Saint Seiya (1986–1989)
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Knights of the Zodiac and Saint Seiya are the same series, however there are differences which will be explained:
The series was originally licensed by DIC Entertainment and was renamed to Knights of the Zodiac, which was heavily censored and involved cutting scenes that were too violent, adding new digital scenes that were not in the Japanese original, changing the opening and ending theme songs, changing the background music, re writing the scripts, and censoring blood and recoloring it to either blue or green and changing the names of several characters.
DIC Entertainment was only able to dub the first 32 episodes into English (with ADV Films releasing the series on DVD), however ADV Films licensed the first 60 episodes uncut with a new English dub and kept the original music and scripts were closer to the Japanese versions. ADV Films had expressed interest in finishing the series uncut but they went defunct in 2009. Edit (Coming Soon)
Yes, there are five movies:
The first movie 'Saint Seiya: Evil Goddess Eris' was released in Japan on July 18, 1987.
The second movie 'Saint Seiya: The Heated Battle of the Gods' was released in Japan on March 12, 1988.
The third movie 'Saint Seiya: Legend of Crimson Youth' was released in Japan on July 23, 1988.
The fourth movie 'Saint Seiya: Warriors of the Final Holy Battle' was released in Japan on March 18, 1989.
The fifth movie 'Saint Seiya: Heaven Chapter - Overture' was released in Japan on February 14, 2004. Edit (Coming Soon)