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Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas - Meiou Shinwa

Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas - Meiou Shinwa

Alternative Titles

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: 8.361 (scored by 55055,505 users)
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Ranked: #2862
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Popularity: #959
Members: 10,352
Favorites: 914


- Humans will use their powers to fight against "evil creatures" that are trying to bring despair and death to the earth. - MC has a really fast evolution, I mean, doesn't take many chapters in their training, and that's because they have an innate power. - Strong heroines. - The scenery in the battles are also very similar: lot of destruction and only in few panels to understand what's going on. - Both highly recommended! 
reportRecommended by Kuroneko-nyan
They both are inspired from mythology, Saint Seiya is inspired from greek and roman mythology and Magi is inspired from mostly arabic mythology (but also various other folklores and cultures). In both mangas,the balance of power in the world depends on the "magical equipment". In Saint Seiya human counterparts of the constellations, fight while wearing the sacred armors named "Cloths", who give them superhuman powers. In Magi, the humans who conquered a djinn's dungeon, are given magical weapons called "metal vessels", which are fueled by the person's "magoi", a type of energy similar to ki, specific only in this world, because of the existence of  read more 
reportRecommended by -Hotaru_
Very similar plot: Both are about 3 best friends (one girl and two boys) who lived together in a orphanage: the graceful girl, a boy who is energetic and funny and another one who was quiet. Eventually the quiet kind boy which is the reincarnation of an ancient god /spirit, betrays them all, kills everyone at the orphanage, wants to kill the girl too, but somehow wants the other boy to live and "chase" after him and his true goal is to destroy the world and kill all humanity so he can obtain true peace.  
reportRecommended by Orulyon