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-Kh- 2009-02-04 17:44

Saint Seiya - The Lost Canvas Animation

Saint Seiya - The Lost Canvas (Hades Mythology)

Official Site

DVD/BD Release dates:
  1. June 24, 2009 (Episodes 1 and 2)
  2. August 2009
  3. October 2009
  4. December 2009
  5. February 2010
  6. April 2010

Number of Episodes: 13
  1. Promise
  2. The awakening of Hades

DVD info: ¥6,510 / 45 min / Creditless OP / Settei data gallery
Bluray info: ¥7,560 / 45 min / 1080p / Creditless OP / Settei data gallery

Drama CD to be released on June.

OP theme: The Realm of Athena, by EUROX.
ED theme: Hana no kusari, by 生乃麻紀 (Am I reading this wrong or is it Maki Ikuno?) with Marina del Rey.


Animation Production: TMS Entertainment (D.Gray-man, Telepathy Shoujo Ran, Detective Conan, Lupin III)

  • Director: Osamu Nabeshima (D.Gray-man director)
  • Series Composition: Yoshiyuki Suga (Saint Seiya, Ranma, One Piece script)
  • Music: Kaoru Wada (To Heart, D.Gray-man, Inuyasha, Casshern Sins)
  • Original Concept: Masami Kurumada
  • Original Manga: Shiori Teshirogi
  • Character Design: Yuko Iwasa

  • Pegasus Tenma: Tetsuya Kakihara (Koichi Hayase, Kazuki Tachibana)
  • Sasha (Athena): Aya Hirano (Konata, Ayumi Nonomura, Yuki Morikawa)
  • Alone (Hades): Hiro Shimono (Hiro Hirono, Jin Mikuriya)
  • Pandora: Nana Mizuki (Fate Testarossa, Hinata Hyuuga, Rina Ogata)
  • Unicorn Yato: Atsushi Abe (Akiyuki Takehara, Toma Kamijo)
  • Libra Dohko: Kenta Miyake (Ajman Tytania, Gouzaburou Seto)
  • Yuzuriha: Sanae Kobayashi (Allen Walker, Satsuki Kitaouji, Madlax)
  • Aries Shion: Shinichiro Miki (Allen Schezar, Urahara Kisuke)
  • Hypnos: Tomohiro Tsuboi (Shima -Zegapain-, Izumo Kamitsuki -Naruto-)

The Lost Canvas 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.

The Manga started serializing on August 24, 2006 in the Weekly Shonen Champion magazine, it currently has 119 chapters an ongoing, so we are more likely to see OVAs released through all the year, or in several parts like the Hades saga.

Saint Seiya Timeline

  • Next Dimension & Lost Canvas
  • Episode G
  • Sanctuary
  • Hyoga's Story
  • Poseidon
  • Hades
  • Tenkai Hen: Overture - Introduction

  • Sanctuary (TV)
  • Evil Goddess Eris (Movie)
  • The Heated Battle of the Gods (Movie)
  • Asgard (TV)
  • Poseidon (TV)
  • Legend of Crimson Youth (Movie)
  • Warriors of the Final Holy Battle (Movie)
  • Hades - Chapter Sanctuary (OVA)
  • Hades - Chapter Inferno (Part 1 - OVA)
  • Hades - Chapter Inferno (Part 2 - OVA)
  • Hades - Chapter Elysion (OVA)
  • Prologue of Tenkai Chapter ~ Overture (Movie)

Character Designs

Libra Cloth

Other images

Seiyuu Group Shot

Additional Information: Saint Seiya Live Action movie

Spoiler for Rumor:

Sources: ANN, Saint Seiya Fan, IMDB

Knight_SV 2009-02-05 06:51

it was surprising they replacing Dohko and Shion voice actors

aardvark 2009-02-05 16:31

Those character designs look so wrong for Saint Seiya

-Kh- 2009-02-06 02:08


Originally Posted by aardvark (Post 2200457)
Those character designs look so wrong for Saint Seiya

That was my feeling as well when I started reading the manga 3 years ago, however the story has been really worth the time looking at Teshirogi's artwork so I don't mind it anymore, I even already like it, and I think it actually looks better and more stylized than the original style from 20 years ago.

Sheba 2009-02-06 14:32

It is faithful to the artwork of The Lost Canvas manga that is not drawn by Kurumada.

-Kh- 2009-02-12 03:22

New image showing Alone and Tenma in a God cloth.

Crimrui 2009-02-12 17:26

Kinda strange, I never saw Seiya in this light. Didn't checked the manga ether, but this does look promising. I hope we got to see more female fighters that have larger role in the series.

-Kh- 2009-02-13 01:14


Originally Posted by Crimson Cloud (Post 2213310)
Kinda strange, I never saw Seiya in this light. Didn't checked the manga ether, but this does look promising. I hope we got to see more female fighters that have larger role in the series.

Just remember that the main character for LC isn't seiya, it is still Pegasus but his name is Tenma, 250 years before Seiya was born.

Crimrui 2009-02-13 04:53

I don't quite understand, I though that producer wanted to continue the series after Overture movie, like that movie was just a beginning of Heaven chapter, at least that is what I've heard.

In any case, I've checked some of the forums and there are good thoughts on this and it is nice to see some of the returning Gold Saints... actually I don't know if they have that status in here =)

And yeah -Th-, I know that this isn't Seiya character, I meant Seiya as whole series. Sorry.

Tetsu Aero 2009-02-13 06:23

The author was very unhappy with how Toei made the OVerture movie, thus he didn't want them to continue it. ;)

Still that Saint Seiya movie is a rumor, and should be taken of IMDB, but no one has done it yet =o

-Kh- 2009-02-13 09:11


Originally Posted by Crimson Cloud (Post 2214161)
And yeah -Kh-, I know that this isn't Seiya character, I meant Seiya as whole series. Sorry.

Ah ok, sorry for misunderstanding you.

And as you said, there were originals plans to have Overture be part of a trilogy, where Seiya after eventually beating Zeus, would move on to fight Chronos. There hasn't been any talk about this since 5 years ago, so it most likely has been scrapped.

However Kurumada still plans on writing the Zeus chapter (and possibly the Chronos one too) in manga form after his current projects are done.

So, since Lost Canvas are being animated there is a very high chance that we will have Next Dimension, Episode G and the future Zeus chapter on animated form. It will most likely depend on the success of LC's DVDs.

And about the Live movie, as far as it remains in the IMDB, it remains as a strong rumor, and given the recent confirmations of some other animes into movies (Cowboy Bebop) and soon releases (Dragon Ball), there is a high chance that this is rumor is unfortunate true.

Samanosuke 2009-02-13 10:38


Originally Posted by -Kh- (Post 2212426)
New image showing Alone and Tenma in a God cloth.

wooooooo , Tenma in god cloth , awesome.
But i guess this confirms that the OVA will really not start from the beginnig and we will be thrown directly into action.

-Kh- 2009-02-17 17:10

TMS Entertainment has revealed that Lost Canvas will have 13 episodes of 30 minutes each, no details on the distribution of the DVDs.

LC is being treated as the Prologue to Saint Seiya, even though Kurumada is not directly involved with the manga, and it is still unknown how are they going to tie up both stories, with Kurumada's Next Dimension, given the wishes of the author to have it animated as well.

Anyway, these new screens were posted by TMS

Samanosuke 2009-02-17 19:10

considering it's the english version of the TMS website , Im sure they didnt really bother precising it's a spin-off or alternate dimension. But then again , it's never been explicitly said which of Lost Canvas and Next dimension is canon.

Tetsu Aero 2009-02-18 09:45

Actually the description for Vol.1 of ND says it is canon.
And Teshrogi has stated LC is a spin-off

ChibiGoku 2009-02-18 10:19

Well, that relieves any fears of TMS using Knights of the Zodiac for their international masters. :heh:

Anyways, I still have to wonder why they choose TMS to do this over Toei Animation. I have no issues (other than TMS's general tampering with international masters), just I find it strange to change a company that's worked on the series for many years to another.

Mangaka-chan 2009-02-18 10:39

The art from the manga looks better than the anime's for LC. But a Saint Seiya movie? o_0 I can bear with DBZ and Cowboy Bepop live action, but I don't think I can handle a Saint Seiya movie.

maximilianjenus 2009-02-18 12:31

I am actually interested, if just because I want to see how will they handele the cosmo fights in a live action, as opossed to your regular anime fights.

-Kh- 2009-02-19 15:03

On chapter 121 of Lost Canvas released today, it has been revealed that the first DVD will hit stores in japan on June.

That is still part of the "spring" season I guess, even tho, that's a long wait :(

Still no news on how many episodes will there be on each DVD.

Samanosuke 2009-02-19 15:06

Hum , yeah they will probably do that . But since there are 13 episodes , it means one of the DVD will have a single episode. probably the first or the last DVD . I'm betting it's going to be the first DVD.

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