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
os Gaidens pra deixar o universo melhor ainda.
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
be, once again, together with Sasha and Alone; even if that means that he will have to face his friend at the end.
Maybe 'The Lost Canvas' doesn’t sound very original when it comes to plot. Of course, two friends facing each other isn’t something that a mediocre manga or anime fan cannot meet frequently either. Power-ups are still there too along with the old, godd theme of accepting your fate or not, which is always appealing to the readers.
However, through the manly talks, the bromance and the battles in the name of humanity the readers can actually sympathize and root for the characters they like. That’s because almost every character has a background, a personal reason to fight for. The theme “fight for your family, your friends and the future” is still there; it’s a shonen mannga after all. But, characters actually die in this manga. Not all of them, but many of them die; that's what makes their reason special. How can you protect your family, your friends and the whole world without people dieing in the battlefield? And since when it's nice to see the character makings a miraculous recovery after taking a fatal blow every single time? Saint Seiya, despite his shounen genre can be realistic through its unrealistic nature when it comes to this.
Though their development is not always smooth and you can find the characters being very typical at times, especially Tenma, the establishment of the bonds between the characters, through flashbacks or fighting alongside, or their relationships with the opponents they face are taken in high consideration. Whether it’s a main character or villain, the mangaka tries to sketch out the character’s feelings and way of thinking, adding their backstories when it’s essential to make the reader closer to them, which is actually one of the best elements of this story.
Definitely not something you won’t see again. Also some character designs may look way too similarar, but I have to compliment the work on the Surplices. It’s very detailed.
If you are a fan of shounen manga, you have no reason to hate The Lost Canvas, you will have a good share of fights and definitely a good share of speeches about friendship accompanied by a story with good enough turn of events to keep you hooked with it.
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
good as this it's gonna be fun.
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
there are far more in TLC, thus making it not only a retread of the original, but an inconsistent one.
The main aspect that tends to draw in others is the superficial element of the art, being better than the original, to which I have to disagree. Kurumada's art style had a very distinct appearance of melding bishonen elements with highly masculine traits and having incredible detail within the armour of each character. Teshirogi's art style, however, contains no signature traits to allow her craft to stand out as an individual with the characters now having pretty generic faces and the detail in some of the cloths is nowhere near as great.
The only thing allowing the series to stand out is the characters, but not in a good way. Tenma, Athena and Hades are the only ones who really matter and are given nothing to make them any more, or even as, interesting as their classic counterparts. The initial support cast of Yato and Yuzuriha are also thrown aside into irrelevancy very early on, unlike Shaina and Marin from the original who play a constant supporting role throughout the entirety of the classic. The only characters people tend to remember are the Gold Saints, who are all pale imitations of their 20th Century counterparts. The only exceptions are Albafica's toxic blood being interesting and Manigoldo being very honourable unlike his classic counterpart Deathmask, but that in itself causes them to be incredibly bland as the ensemble of Gold Saints lacks a chaotic element to make some members distinct. Moreover, Regulus is perhaps the biggest Gary Stu in the entire franchise. Some may complain about the Bronze Saints' power ups in the original, but all of them are fairly excusable compared to a below average Gold Saint swiftly becoming God tier just because he becomes naturally attuned to his opponent.
On the subject of Gary Stus and overpowered characters, let's get back to Tenma. Throughout the series, we're constantly pushed forward the idea that he's destined to fend off Hades and the only character who could do so. Not only is this somewhat contradictive of the original series, where the use of things such as God Cloths or a Pegasus Saint fighting Hades seemed to be the stuff of antiquity, but we're never given reason to believe Tenma is so capable until towards the end of the manga through several rushed power ups after the reveal that his parents are both of highly special lineages as with all generic protagonists. Compare this to Seiya, who's parents were nobody too special and constantly proved himself by pushing his body to the breaking point against Gold Saints and Gods alike numerous times, and it's easy to see which of the two is a far better handled protagonist and representation of the series.
It does attempt to make the villains more sympathetic and fleshed out than their original counterparts at least, but it is never to the extent the audience can truly connect to them, plus Garuda Suikyo in the canon version of this, Next Dimension, pulls such off far better.
Overall, The Lost Canvas is a completely overrated work that falls flat compared to the original series in almost every aspect. It is something I cannot recommend and would advise people instead read the original Saint Seiya manga or if looking for a continuation of it, read the canon version Saint Seiya: Next Dimension.
Story - 3/10
Art - 5/10
Characters - 3/10
Enjoyment - 3/10
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
to like watching the Gold Saints fight.
Person C: yeah!!
And so Lost Canvas was born! I'd say about 90% of it is nonstop fighting. Relentless, brutal fighting, mainly among the Gold Saints. Now, this is pure Heaven for me, but if you like some plot to go with your action, you might be disappointed. There is a plot, of course, but it's so straightforward it may as well be negligible. You basically get dropped in the middle of a Holy War and plot progression takes place through battles between the Specters of Hades and the Saints of Athena. Beautifully bloody fun!!
The art of Lost Canvas is much, much prettier than the original Saint Seiya manga. Tenma and Sasha are also a lot less annoying than Seiya and Saori. There's several Gold Saints that are more fleshed out in Lost Canvas, but there's also Gold Saints that are more fleshed out in the original, so it's kinda a draw there. But overall, I'd say character development is better in the original. Lost Canvas doesn't quite have the stable, balanced team dynamic that existed between Seiya, Shiryu, Hyoga, Shun, and Ikki in the original.
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
only appear at the beginning and being forgotten in middle of the story leaving Tenma as the only character, and the gold saints appears in the right moment to save Tenma, and beat the guy that is about to kill Tenma and his companions.
The story tries to make us think that Tenma is so strong but he never proves it!!!!, is the gold saints that beat the majority of the enemies, but they keep saying that Tenma is the one that should defeat Hades even though he hasn't prove to be that strong!!!!!.
Also the mangaka tries to make us feel empathy for the gold saints and villains (sometimes), in every battle that occurs, but this doesn't feel good, it's just a flashback of their past, to learn why they’re fighting and that way approve the way their beat the villain in turn even though they don't appear to have the force to beat them.
The battles are good, but sometimes you get tired of the same formula and style, but in some cases they can be very good, the art is good, but the characterization of the characters is not that good specially in some specters that is hard to tell them apart from each other, and the narrative is mediocre is very common that you will have to re-read a chapter or some pages are hard to read.
In conclusion the story is lame, the characters are boring and a cliché as the story, the design is good but not always, the battles are fun to read if you like the original Saint Seiya, surpassing the original work in this aspect, but the characters are definitely the worst part of the history, i know that also happened in the original work, but no so much as in this case; even though all the bad points it is an enjoyable reading if you are a fan of the original work, but if you haven't read it or watched I can't recommend it to you.
''Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas'' is basically about the fight against Hades that took place in the 18th century.Its basically centered around the three main characters(who grow up as friends in an orphanage):Tenma who becomes the one of the Saints that serves Athena,Sasha who's the reincarnation of Athena and Alone who turns out to be the reincarnation of Hades.And thus by a cruel twist of fate Alone turns into Tenma's and Sasha's enemy.
The story isn't bad however considering that its 223 chapters long even though it focuses on one war makes it rather superfluous in a lot of parts(especially the
''Bluegrad''arc,the ''Ship of Hope'' arc and the whole reveal about the secondary god Kairos) especially considering that the original ''Saint Seiya'' manga manged to cover one civil war against the Pope,a war against Poseidon and a war against Hades in no more than 110 chapters.Speaking of being superfluous,I couldn't help but find that whole philosophy against death between Pope Sage and Cancer Manigoldo to be pretentious as hell.Its like ''Dude,death happens to everyone even without war so get the fuck over it''.The whole angst arc with Sagittarius Sisyphus was also annoying because he was basically feeling himself guilty and falling into darkness for something that wasn't even his damn fault and was is something stupid to feel guilty about to begin with (He basically felt himself guilty for doing his damn duty as a Saint to get Athena from an orphanage and bring her to Sanctuary and someone he thinks that this has something to do with the fact that she got forced to battle her friend Alone who got turned into Hades.Sorry but this is stupid as fuck because a Saint who should think about what benefits the safety of humanity over the feelings of some kids who's friendship got ruined by Fate).
Besides how superfluous it feels in a lot parts,I also can't help but be annoyed at how many scenes it has that are copied from the original ''Saint Seiya'' manga.Sure,you could say that it was the mangaka's way of paying tribute to the original however there are only so much tribute scenes that you can add without making it look like you are adding them only when you can't come up with more original ideas.Examples include:
-The entirety of ''Bluegrad'' arc feels like a mashup between the ''Poseidon'' arc and the anime-only filler ''Asgard'' arc from the original ''Saint Seiya'' manga and anime.Thats mostly because just like in the ''Asgard'' arc we have an antagonist(Unity) who's from a cold wasteland that he wants to transform his country into something better and just like in the ''Poseidon'' arc he happens to take the identity of the Sea Dragon Marine General and wants to use Poseidon's power for his own ambitions.Not to mention that the former friendship turned rivalry between Aquarius Degel and Sea Dragon Unity feels just like Hyoga's and Isaac's relationship from the original.
-Sagittarius Sisyphus sacrifices his eyesight in order to defeat Garuda Aiacos just like Dragon Shiryu did during his fight against Perseus Algol.
-The Gemini Saint is once again a traitor who's now on Hades' side. Also I might add that just like in the original ''Saint Seiya'',there is the background story that reveals that the Gemini Saint was a power hungry man who wanted to rule the world instead of Athena.However in this one his plan fails because his true intentions get discovered by the other and he gets killed before being able to kill the Pope in order to take his place.
-The Gemini Twins are once again in a rivalry with each other just like in the original.
-Libra Dohko's battle against Bennu Kagaho felt just like the battle between Dragon Shiryu and Capricorn Shura from the original
-You have the souls of the dead Gold saint coming back to life for a group attack.
Also despite what the ''Lost Canvas'' fans claim,the truth is that the story does have annoying plot holes.For examples:
-It turns out that Gemini Defteros had a bottle with Athena's blood in it which he gives to Libra Dohko and tells him to put it on Athena's statue because it will be vital for the battle against Hades (obviously referring to the fact that when that Athena's Cloth gets formed when her blood touches her statue).The question is; why does Defteros have a bottle with Athena's blood?It never gets explained.Also Defteros told Dohko that only the Pope knew what would happen when Athena's statue would come in contact with her blood.Since the Pope knew about how to get Athena's Cloth all along then why didn't he tell this to Sasha/Athena when the war against Hades started?This creates a huge plot hole because there's no way that the Pope would forget about something as important as this.
-Why does Athena's Cloth get revived with Libra Dohko's blood touching the statue?Sure he had Athena's blood infused in his body after Defteros used it in order to heal him but wouldn't the impurity of Athena's blood(the one of a Goddess) being mixed with his blood(the one of a mortal) make the blood unsuitable for the creation of Athena's Cloth?
-During Pegasus Tenma's battle against Morpheus,Tenma's Cloth suddenly turns into a God Cloth without any explanation even though in the original it was made clear that a normal Cloth could only be turned into a God Cloth if it received the blood of a God/Goddess.
-Why the hell did Athena's reincarnation descend in Italy instead of Athena's Sanctuary in Greece?
I'm one of the few people who doesn't really like the artstyle but I still have to admit that overall the art was really good.
Pegasus Tenma - Tenma is basically the typical cliched battle shounen protagonist who fights to protect his friends and bla bla.And to make him even more cliched,it gets later revealed that Tenma is..SURPRISE,he's actually the son of the God Kairos and Partita who turns out to have been a messenger of Athena because we just can't have a normal mortal as a lead character.
The fact that he is so cliched could be forgiven if he wasn't damn useless during the majority of his fights.Since the begin of the series we are told how strong he is and how he is the one destined to defeat Hades however during the majority of the time he gets his ass kicked by his enemies and has to be saved by a Gold Saint.
Sasha/Athena - She is exactly a bad character however she's fairly bland because she's the typical female character that has the heart of an angel.The majority of ''Saint Seiya'' fans claim that she is better than Saori/Athena from the original because she is much more active but the truth is that they're just lying to themselves because she isn't anymore active than Athena.I mean sure she helped Sisyphus getting out of the Dream World during that stupid angst arc and is kind and grateful to all of her Saints but when it comes to fighting thats not much that can be said about her.For example lets just take a look at her ''accomplishments'' :
-In the first time when she appears as Athena she is shown getting attacked by a Specter and Tenma has to protect her(which he miserably fails at and Aries Shion has to save them)
-She uses her powers to built a protective barrier against Sanctuary which Hades easily manages to destroy (lol)
-When our heroes are about enter the Lost Canvas in order to fight Hades,our ''active'' Athena gets attacked by Pandora and Tenma has to protect(something that he again fails at and Hades has to tell Pandora to stop)
-Once our heroes enter the Lost Canvas,Hades finds a trick to get Athena's hair to block her cosmo with it.
-Even when she gets her cosmo back,she still isn't given an active role until the end when she fights against Hades.
Alone/Hades - Without a doubt the only one from the main trio who's actually interesting.The fact that he was able to block Hades from getting fully revived and the big reveal at the end about why he created the Lost Canvas in order to bring Salvation through death to humanity were especially interesting.
Unicorn Yato and Crane Yuzuriha - Both started as part of the main team with Tenma and were given background stories that showed their motives for becoming Saints however as the story goes on they get quickly pushed aside more and more to the point that they became nothing more than third rate characters.
The Gold Saints - They certainly aren't bad characters and they have interesting background stories that explain their motives for becoming Saint very well however the fact how overpowered they are is rather annoying .Also I have to say that it came become annoying that the introduction arcs of Gold Saints like Pisces Albafica,Virgo Asmita,Taurus Rasgado,Capricorn El Cid,Cancer Manigoldo,Scorpio Kardia,Aquarius Degel basically follow the same formula:
-Gold Saint gets introduced
-Gold Saint shows how strong he is by fighting against an enemy
-His background story gets revealed
-Gold Saint sacrifices his life in an epic way to defeat the enemy
This formula became tiring because of how predictable it was.Thankfully,the other heroic Gold Saints like Leo Regulus(who's so overpowered that it gets annoying) and Sagittarius Sisyphus to fight longer before they died in war and as we know Libra Dohko and Aries Shion are the only survivors in the end.
The traitor Gemini Aspros felt like nothing more than a freaking Saturday Morning Cartoon Villain and his rivalry with his twin brother(who btw,he manipulated with his Genro Mao Ken technique in order to make him kill the Pope,a plan which like I mentioned before ended up failing) doesn't help much either.Later on we get a convenient subplot that reveals that he actually isn't evil but that Kairos was apparently the one who planted an evil seed of him(talk about a lame excuse to justify someone evil behavior)
And despite all the shit that he did,the Gemini Cloth still comes back to him after he becomes ''good'' again which is too stupid.
When it comes to his twin brother Gemini Defteros he was certainly a good character but his love and sacrifice for his brother despite the fact what he did to him made him a dumbass character in the end.
Pandora - she was anything different from her counterpart from the original expect that she gets more screentime and wear much more revealing clothes
Thanatos and Hypnos - Are often praised for being better than their original counterparts but they honestly aren't.In the original it took the Bronze Saint to get the God Clothes to beat them but in ''Lost Canvas'' they got sealed by Pope Sage and his brother Hakurei (who's an ex-Silver Saint for crying out loud).Also the fact that Manigoldo could stand Thanatos' attacks at the begin(and well up until he was killed) was bullshit considering that in the original Thanatos managed to shatter 5 Gold Cloths at once.Came to think of it why the hell didn't he just use his Terrible Providence attack to kill Manigoldo in the first place?And then use it to kill Sage as well? That just goes to show that he suffers degradation for the sake of making the plot long and more exciting just like he did in the original.Also when it comes to Hypnos he has the powers to make people fall asleep with his Eternal Drowsiness attack so why the hell didn't he use that attack on Hakurei?At least in the original he used Eternal Drowsiness on Andromeda Shun and proceeded to kill him before being stopped by Cygnus Hyoga and Dragon Shiryu.
Mesophisto Yoma/Kairos -Certainly the most annoying character that randomly comes out of nowhere to reveal he is Tenma's father and that he had a ''big role'' in the story by taking Hades' vessel away from Pandora and bringing him to where Tenma and Sasha were staying so that the Tenma and Hades' vessel would grow up as friends in order to make their fated rivalry more interesting or some shit like that.He also plans to use Tenma's powers to create a war between the gods so that he can rule in the end or some shit like.Honestly though,who the hell freaking cares?This was just some dumbass character that was added to make an superfluous plot even superfluous because fuck the story,what we need is even more bland overpowered characters for the fanboys to root for.
When it comes to the other villains there are so many of them to the point that it becomes annoying however the only ones really worth mentioning are Bennu Kagaho and Violate Behemoth.
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
your typical Saint Seiya plot where some pretty kid gets possessed by God, so nothing new. But unlike any other Saint Seiya works, this is by far more well written, more deep and philosophical. Also, the fights were so amazing, making this story even more epic.
The art, oh God, it's so gorgeous. Probably the best art style I have ever seen. Seriously, I wish more shonen had shojo art style, the world would be much better place, that's for sure. The art even gets better in the latest chapters.
The characters are the best part about this. They are all lovely, especially the gold saints. The gold saints are obviously based on the original golden saints, but here they are way better and have more depth (keep in the mind, this is more of gold saint wank, so it's more focused on them than the main characters). Same goes for the bad guys, the specters.
Main character Tenma is not bad. He is your typical shonen protagonist, but hey, at least he doesn't take all glory like most shonen protagonists do. Alone as villain is great, he is my favorite character in this story. As for Sasha, she is the best Athena in the Saint Seiya universe.
The Lost Canvas is just so charming, but also tragic and overwhelming. My heart was always burning with the desire the more I read. It always left me wondering what would happen next. The more you read it, the better it gets.
I did not expect this beautiful story to affect me so emotionally. It was a nice journey while reading this.
I know some Saint Seiya fans gonna kill me, but in my opinion, this is far superior than any Saint Seiya work (yes, even including original).
Obviously it's not perfect, and is far from masterpiece. There were some moments I wasn't really fond of, that I would personally change. But even then, it's still the great manga and I had great time reading it.
So, what did I learn from this? That the fate can be cruel. It shows that sometimes life is doomed to be a tragedy, but with the opportunity for grand and noble heroism along the way. But even in the death, all is not lost.
But what if this is no that deep and it's all in my head? Oh well, I'm sorry for fooling you into reading this.
So yeah, that's it. This manga is hidden gem and I wish more people would read it. I could talk about it all day, but I will stop here. Hope you enjoyed my review!
Manga written by Shiori Teshirogi, tells of the previous holy war against Hades, 243 years before the classical events. It's an excellent manga, perhaps the best of the spin-offs (although Okada is also skilled), if you loved the classic series, you'll enjoy it.
However, due to Next Dimension, written by the original author Masami Kurumada, which tells of the holy war in the same period, the series is considered an alternative universe. This thing obviously does not affect its quality, also because in the saintseiyauniverse, of "canon" with the original manga perhaps there is practically nothing, apart from ND (although Kurumada is not a master
The great merit of this manga is that it dedicates a whole series, 25 volumes and more than 220 chapters, to a war with Hades. This allows you to develop them well, in clashes, and in the characterization of saints and enemies. While with the original series, having been divided into 3 main narrative arcs, the space was little, and the management of the classic Hades bow... well, it was bad.
So what's here is finally something that can be called WAR! Not 2-3 isolated clashes, but a real war.
The other merits are:
- the central story between the 3 FRIENDS and protagonists, Tenma, Sasha and Alone, destined to be Pegasus, Athena and Hades, and clash. Really well built.
- the GOLD SAINTS, all charismatic characters, different from each other (although the author has copied the classic designs), active and heroic. Because rightly, being the 12 gold saints the elite of Athena's army, fighting is just logic. But not just them.
- the SPECTERS (& co), the author, in addition to reinforcing Hades' army as a level of power, by inserting various problematic enemies, also manages to present many of them with a characterization that is good, which is striking. Even minor figures find their own space.
- the FIGHTS, in general epic, and almost always logical.
- the DEATHS, many epic, many sad.
And consistency with the original work. Yes, despite being an alternative universe, Teshirogi did a good job, respecting the basic lines that the original manga provided on the past.
The initial art is simple, perhaps very simple, but good. It improves gradually, already in the middle of the story the author develops a fantastic design, really beautiful.
And after the main series, he made 16 other volumes as gaidens, which are a graphic pearl.
As I said before, the story presents a large number of charismatic characters, and in general well deepened (or those that have had little scene, remedies with the LC gaidens, 16 volumes, dedicated to each gold saint).
Gold Saints all shine, they are exceptional, and they are also a ransom for certain signs that had had an ungrateful fate (like fish or cancer) in the original manga. Shion, Hasgard, Asmita, Manigoldo, Albafica, El Cid, Defteros, Sisyphus, Kardia, etc... and also others, veterans like Sage and Hakurei, two exceptional master strategists.
Specters, powerful and charismatic. The 3 judges, Minos, Rhadamanthys, Aiacos. Others like Kagaho, Yoma, Lune, Violate, Valentine, and other minor ones. Not to mention Pandora, and the twin gods.
Tenma is the classic protagonist, Sasha is the best goddess Athena of SS, Alone is an exceptional character and antagonist.
I do not think it necessary to add anything else to what has already been said above.
History, characters, development, fights, art ... you will find everything at good/excellent levels. And also a good epilogue (which is rare with shonen).
And if it were not enough, there is practically another manga, another 16 volumes, with individual stories dedicated to each gold saint in the series.
Of course, it's not perfect, something towards the end could definitely be improved.