Saint Seiya: Tenkai-hen Josou - Overture

Saint Seiya: The Heaven Chapter - Overture

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Japanese: 聖闘士星矢 天界編 序奏 ~overture~
English: Saint Seiya: The Heaven Chapter - Overture
Spanish: Saint Seiya Película 5: Los Caballeros del Zodiaco: Capítulo del Cielo - Overture.
French: Saint Seiya Film 5: Les Chevaliers du Zodiaque: Chapitre du Monde Céleste - Ouverture
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 14, 2004
Producers: Shueisha
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Manga
Genres: AdventureAdventure, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 1 hr. 20 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.211 (scored by 1299812,998 users)
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Ranked: #29422
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Popularity: #4031
Members: 22,025
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After the Saints' victory against Hades, Seiya is left wounded and motionless in a wheel chair with no possible chance of recovery. Athena's sister Artemis, the Virgin Goddess of the Moon and twin sister of Apollo, makes an elaborate proposal - to restore Seiya's physical health in exchange for the supremacy of Sanctuary. Athena accepts and Artemis and her "Knights of the Sky" swiftly take control of Sanctuary. Now Seiya and his fellow Bronze Saints combat the forces of Zeus to regain their homeland but it will not be so easy. Bronze Saints Hydra Ichi and Unicorn Jabu, and Silver Saint Ophiuchus Shaina have join forces with Artemis and Apollo.

(Source: ANN)


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"Pegasus Fantasy" by Make-Up

Ending Theme

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Dec 4, 2011
Alpharon (All reviews)
Esta review también está en español.

Note: this is about the Heaven saga, the last part of Saint Seiya, so there are some spoilers of the previous sagas (but not for this movie), so please, have that in mind.

With the positive opinions the Hades Saga (chapter Sanctuary) received, Masami Kurumada, Saint Seiya's creator, finally got the OK to make the final stage of the series, that one that hadn't even been in the manga: the heaven part. For the very first time, we would receive an adaptation of the Olympus war, that final showdown we only heard rumors about. The idea was that this movie would read more
Jan 19, 2021
Lhumberto49 (All reviews)
This movie is heavily criticized by the Saint Seiya fandom, however to be fair is a very competent work. The story happens after the Hades arc, and it shows very well the consequences of these events: the gold saints were punished and turned into a statue, Seiya now is in a wheelchair, in a semi-vegetative condition. This was a smart decision, because it shows that conflicts have consequences, what was not done in other sagas of the franchise, in which the protagonists simply win without side effects or losses.
Also, the saints do not have the same faith and confidence in their powers, what is very read more
Oct 9, 2010
rahvii (All reviews)
First half of the movie is extremely boring. The story most of the time is very abrupt, as if was skipping all the time, not that it matters because the series never had a super complicated story, but still it's annoying. The character designs are what you expect from Saint Seiya, but the backgrounds and most of the animations are catastrophic. Really, this movie was a very low budged one. The music is almost nonexistent, it's as if they forgot completely that the movie should actually have some of it.

When the movie hits the Icarus vs Seiya part it slowly starts to build up read more
Aug 21, 2021
ChouEritto (All reviews)
Heaven Chapter: Overture, was set to be the prologue to Kurumada's next arc for the Saint Seiya series to revive it after its manga's abrupt end with the Hades Arc. It's apparent both from this and the repurposing of its ideas in the manga sequel Next Dimension, however, that the concept was overall rushed and not well thought out.

Obviously, spoilers for the film, Hades Arc and other Saint Seiya material are to follow, so there's the warning.

The initial premise of Seiya left as an invalid, the Olympian Gods desiring control of the Earth out of fear of what Athena and her Saints have accomplished and read more


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