Knights of the Zodiac - Exclusive Trailer (2023) Mackenyu, Famke Janssen, Sean Bean

Here’s the official synopsis: “Seiya (Mackenyu), a headstrong street teen, spends his time fighting for cash while he searches for his abducted sister. When one of his fights unwittingly taps into mystical powers he never knew he had, Seiya finds himself thrust into a world of warring saints, ancient magical training, and a reincarnated goddess who needs his protection. If he’s to survive, he will need to embrace his destiny and sacrifice everything to take his rightful place among the Knights of the Zodiac.”


I’m not going to lie, I’m not getting great vibes from this film. It feels like it’s been rejiggered for Western audiences, which, sure, often sounds like it would be the best path to a film’s success, but when it’s an anime adaptation, it often diminishes the source material. And, again, Knights of the Zodiac was never very popular here, making me wonder why it was an English-language production in the first place.

Knights of the Zodiac comes to American theaters on May 12.

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