Saint Seiya: Meiou Hades Juuni Kyuu-hen

Saint Seiya: The Hades Chapter - Sanctuary

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Synonyms: Saint Seiya Hades, Saint Seiya: The Hades Sanctuary Chapter
Japanese: 聖闘士星矢 冥王ハーデス十二宮編
English: Saint Seiya: The Hades Chapter - Sanctuary
Spanish: Saint Seiya Los Caballeros del Zodiaco 7 : Hades Santuario
French: Saint Seiya: Les Chevaliers du Zodiaque: Chapitre Hadès, Le Sanctuaire
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 9, 2002 to Jul 25, 2003
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: 8.051 (scored by 3584835,848 users)
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Ranked: #5712
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Popularity: #2906
Members: 58,002
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Hades is planning to take over the world, to achieve that goal, he sends out deceased Gold Saints to take Athena's head. Seiya and the other Bronze Saints come to help but their help isn't appreciated by the remaining Gold Saints that are still alive.

(Source: ANN)

Characters & Voice Actors


Yamauchi, Shigeyasu
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Nagamine, Tatsuya
Episode Director
Itou, Naoyuki
Episode Director
Ushiro, Shinji
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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"Chikyuugi" Yumi Matsuzawa

Ending Theme

"Kimi To Onaji Aozora - (The Same Blue Sky as You)" by Yumi Matsuzawa


Apr 19, 2009
I just want to say that Saint seiya was one of my first anime in childhood and then i very liked it, even with dubbing in my country. After so many years i found a continuation of my fav anime and all i can say I'm amazed as always by saint seiya ;]

It's my first review so don't expect to much...

Story: 8/10

Story is back on tracks, i mean the sanctuary ;] personally i think it was best party of series, and now Athena sanctuary is back.
Like in every arc or movie new god want to kill Athena, and now it's hades ...
Oct 1, 2010
Story and Characters
Before I go onto the review part, I want to say for those who have not seen the original TV series, you will be unable to have a complete understanding to the significance of what goes on in this oav. Yes, the original TV series may be 114 episodes long, but it's worth watching to get to this point and it will make the story a lot more exciting. But if you don't want to go through the TV series or read the manga, I heard there is a recap special that summarizes the anime series and I suppose if you can find ...
Oct 5, 2018
Mixed Feelings
The first part of the Hades Arc is quite the gripping opening act after the below average Poseidon Arc the original series ended on. We get a lot of tension in the build up of the threat the Spectres hold to the Gold Saints, the drama of the Gold Saints having to fight their own allies and some good character writing in fleshing out Shaka a lot more. We also have a fair amount of payoff in seeing characters such as Mu and Dohko finally showing their capabilities after such a large amount of time building them up.
However, things start to lose steam with the ...

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