Spin-off anime Saintia Shou revealed 3rd key visual today. In the visual, Ioria of Leo (Leo) and Miki of Scorpio (Scorpion) appear. Masami Kurumada is the author and Chimaki Kuori is the illustrator of this anime. Champion RED magazine has serialized the manga since August 2013. It was also announced that Toei Animation will be producing the anime.
Saint Seiya: Saintia Shou Key Visuals
Saint Seiya: Saintia Shou Synopsis
In ancient times a group of dedicated men fought to protect Athena, the Goddess of Wisdom and War. These men were extremely powerful since they could command the power of the Cosmos from within themselves. Saints were brave mystical warriors who fought wearing sacred armors. In the present day, a new generation of saints are due to come forth. Their aim is to secure the Sacred Armor of Pegasus. Consequently, they have to face off dangerous enemies.
The latest adaptation of this series takes place at the end of the civil war. We have girls who pledge to protect the goddess of war and wisdom. Hence, the girls go through perils and fierce fights as they mature into young warriors.
What You Can Expect
The character art looks good and the story seems interesting too. Since this has been a popular God Worrier series, I expect the upcoming season to do well. Yet, with all the amazing anime coming out this year, the series may lose out overall. Moreover, the fights with swords and brute power might not capture the views imagination as much as one would expect. Also, I fear the plot will be disappointing or average at best. It can turn out to be its biggest flaw. Without fresh and exciting action scenes the anime would definitely not do well. I hope the author manages to include a few surprises to make this an interesting watch.