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The second season of the saga finally arrives on Crunchyroll!

Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac - Battle for Sanctuary -


The sprawling tale of Masami Kuramada's classic shonen manga Saint Seiya continues on the screen with Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac - Battle for Sanctuary -, and it all starts today! In addition to the original Japanese language version of the recently-revealed second season, English- and Spanish-dubbed versions are all launching at the same time, so read on for more on what this one is about before you check it out for yourself!


Official Website







Launch Info


Airdate: July 31

Territories: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS

Show Page


Official Trailers 






The young warriors who protect the goddess Athena are known as the Knights of the Zodiac. One young orphan, Seiya, is destined to become the Pegasus Knight. Athena has been born into this world, but this time under a dark prophecy that she will lose the war against Poseidon and Hades, and lead mankind to ruin. Seiya stands up against the prophecy, willing to protect her at all cost. But now a god-killer arrow has struck her heart. To save her life, Seiya must ascend Sanctuary and defeat twelve legendary Gold Knights - and he only has twelve hours to do it. Will he make it? And what will happen to the dark prophecy if he succeeds?


Characters and Cast


From Season 1:


Athena / Saori Kido

Japanese VA: Fumiko Orikasa (Rukia Kuchiki in Bleach)



Pegasus Seiya

Japanese VA: Masakazu Morita (Ichigo Kurosaki in Bleach)



Andromeda Shun

Japanese VA: Satomi Satou (Wendy in Fairy Tail)



Cygnus Hyoga

Japanese VA: Hiroaki Miura (Ryo Utagawa in World Trigger)



Phoenix Ikki

Japanese VA: Katsuyuki Konishi (Tengen Uzui in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba)



Dragon Shiryu

Japanese VA: Takahiro Sakurai (Suguru Geto in JUJUTSU KAISEN)








From Season 1:


Original Creator

Masami Kurumada



Yoshiharu Ashino (D.Gray-man HALLOW)


Character Design

Terumi Nishii (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable)


Cloth Design

Takashi Okazaki



Yoshihiro Ike


Animation Producer

Atsushi Nojima

Yohei Hamada



Mutsumi Takemiya



Toei Animation


Additional Info


Masami Kurumada's original Saint Seiya manga launched in the pages of Weekly Shonen Jump magazine back in 1986, where it ran until 1990 and was ultimately collected in 28 volumes. Toei Animation first brought it to the screen in a popular TV anime adaptation that ran for 114 episodes from 1986 to 1989, and it has since inspired many other anime adaptations, as well as musicals, video games and more.


You can also stream Saint Seiya Omega, Saint Seiya The Lost Canvas, Saint Seiya - Soul of Gold and Saint Seiya Saintia Sho right here on Crunchyroll.




Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his comics at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox.

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