Crunchyroll Adds Saint Seiya - Soul of Gold Anime (Updated)
posted on by Karen Ressler
Media distribution service Crunchyroll announced on Thursday that it will stream the anime Saint Seiya - Soul of Gold (Saint Seiya -Ōgonkon-) as it airs in Japan. New episodes will premiere on Fridays starting on April 10 at 11:00 a.m. EDT for premium members and one week later for free members.
The stream will be available in the United States, Canada, and premium members in South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and Latin America (South America, Central America, and Caribbean).
The series will also premiere on the Bandai Channel streaming service in Japan on April 11. Anime Consortium Japan is also streaming the series in 220 countries and regions outside of Japan on the Daisuki website.
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'tX, Ceres, Celestial Legend, Fushigi Yugi) is designing the characters.
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.
Crunchyroll is also streaming Saint Seiya, Saint Seiya: Sanctuary, Saint Seiya Hades, Saint Seiya Omega, and Saint Seiya The Lost Canvas in various regions.
Update: The Bandai Channel is streaming the series in Japan only. Anime Consortium Japan is also streaming the series in 220 countries and regions outside of Japan on the Daisuki website.
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