SAINT SEIYA: Knights of the Zodiac: Season 1 (2019)

Season 1
SAINT SEIYA: Knights of the Zodiac

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Critic Ratings: 2


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User Ratings: 259
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Air date: Jul 19, 2019
Air date: Jul 19, 2019
Air date: Jul 19, 2019
Air date: Jul 19, 2019
Air date: Jul 19, 2019
Air date: Jul 19, 2019

Tv Season Info

Sworn to protect the reincarnation of the goddess Athena, Seiya and the Knights of the Zodiac aid her in battle against those who seek to end mankind.

Critic Reviews for SAINT SEIYA: Knights of the Zodiac Season 1

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (0)

If we have the original anime, with a more complex plot and more interesting characterisations, what's the point of watching this? [Full review in Spanish]

Jul 29, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

The animation is a little unexceptional and video-gamey, but clean and detailed - it's not afraid to hold on a shot and let us comprehend the fantastical images we're seeing.

Jul 22, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for SAINT SEIYA: Knights of the Zodiac: Season 1

  • 6d ago
    The first episodes are enjoyable. That's all I needed. The CGI is outstanding.
  • Aug 13, 2019
    Great graphics, nice sumary of the original serie, I wanna see all the Season. A great job
  • Aug 07, 2019
    The reception of a guy who has not seen the original anime like John Serba from the decider, has actually a meaning? that kind of reception way above the sky which can only be given by someone whom does not know nothing at all from the original saga. The essence of the anime was lost with a cold, fast paced but boring PSP2 video game, the fact that Shun is a girl, just killed the meaning of the real character! that is not forgivable, no fans at the Galactic Tournament? i mean only a person as cold as the show can actually like it, for not knowing the deeper meaning of the saga.
  • Aug 04, 2019
    I liked it, i mean shun is a woman but who cares, shun man is as girly as shun woman. The Phoenix season was boring before and this one is much better and short
  • Aug 03, 2019
    absolutely love it, a great show, great cgi and the story are very nostalgic
  • Aug 03, 2019
    The good: CGI animation at times looks. The characters are well managed. Looking for a new audience for Saint Seiya. The opening and ending are great. Adapt key moments of the manga correctly. They have a great opportunity to surprise with the rest of the episodes of this first season. The bad: The music in the fighting can be better. Some changes to the original material are not good. Better camera movements in fighting are necessary.
  • Aug 02, 2019
    Love it so many lovely memories of the past great job in bringing saint seiya back to life more detailed and modern thank you very very much xxxx
  • Aug 01, 2019
    The series is meek. Is shy. It pretends to make an impression and get into the US market finally, but for all of these pretense, Toei and Netflix fall into the common places and lazy writing that, for moments, truly doesn't makes sense (why Marin uses a mask and then Shaina doesn't?). The story feels rushed and the characters loose gravitas while the secondary characters, including Sienna (Saori) and the new villain are, so far a disaster... As disastrous as the boring background music. BUT, somehow, it's not as terrible as it ends up giving the idea the reviews. The series has potential, it just happens that the definition of not been a rehash of the original series or something totally new isn't executed correctly. It gives two steps forward and then 4 backwards. Hopefully this will get better, tho' I'm doubting it.
  • Aug 01, 2019
    What a crap, 90's 3D animation, shity script
  • Aug 01, 2019
    Pretty unimpressive. The animation is mediocre, but still ok, considering the target audience (American children up to 10 y.o.). The plot makes no sense, at one moment the character is "x" y.o. and lives in country "y", while in the next scene he is "z" y.o. and lives on the other side of the planet, and there is no clue about how did this happen. There is not even a reasonable motivation to justify the actions of the characters. Probably the worst part (since it is a cartoon based on a shounen) is the very short and anti-climatic fighting scenes: they usually last only a few seconds, and the few longer battles are continuously interrupted by flashbacks. The characters spend a lot of time running/fighting armies and tanks, but when it comes to the interesting fights between knights/saints, they are extremely underwhelming. This is probably one of the worst examples of bad writing/directing.

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