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New CG Movie 'Saint Seiya: Legend of Sanctuary' Due Summer 2014

by symbv
Oct 29, 2013 12:31 AM | 18 Comments
Toei Animation announced today that the new anime movie for the "Saint Seiya" franchise is now due for theatrical release in early summer 2014. The movie will be done in CG and the title is "Saint Seiya: Legend of Sanctuary." It will cover the Sanctuary arc and will be directed by Satou Keiichi.

Saint Seiya was written by Kurumada Masami from 1986 to 1990 and has since spawned multiple spinoff manga, TV anime series, OVAs, movies, and even stage musicals. Kurumada Masami has taken up the role of Chief Producer for this movie. Kurumada commented, "'Legend of Seiya' started from here!"

Official movie website:

Source: Natalie, Mynavi

Previous related thread: CGI Anime Movie of Saint Seiya Announced

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Press Conference on November 1, 2013 featuring director and producer
- Featured a preview
- Chose to express in CG because it's 3D like figure, to show how energetic are the characters.

New visual:

Nov 2, 2013 12:39 AM by tsubasalover

I'll probably take a look at all of the Saint Seiya Anime soon.

Nov 1, 2013 8:45 AM by Tengai

Eeeerrrrr... Guys.... Am I the only one who think that:

This Rocks:

This is weird.... but still Rocks:

This is SHIT:

Seriously? We've waited all this time for a 3D 1st year student's work in progress?

Oct 30, 2013 11:00 AM by thepopol777

finally updates! been waiting forever

Oct 29, 2013 4:27 PM by Kazeshini

It'll probably look cool.

Oct 29, 2013 2:48 PM by RX-782

It should be worth a watch since it's based off the older series and not Omega.

Oct 29, 2013 11:12 AM by Hoppy

Zodiac Temple arc didnt need a remake, it was fine as it was, would have liked a remake of Elysium since the fight with Hades, Thantaos an Hypnos were lame
at least we get to see more Camus, Shaka, Aiolia an Saga
hopefully Toei d put more effort on this movie than what they did with Omega

Oct 29, 2013 11:08 AM by silversaint

I hope this looks as good as Advent Children.

This also reminds me that I still need to read the manga.

Oct 29, 2013 6:24 AM by malvarez1

Hope it does well. Nice to see the Sanctuary Arc again

Oct 29, 2013 5:55 AM by AnimeFan500

Not into CGI that much, but I love Gold Saints!
Hope the movie works out.

Oct 29, 2013 4:24 AM by shakeyourpup45

If the CG is like FFVII and Captain Harlock, why not? With its original creator as chief producer, I hope they don't mess this up one way or another.

Oct 29, 2013 3:01 AM by EasyGo-er

Why not; already saw everything in Saint Seiya but a new movie cant hurt.

Oct 29, 2013 2:49 AM by Go10

looks cool, a must-watch!

Oct 29, 2013 2:09 AM by pikeman1

I'll have to look into it, haven't really ever gotten around to watching Saint Seiya.

Oct 29, 2013 1:13 AM by Minagatachi

A bit of new info. that not sure if it's worth it: "The technology that used for the CG has 3D effect." (I'm not so sure if I translated that correctly)
From another article on Anime!Anime!

Oct 29, 2013 12:50 AM by tsubasalover

Really cool if it will be a reboot, I wanted to watch the series for some time but the original it's too long and I don't have time to marathon it.

Oct 29, 2013 12:37 AM by SymbolicLayer

j0x said:
i heard its a reboot so newbie to the series will not need to watch the previous saint seiya series
Right, the Zodiac Temples Chapter was already covered in TV series I believe.

Also the MAL DB puts the airing date as July 2014 but so far the announcement only says "Early summer", so please beware.

Oct 29, 2013 12:34 AM by symbv

i heard its a reboot so newbie to the series will not need to watch the previous saint seiya series

Oct 29, 2013 12:32 AM by deg

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