Saint Seiya – The Lost Canvas

Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas - Meiou Shinwa

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A Holy War, from ancient mythology, where the Goddess Athena and Hades have fought against each other while defending the earth repeatedly over the span of 200 years. The story takes place in 18th century Europe, 243 years prior to the original "Saint Seiya" Three small children, Tenma, Alone, and Sasha have all shared a very happy childhood together. Tenma who is quite aggressive but upstanding has moved to Sanctuary to become a saint. It is there that he is reunited with Sasha who is the sister of Alone and learns that she is the reincarnation of Goddess Athena. Alone, who is kind, gentle and loves painting was chosen for the body of enemy King Hades. Tenma eventually becomes a saint of Pegasus and engages in a fierce battle with his best friend Alone, the King of Hades. Pegasus Tenma, King Hades, and the Goddess Athena and through the twist of their 3 fates merge together which unfolds a prologue to the original Saint Seiya. (Source: TMS Entertaiment)

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English: Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas
Japanese: 聖闘士星矢 THE LOST CANVAS 冥王神話
Type: OVA
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 24, 2009 to Apr 21, 2010
Producers: Akita Shoten
Licensors: Discotek Media
Studios: TMS Entertainment
Source: Manga
Genres: Action, Adventure, Martial Arts, Shounen, Super Power, Supernatural
Duration: 24 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 720p
Type: BD, Eng Sub


Osamu Nabeshima – Director, Storyboard
Nana Harada – Episode Director
Yasuyuki Honda – Episode Director, Storyboard
Yoshiyuki Suga – Script, Series Composition
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Theme Songs

OP1: “The Realm of Athena” by EUROX
ED1: “Hana no Kusari (花の鎖)” by Maki Ikuno with Marina del Ray



Always liked Saint Seiya’s character designs and this is one of it’s better looking adaptations.




Really good series even though it stops in the middle and will probably never be continued. Godly 80s hair metal OP too