With Netflix expanding their anime reach it was clear that the streaming service would start to recreate a number of legendary animation titles. With that said Netflix and Toei Animation will now bring Saint Seiya back to life, with a new CG anime remake. However, that is not all, with Japanese animator Terumi Nishii being the one left in charge of character design for the new Saint Seiya, which originally ran from 1986 to 1989.
Nishii is known for her work as animation director and character designer for JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unthinkable. As a result, the remake of Saint Seiya may look quite similar to JoJo's Bizarre Adventures, with Nishii already releasing some early sketches of Saint Seiya. However, this sketch of hers was drawn a while back by the illustrator as fan art, however, it can act as a rough indication of what Netflix's Saint Seiya project may look like.
In the image above that Nishii posted on Instagram, fans can see Pegasus Seiya and Ophiuchus Shaina, two of Saint Seiya's main characters. Saint Seiya story follows a group of warriors known as "Saints." These warriors are assigned with the task of protecting the reincarnated Athena, who is constantly in danger from the other Greek Gods who are determined to rule the world.
The new Netflix remake if titled Knights of the Zodiac: Saint Seiya, however, an official release date is yet to be announced. Although, fans will be happy to hear that the first season will contain 12 episodes, each being 3o minutes long. According to reports, the remake will follow the Galaxy War arc to the silver Saint arc. This will truly bring a nostalgic feeling to all the anime fans that grew up with Saint Seiya, with fans already excited to see the new Saint Seiya, which originally ended almost 30 years ago.