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Saint Seiya: Saintia Shō Anime Reveals Cast, December Debut

posted on 2018-08-17 21:20 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda

The official website for Toei Animation's anime of Chimaki Kuori's Saint Seiya: Saintia Shō manga revealed the anime's cast, new visual, and December debut on Saturday.

The anime will debut streaming on the Animax on PlayStation app in December.

The cast includes Aina Suzuki as Shōko, M.A.O as Kyōko, Inori Minase as Saori, Megumi Nakajima as Mii. Suzuki, M.A.O, and Minase are all reprising their roles from previous drama CDs for the manga. Pile voiced Mii in the drama CDs.

Akita Shoten's Weekly Shōnen Champion magazine hinted in June that the October issue of Akita Shoten's Monthly Champion RED magazine will reveal a new development for Masami Kurumada's Saint Seiya franchise on August 18.

Toei Animation is producing the anime. Seven Seas Entertainment licensed the manga, and it describes the story:

In the wake of a space-wide civil war instigated by Saga–the Gemini Gold Saint–a new team of Saints comes together with the goal of protecting their goddess Athena. This first all-woman team of armored warriors, powered by the Zodiac, will use their cunning, strength, and compassion to defend their worlds and oppose their very destinies.

The manga is set immediately after the main storyline's Sanctuary arc after the defeat of Gemini Saga from Masami Kurumada's original Saint Seiya manga, but before the Posieidon arc. However, whereas the original manga followed a boy named Seiya and other Saints who fight to protect the goddess Athena, the new series follows a female "Saintia" named Shō who fights evil deities to protect Athena.

The manga launched in Champion Red magazine in 2013. Akita Shoten published the manga's 1th compiled book volume on February 20. Seven Season Entertainment published the manga's second volume on May 22.

Sources: Saint Seiya: Saintia Shō anime's official website, Comic Natalie


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