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Saint Seiya

Saint Seiya

Alternative Titles

English: Knights of the Zodiac
Synonyms: Zodiac Knights
Japanese: 聖闘士星矢


Type: Manga
Volumes: 28
Chapters: 110
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 3, 1985 to Nov 6, 1990
Authors: Kurumada, Masami (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Weekly)


Score: 7.721 (scored by 6148 users)
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Ranked: #20912
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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)

Note: Chapter count includes an omake story "The Swan's Tale: Natassja of the Lands of Ice".


Saint Seiya was published in English by VIZ Media as Knights of the Zodiac from January 21, 2004 to February 2, 2010. It has also been published in French, Italian, Spanish, German, Portuguese, and Chinese.

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Dec 22, 2013
Exaccus (All reviews)
***This is a spoiler free review***

Saint Seiya is a shounen manga that has many good starting ideas and lots of potential. However, it has numerous problems that prevent it from realizing that potential to become something great.

-- THE PROS --

The Cloth armors that the Saints wear (especially the Gold Cloths and Divine Cloths), by and large, are pretty cool looking. You may find yourself wishing you had a badass looking armor to wear every time you fight someone. In addition, this manga features a wide variety of nifty superpowers and abilities including: destruction of atoms, absolute zero attacks, illusions, telekinesis, barriers, energy read more
Feb 6, 2018
PharuanUndearth (All reviews)
A great story with imo shitty art(very dated) but that's to be expected from such an old manga. The Story score and Character scores are so high because the story is one of a kind and told very well, the characters are real cool being based off constellations, which ties in with the story. I can't really break down the story that well as there are 109 chapters which may not seem like a lot but considering there are about 100-150+ pages per chapter, which is above the current norm of 20-~40 pages, that would be a little difficult. For those yet to read the read more
Apr 27, 2019
SieghartTheMage (All reviews)
An iconic manga from the 80s, which created a universe and inspired many mangakas later. A milestone of this kind, like Dragon Ball and JoJo.

Although the anime is more famous and more engaging, the manga boasts the advantage of a better linearity, and is more coherent (absurdly). Kurumada was not a master of details, he left many gaps in the plot, but we say that the anime, having changed certain parts, created additional ones.

So, if you read the Saint Seiya manga, you will find some parentheses, scenes, characters, etc... differents from the anime, and maybe a little clearer.

And if you want to read the read more


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