Knights of the Zodiac: Saint Seiya

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: 聖闘士星矢: Knights of the Zodiac
German: Saint Seiya: Die Krieger des Zodiac
Spanish: Saint Seiya: Los Caballeros del Zodiaco
French: SAINT SEIYA : Les Chevaliers du Zodiaque
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Type: ONA
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 19, 2019 to Jan 23, 2020
Producers: Netflix
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: MythologyMythology
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Score: 5.161 (scored by 80288,028 users)
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Ranked: #122092
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Popularity: #4969
Members: 18,507
Favorites: 46

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Synopsis

Zeus had a daughter named Athena, the goddess of war. A group of youths flocked to Athena fighting to protect her amidst heroic battles as her "Saints". Their proof of being a Saint laid with the battle protector known as Sacred Cloth.

After a virtual eternity, a new struggle is about to unfold now again over the Cloth. A boy named Seiya has crossed way over to Greece to undergo the training to become a Saint and obtained the Cloth, Bronze cloth, the lowest position among Saints. Every Saint takes a constellation as their tutelary god. And Seiya's guardian star is Pegasus. Now, the saints gather together from all over the world to participate in the "Galatic War" - championship of Saints, aiming at the Gold Cloth, the symbol of ruler of the Saints. The curtain for Galatic War has been cut open. During the death battle between the Saints, Phoenix, the Black Saint, suddenly appeared on the scene and runs off with Gold Cloth in front of a full house in his ambition to become ruler of the world. Seiya and his fellow bronze cloth warriors go after Phoenix and his "Shadow Army" to retrieve the lost Gold Cloth...

The battles waged among the saints, the strongest young men on earth, begin now!

(Source: Toei Animation)

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Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

Ashino, Yoshiharu
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Tanabe, Yasuhiro
Episode Director
Pettini, Emmanuel
Script
Kurumada, Masami
Original Creator


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"PEGASUS SEIYA" by The Struts




Reviews

Aug 2, 2019
Preliminary (6/12 eps)
So far, so good.

I wasn't very excited for this remake for the start, because there would be some changes that I judge essential to the plot, like genderbent Shun and the amazons not wearing masks anymore. More so, the english dub went full Funanimation and changed the characters japanese names. Since I watched the br-portuguese dub, I didn't get the chance to get angry.

But despite that, the other changes were made not only to make the show more dynamic (resuming nearly 20 episodes from the original run to 6), and to cover some plotholes (like the adjusting the age of the characters and changing ...
May 7, 2021
Mixed Feelings
I'm going to write this review from a slightly different perspective - of someone who wanted to get into Saint Seiya but the 80's anime is a hard pill to swallow.

TL;DR - this is a great entry point to those that aren't ready to invest a lot of time and effort into learning how to swallow some of the quirks and age of the original anime and a stepping stone into enjoying some of the more faithful media of the Saint Seiya universe.

Story: 3/10

This series reboot changes some things from the original, including new bad guys, excluding some series lore, and tweaking a lot ...
Jul 11, 2023
Let me make this especially clear, this adaptation removes much of what made the original anime so fun to watch. Yes, the 80's anime was corny, the original had power of X (friendship, love, XYZ) / villain of the week, but given the time period of the original anime that was a great formula for success. I've engaged in numerous versions of Saint Seiya content, from the anime, to its OVA's/ONA's, video games, and what the Netflix version does is ruin already existing characters progression for a false attempt at "inclusiveness" for lack of a better term. Just watch the original anime. Go onto the ...

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Am I the only fan the original anime who actually likes this adaptation?
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