The god of war and guardian of his namesake planet, Mars, was once sealed away by Seiya, but time has passed and his revival is at hand. Meanwhile, Saori Kido (Athena) is raising the boy Kouga, whose life Seiya saved, and he's been training every day to become a Saint in order to prepare for the coming crisis...
Unaware of his destiny, when Kouga awakens to the power of his Cosmo hidden inside him, the curtain will rise upon the legend of a new Saint.
If you're a true fan of Saint Seiya ... maybe you must not see this anime...
This anime starts with a short battle between Seiya, the new Sagitarius Saint and Mars and when you hope to see the new power of the Saint they make a cut and put Kouga... the most stupid Saint in all the franchise.
All scenes with Kouga in the screen are unbearable. Kouga pass all the time talking about save Athena that's not bad if you do not looks like his lover...
It's okay if they want a new Pegasus Saint... but the character itself is hateful. Talking about the pegasus saint... the
Cloth it's like latex or something like that. Do not look like metal... they look like cloth, like cotton or silk.
The plot is not better... in special the "Tournament Part" or the part of the Zodiac Temples...
The "Zodiac Temples" are a copy from the same battle in the original manga but worse. There are Gold Saints that do not respect the rules and have the gold armor... The Taurus Saint is a person who loves kill people to hear how your bones break... the Aquarius Saint let the "evil" curse his armor to be stronger... the Capricorn Saint is an Old Guy who in a moment becames Broly and fuck all the logic.
Finally the "Piscis Saint" who is like Gilgamesh from Fate/Stay Night... but less cool than Gilgamesh, of course.
This "arc" finish with Seiya letting Kouga using the Sagitarius Cloth... for plot reasons, to kill a God who appears from the nothing.
The Last Arc is the "Pallas Arc" in this Arc some cloths return to a form more like the Original Manga... but with gems, because they do not want to lose this magical girl anime touch...
All the battles in this arc are trash until they got to the Pallas Castle... the old Bronze Saints of Saint Seiya reappears to fight...
In the end Seiya upgrade his Cloth and a new enemy appears from nothing, again... fuck Seiya, broken his new armor in seconds, something very strange if you saw another Saint Seiya series before... And Kouga saves the day talking... yes, talking... in a fucking second, the enemy becames his friend and say farewell...
Please, do not watch this anime if you don't want suffer.
Bom, Saint Seiya não é um anime muito bom! Mas ele foi um clássico marcante para os antigos.
Saint Seiya Ômega comete muitos erros de seu antecessor, entre eles estão:
- Haruto: A ideia de criar um cavaleiro ninja, não é ruim, só que ele foi mal produzido. Haruto! Exatamente como você leu! Ele te lembra algum nome? Claro que lembra, Naruto! E de ninja o que eu vi nele foi o mais clichê possível.
- Repetimento De Ataques: Saint Seiya sempre teve isso, mas de tanto ver isso acabamos relevando. Mas quando a luta se baseia em uso de poderes! SE
PREPAREM PARA UMA CHUVA DE HATE!
- Elementos: Por que colocar elementos, se vão ser apenas: Fogo, Aguá, Terra, Vento, Luz e Trevas! O Hyoga e o Shun entra aonde nessa história???? Desnecessário!
- Armaduras: Muitas armaduras tem um desing muito fraco! E a ideia de as Urnas terem sido trocadas por cristais, foi muito mais desnecessário do que os elementos! As urnas mostravam que os cavaleiros, além de terem missões, eles tinham que carregar o peso que iriam usar nas batalhas, isso mostra a determinação de cada personagem. Na segunda temporada elas voltam! GRAÇAS A DEUS!
A história tem seus altos e baixos, ela começa mais ou menos, ela fica boazinha, ela cai e levanta de novo como o próprio Seiya haha! Mas, ela é boa.
Considerações Finais: O anime não é um completo lixo, tem seus erros, a maioria poderia ter sido consertada por Masame Kurumada. A melhor parte do anime, com certeza é o inicio até o final das doze casas, mesmo que tenham cavaleiros de ouro mal desenvolvidos!
PS: This review was made by a Brazilian!
AQUI É BRASIL!!!!
Well, Saint Seiya is not a very good anime! But it was a striking classic for the ancients.
Saint Seiya Omega makes many mistakes from its predecessor, among them:
- Haruto: The idea of creating a ninja knight is not a bad thing, just that he was poorly produced. Haruto! Just as you read it! Does he remind you of any names? Of course you remember, Naruto! And from ninja what I saw in him was as cliché as possible.
- Repetition of Attacks: Saint Seiya always had this, but from seeing it so much we ended up. But when the fight is based on using powers! GET READY FOR A HATE RAIN!
- Elements: Why put elements, if only: Fire, Water, Earth, Wind, Light and Darkness! Where's Hyoga and Shun enter this story ???? Not necessary!
- Armor: Many armor has a very weak design! And the idea that the ballot boxes were swapped for crystals was far more unnecessary than the elements! The ballot boxes showed that the knights, besides having missions, had to carry the weight they would use in battles, this shows the determination of each character. In season two they come back! THANK GOD!
The story has its ups and downs, it starts more or less, she gets good, she falls and gets up again like Seiya himself haha! But, she's good.
Final Thoughts: The anime is not a complete rubbish, it has its mistakes, most could have been fixed by Masame Kurumada. The best part of the anime, of course, is the beginning to the end of the twelve houses, even if they have poorly developed gold knights!
Saint Seiya: Omega is a dumpster fire. While not being as bad as Saintia Shō or Soul of Gold, Omega still makes the running for one of the worst series in the franchise. *Yoshiko Umakoshi’s character designs & *Make-Up’s catchy rock ballad rendition of ‘Pegasus Fantasy’ lure old fans into the fray, but fanatics of the original are left with nothing but cardboard remnants of the past. There will be spoilers in this review! You have been warned!
*Yoshiko Umakoshi is most famous for his character designs in Casshern Sins and HeartCatch PreCure! Make-Up’s cover of ‘Pegasus Fantasy’ features Shōko Nakagawa as the vocalist, she is
known for singing the opening of Gurren Lagann.
• Omega’s cast in a nutshell:
—Pegasus Kōga: Typical Shōnen Jump protagonist. Compassionate, strong-willed, friendly, but gets evil goat eyes and becomes possessed by a dark spirit, when he’s ‘set off.’ Which is another shōnen manga trope. He’s more or less a carbon copy of Seiya from the original Saint Seiya.
—Lionet Sōma: Hot-blooded, revenge driven, and Kōga’s best friend. After his vengeance arc comes to an anti-climactic end—Scorpio Sonia’s defeat was disappointing, to say the least—he’s pretty much a throwaway character that either (1) exists to be an impulsive, yelling guy (to further the plot), or (2) just a bland, armored ornament in the background.
—Aquila Yuna: Thighs. The sex appeal of the series, doubling as a token female character. Breaks the law that female saints have had to follow for thousands of years—‘wear a mask, and whoever sees your face must marry you or die by your hand’—and got zero repudiation for her disobedience. *This rule was held with such reverence by Ophiuchus Shaina, that when Seiya circumstantially saw her face, it tormented her throughout the whole series. It felt like the Omega writers quickly retconned that rule because Yuna is pretty. It never even shows any the other female saints at their academy following in Yuna’s footsteps; it was like, I guess Yuna is the exception because of main character privilege. It would have been understandable to write a student revolt that eventually led to women being able to train without masks, this story takes place twenty-five years later—after all, but the creators were too lazy to properly write it into the story!
*Death was an immediate consequence for any crime, in the classic Saint Seiya. Original Saint Seiya was very faithful to its Ancient Greek motif.
—Dragon Ryūhō: The sensible one, also is the son of Dragon Shiryū from the original series.
—Wolf Haruto: A shinobi. The stoic, mysterious one with glasses. In Episode 56, Haruto abandons the saints to pursue his dream of being in a rock band but that ends with him apologizing immediately and stating that his allegiance to Athena is more important than anything. Nothing gained there, other than a subplot.
—Aria: A martyr, like every ‘Athena’ in existence.
—Equuleus Suburu: Annoying, shōta character that only exists to further the plot. Imagine a one-dimensional version of Katz Kobayashi from Zeta Gundam.
ーOrion Eden: Eden is one of the more frustrating examples of an antagonist becoming a friend. After the saints kill his father (Mārs) and his mother (Medea), Eden vows to avenge them but falls short on his promise, seemingly because the writers forgot to incorporate it in the plot. The tension is dissolved with Eden becoming the tsundere rival that helps out occasionally. Essentially, Eden is the domesticated cat of Omega.
• So, that’s the main cast of the series and the worst part about it is: they never grow. The series is ninety-seven episodes and there is NO character development! The characters just remain as they are, archetypal shells, used to sell toys. Another example of cardboard character writing is with the ‘Pisces’ Gold Saint of the series, Amor. He is revealed to be a lying, sociopath that is killed off in the Martian arc; but in the ‘80s Saint Seiya, Pisces Aphrodite is only alive for two episodes before getting killed by Andromeda Shun and, even then, he has complexity—he has an overwhelming desire to be respected for his power over his feminine beauty. The Pisces in Omega is a cackling cohort, at best. Gold Saints are important, so they HAVE to be written well.
• Another absurd direction for a Gold Saint was for Taurus Harbinger. He’s a huge guy (at least 9’0’’) that’s ripped with a huge scar on his face and yet the director chose to give him Starscream’s voice from Beast Wars? Kazuki Yao, his seiyū, is capable of voicing more manly characters, i.e. he voiced Judō Āshita in Gundam ZZ and *Bunshichi Tawara (Tenjō Tenge). To make things even more ridiculous, Harbinger’s famous catchphrase is, ‘I’ll break every bone in your heart.’
*If you want to see a legendary, manly showdown—watch the battle between Bunshichi and Shin from Tenjō Tenge.
• Gemini Paradox’s story really bothered me because they teased her up to be a really likable character in her introduction (in Episode 31); like every ‘Gemini’ in the Saint Seiya franchise, she has a good and evil side; and upon her quaint introduction, it even delves in her backstory to show that she was alienated by society and her parents because of her powers. Though strange, she also has a a facination with Dragon Ryūhō because she was saved by his father as a child. Interesting, right? Well, in the second half of the series, the Omega staff decided to completely dump that plotline and make her character more convoluted. The series decides to give Paradox a twin sister, named Integra, who is revealed to be the rightful owner of the Gemini cloth. This is confusing because, in the aforementioned Episode 31, it shows flashbacks of Paradox as a child and none of Paradox’s memories contain a version of her family with a sister. It’s like the writing staff wrote it in last minute! It’s a shame because Paradox, along with Eden, had the potential to become interesting characters!
• Saint Seiya: Omega is often called the Dragon Ball GT of Saint Seiya for a reason. In the Pallasite arc, I originally was interested in the foil relationship between Pallas and Saori but, like every bit of potential in this series, it quickly transitions to minimalist kid-show banter. Despite the clean designs, the faces and body are often off-model; and some of the action animation will be of a character sliding across the screen, instead of running. Omega didn’t even have enough of a budget to afford an ending theme. I don’t recommend this series, even to diehard fans, and instead suggest Lost Canvas as an alternative. Saint Seiya: Omega is a 2/10.
◧ The animation of the anime is the only positive aspect of this series that I could name. Specifically, we witnessed fairly distinct characters using different kinds of bodysuits, majestic structures left and right, in combination with colors that were highly saturated and very vibrant, easily capturing and retaining the viewers' attention.
✘ Negative Aspects ✘
◧ When I am embarking on a new shounen anime journey, I do expect to stumble across some cliches (the protagonist's legendary
bravado which is wholly predicated upon his selfless, borderline masochistic, intention to protect his friends, and the world in general; the antagonist's intention to acquire immense physical strength either for the sake of it, or for the liberation of mankind from itself by facilitating its destruction; some protagonists' and/or antagonists' quest towards more strength for some, at best, incomprehensible reasons, at worst, preposterous etc.) but that's quite different from having those cliches deployed in the most cartoonish fashion imaginable. It's as if the creators of this anime were intending to mock the genre itself by releasing a humorless parody based on every single cliche that the former has to offer.
◧ In the sound department nothing really stood out - the same tracks were being regurgitated throughout.
◧ As far as the character development goes, well, there was not really any to speak of. Most of the protagonists' and antagonists' intentions, beliefs, emotions, and thought processes were, to the extent they were made clear, pretty formulaic.
◧ In the action scenes department, nothing much was going on either. A great majority of the time was spent on specific choreographies (with graphics, head titles and all) which accompanied every character's individual combat moves. Another significant part of the time was spent on mundane verbal exchanges between rivals, before, during, and after the fight. And, finally, what was left was spent on repeating this sequence: the protagonist's/protagonists' beatdown and his/her/their display of bravado.
◧ The anime was broken down to (2) seasons, with completely different sets of antagonists, but the unfolding of the plots were characteristically similar in pace. Both seasons 'got into it' rather quickly, introduced us to the characters and antagonists almost immediately, gave us a clear idea of how all this was going to unfold and wasted quite some time with the protagonists simply running around and getting into fights with everyone. Furthermore, I would like to note that the 2nd season was completely unnecessary. If anything, it may have made the anime sillier since the protagonist's social existence, and consequently, his importance to the story, have been severely downgraded.
◧ Conceptually, I can't say that I was much enthusiastic about it. I am uncertain as to whether or not, and if so, to what degree, I may have been negatively predisposed given that I am of Greek ancestry, but, I don't think that the use of Greek mythology was very sensible. At various times throughout I felt that certain aspects of it did not make much sense, and the terminology used was rather idiotic (e.g. 'cosmo', 'cloth stones' many individual combat moves had silly-sounding names, etc.). Also, quite a few structural elements did not make that much sense either (e.g. the relationship between 'cloth stones' and their respective constellations; the origins of existent 'gods' and the conspicuous absence of many others; the earth's persistent attractiveness for the antagonists' plans despite being wildly dissimilar, etc.).
Overall: A bundle of shounen anime cliches deployed in the most run-of-the-mill manner possible. If you value your time, do not bother.