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Hello, my name is Mewzard, and I'm a huge Saint Seiya fan. I've been watching both OVAs for The Lost Canvas, and the new anime, Omega, here (and have watched a decent portion of the original anime). But, while I've enjoyed some of the anime material, my true love of the series is in manga form: I've read and own all of the original manga. I've read most of The Lost Canvas, all of Next Dimension thus far released and translated, and portions of Episode G (given it's limited translation).

Given my love for this series, with it's shonen spirit to the extreme, detailed armors, great mythological backstory and numberous interesting stories, I thought I would see what you guys think of the various manga, if you've read them, have any interest in them, or relating any of the animated stuff to the manga for comparative discussion. Also, so I don't just make this topic purely for well known discussion, here is a preview of the next upcoming chapters of Saint Seiya: Next Dimension.



Phoenix Ikki vs Gemini Cain

Should be quite a fight.

Oh, and for those of you who may not know the various series:

Saint Seiya (1986-1991): The original series, written and drawn by Masami Kurumada. 28 volumes long, broken down into the Sanctuary Arc (1-13), the Poseidon Arc (14-18), and the Hades Arc (19-28). Was forced to end somewhat early, and wouldn't come back for nearly 15 years. Covers the journey of the modern Athena to reclaim her Sanctuary and Saints, and to eventually stop Hades from taking the Earth for himself. Following her are the main characters, the Bronze Saints Pegasus Seiya, Dragon Shiryu, Cygnus Hyoga, Andromeda Shun, and Phoenix Ikki.

Saint Seiya: Episode G (2003-): A non-canon prequel written and drawn by Megumu Okada. Currently 19-20 volumes long, the story is set half way in between the modern Athena's birth and the original series. It stars the Gold Saint Leo Aiolia, with focus on the other Gold Saints as they fought off the Titans, from before the Gods. Series has gone on and off of Hiatus for different reasons at different points.

Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas (2006-2011, 2011-): A non-canon prequel written and drawn by Shiori Teshirogi. The main series is 25 volumes long, with one volume for each Gold Saint to have a story being put out now. The story is set during the previous Holy War 243 years in the past. It stars Pegasus Tenma, the Pegasus Saint of that era, and his two friends, Sasha, who turned out to be the Athena of that era, and Alone, who became the Hades of that era. Forced to fight, the series covers a long, brutal war between Athena and her Saints, and Hades and his Specters, with a high body count. Currently, the creator, having finished the main story, had dedicated a volume's worth of a story to each Gold Saint, having covered Pisces Albafica, Scorpio Kardia, Aquarius Dégel, Cancer Manigoldo, and Capricorn El Cid thus far.

Saint Seiya: Next Dimension (2006-): The Canon sequel and prequel to Saint Seiya; written and drawn by Masami Kurumada, in full color. Currently, 5 volumes are out, due a slower release schedule and some past health issues. The series picks up just before the end of the classic manga, to transition to the previous Holy War 243 years ago. It features a Pegasus Tenma, like The Lost Canvas, but a much different one. Shion and Dohko are just promoted to Gold Saints, and Athena hasn't come to this era yet. Hades awakens as Alone, and some great treachery occurs. Tenma, having been spared an early death, looks into the Crateris Cloth, and sees Seiya, in the future, bound to a wheel chair. While the past Saints prepare for a Holy War without a Goddess, Athena cares for the comatose Seiya, dying from wounds from the final battle with Hades. Athena heads to Olympus with Andromeda Shun to end this curse by attempting to travel back in time, and destroy Hades' Sword. The two storylines merge as Athena finds Chronos, The God of Time, and becomes the Athena of the previous Holy War. She has three days to complete her goal and leave with her modern Saints, or be trapped forever in the past...

I hope that gives any of you unfamiliar with the series some help.
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Saint Seiya is a amazing anime I love it.
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How do you feel about this new Saint Seiya Omega? I loved the first one and Lost Canvas, but this one seems too simplistic for my tastes, enough so that I only watched the first episode. I also COMPLETELY forgot about Ronin Warriors til I mentioned Saint Seiya to a friend, they remembered RW but forgot about SS lol, did you like Ronin Warriors?
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While I did intend this topic to be more a manga discussion, I would be happy to answer that. The series is very hit and miss with me thus far. It has had some interesting moments and ideas, but at the same time, I do like the hot blooded-blood bath that the original series was. The school thing has me uncertain, I think they could focus on the Saints learning by doing, after basic training. Much like the original Bronzes did. The change in Cloths, Clothstones, elements, those ideas I'm extremely iffy on. Still, I said I would give it a chance, at least until the whole group is together fighting a common foe, so there's that.

And I did watch a bit of Ronin Warriors back in the day on Toonami; it was an alright series. That said, they didn't seem to win all that much from what I could recall. I dunno, I just really do prefer Saint Seiya (though, you can tell Saint Seiya inspired Ronin Warriors, which came out in the middle of the original series' run).
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Well, that's that. My two week long re-read of every bit of English-translated Saint Seiya series is done. Finished most of what was done with The Lost Canvas (Ch. 1-204), most of Next Dimension (Prologue, Ch 1-38), what little was translated of Episode G (first two volumes, first chapter of volume 3), and now, just finished all of the original series (Volumes 1-28, which sat on my shelf). All of that not counting my viewing of the 26 episodes of The Lost Canvas OVAs, and keeping up with Omega. Just need to watch the 114 episodes (including rewatching the first 52-60 episodes), 5 movies (including rewatching the last two movies), and the Hades OVAs, (not counting the non-translated manga chapters, or the Gigantomachia novels), and I'll have finished the series nicely.

...It was an awesome experience as a fan, yet I'm so tired, I don't think I can do much more right now anyways, lol.
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I'm watching Saint Seiya Omega, this is my first experience into this fanchise (and this was because I love Heartcatch Precure and the animation is very similar, but it should be considering who made it) - I'm finding this series Ok at the moment (not one of my favourites of the current season as there have been some real stand out titles this spring) but I'm interested to see how this develops so will continue watching for the moment
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I like Saint Seiya too. I wish it was more popular in the US, though.
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Saint Seiya is one of my favorite anime of all time. It's really good!
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Posted 5/3/12
Omega's not the best interpretation of the series, but I must show my support so that one day it can return to the US with a whole new popularity.

Discotek Media is going to be releasing the first four Saint Seiya Movies on DVD in the near future in a pack, so I'll check that out. I missed most of the movies, so at least it will be new experiences, if nothing else.

I might finally go re-watch the original anime again soon, to finish up my series re-enjoying. I've been putting that off for a few years now.
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It's really good!
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I've only just started to get into Saint Seiya, thanks to Omega. I'm currently working my way through the old series and once I've caught up I'll give Lost Canvas a go. I like what I'm seeing so far
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I used to watch the original one when i was like 5 lol
Posted 5/26/12
Hello, I'm fellow member of another Saint Seiya community Mew attends to! We've had a number of chats debating about the series.

I hope to help increase the fandom and this Saint Seiya group's size.
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I can't read Japanese, but we got this from Kuru's blog:

"お待たせ!
「星矢N★D」次シーズンいよいよ始動開始。
 どこかの週刊誌に載るから見てくれ!"



Always good to see a new image.
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i love saint seiya and lost canvas ....dont know why but i cant seem to collect my self to watch ss omega after i finished the first and half of the second episode..... .....i think coz they added the elements but i dont blame it for that ...its just that i cant .....i totally love reading manga ..its one of my best anime
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