Crunchyroll has added a second new announcement today for its spring 2012 anime simulcast line-up with new shows, this one coming from Toei Animation with Saint Seiya Omega. The franchise has been on the upswing for a bit now and Crunchyroll previously streamed the last series that ran, so it’s not too much of a surprise to see them grab this. The new series is being directed by Morio Hatano and will be available in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. The start date for this series for when it will go live has not been announced yet, but Crunchyroll will update on that later.
Plot Concept: Saints are champions of hope who have always appeared since the Age of Myth whenever evil threatens the world. They would clad themselves in armor called Cloths, and fight to protect Athena, the goddess who rules the world’s surface. Seiya the Pegasus Saint has saved Athena many times, and while he and his friends are Bronze Saints, which is the lowest rank, their battles have been passed down as legend. The god of war and guardian of his namesake planet, Mars, was once sealed away by Seiya, but time has passed and his revival is at hand. Meanwhile, Saori Kido (Athena) is raising the boy Kouga, whose life Seiya saved, and he’s been training every day to become a Saint in order to prepare for the coming crisis… Unaware of his destiny, when Kouga awakens to the power of his Cosmo hidden inside him, the curtain will rise upon the legend of a new Saint!