TV Series | TV-PG | | Animation, Action, Adventure
A group a young warriors known as 'Saints', each in possession of a 'cloth' guarded by a different constellation, must protect the reincarnation of the goddess Athena as she attempts to keep the Earth from being destroyed by evil forces.
Ikki, the Phoenix Saint, is an exceptional Saint in many regards. Notwithstanding the fact that his Armor grants him virtual immortality and the fact that he's the first man ever to win the Phoenix Cloth, Ikki's a powerhouse among the other Bronze Saints. As the anime's first villain, he easily takes on the other 4 Bronze Saints at the same time; later his powers and abilities enable him to defeat Silver Saints with ease. He also is a psychologically complex character, scarred by a traumatic training but yet a loving and protective brother to Shun. His maturity and long term strategic choices put him at odds with the other, often hot-headed Bronze Saints. Even though he doesn't team up with the quartet, he still manages to show up at the right time and at the right place to save the day.
The U.S. release changes the blood color, from the original red, to green or grey in different scenes (this at least happens in the first episodes).