There are only a few collaborations that can stand the test of time: Gundam and coffee cans, Evangelion and trains, Konami and pachinko machines. But none is as on-brand as Golden Kamuy and Sapporo Beer, which are celebrating their fifth anniversary collaborating this year with yet more beers going on sale–this time with special coasters!
「サッポロ クラシック6缶ゴールデンカムイオリジナル景品付き」商品を4月18日に #北海道 エリアで #数量限定 発売します！https://t.co/Z3fVGQi8WH#ゴールデンカムイ
— サッポロビール 北海道エリア【公式】 (@SB_HOKKAIDO) February 8, 2023
Since 2018, Golden Kamuy has worked with Sapporo Beer’s Classic brand to help revitalize Hokkaido by selling Golden Kamuy-illustrated cans. The cans are only available in Hokkaido prefecture in Japan’s north, making the collaboration extra special.
This year’s cans will release in stores on April 18 for a limited time in both a 350ml and 600ml configuration in six-packs. Each pack will also come with special coasters that feature Sugimoto, Shiraishi, Tsurumi, Hijikata, Ogata and Ushiyama holding Sapporo Classic cans.
RELATED: Golden Kamuy Season 4 Anime Resumes Broadcast in April 2023
The fourth season of Golden Kamuy officially started on October 3 with Episode 37 but was put on hold due to the passing of a main staff member. The series will resume with the first episode of season four in April. The first three seasons are currently streaming on Crunchyroll, which describes the series:
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!
Source: Sapporo Beer Hokkaido on Twitter
Daryl Harding is a Senior Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.