Months after Crunchyroll first simulcast Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac – Battle for Sanctuary on the streaming service, Japan will finally be able to watch the battle of the saints. All twelve episodes of Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac – Battle for Sanctuary will air on various streaming services in Japan from January 1, 2023. There is also a new preview trailer for it. [Thanks, Famitsu!]
The show uses 3DCG throughout. It focuses on the story of Seiya, a young orphan who must fight the Twelve Gold Knights in order to save Athena’s life. Seiya is a Bronze Saint and he only has twelve hours to complete this task or else Athena will die. Chronologically, this takes place after the first Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac show, which first appeared on Netflix in 2019 and 2020.
You can watch the trailer for Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac – Battle for Sanctuary here:
Saint Seiya first appeared in Weekly Shonen Jump in 1986 and ran until 1990. As of 2022, there are over 50 million copies of the manga in circulation. Both the manga and the show are incredibly popular and influential. For example, it is a direct inspiration for Mobile Suit Gundam Wing.
Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac – Battle for Sanctuary will stream in Japan on services such as Hulu and U-Next from January 1, 2023. Other territories can readily watch it on Crunchyroll.