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 3578135,781 users)
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Ranked: #5692
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Popularity: #2905
Members: 57,881
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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


Jan 23, 2024
One thing that's appreciated with the adaptation of this story arc, which is a prelude to the Hades saga, is that it's much more faithful to the manga than the classic series, although it takes its creative liberties, of course.

The work is very well directed, with spectacular moments that made many love returning to the series after so many years.

And although the mechanics of the 12 temples arch are repeated here, it has a foundation, a reason, and it makes it feel much more exciting.

Sure, there are some things that have to be blamed on the mangaka for certain decisions he makes in this saga ...
Jul 14, 2021
It's...weird. The power of memory. The power that one moment in time can have over you.

I...remember, when I first watched the ninth episode of this OVA. Beyond Pride. I was a kid then, watching my favorite show ever, just before going to school.

I couldn't go that day, after watching that episode.

I bawled my eyes out that day. Cried until the evening. It was like I had seen something sacred, and knew, in the back of my mind, that I would never, ever, see anything like that ever again. And I knew I would never forget these characters.

Fuck man, it's been well over a ...
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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