|List of Anime Television Series:|
|Japanese name:||Saint Seiya|
|English name:||Knights of the Zodiac|
|French name:||Les Chevaliers du Zodiaque; Saint Seiya, les chevaliers du Zodiaque|
|Italian name:||I Cavalieri dello Zodiaco; Il ritorno dei Cavalieri dello Zodiaco|
October 11, 1986-April 1, 1989
August 30, 2003-April 10, 2004 (United States)
March 1990 (Italy)
|Broadcast time:||Saturday, 19:30-20:00 (7:30-8:00 pm)|
|Number of episodes:||114|
|Animation Studio:||Toei Doga|
|Production Company:||Asahi National Broadcasting, Toei Doga|
Asahi National Broadcasting (ANB)
Cartoon Network (United States)
TF 1 (France)
Odeon TV, Italia 7, Junior TV (JTV), Italia 1, Gay TV, Fox Kids (Italy)
|Creator(s):||Masami Kurumada (manga)|
|Series Director:||Kozo Morishita, Kazuhito Kikuchi|
|Episode Director(s):||Kozo Morishita, Tomoharu Katsumata, Kazuhito Kikuchi|
|Producer(s):||Yoshifumi Hatano, Kazuo Yokoyama, Kozo Morishita, Morihiro Kato (Asahi),|
|Planning:||Takao Koyama (series composition), Yoshiyuki Suga (series composition)|
|Storyboard(s):||Kozo Morishita, Tomoharu Katsumata|
|Writer(s):||Takao Koyama, Tadaaki Yamazaki, Yoshiyuki Suga|
|Art Director:||Tadao Kubota (1-99), Yoshiyuki Shikano (100-114)|
|Character Designer(s):||Shingo Araki, Michi Himeno|
|Animator(s):||Shingo Araki (director), Tetsuro Aoki (director), Kensei Hasegawa (director), Eisaku Inoue (director), Mitsuo Shindo (director), Nobuyoshi Sasakado (director)|
|Toru Furuya (Seiya), Hirotaka Suzuoki (Shiryu), Ryo Horikawa (Shun), Keiko Han (Athena)|
|Genre(s):||adventure, fantasy, magic, mythology (Greece), martial arts|
Japan: DVD (BCBA 1351-1355)
United States: DVD (ADV Films, 12 discs, partial)
France: DVD (TF1 Video, 19 discs)
Italy: DVD (Yamato Video, 6 sets (2 discs), partial)
The United States broadcast of this series only included 32 episodes.
In Italy, the initial broadcast of this series as I Cavalieri dello Zodiaco was only a partial broadcast. Later broadcasts of the series also were under the name Il ritorno dei Cavalieri dello Zodiaco.
This series is continued by several oav series, then by Saint Seiya Omega (2012).
To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Saint Seiya go to the Chronology of Animation.
|Note on finding copies of programs:||
Unfortunately I lack the time or resources to help people find copies of anime television programs. I have put together a web List of Online Video and Book Stores that will be useful to find copies in the United States, some other countries, and one Japanese store. There are other similar stores on the Internet around the world that might be able to supply the DVDs, LDs, VCDs, or video tapes that are desired. Check my Japanese Animation Information page for links to Internet resources that may have further information. I am not involved in trading materials from my own collection. I am still waiting to see most of the programs in this List of Anime Television Series and would be happy to find sources for many of them.
Because of these circumstances I will not respond to requests for help to find these types of materials.
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|Last update: April 3, 2012
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