Saint Seiya: Meiou Hades Meikai-hen

Saint Seiya: The Hades Chapter - Inferno

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Japanese: 聖闘士星矢 冥王ハーデス冥界編
English: Saint Seiya: The Hades Chapter - Inferno
Spanish: Saint Seiya Los Caballeros del Zodiaco: Hades Infierno
French: Saint Seiya: Les Chevaliers du Zodiaque: Chapitre Hadès, Inferno
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 17, 2005 to Feb 6, 2007
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: MythologyMythology
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.751 (scored by 3055630,556 users)
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Ranked: #10562
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Popularity: #2994
Members: 49,451
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Seiya and the rest of the Bronze and Gold Saints who have survived the Sanctuary battle have entered the world of the Dead. They are fighting to get to Hades and defeat him.

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors


Katsumata, Tomoharu
Director, Storyboard
Sasaki, Noriyo
Episode Director
Duclos, Didier
Cruz, Ricardo
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Opening Theme

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"Megami no Senshi ~Pegasus Forever~" by Marina del Ray

Ending Theme

"Takusu mono he" by Matsuzawa Yumi


Oct 1, 2010
Story and Characters
It of course picks up exactly where the Sanctuary oavs leave off. This time as opposed to the Gold Saints being the central focus, the main featured characters in this series are Seiya and Shun as well as one certain Gold Saint I can't mention due to spoiler reasons in relation to the original TV series, though Hyoga and Shiryu aren't exaclty useless, they are still busy fighting their battles respective battles. And Ikki is still rarely present, but whatever presence he has will be overly significant to what happens in this story. The newer main villains that were introduced in the last ...
May 8, 2020
General: (7.55 / 10)

I missed the second of the three installments under the "Hades" arc.
This time it was also entertaining, but I feel that its prequel is still a step higher than "Chapter - Inferno", since although we have had good moments of drama as the final outcome with the sacrifice of the golden knights, and even history Orpheo. The battles themselves were not too memorable, I feel that the antagonists in this case the "ghosts" left much to be desired and did not give a great sense of danger or depth of characters, with the exception of Radamanthys who was one step above the ...
Oct 21, 2018
Mixed Feelings
The middle act of the Hades Arc, Inferno, is a major step down from Sanctuary in almost every way.

Whilst quickly going through many of the battles and several Celestial Star Spectres quickly being disposed of allows it to stand out and be less repetitive when it comes to combat with its side villains than the Poseidon Arc was, it also makes them a major disappointment when Terrestrial Star Spectres such as Myu proved a genuine threat to the Gold Saints. Instead of being a true step up in power, only the Judges, Pharaoh and Rhadamanthys' underlings prove much of a genuine threat. The reveal ...

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