Recently, the official Twitter account for the anime Saiyuki Reload -ZEROIN- posted the full trailer for the film. Accordingly, the anime Saiyuuki Reload -ZEROIN- is scheduled to be released in January 2022. The film’s content is adapted from the “Even a Worm” arc in the original series by author Kazuya Minekura.
— 【2022年1月放映】TVアニメ「最遊記RELOAD -ZEROIN-」公式 (@saiyuki_re) August 29, 2021
The newly announced cast members include:
- Kouichi Toochika as Hazel Grouse, a bishop from the west, and an important person in the plot
- Rikiya Koyama as Gatti “Gat” Nenehawk, who works with Hazel
- Houchu Ohtsuka as Ni Jianyi, a Sanzo practitioner with Muten Sutra and a scientist on the same side as Gyumaoh
LIDEN FILMS will produce the anime project Saiyuuki Reload -ZEROIN-, the four main actors who participated in previous anime projects: Saiyuuki, Saiyuuki Reload, Saiyuuki Gunlock, and Saiyuuki Reload Blast will continue to return to this project, including:
- Toshihiko Seki as Genjo Sanzo
- Soichiro Hoshi as Son Goku
- Hiroaki Hirata as Sha Gojyo
- Akira Ishida as Cho Hakkai
Saiyuuki fantasy manga released in 1997 is inspired by the Chinese novel Journey to the West. A sequel titled Saiyuki Reload Blast was released in Ichijinsha’s Comic Zero Sum in 2009, but in 2013 the series was delayed due to female artist Minekura’s health problems. The entire manga series has 25 million copies sold worldwide.