Earlier today, Netflix hosted a “Netflix Anime Slate 2017” in Japan. The company unveiled a slate of anime titles that will be released under the company’s banner, from known titles to totally original projects.
At the event, the company announced that they will stream a new CGI reboot of Knights of the Zodiac (Saint Seiya). The series, which is tentatively titled Knights of the Zodiac: Saint Seiya, will run for twelve episodes. The show is slated to cover from the Galaxian Wars to Silver Saints arcs in the original manga.
Netflix unveiled a visual for the project, along with the first staff members.
The image features Pegasus Seiya kneeling before Saori Kido at the Sanctuary.
Yoshiharu Ashino (D.Gray-man Hallow, Tweeny Witches) is directing the project at Toei Animation, with Terum Nishii (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable, Penguindrum) providing character designs. Eugene Son (B-Legend! Battle Bedaman, Duel Masters) is working as Story Editor and Head writer on the title, while Takashi Okazaki provides armour designs.
Netflix describes the series as:
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. The series is comprised of 12 episodes and is produced by Toei Animation.
Masami Kurumada’s Saint Seiya manga kicked off in the pages of Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump in January 1986. The series ran through 1990, and spans 28 collected volumes.
The series spawned a 114-episode anime series from Toei, which ran from 1986 through 1989, as well as 2002 light novel series Saint Seiya – Gigantomachia and 36-episode OVA Saint Seiya: Hades.