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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: 7.921 (scored by 59,327 users)
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Ranked: #6872
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Popularity: #945
Members: 113,879
Favorites: 3,674

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. 
report Recommended by bereta002
If you enjoy animes with 15% plot and 85% Fights & blood & Overpowered characters this anime may appeal to you. 
report Recommended by Kyousukeee
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. 
report Recommended by BDL
Created both by Masami Kurumada. Both comprising of wild sideburns, heavy punches, impulsive main characters, shiny armors, effeminate characters and references to mythology.  
report Recommended by dillian
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. 
report Recommended by bereta002
both series have factions of warriors battling one another 
report Recommended by mrpogi91
Both series were created in the 80's and share the epicness of the 80's: over the top action, violent scenes, epic fights, the power of love and friendship, overpowered characters and manly tears (yes, Saint Seiya IS manly in its way).  
report Recommended by DiogoAttitude
Saint Seiya and Shokugeki no Souma have on the characters their greatest merit. Both anime presents a cast of charismatic, over the top and full of personality characters that wins the heart of the viewer after one episode or two. And also, in the battles that compose the show, every one of them have an unique hability that makes the difference and makes them even more interestanting.  
report Recommended by Lax_Caux
Both feature epic fight scenes and similar main characters; both also feature the main character training under similar mentors. BR has more romance, though  
report Recommended by RoarkTenjouin
Both series have a team of warriors wearing suitable battle attire. Though Saint Seiya is Shonen and Sailor Moon is Shojo, both series can be appreciated by both genders, as their story and setting, albeit different, have similarities: cosmo/galaxy setting, teamwork spirit, protecting the ones they care and love, fighting for a true cause (protecting the world, etc,), battle posing, unique attack moves for each character, and so on. 
report Recommended by DiogoAttitude
Fans of Saint Seiya original, do a favor and watch the saga of The Lost Canvas, as I will compare some points: Saint Seiya: -An appropriate anime to introduce to the original saga -His level of fellowship is enormous -Both the protagonists and the secondary are distinctive and preferable at some point -Have good battles Saint Seiya The Lost Canvas: -It has a more mature, concise, fresh and dark plot -The consequences of acts are permanent and abysmal -Preferably in the order that they want to see (The Lost Canvas is the prequel of the original series) -Unfortunately the story gives for more but was canceled, even so with what it has is even better  read more 
report Recommended by tato2oscar
The characters & beyblades on Metal Fight Beyblade series are mostly inspirated from Saint Seiya. Could be said that Metal Fight Beyblade is the newer version of Saint Seiya. 
report Recommended by Korosu-kun
Sempre batalham juntos, e o foco do anime não está somente em um único personagem! 
report Recommended by TarikCouto
Armored boys do battle on behalf of their mistress'. both series have rage boosts and power up screams. 
report Recommended by HunterRose
Both main characters do the "MADA MADA MADA" scream,in some parts of the story. Both features Knights,In Black Clover you got the magic knights,in Saint Seiya the saints. Also,Gemini Saga is pretty similar to one of the squad captains in Black Clover. 
report Recommended by AlexandreFreitas
Digisoul = Cosmo Yggdrasil = Gods/goddesses in Saint Seiya Both Yggdrasil and Gods/goddesses in Saint Seiya talk down to humans RoyaL Knights = Gold Saints Masaru's & Touma's age is 13-14 like most Saint Seiya's Bronze Saints 
report Recommended by Idiysar_Almond
Same old style vibes plus the MC's are very pure and naive as well. 
report Recommended by L4UR_05
Both got the "never give up" message. Fairy Tail is like a new saint seiya with an ecchi add-on. If you want to see something like SS in this day but as an battle shounen you must try this. Unfortunately,FT wasn't made for phylosophy or deep thinking. But,you can have the same fun with it. 
report Recommended by AlexandreFreitas
Bishonens with attitude participate in an action packed centuries old battle that threatens to tear the world apart. Friendships are tested and manly tears are shed in these violent and bloody anime. 
report Recommended by HunterRose
Both anime have themes of religious mythology ( Saint Seiya Greek and Blassreiter Gnostic/Christian.) Both have instances where the faith and powers of all of the other heroes are placed in the main character to defeat a big bad. Seiya is a little less dark but still has its somber moments like most early anime. 
report Recommended by HunterRose
Kill la Kill has a good amount of Saint Seiya influences that are pretty clear to those who've seen the latter. The saints in this series have three different ranks and each of them wear cloths(their armor) which gives them more power and protection. It's a very early battle shounen, coming out 3 years after Fist of the North Star and 2 years after Dragon Ball, but it's something worth checking out. 
report Recommended by Xesthan
Ancient war between two factions. A lot of manliness and passion. Both mains are head strong and determined. They have similar feel to me as well. 
report Recommended by HunterRose
During the Dai Ishin Paren Seiha (in Sakigake Otokojuku) several Momotaro's friend die. Similarly, during Sanctuary Battle in Saint Seiya some 'saints' (or "Knights" in some adaptations) looks die. However, after the final battle they are alive. 
report Recommended by SunWukung
Both were created by Masami Kurumada. They follow the same concept: cosmo warriors, holy wars, reincarnation and the influence of the gods in human world's destiny. 
report Recommended by BDL
Sakurai Tomoki and Shaka Virgo have similar special techniques, both shows full of manliness and epic flashbacks. 
report Recommended by NoBleachNoLife
Girly dude with chains, similar setting and events (tournaments, exams and so on) but with more action. Saint Seiya left biggest impact on Yoshihiro Togashi's creations. 
report Recommended by NoBleachNoLife
Both stories were created by Masami Kurumada, and share some common features, specially bloody fights, exaggerated manliness and ultimate loyalty. In Fuuma no Kojiro you'll find several characters with almost identical appearance to the ones in Saint Seiya, since Kurumada uses the star system (popularized by Osamu Tezuka) in his works. Kojiro is Seiya counterpart (and vice versa). Ikki (Asuka Musashi) and Shun (Kirikaze) also have their doubles, and so on.  
report Recommended by BDL
Both are fighting shounens with long battles.These two have a way to confront the subordinates to finally meet the head of the saga or a Tournament System like Dragon Ball's tournaments. Also both have nice drama moments and some GAR scenes. 
report Recommended by bereta002
Ebiten does MANY references to Saint Seiya in its first episode. 
report Recommended by ZettaiRyouiki
Both have a similar beginning. In first episode, both protagonist find your "weapon" to fight (Gundam for Amuro, Pegasus Armor for Seiya). Also, they share some voice cast. The protagonists Amuro and Seiya are dubbed by Furuya Toru and Hirotaka Suzuoki dubbed Bright Noa and Shiryu. 
report Recommended by bereta002
both created by Masami Kurumada, the paths and characters are very similar, but in different scenarios. If you liked Ring ni Kakero and others of similar style like street fighter, DBZ, etc. then you'll love the original Saint seiya, the Hades chapters and then the Lost Canvas :) 
report Recommended by madjr
both DBZ and Saint seiya are the best and most popular shounen anime of the 90's If you haven't seen it yet, you can't miss this jewel Both Train the Chi/ki/cosmos (spiritual energy) and the battles are epic, Saint seiya is a little more balanced and emotional/passionate so you'll find it similar to the great Gohan SS2/Cell battles :) 
report Recommended by madjr
both are bishonen action shows, similar characters, many of them have Mu's eyebrows. 
report Recommended by Okumura_Kate
Saint Seiya inspired Sunrise to make this masterpiece. Both animes filled with manly spirit and badass characters. If you like shonen anime, but don't like mecha, this anime could change your mind, like it did with me. 
report Recommended by Venom312
►Both are old shonen series with characters inspired by Greek gods. ►The main character is a young boy defending a girl. In Saint Seiya, Seiya protects to Athena while Triton to Pipi. 
report Recommended by SunWukung
Both characters are reincarnations of mythological beings or mythical characters but from the perspectives of their respective creators. In Arion posing a humanization of the gods with feelings and deception (this is typical of Greek mythology but with viewpoint of Yasuhiko), while in Saint Seiya do it so from the point of view of powerfull reincarnation. Moreover both are fantastic and historical animes, but Arion has more drama while Saint Seiya is clearly a shounen. 
report Recommended by SunWukung
both DBZ and Saint seiya are the best and most popular shounen anime of the 90's If you haven't seen it yet, you can't miss this jewel Both Train the Chi/ki/cosmos (spiritual energy) and the battles are epic. They both end having to fight against Gods and reach limits never seen before! 
report Recommended by madjr
both anime involve Greek mytology and same sorts of suits hero's etc wear 
report Recommended by tsunade201
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. 
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