Saint Seiya
Knights of the Zodiac
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Saint Seiya

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Zodiac Knights
Japanese: 聖闘士星矢
English: Knights of the Zodiac
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 28
Chapters: 110
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 3, 1985 to Nov 6, 1990
Genres: Action Action, Adventure Adventure
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Weekly)
Authors: Kurumada, Masami (Story & Art)


Score: 7.551 (scored by 87028,702 users)
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Ranked: #24682
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #926
Members: 18,033
Favorites: 855


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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)


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
Mixed Feelings
***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 ...
Feb 6, 2018
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 ...
Jun 27, 2020
Mixed Feelings
Saint Seiya is an interesting case and I'm not sure me liking it is entirely rational. The least I can say is that it left me filled with conflicting feelings.

For example, it's a combat focused nekketsu but has some of the worst fight choreography I have ever seen. Characters are numerous but childish and lack in personality. It carries nice messages of love, firendship and tolerance - especially (and surprisingly considering when it was written) towards LGBTQ - that are vehiculated by poor and overly simplistic dialogues. Narration and storytelling are stupidly repetitive, transitions are botched and most arcs lack closure. Kurumada seems to struggle ...

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