Announced during the recent Netflix Tokyo press conference, the streaming giant will now be carrying the new CG adaptation of the iconic mythology/fighting series Saint Seiya, which is also known as Knights of the Zodiac. The addition to Netflix’s service coincides with the renewed push for the legendary franchise, which celebrated its 30th anniversary last year and has managed to build an impressive library of content over various mediums, including anime, manga, merchandise, and video games.
The official description of Knights of the Zodiac: Saint Seiya:
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. The series is comprised of 12 episodes and is produced by Toei Animation.
Based on Original Stories and Characters Created by: Masami Kurumada
Director: Yoshiharu Ashino(D.Gray-man Hallow)
Story Editor & Head Writer: Eugene Son (Duel Masters)
Character Design: Terumi Nishii (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable)
Armor Design: Takashi Okazaki (Afro Samurai)