Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac

Alt title: Saint Seiya

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Legendary Armor Samurai Troopers

Legendary Armor Samurai Troopers

A thousand years ago the evil Arago threatened to conquer all of humanity, but his plan fell short when a mystical holy warrior succeeded in sending him back to the Netherworld. In order to prevent the return of the evil lord the man separated Arago's indestructible armor and scattered the pieces. Now, centuries later, five young friends receive the magical samurai armor and become gifted with special weapons and abilities. The task of stopping Arago and his minions from once again unleashing chaos into the world rests in their hands. Will these young warriors be able to thwart his diabolical plan for revenge, or will they succumb to the evil desires brought out by the armor?

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OldMan OldMan says...

Ronin Warriors and Saint Seiya share many common aspects. There are 5 main warriors in both series, and all of the warriors wear armors/clothing that gives them special powers and abilities. The main difference is that Saint Seiya relates to Greek Mythology whereas Ronin Warriors deals with the Japanese culture. I can assure you that if you liked one you're definitely going to want to take a look at the other!

Drahken Drahken says...

Both series are about a small group of warriors who wear magical armor, said armor not only provides special protection but it also allows them to make magically empowered attacks. The characterizations of the characters in each series are also remarkably similar.

Gwape Gwape says...

Ronin Warriors and Saint Seiya have many characteristics in common. Both have 5 main heros that have special armors that gives them power to defeat thier enimes.

The differences between them is that Saint Seiya is about the cosmos, each armor has a diffrent attribute, while Ronin Warriors tends to have the elements of the earth. They each have diffrent story plots but if you are one of the old school anime wachers then if you liked one you would like the other.

Kogoruhn Kogoruhn says...

Saint Seiya and Ronin warriors are both about groups of 5 warriors who get their power from the suits of armor that they wear. Both series aired in the late 80's and the animation style is also very similar.

Dragon Ball Z

Dragon Ball Z

Five years have passed since Goku and his friends defeated Piccolo Jr. and restored peace to the planet. Gohan - Goku's son - and a variety of good, bad, and morally ambiguous characters are back, and perpetually not ready for action! Aliens, androids, and magicians all hatch evil plots to destroy the world and it's up to Goku to save the Earth once more - that is, once he and his comrades train plentifully in preparation.  Enemies will become friends and power levels will rise to unimaginable levels, but even with the help of the legendary Dragon Balls and Shen Long will it be enough to save Earth from ultimate destruction?

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Adelk Adelk says...

Here you have young warriors who always have the odds against them but never give up and they´re always ready to face any enemy that threatens to destroy the Earth. Team work and perseverence are the key to victory.

kasttt kasttt says...

SS and DBZ are very similar, as both have that old-school anime element to them. Just like in BBZ, In SS the saints overcome the odds for relying on their emotions and reach unpresedented powers.

B't X

B't X

Brains, blood, bravery, and a battler: a B’t is made up of each of these, and more. The next generation of robot, B’ts possess individual thoughts, great power, and are powered by one thing: blood. They obey only one person implicitly: the blood donor who awakened them. The Machine Empire has been hiding their creation, planning to use them in their quest for world domination. When Kotaru, a brilliant scientist, begins research along lines that would lead to B't, the Machine Empire kidnaps him to do their bidding. His brother Teppel pursues them, but is wounded in a battle with an old adversary. Beat and bleeding, Teppel's blood ends up wakening B't X, one of the most powerful B't who just so happens to belong to Teppel's teacher. Can Teppel convince X to fight with him and help rescue his brother?

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Ajna Ajna says...

Yet another one of Kurumada sloppy works, featuring lots and lots of repetitive action and lots and lots of plot holes.

It isn't all that bad, though, if you come to terms with the need of having a decent if not satisfatory script and enjoy a show where the main characters keep trashing goonies and bosses with the same attack over and over again...

Tekkaman Blade

Tekkaman Blade

Earth is under attack from the alien invaders known as the Radam and is quickly losing the battle. With the planet’s finest defense, the space ring, being overrun without much opposition, mankind’s fate seems bleak. One of the few forces left to oppose the Radam are the Space Knights; but they are anything but successful. That is, until a mysterious man named Blade falls from the sky. Blade has the power to transform into a Tekkaman, one of the deadliest fighting forces in the universe – the very force that is leading the Radam onward! But unlike the other Tekkamen, Blade is obsessed with just one goal: defeating the Radam. Having lost his memory, he doesn't know why, but he knows he must stop them. With the help of the Space Knights he can begin uncovering his past, discovering who the Radam and the Tekkamen are, and of course, save Earth in the process!

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SaiAkuto SaiAkuto says...

Both series are about people whose great power comes from the armour they have. Theytry to protect things which are most important in their life even if it means putting their life into danger. One more simmilarity would be an kinda ancient style of graphic which the series authors used. If you liked one, you'd surely like the other.

Berserk

Berserk

Born beneath the gallows tree from which his dead mother hung, Guts has always existed on the boundary between life and death. After enduring a terrible childhood, he spends his adulthood in brutal combat, pitting his strength against others in order to build his own. Life is simple enough for Guts until he meets Griffith, the inspirational, ambitious, and beautiful leader of the mercenaries, the Band of the Hawks. When Guts loses to Griffith in a duel, he is forced to join the group, and, despite himself, finds a sense of camaraderie and belonging amongst them. However, as Griffith leads his soldiers from victory to victory, the bloody wars and underhanded politics reveal a side to him that nobody quite expected. Can Guts, a simple warrior, defend those who have come to mean the most to him, all the while struggling not to lose to the darkness he has carried with him his entire life?

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ohtoriakio ohtoriakio says...

Both shows look at the homoeroticism and camaraderie between males. The bloody nature and the passion shown in both shows are also powerful forces to be reckoned with. Berserk owes a lot to the suspense it creates, and the way it does it to Saint Seiya.

Sailor Moon

Sailor Moon

Life can be tough when you're a teenager. Enter Tsukino Usagi, an average, if somewhat clumsy, junior high student whose voracious appetite for sweets and capacity for tears are offset by her enthusiasm for life. Her normal existence is suddenly turned upside down when a talking cat named Luna comes into her life. Suddenly, Usagi finds herself with the ability to transform into the superhero known as Sailor Moon. Fighting the occasional monster may be the least of her worries, though...

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ohtoriakio ohtoriakio says...

Sailor Moon credits Saint Seiya as an inspiration in creating the first SENTAI Mahou Shoujo series. Both shows feature a main cast of 5, and both have big story arcs to keep you coming back for more to see how it all works out. Sailor Moon is based on planets and their myths. Saint Seiya does the same with Greek and a few other mythologies. The main cast of Saint Seiya are 5 saints who fight to protect Athena. They have similar themed powers as the Sailor Soldiers (Water/Ice, Fire, Chains and a few thunder attacks). The lead character is a little rashed and doesn't really think before taking action (like Usagi). One of the enemies, Fenrir has a pack of wolfs as his companions and the leader bares a crescent moon on his forehead. Zoisite shares a voice actor with Aphrodite (another gay character whose gender was altered in a dub). When Ziosite asks to die beautiful in the anime, the roses that surrround him are very similar to Aphrodite's death scene in Saint Seiya.

The Rose of Versailles

The Rose of Versailles

Since General de Jarjayes of France’s Royal Guard always wanted a son, he brings up his only daughter Oscar to dress, fight, and behave like a man. When Oscar’s excellent swordsmanship wins her the honored position as bodyguard to Louis XVI’s new bride, Marie Antoinette, the Jarjayes household believes it can finally be proud. However, what nobody realizes is the pit of thorns the royal court in Versailles has become – with all its excessive opulence, it attracts not just those with status and wealth, but also those with ruthless ambition. To confound matters, Marie Antoinette turns out to be an airhead whose selfish actions are turning the starving population against her. Amidst the sordid schemes and terrible tragedies, and with the tide of history sweeping against the nobles, can Oscar protect her new King and Queen whilst upholding justice for the oppressed peasants of France?

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ohtoriakio ohtoriakio says...

When I was at school, Saint Seiya and Rose of Versailles were two of the most popular animes. If someone liked one show, they liked the other too. The reason for that seems to be that they both deal with the harsh aspect of war and the effect it has on the little people. Both are really tragic animes, highlighting the aspect of devotion to one's queen/goddess as well. Characterisation in both series, especially on the antagonists are mesmerising.

Arion

Arion

In the ancient time of the gods, a son of the titans was born: Arion, borne of Demeter and Poseidon, the lord of the sea. After being kidnapped to the realm of the Underworld by Hades, Arion is sent on a mission to destroy Zeus, the lord of the heavens, in retribution for causing his mother's blindness. In his quest, he will gain new friends and face the powers of the gods themselves as he struggles to strike down Zeus and save the one he loves from the evil Apollo.

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Synthwaver Synthwaver says...

Arion and Saint Seiya are both wonderful adventurous animes based on the Greco-Roman mythology, with similar animation. I'm glad I found Arion in this website as it is really rare, definitely not a masterpiece, but very entertaining.

Bleach

Bleach

Fifteen-year-old Ichigo Kurosaki is a typical teen with fighting skills, two caring sisters and a special trait: he can see ghosts. However, when Ichigo and his family find themselves under attack by a huge beast, Ichigo discovers that there’s more to the supernatural world than the everyday specter. Vengeful spirits known as Hollows roam the world in search of devouring souls, and Shinigami – soul reapers – work tirelessly to defeat them and guide normal ghosts into a place called Soul Society. Ichigo valiantly fights the Hollow that threatens his sisters, but on the verge of defeat a Shinigami named Rukia gives him her powers, turning him into a Shinigami himself. Ichigo must now adjust to his new life of both vanquishing and saving souls for the sake of Soul Society.

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4L3x 4L3x says...

Both shows follow the same structure. A group of teenagers who fight against more powerful people. Trying to save a friend or just interfering on someone's plan that as usually is trying to destroy the world.

Guyver: The Bioboosted Armor (2005)

Guyver: The Bioboosted Armor (2005)

While investigating the site of a strange explosion with his friend Tetsuro, Sho Fukamachi stumbled upon a mysterious artefact – the bio-armor suit called Guyver! Unfortunately, the owners of the artefact – a shadowy organization called Chronos Corporation – want it back; and they want to ensure that no one lives to tell of its existence. To survive, Sho must unlock the increasingly fearsome powers of the Guyver suit while battling an endless stream of Chronos' bio-engineered monsters. His journey will lead him to the truth behind not only the origins of the artefact, but also of mankind itself!

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