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Top 10 most influential Japanese cartoons in China (4)

By Zhang Xingjian  (Chinadaily.com.cn)    10:40, November 02, 2016

8. Saint Seiya: 8.8

Saint Seiya, also known as Knights of the Zodiac, is a Japanese anime series written and illustrated by Masami Kurumada. The story follows five mystical warriors called the Saints who are empowered by a mystical energy called Cosmo. Brave and smart, the Saints have sworn to defend the reincarnation of the Greek goddess Athena in her battle against other Olympian gods who want to dominate the Earth.

The 114-episode-Saint Seiya had a huge influence on Chinese people born between the 1970s and 1980s. The protagonist has unique skills such as "Pegasus Meteor Fist" and "Diamond Dust" and have been copied by Chinese children at the time.

One of the protagonists, Seiya uses the "Pegasus Meteor Fist" skill to attack enemies. [Photo/Weibo.com]


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