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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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Hideyuki Tanaka ...
 Narration / ... (100 episodes, 1986-1988)
Tôru Furuya ...
 Seiya / ... (97 episodes, 1986-1989)
Ryô Horikawa ...
 Shun / ... (83 episodes, 1986-1988)
Kôichi Hashimoto ...
 Hyôga (73 episodes, 1986-1988)
Hirotaka Suzuoki ...
 Shiryû / ... (71 episodes, 1986-1988)
Keiko Han ...
 Saori (69 episodes, 1986-1988)
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 Narrator (60 episodes, 1986-1987)
Illich Guardiola ...
 Seiya (59 episodes, 1986-1987)
Hideyuki Hori ...
 Ikki / ... (47 episodes, 1986-1989)
Hiroko Emori ...
 Kiki / ... (42 episodes, 1986-1988)
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 Hyoga (42 episodes, 1986-1987)
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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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Masami Kurumada said that he doesn't like the anime, but agreed to transfer the manga to anime because of a tradition of make an anime from every manga. See more »

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Spin-off Saint Seiya: Evil Goddess Eris (1987) See more »

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Yume Tabibito - Blue Dream
(Second Ending song)
Music by Hironobu Kageyama & Kenichi Sudo
Lyrics by Eiko Kyo
Performed by Hironobu Kageyama and Broadway
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The Show that inspires me in the important moments
3 April 2009 | by (Porto, Portugal) – See all my reviews

Saint Seiya - The Sanctuary Chapter is a treasure not only in the anime world, but in fiction in general. With features of unusual quality, it is more like a show to enjoy and admire than to entertain us. The only thing that is in contradiction with this is the high number of episodes, which makes the series losing quality sometimes. But these few low moments are easily forgotten when you look at the series as a whole and you can get its real value.

The technology, although not excellent (as the series dates from 1986), can present us with splendid effects of light radiation involving the bodies of the knights. The drawings are the most beautiful I have ever seen: characters, armors, environments – they have an outstanding creativity and beauty. A wonderful story, which uses the tireless theme "Good versus Evil", is based on a perfect combination between the Greek mythology and the world today. The fights are spectacular, with diversified moves and strategies that almost always have something to teach us. The knights are often invaded by memories of training with their masters, through which they apprehend important lessons and motivation for the battle, and they have a carefully written (sometimes Epic) speech, through which they explain their ideals.

The bronze saints have a strong spirit of sacrifice, and thus can bring me a huge energy and willpower to face the difficulties of day-to-day and to achieve my goals (you can make an analogy between their combats and the obstacles that come in lifetime).

Another analogy that I found is the fact that Seiya, a little guy, can defeat Cassius, when the latter presents a physical condition disproportionately higher. Indeed, the Cassius muscles are only due to a superficial and repetitive training that relies on brute force, while Seiya achieves a high energy level (the cosmos) because of the passion that he deposits in training and in combat and the noble ideals it stands for. Therefore, we should also get interest for our work, by doing something that is really good for the society we live in, even if it does not result in better personal profits (such as money and credit), because only the passion for what we do can move us to the level which Cassius was unaware.


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