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Saint Seiya - Wikipedia This article is about the manga series Saint Seiya Vol 8 For its title character see Pegasus Seiya Saint Seiya 聖闘士星矢(セイントセイヤ) Seinto Seiya also known as Saint Seiya Knights of the Zodiac or simply Knights of the Zodiac is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Masami Kurumada It was serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump from 1985 to 1990 with the chapters collected into 28 tankōbon volumes by Shueisha The story follows five mystical warriors called the Saints 聖闘士(セイント) Seinto or Knights in some adaptations who fight wearing sacred armors named Cloths 聖衣(クロス) Kurosu the designs of which derive from the various constellations the characters have adopted as their destined guardian symbols and empowered by a mystical energy called Cosmo 小宇宙(コスモ) Kosumo The Saints have sworn to defend the reincarnation of the Greek goddess Athena in her battle against other Olympian gods who want to dominate Earth The manga was adapted into an anime television series by Toei Animation that ran from 1986 to 1989 before being continued in the form of three original video animation series between 2002 and 2008 Four animated feature films were shown in Japanese theaters from 1987 to 1989 with a fifth in 2004 and a sixth in 2014 Since 2006 creator Kurumada has been publishing a sequel manga titled Saint Seiya Next Dimension Several spinoff manga by different authors have also been created as well as a standalone anime and original net animation Saint Seiya has been very successful with over 34 million copies sold in Japan alone The series began to be known in the West after it became popular in France in 1988 where it was given the name of Les Chevaliers du Zodiaque this was also the first foreign release of the series Both the original manga and the anime adaptation were also successful in other Asian European and American countries123 however none of them were translated into English until 2003 2 In North America the manga is licensed by Viz Media the anime has been released by both DIC Entertainment and ADV Films and the first four films were released by Discotek Media Contents 1 Plot 2 Production 3 Media 3 1 Manga 3 1 1 Other series 3 2 Anime 3 3 Novels 3 4 Films 3 5 Original video animations 3 6 Musicals 3 7 Video games 3 8 Discography 3 9 Merchandise 4 Reception 5 References 6 Further reading 7 External links See also List of Saint Seiya characters The story focuses on an orphan named Seiya who was forced to go to the Sanctuary in Greece to obtain the Bronze Cloth of the Pegasus constellation a protective armor worn by the Greek goddess Athenas 88 warriors known as Saints Upon awakening his Cosmos the power of the Saints which is an inner spiritual essence originated in the Big Bang Seiya quickly becomes the Pegasus Saint and returns to Japan to find his older sister Because his sister disappeared the same day Seiya went to the Sanctuary Saori Kido the granddaughter of Mitsumasa Kido the person who sent all the orphans to train makes a deal with him to go to fight in a tournament called the Galaxian Wars In this tournament all the orphans who survived and became Bronze Saints must fight to win the most powerful Cloth The Sagittarius Gold Cloth If Seiya goes to compete there and wins Saori would start a search to find Seiyas sister The tournament is interrupted by the revengeful Phoenix Bronze Saint Ikki who wishes to eliminate track from the people who forced him undergo his training He steals parts from the Sagittarius Cloth and eventually fights against the remaining Bronze Saints Seiya Shun Ikkis brother Shiryū and Hyōga to complete it Upon Ikkis defeat the Bronze Saints are attacked by the Silver Saints sent by the Sanctuarys Pope to eliminate them When they remain victorious the Bronze Saints learn that Saori is Athenas reincarnation and that the Pope once tried to kill her as a baby The Sagittarius Gold Saint Aiolos saved Saori but was killed shortly afterwards and gave Saori to her adopted grandfather Mitsumasa Kido Deciding to join forces with Saori the Bronze Saints go to the Sanctuary to defeat the Pope but upon their arrival Saori is severely wounded by a gold arrow from a Silver Saint Believing the Pope may be able to heal her the Bronze Saints go to find him To do so they have to go through 12 temples each one guarded by one Gold Saint the most powerful Saints of Athena Following several battles Seiya gets to the Popes temple and learns that he is the Gold Saint Gemini Saga who in his madness killed the real Pope to obtain more power With help from his friends Cosmos Seiya is able to knock out Saga and use the shield from Athenas statue to heal Saori Shortly afterwards Saga having come to his senses commits suicide as a selfpunishment In the second story arc the Greek god Poseidon reincarnates within the body of Julian Solo the heir to a rich and powerful family who follows his will of flooding the Earth Saori goes to his Temple where Julian offers her to reduce the flooding by absorbing the water inside the Oceans Central Pillar Following Saori Seiya Hyōga Shun and Shiryū go to Poseidons underwater Temple and are confronted by his underlings the Marines As Seiya Hyōga and Shiryū make their way to Julian Ikki learns that the mastermind behind this war is Sagas twin Gemini Kanon who is manipulating Poseidon During the final battle Poseidons spirit awakes within Julian and manages to defeat his opponents Saved by the Saints from the Pillar Saori seals Poseidons soul within her amphora The third and last arc follows how Hades the Underworld god is freed from his seal and revives the deceased Gold Saints and the Pope Aries Shion and alongside some of his 108 Specters sends them to the Sanctuary to kill Athena The remaining Gold Saints serving Athena are able to subdue the enemies but Saori then commits suicide This act is instead meant to directly send her to the Underworld to face Hades and the Bronze Saints follow her Shion reveals that the revived Gold Saints true intentions were of giving Saori her own Cloth and gives it to Seiyas group before dying once again In the Underworld as the Saints fight Hades Specters Shun is possessed by Hades Saori reaches Hades and expels his soul from Shuns body Hades then takes Saori to Elysium and the five Bronze Saints follow them In the final fight against Hades and his two followers Hypnos and Thanatos the Saints gain the strongest God Cloths and use them to aid Saori in defeating Hades However Seiya also sacrifices himself by receiving one of Hades attacks and the Saints return to Earth with his body Productionedit When Masami Kurumada was in the process of creating Saint Seiya he gave Seiya the name Rin at first since Kurumada was going to title his manga Ginga no Rin Rin of the Galaxy However as Kurumada continued developing his manga he decided to change the name to Seiya which was more fitting First he spelled the name with the kanji that meant Holy Arrow to relate it to Seiyas condition as a Saint but later decided to use the kanji that meant Star Arrow to emphasize the constellation and mythological motif Finally he changed his manga title as well to Saint Seiya once he fully developed the concept of the Saints Also Kurumada stated that one of the first ideas he conceived for Saint Seiya was the Pegasus Meteor Fist Since his manga was going to use the constellations as a very important and everpresent theme he wanted his protagonist to have a special move that would be like a shower of meteors 4 When Kurumada designed Seiyas likeness he was inspired by his character Ryūji Takane the protagonist of his hit manga Ring ni Kakero which he created 9 years before Seiya Most protagonists of Kurumadas works bear a resemblance to Ryūji as Kurumada subscribes to the revered Osamu Tezukas Star System a stable cast of characters technique The same process is done with almost all the other characters from the series 4 Mangaedit Main article List of Saint Seiya manga volumes The cover of Saint Seiya Knights of the Zodiac volume 1 as published by Viz Media Written and illustrated by Masami Kurumada Saint Seiya was serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine from December 1985 to December 1990 5 The individual chapters were collected and published into 28 tankōbon volumes by Shueisha 6 The series has three main parts or acts Sanctuary Act volumes 1 to 13 Poseidon Act volumes 14 to 18 and Hades Act volumes 19 to 28 Volume 13 also contains a separate short story called The Chapter of Nastassja from the Land of Ice 氷の国のナターシャ編 Kōri no Kuni no Natāsha Hen In addition to the original 28 tankōbon volumes the series has been reissued several times The first as 15 aizōban volumes in 1995 the Collectors Version The second reissue was 2001 bunkoban the Library Version The series was released again in 2003 in 19 volumes with art design images from the anime adaptation and called the Remix Version The fourth reissue in 22 volumes and called the Complete Version contains additional colored pages as well as colored armor schematics Another Remix Version was published at the end of 2007 to coincide with the broadcast of Chapter Elysion of the anime 7 Another Remix Version was published at the end of 2012 The series is licensed in English in North America by Viz Media under the title Saint Seiya Knights of the Zodiac Viz released the first collected volume of the series on January 21 20048 and as of February 2 2010 all twentyeight volumes have been released 9 To celebrate 30 years of the original classic manga of Saint Seiya in Akihabara Tokyo in June 2016 there will be a convention commemorating the historic series 10 For the 30 years of the classic manga Saint Seiya has also opened a website official called seiya30th11 A second exhibition commemorating the 30th anniversary of the manga by Masami Kurumada will be held in China Hong Kongin September 2016 12 Saint Seiya 30 Shunen Keny Gashu Seiiki Sanctuary Illustration artwork of 130 pg by Masami Kurumada for the 30th anniversary of the Saint Seiya Manga Original classic 19851990 launched on October 21 2016 by Takarajimash in Japan 13 Other seriesedit Main articles Saint Seiya Next Dimension Saint Seiya Episode G Saint Seiya The Lost Canvas and Saint Seiya Saintia Shō During 2002 a new manga called Saint Seiya Episode G started being serialized The story is situated 7 years before the events at the beginning of the original Saint Seiya manga and 6 years after the death of the Gold Saint Sagittarius Aiolos making Leo Aiolia the main character During the series Titans are brought back to life with the mission of recovering their realm and the Gold Saints are assigned to stop them to protect the humans This new series is written and illustrated by Megumu Okada under the authorization of Masami Kurumada The individual chapters were published in Akita Shotens Champion Red magazine and they have been compiled into a total of 20 tankōbon In the summer of 2006 Kurumada resumed the story of Saint Seiya in Saint Seiya Next Dimension The official sequel of the original manga the story continues with the previous Holy War between the deities in the Saint Seiya universe Heroes from the present journey back in time to save Pegasus Seiya from his imminent death The full color series is being published in Akita Shotens Shōnen Champion magazine at irregular dates with 10 compiled tankōbon volumes released so far 14 Also during the fall of 2006 another new manga series called Saint Seiya The Lost Canvas started being published This series tells an alternate interpretation of the previous Holy War that took place in the 18th century 250 years before the original series in the Saint Seiya universe The story centers on the relations between Tenma the Pegasus Saint and his beloved friend Alone who would eventually become his greatest enemy Hades Along with Saint Seiya Next Dimension it was published in Akita Shotens Shōnen Champion magazine Written and illustrated by Shiori Teshirogi under the authorization of Kurumada the chapters have been compiled into 25 tankōbon In June 2013 a third Saint Seiya spinoff manga series was announced Titled Saint Seiya Saintia Shō it began serialization in the September 2013 issue of Champion Red magazine The series features a female Saint named Shō as the protagonist and is authored by Chimaki Kuori under commission by Masami Kurumada 15 Animeedit Main articles List of Saint Seiya episodes and Saint Seiya Omega An anime adaptation based on the Saint Seiya manga was created by Toei Animation and broadcast on TV Asahi from October 11 1986 to 1989 16 It was directed first by Kōzō Morishita episodes 1–73 and then by Kazuhito Kikuchi episodes 74–114 The character designers and aestheticists were Shingo Araki and Michi Himeno and Seiji Yokoyama composed the soundtracks Following Kurumadas storylines from the manga closely the chief scriptwriters were Takao Koyama 173 and Yoshiyuki Suga 74114 The series has three main parts Sanctuary episodes 1–73 Asgard which exists only in the anime adaptation episodes 74–99 and Poseidon episodes 100–114 The anime was cancelled and left unfinished in 1989 leaving one arc of the manga not animated 17 One of the other series in the franchise Saint Seiya Ω The show began airing on TV Asahi during Spring 2012 There are two English dubs of the anime series one of which was heavily edited and the other of which was uncensored Both dubs are incomplete In North America the edited dub premiered on Cartoon Network on August 30 2003 with only the first 32 episodes airing before the show was cancelled 2 This dub retitled Knights of the Zodiac was licensed by DIC Entertainment 18 The edits made to this dub included cutting overly violent scenes adding in previously nonexistent digital scene transitions coloring all instances of blood blue and renaming it magical energies rewriting the scripts renaming several characters and replacing the opening theme ending theme and background music ADV Films licensed the home video rights to the series and released the DICdubbed episodes In addition to this ADV also released a separate DVD series featuring the original uncut Japanese version of the show with English subtitles which also included a new uncut dub with a different voice cast than the one used by DIC ADVs dub in addition to being uncut also kept all of the original music and featured dub scripts that were much closer to the original Japanese dialogue The first 60 episodes were released in this way In early 2009 the uncut version was reissued in two box sets and ADV had expressed an interest in releasing the rest of the series uncut and completing their uncut dub However ADV shut down and ceased operations later that year A DVD set entitled Saint Seiya Sanctuary Classic Complete Collection was released to DVD in the US on April 15 2014 by New Video containing the first 73 episodes in Japanese with English subtitles 1920 On June 20 2014 and September 2 2014 two BluRay boxsets were released in Japan containing all 114 episodes of the classic series restored in high definition video and audio along with extra materials 21 Additionally on April 1 of 2015 TV Asahi in Japan began reairing the original anime series to commemorate its 30th anniversary as well as the 30th anniversary of the manga upon which it is based 22 A new anime series was announced by Toei Animation under the name Saint Seiya Omega which began airing on April 1 2012 with a grand total of 97 episodes As an anime original story it does not take place in the continuity of Kurumadas manga 23 In most Englishspeaking countries Saint Seiya Omega is available in Englishsubtitled format through Crunchyroll 24 A new CG project for the series was revealed to be in the works at in December 2016 at CCXP in Brazil 25 The website Cinematoday jp published an article on August 2 2017 which revealed that the project was a collaboration with Netflix to make a new adaptation of the manga and anime series Yoshiharu Ashino was announced as the director and Eugene Son among others as the writers The first season would follow the Galaxian Wars arc to the Silver Saint arc with twelve episodes 26 Novelsedit On November 9 1988 Weekly Shōnen Jump released a Jump Gold Selection Anime Special 2 written by Takao Koyama with illustrations by the series animation character designers Shingo Araki and Michi Himeno This special is just a detailed flashback to Gemini Sagas assassination attempt on the newborn Athena There is also a series of two novels written by Kurumada and Tatsuya Hamazaki with the name of Saint Seiya – Gigantomachia which were published by Jump J Books The first novel was released in Japan on August 23 200227 while the second was released on December 16 2002 28 Filmsedit Main article List of Saint Seiya films Four animated feature films were shown in Japanese theaters from 1987 to 1989 A fifth animated film came out in Japanese theaters in 2004 Heaven Chapter Overture 天界編 序奏 Tenkai Hen Josō which was supposed to follow the regular chronology right after the end of the manga which finished being adapted on August 1 2008 as a prologue to a new chapter 29 Toei Animation first announced that this new chapter would be a new animated series but later Kurumada stated that he wanted the film to be part of a trilogy Tōru Furuya revealed Kurumadas wishes for the series during a press conference After Pegasus Seiya eventually defeats Zeus he is to go on and face Chronos the God of Time Toru was not allowed to say anything more 30 With the serialization of Saint Seiya Next Dimension Kurumada removed Overture from the canon of the Saint Seiya universe although some elements that appeared in it remain in the continuity A new Saint Seiya movie Legend of Sanctuary made in CGI was produced by Toei to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the franchise It was released on June 21 2014 31 Despite the first movie being released in 1987 none of the movies received an official English release in North America until it was announced by Discotek in 2012 that they had acquired the home video rights to the first four movies and intended to release them across two DVDs each containing two movies The DVDs contain Japanese audio with English subtitles 32 In 2003 the French magazine AnimeLand published an interview with Masami Kurumada where the author revealed that a company in Hollywood had approached him some years prior with a fifteenminute pilot of a liveaction movie of Saint Seiya The project was abandoned as Kurumada did not feel the essence of the series had been preserved In a later interview published in 2005 the reporter was allowed to see the video and commented on how the names of the main characters were changed and noted that one of them Andromeda Shun had been changed from male to female 3334 Original video animationsedit Main articles List of Saint Seiya episodes § OVA list and Saint Seiya Soul of Gold These are a series of original video animations OVAs that cover the last arc of the manga which was not previously adapted into anime The first 13 episodes were broadcast on Animax a Japanese payperview channel from November 9 2002 to April 12 200335 and then released on DVD during the year 2003 These 13 episodes were named Hades Chapter Sanctuary 冥王ハーデス十二宮編 Meiō Hādesu Jyūnikyū Hen and adapt volumes 19 to 22 of the manga This OVA series was directed by Shigeyasu Yamauchi still with animation character designs by Shingo Araki and Michi Himeno while the scripts were adapted from the manga this time by Michiko Yokote and the soundtrack was entirely taken from Yokoyamas work on the previous TV series 36 Two years after the first part of the Hades saga Chapter Sanctuary a second part was produced in 2005 This second chapter was named Hades Chapter Inferno 冥王ハーデス冥界編 前章 Meiō Hādesu Meikai Hen Zenshō and consists of six episodes adapting volumes 23 to 25 of the manga However most of the original voice actors did not reprise their roles aside from Hideyuki Tanaka as the narrator Hirotaka Suzuoki the original voice actor of Dragon Shiryū died on August 6 2006 due to lung cancer 37 On the same Animax channel Toei Animation released the first two OVAs on December 17 2005 followed by the next two on January 21 2006 The last pair were released on February 18 2006 Shortly after their TV broadcasting which lasted for 2 months the episodes were released on DVD in 2006 This short OVA series was directed by Tomoharu Katsumata but the other staff remained the same Toei Animation officially announced the news on its website on July 18 2006 Then Hades Chapter Inferno Part 2 冥王ハーデス冥界編 後章 Meiō Hādesu Meikai Hen Kōshō which contains 6 episodes in total was released adapting volumes 25 to 26 of the manga On June 28 Masami Kurumada announced on his personal blog that production on the Hades Chapter Elysion 冥王ハーデス エリシオン編 Meiō Hādesu Erishion Hen OVAs had begun It was thought that the release was to be in midDecember 2007 as of the last two years with the performance of the two Inferno chapters Zenshō and Kōshō but no preview or released images were available as of the end of October 38 In November 2007 Toei Animation announced that the official release of the Elysion Chapter would be in March 2008 and not December 2007 as originally planned39 The Elysion OVAs were released in March episodes 26 and 27 May 28 and 29 and August 30 and 31 and adapted the final two volumes of the manga 27 and 28 40 An original net animation series titled Saint Seiya Soul of Gold began streaming in 2015 41 Musicalsedit In August 1991 a musical sponsored by Bandai was performed at the Aoyama theater in Tokyo Japan The story retells the Sanctuary and Poseidon chapters The cast included members of SMAP as the five Bronze Saints and Poseidon The characters Aries Mu Leo Aiolia and Scorpio Milo were portrayed by members of another band Tokio As of May 2011 Masami Kurumada announced in his website that a new Saint Seiya musical was in the works 42 Debuting in late 2011 the stage play was titled Saint Seiya Super Musical and presented a liveaction adaptation of the first Saint Seiya film Evil Goddess Eris Video gamesedit Several video games have been released based on the series For the Family Computer two roleplaying games named Saint Seiya Ōgon Densetsu and Saint Seiya Ōgon Densetsu KanketsuHen were released in 1987 and 1988 respectively 4344 For the Game Boy one roleplaying game named Seitoushi Saint Paradise Saikyou no Senshitachi was released in 1992 citation needed Bandai released a typing game called Saint Seiya Typing Ryu Sei Ken for the PC in 2003 citation needed In 2003 Bandai also released another roleplaying game called Saint Seiya Ōgon DensetsuHen Perfect Edition for the WonderSwan Color adapting the first 73 episodes 45 In 2005 Bandai released Saint Seiya The Sanctuary for the PlayStation 2 a 3D fighting game that adapts the same episodes as the previous game with characters from the first series of the classic series of Saint Seiya 46 A sequel for this game was released in 2006 with the name of Saint Seiya The Hades adapting the original video animation series concerning the series of Hades classical Unlike previous games these two PlayStation 2 games were released outside Japan the later being released first in Europe in 2006 and later in Japan and Australia 47 A new game called Saint Seiya Online was to be released in August 2009 from SEGA Japan and Perfect World Beijing but the release was delayed Open Beta testing of the game began on the 16th of May 2013 but only in China Saint Seiya Online features a 65piece orchestral music score composed by Masamichi Amano and performed by the Angel City Studio Orchestra Recording took place at the Eastwood Scoring Stage at Warner Brothers Studios 48 The game was first shown to be in production back in 2006 on the 14th of July on Masami Kurumadas blog49 but it wasnt until 2008 on the 7th of November that he showed more info about the game on his blog including a picture from the game with the five main Bronze Saints in their original colors 50 In 2011 a Saint Seiya themed pachinko game machine was released to commemorate the classic seriess 25th anniversary featuring both the five main Bronze Saints and the twelve Gold Saints as characters 51 Additionally a PlayStation 3 game was released in November 2011 titled Saint Seiya Senki with characters of the classic series Saint Seiya also known in Europe as Saint Seiya Sanctuary Battle More recently a video game for PlayStation 3 has been announced and released on October 17 2013 The game is titled Saint Seiya Brave Soldiers 聖闘士星矢 ブレイブ・ソルジャーズ Seinto Seiya Bureibu Sorujāzu and for the first time the gameplay covers all three major acts in Kurumadas original mangayears 80s the Twelve Temples arc the Poseidon arc and the Hades arc 52 Saint Seiya Soldiers Soul PlayStation 4 PlayStation 3 PC 2015 with characters of the classic series Saint Seiya and Soul of Gold 53 Namco Bandai release one games for smartphone app about the classic series of Saint Seiya offering slotmachine and pachinko gameplay The app is titled Saint Seiya Cosmo Slottle 聖闘士星矢・小宇宙スロットル Seinto Seiya Kosumo Surottoru The events in the game cover the Galaxian Wars arc and the Twelve Temples arc as interpreted by the anime adaptation 54 Additionally a new game for Yahoos mobile phone game portal has been announced for a Spring 2014 release The game is titled Saint Seiya Big Bang Cosmo 聖闘士星矢 セイントセイヤ・ビッグバンコスモ Seinto Seiya Biggu Ban Kosumo and will offer trading card style gameplay 55 Also a new Saint Seiya themed pachinko machine was released in March 2014 Titled Saint Seiya Golden Fierce Battle Chapter 聖闘士星矢 黄金激闘編 Seinto Seiya Ōgon Gekitōhen the gameplay is based in the events of the Twelve Temples arc classic series 56 Zodiac Brave game of Bandai an RPG for smart phones and mobile phones with characters from the classic series of Saint Seiya 2016 57 A New pachinko game were released all over Japan in 2017 which contained reanimated scenes from the Sanctuary and Poseidon arc of the first anime adaptation 58 Games featuring characters from Saint Seiya Famicom Jump Eiyū Retsuden Famicom 1989 Popn Music Animation Melody Arcade PlayStation Game Boy Color 2000 Popn Music Animelo 2 Arcade 2001 Saint Seiya Typing Ryu Sei Ken PC 2003 Jump Ultimate Stars Nintendo DS 2006 JStars Victory VS PlayStation 3 PlayStation Vita 2014 Saint Seiya x Moster Strike game for Android with characters from the classic series of Saint Seiya 2016 59 Discographyedit Seiji Yokoyama was the main composer for the Saint Seiya original anime series A selection is listed below Saint Seiya Original Soundtrack I–VIII spanning 8 CDs Saint Seiya – 1996 Song Collection Saint Seiya – 1997 Shonenki Saint Seiya – Best Collection Saint Seiya – Chikyūgi Single Album Saint Seiya – Galaxian Wars Saint Seiya – Memorial Box spanning 5 CDs Saint Seiya – Gold Collection spanning 5 CDs Saint Seiya – Hits spanning 3 CDs Saint Seiya – King of the Underworld Saint Seiya – Piano Fantasia Saint Seiya – Tenkai Hen Josō Overture Saint Seiya – Song Selection commemorative CD for the 30th anniversary of the original series of Saint Seiya eighties 60 Merchandiseedit Saint Seiya began to be known in the West as Knights of the Zodiac after it became successful in France at the end of the 1980s where it was given the name of Les Chevaliers du Zodiaque This was also the very first release of the series outside Asia in 1988 The series was also broadcast starting from 1989 in Italy under the title of I Cavalieri dello Zodiaco following the French renaming This edition is known to differ substantially from other foreign editions of Saint Seiya not only because many names of characters places and fighting techniques were changed but especially because the whole tone of the dialogues was modified to become more aulic and ceremonious in step with the tone of the ancient epic Greek drama and with occasional quotations from various pieces of poetry and classical literature the main characters were also given adult voices in the dubbing instead of teenage voices The series was also released in Spanishspeaking countries under the title of Los Caballeros del Zodiaco again following the French renaming enjoying great success in both Spain and Latin America In 2003 the three acts of the original anime Sanctuary Asgard and Poseidon arcs were aired again on Cartoon Networks Toonami programming block Starting in 2006 the Hades arc was also aired with new dubbing In the mid1980s a line of Saint Seiya action figures called Saint Cloth Series were produced by Bandai featuring most of the series characters The toy line was a huge success inside of Japan but also in other countries such as HongKong Taiwan France Belgium Switzerland Spain Portugal Brazil Chile Paraguay and Mexico citation needed The figures have now acquired collector status and the Japanese originals are highly sought after Some like Odins God Robe or Kraken Isaac have a very high value citation needed Starting in 2002 for their popular gashapon highquality PVC figurines line Bandai released several Saint Seiya themed sets each one containing an average of 5 figurines Seven sets were released the sixth of which was a Special release that included the 12 Gold Saints 61 The seventh set was released in 2004 to commemorate the release of the Tenkai Hen Josō Overture movie raising the number of figurines released to date to 34 In 2003 Bandai created a new line of figures called Saint Seiya Cloth Myth 聖闘士聖衣神話 Seinto Seiya Kurosu Maisu Originally only the five main Bronze Saints wearing their Cloths from the Poseidon Arc would be released in commemoration of the Hades arc of the manga being animated but were so well received that they decided to continue the line and it continues to sell very well internationally citation needed As of July 2010 there are over 100 figures available and Bandai continues to release new figures regularly The line seems to be nowhere near its end citation needed In 2006 Bandai created a separate gashapon line named Saint Seiya Clothup Saint 聖闘士星矢 クロスアップセイント Seinto Seiya Kurosuappu Seinto It differed from the original gashapon line in that the figurines were poseable and their armor could be removed Five sets each containing five figurines were released 62 In 2008 Bandai released a line of PVC figurines Saint Seiya Saint Statue 聖闘士星矢 聖闘士彫像 Seinto Seiya Seinto Agaruma Each set includes an average of five figures and four sets have been released to date 63 More recently the Japanese hobby figurine and collectible manufacturer Megahouse released in 2007 a line of very highquality nonposeable resin figures named Saint Seiya Excellent Model which are part of the line Excellent Model composed of various wellknown characters from manga and anime Three figures have been released so far Pegasus Seiya Dragon Shiryū and Athena 64 Starting in 2008 the Japanese collectible manufacturer Medicos Entertainment is releasing the Saint Seiya Cloth Collection 聖闘士星矢 聖衣コレクシオン Seinto Seiya Kurosu Korekushion a line that consists in various resin figurines of the Cloths worn by the Saints Three volumes have been released so far each one containing 6 figures 65 Continuing with its Saint Seiya themed lines Medicos Entertainment also released a line of nonposeable resin figures named Saint Seiya Zodiac Temples Chapter 聖闘士星矢 黄金十二宮編 Seinto Seiya Ōgon Jūnikyū Hen composed of various figures of Saint Seiya characters Nine figures have been released so far 66 Medicos also released a very highquality resin figure of Aiolos and Seiya wearing the Sagittarius Gold Cloth as part of their Art Collection line 67 All three sublines form part of their Chōzō Super Figures line Recently Megahouse has announced the release of two sets of chibi PVC figures portraying the Gold Saints titled Saint Seiya The arc of the Zodiac Temples 聖闘士星矢 十二宮編 Seinto Seiya Jūnikyū Hen Both sets include seven figures set 1 is slated for release in July 2012 68 and set 2 is slated for release in September 2012 69 D D Panoramation new line 2016 of action figures about 17 characters of the original seriesyears 80s 12 Gold Saints and 5 Bronze Saints 70 A new line of action figures called Saint Seiya Daizenshuu on 12 characters of the original series years 80s Saint Seiya in Superdeformer version will start to come out in Japan in November 2016 71 Receptionedit The original manga of twentyeight volumes by Masami Kurumada have sold over 25 million copies in Japan as of 200772 and over 34 million copies in Japan as of 2013 73 When TV Asahi a television network in Japan conducted a nationwide survey for the one hundred most popular animated television series Saint Seiya anime came in twentyfifth place 74Animage also ranked the anime series within Top 100 anime productions 75 The anime series won the Animage Anime Grand Prix prize in 1987 76 It was considered one of the biggest anime phenomenons of the 1980s It would become the inspiration for future series including several Gundam series such as Mobile Suit Gundam Wing and Mobile Fighter G Gundam77Legend of Heavenly Sphere Shurato Ronin Warriors Wild Knights Gulkeeva and Kurumadas later work Bt X 78 In The Anime Encyclopedia A Guide to Japanese Animation Since 1917 Jonathan Clements and Helen McCarthy praises the series complex plot and felt that animation designers Shingo Araki and Michi Himeno had worked magic with both the anime series and the films They also praised the grand soundtrack and director Shigeyasu Yamauchis ability to stretch out the tension and chose the perfect places to stop an episode to keep audiences waiting for the next one Clements and McCarthy did however find the series disturbing in that its main emotional impact comes from the audience seeing older boys and men fighting brave but naive teenagers and through victories earning more weapons 79Jason Thompson describes the series as being almost pure battle 80 Yaoi dōjinshi based on Saint Seiya popularized the term yaoi in 1987 81Saint Seiya was particularly popular as a subject in yaoi as it had a large cast which was predominantly male This allowed an incredible number of pairings although Andromeda Shun was one of the more popular characters to create yaoi for 82 Tite Kubo the author of the manga series Bleach considers Saint Seiya to be one of his biggest inspirations for the designs of the different types of weapons that his characters use in the story as well as the battle scenes In the NHK ranking Best Anime 100 celebrating a century of Japanese Animation the Japanese voted the Classic Anime Saint Seiya19861990 making it the 123rd place among the more than 5000 Japanese animations produced in the first century resulting the 123th Anime of all time preferred by Japanese fans also Anime Classic of Saint Seiya is the animated product of Saint Seiya preferred by fans of the Japan 84 Referencesedit Introduction to Saint Seiya Viz Media Archived from the 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comlo41hJp jpg Saint Seiya Toei Animation Film List Toei Animation Archived from the original on 4 December 2009 Retrieved 30 August 2009   Arnaldo Massato Oka Marcelo Del Greco February 2002 Exclusive interview with Masami Kurumada Henshin in Portuguese JBC Editora 31 14–21   DIC Shows web archive org DIC Entertainment April 2 2003 Retrieved on April 5 2009 httpswww amazon comdpB00E688K90 httpwww rightstuf com18003386827catalogmgrEhWDHyhWSYulWWFTGkbrowseitem98926400permanent dead link httpwww bandaivisual co jpseiyabdbox Archived copy Archived from the original on 20150508 Retrieved 20150426   httpwww toeianim co jptvseiya New Anime Original Story series Saint Seiya Omega announced Crunchyroll to Stream Saint Seiya Omega TV Anime Anime News Network March 30 2012 Retrieved January 22 2014   Dennison Kara December 6 2016 President of Toei Announces Plans for CG Live Action Saint Seiya Movies Crunchyroll com Crunchyroll Retrieved August 2 2017 According to Morishita plans are currently 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ISBN 1880656647 OCLC 47255331   httpwww animenewsnetwork comhouseof1000manga20101118 McHarry Mark Yaoi Redrawing Male Love Archived April 17 2008 at the Wayback Machine The Guide November 2003 Kimbergt Sébastien 2008 Ces mangas qui utilisent le yaoi pour doper leurs ventes In Brient Hervé Homosexualité et manga  le yaoi Manga 10000 images in French Editions H pp  113–115 ISBN 9782953178104   httpwww nhk or jpanimeanime100anireport101 html Further readingedit PiattiFarnell Lorna December 2013 Blood Biceps and Beautiful Eyes Cultural Representations of Masculinity in Masami Kurumadas Saint Seiya The Journal of Popular Culture 46 6 1133–1155 doi10 1111jpcu 12081   External linksedit Anime and manga portal Official website in Japanese Saint Seiya manga at Anime News Networks encyclopedia Saint Seiya on IMDb