New Saiyuki TV Anime to Adapt Manga's 'Even a Worm' Arc
Cast members reprise their roles in upcoming LIDEN FILMS production
Kazuya Minekura's Saiyuki manga has made its way to the screen a few times in the past, and now it's getting ready to do so again in a new TV anime production. The latest has been revealed as Saiyuki Reload -ZEROIN-, which will adapt the manga's "Even a Worm" story arc.
The key cast members from previous Saiyuki anime—including Toshihiko Seki as Genjo Sanzo, Soichiro Hoshi as Son Goku, Hiroaki Hirata as Sha Gojyo, and Akira Ishida as Cho Hakkai—will reprise their roles in ZEROIN, with LIDEN FILMS handling animation production.
Frontier Works shared a teaser for the project:
Visual and logo by Minekura:
Crunchyroll streams the SAIYUKI RELOAD BLAST anime, and the original manga is now available in hardcover editions from Kodansha Comics. Here's how they describe it:
Genjo is a Buddhist priest in the city of Shangri-La, which is being ravaged by yokai spirits that have fallen out of balance with the natural order. His superiors send him on a journey far to the west to discover why this is happening and how to stop it. His companions are three yokai with human souls. But this is no day trip—the four will encounter many discoveries and horrors on the way, and on the road, Genjo will wonder … can he really trust his supernatural companions?
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