Masami Kurumada Teases 'Special Series' of Saint Seiya Manga
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The December issue of Akita Shoten's Champion RED magazine teased the "second coming" of a "special series" by Masami Kurumada on Saturday. The special series reveals one mystery after another in his Saint Seiya franchise. The magazine's next issue will provide more details on November 19.
Masami Kurumada serialized the original Saint Seiya manga in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from 1986 to 1990. The manga has inspired a number of television anime, original video anime projects, anime films, and spinoff manga. The manga recently inspired a CG anime remake that debuted worldwide on Netflix on July 19. 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. 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, and Netflix is now streaming it.
The series has inspired numerous sequel and spinoff manga by Kurumada and other authors, as well as anime adaptations of those same manga. The most recent of these is an anime of the Saint Seiya: Saintia Shō spinoff manga that premiered in December 2018.
Kurumada published the last chapter of the current season of his Saint Seiya: Next Dimension - The Myth of Hades manga in Weekly Shōnen Champion in June 2018. 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 in May 2018.
Netflix added the first 41 episodes of the 1986 Saint Seiya (Knights of the Zodiac) anime series with a new English dub and English subtitles last Tuesday.
Source: Champion RED December issue