Seinto Seiya (1986–1989)

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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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Series cast summary:
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)
 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)
 Hyoga (42 episodes, 1986-1987)


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The Best Anime ever!
27 October 1998 | by (U.S.) – See all my reviews

Saint Seiya, no doubt, is the best Anime Japan has to offer. It is fast, exciting, and moving. The story line and the character are so real and deep that you'll be attached to them right away. The fierce and fast action is spetacular even using today's standards. But you really have to know the series first in order to enjoy more from the movie. The movie itself, for a first timer is still great, but there are missing details, which by knowing the series will help to fill them.

Great anime, watch it.

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