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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.
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Cristina Valenzuela ...  Pandora 26 episodes, 2009-2011
Luciana Baroli Luciana Baroli ...  Sasha 26 episodes, 2009-2011
Erika Harlacher Erika Harlacher ...  Maria 26 episodes, 2009-2011
Chris Niosi Chris Niosi ...  Aquarius Degel 26 episodes, 2009-2011
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Aya Hirano Aya Hirano ...  Sasha 25 episodes, 2009-2011
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Yoann Sover ...  Alone / ... 13 episodes, 2009-2010
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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.

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24 June 2009 (Japan) See more »

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Refreshing update to the classic
21 February 2013 | by PiranianRoseSee all my reviews

I'm a big fan of the original Saint Seiya anime from the 80s as well as the 2000s Hades arc. This story is a solid addition to the legacy. Like the Hades arc, it's more modern than the original, but what sets it apart is the superior characterization. Characters here are deeper and more complex; I found myself caring about even those who appeared only briefly. My favorites, as with before, are the gold saints. Here they bear resemblance to their 20th century incarnations, nearly everyone more fleshed out, but there will be some pleasant surprises. For example, I was glad to see a dignified Cancer, while the Pisces saint is beyond cool.

One of the problems with SS was it started getting repetitive after a while. I'm happy to say not so with this story. It does draw many parallels to Kurumada's SS, making old fans feel warm and fuzzy. Yet, the story here is refreshing and unpredictable. I couldn't take my eyes off the screen for all 26 episodes.

The 2 minor imperfections are one, the series ends before the manga, leaving you hungry for more, and two, it does get just a little repetitive and formulaic with the way gold saints are introduced and their fate. All things considered, the solid story and execution are quite possibly the best we've seen in SS thus far.


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