The official YouTube channel for Netflix Japan began streaming a teaser trailer for the 2nd part of the first season of Knights of the Zodiac: Saint Seiya the CG anime. The anime series is a remake of Saint Seiya (Knights of the Zodiac) manga series by Masami Kurumada. The first part
Netflix first revealed the Saint Seiya remake at its “Netflix Anime Slate 2017” event. The anime’s first 12-episode season began streaming on July 19, 2019. The series features the story from the Galaxian Wars to Silver Saints arcs of the manga. The second part will have eight episodes.
Knights of the Zodiac: Saint Seiya is produced by Toei Animation and is being directed by Yoshiharu Ashino (Tweeny Witches, CROSS ANGE Rondo of Angel and Dragon). Eugene Son (Duel Masters, B-Legend! Battle Bedaman) is writing the show’s script, and Terumi Nishii (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable, Penguindrum) is designing the characters.
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.
Masami Kurumada launched Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac (Seinto Seiya) in Weekly Shōnen Jump from 1986 to 1990. The manga’s anime series adaptation by Toei Animation ran from 1986 to 1989.