home video releases when they are decided.
The first season of the Golden Kamuy anime premiered in April 2018. Crunchyroll simulcast the series with English subtitles as it aired in Japan, and FUNimation Entertainment streamed it with an English dub. The second season premiered in October 2018. Crunchyroll simulcast the series as it aired, and FUNimation began streaming an English dub later in October 2018.
The third season premiered in October 2020. Crunchyroll simulcast the anime as it aired in Japan. FUNimation streamed an English dub. The fourth and current season of Golden Kamuy premiered on October 3, 2022, and Crunchyroll is simulcasting the season as it airs.