Kazuya Minekura’s “Saiyuki” manga series is getting a new TV anime series titled “Saiyuki Reload -ZEROIN-”. The new anime will follow the manga’s “Even a Worm” arc. A new teaser visual and video are revealed for the announcement.
LIDEN FILMS, the studio that produced “The Heroic Legend of Arslan,” “Woodpecker Detective’s Office,” and “Cells at Work! Code Black,” is animating the series.
The four main cast members from the previous “Saiyuki,” “Saiyuki Reload,” “Saiyuki Gunlock,” and “Saiyuki Reload Blast” TV anime are reprising their roles. Houchu Ohtsuka will also be joining the cast.
Saiyuki is the story of four punk-like heroes: the monk Genjyo Sanzo, the monkey king Son Goku, the half-demon Sha Gojyo, and the man who turned into a demon Cho Hakkai. They have been dispatched by the Sanbutsushin (the Three Aspects of Buddha, who relay the orders of heaven) to travel to India to stop the possible resurrection of the Ox-Demon-King, Gyumaoh.
Along the way they are beset by inept assassins, bad weather, and their own tragic personal pasts. Meanwhile, the villains, two unlikely confidants, Gyokumen Koushou and a mad scientist, Dr. Nii Jianyi, continue their attempts to restore the long-dead king. These experiments, a forbidden mixture of science and magic, spawn the “Minus Wave”, infecting all of the demons in Shangri-La with madness, shattering the fragile peace that once existed between humans and demons.
■ Genjo Sanzo (玄奘三蔵) – CV: Toshihiko Seki (関 俊彦)
■ Son Goku (孫悟空) – CV: Sōichiro Hoshi (保志総一朗)
■ Sha Gojyo (沙悟浄) – CV: Hiroaki Hirata (平田広明)
■ Cho Hakkai (猪八戒) – CV: Akira Ishida (石田 彰)
■ Houchu Ohtsuka (大塚芳忠)
▍Collaboration with “100 Sleeping Princes & the Kingdom of Dreams”
“Saiyuki” also confirms a collaboration with otome mobile game “100 Sleeping Princes & the Kingdom of Dreams” (夢王国と眠れる100人の王子様). Genjo Sanzo, Son Goku, Sha Gojyo and Cho Hakkai will be the collaboration characters. Login the game during 13th ~ 31st January can obtain Son Goku as rewards.