On March 22, Netflix Japan started streaming a new trailer for Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac. The 77-second promo introduces the major plot beats and previews the show’s voice acting.
The trailer’s description confirms that Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac will launch worldwide on July 19.
Yoshiharu Ashino (D.Gray-man Hallow, Tweeny Witches) is directing the project at Toei Animation, with Terumi Nishii (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable, Penguindrum) providing character designs. Eugene Son (B-Legend! Battle Bedaman, Duel Masters) is working as Story Editor and Head writer on the title, while Takashi Okazaki provides armor designs (“Saint Cloth Design”).
The series will star the following:
- Pegasus Seiya: Masakazu Morita
- Dragon Shiryu: Takahiro Sakurai
- Cygnus Hyōga: Hiroaki Miura
- Andromeda Shun: Satomi Satou
- Pheonix Ikki: Katsuyuki Konishi
- Saori Kido: Fumiko Orikasa
Netflix describes the series as:
SAINT SEIYA: Knights of the Zodiac 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.
Masami Kurumada’s Saint Seiya manga kicked off in the pages of Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump in January 1986. The series ran through 1990, and spans 28 collected volumes.
The series spawned a 114-episode anime series from Toei, which ran from 1986 through 1989, as well as 2002 light novel series Saint Seiya – Gigantomachia and 36-episode OVA Saint Seiya: Hades.
Sources: YouTube (Netflix Japan)