In ancient times, a group of young men devoted their lives to protecting Athena, the Goddess of Wisdom and War. These men were capable of fighting without weapons—a swing of their fist alone was powerful enough to rip the very sky apart and shatter the earth beneath them. These brave heroes became known as Saints, as they could summon up the power of the Cosmos from within themselves. Now, in present day, a new generation of Saints is about to come forth. The young and spirited Seiya is fighting a tough battle for the Sacred Armor of Pegasus, and he isn’t about to let anyone get in the way of him and his prize. Six years of hard work and training pay off with his victory and new title as one of Athena’s Saints. But Seiya’s endeavor doesn’t end there. In fact, plenty of perils and dangerous enemies face him and the rest of the Saints throughout the series. What new quests await the heroes of the epic Saint Seiya saga? – My Anime List
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Totally worth the watch and even though it has over 100+ episodes, it still worth it. You can understand what the youths are thinking that time, when the world needed them the most, the Saints who can create miracles to change the world.
All in all, Saint Seiya is and always will be one of the greatest works Japan has produced. It has gathered a huge lot of very faithful fans, simply because once you’ve gotten into the flavor of Saint Seiya, you’ll never be able to forget it again. Some may be put off by it’s delicate visual style and baroque touches, but this was never intended for those who can’t appreciate beautiful stories in the first place. Just a shame this is hardly known on the English-language market.
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This is not another dragon ball z. While there are some similarities, there is more involvment of more characters than in dbz (it doesn’t always come down to helping the main character do everything).
Sadly, despite it’s popularity overseas, America was stupid 20 years ago and didn’t pick up this series when it had the chance. It could have been a HUGE success and put anime on the map 100% worldwide long before Pokemon and Dragon Ball Z did. But for some reason, somebody just looked over this awesome classic and not many American fans have seen this old school epic, and it’s one of the most influentional titles in the history of manga. But you know, that’s the way it is. As for who I recommend this to, of course people who love old school for starters. And I say if you love Hokuto no Ken, then you gotta check out this baby. The basic premises are very similiar with using constellations and the presentation of the action is kind of the same but gives a different flavor with a different type of explosiveness.