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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: 8.021 (scored by 26938 users)
Ranked: #4992
Popularity: #742
Members: 48,411
Favorites: 1,408
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2 based on the top anime page.

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)

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Aired  Oct 11, 1986 to Apr 1, 1989
Status  Finished Airing
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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, Saint Seiya: Soul of Gold
Sequel: Saint Seiya: Meiou Hades Juuni Kyuu Hen
Summary: Saint Seiya: Soushuuhen
Prequel: Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas - Meiou Shinwa
Alternative version: Saint Seiya: Legend of Sanctuary

Characters & Voice Actors

Andromeda, Shun
Andromeda, Shun
Main
Touma, Yumi
Japanese
Touma, Yumi
Horikawa, Ryo
Japanese
Horikawa, Ryo
...
Cygnus, Hyouga
Cygnus, Hyouga
Main
Touma, Yumi
Japanese
Touma, Yumi
Hashimoto, Kouichi
Japanese
Hashimoto, Kouichi
...
Dragon, Shiryuu
Dragon, Shiryuu
Main
Suzuoki, Hirotaka
Japanese
Suzuoki, Hirotaka
Kawashima, Chiyoko
Japanese
Kawashima, Chiyoko
...
Kido, Saori
Kido, Saori
Main
Han, Keiko
Japanese
Han, Keiko

Staff

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



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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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Apr 2, 2010
ohtori_akio
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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Feb 22, 2009
Wani_Me
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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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 "unbeatable" and the power gab between the protagonist and they are 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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If you enjoy animes with 15% plot and 85% Fights & blood & Overpowered characters this anime may appeal to you. 
Both are fighting shounens with armored warriors, super powers and a traitor as a villain of some saga. Also, both are from same era, 80s years. 
It is a spin-off of Saint Seiya, somehow the story tells an alternative past the previous holy war (Athena vs Hades). Almost every character in LC resemble, either physically or personality to their "actual self" in the classic SS. The story is almost the same, fight with different gods, etc. Also LC has a gaiden which narrates the past of the Gold Saints.
 
Kenjiro Hata author of Hayate no Gotoku! is a big fan of Saint Seiya and through the series you can see a lot of references to this series. While HnG! is not as serous as Seiya they share similar feeling and both evolve around loyalty. 

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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