News Saint Seiya: Legend of Sanctuary CG Film's Full Trailer Posted
posted on 2014-03-07 01:00 EST by Egan Loo
The official website for the upcoming Saint Seiya: Legend of Sanctuary CG film began streaming the full 101-second trailer on Friday.
The film will adapt the popular Sanctuary arc from Masami Kurumada's original Saint Seiya mythological fantasy manga of "Bronze Saints vs. Gold Saints." The website and the trailer have the following quote from Kurumada: "The Seiya legend began here."
The voice cast includes:
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
Kouichi Yamadera (Neon Genesis Evangelion, Sword Art Online, Gintama) as Gemini Saga
The official website also released a character design for Saori Kido:
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~.
Images © 2014 Masami Kurumada/Saint Seiya Production Committee