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Saint Seiya is mostly a serious anime but there are some times where it's more light-hearted.
One of the only times you'll see the boys look goofy.
  • Seiya desperately trying to clean his room before letting Saori pass in Episode 10.
    • Even better because, when Seiya opened his door, he was shirtless and in pajama pants (he was washing his hair in the sink when that happened). Cue to him freaking out when it turns out the one checking in was Saori, who might be the richest girl in the world but is still a girl around his age deep down. And who blushes from head to toe in the most moe/adorkable manner ever, and then shyly waits at the door until Seiya is ready.
    • Italian-dub induced fun: as he cleans, Seiya complains that Saori did not call him first, pointing out that at the Arena her arrival is announced by trumpets (and violins).
    • And then in 2020 Ivo De Palma, Seiya's Italian VA, released Lady... Congiunta!, where the script is altered in such a way that Seiya is trying to take advantage of the late April/early May slight release of the COVID lockdown to try and score with Saori.
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  • Episode 21 in the Italian dub, the mook who has his rifle broken by Hyoga and is then faced by the Saint himself reacts with an incredibly ridicolous-sounding and whiny "You meanie! You broke my gun!"
  • Episodes 29 and 30 of the anime features Corvus Jamian. Every single scene with him is a Funny Moment, especially in the hammed-up Italian dub.
    • Also, Jamian's death: the manga inserts describing the cloths show his cloth has wings (and Seiya did fly with his wings, once he discovered how to make them appear), but he died falling off a cliff.
    • The Italian version of episode 30 turns Shaina's slut-shaming of Saori into one for a simple reason: the words are condemning Saori for almost kissing an unconscious Seiya, but the tone makes Shaina sound like she's grudgingly praising her for doing what she'd really want to do him.
    • Heck, even the original dialogue carries that undertone. Why else would Shaina say "Be a good girl and leave Seiya to me"?
  • Seiya trying to escape from the hospital with Miho chasing after him is quite funny. Miho CATCHING HIM and having his arms tied up so he can't escape again is hilarious.
  • Despite the serious context, there's a funny bit when Shaina shows up at the hospital to try and kill Seiya in his sleep. Seiya fortunately wakes up before she claws his face out, and he says "Don't tell me you're still mad because of what happened between us!" like he's talking to a Psycho Ex-Girlfriend (which isn't actually that far from the truth).
    • Special mention to the ADV English Dub, to which Seiya chastises Shaina for breaking into the hospital after visiting hours, as if his priorities of her breaking into the hospital illegally is more worse than her actually trying to kill him.
  • Manga-only, another thing for the hospital scene, when Shaina and Seiya notice Aiolia outside the hospital window, Seiya says this gem:
    Seiya: Eh? Aiolia? It's been a while since we saw each other! What are you doing so far from the Sanctuary? Don't tell me you came this far to see if I was doing well...
  • Docrates, a gigantic guy looking for Seiya and cia with the Dark Saints, running away when hearing police sirens. "Oh, no! The police!"
  • Seiya freaking out when Shiryu drags him out in the Gemini Temple and his befuddled expression as his friend explains the whole thing afterwards.
  • When Seiya and Shun arrive at the First Prison of Hades’ Underworld, they are advised by a Specter mook to remain in complete silence, in order to respect Lune, the substitute Judge of the Dead, who hates noises. Seiya then proceeds to make lots of loud noises, like sneezing and generally provoking the mook. This is even more hilarious in the original manga, where he actually farts just to provoke the Specter.
  • In the anime, there's the scene where Seiya almost tells the creator of the Steel Saints's Cloths that they are the chosen Saints. What makes this hilarious is Hyoga covering his mouth and yelling at him — and they're both drawn in a borderline Super-Deformed style. Stuff like that is almost never present in the Sait Seiya media, so the Mood Whiplash makes things even funnier.
  • During the Poseidon arc, when Ikki delivers his Curb-Stomp Battle against Lyumnades Kaza, he suddenly shapeshifts to Shun. It doesn't work with Ikki, who impales his fist on Kaza's chest. When Kaza ponders how did it not work, Ikki tells him that he's an idiot trying to shapeshift into someone when the real deal is nearby.
  • The Charon fight from the Hades arc provided some moments of much needed levity among the high stakes of the rest of the arc. Bonus points for Charon being knocked back into his own boat by the end of it, and singing wearily all the way back across the Styx.
  • When the Bronzes first meet Zelos:
    Zelos: Do you know what happens to those who hurt me?! You have no idea!
    Seiya: (not even fazed) Okay, what happens?
  • Aiolia's Bond One-Liner after defeating Worm Raimi is equal parts cool and hilarious:
    "Worms belong in the dirt."
  • Some Black Comedy courtesy of Shaka: after (barely) surviving the Tembu Horin and checking which senses they still had, Saga, Shura and Camus notice they have one each: taste, whose loss keeps the other two from talking, sight, and hearing. Upon noticing what Shaka did, Saga chuckles.
  • Lizard Misty stripping down and taking a bath in the sea when he gets some of Seiya's blood on him, and, when Seiya turns out to have survived, standing naked and offering him a full view while Seiya repeatedly tells him to put his Cloth back on.
  • In ep 26, Seiya mentions that he'd show the group around Greece to so they can learn more about the Sanctuary. Ikki pipes in that he'll come along with Seiya to which Seiya shuts him down because he hasn't recovered yet and instead chooses Shiryu to come with him. Cue to Ikki still trying to convince Seiya to take him and Hyoga chides in wanting to join also. Seiya jokingly gives the reason they can't come is that scouting won't work well as a group.
    • It's just kinda funny to see the Ikki and Hyoga act like kids who want to go on a field trip and with Seiya against them going makes it seem like he wanted to have an excuse to have alone time with Shiryu.

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