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HIDIVE to Simulcast Saiyuki RELOAD: ZEROIN Anime

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The latest installment of the Saiyuki series is on the way to TV in Japan as part of the Winter 2022 season in January, and it’s also coming to HIDIVE. Sentai Filmworks announced the license of Saiyuki RELOAD: ZEROIN, with plans to stream it exclusively on HIDIVE and release it on home video at a later date.

Misato Takada (episode director on Blade of the Immortal) is at the helm for this one at LIDEN FILMS, and the cast includes Toshihiko Seki as Genjo Sanzo, Soichiro Hoshi as Son Goku, Akira Ishida as Cho Hakkai, Hiroaki Hirata as Sha Gojyo, Koichi Tochika as Hazel, and Rikiya Koyama as Gat.

Here’s how Sentai describes the new series, which adapts the “Even a Worm” arc from Kazuya Minekura’s manga:

When the monstrous Gyumaoh was defeated by the war god Nataku Taishi and imprisoned in Houtou Castle, an era of peace began in the land of Togenkyo. Now, hundreds of years later, those seeking to resurrect Gyumaoh have unleashed a plague upon the world. The wave of negative power generated by his attempted resurrection has driven youkai to the brink of insanity. To save humanity from violent slaughter, Kanzeon Bosatsu sends Son Goku, Genjo Sanzo, Sha Gojyo, and Cho Hakkai to the west in order to prevent Gyumaoh from rising once again.

Source: Sentai Filmworks