The second season of the animated Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac will debut this summer, but not on Netflix .
Recall that the first season was launched in 2019 on the platform, divided into two parts.
Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac – Battle for Sanctuary will be broadcast worldwide this summer by Crunchyroll , except in Asia where it will be available on the Chinese Iquiyi platform .
It is assumed that the series will not be dubbed but will only be subtitled.
The Twelve Houses
Battle for Sanctuary adapts the Sanctuary arch which narrates the battle at the Twelve Houses of the Zodiac between the Bronze Knights against the Golden ones. In Masami Kurumada ‘s comicthis arc begins with chapter 28 of volume 8 and ends with chapter 45 of volume 13. The work was published in Italy by Star Comics .
This arc was adapted for the big screen in the CGI animated feature Knights of the Zodiac – Legend of the Great Temple released in 2014.
The young warriors who protect the goddess Athena are known as the Knights of the Zodiac. A young orphan, Seiya, is destined to become the Pegasus Knight. Athena was born into our world, but this time she is marked by a dark prophecy that she should lose the war against Neptune and Hades, bringing about the end of the human race. Seiya stands up against this prophecy and goes to great lengths to protect the goddess at any cost. But now, a deadly arrow hit her in the heart. To save his life, Seiya will have to climb the Great Temple and defeat the legendary Golden Knights in just 12 hours. Will he succeed? And what will become of the dark prophecy should he succeed?
Director Yoshiharu Ashino wrote on his Facebook profile that further details would be revealed tomorrow at Anime Expo , but the site reports that the appointment has been canceled.
We asked Ashino if the appointment was therefore skipped, and he replied:
“There have been cancellations for other works. I don’t know why, but I heard that everything is fine “
Directed by Yoshiharu Ashino (Tweeny Witches, CROSS ANGE Rondo of Angel and Dragon), story editor and head writer Eugene Son (screenwriter of Duel Masters, B-Legend! Battle Bedaman), character designer Terumi Nishii (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable, Penguindrum), armor designer Takashi Okazaki (creator of the Afro Samurai manga, character designer Summer Wars).
Original voice actors:
The main voice actors are: Masakazu Morita (Pegasus Seiya); Takahiro Sakurai (Dragon Shiryū); Hiroaki Miura (Cygnus Hyōga); Satomi Satou (Andromeda Shun); Katsuyuki Konishi (Pheonix Ikki) and Fumiko Orikasa (Saori Kido).