Netflix revealed during its stage event at AnimeJapan 2019 on Saturday that it will debut Knights of the Zodiac: Saint Seiya, its anime remake of Masami Kurumada's Saint Seiya (Knights of the Zodiac) manga, on July 19 worldwide.
The anime’s cast includes (From left to right in image above):
- Masakazu Morita as Pegasus Seiya
- Takahiro Sakurai as Dragon Shiryū
- Hiroaki Miura as Cygnus Hyōga
- Satomi Satou as Andromeda Shun
- Katsuyuki Konishi as Pheonix Ikki
- Fumiko Orikasa as Saori Kido
The anime's first 12-episode season will feature the story from the Galaxian Wars to Silver Saints arcs of the manga. Netflix describes the anime's story:
Knights of the Zodiac: Saint Seiya follows modern day adventures of young warriors called "Knights", who are sworn protectors of the reincarnated Greek goddess Athena. Each Knights wears a powerful armor based on their chosen zodiac constellation, and are called Knights of the Zodiac. They aid Athena in her battle against powerful Olympian gods who are bent on destroying the humankind.
Yoshiharu Ashino (Tweeny Witches, CROSS ANGE Rondo of Angel and Dragon) is directing the series at Toei Animation. Eugene Son (Duel Masters, B-Legend! Battle Bedaman script writer) is the story editor and head writer. Terumi Nishii (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable, Penguindrum) is designing the characters, and Takashi Okazaki (Afro Samurai manga creator, Summer Wars character designer) is designing the armor.
Source: Netflix stage event at AnimeJapan 2019