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Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac – Battle for Sanctuary – Streaming This Summer

Netflix's Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac

Toei Animation and Crunchyroll came out together for a big announcement: their CG anime Knights of the Zodiac: Saint Seiya is receiving a second season! The first season launched in 2019 and consisted of twelve episodes, adapting the manga from the Galaxian Wars arc to the Silver Saints arc. The second season has been given the title Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac – Battle for Sanctuary –. A short trailer was also revealed with this announcement.

The anime is an adaptation of the Saint Seiya (Knights of the Zodiac) manga created by Masami Kurumada. Crunchyroll will stream this anime around the world, except for in Asia.

This description was given:

“The young warriors who protect the goddess Athena are known as the Knights of the Zodiac. One young orphan, Seiya, is destined to become the Pegasus Knight. Athena has been born into this world, but this time under a dark prophecy that she will lose the war against Poseidon and Hades, and lead mankind to ruin. Seiya stands up against the prophecy, willing to protect her at all cost. But now a god-killer arrow has struck her heart. To save her life, Seiya must ascend Sanctuary and defeat twelve legendary Gold Knights – and he only has twelve hours to do it. Will he make it? And what will happen to the dark prophecy if he succeeds?”

We don’t yet know if the same cast and crew will be involved. For the first season, the anime was directed by Yoshiharu Ashino of Tweeny Witches. Eugene Son, who previously worked on Duel Masters, was both the head writer and story editor. Character design came courtesy of Terumi Nishii, who also worked on JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable.

Are you interested in the second season of this anime?

Source: ANN, Crunchyroll


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