The series begins with the story of Seiya, the main hero, who is one of Athena's Knights. Seiya, along with the other Bronze Knights, must train hard to earn their "Cloths," and take on other challenges as well. Knights of the Zodiac (Saint Seiya) has been a hit in Japan (where it is known as simply Saint Seiya), as well as many European countries including Spain, France, and Italy.
Masami Kurumada has gained world-wide recognition with his KNIGHTS OF THE ZODIAC (Saint Seiya) manga, which has been translated into several languages and was a major hit in South America and Europe. KNIGHTS OF THE ZODIAC was originally intended as a boys title but the incredible artwork and slightly feminine looking male characters drew in female readers as well. The manga was first serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump Magazine, then went to span 28 graphic novels, 114 anime episodes, 4 movies, a very successful toy line, and a videogame!