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The Best Episodes of Saint Seiya

Every episode of Saint Seiya ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Saint Seiya!

Ages ago, the goddess Athena was served by fighters called Saints who channeled the power of the Cosmos within them. Now a youth named Seiya has trained to become a Saint himself by earning the mystical Cloth of Pegasus. He is joined by other Saints with Cloths of their own to fight for Athena.

Genres:AnimationDramaAction & AdventureSci-Fi & Fantasy
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The best episode of "Saint Seiya" is "Ares! Legend of the Demon Fist", rated 10/10 from 1 user votes. It was directed by N/A and written by N/A. "Ares! Legend of the Demon Fist" aired on 10/31/1987 and is rated 1.5 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Enemies of the Northern Frontier! The Legendary God Warriors".

  • Ares! Legend of the Demon Fist
    10.0/10 1 votes

    #1 - Ares! Legend of the Demon Fist

    Season 1 Episode 52 - Aired 1987-10-31

    Seiya's 7th sense puts him on par with Aiolia. He is able to dodge his lightning bolt and turn the tables. Seiya must find out what has caused the change in Aiolia's personality before it's too late to save him or indeed himself...

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Enemies of the Northern Frontier! The Legendary God Warriors
    8.5/10 2 votes

    #2 - Enemies of the Northern Frontier! The Legendary God Warriors

    Season 1 Episode 74 - Aired 1988-04-23

    In Asgard, a land filled with snow in Northern Europe, a woman known as Polaris Hilda, representative of the Norse God Odin, prays to preserve the peace in her land. Suddenly, a mysterious force speaks to her, urging her to destroy the Sanctuary. Hilda refuses, so she is swept away by the force. When she recovers, a strange ring is on her finger, and she calls upon the God Robes of the Asgard God Warriors. Seven warriors are granted these sacred Robes: Siegfried is granted the Dubhe God Robe Robe of the Alpha star, Hägen is granted the Merak God Robe of the Beta star,...

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Fight Violently! Gold Stole
    8.3/10 158 votes

    #3 - Fight Violently! Gold Stole

    Season 1 Episode 38 - Aired 1987-07-18

    In a strange turn of events, Seiya has been chosen by the Gold armour of Sagittarius. This isn't any Gold armour, it's the strongest of the 12. What does this now mean for the foes of Athena? The battle between Gold saints begins...

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Mask Screams! Either Love or Death?
    8.2/10 159 votes

    #4 - The Mask Screams! Either Love or Death?

    Season 1 Episode 37 - Aired 1987-07-11

    Shaina reveals the intent behind her grudge with Seiya. Even so he refuses to engage in battle with her. A strange new Cosmo interrupts their intimate struggle. Who might this powerful new foe be?

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Miracle of Rebirth! Friendship of the Cosmos
    8.1/10 235 votes

    #5 - Miracle of Rebirth! Friendship of the Cosmos

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 1986-11-15

    Seiya and Shiryu's match continues. Even though Shiryu is able to block most of Seiya's Meteors, Seiya is not only able to land a few blows, but also discovers Shiryu's weak point, the right fist of the dragon on his back, which is the spot where his heart is located. If the Rising Dragon is unleashed and Shiryu, who unconsciously lowers his left hand and exposes his weak point, is attacked in that spot, he will die. Both strike each other, with Seiya hitting the weak spot, and winning the match. However, Shiryu's heart has stopped beating. With only four minutes before he succumbs, Seiya, with encouragement from his friends and the audience, attacks Shiryu in the same spot from the back, and restarts his heart, saving him. Meanwhile, Andromeda Shun's chain senses an enemy in the colosseum.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Shiryu Fights Back!
    8.1/10 170 votes

    #6 - Shiryu Fights Back!

    Season 1 Episode 28 - Aired 1987-05-09

    Know what this is about? Be the first one to add a plot.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Fly Pegasus! Like a Comet
    8.0/10 174 votes

    #7 - Fly Pegasus! Like a Comet

    Season 1 Episode 24 - Aired 1987-04-11

    The other silver saints have revenge in their hearts. Marin is used as bait and her secret is revealed. Just who is she?

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Velocity of Light! The Powerful Beyond Mach
    8.0/10 153 votes

    #8 - Velocity of Light! The Powerful Beyond Mach

    Season 1 Episode 39 - Aired 1987-07-25

    The Mystery of Athena's rebirth has been solved. Now also armed with Gold cloth it points to the sanctuary in Athens. The saints prepare to embark on the ultimate quest of justice...

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Farewell, Hyoga! Sleep, Oh Noble Warrior
    8.0/10 157 votes

    #9 - Farewell, Hyoga! Sleep, Oh Noble Warrior

    Season 1 Episode 47 - Aired 1987-09-26

    Camus of Aquarius challenges the cygnet Saint Hyoga. He seeks to stop Hyoga's progress despite not being in charge of the temple they are set to do battle in. They share a connection with Hyoga's master who was Camus' student.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Rise, Dragon! Shiryu's Raging Cosmo
    8.0/10 149 votes

    #10 - Rise, Dragon! Shiryu's Raging Cosmo

    Season 1 Episode 50 - Aired 1987-10-17

    Shiryu has awakened his cosmo and is ready to do battle with Deathmask. Can he harness this new ability to its full potential in time to help Seiya progress through the challenges?

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Shine, Stars of Friendship! Legend of Youth
    8.0/10 2 votes

    #11 - Shine, Stars of Friendship! Legend of Youth

    Season 1 Episode 114 - Aired 1989-04-01

    Seiya, Hyoga and Shiryu combine their techniques and Cosmo, knocking down Poseidon. Shiryu tries to destroy the Main Breadwinner with the Golden Shield, but it flies back to him, with the pillar unscathed. Meanwhile, Ikki is mercilessly attacked by Kanon, angry that his ambitions are crushed. Sorrento tries to kill Kanon with his melody, but Ikki asks to talk to Kanon, about the one thing used to seal Poseidon's soul: Athena's urn. Seiya and his friends are unable to destroy the pillar with Libra's weapons. Seiya asks his friends to launch his body with their ...

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Dragon! Unrivaled Fist and Shield
    7.9/10 252 votes

    #12 - Dragon! Unrivaled Fist and Shield

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 1986-11-01

    The match between Pegasus Seiya and Dragon Shiryu begins. Shunrei, a close friend of Shiryu's, arrives and tells him that his master, Roshi, is dying and needs to come back to the Five Ancient Peaks of Lushan. Shiryu's Rozan Rising Dragon and his diamond hard shield make him unstoppable, and it seems he is on his way to victory after knocking Seiya down multiple times. But Seiya isn't willing to give up and risks his life to have Shiryu destroy both his fist and shield. With his weapons destroyed, and having been witness to Seiya's determination. Shiryu removes his Cloth and is eager to finish the match. Seiya removes his Cloth as well to have a fair fight, both ready to risk their lives to fight for what they believe in and the people they love.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Revealed! Ikki's Secret!
    7.9/10 192 votes

    #13 - Revealed! Ikki's Secret!

    Season 1 Episode 15 - Aired 1987-01-31

    Ikki reveals what happened to him in the Death Queen Island. Since the beginning of his training, his master (Guilty) has taught him to hate everyone, as a way to gain strength and kill his enemies. The only person in the whole island who cared about Ikki was Esmeralda, Guilty's daughter. She used to take care of Ikki's wounds and both of them were real friends. Ikki's last day on Death Queen Island has come. Unless he killed his master, he wouldn't get the Phoenix Bronze Cloth. In the middle of the battle, Guilty killed his own daughter, Esmeralda. That transformed Ikki in a demon of rage, and he murdered his master with all his power, becoming the demoniac Bronze Saint of Phoenix. Back to the present, Ikki tells Seiya and the others the battle wasn't over because he was defeated. Suddenly, the black saints show up and steal the Gold Cloth. A new enemy has come: Docrates, the most powerful man in the Sanctuary. He shows his tremendous power (Hercules' Tornado Punch)

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Big Bang! The Battle of the Gold Bull Temple
    7.9/10 149 votes

    #14 - Big Bang! The Battle of the Gold Bull Temple

    Season 1 Episode 43 - Aired 1987-08-22

    Armed with their newly improved and repaired cloths the bronze saints set their sights on the Taurus temple. They must learn the seventh sense which ignites ones Cosmo to the point of explosion. This is the only way they can overcome these golden clad masters. Is there enough time to accomplish both that and save Saori?

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Grab On! The Nebula Chain of Friendship
    7.8/10 193 votes

    #15 - Grab On! The Nebula Chain of Friendship

    Season 1 Episode 12 - Aired 1987-01-10

    Seiya is suffering from Black Death's curse and is on the verge of death, while Hyoga tries (in vain) to defeat Ikki. Shun finds Seiya and tries to help him, but Black Andromeda and Black Dragon show up and Seiya makes a last sacrifice so Shun won't get killed. Shun manages to kill his black shadow and Shiryu appears and challenges Black Dragon. The combat between the Dragons is about to begin!

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Defeated! Genma Ken!
    7.8/10 191 votes

    #16 - Defeated! Genma Ken!

    Season 1 Episode 14 - Aired 1987-01-24

    The four Saints prepare to face Ikki (Hyoga wasn't dead after all), but they are no match for the mighty cosmo of Ikki. He knocks them out with one single strike, except for Seiya, who was protected by the Gold Cloth. Aided by the cosmo of his friends, Seiya finally manages to defeat Ikki after a deadly battle.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Fight! The Rise of Athena!
    7.8/10 170 votes

    #17 - Fight! The Rise of Athena!

    Season 1 Episode 25 - Aired 1987-04-18

    After finding out Marin is indeed his long lost sister. Seiya must fight off yet another Silver saint in Asterion to save Marin. Will Seiya be able to both defeat Asterion and save Marin in time?

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Seiya Becomes Stone!
    7.8/10 168 votes

    #18 - Seiya Becomes Stone!

    Season 1 Episode 27 - Aired 1987-05-02

    The saints are under attack from Shaina, Babel and the Spartan. Will they be able to overcome their biggest challenge to date? Or will they be turned to stone?

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Stolen! Golden Cloth
    7.7/10 210 votes

    #19 - Stolen! Golden Cloth

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 1986-11-29

    Phoenix Ikki attacks his brother, Andromeda, without mercy. He's full of hate against all Saints and Saori Kido, whose grandfather had sent him to Death Queen Island. Jabu tries to stop Ikki but he's defeated with one single punch. Then, the official battle begins, between Ikki and Nachi, Bronze Saint of Wolf, who has his mind completely destroyed by Phoenix's attack. Then, Ikki bids farewell to all and, along with his henchmen, the Black Saints, steals the Gold Cloth.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Burn! Flaming Attack!
    7.7/10 192 votes

    #20 - Burn! Flaming Attack!

    Season 1 Episode 13 - Aired 1987-01-17

    In this episode, Shiryu challenges the Black Dragon, while Shun tries to save Seiya, who is slowly dying because of Black Pegasus' Black Death Horror. Shiryu, still weak because of his blood loss, almost sacrifices his life for friendship (which Black Dragon can't understand why, since he doesn't believe in such thing as friendship).

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Heartless! Clash of Aurora
    7.7/10 173 votes

    #21 - Heartless! Clash of Aurora

    Season 1 Episode 21 - Aired 1987-03-14

    Hyoga must fights with your master, Crystal.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Rebirth from the Flames! Indestructible Ikki
    7.7/10 175 votes

    #22 - Rebirth from the Flames! Indestructible Ikki

    Season 1 Episode 22 - Aired 1987-03-21

    Crystal is dead. Shriyu stay in Rozan. The knight of Fire attacks the Kido Mansion. Alone, Shun suffer to protect Saori, but is helped by a powerful knight ressurrected of flames.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Magic Prodigy! The Boundary of Life and Death
    7.7/10 160 votes

    #23 - Magic Prodigy! The Boundary of Life and Death

    Season 1 Episode 31 - Aired 1987-05-30

    After barely surviving the onslaught of Shaina and the Crow Saint. A severely injured Seiya, Soari who has revealed her true power as Athena, Shin and Hyoga must face two new mysterious Saints sent by the holy father. Will they survive their greatest test to date? How strong are they without the Dragon and Phoenix saints by their side?

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Fear! Adrift in Another Dimension
    7.7/10 155 votes

    #24 - Fear! Adrift in Another Dimension

    Season 1 Episode 45 - Aired 1987-09-12

    With time running out the Saints must take on Gemini's Gold Saint who's reputation is as the scariest of them all. Can they break the mirage of Gemini or will it break them?

    Director: N/A

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  • Call Out! Nebula Chain of Attack and Defense in One
    7.7/10 154 votes

    #25 - Call Out! Nebula Chain of Attack and Defense in One

    Season 1 Episode 46 - Aired 1987-09-19

    The Gemini Saint literally has Shun hanging in by a thread. A shocking revelation in the fight against The Holy Father is about to take place...

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A