Saint Seiya: Shinku no Shounen Densetsu

Saint Seiya: Legend of Crimson Youth

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: 聖闘士星矢 真紅の少年伝説
English: Saint Seiya: Legend of Crimson Youth
Spanish: Saint Seiya Película 3: Los Caballeros del Zodiaco. La Leyenda del Joven Escarlata.
French: Saint Seiya Film 3: Les Chevaliers du Zodiaque - Les Guerriers d'Abel
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 23, 1988
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Discotek Media
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Manga
Genres: AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 1 hr. 15 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


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Ranked: #31832
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Popularity: #5251
Members: 16,759
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Sun God Apollo the brother of Athena is here to take Athena back to heaven and taking over the sanctuary. He revived the deceased gold saints and use them and a few god saints as bodyguards. But Athena did not obey him, Apollo had no choice but send her to hell. On the otherhand, the bronze saints are on their way to save Athena.

(Source: ANN)

Characters & Voice Actors


Yamauchi, Shigeyasu
Baroli, Gilberto
Script, ADR Director
Suga, Yoshiyuki
Kurumada, Masami
Original Creator


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Ending Theme

"You Are My Reason To Be" by Hitomi Toyama and Oren Waters


Feb 25, 2021
1/1 Movie Watched (Español Disponible)
In this film we are shown the older brother of Athena, the God of the Sun, who had 3 protectors of the constellations, however this is one of the longest films I have seen of Saint Seiya 75 min compared to the other 2 of 45 min. It is very interesting how in this movie "chronologically" it is after the Saga of the 12 Houses, continuing with the Asgard Saga but I want to clarify something this had to happen before the Saga of Poseidon but after the 12 Houses. They told themselves several times that they never found themselves ...
Jul 18, 2014
Mixed Feelings
Legend of Crimson Youth is the 3rd film of the Saint Seiya series which is the longest of the bunch, but sadly it's probably the worst of the features. Note: this movie takes place after the events of the Sanctuary arc. Episodes 1-73.

The story begins with Saori meeting her brother Abel along with his servants, The Corona Saints, & the revived Gold Saints. In short, Abel wants to rid of humanity as they are a vile & wicked species set on self-annihilation. To enforce his actions, Abel asks for the aid of his sister Saori to cleanse the planet of humanity and begin anew as ...
Aug 15, 2021
The third Saint Seiya film, Legend of Crimson Youth, manages to at least be an improvement over the cashgrabs that were its feature-length predecessors in both premise and execution. Much like the previous film was just a poor blueprint for the far better Asgard Arc though, so too was this film a poor man's blueprint for the better Hades Arc that was to come in the manga.

Obviously, that comparison requires some minor and major spoilers for both this film and the Hades Arc of the anime/manga, so there's the pre-warning for later parts of the review. To start off though, the film has an interesting ...

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