The series is scheduled to begin airing on April 1, 2012. It will be directed by Morio Hatano, with animation character designs by illustrator and animator Yoshihiko Umakoshi, known for performing the same duties on Street Fighter Alpha: The Animation and Casshern Sins.
Toei Animation describes it as an "original anime story", as it isn't an adaptation of a storyline previously published in manga form, therefore Saint Seiya Ω will not take place in the continuity of Masami Kurumada's manga, although its storyline is influenced by events and elements from it. Ω also marks the return of Toei Animation as the studio in charge of animating a Saint Seiya property, since the adaptation to anime of the Hades arc from Kurumada's manga was completed in 2008.
Original Saint Seiya author and creator Kurumada is not involved in the creative process of Ω, thus he is credited as the original creator of the series' concept.
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