News Tiger & Bunny's Keiichi Satou Directs Saint Seiya CG Film
posted on 2012-02-06 17:00 EST
Toei Animation announced that Keiichi Satou, the director of Sunrise's superhero action anime Tiger & Bunny and Toei's dark historical film Ashura, is helming the CG film project Saint Seiya the Movie. Tomohiro Suzuki, a scriptwriter for six episodes of Tiger & Bunny, is writing the screenplay. The film is listed as the new "Masami Kurumada Project," and Kurumada, the original creator of the Saint Seiya mythological fantasy manga, is credited for the original story.
Toei Animation confirmed last February that production on a new computer-animated film of Saint Seiya had been green-lit. The project was intended to mark the 25th anniversary of Kurumada's 1986-1990 manga and Toei's subsequent 1986-1989 television anime. However, Toei's preliminary website for the project still lists the film as "coming soon."
This project is separate from the new Saint Seiya Omega television anime series which will premiere this April.
Image © Masami Kurumada/Shueisha, Toei Animation
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