Saint Seiya

Alt titles: Knights of the Zodiac

TV (114 eps)
3.739 of 5 from 5,916 votes
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In a world where Gods reincarnate themselves into the bodies of humans, Athena is the Guardian of Earth. Together with her 88 Saints, she must protect the Earth against other gods whose sole purpose is to take over her position and extend their realm; it has been so for thousands of years. In this age, Athena, along with her Bronze Saints Seiya, Shiryu, Ikki, Hyoga and Shun, will have to counter the evil plans of a traitor amongst her midst who rejects her identity and nominates himself as the sole lord of Athena’s Saints. Being the only ones behind the true Athena, Seiya and the others will have to battle their way through countless Saints to unmask this impostor.

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roriconfan's avatar by roriconfan on Jul 23, 2012
Score: 6.5/10

TEASER: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5JN6phvXPA

Sometimes change is not only improvement. Sometimes a shift in the formula may be better entertaining-wise or money-wise but beyond that worse than before. And this is the case with Saint Seiya (SS), the forefather of all modern fighting shounen.

This anime is not really the first in its kind. A few years back, there was Hokuto no Ken, which... read more

ohtoriakio's avatar by ohtoriakio on Oct 5, 2009
Score: 9/10

This series is a hard one for me to rate at all. It is one of my all-time favourites, has amazing nostalgic values + I like to think of it as the father of all Shounen Fighting Anime. This is because it started a lot of storylines that have now become cliches Naruto, Bleach and many more use quite often. These include giving the opponent a backbone by giving him a backstory. Tournament arcs are touched... read more

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Saint Seiya Movie 1: The Legend of the Golden Apple Movie 1987
Saint Seiya Movie 2: The Heated War of the Gods Movie 1988
Saint Seiya Movie 3: Legend of Crimson Youth Movie 1988
Saint Seiya Movie 4: Warriors of the Final Holy Battle Movie 1989
Saint Seiya: Soushuuhen TV Special 2002
Saint Seiya: The Hades Chapter - Sanctuary OVA 2003
Saint Seiya Movie 5: The Heaven Chapter ~Overture~ Movie 2004
Saint Seiya: The Hades Chapter - Inferno OVA 2005
Saint Seiya: The Hades Chapter - Elysion OVA 2008
Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas - Meiou Shinwa OVA 2009
Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas - Meiou Shinwa 2nd Chapter OVA 2011
Saint Seiya Omega TV 2012
Saint Seiya: Legend of Sanctuary Movie 2014
Saint Seiya: Soul of Gold TV 2015

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Knights of the Zodiac 1986
Saint Seiya Episode G 2002
Saint Seiya - The Lost Canvas 2006
Saint Seiya - Next Dimension 2006
Saint Seiya Episode G 0 2008
Saint Seiya - The Lost Canvas - Meiou Shinwa Gaiden 2011

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