The official website for the Saint Seiya -Ōgonkon- (Saint Seiya: Soul of Gold) anime began streaming a new promotional video for the anime. The video informs fans that the anime will premiere on the Bandai Channel streaming service worldwide on April 21.
In addition, the website announced that band ROOT FIVE will perform both the opening and ending themes. The opening theme will be a remake of the song “Soldier Dream,” while the ending will be titled, “Yakusoku no Asu e” (To the Promised Tomorrow.) The band also performed the third opening theme song for the Saint Seiya Omega anime.
The cast for the anime is as follows:
Hideyuki Tanaka as Leo Aioria
Yuusaku Yara as Sagittarius Aioros
Takumi Yamazaki as Aries Mu
Toshihiko Seki as Scorpio Milo
Tesshô Genda as Taurus Aldebaran
Nobutoshi Canna as Aquarius Camus
Yuji Mitsuya as Virgo Shaka
Takeshi Kusao as Capricorn Shura
Ryouichi Tanaka as Cancer Deathmask
Keiichi Nanba as Pisces Aphrodite
Kenyuu Horiuchi as Libra Dohko
Ryotaro Okiayu as Gemini Saga
Takeshi Furuta (Saint Seiya Omega storyboards, director on The Comic Artist and His Assistants) is helming the anime, and Toshimitsu Takeuchi (scripts on Reideen, Ikki Tousen: Xtreme Xecutor, Chō Soku Henkei Gyrozetter) is in charge of the series scripts. Hideyuki Motohashi (Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas animation director, B’t X, Ceres: Celestial Legend, Fushigi Yugi) is designing the characters.
Masami Kurumada’s original mythological fantasy manga ran in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from 1985 to 1990, and it has over 34 million copies in print worldwide. The manga quickly inspired a 1986 television anime series that was popular not only in Japan, but also in France, Italy, other parts of Europe, Brazil, other parts of South and Central America, and Asia. The anime aired in more than 80 countries.
Saint Seiya Omega, a sequel to the first anime, aired from April 2012 to March 2014. A decade after the last Saint Seiya film, 2004’s Saint Seiya Tenkai-hen Jōsō ~Overture~, a new CG film directed by Keiichi Satou (Tiger & Bunny, Ashura) opened last June.
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