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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Hideyuki Tanaka ...
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Tôru Furuya ...
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Kôichi Hashimoto ...
Hirotaka Suzuoki ...
 Shiryû / ... 71 episodes, 1986-1988
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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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Knights of the Zodiac  »

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The anime-only Bronze Cloth designs eventually gave way to armors that were faithful to the manga. As the battered Bronze Armors were repaired/revived with the surviving Gold Saints' blood after the Battle of the Sanctuary, their design changed to replicate the one Kurumada had intended for his Poseidon Arc. However, as this arc was still being drawn and edited when the TV anime resumed its airing, the Asgard Arc was written as an anime-only arc to fill the gap. See more »

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Followed by Seinto Seiya: Tenkai-hen joso - Overture (2004) 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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US Translation a Disappointment
24 September 2003 | by See all my reviews

With the recent release of this series on Cartoon Network, a disappointing translation has been revealed. Who ever heard of knights wearing cloth instead of armor? Why don't the knights use their zodiac constellation names, instead of the common animal names? Is it because this US release presumes that Americans neither know nor care about the accuracy of anachronism nor the Latin proper names of constellations? Having watched foreign language versions of this series before, I must say that the bad translation seems to sap much of the richness of the original fantasy world.


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