Saint Seiya Episode Zero Manga's 2nd Season Will Run for 2 Chapters

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
New "season" is titled "Saint Seiya Origin" with 2-chapter run in December, January

The official website of publisher Akita Shoten announced on Monday that Masami Kurumada's second mini-series "season" for his Saint Seiya Episode Zero manga will be titled "Saint Seiya Origin," and it will have two chapters that will debut in the February and March 2019 issues of Akita Shoten's Champion RED magazine on December 19 and January 19, respectively. The debut chapter will feature on the issue's front cover, and will have a color opening page.

The magazine teases the story as a prequel to Saint Seiya, with a conspiracy brewing under the shadow of rival brothers Saga and Kanon, and a new mystery being unraveled.

Kuramada launched Saint Seiya Episode Zero in Monthly Champion RED last December as a short series, and ended it in February. The story follows Gold Saint Sagittarius Aiolos protecting baby Athena.

Kurumada published the last chapter of the current season of his Saint Seiya: Next Dimension - The Myth of Hades manga in Weekly Shōnen Champion on June 21. The magazine did not announce when the manga will return. Kurumada has been serializing the manga since 2006 and Akita Shoten released the 12th volume on May 8.

Kurumada published the original Saint Seiya manga from 1986 to 1990. The manga has inspired a number of television anime, original video anime projects, anime films, and spinoff manga. Netflix announced a new CG anime based on the original manga in August 2017, and the Saint Seiya: Saintia Shō spinoff manga also has an anime in the works that is slated to debut on December 10. A live-action Hollywood film has also been green-lit.

Viz Media published the original manga in English under the title Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac. Seven Seas Entertainment licensed the Saint Seiya: Saintia Shō manga. ADV Films released Toei Animation's anime adaptation with an English dub under the title Knights of the Zodiac, and later released it unedited under the title Saint Seiya. New Video Group later also released the series on DVD.

Source: Akita Shoten

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