A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Hard work, courage, sacrifice, friendship and teamwork.
Positive Role Models
The Bronze Knights are dedicated and dutiful. Despite having differing motivations and clashing personalities, the knights can put aside their differences and work together to protect Athena and the Earth from evil.
Knights of the Zodiac: Saint Seiya is a Japanese series that takes place in Greece. Most of the cast is Japanese but there are some non-Japanese characters that appear throughout the series; these characters are portrayed both positively and negatively. Men and women are shown fighting to protect the world.
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Violence & Scariness
Some fantasy violence, including gunfire, explosions, and physical fights. There are multiple scenes where characters are shot and killed or die in vehicular explosions but there is never any blood or gore shown. There are many fighting scenes where characters are shown getting punched and kicked.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some characters wear costumes that are skin tight and revealing.
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Some mild and threating language is sometimes used ("hell," "I'll kill you," "time to die").
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Knights of the Zodiac: Saint Seiya is a fantasy-themed anime series based on Masami Kurumada's Saint Seiya manga. Themes include teamwork, sacrifice, and serving a greater purpose than yourself. Characters with unique goals and backgrounds put aside their differences and work together to protect Athena and the world. There's some fantasy violence (gunfire, explosions, fighting). Characters do die in altercations but there's no blood or gore shown. Language is sometimes mild and threatening ("hell," "I'll kill you," "time to die").
Is It Any Good?
This anime remake takes the original 80s series and repackages it in a lighter and more kid-friendly adaption. Knights of the Zodiac: Saint Seiya is much more fast-paced -- sometimes this can be jarring as episodes seem to jump ahead years at a time to new events without any explanation of what is going on or how the characters got there. This can make the story feel rushed at times, which takes away from the tension as events seem to finish almost as fast as they arise. The art and animation of the knights are well done, and fights feel fluid, however, there's a lot of reused animation that begins to feel repetitive.
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