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Saint Seiya Omega TV Anime's Cast Revealed

posted on 2012-03-08 16:45 EST
Tohru Furuya, Hikaru Midorikawa, Satsuki Yukino, Katsuyuki Konishi to star; series to premiere April 1

The official website for Toei Animation's upcoming Saint Seiya Omega television anime series announced the main cast for the series on Thursday.

The cast is as follows:

Tohru Furuya as Seiya
Hikaru Midorikawa as Kōga
Satsuki Yukino as Yuna
Katsuyuki Konishi as Sōma
Tetsuya Kakihara as Ryūhō
Junichi Suwabe as Eden
Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Haruto

The April television series features a new generation of Saints in the storyline launched by Masami Kurumada's 1986-1990 mythological fantasy manga and Toei's subsequent 1986-1989 television anime.

In the series, Kōga is a 13-year-old boy who assumed the role of the Bronze Saint of the Pegasus constellation. His undefeatable spirit and rebellious nature are strong, as is his single-minded determination. He meets the Saints and comes to learn about the importance of friendship and bonds. His special technique is the "Fist of the Pegasus Meteor."

Saori Kido also appears as the protector of peace and all living things on Earth — and the woman who raised Kōga like a parent. She is the incarnation of the fighting goddess Athena. Mars, a warrior of the red planet, kidnaps Athena to establish a new world order, and Kōga stands up against Mars.

In the first episode, Athena sees the sleeping baby Kōga at the Sanctuary where the 12 Constellations can be seen. However, a looming darkness rises, and it topples a pillar right over Kōga. Fortunately, the Gold Saint Seiya appears and saves Kōga from certain death. Then, the malevolent enemy Mars appears, dressed in a cloak.

Morio Hatano, an episode director on Heartcatch Precure! and Kaidan Restaurant, is the series director, and Yoshihiko Umakoshi (Air Master, Berserk, Boys Over Flowers, Casshern Sins, Heartcatch Precure!, Mushi-Shi) is designing the characters and overseeing the animation process. Reiko Yoshida (Bakuman., D.Gray-man, K-ON!, The Story of Saiunkoku) is in charge of the scripts. The series will premiere on April 1 at 6:30 a.m. in Japan.

Source: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web

Image © Masami Kurumada/Toei Animation, TV Asahi , Dentsu

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