.First off, July 19, 2019, Netflix debuted their Netflix Original adaptation of the manga and original anime Knights of the Zodiac from 1986.
Fans were excited and anticipated the debut of their show to be seen in modern animation and relive past memories of their childhood show.
If you couldn’t already tell, Netflix made an adaptation on the 80’s anime and manga Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac. So, if you didn’t know that, I suggest you look into the original ones first before getting into this 2019 adaptation.
Similar to Netflix’s other anime adaptation on Voltron (2016), this new series takes on a new storyline using the same characters but in modern time.
These “knights” are sworn to protect the greek goddess Athena from any enemies who might want to take over her throne. Each character is assigned to a specific zodiac sign whether that be in the constellations, horoscopes or the Chinese zodiacs.
With main character Pegasus Seiya who has the cosmos of the Pegasus constellations. In search for his sister, he meets two strange people who
The script was supposed to remain the same as the original 80’s anime, however, Netflix rushed this show, leaving six episodes of complete confusion of those who never watched this show.
Placing these characters in modern times as well, which doesn’t make sense as they are greek mythological knights in the past, whose sole purpose is to protect goddess Athena.
Since the animators made their character’s design exactly the same to the original, it made the characters feel out of place in the modern world.