Saiyuki Manga's 'Even a Worm' Arc Gets TV Anime by Liden Films
posted on by Egan Loo
Frontier Works posted a teaser promotional video on Sunday to announce that the "Even a Worm" arc of Kazuya Minekura's Saiyuki Reload manga is inspiring a television anime titled Saiyuki Reload -ZEROIN-.
- Toshihiko Seki as Genjo Sanzo
- Sōichiro Hoshi as Son Goku
- Hiroaki Hirata as Sha Gojyo
- Akira Ishida as Cho Hakkai
In addition, Houchu Ohtsuka is in the new anime's voice cast.
Minekura drew a teaser visual for the Saiyuki Reload -ZEROIN- anime:
Saiyuki, the original 1997 "fantasy road movie" manga series loosely inspired by the Chinese novel Journey to the West (Saiyuki in Japanese), has spawned the Saiyuki Gaiden and Saiyuki Ibun manga spinoffs. The Saiyuki Reload Blast sequel manga launched in Ichijinsha's Comic Zero Sum in 2009, but Minekura slowed down her publication of the manga in 2013 due to her health. The manga franchise as a whole has 25 million copies in circulation worldwide. Tokyopop published the original manga, and Kodansha re-released the manga.
Source: Comic Natalie
Update: Studio corrected. Thanks, Javier Downs and Chandler Ingram.
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