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 9839698,396 users)
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Ranked: #10132
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Popularity: #1215
Members: 180,639
Favorites: 3,871

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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)

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 ...
Feb 22, 2010
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Saint Seiya is a shounen anime that features several elements of mythology (mostly Greek mythology) where the characters represent and are too protected by one of the 88 constellations.

The main characters, the Bronze Saints (or "Knights" in the Western version), are the ones responsible to protect the goddess Athena and the humanity against the 'evil' Greek gods.

The fighting is generally interesting to watch, since (almost) every character has an unique gimmick or superpower.

On the other hand, due to 'low budget' issues and a more old school approach (it's 80's, fellas), the character won't move much while fighting ... ...
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 ...

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