Knights of the Zodiac (1986–1989)
"Seinto Seiya" (original title)

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A group a young warriors known as 'Saints', each in possession of a 'cloth' guarded by a different constellation, must protect the reincarnation of the goddess Athena as she attempts to keep the Earth from being destroyed by evil forces.

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Hideyuki Tanaka ...
 Narration / ... (100 episodes, 1986-1988)
Tôru Furuya ...
 Seiya / ... (97 episodes, 1986-1989)
Ryô Horikawa ...
 Shun / ... (83 episodes, 1986-1988)
Kôichi Hashimoto ...
 Hyôga (73 episodes, 1986-1988)
Hirotaka Suzuoki ...
 Shiryû / ... (71 episodes, 1986-1988)
Keiko Han ...
 Saori (69 episodes, 1986-1988)
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 Narrator (60 episodes, 1986-1987)
Illich Guardiola ...
 Seiya (59 episodes, 1986-1987)
Hideyuki Hori ...
 Ikki / ... (47 episodes, 1986-1989)
Hiroko Emori ...
 Kiki / ... (42 episodes, 1986-1988)
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 Hyoga (42 episodes, 1986-1987)
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Seiya is an orphan child that was sent to the Sanctuary of Athena in Greece, where he underwent training to become one of the Saints of Athena. Years later, after gaining possession of the Pegasus Cloth, a mythical armor protected by said constellation, he returns to Japan and meets up with Saori Kido. Kido is the granddaughter of the late Mitsumasa Kido, the man that sent Seiya to Greece, separating him from his sister Seika. Seiya intends to find his sister who disappeared the day he left, but Saori makes a deal with him: if he competes in the Galaxian Wars and wins, she'll help him find Seika. The Galaxian Wars is a tournament organized by the Kido Fundation, in which the Bronze Saints, all of them orphans like Seiya that were sent to different parts of the world to train and earn their cloths, must fight each other, the prize being the Sagittarius Gold Cloth. Seiya agrees to participate just to be able to find his sister. However, the tournament is interrupted and the Sagittarius ... Written by Dama del Puente

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Masami Kurumada said that he doesn't like the anime, but agreed to transfer the manga to anime because of a tradition of make an anime from every manga. See more »

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Referenced in Saint Seiya Rebirth (2011) See more »

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I Ran (So Far Away)
Written by Frank Maudsley, Paul Reynolds, Ali Score and Michael Score
Performed by Bowling for Soup (DIC Dub)
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Yes, the best anime ever made.
20 March 2003 | by (Venezuela) – See all my reviews

Saint Seiya is the best anime ever, it's about 5 young warriors "The Bronze Saints" who defend the reincarnation of Godess Athena (Saori Kido) against threats such as the "Silver Saints" and the deadly "Gold Saints" (the zodiac signs, from aries thru pisces) in which the bronze saints come out victorious, and with the 5 remaining gold saints alive as their allies, who repair the heroes' destroyed armors

Then comes the Asgard saga, where the heroes have to fight against the threat of a corrupted Hilda Polaris (the representation of Odin on earth) and her 7 god warriors

And the 3rd part of the series, the heroes fight Poseidon and his 7 marines to protect not only Athena, but the whole world..

The series are great, the characters (in my opinion) is what makes a show (or an anime) great, and in saint seiya all the characters are awesome, both in apperiances and personalities... I really can't choose who my favorite character is, they're all cool... but one thing is for sure: this is my favorite anime of all the time!


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