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Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas - Meiou Shinwa


Alternative Titles

English: Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas
Japanese: 聖闘士星矢 THE LOST CANVAS 冥王神話

Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 24, 2009 to Apr 21, 2010
Producers: Akita Shoten
Licensors: Discotek Media
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.241 (scored by 21,412 users)
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Ranked: #2722
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Popularity: #1345
Members: 40,163
Favorites: 411
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Episodes: /13

Synopsis

A Holy War, from ancient mythology, where the Goddess Athena and Hades have fought against each other while defending the earth repeatedly over the span of 200 years. The story takes place in 18th century Europe, 243 years prior to the original "Saint Seiya" Three small children, Tenma, Alone, and Sasha have all shared a very happy childhood together. Tenma who is quite aggressive but upstanding has moved to Sanctuary to become a saint. It is there that he is reunited with Sasha who is the sister of Alone and learns that she is the reincarnation of Goddess Athena. Alone, who is kind, gentle and loves painting was chosen for the body of enemy King Hades. Tenma eventually becomes a saint of Pegasus and engages in a fierce battle with his best friend Alone, the King of Hades. Pegasus Tenma, King Hades, and the Goddess Athena and through the twist of their 3 fates merge together which unfolds a prologue to the original Saint Seiya.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Alone
Alone
Main
Shimono, Hiro
Japanese
Shimono, Hiro
Pegasus, Tenma
Pegasus, Tenma
Main
Kakihara, Tetsuya
Japanese
Kakihara, Tetsuya
Sasha
Sasha
Main
Hirano, Aya
Japanese
Hirano, Aya
Crane, Yuzuriha
Crane, Yuzuriha
Main
Kobayashi, Sanae
Japanese
Kobayashi, Sanae

Staff

Nabeshima, Osamu
Nabeshima, Osamu
Director, Storyboard
Honda, Yasuyuki
Honda, Yasuyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard
Harada, Nana
Harada, Nana
Episode Director
Suga, Yoshiyuki
Suga, Yoshiyuki
Script, Series Composition


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"The Realm of Athena" by EUROX

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"Hana no Kusari (花の鎖)" by Maki Ikuno with Marina del Ray




More reviewsReviews

xgreeneyednekox
Feb 20, 2011
First of all I have to mention that I didn't watch the first Saint Seiya anime series, OVAs andr OADs merely because I wasn't interested in the style or plot, so I wasn't a fan of the series when I started Saint Seya: Lost Canvas.
Despite this, this anime made me enjoy myself pretty much.

Story - 9/10
Simple but catching. The War between Hades and Athena and some dramatic inserts of the two to make it even more enjoyable. Include Pegasus in all this and you get a perfect mix of fights, drama and betrayals.

Art - 9/10
What can I say about it? The art read more
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ParaParaJMo
Oct 1, 2010
Story and Characters
Obviously in comparison to the original series, Lost Canvas cuts right to the last story arc. Not only is it a prequel, it's a very excellent addition and extension to the original source material. I thought some things in the last Hades OAV arcs to the original series needed to be elaborated on and Lost Canvas expands on certain specific aspects. I'd talk about them, but they'd be spoilers to both Lost Canvas, and oavs to the original series. On the outside, Tenma is a lot like Seiya, but has his own unique distinctions and qualities. In the original series, Seiya is portrayed read more
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FamousWolfMoon
Apr 9, 2016
This is a review for the complete series (Meiou Shinwa 1 and Meiou Shinwa 2)

Kurumada.. Why are you so stupid?
Lost Canvas IS what you should have done from Saint Seiya !

Gorgeous designs, animations not too bad, the characters all somewhat developed and a lot of fun, a dark atmosphere, which takes rather scenar standing and renewing themselves for quite surprising way ... we have the the pinnacle of anim jap, and it is already not bad !
But most of all, when you're old fan of the guys in armor, pleasure is enhanced by the Golden Knights ... what a class, shit !! Each of read more
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meneope
Jan 18, 2011
What is it about? If you are asking yourself this question, and have never seen Saint Seiya, then this is definitely not for you.

Indeed this is only for Saint Seiya fans. Its basically a remake of the Hades saga but in an alternate universe. There are major changes in the plot composition though - enough changes to make it unpredictable enough. The characters cast are very different and fans will get an appreciation of the characters which have been traditionally left out or marginalised in the canonical Kurumada's original Saint Seiyas animes.

Effectively this seems like a reaction to fans's eternal complains about certain characters e.g. read more
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