“Knights of the Zodiac: SAINT SEIYA” To Battle On Netflix

Continuing to fight through the news from the Netflix Tokyo press conference, the service announced plans to carry the new CG adaptation of mythology/fighting series Saint Seiya aka Knights of the Zodiac, or both. 

 

The series launched in Shonen Jump and celebrated its 30th anniversary last year.

 

They describe the new work

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 Knights 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 series is comprised of 12 episodes and is produced by Toei Animation.

 

Based on Original Stories and Characters Created by: Masami Kurumada

Director: Yoshiharu Ashino(D.Gray-man Hallow)

Story Editor & Head Writer: Eugene Son (Duel Masters)

Character Design: Terum Nishii (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable)

Armor Design: Takashi Okazaki (Afro Samura)

 

 

 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain’t It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.