Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas
250 years before the original series, the story takes place in the previous Holy War against Hades in the 18th century. In Italy, there are two boys - Alone, one of them has a pure heart without equal and Tenma, a boy with the strength of an adult or even stronger. Despite their different personalities, the two of them are best friends. However, destiny forces them to fight against each other. Revealing that Alone is Hades, the enemy of Athena since mythical age, Tenma, who has become the Pegasus Saint - a warrior of the Goddess, has to defeat him to save the world from chaos and disaster.
Profile of more characters: List of Lost Canvas Characters
Main Article: Tenma He is a little brute, but has a kind heart. Although he was not aware of it, he has always been able to use the force of his cosmo. One day, Dohko passes the village, in which he lived, and witnesses the sleeping power in that boy with his own eyes. The Saint offers Tenma to become a Saint, a warrior of the Goddess Athena, and to come with him to Sanctuary. After some months, Tenma obtains the Cloth of Pegasus and has to fight against the God of the Underworld Hades.
Main Article: Alone Alone is Tenma's best friend and a talented artist with a pure heart without equals. Consequently, he was chosen to become the vessel of the God Hades. Believing that death is salvation, he accepts his role and face Athena's army.
Main Article: Sasha Sasha is the reincarnation of the Goddess Athena, who symbolize justice and love, in the 18th century. Usually, she is to be reborn in the Sanctuary. However, Sasha was born in Italy to poor parents and grew up as Alone's little sister. She spent her childhood with Tenma and her brother until the Gold Saint Sisyphus escorts her back to the Sanctuary.
The manga volumes are published by Akita Shoten in the Weekly Shōnen Champion magazine.
- Volume 01 (08.12.2006)
- Volume 02 (08.03.2007)
- Volume 03 (08.05.2007)
- Volume 04 (06.07.2007)
- Volume 05 (07.09.2007)
- Volume 06 (08.11.2007)
- Volume 07 (08.02.2008)
- Volume 08 (08.04.2008)
- Volume 09 (06.06.2008)
- Volume 10 (08.08.2008)
- Volume 11 (07.11.2008)
- Volume 12 (06.02.2009)
- Volume 13 (08.04.2009)
- Volume 14 (08.06.2009)
- Volume 15 (07.08.2009)
- Volume 16 (08.10.2009)
- Volume 17 (08.12.2009)
- Volume 18 (08.03.2010)
- Volume 19 (07.05.2010)
- Volume 20 (08.07.2010)
- Volume 21 (08.09.2010)
- Volume 22 (08.12.2010)
There is an OVA series called "Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas - Meiou Shinwa (聖闘士星矢 THE LOST CANVAS 冥王神話)", published in DVDs and Blu-Ray discs.
- published: 24.06.2009
- 1.: Promise (約束, yakuzoku)
- 2.: Hades awake (ハーデス覚醒, haadesu kakusei)
- published: 21.08.2009
- 3.: The Holy War begins (聖戦始動, seisen shidou)
- 4.: Flower Garland of Pray (祈りの花輪, inori no hanawa)
- published: 21.10.2009
- 5.: Poison Rose (毒薔薇, doku bara)
- 6.: Flower Funeral Posession (花葬列, hana souretsu)
- published: 23.12.2009
- 7.: The fruit of Mokurenji (木欒子の実, mokurenji no mi)
- 8.: Day of Good Wind (良き風の日, yoki kaze no hi)
- published: 24.02.2010
- 9.: Great Star (巨星, kyosei)
- 10.: Descending (降臨, kourin)
- published: 01.04.2010
- 11.: Not reachable anymore (もう届かない, mou todokanai)
- 12.: Sacrifice That Will Not Fade ((絶えない犠牲), taenai gisei)
- 13.: The Journey Starts ((旅立ち, Tabidachi)