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Saint Seiya


Alternative Titles

English: Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac
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
Premiered: Fall 1986
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: None found, add some
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.021 (scored by 35,275 users)
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Ranked: #5022
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Popularity: #819
Members: 64,930
Favorites: 1,904
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Episodes: /114

Synopsis

In ancient times, a group of young men devoted their lives to protecting Athena, the Goddess of Wisdom and War. These men were capable of fighting without weapons—a swing of their fist alone was powerful enough to rip the very sky apart and shatter the earth beneath them. These brave heroes became known as Saints, as they could summon up the power of the Cosmos from within themselves.

Now, in present day, a new generation of Saints is about to come forth. The young and spirited Seiya is fighting a tough battle for the Sacred Armor of Pegasus, and he isn't about to let anyone get in the way of him and his prize. Six years of hard work and training pay off with his victory and new title as one of Athena's Saints.

But Seiya's endeavor doesn't end there. In fact, plenty of perils and dangerous enemies face him and the rest of the Saints throughout the series. What new quests await the heroes of the epic Saint Seiya saga?

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Characters & Voice Actors

Phoenix, Ikki
Phoenix, Ikki
Main
Hori, Hideyuki
Japanese
Hori, Hideyuki
Uemura, Noriko
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Uemura, Noriko
...
Pegasus, Seiya
Pegasus, Seiya
Main
Furuya, Toru
Japanese
Furuya, Toru
Emori, Hiroko
Japanese
Emori, Hiroko
...
Dragon, Shiryuu
Dragon, Shiryuu
Main
Suzuoki, Hirotaka
Japanese
Suzuoki, Hirotaka
Kawashima, Chiyoko
Japanese
Kawashima, Chiyoko
...
Andromeda, Shun
Andromeda, Shun
Main
Touma, Yumi
Japanese
Touma, Yumi
Horikawa, Ryo
Japanese
Horikawa, Ryo
...

Staff

Yokoyama, Kazuo
Yokoyama, Kazuo
Producer
Kikuchi, Yasuhito
Kikuchi, Yasuhito
Director
Morishita, Kouzou
Morishita, Kouzou
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Yamauchi, Shigeyasu
Yamauchi, Shigeyasu
Episode Director, Storyboard, Animation Director


Edit Opening Theme

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

Edit Ending Theme

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



More reviewsReviews

j1n
Sep 3, 2008
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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BDL
Feb 22, 2010
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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Wani_Me
Feb 22, 2009
Let me start by saying that this was the very first anime I watched complete. Truth is I was really young when I watched it the first time, but just recently when new OVAs came out I watch it once again.

Basically the story follows a group of 5 "Zodiac warriors" of Athena in their mission to save the world from the "evil" gods who want to destroy it. The anime heavily relies on Greek mythology, so the story follows a path trough Olympian’s gods.

The story is really absorbing and exciting, the fact that the 12 zodiac signs appears as a main part of read more
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ohtori_akio
Apr 2, 2010
This series is a hard one for me to rate at all. It is one of my all-time favourites, has amazing nostalgic values + I like to think of it as the father of all Shounen Fighting Anime. This is because it started a lot of storylines that have now become cliches Naruto, Bleach and many more use quite often. These include giving the opponent a backbone by giving him a backstory. Tournament arcs are touched on. The attacks of those shows are also very reflective of Saint Seiya and two other animes from its decade (DBZ and Fist of the North Star.) Even Yakitate read more
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