Sentai Filmworks has announced that it has acquired the exclusive rights to the Saiyuki Reload: Zeroin anime, the latest installment in the legendary Saiyuki franchise, for release on streaming and home video. Sentai will simulcast the series on HIDIVE during the Winter 2022 anime season for audiences in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Latin America, Spain, Portugal, Turkey, Scandinavia and the Netherlands.
When the monstrous Gyumaoh was defeated by the war god Nataku Taishi and imprisoned in Houtou Castle, an era of peace began in the land of Togenkyo. Now, hundreds of years later, those seeking to resurrect Gyumaoh have unleashed a plague upon the world. The wave of negative power generated by his attempted resurrection has driven youkai to the brink of insanity. To save humanity from violent slaughter, Kanzeon Bosatsu sends Son Goku, Genjo Sanzo, Sha Gojyo, and Cho Hakkai to the west in order to prevent Gyumaoh from rising once again.
Saiyuki Reload: Zeroin adapts the “Even a Worm” arc from the Saiyuki Reload manga by Kazuya Minekura. The manga has 25 million copies in circulation around the world. The anime series is produced by LIDEN FILMS and directed by Misato Takada. J-rock group GRANRODEO returns to perform the series’ theme song, “Kami mo Hotoke mo.”
The series stars Toshihiko Seki as Genjo Sanzo, Soichiro Hoshi as Son Goku, Akira Ishida as Cho Hakkai, Hiroaki Hirata as Sha Gojyo, Koichi Tochika as Hazel and Rikiya Koyama as Gat.
In addition to Saiyuki Reload: Zeroin, Sentai has acquired Saiyuki Gaiden OVA – Kouga no Chapter, an OVA adapting Chapters 11-13 of Saiyuki Gaiden that expands the worldbuilding and lore of the series.
Sentai will stream Saiyuki Reload: Zeroin exclusively on HIDIVE with a home video release to follow.
Source: Sentai Filmworks