Saint Seiya

Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Knights of the Zodiac, Zodiac Knights
Japanese: 聖闘士星矢(セイントセイヤ)
English: Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac
Spanish: Saint Seiya Los Caballeros del Zodiaco
French: Saint Seiya: Les Chevaliers du Zodiaque
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Type: TV
Episodes: 114
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 11, 1986 to Apr 1, 1989
Premiered: Fall 1986
Broadcast: Saturdays at 19:00 (JST)
Producers: None found, add some
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: MythologyMythology
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.751 (scored by 100333100,333 users)
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Ranked: #10692
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1242
Members: 184,916
Favorites: 3,960

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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?


The series won the 1987 Animage's Anime Grand Prix Award.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Morishita, Kouzou
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Yamauchi, Shigeyasu
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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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: "Yume Tabibito: Blue Dream" by Hironobu Kageyama & Broadway (eps 74-114)


Jan 25, 2023
Definitely one of the greatest Shonen series of our time! Saint Seiya has unfortunately never been very well known or popular where I live, but it was and still is very popular in France and South America and I really understand why! Even though I already finished watching this series back in 2020, I'm still only going to review this now.

Story: 10/10
The story of Saint Seiya is fantastic, full of great characters and great twists. However, since the anime was running at the same time as the original manga, it naturally has quite lot filler episodes, which for the most part are very watchable (Episodes ...
Sep 30, 2018
Mixed Feelings
As someone who had an interest in Greek Mythology since childhood, Saint Seiya was a series that naturally appealed to me. Coupled with it's other aesthetic elements such as the intricate, inventive and cool Cloth designs, the great level of detail and style in it's art to make the male characters noble and the females beautiful or having one of the best opening songs in anime and a great soundtrack in general, the series seems top tier from a stylistic point of view, but what about substance?

When it comes to plot and characters, the series can be described as simple but fairly well executed. All ...
Dec 10, 2020
This is a hard one for me to write about because I started watching it about 6 months ago and my memories of the earlier episodes I enjoyed have faded. I remember thinking the Galaxian Wars arc was fun and a nice introduction to the characters. There was just enough there that was a different, cool twist on this sort of show's formula to keep me interested. I started using this show as kind of a "start the day with an easy episode of X" thing.

Then the arc with Phoenix Ikki as the Big Bad started up and I remember thinking that was hype. It ...

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Why is a third of the manga missing?
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