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Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas - Meiou Shinwa

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
Authors: Kurumada, Masami (Story), Teshirogi, Shiori (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Champion


Score: 8.431 (scored by 3968 users)
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Ranked: #1912
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Volumes: /25
Chapters: /223
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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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Jan 5, 2017
coloresajenos (All reviews)
This is a little conflictive, I'm a fan of the whole Saint Seiya franchise in general, but I have to be honest.
Well the story it isn’t so complicate, like the original series but in this case it's all big saga, The Holy War. the war start in the second or first volume, being only Tenma, Alone and Sasha (this last one not so much) with a decent background history, introducing the supporting character along the story, thing that could work but it doesn’t'.
The problem is that characters like Yato and Yuzuriha are presented as the principal supporting characters but they don't act as that, they 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
Feb 10, 2011
Sooru (All reviews)
So, what makes Saint seiya: The Lost Canvas a decent shounen manga? Maybe not his plot, or the manly tears running on the cheeks of a bunch of male characters. What makes it a decent shounen manga is the feeling that other new ones have lost, maybe.


The Lost Canvas, as a prequel to the original manga, follows Tenma and his vow as a Saint of Athena to fight against Hades- once his childhood friend Alone- along with the gold saints and protect humanity. At the same time he wants to protect the promise they gave as children, so one day he will be able to read more
May 5, 2010
Neiru2013 (All reviews)
Do you like pretty guys? Do you like to watch them horribly mutilate themselves and each other? Then this is the manga for you!

Lost Canvas is a prequel to the original Saint Seiya manga, and if you know anything about the original Saint Seiya series, then you pretty much know the entire plot and outcome of Lost Canvas. How do I put this delicately... stay away if you can't handle characters dying! The death toll is hiiiiiiiigh!! Aside from that, I think the brainstorming session for Lost Canvas went something like this:

Person A: so what should we make this about?
Person B: well, people really seem read more


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