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Saint Seiya Omega New Arc's Staff, Cast Revealed

posted on 2013-03-08 16:00 EST
One Piece Film Z's Nagamine to direct; Hiromi Tsuru, Eiji Takemoto added to cast

The new arc of the Saint Seiya Omega television anime series premiering in April will feature a new staff lineup. Tatsuya Nagamine (One Piece Film Z, Heartcatch Precure!) is replacing Morio Hatano as series director. Yoshimi Narita (Yes! Precure 5, Kemeko Deluxe!, Hakaba Kitarō) is replacing Reiko Yoshida to handle the series composition, and Keiichi Ichikawa, who worked as a key animator and animation director on the series so far, is taking over for Yoshihiko Umakoshi as character designer.

The new cast for the series is as follows:

Hiromi Tsuru as Pallas
Eiji Takemoto as Titan
Yuu Mizushima as Subaru

Additionally, the band Nagareda Project will perform the show's new theme song "Mirai Saint Omega ~Saint Evolution~." The new arc will be subtitled "New Cloth."

The arc debuting on April 7 introduces new heroes who fight alongside the main character Kōga, as well as new enemies. Subaru is a Steel Cloth-wearing 12-year-old who encounters Kōga and the others. He is a hot-blooded boy prone to causing trouble and starting fights.

Pallas is a goddess with a deep past with Athena — dating back to the Age of Myth — as well as a strong hatred. Titan serves as the cold-blooded but loyal attendant of Pallas. Pallas commands Parasites, an army of warriors equipped with "Chronotector" and the ability to manipulate time. Similar to the Bronze, Silver, and Gold Saints, the Parasites have Third, Second, and First Class ranks.

In addition to the new characters, Kōga and the returning characters will have revised Cloth designs, new powers, and new abilities.

The anime sequel to Masami Kurumada's 1986-1990 mythological fantasy manga and Toei's subsequent 1986-1989 television anime premiered in Japan last April as the first Saint Seiya television anime in 23 years. Crunchyroll is streaming the series into several countries as it airs in Japan.

Source: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web

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


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