Saint Seiya: Meiou Hades Juuni Kyuu-hen

Saint Seiya: The Hades Chapter - Sanctuary

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English: Saint Seiya: The Hades Chapter - Sanctuary
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


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: AdventureAdventure, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.051 (scored by 3063730,637 users)
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Ranked: #4882
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Popularity: #2505
Members: 49,360
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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.

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Yamauchi, Shigeyasu
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Nagamine, Tatsuya
Episode Director
Itou, Naoyuki
Episode Director
Yokote, Michiko
Script, Series Composition


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
Hanus (All reviews)
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 read more
Oct 1, 2010
ParaParaJMo (All reviews)
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 read more
Oct 5, 2018
ChouEritto (All reviews)
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 read more
Jan 5, 2013
Hyperion720 (All reviews)

Not long after the saints battle with Poseidon, The God of the underworld Hades plots to kill Athena. He does this by not only sending his army to attack the sanctuary but also the resurrected fallen gold and silver saints.

The bronze saints for the most part take the back seat in this portion of the series.Most part you see the fights and interactions between the former gold saints and the still living ones, as well as them both dealing with Hades true soldiers the specters.


The animation is not great but a big improvement over the last arcs, motion is a bit more fluid and the read more

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