Toei Animation announced on Tuesday that Netflix has added the first 41 episodes of the 1986 Saint Seiya (Knights of the Zodiac) anime series with a new English dub. The series is available for users in North America, New Zealand, and Australia.
Masami Kurumada serialized the original Saint Seiya manga in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from 1986 to 1990. The manga has inspired a number of television anime, original video anime projects, anime films, and spinoff manga. The manga recently inspired a CG anime remake that debuted worldwide on Netflix on July 19. A live-action Hollywood film has also been green-lit.
Viz Media published the original manga in English under the title Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac. ADV Films released Toei Animation's anime adaptation with an English dub under the title Knights of the Zodiac, and later released it unedited under the title Saint Seiya. New Video Group later also released the series on DVD.
The series has inspired numerous sequel and spinoff manga by Kurumada and other authors, as well as anime adaptations of those same manga. The most recent of these is an anime of the Saint Seiya: Saintia Shō spinoff manga that premiered last December.
Thanks to Geoffrey Oliver for the news tip.
Source: Toei Animation's Twitter account