Toei Previews SAINT SEIYA: LEGEND OF SANCTUARY
CG Anime Film to Open in Early Summer 2014
Source: Toei Co., Ltd.
Official Site: saintseiya2014.com (Japan)
The Seiya legend began here…
Toei has released advance images from their upcoming computer animated theatrical feature SAINT SEIYA: LEGEND OF SANCTUARY (聖闘士星矢 LEGEND of SANCTUARY, Seinto Seiya Legend of Sanctuary). The film will open in Japanese cinemas in early summer 2014.
LEGEND OF SANCTUARY is the sixth movie — but the first CG film — based on Masami Kurumada’s manga Saint Seiya. Originally serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from January 1986 to December 1990, the series was later collected in 28 volumes. Toei adapted the manga in an animated series which aired on TV Asahi from October 11, 1986 to April 1, 1989. The SAINT SEIYA anime continued with theatrical films, an OVA series, and the current TV series, SAINT SEIYA OMEGA (聖闘士星矢Ω（セイントセイヤオメガ）, Seinto Seiya Omega).
The new film is based on an original story by Masami Kurumada and focuses on Sanctuary, the hidden realm ruled by Athena that strives to maintain peace on Earth. The screenplay was written by Tomohiro Suzuki (TIGER & BUNNY). SAINT SEIYA: LEGEND OF SANCTUARY is directed by Keiichi Sato, whose credits include TIGER & BUNNY (タイガー＆バニー, Taigaa & Banii, 2011) and the anime film ASURA (アシュラ, Ashura, 2012).
SAINT SEIYA: LEGEND OF SANCTUARY
Release Date: Early Summer 2014
Original Story ・ Executive Producer: Masami Kurumada
Director: Keiichi Sato
Screenplay: Tomohiro Suzuki
Production Company: Toei Animation Co., Ltd.
Distributor: Toei Company, Ltd.
Sales Company: Toei Company, Ltd.
About Toei Company, Ltd.
Established in 1951, Toei Company is not only producing and distributing films, but it is also one of the major exhibitors in Japan. The company owns two film studios located in Tokyo and Kyoto. The films produced cover wide range of genres, exceeding 20,000 titles.