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'Saint Seiya Origin' Manga Will Get New Series Set in Poseidon Arc

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
2-chapter short manga ran on December 19, January 19

The March issue of Akita Shoten's Champion RED magazine revealed on Saturday that "Saint Seiya Origin," the second mini-series "season" for Masami Kurumada's Saint Seiya Episode Zero manga, will have a new story that takes place in the main manga's "Poseidon Arc." The magazine did not reveal when the new story will debut.

The issue also published the second and final chapter of "Saint Seiya Origin." The manga featured in the issue's front cover (seen right). The first chapter debuted on December 19. The story is 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 in December 2017 as a short series, and ended it in February 2018. 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 last June. 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 last May.

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 that debuted last December. 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: Champion RED March issue

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