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: Action Action, Adventure Adventure
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Authors: Kurumada, Masami (Story), Teshirogi, Shiori (Story & Art)


Score: 8.301 (scored by 80198,019 users)
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Ranked: #3462
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Popularity: #1196
Members: 15,987
Favorites: 1,095


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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 1, 2020
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 ...
Jul 7, 2019
Mixed Feelings
WARNING:This review will contain spoilers

Story (5):
''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 ...
Sep 10, 2018
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 ...

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