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Knights of the Zodiac (manga)

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Alternative title:
I Cavalieri dello zodiaco (Italian)
Les Chevaliers du Zodiaque (French)
Los Caballeros del Zodiaco (Spanish)
Os Cavaleiros do Zodíaco (Portuguese)
Saint Seiya
圣斗士星矢 (Chinese (PRC))
聖闘士星矢 <セイントセイヤ> (Japanese)
聖鬥士星矢 (Chinese (Taiwan))
성투사 성시 (Korean)
Genres: action, supernatural
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: Seiya is a 13 years old kid who has been training to get the title of "knight of Athenna". Once he obtains the Pegasus' bronze armor, he returns to Japan to participate in the Galactic Tournament, hoping his lost sister will watch him on TV. Soon, the story turns into the fight of Seiya aside his brothers to protect humanity from the forces of evil, under the protection of Saori Kido, Athena's encarnation.
User Ratings: 173 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 50 votes (?:20, Eng:17, sub:2, dub:2, others:9
4 Spanish
2 Italian
2 Spanish subtitled
1 French dubbed
)
 Excellent: 17 votes (Eng:7, sub:2, ?:1, others:7
4 Spanish
1 Portuguese dubbed
1 French
1 Portuguese subtitled
)
 Very good: 28 votes (Eng:8, sub:4, dub:3, raw:2, others:11
3 Portuguese
2 Italian
2 Spanish
1 Spanish subtitled
1 French
1 Spanish edited dub
1 Italian dubbed
)
 Good: 27 votes (Eng:10, raw:4, dub:3, sub:2, edit.dub:1, raw:1, others:6
2 Spanish
2 Portuguese
1 Spanish dubbed
1 Spanish edited dub
)
 Decent: 21 votes (Eng:7, dub:5, ?:1, edit.dub:1, others:7
2 French
1 Portuguese dubbed
1 Portuguese
1 Spanish dubbed
1 Italian
1 Portuguese subtitled
)
 So-so: 6 votes (Eng:6)
 Not really good: 9 votes (Eng:3, sub:2, dub:1, others:3
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Portuguese
1 Spanish
)
 Weak: 5 votes (Eng:2, dub:2, ?:1)
 Bad: 2 votes (Eng:1, dub:1)
 Awful: 2 votes (Eng:2)
 Worst ever: 6 votes (Eng:3, sub:2, dub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 348 users, rank: #233 (of 6736)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 7.393 (Good+), std. dev.: 2.5685, rank: #2394 (of 7468)
Weighted mean: 6.949 (Good), rank: #3961 (of 7468) (seen all: 7.83 / seen some: 6.28 / won't finish: 4.95)
Bayesian estimate: 6.966 (Good), rank: #2618 (of 3489)
Number of tankoubon: 28
Number of pages: 192
Chapter titles: We have 110
Vintage:
1986 to 1990 (Shonen Jump Japan 1986 No.1+2 to 1990 No.49)
1992-07 to 1994-06-15 (Italy)
2000-06 to 2002-09 (Italy 2nd edition, Star Comics)
2001 (Brazil - 1st Publication - 1/2 Tankohon Format)
2003-09-24 to 2005-08-17 (México)
2004-01-06 to 2010-02-02 (North America)
2008-01 to 2009-10 (Italy Perfect edition, Star Comics)
2011-11 (Brazil - 2nd Edition - Tankohon Format)
Release dates: We have 228
Links: We have 3
Comment:
There were two major editions/publication of this manga. One of them is the original publication that were printed in the late eighties/early nineties. This first edition is smaller, has a paperback cover, and averages at around 200 pages.
The second edition of the manga was printed in 2000 and is a collectors edition reprint. The pages are bigger, has a semi-hard cover with an outer sleeve, its general cover color was gold rather than a plain gloss white, and averages around 350 pages making a total of 15 volumes.
News: Show:
Opening Ceremonies (Jul 30, 2010)
Toonami Saturday Schedule (Mar 22, 2004)
ADV Films (Sep 1, 2003)
DiC Aquires Saint Seiya (Jun 11, 2003)
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eBook
    Knights of the Zodiac - The Knights of Athena (eBook 1) 2014-01-14 (from $6.49)
    Knights of the Zodiac - Death Match! Pegasus vs. Dragon (eBook 2) 2013-12-31 (from $6.49)
    Knights of the Zodiac - Phoenix! The Warrior From Hell (eBook 3) 2014-01-14 (from $6.49)
    Knights of the Zodiac - Phoenix! The Warrior From Hell (eBook 4) 2014-01-21 (from $6.49)
    Knights of the Zodiac - Execution! (eBook 5) 2014-01-28 (from $6.49)
    Knights of the Zodiac - Resurrection! (eBook 6) 2014-02-04 (from $6.49)
    Knights of the Zodiac - Medusa's Shield (eBook 7) 2014-02-11 (from $6.49)
    Knights of the Zodiac - The Twelve Palaces (eBook 8) 2014-02-18 (from $6.49)
    Knights of the Zodiac - For the Sake of Our Goddess (eBook 9) 2014-02-25 (from $6.49)
    Knights of the Zodiac - Shaka: Close to Godhood! (eBook 10) 2014-03-04 (from $6.49)
    Knights of the Zodiac - To You I Entrust Athena (eBook 11) 2014-03-11 (from $6.49)
    Knights of the Zodiac - Death Match in the Master's Chamber! (eBook 12) 2014-03-11 (from $6.49)
    Knights of the Zodiac - Athena Revived! (eBook 13) 2014-03-18 (from $6.49)
    Knights of the Zodiac - The Magic Flute (eBook 14) 2014-03-18 (from $6.49)
    Knights of the Zodiac - The Undersea Shrine (eBook 15) 2014-03-25 (from $6.49)
    Knights of the Zodiac - The Soul Hunter (eBook 16) 2014-03-25 (from $6.49)
    Knights of the Zodiac - Athena's Prayers (eBook 17) 2014-04-01 (from $6.49)
    Knights of the Zodiac - The End of the Azure Waves (eBook 18) 2014-04-08 (from $6.49)
    Knights of the Zodiac - 108 Stars of Darkness (eBook 19) 2014-04-08 (from $6.49)
    Knights of the Zodiac - Battle for the 12 Palaces (eBook 20) 2014-04-15 (from $6.49)
    Knights of the Zodiac - Under the Sala Trees (eBook 21) 2014-04-15 (from $6.49)
    Knights of the Zodiac - Awaken!! The Eighth Sense (eBook 22) 2014-04-22 (from $6.49)
    Knights of the Zodiac - Underworld: The Gate of Despair (eBook 23) 2014-04-22 (from $6.49)
    Knights of the Zodiac - Hades Reawakens (eBook 24) 2014-04-29 (from $6.49)
    Knights of the Zodiac - The Greatest Eclipse (eBook 25) 2014-04-29 (from $6.49)
    Knights of the Zodiac - The Greatest Eclipse (eBook 26) 2014-05-06 (from $6.49)
    Knights of the Zodiac - Death and Sleep (eBook 27) 2014-05-13 (from $6.49)
    Knights of the Zodiac (eBook 28) 2014-05-20 (from $6.49)
Graphic novel
    Saint Seiya (GN 1) 2004-01-01 (from $87.56)
    Saint Seiya (GN 2) 2004-03-01 (from $28.58)
    Saint Seiya (GN 3) 2004-05-01 (from $26.10)
    Saint Seiya (GN 4) 2004-07-01 (from $24.99)
    Saint Seiya (GN 5) 2004-08-01 (from $49.23)
    Saint Seiya (GN 6) 2004-10-01 (from $7.15)
    Saint Seiya (GN 7) 2005-01-01 (from $78.94)
    Saint Seiya (GN 8) 2005-03-15 (from $15.99)
    Saint Seiya (GN 9) 2005-05-15 (from $119.99)
    Saint Seiya (GN 10) 2005-07-15 (from $997.74)
    Saint Seiya (GN 11) 2005-09-06 (from $6.36)
    Saint Seiya (GN 12) 2005-11-08 (from $71.47)
    Saint Seiya (GN 13) 2006-01-03 (from $28.27)
    Saint Seiya (GN 14) 2006-03-07 (from $7.15)
    Saint Seiya (GN 15) 2006-05-02
    Saint Seiya (GN 16) 2006-07-05 (from $195.00)
    Saint Seiya (GN 17) 2006-09-05 (from $39.99)
    Saint Seiya (GN 18) 2006-11-07 (from $7.15)
    Saint Seiya (GN 19) 2007-02-06
    Saint Seiya (GN 20) 2007-06-05 (from $7.15)
    Saint Seiya (GN 21) 2007-10-02 (from $7.15)
    Saint Seiya (GN 22) 2008-02-05 (from $7.15)
    Saint Seiya (GN 23) 2008-06-10 (from $7.15)
    Saint Seiya (GN 24) 2008-10-07 (from $7.15)
    Saint Seiya (GN 25) 2009-02-03 (from $6.73)
    Saint Seiya (GN 26) 2009-06-02 (from $6.36)
    Saint Seiya (GN 27) 2009-10-06 (from $7.99)
    Saint Seiya (GN 28) 2010-02-02 (from $9.99)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Story & Art: Masami Kurumada
(none)
Japanese companies
Publisher: Shueisha
English staff
English cast
Translation: Mari Morimoto

Adaptation:
Lance Caselman (Vols 1-14)
Associate Managing Editor: Albert Totten (Vols 1-3)
Cover Design: Mark Griffin (Vols 23-26)
Design:
Julie Behn (Vol 24)
Ronnie Casson (Vols 25-28)
Sam Elzway (Vols 18-22)
Editing:
Shaenon K. Garrity (Vols 4-28)
Urian Brown (Vols 1-3)
Editor in Chief, Books: Alvin Lu (Vols 20-27)
Editor in Chief, Magazines: Marc Weidenbaum (Vols 20-26)
Editor-in-Chief:
Hyoe Narita (Vol 1-8)
Yumi Hoashi (Vols 9-19)
Editorial Director:
Alvin Lu (Vols 5-9)
Elizabeth Kawasaki (Vols 17-20)
Executive VP Of Marketing: John Easum (Vols 17-20)
Managing Editor:
Annette Roman (Vols 1-3)
Elizabeth Kawasaki (Vols 4-16)
Frances E. Wall (Vols 17-20)
Megan Bates (Vol 4)
Production manager: Noboru Watanabe (Vols 1-16)
Publisher:
Hyoe Narita (Vols 9-28)
Seiji Horibuchi (Vol 1-8)
Sr. Director of Licensing & Acquisitions: Rika Inouye (Vols 1-27)
Touch-up & Lettering:
Alex Villagracia (Vols 3 & 4)
Arthur Chew (Vols 5-13)
Touch-up Art & Lettering:
Dan Nakrosis (Vols 1 & 2)
Vanessa Satone (Vols 14-28)
VP Of Creative: Linda Espinosa (Vols 25-28)
VP of Marketing: Liza Coppola (Vols 1-24)
VP of Production: Alvin Lu (Vol 28)
VP of Publishing: Alvin Lu (Vols 10-16)
VP of Sales:
Gonzalo Ferreyra (Vols 21-28)
Joe Morici (Vols 4 & 5)
VP of Strategic Development: Yumi Hoashi (Vol 1-8)
(none)
English companies
Licensed by: Viz Media
Korean staff
Korean companies
(none)
Korean cast
(none)
French staff
French companies
(none)
Publisher:
Kana
Panini Comics (Episode G)
French cast
(none)
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
Translation:
Marc Bernabé (Spain; Glénat España)
Marcelo Vicente (Editorial IVREA Argentina)
Marta E. Gallego (Planeta DeAgostini Comics)
Pol Roca (Glénat España)
Verónica Calafell (Spain; Glénat España)

Design:
Andrea Pontoni (Editorial IVREA Argentina)
Graciela Escobar (Editorial IVREA Argentina)
Javier Heredia (Editorial IVREA Argentina)
Maximiliano Gómez (Editorial IVREA Argentina)
Pablo Broqua (Editorial IVREA Argentina)
Paula Ventimiglia (Editorial IVREA Argentina)
Operations Manager: Enrique Espinosa (Grupo Editorial Vid)
Publishing Director: Carlos Francisco Jiménez (Grupo Editorial Vid)
Responsible Editor: Teresa Ponce Torres (Grupo Editorial Vid)
(none)
Spanish companies
Licensed by: Grupo Editorial Vid (Mexico; expired)
Publisher:
Editorial Ivréa (Argentina)
Glénat España (Spain)
Grupo Editorial Vid (Mexico)
Panini Comics (Mexico; 2018; Colombia)
Planeta DeAgostini Comics (Spain; 2012; kanzenban vol. 7-22)
Translation: Daruma Serveis Lingüístics (Glénat España/Planeta DeAgostini)
Italian staff
Italian companies
(none)
Publisher:
Edizioni Star Comics (2nd and Perfect editions)
Granata Press (1st edition)
Mondadori
Italian cast
(none)
German staff
German companies
(none)
Publisher: Planet Manga
German cast
(none)
Portuguese staff
Portuguese companies
Translation: Karen Kazumi Hayashida (JBC)
Official Fanclub: CavZodíaco 
Publisher:
Conrad (Brazil)
JBC (2011 re-publication)
Portuguese cast
(none)
Chinese (PRC) staff
Chinese (PRC) companies
(none)
Chinese (PRC) cast
(none)
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
(none)
Licensed by: Ching Win Publishing Co., Ltd. (15 vol. bunko + 22 vol. complete)
Chinese (Taiwan) cast
(none)

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