Reside-action variations of beloved anime franchises might be fairly hit and miss. Whereas the live-action Rurouni Kenshin motion pictures is perhaps the gold normal, different entries comparable to Dragon Ball Evolution and Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop have not obtained the identical widespread acclaim. Now, Sony Photos is as soon as once more diving into this acquainted territory with its newest film that has simply hit theaters, Knights of the Zodiac, which makes an attempt to introduce the Saint Seiya franchise to a brand new era.

Previous to the movie’s launch in theaters, we right here at had the chance to talk with the celebs of the movie, as actor Diego Tinoco broke down his position whereas additionally sharing his family’s hilarious recommendation for the person who performs the Phoenix Knight, “I wasn’t acquainted with this anime particularly, however I grew up with Dragon Ball Z. I used to be conscious of how huge of an impression it had on me and the way huge of an impression anime has on tradition as a complete. Once I known as my household again in South America and Mexico, they let me know, ‘You are taking part in an iconic superhero, do not miss this up!'”

Theaters of The Zodiac

The Official Twitter Account for Knights of the Zodiac unfold the phrase that the film is now in theaters in North America, because the movie hit Japanese theaters final month. Whereas the movie takes followers into a brand new iteration of the Saint Seiya universe, a brand new anime adaptation hasn’t been confirmed. Contemplating the recognition of the shonen franchise, it does not appear as if this would be the final we see of the anime figures.

For those who want a refresher on the story of the newest live-action anime adaptation, here is how Sony Photos describes The Knights of Zodiac, “Produced by Toei Animation and based mostly on the worldwide anime sensation, Knights of the Zodiac brings the Saint Seiya saga to the large display in live-action for the primary time. Seiya (Mackenyu), a headstrong road teen, spends his time preventing for money whereas he searches for his kidnapped sister. When certainly one 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.”