You don’t have to be a great treasure hunter to find where to watch Golden Kamuy online. You can stream this seinen adventure anime series in a lot of places.
However, not all streaming sites are the same. We can help you find which legal streaming site is right for you. This article will also demonstrate how a VPN can help you watch anime that is unavailable in your region.
About Golden Kamuy
In this seinen anime series, a veteran of the Russo-Japanese War goes after a big treasure somewhere in Hokkaido. However, Saichi Sugimoto and his Ainu companion, Asirpa, soon encounter rivals who are also searching for the legendary gold.
Some might compare the series to the Western classic The Treasure of the Sierra Madre.
Satoru Noda began the Golden Kamuy manga in 2014. Between 2014 and 2022, Weekly Young Jump published 314 chapters of the manga.
The anime started in 2018. As of November 2022, there have been 42 episodes, plus several OVAs.
List of Places to Watch Golden Kamuy Online
- Netflix Japan
- Amazon Prime Video
- Apple TV
- Google Play
All of the listed places are legal, licensed options. We do not list pirate websites.
Where to Watch Golden Kamuy Online
As of November 2022, Crunchyroll had all 42 episodes of Golden Kamuy. The anime streaming service doesn’t divide the episodes up into seasons.
But every season is available — all 36 episodes of seasons 1-3, plus six episodes of season 4. Since Crunchyroll simulcasts episodes, it will likely be more by the time you read this.
It has subtitled episodes in multiple languages, plus a couple of dubbed versions. The English dub arrives the same day as new subtitled episodes, while the German dub lags behind.
- A good selection of new and classic anime
- Good language options
- Free-trial available
- Geo-locking in some regions
Language options: Japanese with subtitles in English, German, Latin American Spain, European Spanish, French, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, and Arabic. English and German dubbed.
Price: Free, limited-viewing account option available. 14-day free-trial of premium. Fan level, $7.99/ month. Mega Fan, $9.99. Ultimate Fan, $14.99.
If you understand Japanese, you can watch the first three seasons of Golden Kamuy untranslated at Netflix Japan.
According to reports, Netflix typically likes to release whole seasons of a show, rather than simulcasting individual episodes. So, it’s possible that Netflix won’t release season 4 until it’s complete.
We couldn’t find Golden Kamuy on Netflix in Hong Kong, France, Singapore, Australia, Taiwan, Germany, Canada, South Korea, Spain, and the United Kingdom.
To watch Golden Kamuy on Netflix, you need to either be in Japan, or have a reliable VPN.
How to Watch Golden Kamuy on Netflix via VPN
This method works on both desktop PCs and mobile phones or tablets.
- Purchase (or start a free trial of) a VPN. I can confirm that NordVPN works for this purpose.
- In the settings, choose Japan as your location.
- Fire up the VPN and wait for it to do its magic
- Once you’re connected, navigate to Netflix (browser or app)
- Search “Golden Kamuy” in the Netflix search bar and you should see the anime pop up.
I’ve had no trouble using this method and I still use NordVPN to watch anime from various Netflix country libraries daily.
Enjoy! Please note that if your Netflix library doesn’t update to reflect the country you selected in your VPN, you may have to clear the Netflix cache first and try again.
To do this on mobile, go to settings -> apps -> Netflix -> clear cache. To do this on PC, you have to clear the cache in your web browser.
- A large library of titles, both anime and otherwise
- Limited language options (for Golden Kamuy, at least)
- Only the first three seasons
Language options: Japanese
Price: Basic with ads: $6.99/ month. Basic: $9.99/ month. Standard: $15.49/ month. Premium: $19.99/ month.
Amazon Prime Video offers several options for Golden Kamuy, listed on three separate webpages.
The Original Japanese Version comes with English subtitles. This option has three full seasons of Golden Kamuy, plus the first five episodes of season 4 (as of November 2022). Amazon seems to lag behind Crunchyroll by an episode or so.
The Simuldub of Golden Kamuy is dubbed in English. Again, there is a slight lag behind Crunchyroll.
Amazon also has an Uncut, English dubbed version of Golden Kamuy. The Uncut version covers the first three seasons. “Uncut” versions typically remove censorship from the TV broadcast. You may also see better translations.
- A decent selection of anime
- A lot of options for watching
- All four seasons (in some cases)
- Buying is more expensive in the long run
Language options: Japanese with English subtitles; or English dubbed
Price: SD episodes, $1.99; HD episodes, $2.99. Full season HD, $23.99/ $24.99 (depending on the season). Full season SD, $18.99.
Note: When this was written, Amazon offered a $4.99 bargain price for some seasons.
4. Apple TV
Apple TV has the first three seasons of Golden Kamuy (36 episodes). The episodes are available in separate subtitled and English dubbed versions.
Apple TV and Google Play both use Funimation. If you use Apple iOS, you will probably prefer Apple TV. Android users will choose Google Play.
However, if you have a choice, and you don’t mind paying a dollar more for HD quality, Apple has the third season. At the time that this was written, Google hadn’t caught up yet.
- Three full seasons
- A good selection of anime
- Useful for MacOS and iOS users
- One page for all versions
- Buying is more expensive
- No separate SD option
- Subbed and dubbed sold separately
Language options: Japanese with English subtitles, or English dubbed
Price: Individual episodes, $2.99. Full season, $24.99.
5. Google Play
Google Play has the first two seasons (24 episodes) of Golden Kamuy in subtitled and dubbed versions.
You can buy a full season or individual episodes in SD or HD format.
- A decent selection of anime
- Useful for Android and ChromeOS users
- Buying episodes is more expensive
- Only two seasons
Language options: Japanese with English subtitles; English dubbed
Price: One SD episode, $1.99. One HD episode, $2.99. Full season: $24.99.
Note: At the time that I wrote this, Google offered a full season on sale for $4.99.
I hope this guide helps you find the right version of Golden Kamuy for your computer or smart phone.