Masami Kurumada's mythological fantasy manga, and in result Toei Animation
's anime, Saint Seiya
, is getting it's CG treatment just in time to celebrate it's 25th anniversary.
The original Saint Seiya
manga series ran from 1986-1990 and was collected in 28 volumes. VIZ Media
acquired the rights to the manga and released those 28 volumes here in North America starting on 2004 and ending February of last year. Toei Animation
's anime adaptation began in 1986 and ended in 1989 lasting 114 episodes. In 2003 Cartoon Network aired the first 32 episodes of the anime renaming the show Knights of the Zodiac
and heavily editing the episodes in order to show it to a younger audience. ADV Films
and DiC Entertainment
released the anime in the US and the first season of the video anime spin-off, Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas
, was streamed by CrunchyRoll
As you can see the Saint Seiya
franchise has been through a lot this past twenty-five years. During Jump Fiesta last year this project was teased before being officially green-lit by showing a short video. That teaser video is now streaming on their website
. Now it is official that Toei Animation
will be working on this CG interpretation of the classic anime.
I'm guessing further information about this project will be released soon. Are you excited for the release of this CG film? -- Geo (sora_thekey) long time user of the Whiskey Media Sites, and 24/7geek! -- Follow me on Twitter: @sora_thekey