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Saint Seiya: Soul of Gold Anime's Cast, Staff, Streaming Unveiled

posted on by Egan Loo
Most of Hades cast returns; B't X's Motohashi designs Spring anime

The official website for the Saint Seiya -Ōgonkon- (Saint Seiya: Soul of Gold) anime announced the returning cast and the main staff on Tuesday:

Takeshi Furuta (Saint Seiya Omega storyboards, director on The Comic Artist and His Assistants) is helming the anime, and Toshimitsu Takeuchi (scripts on Reideen, Ikki Tousen: Xtreme Xecutor, Chō Soku Henkei Gyrozetter) is in charge of the series scripts. Hideyuki Motohashi (Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas animation director, B't X, Ceres, Celestial Legend, Fushigi Yugi) is designing the characters.

The website also announced that the Spring anime will be streaming online, and it is streaming a teaser video. There will be a preview screening event before the streaming begins, and the website will provide more details. Bandai had unveiled the anime at the preview for its Tamashii Nations 2014 event in October.

Masami Kurumada's original mythological fantasy manga ran in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from 1985 to 1990, and it has over 34 million copies in print worldwide. The manga 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 more than 80 countries.

Saint Seiya Omega, a sequel to the first anime, aired from April 2012 to March 2014. A decade after the last Saint Seiya film, 2004's Saint Seiya Tenkai-hen Jōsō ~Overture~, a new CG film directed by Keiichi Satou (Tiger & Bunny, Ashura) opened last June.

[Via Ota-suke]

Image © Masami Kurumada/Saint Seiya: Soul of Gold Production Committee

Update: Intro corrected. Thanks, CrowLia

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