New Saint Seiya anime to premiere 23 years after the first series ends.
Online streaming website Crunchyroll has announced on Friday that the upcoming anime series Saint Seiya Omega will be available on their website the same week it is aired in Japan.
An episode will be online from Wednesday afternoons at 03:00pm EST (US), and it will be available for internet users in United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.
Saint Seiya Omega is an anime based on the original manga series by Masami Kurumada, and was published in Shueisha magazine Weekly Shonen Jump. The new anime will premiere 23 years after the first Saint Seiya anime series ends.
The director for the new anime project will be Morio Hatano, a director of some episodes of Heartcatch Precure! and Suite Precure. Reiko Yoshida, who handled numerous animes including D.Gray-man, Get Backers, and K-ON!, will be in charge of the scripts, while Casshern Sins’ character designer Yoshihiko Ukamoshi will also handle character designs and will also serve as the chief animation director.
Saints are champions of hope who have always appeared since the Age of Myth whenever evil threatens the world. They would clad themselves in armor called Cloths, and fight to protect Athena, the goddess who rules the world’s surface. Seiya the Pegasus Saint has saved Athena many times, and while he and his friends are Bronze Saints, which is the lowest rank, their battles have been passed down as legend.
The god of war and guardian of his namesake planet, Mars, was once sealed away by Seiya, but time has passed and his revival is at hand. Meanwhile, Saori Kido (Athena) is raising the boy Kouga, whose life Seiya saved, and he’s been training every day to become a Saint in order to prepare for the coming crisis… Unaware of his destiny, when Kouga awakens to the power of his Cosmo hidden inside him, the curtain will rise upon the legend of a new Saint! (Plot Summary by Crunchyroll)
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