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The twelve Gold Saints sacrificed their lives to destroy the Wailing Wall. Our heroes, the Bronze Saints now face the deepest of Hades, Elysion, where they must face The Twin Gods before they can approach Hades himself.
Story of the Holy War taking place in the 18th century, 250 years before the original Saint Seiya series. It centers on the fight between Tenma, one of the 88 Saints following Athena, and Alone, the reincarnation of the God Hades.
This was the fourth Saint Seiya movie, and for a long time (Before the Hades Chapter got animated) was the last done about this anime.
Like the other three previous Saint Seiya movies, this has a very interesting premise, introducing some new elements to the story: The use of motifs related to Christianity (Instead of Greek or Norse myths) certainly had lots of potential to exploit...I mean, the idea of the seeing the beloved characters from one my favorites childhood series fighting against Lucifer and his fallen angels sounded as something too awesome for words.
Too bad that final the result wasn't so awesome as it sounded or as it could have been: This movie follows exactly the same formula used in the previous three movies, being predictable and clichéd, with almost nothing of character development.
The participation of the Golden Saints on this movie was way too short and disappointing. Some old enemies reappear briefly in this movie, but instead of showing their characteristic personalities, they are reduced to be one-dimensional villains who laugh a lot.
What could have been an epic story ends being something bland and forgettable. Sure, the animation and the designs were good (And the music was beautiful) but those virtues aren't enough to compensate the many flaws that this movie has.
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