Ranked #496

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
Premiered: Fall 1986
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: None found, add some
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Unknown
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.021 (scored by 31,676 users)
Ranked: #4962
Popularity: #788
Members: 57,789
Favorites: 1,703
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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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Characters & Voice Actors

Phoenix, Ikki
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Hori, Hideyuki
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Hori, Hideyuki
Uemura, Noriko
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Pegasus, Seiya
Pegasus, Seiya
Main
Furuya, Toru
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Furuya, Toru
Emori, Hiroko
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Dragon, Shiryuu
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Suzuoki, Hirotaka
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Cygnus, Hyouga
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Touma, Yumi
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Touma, Yumi
Hashimoto, Kouichi
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Hashimoto, Kouichi
...

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

More episodes Episodes(1/114)

Episode Title Aired
1 Revive! Legendary Hero!
Yomigaere! Eiyuu Densetsu (よみがえれ! 英雄伝説)
Oct 11, 1986

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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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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AnotherGuy
Jul 4, 2015
If you know this anime your childhood was awesome. Just kidding, you probably did just fine even if you didn't watch it.

Saint Seiya is a very nostalgic anime for me, as it is for most other 90's kids in Brazil and Latin America in general. Still, I'll do my best to deliver an unbiased review of it instead of just saying "watch it cause i'ts aweeesome!", as my inner child would do.

Story: In the Saint Seiya universe Greek gods are fighting among themselves in a never-ending war for the control of Earth, and the human race gets caught in the backfire. The story revolves around read more
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Recommendations

Anime: Bleach
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. 
reportRecommended by mustardBomb001
Anime: Dragon Ball Z
If you enjoy animes with 15% plot and 85% Fights & blood & Overpowered characters this anime may appeal to you. 
reportRecommended by Kyousukeee
Anime: Naruto
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. 
reportRecommended by BDL
Anime: Tenkuu Senki Shurato
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. 
reportRecommended by mustardBomb001
Anime: Fushigi Yuugi
both series have factions of warriors battling one another 
reportRecommended by mrpogi91
Anime: Ao no Exorcist
both are bishonen action shows, similar characters, many of them have Mu's eyebrows. 
reportRecommended by Okumura_Kate

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