The Anime Poster That's So Popular, People Are Stealing It

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There's a new Saint Seiya movie. And a new movie means a new movie poster. Well, two new movie posters, one of which apparently keeps getting swiped.

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Here is the standard Saint Seiya: Legend of Sanctuary poster.

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Pretty cool!

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And here is the special Legend of Sanctuary poster, with a background drawn by Saint Seiya creator Masami Kurumada.

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The posters are printed on fancy shiny paper!

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So shiny.

The poster was put up at forty Japan Rail stations across the country, initially only for a limited time (a week, I believe). But the reaction was so strong online to the poster, they brought it back. And people stole it!

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But, according to Oricon (via Yahoo News Japan), people have stolen the poster in Tokyo at Shinbashi Station, Roppongi Station, and Ebisu Station. This kind of theft, obviously, is somewhat rare in Japan, hence it making the news. Yes, stealing a special anime poster. News. Deal with it.

It's a nice poster, but don't steal it!

映画『聖闘士星矢』、黄金ポスターの盗難相次ぐ [Yahoo News Japan]

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apathyaunt
ApathyAunt

When I was in college ma and some friends formed an anime-screening club (of course we did). We started things off with a few classics, and got a few people to come along, nothing too great.

Then we decided to screen Saint Seiya: Hades Saga. MASSIVE TURNOUT. Saint Seiya, or "Knights of the Zodiac" as we called it in Mexico, is a HUGE classic in everyone's childhood. We had a magic combination of nerds and jocks and preppies and all kinds of people showing for the screening.

And every single one of our posters was stolen. Every single one.

Logical conclusion: people really like Saint Seiya posters and will stop at nothing to get one.