Saint Seiya Origin Manga Resumes on December 19
posted on by Alex Mateo
The January 2020 issue of Akita Shoten's Champion RED magazine revealed on Tuesday that Saint Seiya Origin, the second mini-series "season" for Masami Kurumada's Saint Seiya Episode Zero manga, will resume in the magazine's next issue on December 19. The chapter will have color opening pages, and it will feature on the issue's front cover.
The manga will have a new story that takes place in the main manga's "Poseidon Arc." The magazine previously teased in October that the manga would be the "second coming" of a "special series" that would reveal one mystery after another in Kurumada's Saint Seiya franchise.
Champion RED published the second chapter of Saint Seiya Origin in January. The first chapter debuted in December 2018. 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 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 for the franchise has 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.
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 on October 15.
Source: Champion Red January issue and website