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Saint Seiya (聖闘士星矢 Seinto Seiya) is an anime series based on the shōnen manga created by Masami Kurumada and produced by the Japanese animation studio Toei Animation. It aired from October 11, 1986 to April 1, 1989 on Japan's TV Asahi, consisting of 114 episodes.

The story follows five mystical warriors called the "Saints" who fight wearing sacred armors named "Cloths", 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". The Saints have sworn to defend the reincarnation of the Greek goddess Athena in her battle against other Olympian gods who want to dominate Earth.

Dubbing History

In July 2002, ADV Films announced at their Otakon 2002 panel that they had purchased the rights to release the series in North America. The following June, it was revealed that the company had only acquired a sublicense to the series through an agreement with children's entertainment company DiC Entertainment. The French studio announced that it had sold 40 episodes of the show to Cartoon Network for broadcast in the United States under the name Knights of the Zodiac.

DiC produced an edited English dub recorded in Toronto, Ontario by Kaleidoscope Entertainment. This version featured significant visual edits, storyline modifications and a cover of The Flock of Seagulls song "I Ran" by American rock band Bowling for Soup as its opening theme song. The series debuted on Cartoon Network in the United States on August 30, 2003. Parallel to DIC's dub, ADV Films produced their own uncut version under the Saint Seiya name. Utilizing an entirely separate voice cast from the Houston, Texas area, their dub was released on DVD from October 21, 2003 to May 31, 2005. While ADV intended to complete the dub of the series, they were only able to sub-license 60 episodes from DiC, as they had only licensed that many for their own adaptation.

Cartoon Network would end up pulling the series from air due to abysmal ratings. Though Cartoon Network initially planned to run the rest of DiC's dub in a late night slot, the show was pulled from the channel's schedule in April 2004 after 32 episodes aired. ADV Films would later release the first 28 episodes across 7 DVD and VHS releases between January and November 2004. In Canada, however, all 40 episodes aired on television, with the dub's conclusion airing on July 24, 2004.

On October 15, 2019, Netflix released the first 15 episodes on their streaming service with a new dub containing much of the same cast as their voice cast for Knights of the Zodiac: Saint Seiya; also recorded in Houston where ADV previously dubbed the series and containing many members of the original dub's cast in other roles. 26 further episodes were released on October 24, 2019. 32 episodes were released on January 2, 2020, making it the first time that episodes 61-73 had been dubbed into English. The final 41 episodes were released on April 6, 2020, making Sentai's dub of the series the only one to finish to completion. It left Netflix on December 14, 2021.

Cast

Uncut Version (ADV/Netflix)

Image Character Seiyū ADV Dub Netflix Dub
Bronze Saints
SSPegasusSeiya.png Pegasus Seiya Tōru Furuya Illich Guardiola Bryson Baugus
SSPegasusSeiya2.png
Pegasus Seiya 3rd.png
Pegasus Seiya 4th.png
Pegasus Seiya young.png Hiroko Emori
(young)
Cameron Bautsch Crocket Groves
SSDragonShiryu.png Dragon Shiryu Hirotaka Suzuoki Jay Hickman Blake Shepard
SSDragonShiryu2.png
Dragon Shiryu 3rd.png
Dragon Shiryu young.png Chiyoko Kawashima
(young)
Luci Christian TBA
SSHyogaCyngus.png Cygnus Hyōga Koichi Hashimoto Jason Douglas Patrick Poole
SSHyogaCyngus2.png
Hyoga Cyngus 3rd.png
Hyoga Cyngus young.png Chie Satō
(young)
Christine Auten (ep. 3) TBA
Rebecca Ayres (eps. 21, 40)
Brenda Rodriquez (ep. 47)
SSAndromedaShun.png Andromeda Shun Ryō Horikawa Chris Patton Blake Jackson
SSAndromedaShun2.png
SSAndromedaShun3.png
Andromeda Shun young.png Yumi Tōma
(young)
Kira Vincent-Davis TBA
SSIkkiPhoenix.png Phoenix Ikki Hideyuki Hori Mike MacRae Adam Gibbs
SSIkkiPhoenix2.png
Phoenix Ikki young.png Noriko Uemura
(young)
Kyle C. Jones TBA
Unicorn Jabu.png Unicorn Jabu Kōsuke Meguro Vic Mignogna Leraldo Anzaldua
Unicorn Jabu young.png Akie Yasuda
(young)
Sasha Paysinger TBA
Bear Geki.png Bear Geki Yūji Mikimoto Rob Mungle Adam Noble
Bear Geki young.png Adrian Heredia
(young)
TBA
Lionet Ban.png Lionet Ban Hirohiko Kakegawa Rick Burford John Swasey
Wolf Nachi.png Wolf Nachi Hideyuki Tanaka
(eps. 1-7)
Nathan Parmer Cameron Bautsch
Takeshi Kusao
(eps. 8-114)
Nachi Young.png Chie Satō
(young)
Jessica Boone TBA
Hydra Ichi.png Hydra Ichi Masato Hirano John Swasey Justin Doran
Chameleon June.png Chameleon June Hiromi Tsuru Shelley Calene-Black TBA
Gods
Saori Kido Athena.png Saori Kido / Athena Keiko Han Allison Sumrall Emily Neves
Saori Kido Athena young.png
Julian Solo Poseidon.png Julian Solo / Poseidon Osamu Saka
(mythological entity)
Clifford Chapin
Keiichi Nanba
Julian Solo Poseidon young.png ¿?
(young)
Gold Saints
SSMuAries.png Aries Mu Kaneto Shiozawa Paul Locklear John Gremillion
SSTaurusAldebaran.png Taurus Aldebaran Tesshō Genda Paul Oddo Josh Morrison
Pope ares.png Pope Ares /
Gemini Saga
Kazuyuki Sogabe Mike Kleinhenz David Matranga
Pope Ares Episode 01.png Hideyuki Tanaka
(Good side)
Mike MacRae
SSGeminiSaga.png Kazuyuki Sogabe John Swasey
Gemini Saga bad side.png
Gemini Saga phantom.png Katsuji Mori
(phantom)
Mike Kleinhenz
SSCancerDeathmask.png Cancer Deathmask Ryōichi Tanaka Rob Mungle TBA
SSLeoAiola.png Leo Aiola Hideyuki Tanaka Rick Piersall Greg Cote
Leo Aiola young.png Kyōko Tongū
(young)
Afshar Kharat TBA
SSShakaVirgo.png Virgo Shaka Yūji Mitsuya Ryan Worthington Scott Gibbs
Dohko.png Roshi /
Libra Dohko
Kōji Yada Paul Sidello John Swasey
SSScorpioMilo.png Scorpio Milo Shūichi Ikeda Daniel Magill Alejandro Saab
SSAiolosSagittarius.png Sagittarius Aiolos Yūsaku Yara Rick Piersall TBA
SSCapricorn Shura.png Capricorn Shura Kōji Totani TBA
SSAquariusCamus.png Aquarius Camus Rokurō Naya Jonathan Harvey TBA
SSPiscesAphrodite.png Pisces Aphrodite Keiichi Nanba Ry McKeand
Silver Saints
Ophiuchus Shaina2.png Ophiuchus Shaina Mami Koyama Kira Vincent-Davis Katelyn Barr
SS Shaina young.png
Eagle Marin.png Eagle Marin Yuriko Yamamoto Christine Auten Maggie Flecknoe
Lizard Misty.png Lizard Misty Yū Mizushima Vic Mignogna Gareth West
Whale Moses.png Whale Moses Kōji Totani Andrew Klimko Courtland Johnson
SSAsterion.png Hound Asterion Kazuo Hayashi Jovan Jackson Nathan Wilson
Centaurus Babel.png Centaurus Babel Yūji Mikimoto Jim McClellan TBA
Perseus Algol.png Perseus Algol Akira Kamiya David Born Austin Tindle
Crow Jamian.png Crow Jamian Naoki Tatsuta Kyle C. Jones Justin Doran
Kerberos Dante.png Kerberos Dante Akira Murayama George Manley Joe Daniels
Auriga Capella.png Auriga Capella Katsuji Mori Quentin Haag TBA
SSTarantulaArachne.png Tarantula Arachne Ken Yamaguchi Richard Kuehn TBA
Musca Dio.png Musca Dio Ryōichi Tanaka John Swasey James Marler
Heracles Algethi.png Heracles Algethi Daisuke Gōri Jason Miesse TBA
Canis Major Sirius.png Canis Major Sirius Ikuya Sawaki Santry Rush TBA
Sagitta Ptolemy.png Sagitta Ptolemy Michitaka Kobayashi John Dukes Dunivin Michael Wronski
Peacock Shiva.png Peacock Shiva Shigeru Nakahara Blake Shepard Howard Wang
Lotus Aghora.png Lotus Aghora Takaya Hashi Robert Leeds TBA
Cepheus Albiore.png Cepheus Albiore Keiichi Noda Joey Goubeaud TBA
Other Saints
Crystal Saint.png Crystal Saint Michiru Ikemizu Philip Lehl Mike Haimoto
Guilty Saint.png Guilty Hidekatsu Shibata James Faulkner David Harbold
Gigas.png Gigas Masaharu Satō John Gremillion TBA
SSPhaeton.png Phaeton Hirohiko Kakegawa John Swasey TBA
Docrates Saint.png Docrates Masaharu Satō Dan Mackey TBA
Geist Saint.png Geist Chiyoko Kawashima Kaytha Coker TBA
Sea Serpent Saint.png Sea Serpent Saint Masato Hirano Vic Mignogna TBA
Dolphin Saint.png Dolphin Saint Hideyuki Tanaka Randy Sparks James Marler
Jellyfish Saint.png Jellyfish Saint Kazumi Tanaka Eric Opella TBA
Flame Saint.png Flame Saint Ken Yamaguchi Andy Nelson TBA
SSSpartan.png Spartan Shigeru Chiba Tad Hathaway TBA
Leda Saint.png Leda Kazumi Tanaka Paul Hope Clint Bickham
Spica Saint.png Spica Masami Kikuchi Mike Vance TBA
Black Saints
Jango Saint.gif Jango Banjō Ginga Chris Pruett Rob Mungle
Black Pegasus .png Black Pegasus Shigeru Nakahara Illich Guardiola TBA
Black Dragon.png Black Dragon Ken Yamaguchi Jay Hickman TBA
Black Swan.png Black Swan Kazumi Tanaka Jason Douglas TBA
Black Andromeda.png Black Andromeda Kaneto Shiozawa Chris Patton TBA
Black Phoenix.png Black Phoenix Masashi Hironaka Mike MacRae TBA
Black Saints MR.png Black Saints Yūki Satō Chris Nelson TBA
Black Saints AR.png Don Rush TBA
Black saints 1-1-.jpg Hirohiko Kakegawa Kyle C. Jones TBA
Epis08.jpg Jacob A. Gragard TBA
Black Saints VC.png Masato Hirano Matt Crawford TBA
Black saints JR.png Joey Goubeaud TBA
Steel Saints
Sho Saint.png Shō Shigeru Nakahara Mark X. Laskowski TBA
Daichi Saint.png Daichi Mie Suzuki Greg Ayres TBA
Ushio Saint.png Ushio Hōchū Ōtsuka Christopher Ayres TBA
Other Characters
Kiki Saint.png Kiki Hiroko Emori Karen Hatch Kira Vincent-Davis
Miho .png Miho Naoko Watanabe Sasha Paysinger Avery Smithhart
Young Miho.png
Shunrei.png Shunrei Yumiko Shibata Kim Prause Hilary Haag
Young-Shunrei.png
Polaris Hilda.png Polaris Hilda Mitsuko Horie Molly Searcy
Polaris Hilda Good.png
Tokumaru Tatsumi.png Tokumaru Tatsumi Yukitoshi Hori Ron Howald Ty Mahany
Cassios Saint.png Cassios Banjō Ginga Matt Culpepper Andrew Love
Mitsumasa kido.png Mitsumasa Kido Kōhei Miyauchi Marty Fleck
Esmeralda Saint.png Esmeralda Chisato Nakajima Kelly Manison Juliet Simmons
Seika Saint.png Seika Yuriko Yamamoto Shelley Calene-Black Lillian Jones
Makoto Saint.png Makoto Noriko Uemura Monica Rial TBA
Akira Saint.png Akira Yumi Tōma Tiffany Grant TBA
Tatsuya Saint.png Tatsuya Michiyo Yanagisawa Greg Ayres TBA
Jacob Saint.png Jacob Tomiko Suzuki Tony Oller TBA
Natassia Saint.png Natassia
(Hyoga's Mother)
Akiko Tsuboi Robin Terry TBA
SS Galaxian Wars Announcer.png Galaxian Wars Announcer Masashi Hironaka Don Armstrong TBA
Dr. Mamori.png Dr. Asamori Yasuo Muramatsu Chris Nelson TBA
Okko2.png Okko Kazuhiko Inoue Scott Rudy TBA
Young-Okko2.png Seiko Nakano
(young)
Lidia Porto TBA
Young-Okko.png
Jaki.png Jaki Masaharu Satō John Gremillion TBA
Ellen Saint.png Elena Masako Miura Allison Norman TBA
Ellens Grandfather.png Elena's Grandfather Jōji Yanami Stuart Halpryn TBA
Gods Warriors of Asgard
Alpha Dubhe Siegfried.png Alpha Dubhe Siegfried Akira Kamiya Blake Weir
Beta Merak Hagen.png Beta Merak Hagen Bin Shimada Matt Shipman
Beta Merak Hagen young.png
Poseidon's Seven Marina Generals
Mermaid Thetis.png Mermaid Thetis Hiromi Tsuru Christina Kelly
Kraken Isaac.png Kraken Isaac Ryūsei Nakao Joe Daniels
Scylla Io.png Scylla Io Issei Futamata Kiba Walker
Others / Not Applicable
Saint Seiya logo2.png Narration Hideyuki Tanaka Andy McAvin Marty Fleck

Additional Voices

ADV Dub

Netflix Dub



Knights of the Zodiac

Image Character Seiyū Dub Actor
SSPegasusSeiya.png Pegasus Seiya Tōru Furuya Tim Hamaguchi
Pegasus Seiya young.png Hiroko Emori
(young)
Marc McMulkin
SSDragonShiryu.png Dragon Shiryu Hirotaka Suzuoki Dan Warry-Smith
SSHyogaCyngus.png Cygnus Hyōga Koichi Hashimoto Stuart Stone
SSAndromedaShun.png Andromeda Shun Ryō Horikawa Andrew Sabiston
SSIkkiPhoenix.png Phoenix Ikki Hideyuki Hori Scott McCord
Unicorn Jabu.png Unicorn Jabu Kōsuke Meguro Robert Tinkler
Bear Geki.png Bear Geki Yūji Mikimoto Drew Coombs
Lionet Ban.png Lionet Ban Hirohiko Kakegawa Bill Houston
Wolf Nachi.png Wolf Nachi Hideyuki Tanaka
(eps. 1-7)
Jeff Berg
Takeshi Kusao
(eps. 8-114)
Hydra Ichi.png Hydra Ichi Masato Hirano Robert Norman Smith
Saori Kido Athena.png Princess Sienna Keiko Han Stacey DePass
SSMuAries.png Aries Mu Kaneto Shiozawa Shane Bland
Pope Ares Episode 01.png Grand Pope Hideyuki Tanaka Martin Roach
Dohko.png Roshi Kōji Yada Bill Colgate
Ophiuchus Shaina2.png Ophiuchus Shaina Mami Koyama Katie Griffin
Eagle Marin.png Eagle Marin Yuriko Yamamoto Tracey Hoyt
Kiki Saint.png Kiki Hiroko Emori Julie Lemieux
Miho .png Miho Naoko Watanabe Ayumi Iizuka
Tokumaru Tatsumi.png Tokumaru Tatsumi Yukitoshi Hori Andrew Pifko
Cassios Saint.png Cassios Banjō Ginga Maurice Dean Wint
Mitsumasa kido.png Mitsumasa Kido Kōhei Miyauchi Neil Crone
Esmeralda Saint.png Esmeralda Chisato Nakajima Kim Kuhteubl
Makoto Saint.png Makoto Noriko Uemura Annick Obonsawin
Akira Saint.png Akira Yumi Tōma Marc McMulkin
Saint Seiya logo2.png Narration Hideyuki Tanaka George Buza

Additional Voices/Unidentified Roles

Notes

  • Toronto-based actress Gabi Epstein listed Sienna on her resume, but her voice does not appear in the show. She was likely an original casting choice and was later replaced with Stacey DePass.
  • Marty Fleck was the only actor from the ADV dub to reprise his role in the Netflix dub.

Transmission

Date(s) Channel Country
2003-2004 Cartoon Network United States United States
YTV Canada Canada

Video Releases

Distributor Year Format Contents Dub Region Country
ADV Films 2003-2005 DVD.jpg Episodes 1-60 ADV 1
NTSC
United States United States
12 Volumes
2004 VHS.jpg Episodes 1-40 DiC NTSC
8 Volumes
DVD.jpg Episodes 1-40 1
NTSC
8 Volumes
2006 Episodes 1-60 ADV
2 Volumes
2009 Episodes 1-60
2 Volumes

See Also

References

  1. Ron Rubin Animation Credits. Retrieved July 8, 2020.

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