Saint Seiya: Shinku no Shounen Densetsu
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Synonyms: Saint Seiya: Legend of Crimson Youth
Japanese: 聖闘士星矢 真紅の少年伝説


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 23, 1988
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Discotek Media
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Unknown
Genres: AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy, Sci-FiSci-Fi, ShounenShounen
Duration: 1 hr. 15 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.241 (scored by 71917,191 users)
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Ranked: #25832
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Popularity: #4183
Members: 12,724
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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.

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Yamauchi, Shigeyasu
Baroli, Gilberto
Script, ADR Director
Suga, Yoshiyuki
Yamada, Nobuo
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"You Are My Reason To Be" by Hitomi Toyama and Oren Waters

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Sep 11, 2011
Alpharon (All reviews)
Esta review también está en español.

The third Saint Seiya movie. The longer, complex (yes, complex) and better of the original movies. This one was so badass that, in my country (and ton of others too), it actually was showed in cinemas. With this one, the anime road was paved definitely.
So, I hope you can understand my broken english, and learn about the Legend of Crimson Youth.

Story: Abel, the Sun God (banished in the past by Apollo, apparently) comes back to the world with the intentions of human annihilation, so the gods may rule the world one again. This is original in the way that Abel read more
Jun 9, 2011
sorcery (All reviews)
No review yet ? It's a shame...
This was the best thing ever produced related to Saint-Seiya. I'll be trying to explain you why as good as I can...

While the other Saint-Seiya movies were painfully formulaic, Legend of Crimson Youth was one of a kind. Granted, its story is rather basic: Phoebus Abel, a fallen God banished by Zeus and Apollo, resurfaced after a long absence. He's accompanied by his bodyguards, the corona saints, while showing to Saori Kidou, i.e. Athena his sister. He proposed her to join him to his final residence following World's end. Bronze saints sedition ensues.

In fact, what differs is art execution. read more
Jul 18, 2014
THEAnimeHERO (All reviews)
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 read more

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