Reside-action anime diversifications are a sensitive topic relating to the anime group. Ghost in The Shell, Cowboy Bebop, and Dragon Ball: Evolution are some examples of live-action takes that weren’t acquired nicely by the fan group, whereas the likes of Rurouni Kenshin and Alita: Battle Angel have been capable of flip the tide in a way. Now, later this 12 months, a brand new entry within the live-action anime adaptation roster will hit theaters in Knights of the Zodiac, which has dropped a brand new trailer to offer followers a greater take a look at Seiya and firm.

Saint Seiya, aka Knights of the Zodiac, has had a protracted historical past within the anime world, with the manga first debuting in 1986 due to Shonen Bounce. Whereas the sequence has spawned fairly a number of anime diversifications, this Knights of the Zodiac film would be the first time that it has hit the large display through a live-action adaptation. Whereas the film will hit theaters in Japan subsequent month, followers in North America can anticipate the knights to hit the silver display on Could twelfth, so be sure you mark your calendars if you wish to see Saint Seiya on the large display.

Knights of the Zodiac Trailer

The brand new trailer options Mackenyua, the actor that shall be portraying Seiya, entrance and heart. For many who may not know, Mackenyu has fairly a historical past relating to bringing anime characters to life. Within the Fullmetal Alchemist live-action films, the actor performed the function of Scar and within the Rurouni Kenshin movies, he took on the function of Enishi. After all, maybe the largest function that Mackenyu will see this 12 months is not from Saint Seiya, however somewhat, his tackle Roronoa Zoro in Netflix’s upcoming One Piece tv sequence.

For those who aren’t aware of the unique story of Saint Seiya, or desire a look into the breakdown for the upcoming live-action adaptation, Sony has launched an official description of the movie, “Seiya (Mackenyu), a headstrong road teen, spends his time preventing for money whereas he searches for his kidnapped sister. When one in every of his fights unwittingly faucets into mystical powers he by no means knew he had, Seiya finds himself thrust right into a world of warring saints, historic magical coaching, and a reincarnated goddess who wants his safety. If he is to outlive, he might want to embrace his future and sacrifice every part to take his rightful place among the many Knights of the Zodiac.”