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Saint Seiya: Saintia Shō Anime Adds 3 Cast Members

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda

Animax's website is listing Toei Animation's anime of Chimaki Kuori's Saint Seiya: Saintia Shō manga with additional cast members, including Ayana Taketatsu as Erda, Suzuko Mimori as Xiaoling, and Yukiko Morishita as Katya.

The show will premiere on the SkyPer! Anime Set channel on Amazon Prime Video in Japan on December 10 at 7:00 p.m. JST. The anime will later premiere on Animax on December 24, and on the dAnimax channel on dTV on January 5. The "Animax on PlayStation" app will also premiere the show on December 10, but only the first three episodes will stream on the same schedule as SkyPer! Anime Set.

The anime's main cast includes Aina Suzuki as Shōko, M.A.O as Kyōko, Inori Minase as Saori, and 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. Additionally, Toshihiko Seki (Scorpio Milo), Hideyuki Tanaka (Leo Aiolia), and Ryotaro Okiayu (Gemini Saga) are all returning from previous installments in the Saint Seiya franchise.

The cast members will perform the opening and ending songs in character. Aina Suzuki (Shōko), M.A.O (Kyōko), Inori Minase (Saori), and Megumi Nakajima (Mii) are performing the opening song "The Beautiful Brave." Suzuki and M.A.O are performing the ending song "Hohoemi no Resonance" (Smile Resonance). Both songs will ship on CD on December 26 along with a third track, a character song for Evil Goddess Eris (also voiced by M.A.O).

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.

Source: Animax

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