Anime Saint Seiya Is Getting A Netflix Remake

The Saint Seiya anime, which ran from 1986 to 1989, is coming to life again with a new CG anime remake courtesy of Netflix and Toei Animation.

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Saint Seiya follows a group of warriors known as “Saints” who protect a reincarnated Athena against other Greek gods determined to rule the world.

Titled Knights of the Zodiac: Saint Seiya, the remake’s first season will be 12 episodes, each 30 minutes long. According to Cinema Today, Yoshiharu Ashino is directing, and the show will follow the Galaxy War arc to the Silver Saint arc.

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(C)Masami Kurumada / Toei Animation via Cinema Today
(C)Masami Kurumada / Toei Animation via Cinema Today

No word on when the show will begin streaming other than “soon.”


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Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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DISCUSSION

As I understand, “Saint Seiya” never caught up in the US, but it was HUGE in Europe and Latin America. It’s considered one of the all time classics. Maybe not at the level of “Dragon Ball”, but definitely at the level of, say, “Sailor Moon”.

So there are a lot of people there who will be interested in this... although the CGi part is concerning, to say the least.