Saint Seiya Movie Premiere Collects Over $2.4M
Based on the original manga series Saint Seiya, which was released from 1986 to 1990, the latest Saint Seiya movie just premiered in several countries all around the world. Moreover, it seems to have had a very successful opening weekend. Check out the results this live-action achieved so far, as well as the release dates for the U.S. and Europe.
Saint Seiya Movie Achieves Successful Opening Weekend Worldwide
The upcoming Saint Seiya movie is one of the most anticipated live-action adaptations of the 1980s popular manga series. With the latest and modern CGI technologies, it’s going to be the best adaptation so far.
Moreover, the movie will cover the origin story of Seiya. He is the hero of the franchise with a mysterious power titled Cosmo within him. When Seiya discovers his powers, he stumbles upon Sienna, a young girl who is also struggling to control her powers.
The two, from then on, join forces. Sean Bean will portray Alman Kido, the mysterious man who recruits Seiya as a Knight. Moreover, this movie is only the beginning. The Saint Seiya movie is going to turn into a six-piece franchise.
In addition to the live-action, Crunchyroll created an anime adaptation of the popular 1980s manga in 2019. Season 2 also dropped in 2022, while season 3 is officially on its way! Yoshiharu Ashino serves as the anime director. The upcoming Saint Seiya movie will basically serve as the prequel story for anime season 1.
U.S. And Europe Release Dates for Seiya Live-Action
While the Saint Seiya movie just hit many theatres worldwide, the movie opened in countries such as Japan, Mexico, Kenya, Romania, Brazil, and the countries of Latin America. Moreover, the rest of the world is yet to see the live-action.
The Japanese premiere collected a whopping $2.4 million, which is a lot of money for a manga live-action adaptation. When it comes to the rest of the world, here are the official release dates.
Firstly, the Saint Seiya movie is coming to the U.S. on May 12th, 2023. In addition, countries such as Nigeria and Poland are also going to see it in theatres on this date. German viewers can see the movie from May 16th, while it will premiere in France on May 24th. The rest of the world will be able to watch the Saint Seiya movie from May 25th to July 28th, 2023, depending on the country you live in.
When it comes to the cast, Mackenyu will star as Saint Seiya. Moreover, Madison Iseman, Sean Bean, Mark Dacascos, and Famke Janssen will join the main cast. The world-renowned Polish creator Tomasz Baginski will sit in the director’s chair. Matt Stuecken and Josh Campbell will serve as the scriptwriters.
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