The film, Saint Seiya : Legend of Sanctuary is an adaptation from Masami Kurumada’s original Saint Seiya (Knights of the Zodiac) manga. The manga itself began in 1986 and ended in 1990 for a total of 28 volumes. The series was published in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine.
To date, the series has sold over 34 million copies in Japan. An anime adaptation of the series ran from October 1986 till April 1989.
The anime was produced by Toei Animation and won the 1987 Animage Anime Grand Prix prize. Since then, the series had several adaptations, including 2 light novels, a series of traditional animated films, various spin-off, a prequel and sequel manga, a 2012 anime series titled Saint Seiya Omega that ended recently, and various video games and merchandise.
To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the series, Saint Seiya : Legend of Sanctuary has been rendered in 3D CGI.
Kidou Saori is a young girl troubled by her mysterious powers. She is saved by Seiya from an assassin sent to kill her. Saori then learns she is the reincarnation of the God-dess Athena with Seiya being one of her 88 Saints. Upon learning of her destiny, she heads to the Sanctuary to wage war against its Pope.
Seiya, alongside fellow Bronze Saints Hyouga, Shiryuu, Shun, and Ikki must pass through the twelve Zodiac Temples in Athena’s Sanctuary in twelve hours, in order to save their goddess Athena from imminent death. They must confront each of the twelve Gold Saints that guard each of the temples in order to reach the cure that will save Athena.
Saint Seiya : Legend of Sanctuary
聖闘士星矢 Legend of Sanctuary (Japanese)
Release Date: Opens on 09 October 2014 (Thursday)
Runtime: 93 mins
Rating: PG 13 Some Violence
Language: Japanese Dub with English & Mandarin
Director: Keiichi Satou
Cast (Voice Cast)
Kaito Ishikawa as Pegasus Seiya
Ayaka Sasaki as Saori Kido/Athena
Daisuke Namikawa as Aquarius Camus
Go Inoue as Leo Aiolia
If you can’t wait any longer anymore catch the sneak preview on 4 October 2014!
Booking information will be updated for booking on Cathay Cineplexes website so do check out on it often. Limited seat are available only so grab them quick before they are gone. Attendees will also getting limited edition Saint Seiya premiums.
Saint Seiya : Legend of Sanctuary (Sneak Preview Screening)
Date: Saturday 4 October 2014
Location: Orchard Cineleisure, Hall 6
Time: 3pm & 5pm show only
All attendees of the sneak preview screening will be given special limited premiums.
1) Saint Seiya Mini Saint Cloth box (Tin Box) + 1 crusade card ( Limited sets only)
2) Saint Seiya A5 sized plastic folder
3) Saint Seiya A2 sized poster
4) Saint Seiya paperbag
General screening of the movie will begin on 9 October 2014 in Cathay Cineplexes Premiums will also be given away with every purchase of Saint Seiya : Legend of Sanctuary tickets depending on when you will be watching the movie.
Week 1: Saint Seiya : Legend of Sanctuary A2 sized Poster
(9 Oct – 15 Oct)
Week 2: Saint Seiya : Legend of Sanctuary A5 sized Plastic folder
(16 Oct – 22 Oct)
Week 3: Saint Seiya : Legend of Sanctuary Paperbag
(23 Oct – 29 Oct)