Saint Seiya CG Film Slated For June 21

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge

This year's ninth issue of Akita Shoten's Weekly Shōnen Champion is announcing on Thursday that the Saint Seiya: Legend of Sanctuary CG film will open in theaters in Japan on June 21.

The film will adapt the popular Sanctuary arc from Masami Kurumada's original Saint Seiya mythological fantasy manga.

Toei Animation confirmed in February 2011 that production on a new computer-animated film of Saint Seiya had been green-lit. Keiichi Satou (Tiger & Bunny, Ashura), is helming the project, and Kurumada is credited as the original creator and chief production supervisor. (He also coined the film's title.) Tomohiro Suzuki, a scriptwriter for six episodes of Tiger & Bunny, is writing the screenplay.

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