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Additional Cast Announced for Saint Seiya: Legend of Sanctuary CG Film

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Gold Saints cast announced; several character designs posted

Additional cast members for the upcoming Saint Seiya: Legend of Sanctuary CG Film were revealed at a press conference on Tuesday. The film's official website has also released several new character designs:

Mitsuru Miyamoto (Tiger & Bunny, Fruits Basket) as Aries Mu

Rikiya Koyama (Ninja Scroll: The Series, Witchblade, Highschool DxD) as Taurus Aldebaran

Hiroaki Hirata (Tiger & Bunny, Uchū Kyōdai) as Cancer Deathmask

Gō Inoue (Kuroko's Basketball, Tiger & Bunny) as Leo Aiolia

Mitsuaki Madono (Bleach, Gintama, Inuyasha) as Virgo Shaka

Shinji Kawada (Nodame Cantabile, Attack on Titan) as Capricorn Shura

Daisuke Namikawa (Persona 4 The Animation) as Aquarius Camus

Takuya Kirimoto (Summer Wars, Darker than Black) as Pisces Aphrodite
Masumi Asano (D.N.Angel, Hyōka) as Scorpio Milo
Toshiyuki Morikawa (Line Town, Gundam Wing, Hyōka) as Sagittarius Aiolos
Kōichi Yamadera (Neon Genesis Evangelion, Sword Art Online, Gintama) as Gemini Saga

The official website also released a character design for Saori Kido:

Previously announced cast members include:

Kaito Ishikawa (Nobunaga The Fool, Golden Time, Tokyo Ravens) as Pegasus Seiya

Kenji Akabane‎ (Meganebu!, Star Driver) as Dragon Shiryū

Kenshō Ono (Kuroko's Basketball) as Cygnus Hyōga

Nobuhiko Okamoto (Tiger & Bunny, Yozakura Quartet, Ao no Exorcist) as Andromeda Shun

Kenji Nojima (Psycho-Pass, High School DxD) as Phoenix Ikki

The film will adapt the popular Sanctuary arc from Masami Kurumada's original Saint Seiya mythological fantasy manga. The website previously had the following quote from Kurumada: "The Seiya legend began here."

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.

The manga ran in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from 1985 to 1990, and as the teaser trailer below proclaims, it has 34.4 million copies in print worldwide. It quickly inspired a 1986 television anime series that was popular not only in Japan, but also in France, Italy, other parts of Europe, Brazil, other parts of South and Central America, and Asia. The anime aired in over 80 countries. It has been a decade since the last Saint Seiya film, 2004's Saint Seiya Tenkai-hen Jōsō ~Overture~.

The film will open in Japan on June 21. It will also play in Mexico and Peru this year.

Sources: animate.tv

Images © 2014 Masami Kurumada/Saint Seiya Production Committee

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