The original Saint Seiya has come on board Netflix for streaming previously with the first four seasons being released throughout the fall of last year. This run is interesting as it’s bringing us the original series but have given it a new dub by the CG series dub cast. The additional seasons, whose length has not been revealed, is set for an April 1st, 2020 debut.
Saint Seiya is a big property for the studio with over 250 TV episodes and six animated films that has generated over a billion in revenue since it kicked off back in 1986. The manga from Masami Kurumada has over 35 million copies sold to date.
The original Saint Seiya manga from Masami Kurumada that ran from 1986 to 1990 and Viz Media has all twenty-eight volumes released in North America in print and digital form. With a lot of anime adaptations and related works over the years, this is the core property to get into and savor.
Plot concept: In Greek mythology, Athena, the daughter of Zeus, was born in full armor. By birthright the goddess of battle, she did not believe in conquest, and only fought defensive wars. Her battles with bloodthirsty gods and giants shook the very earth and seemed to last forever. On the battlefield, there were a group of youths that always surrounded and protected the goddess: the Knights of Athena! Flash forward to modern-day Greece: two Japanese tourists are shocked to see a mansized meteorite crash to the earth before them. It turns out to be young Seiya. Seiya must train harder than ever if he is to survive his match with the brutal Cassios! Whoever wins will receive the greatest prize known to man: the incredibly powerful Pegasus Cloth!