The Weirdness of Saint Seiya/Knights of the Zodiac: A Failure in the US, Huge Everywhere Else

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Saint Seiya (Japanese: 聖闘士星矢セイントセイヤ, Hepburn: Seinto Seiya), also known as Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac, Los Caballeros del Zodiaco, Les Chevaliers du Zodiaque or simply Knights of the Zodiac, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Masami Kurumada.

Saint Seiya was also adapted by Toei Animation into a 114-episode anime television series which was broadcast on TV Asahi from 1986 to 1989, exported around the world as Knights of the Zodiac and then, eventually, to the United States 3 different times with 3 different names to varying success, including a brief run on Cartoon Network.

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