Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac- Season One and Two Review
Today I’m looking into the 3DCG Animated adaption of Kurumada Masami‘s hit manga Saint Seiya, about a young teen who is recruited by a man named Alman Kido; he is joined by other Bronze Saints to defend the Goddess Athena, the series adapts the manga arcs of the Galaxan Wars and the Black Saints. While this series has met with critics and to be honest, it could view the different series’ as a Elseworld story or perhaps a parallel universe.
While embracing Greek Mythology, our story finds us with protagonist Seiya fighting for his life in Sanctuary, while fighting for the Pegasus Cloth, he is on the search for his sister who was taken from him when he was only a child. After winning the cloth he becomes a Bronze Saint, with some of the dialogue being stale in some scenes and some bad one-liners that make you cringe. The animation is similar to another anime I reviewed from Netflix and that was Ultraman and by this, I mean that it has a great frame rate and it gives a nostalgic feeling for fans that grew up watching Saint Seiya. As for the voice acting, the dub actors do good on the portrayal of the Saints, but the Black Saints are not that great and below will list my nitpicks.
The Character designs stay true to Kurumada Masami’s Manga, but it has had controversy involving in Andromeda Shun’s Gender. The Black Saints designs aren’t that great, these characters look like they’re on their way to a WWE event, too stereotypical, falling on an old animation trope of a Strong man; and that is the Jock. While I have listed the negative things about the series I have to admit that the show does have great qualities and potential.
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Rating: 5 out of 10.
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