NEW NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES BASED ON SAINT SEIYA PREMIERES IN SUMMER 2019
After launching in Japan, Netflix has strived to be the quintessential service of Japanese streaming content since 2015. Particularly for anime, the streaming service juggernaut has aggressively put their stamp in the genre with their now colossal slate of original anime series. Now in the past week, Netflix has announced the upcoming release of several exciting new anime series including a brand-new series of Knights of the Zodiac: Saint Seiya. This new upcoming new series is crafted as an all-new CG remake series of Masami Kurumada’s Saint Seiya manga with Toei Animation and Netflix has collaborating on the project for a global launch next Summer. Netflix has revealed its first real look of the series in the visual above.
This new take on the Knights of the Zodiac will consist of twelve 30-minute episodes in its first season. The main story goes as this:
"Knights of the Zodiac: Saint Seiya follows modern-day adventures of young warriors called "Knights", who are sworn protectors of the reincarnated Greek goddess Athena. Each Knight wears a powerful armor based on their chosen zodiac constellation, and are called Knights of the Zodiac. They aid Athena in her battle against powerful Olympian gods who are bent on destroying the humankind."
The director of the series is Yoshiharu Ashino, Eugene Son is head writer and story editor, with Terumi Nishii as character designer.
The revitalization of the franchise does not stop there. Toei Animation is also producing a new 2D spinoff series of Saint Seiya, an anime adaptation of Chimaki Kuori’s Saint Seiya: Saintia Sho manga, debuting this month! Saintia Sho follows the Saintias, female Saints who act as bodyguards and personal attendants for Athena, and will be set in the same time frame as in the original manga and anime series.
The first season of the series will debut on the SKY PerfecTV! Anime Set channel on Amazon Prime Video in Japan and Animax on Playstation, starting on December 10. After that initial launch, the series will later begin its run on December 24 on Animax. Below is the most recent visual released from the series.
The original Saint Seiya manga series & anime series were both released in 1986. The most recent release from the franchise was the net series, Saint Seiya: Soul of Gold in 2015. For fans who want to keep track of up-to-date news on these new projects, be sure to visit https://www.saintseiya-anime.com!
What an exciting time to be a Saint Seiya fan!