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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 Kôichi Hashimoto ...  Hyôga 73 episodes, 1986-1988
Hirotaka Suzuoki ...  Shiryû / ... 71 episodes, 1986-1988
Keiko Han Keiko Han ...  Saori 69 episodes, 1986-1988
Andy McAvin ...  Narrator 60 episodes, 1986-1987
Illich Guardiola ...  Seiya 59 episodes, 1986-1987
Hideyuki Hori Hideyuki Hori ...  Ikki / ... 48 episodes, 1986-1989
Hiroko Emori ...  Kiki / ... 43 episodes, 1986-1988
Jason Douglas ...  Hyoga 42 episodes, 1986-1987
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Storyline

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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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

11 October 1986 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Los caballeros del zodíaco See more »

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Shueisha,Toei Animation See more »
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(114 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

As a general rule, the Armor design is meant to reflect the Saint's position in the Saints' hierarchy. Bronze Armors are scanty, Silver Armors (with the exception of Eagle and Ophiucus) cover more of their wearer's body, Gold Armors leave very few body parts unprotected. In the manga, every time the Bronze Cloths are revived with blood, their design evolve to a more elaborate one, covering more and more of the Bronze Saint's body. However, the anime Bronze Armors of the Sanctuary Arc were so elaborate they were more akin to Silver Armors. As the TV show endorsed the manga's second Bronze Cloths (3rd for Shiryu and Seiya) design, the anime viewers found their favorite characters wearing scantier armors after the Battle of the Sanctuary. See more »

Alternate Versions

In Spain and other countries of Latin America, the original release in the '90s had a different intro, with scenes from the movie "Abel" and a song in Spanish (which wasn't a translation of an original but instead a translation of the French intro from "Les Chevaliers du Zodiaque"). See more »

Connections

Referenced in Jump Force (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Eien Blue
(First Ending song)
Music by Hiroaki Matsuzawa, Yogo Kono & Nobuo Yamada
Lyrics by Machiko Ryuu
Performed by Nobuo Yamada and Make Up
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One of the greatest things on a screen, period.
3 June 2012 | by Horror-yoSee all my reviews

Sure, a big part of me and my brother's childhood. But beyond being pedagogical, teaching all kinds of myths n mythology to kids - which in itself is FANTASTIC, what a great tool to convey those stories - it is just simply classic literature.

I've read "greatest anime ever" on the reviews here. This, if anything, is highly reductive. Of course it's by an infinite measure the best Jap Manga/anime thingy ever, but it is also unparalleled greatness in the realms of literature, poetry, fictional philosophy and cinema altogether.

  • The level of emotions (I cry on a bunch of episodes !) - The depiction of absolute purity - The quality and adrenaline rush in the directing and writing of the action scenes/battles. - The overall class of the characters/scenes/settings. - The intelligence of the script and screen writing: the villain isn't simply a bad guy who wants to kill everyone, there's a very specific motive each time that is brilliantly wrought. - Aesthetics: of the women, the armors/cloths (esp. Gold saints and Poseidon Shoguns), never too violent (decent enough to let you understand the guy lost an arm, but not to show it explicitly)


This is the highest piece of cinematography you can get in terms of myths/symbols/poetry/wisdom + enormous emotions + classic tale-telling + and just CLASS overall and incredibly layered.

For what it does, it's more perfect than the most perfect thing you could think about. It beats your highest expectations.

And I think above all, it sure is informative but above all: HEALTHY. It's hyper positive. You can show this to anyone who's down, and even amongst the most depressed, this can only help and perhaps instill a new breath of life for a few days.

This is legendary, it's beyond greatness. No exaggeration. Perhaps the only thing I'd ever want to rate 11/10.


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