He left an orphan and returned a saint; a Pegasus Saint, that is – one of the dozens of warriors sworn to protect the goddess Athena. He also has a desire to protect a less divine being – his sister, who mysteriously disappeared. In an attempt to find more information that can help him find his sister, he sought help from Saori Kido, which was, unknown to everyone, a goddess herself. Saori initiated a deal – she would help him find his sister, if he helps her first by joining a tournament. Oh, he also has to win. That is why Saint Seiya, the title character, found himself in battles he thought he did not want.
To be able to fulfill her destiny, the goddess in her human form must stay alive. Fortunately, Saint Seya is not alone in the ‘protection business’ – he was helped by four saints. Shiryu is the calmest and most composed whose great physical strength is surpassed only by Ikki. Hyoga is unemotional on the outside but is passionate and intensely idealistic deep inside. Shun is merciful and gentle, believing that violence should always be the last resort. Ikki is a harsh and cold loner with a soft spot for his brother Shun. Trying their darnedest to protect Seya and encountering a series of adventures and misadventures, these five ‘saints’ eventually became the best of allies.
The first episodes of Saint Seiya began airing on 1986 until its final episode on April 1989. It has been one of the best animes of its time and has retained its universal appeal since then.