Maybe just acting on impulse, this animation was led to birth by my long-cherished wish.
I’ve been in great fond of Saint Seiya since I was a child. I was deeply moved by the story, just like blazed flares flowing inside myself. This is unable to forget even after so many years.
When I saw the animation produced by French Saint Seiya fans with their amazing spirits, I believe the power of Saint Seiya fans is inexhaustible! It is said that animation helped to bring ‘Saint Seiya Hades Chapter - Sanctuary’ into reality. Then, the impulse deep in my heart told me: how exciting it would be if I could draw the heroes and animate them on the screen! But last August, the news that the second part of Hades Chapter Inferno was in progress, which should be a good thing to Saint Seiya fans, cut the ground from under my feet. Compared with the animation produced by TOEI, I can only make a miniature of the great story. I think my effort would be drowned by response to the official animation. Since lots of preparations have been done, I convinced myself to make up the determination of this short animation, which would at least be an effort of my own.
In the following several months, I made every frame of this minutes-long animation all by myself. Without any help, I drew the shining armor again and again. Busy at work, I can only make the frames and drawings back home at late nights. It seems quite stupid to do so at that time that the strain of the work nearly led to the complete breakdown of my health. Perhaps this is the devotion of Saint Seiya fans.
Later in the October, ??(ayam) joined me and we formed the SY’STEAM studio, which gave me strong impetus. It is impossible to complete this animation without him and I want to make a deep bow to ayan.
In this minutes-long animation, maybe no great shakes, maybe not perfect, maybe it still needs improvements in several places. But these few minutes contain all our efforts. The difficulties of creation are best known by ourselves.
Finally, I would like to say thanks to those friends who helped us. This animation could only be brought about with your warm encouragements.