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Saint Seiya

Saint Seiya

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Knights of the Zodiac, Zodiac Knights
Japanese: 聖闘士星矢(セイントセイヤ)

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 114
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 11, 1986 to Apr 1, 1989
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.011 (scored by 20930 users)
Ranked: #4712
Popularity: #673
Members: 36,586
Favorites: 1,197
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Popular Tags

action fantasy shounen

Synopsis

Ages ago, the goddess Athena was served by fighters called Saints who channeled the power of the Cosmos within them. Now a youth named Seiya has trained to become a Saint himself by earning the mystical Cloth of Pegasus. He is joined by other Saints with Cloths of their own to fight for Athena.

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Saint Seiya
Side story: Saint Seiya: Shinku no Shounen Densetsu, Saint Seiya: Jashin Eris, Saint Seiya: Kamigami no Atsuki Tatakai, Saint Seiya: Saishuu Seisen no Senshi-tachi
Sequel: Saint Seiya: Meiou Hades Juuni Kyuu Hen
Summary: Saint Seiya: Soushuuhen
Prequel: Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas - Meiou Shinwa
Other: Saint Seiya: Legend of Sanctuary

Characters & Voice Actors

Andromeda, Shun
Andromeda, Shun
Main
Patton, Chris
English
Patton, Chris
Touma, Yumi
Japanese
Touma, Yumi
...
Cygnus, Hyoga
Cygnus, Hyoga
Main
Douglas, Jason
English
Douglas, Jason
Touma, Yumi
Japanese
Touma, Yumi
...
Dragon, Shiryu
Dragon, Shiryu
Main
Hickman, Jay
English
Hickman, Jay
Suzuoki, Hirotaka
Japanese
Suzuoki, Hirotaka
...
Kido, Saori
Kido, Saori
Main
Han, Keiko
Japanese
Han, Keiko
Sumrall, Allison
English
Sumrall, Allison
...

Staff

Yokoyama, Kazuo
Producer
Kikuchi, Yasuhito
Director
Yamauchi, Shigeyasu
Episode Director, Storyboard, Animation Director
Suga, Yoshiyuki
Script, Series Composition



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Sep 3, 2008
j1n
Saint Seiya was one of the very first anime series I watched as a young kid. Being that I might've had a bias towards this anime, I decided to watch it again not very long ago. While I admit this series is not as good as I remembered it, I belive it is still worth watching.

Saint Seiya had a brief run on Cartoon Network, but due to its violent content, it was moved to a very poor time and gradually lost any attention it received. If you followed it while they aired it or if you are just curious, I encourage you read more
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Feb 22, 2010
BDL
Story

Saint Seiya is a shounen that features several elements of mythology (mostly Greek mythology) and astronomy (constellations). The main characters, the Bronze Saints (knights), are responsible to protect goddess Athena and the humanity against the evil gods.

The fights are generally interesting, specially because the majority of the characters have a badass aura around them. On the other hand, they are more static than in other anime of the same genre, mainly because of the few techniques used by the Saints/knights.

The story is quite simple for the most part, and goes in a very monodimensional way, but it is solid.

Although the main focus of read more
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Recommendations

Bleach is clearly inspired in Saint Seiya and this is more noticeable in the Soul Society saga, which is very similar to the 12 Gold Saints Saga. The Bleach Captains looks a lot with 12 Gold Saints, both looks "invencible" and the difference in power for the protagonists is initially giant.
Naruto was probably influenced by Saint Seiya's concept of lower class soldiers fighting and defeating those of higher hierarchy. The upper class soldiers notably underestimates their lower class opponents and are overcome.
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Opening Theme

#1: "Pegasus Fantasy" by MAKE-UP (eps 1-73)
#2: "Soldier Dream" by Hironobu Kageyama & Broadway (eps 74-114)

Ending Theme

#1: "Blue Forever" by MAKE-UP (eps 1-73)
#2: "Dream Traveler" by Hironobu Kageyama & Broadway (eps 74-114)

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