Toei Plans Big Screen "Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiak"

13 minute promo of CG animated feature planned for July 2013

In addition to promoting the March 2013 Dragon Ball Z anime movie, the big Toei talk out of international TV and entertainment trade show MIPCOM was that a theatrical CG animated Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiak is in the works. Toei Animation chairman Kozo Morishita is promising that movie that is a "top-level budget and will be delivered in S3D and CGI 3D."

 

Morishita  added that "in Japan, audiences are not yet fond of stereostropic films but it's crucial to provide a 3D version for territories like China."

 

On making a movie, then possibly following it up with a TV series, he said

"In the past we'd produced a TV series first and then a film, but we've found that delivering a movie before embarking on a series is a great way to test the appetite of audience and limit risks."

 

Toei Animation will produce a 13-minute promo before the end of the year and is hoping the production will be completed in July 2013. Toei is also in talks with video game companies for tie-ins to the relaunch of the long running fighting manga/anime franchise.

 

via Variety

 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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