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Premiered October 11, 1986
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 and serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump from 1986 to 1991, and adapted into an anime TV series by Toei Animation from 1986 to 1989. 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 the other Olympian gods who want to dominate Earth.