Toei Animation Partners With Streaming Platforms Across Europe To Deliver Saint Seiya Saintia Sho – The Exciting New Spin-Off Of The Long-Running Saint Seiya Series
Debut Episode Confirmed To Launch On December 10
PARIS (December 7, 2018) — Toei Animation Europe has confirmed deals with SVOD and television platforms across Europe to simulcast the long-awaited debut Saint Seiya Saintia Sho, the brand new spin-off of the original Saint Seiya series.
On December 10, Saint Seiya Saintia Sho’s launch will simulcast on SVOD platforms ADN (France and French-speaking territories), Wakanim (France, Germany and Russia) and Crunchyroll (EMEA). The series will also be available on television through the anime-focused pay TV Mangas (France and French-speaking territories). The special simulcast allows Europe to view the debut episode shortly after it airs in Japan, enabling fans to catch up with the Japanese audiences. Moving forward, episodes will air every Monday.
“We are excited that Europeans viewers will join with Japan in experiencing the next chapter of Saint Seiya,” said Ryuji Kochi, President of Toei Animation Europe. “Our office is committed to Europe’s many Toei Animation fans. It was our goal from the start to make sure they had front row seats to Saint Seiya history by establishing partnerships with great broadcasting platforms.”
Saint Seiya Saintia Sho is set immediately after the conclusion of Saint Seiya and promises to address the burning question fans have speculated about for years — What were the Gold Saints and Athena truly up to as the dramatic events of the series unfolded? Told from the point of view of the Saintias, an exciting new cast of female characters, Saint Seiya Saintia Sho promises to not only be a memorable tribute to past adventures, but send fans on an epic journey full of surprises.
About Toei Animation Europe
With headquarters in Tokyo and sales offices in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Paris, Toei Animation ranks amongst the world’s most prolific animation production studios. Toei Animation’s operations include animation development and production, and worldwide marketing and program licensing. Founded in 2004, Toei Animation Europe is in charge of the distribution and exploitation of Toei Animation’s animated series in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Among its most famous series: Captain Harlock, Dragon Ball, Saint Seiya, Sailor Moon, and One Piece.
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