Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas - Meiou Shinwa

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The "Holy War," a battle fought between the Goddess Athena and the Underworld King Hades, has been taking place since the age of legends. This story takes place in the 18th century - far before the era of "Saint Seiya." It is a new story involving the Pegasus Saints, the Underworld King Hades, and the Goddess Athena! When Hades finishes his giant painting that covers the sky, "The Lost Canvas," it is said that all lives on Earth will be lost. Tenma, who became a Pegasus Saint, wishes to stop his best friend Alone, who was chosen to become a vessel for Hades. Look out for him as he heads for Hades' castle!

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  • Introduction image

    Episode 2


  • Promise image

    Episode 2


  • The Awakening of Hades image

    Episode 3

    The Awakening of Hades

  • The Holy War Begins image

    Episode 4

    The Holy War Begins

  • The Prayer Wreaths image

    Episode 5

    The Prayer Wreaths

  • The Poison Rose image

    Episode 6

    The Poison Rose

  • Floral Funeral Procession image

    Episode 7

    Floral Funeral Procession

  • Goldenrain image

    Episode 8


  • A Favorable Wind image

    Episode 9

    A Favorable Wind

  • Giant Star image

    Episode 10

    Giant Star

  • The Avent image

    Episode 11

    The Avent

  • Unreachable image

    Episode 12


  • Relentless Sacrifice image

    Episode 13

    Relentless Sacrifice

  • The Departure image

    Episode 14

    The Departure

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JadedDragos's avatar by JadedDragos on Jun 21, 2016
Score 10/10

So this review for This part and the 2nd. This was my first Saint Seiya series to watch and may explain why the ending was weird to me, because it was just a weird ending. All in all though the storyline was intriguing and well done. I will undoubtly watch other Saint Seiya. read more

ParaParaJMo's avatar by ParaParaJMo on Mar 13, 2014
Score 9/10

Obviously in comparison to the original series, Lost Canvas cuts right to the last story arc. Not only is it a prequel, it's a very excellent addition and extension to the original source material. I thought some things in the last Hades OAV arcs to the original series needed to be elaborated on and Lost Canvas expands on certain specific aspects. I'd talk about them, but they'd be spoilers to both Lost Canvas... read more

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