Saint Seiya is a popular Anime series based on the manga by Masami Kurumada. Set in Japan in the mid eighties, it follows the story of five orphans who are adopted by Mitsumasa Kido, the philanthropic owner of a foundation for orphaned children. They are sent to different parts of the world to train and obtain bronze cloths that enable them to take on special powers and become ‘Bronze Saints’. On their return, they are to compete in a Tournament and win a golden cloth. However it is stolen and the five embark on a series of adventures which feature Greek and Norse pagan gods of myth. Many battles see them fighting ‘saints’ of various metallic colours.