The Animax website has updated with a listing for the Saintia Shō anime series, which reveals some new cast members for the upcoming series.
The new cast members include:
- Ayana Taketatsu: Erda
- Suzuko Mimori: Xiaoling
- Yukiko Morishita: Katya
The new cast members will join the previously revealed cast, which consists of:
- Aina Suzuki: Shōko
- M.A.O: Kyōko
- Inori Minase: Saori
- Megumi Nakajima: Mii
In addition, the site revealed that the series will also premiere on the SkyPer! Anime Set channel on Japan’s Amazon Prime Video service on December 10 at 7 PM JST. The series will later premiere on Animax on December 24 and on the dAnimax channel on dTV on January 5. The series will also be available on the “Animax on PlayStation” app also on December 10, however it is stated that first three episodes will have the same schedule as the SkyPer! Anime Set airings.
Seven Seas Entertainment, who licensed the manga, provided an official description.
In the wake of a space-wide civil war instigated by Saga–the Gemini Gold Saint–a new team of Saints comes together with the goal of protecting their goddess Athena. This first all-woman team of armored warriors, powered by the Zodiac, will use their cunning, strength, and compassion to defend their worlds and oppose their very destinies.
The manga is set immediately after the main storyline’s Sanctuary arc after the defeat of Gemini Saga from Masami Kurumada’s original Saint Seiya manga, but before the Poseidon arc. However, whereas the original manga followed a boy named Seiya and other Saints who fight to protect the goddess Athena, the new series follows a female “Saintia” named Shō who fights evil deities to protect Athena.