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Spinoff Manga of 'Saint Seiya' With Heroine Protagonist Starts in August

by symbv
Jul 19, 2013 10:30 AM | 30 Comments
Manga "Saint Seiya" is to have another spinoff manga starting next month. The manga "Saint Seiya: Saintia Shou" will start serialization from next issue of the monthly magazine Champion Red which will be released on August 19th. Unlike Saint Seiya and its previous spinoffs, this manga will feature a heroine, Saintia, as the protagonist. The story takes place after the rebellion of Saga and features Saintia, an elite guard who has to protect Athena and Sanctuary from the invasion of the evil goddess Eris and her minions.

Saint Seiya was written by Kurumada Masami from 1986 to 1990, and has since spawned multiple spinoff manga, TV anime series, OVAs, movies, and even stage musicals. The new manga will be drawn by Kuori Chimaki, although the idea of having a girl as the protagonist came from Kurumada himself.

Source: Mainichi

Saint Seiya - Saintia Shou on MAL

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Would be better if they could finish Lost Canvas :(

Jul 24, 2013 8:35 AM by SheMei

Unit-01 said:
Siva said:
shakeyourpup45 said:
Going for it! Bring me lady Pegasus!
Now that made me remember they never mention Athena going to be female.
Does Athenas gender really need to be mentioned? Lol
Never underestimate the mind of the Japanese writers.

Jul 24, 2013 8:27 AM by Siva

Sounds interesting I'll give it a shot.

Jul 23, 2013 10:11 PM by LoneWolf

Siva said:
shakeyourpup45 said:
Going for it! Bring me lady Pegasus!
Now that made me remember they never mention Athena going to be female.
Does Athenas gender really need to be mentioned? Lol

Jul 23, 2013 4:11 PM by RX-782

shakeyourpup45 said:
Going for it! Bring me lady Pegasus!
Now that made me remember they never mention Athena going to be female.

Jul 23, 2013 4:04 PM by Siva

Going for it! Bring me lady Pegasus!

Jul 22, 2013 8:50 PM by shakeyourpup45

I'll check it out just to see how it is.

Jul 20, 2013 8:55 PM by soulless4now

I don't know a whole lot about Saint Seiya, I've only read the Lost Canvas manga which was drawn by Teshirogi Shiori and I really enjoyed it regardless. Looking forward to this.

Jul 20, 2013 6:42 PM by Sanguis

I think I'd have liked this franchise more if it didn't remind me so much of DBZ.

Jul 19, 2013 11:59 PM by GD1551

nevermind a female protagonist. We want the CGI Adaptation!

Jul 19, 2013 11:52 PM by Kazeshini

Siva said:
While they are at it, how about adding "Yuri" tag to it?
If there is Yuri between Athena and Saintia, then I would definitely read the manga LOL

Jul 19, 2013 9:49 PM by symbv

Siva said:
While they are at it, how about adding "Yuri" tag to it?

ROTFL. That would be an interesting twist actually. Also, they can add "Mahou Shoujo" too.

Jul 19, 2013 9:42 PM by wakka9ca

While they are at it, how about adding "Yuri" tag to it?

Jul 19, 2013 8:09 PM by Siva

Skas said:
Actually I liked the idea of having a girl as the protagonist. I read the prologue (released yesterday) and it was good. BTW, The clothes are way better than in the Omega. Ah, Shou is the Equuleus Saintia. She is definitely cool.
Now I want to see the other heroines! hehe.


She looks really cool. Awesome.

Also, about time.

Jul 19, 2013 7:57 PM by DangerMouseDM

Yes.. dat name... ah but is very interesting, i'm glad about this new, i'd like to watch this spinoff.

Jul 19, 2013 3:31 PM by saiyagok

Unit-01 said:
Ciara said:
I know. But I don't expect all SS heroines to rebel against the rules at once and declare they're going to fight "true to their feelings" like Yuna did. I think they will just make exception for Athena's elite guards or something.
Yeah, same here I would've prefer that she did wear the mask.


Oh, I'm quite okay with her not wearing the mask. I'm just curious how they will explain it. From what I remember Kurumada himself said the whole mask gist is silly and he put it in only because he needed an excuse to hide Marin's identity for the time being. With Yuna it kinda led to forced drama and in the end it didn't matter much - it's like everybody forgot there ever was a law like this.

Jul 19, 2013 3:26 PM by Ciara

Unit-01 said:

Didn't she wear the mask only when she wore her cloth? I haven't completed Lost canvas yet but she didn't really have her cloth the majority of the first season, but wasn't it because she had to pick it up from Sanctuary?


she did on the first few eps, when she was fighting the God of Appearences she was no longer wearing it


the mask issue got mentioned a few more times but never seemed to care about that
(Mod edit: manga scans removed)

Jul 19, 2013 3:03 PM by silversaint

Ciara said:
I know. But I don't expect all SS heroines to rebel against the rules at once and declare they're going to fight "true to their feelings" like Yuna did. I think they will just make exception for Athena's elite guards or something.
Yeah, same here I would've prefer that she did wear the mask.

@silversaint
Didn't she wear the mask only when she wore her cloth? I haven't completed Lost canvas yet but she didn't really have her cloth the majority of the first season, but wasn't it because she had to pick it up from Sanctuary?

Jul 19, 2013 12:41 PM by RX-782

wouldnt be the first time, Yuzuriha rarelly used her mask, then again i culd be cause she was raised in Jamir an not in the sanctuary

Jul 19, 2013 12:34 PM by silversaint

I know. But I don't expect all SS heroines to rebel against the rules at once and declare they're going to fight "true to their feelings" like Yuna did. I think they will just make exception for Athena's elite guards or something.

Jul 19, 2013 12:29 PM by Ciara

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