Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas - Meiou Shinwa
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Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas - Meiou Shinwa

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Japanese: 聖闘士星矢 THE LOST CANVAS 冥王神話


Type: Manga
Volumes: 25
Chapters: 223
Status: Finished
Published: Sep 21, 2006 to Apr 7, 2011
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, ShounenShounen
Authors: Kurumada, Masami (Story), Teshirogi, Shiori (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Champion


Score: 8.271 (scored by 65836,583 users)
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Ranked: #3012
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Popularity: #1041
Members: 12,734
Favorites: 958
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This manga tells the story of the previous Holy war of the universe of Saint Seiya, taking place in the XVIII century, 250 years before the original manga. The story centers on the relation between Tenma, the Pegasus Saint and his beloved friend, Alone, who would eventually become his greatest enemy, Hades.

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Jun 25, 2017
Fantaloca (All reviews)
Ok let's be simple
In Saint Seiya Classic you have:
Cliches, generic characters, cliches, more cliche, repetition, more repetition and cliche
Oh, and a POOR art style
Here you have development, good characters, good history and a good manga in general.
And a AMAZING art
And NO plot holes pratically, how amazing, hm Kurumada?

Ok, nós temos uma arte boa, desenvolvimento, bons personagens e praticamente tudo que não tem no clássico
Sem os cliches, o classico do classico, apanha, levanta, fala que não irá ser derrotado com um golpe, o golpe não funciona 2 vezes contra o mesmo cavaleiro e procede pra proxima casa
Definitivamente o MELHOR CD, sem duvidas
Sem contar read more
Feb 17, 2014
DarkMaxUchiha (All reviews)
If you liked the badasses in gold in saint seiya this manga shows what there all about, a massive scale war borderline on the amazing concept and the great character and art work this is definitely a manga for you.

I found that Saint seiya was lacking a lot of fighting power and that everyone was extremely balanced this does not occur here the power levels of the almighty gold saints of Athena show what there all about, all the characters were amazing evil and good character fights all the way upto the ending.

Can't wait to read the other saint seiya spin offs anything as read more
Sep 10, 2018
ChouEritto (All reviews)
The Lost Canvas is usually heralded as being vastly superior in all ways to the original, an opinion I can't understand when the exact opposite is true.

[Note: May contain minor spoilers for Saint Seiya and The Lost Canvas]

First, looking at the story, there isn't really much to say. It's mainly just an expansion of the Hades Arc from the original except far less interesting due to prequel syndrome already making it apparent who will live and survive. Even in this area, it does a poor job as we're told in the original manga that Dohko and Shion were the only survivors of the war, yet read more
Jan 1, 2020
Ninachu (All reviews)
That thing you are reading right now? Drop it and read this instead.
I'm joking...or maybe I'm not.

I was always familiar with the Saint Seiya, but I was not aware of The Lost Canvas (or any Saint Seiya spin-offs). Honestly, I have no idea how I discover this manga, or what made me want to read it, but looking back, I'm so glad I did it.
Side note: No you don't have to read the original before reading this, but at the same time, if you read it, you gonna appreciate The Lost Canvas way more.

The plot is simple, almost cliche. I mean, it's read more

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Sol_Ou - Nov 6, 2020
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Nov 6, 2020 8:09 AM
Was this as good as the anime?
Sol_Ou - Apr 2, 2020
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Nov 6, 2020 7:37 AM