Saint Seiya

Alt title: Knights of the Zodiac

TV (114 eps)
3.737 of 5 from 6,393 votes
Rank #1,543

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

ParaParaJMo's avatar by ParaParaJMo on Mar 13, 2014
Score 8/10

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What really appealed to me about this story was the inclusion of Greek mythology and the use of the constellations to each represent a guardian to Athena. As a modern day re-telling of those qualities, I find that it's adapted very excellently. I like how the concept of chains for lets say Andromeda is transitioned from the original mythology to the character Shun, and of course... read more

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