Knights of the ZodiacManga, vol.28 (1985)
In Greek mythology, Athena, the daughter of Zeus, was born in full armor. By birthright the goddess of battle, she did not believe in conquest, and only fought defensive wars. Her battles with bloodthirsty gods and giants shook the very earth and seemed to last forever. On the battlefield, there were a group of youths that always surrounded and protected the goddess: the Knights of Athena! Flash forward to modern-day Greece: two Japanese tourists are shocked to see a mansized meteorite crash to the earth before them. It turns out to be young Seiya. Seiya must train harder than ever if he is to survive his match with the brutal Cassios! Whoever wins will receive the greatest prize known to man: the incredibly powerful Pegasus Cloth!
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.
Note: Chapter count includes an omake story "The Swan's Tale: Natassja of the Lands of Ice".
Production:Masami Kurumada (Story & Art)
Related anime:Saint Saiya: The Hades Chapter - Inferno OVA, 2005, Adaptation
Saint Seiya: The Hades Chapter - Elysion OVA, 2008, Adaptation
Saint Seiya: The Hades Chapter - Sanctuary OVA, 2003, Adaptation
Knights of the Zodiac TV, 1986, Adaptation
Related manga:Saint Seiya: Episode.G Manga, 2002, Prequel
Knights of the Zodiac Manga, 1985, Sequel
Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas - Meiou Shinwa Manga, 2006, Prequel
Saint Seiya: Gigantomachia Light Novel, 2002, Side Story
Saint Seiya: Next Dimension - Meiou Shinwa Manga, 2006, Sequel
Saint Seiya: Omega - New Cross Tanjou-hen Manga, 2013, Spin-off
Saint Seiya: Saintia Shou Manga, 2013, Spin-off
Saint Seiya: Gigantomachia Novel, 2004, Side story
Kurumada Suikoden: Hero of Heroes Manga, 2013, Other