Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas - Meiou Shinwa


Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas

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Japanese: 聖闘士星矢 THE LOST CANVAS 冥王神話
English: Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas
Spanish: Saint Seiya: Los Caballeros del Zodiaco. The Lost Canvas
French: Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 24, 2009 to Apr 21, 2010
Producers: Akita Shoten
Licensors: Discotek Media
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: Martial ArtsMartial Arts, Super PowerSuper Power
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.991 (scored by 6017860,178 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #6662
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1976
Members: 108,893
Favorites: 967

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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.

(Source: TMS Entertaiment)

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


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"The Realm of Athena" by EUROX
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Ending Theme

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




Reviews

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 ...
Aug 8, 2022
Mixed Feelings
So this was the first part of the Lost Canvas series, uh? what has been presented over and over and over to me as "Th3 BeZtEzt ThIng EvUr!11!!", and surprise surprise...it isn't. It is adequately fun and well presented (more than the crappy hades chapter saga, which I dropped by episode two for the shitty CGI art and the snooze-inducing action) if you consider the fact that this is CLEARLY intended as a fanservice thing more than anything else, meaning the writer adressed some of the things that happened in the original animes to give fans what they wanted. Nothing wrong with that (we're a ...
Oct 13, 2020
I don't get why people voted so high for this anime...

The characters are bleak, at best, as well as the story. Stuff usually just...Happens, with like a brief explanation or 5 seconds of informing the viewer that it just happens, I guess?

It seemed interesting at first, with Hades + Athena's revival, but then the show just skips 2 years...Right off the bat? Now, I've seen this being done in Naruto, Fairy Tail, One Piece (the big 3) because, well, they have A LOT of episodes and time to explain characters/plots, etc., and they can (maybe) afford it (tho I still think it's one of ...

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