The Japanese manga series Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas – Myth of Hades is written and illustrated by Shiori Teshirogi. It is based on the manga Saint Seiya, which was created, written and illustrated by Japanese author Masami Kurumada. The manga tells the story of the previous Holy War, taking place in the 18th century, 250 years before the original series, in the Saint Seiya universe.The Lost Canvas focuses on how an orphan named Tenma becomes one of Athena's 88 warriors known as Saints and finds himself in a war fighting against his best friend Alone who is revealed to be the reincarnation of Athena's biggest enemy, the god of the underworld Hades.
It was published by Akita Shoten in the Weekly Shōnen Champion magazine from August 24, 2006 until April 7, 2011 and was collected in twenty-five tankōbon. The first volume was published on December 12, 2006 and the twenty-fifth and final on May 6, 2011. A short story comprised in 40 pages, or gaiden, titled "Yuzuriha Chronicles: The Emblem of Blood" (ユズリハ外伝 血墨の紋,Yuzuriha Gaiden: Chizumi no mon) was published on October 16, 2009, in the issues 11 and 12 of Akita Shōten's Princess Gold magazine. TMS Entertainment also produced a series of twenty-six original video animations based on the manga between June 24, 2009 and July 11, 2011.
Additionally, the serialization of a new series of short stories titled Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas – Anecdotes (聖闘士星矢 THE LOST CANVAS 外伝,Seinto Seiya: Za Rosuto Kyanbasu Gaiden), focusing on the Gold Saints of the 18th century presented in The Lost Canvas, has started, with the first chapter published on May 19, 2011. Its first volume was released in Japan on October 7, 2011. As of April 23, 2012, it was announced in the Shōnen Champion magazine that The Lost Canvas would cease being published weekly, becoming a monthly comic starting in June, and shifting publishing to the newly created magazine, Akita's Bessatsu Shōnen Champion, resuming publishing of the remaining Anecdotes chapters in that month.
During the Holy War from the 18th Century, Athena's soldiers known as Saints fight against the Specters from Hades. Bronze Saint Pegasus Tenma discovers that Hades is his best friend, Alone, and starts reminiscing about his childhood when they were both orphans in a small town from Italy two years ago. One day, one of the twelve most powerful Saints, Gold Saint Libra Dohko, meets Tenma while searching for Hades. Impressed by Tenma's ability to use the mystic force from the universe, Cosmo, Dohko invites Tenma to become one of Athena's Saints. In the Sanctuary from Greece, Tenma finds Alone's sister, Sasha, who is revealed to be Athena's reincarnation. During the next two years, Alone meets a woman named Pandora who recognizes him as Hades' reincarnation. Upon discovering who he is and coming to the belief that death is salvation, Alone gathers his Specters and prepares to start the Holy War against Athena.
Alone revives three middle-ranked Silver Saints to kill Sasha, but they are stopped by Dohko and another Gold Saint, Aries Shion. As a selfpunishment for killing them, both Gold Saints command a group of Silver and Bronze Saints to search for Hades in Italy. Tenma finds that Alone is Hades, ending his flashback. Alone immediately kills Tenma and the other Saints are forced to leave, being overpowered by the Specters. One of the Bronze Saints survivors, Unicorn Yato, finds Tenma's corpse and meets a woman named Yuzuriha who takes them to the land of Jamir where her master, Hakurei, reveals that Tenma can be saved. He explains that the flower chain made by Sasha saved Tenma's soul, but he is now trapped in the Underworld. Hakurei takes Yato and Yuzuriha's souls to the Underworld and they both soon find Tenma imprisoned by a Specter, Mandrake Fyodor.
With Yato and Yuzuriha's help, Tenma defeats the Specter and escapes from the prison. Meanwhile, Alone sends a group of Specters to attack the Sanctuary, but they are stopped by a Gold Saint, Pisces Albafica, who kills most of them. The commander from the Specters, a Judge of Hell, Gryphon Minos, faces and defeats Albafica without major problems. Minos then proceeds to attack a small village near the Sanctuary but he is confronted by Shion. Despite his wounds, Albafica goes to the village and faces Minos once again. This time, Albafica defeats Minos, but both of them die shortly after. Following these events, the Pope of the Sanctuary is informed by one of Hakurei's students, Atla, that the Specters are being revived by Alone.
"The Essence of the Cosmo" (小宇宙の真髄,Kosumo no shinsui)
"Immortal Warriors" (不死の戦士,Fushi no senshi)
As Tenma, Yato and Yuzuriha search a tree from the Underworld, they are confronted by Alone, who tells them that he will invade the Sanctuary. Then the Gold Saint Virgo Asmita, starts using his Cosmo to fight Tenma although his physical body is in the Sanctuary. Asmita tests Tenma's abilities to know if he can defeat Alone since his previous incarnations were the ones who always faced Hades. After a long fight, Asmita disappears and Tenma, Yato and Yuzuriha return to Jamir. Using fruits from the Underworld, Asmita starts creating a rosary to seal the Specters' soul, ending their immortality. While Asmita is making it, a group of Specters attack Jamir. Tenma, Yato and Yuzuriha proceed to fight, allowing Asmita to complete the rosary.
Asmita seals the Specters' soul attacking Jamir inside the newly formed rosary, but his body is consumed in the process. Meanwhile, Specter Bennu Kagaho attacks the Sanctuary to kill Dohko, who injured Alone during their previous encounter in Italy. Gold Saint Taurus Aldebaran stands against Kagaho and fights him. Although Aldebaran defeats the Specter, he spares his life as he notes that Kagaho is not evil. When Aldebaran goes to inform to the Pope about the recent events, Alone invades the Sanctuary.
Alone paralyzes all Saints from the Sanctuary, and impales Sagittarius Sisyphos's heart. Tenma is transported to the Sanctuary to fight Alone, but he is unable to inflict any damage. Before Tenma is killed, Sasha and the Pope try to seal Alone in the Sanctuary using Athena's statue. Pandora frees Alone, who reveals to Sasha and Tenma that he is painting The Lost Canvas, a picture all over the world that will destroy it once it is finished. Alone decides to leave, but Pandora sends two Specters to kill Tenma, being worried by his behavior. Aldebaran protects Tenma, although he is still injured by Kagaho. In the end, the Specters and Aldebaran die in battle.
Tenma tries to leave the Sanctuary to avoid the Specters kill his friends, but he is imprisoned by the Gold Saint Cancer Manigoldo. At the same time, the twin gods Hypnos and Thanatos seal Alone away to make him focus only on the Lost Canvas. The gods also protect Alone's cathedral to keep anybody from interrupting them. Soon, Hakurei sends Yuzuriha and Yato to free Tenma, and the three go to the cathedral to find Alone. However, they're attacked by several creatures created by the Specter Nasu Veronica, who tries to kill them. As the Saints defeat Veronica's soldiers, Manigoldo faces Veronica, as he was ordered to protect Tenma.
Manigoldo easily kills Veronica, who before dying transports the Gold Saint to the church where the God of Death, Thanatos, confronts him. Manigoldo Thanatos, but none of his attacks injure him. As Thanatos tries to make Manigoldo explode in another dimension, Manigoldo's teacher, the Pope Sage, comes to help his student. Joining their forces, Manigoldo and Sage manage to fight Thanatos, but Manigoldo dies while destroying Thanatos' human body in another dimension. Using the Altar Silver Cloth from his brother Hakurei, Sage seals Thanatos' soul, but he also dies in the attack.
"Poppy of the Dreams World" (夢界の芥子,Mukai no keshi)
Gold Saint Capricorn El Cid is sent to protect Tenma to the cathedral, but he is attacked by Hypnos' children, the four Dream Gods. The Dream Gods mutilate El Cid's right arm, and throw his body into a cliff. Then, the Dream Gods attack Tenma, Yuzuriha and Yato, sending all of them to the Dreamworld, where they will sleep forever. El Cid manages to recover and enters the Dreamworld, killing two Dream Gods while recovering his arm. Sasha tries to enter the Dreamworld and help Tenma to wake up, barely managing to succeed. Tenma then faces and defeats Morpheus using the power from the Dreamworld.
"Oneiros, God of Dreams" (夢神オネイロス,Mushin Oneirosu)
"Four Souls" (四つの魂,Yottsu no tamashii)
"I Will Take Him Down!" (ぶっ飛べ!,Buttobe!)
"Path of Loyalty" (大義の道,Taigi no michi)
"Common Fight" (共闘,Kyōtō)
"Union for Victory" (勝利への結束,Shōri e no kessoku)
El Cid reunites with Tenma, and both confront the last Dream God, Oneiros. As Oneiros uses the souls of his siblings, he is soon able to overpower the Saints. While Oneiros faces Tenma and El Cid, Sasha returns to the Dreamworld, where she manages to make Sisyphos wake up from his coma. Sisyphos then shoots a golden arrow at Oneiros, which El Cid is able to cut into four pieces to attack all the Dream Gods. Oneiros then tries to kill Tenma, but El Cid intercepts to slay Oneiros, although El Cid also dies.
"Tenacity of the Warrior" (戦士の執念,Senshi no shūnen)
"Final Destination" (因縁決着,Innen ketchaku)
"The God Beyond Reach" (遥かな神,Haruka na kami)
"Deadly Present" (死の贈り物,Shi no okurimono)
"A Patch to Escape" (活路,Katsuro)
"Toward the End" (終末の前に,Shūmatsu no mae ni)
With the Dream Gods dead, Hakurei sends all Saints to the cathedral to prepare to fight Hades. As a barrier from the cathedral binds the Saints' Cosmos, Hakurei enters alone to the cathedral to destroy the barrier. Shion and Yuzuriha secretly follow him, but both are attacked by Hypnos. Hakurei reunites the souls from all the Saints that fought in the previous Holy War, and manages to seal Hypnos. Before Hakurei can destroy the barrier, Alone appears and kills him having become more corrupted with Hades' soul. Tenma and Dohko fight the new Hades, but both are unable to hurt him. As such, Dohko stays to fight Hades, allowing Shion to escape with Tenma and Yuzuriha. After Dohko is defeated, Hades goes to the sky to finish The Lost Canvas.
Tenma goes to train to Canon Island to train a man named Defteros tells him if he does not become one with that island, he will devour him. Tenma is successful in his training achieving the Gold Saints' powers, while Defteros is revealed to be the Gemini Gold Saint. Meanwhile, in Sanctuary, Aquarius Dégel goes alongside Scorpio Kardia on a mission to Bluegrad to find a power to reach the Lost Canvas where Hades is situated. Unity, the prince of that country and Dégel's old friend, meets them. He explains Bluegrad was destroyed by the Specters, and reveals a passage that leads to Atlantis. In the submarine realm, Unity is killed by the Judged Specter Wyvern Radamanthys who came to stop them. Kardia says he would fight Radamanthys in his comrade's place, and Dégel should go after Poseidon and fulfill that mission.
"Reunion at the Bottom of the Sea" (海底の再会,Kaitei no saikai)
"The Marina Unity" (海闘士ユニティ,Marīna Yuniti)
"Like Best Friends" (親友として,Shin'yū toshite)
"Freezing Coffin" (氷の棺,Kōri no hitsugi)
"Lightspeed Punch" (光速拳,Kōsoku ken)
During the battle between Kardia and Radamanthys, the latter has the upper hand first but is defeated shortly after. Kardia's heart stopps too and his cosmo vanishes. Dégel gets to the entrance of the underwater realm and sees Seraphina, the older sister of Unity. The same moment a mariner steps forward and greets the Aquarius Saint. Dégel recognize him as his old friend Unity, who now dons the Sea Dragon Scale. Unity explains how he reached to his position and that after Seraphina died he wanted her to be the vessel for the underwater god. Offering Dégel the Orichalcum in exchange of the freeing of Athena's seal over Poseidon, the Gold Saint cannot accept and the fight between them starts. This time Dégel uses full force and defeats the Mariner. Unity regains his senses and wants to help Dégel but Pandora destroys part of the Orichalcum and Poseidon is set loose. Dégel has no other choice, than sending Unity back to Sanctuary with the intact part of the stone and use his powers to freeze whole Atlantis, the possessed Serphina and himself. While the battle in Atlantis waged a small troop of Sanctuary Soldiers and Bronze Saint were sent out to retrieve the ship of hope, the Argo.
While the Bronze Saints work in the Argo, the Specter Behemoth Violate spots and her superior, the Judge Garuda Aiacos, orders her to eliminate the Saints. As Violate prepares to finish the Bronze Saints Leo Regulus comes to the Saints' defense and starts fighting her. Regulus manages to make both stay away from the Argo but Violate's attack was just meant to keep Regulus busy while Aiacos' army directly attack the ship. Following Violate's death at the hands of her opponent, Aiacos prepares to kill the Saints, but Tenma and Sisyphos come to their aid.
"Crystallization of Thoughts" (思いの結晶,Omoi no kesshō)
"Showdown of the Great Opponents" (両雄対峙,Ryōyū Taiji)
"The Ship of Darkness Vs. the Ship of Hope" (黒船VS希望の船,Kurofune bāsasu kibō no fune)
"As a Leader" (将として,Shō toshite)
"Like a Shield" (盾として,Tate toshite)
"The Fall of Garuda" (カルーダ墜つ,Garūda otsu)
While Sisyphos stops Aiacos' attacks, four Bronze Saints working in the ship sacrifice their lives to use the Orichalcum sent by Tenma to make Argo start flying and fight against Aiacos' warship. As Yato is controlling Argo, Sisyphos stays alongside Tenma to protect it from Aiacos' attacks. Unable to refuse defeat in the fight between ships Aiacos make the two of them collide and continues fighting Sisyphos one-on-one. Overpowered by Aiacos, Sisyphos sacrifices his eyesight to enhance his Cosmo and defeat the opposing Judge. Shortly afterwards, Hades tries to kill Aiacos using Violate's dead body as a punishment, but he is opposed by Tenma.
"Demon Temples of the Stars" (星の魔宮,Hoshi no makyū)
"Diabolical Harp" (魔琴,Makin)
"Feather of Yruth" (真実の羽,Shinjitsu no hane)
"Beyond Loyalty" (貫く忠義,Tsuranuku chūgi)
"Back to Action" (決起,Kekki)
Tenma starts fighting Hades but is not able to defeat him. Sasha comes to assist Tenma and two start sending the blood Sasha's loses in the fight to the underworld god, overwhelming him. Before Hades is defeated, Pandora saves him and tries to kill the two. However, Hades interrupts Pandora and invites Tenma and Sasha to the Demonic Temples, temples located within the Lost Canvas. As the Saints prepare to enter the Temples, they are stopped by the gatekeeper, the Specter Sphynx Pharaoh. Despite his wounds, Sisyphos stands against Pharaoh, using his last forces to kill the gatekeeper and assist Shion and Regulus in destroying the entrance with Athena Exclamation.
"Goodbye in the Sea of Clouds" (雲海の別れ,Unkai no wakare)
"Athena Sealed" (女神の封印,Atena no fūin)
"Way Down the Sanctuary" (聖城へ,Sankuchuari e)
"Athena's Cloth" (アテナの聖衣,Atena no kurosu)
"The Strongest Weapon" (最強の武器,Saikyō no buki)
"Scent of Blood" (血の匂い,Chi no nioi)
"Poisoned Wind" (毒の風,Doku no kaze)
"Isolated Wings" (孤高の羽,Kokō no hane)
Following Sisyphos' death, Sasha and the Saints enter into the Lost Canvas. However, all of the people within Argo except Tenma, Sasha, Shion and Regulus are petrified as a result of the area's power. A ferryboat Specter named Acheron Charon agrees to take Tenma's group to the first Demonic Temple but at the cost of Sasha's hair. With the Lost Canvas' souls taking Sasha's hair, Hades is able to seal the goddess' Cosmo. Meanwhile, Dohko has been saved from death by Gemini Defteros who found him in the Kanon Island and goes to the Sanctuary to obtain Athena's Cloth using her blood. Near Athena's statue, Dohko is confronted by Specters who know of Defteros' intentions and try to kill him. Dohko defeats his opponents but is faced by Kagaho who previously took him to Kanon Island, knowing of Athena's Cloth.
Having been infused with Athena's blood by Defteros, Dohko's blood awakens Athena's Cloth upon being attacked by Kagaho. Before Kagaho can steal it, Defteros appears and transports Dohko and him to another area. Entrusting Dohko Athena's Cloth, Defteros is confronted by the person who told Hades about the Cloth, his late twin Gemini Aspros. Revived by Hades, Aspros transports his brother to the Mars Temple where he acts as one of Hades' guardians. As the two start fighting, it is revealed that Aspros was the original Gemini Saint and a candidate for Pope who was tested by Hakurei by rejecting his wish. Still wishing his position, Aspros brainwashed Defteros to kill Hakurei, but the two were also opposed by Virgo Asmita. Asmita managed to give the brainwashed Defteros a clue to stop his brother's control which was killing Aspros himself. Now confronting once again as enemies, Defteros uses all his powers to kill the person he admired the most once again. However, at the end Defteros dies and then Aspros' appearance drastically changes.
"The Shape We Were Supposed to Have" (あるべき姿,Arubeki sugata)
"But a Drop" (されど一滴,Saredo itteki)
"Human Pain" (人の痛み,Hito no itami)
"One's Place" (居場所,Ibasho)
"The Hour of Salvation" (救済の刻,Kyūsai no koku)
Aspros returns to Hades' palace revealing that Defteros actually sacrificed his life to erase the evil within his side by merging their souls. Having regained his status as the Gemini Saint, Aspros tries to kill Hades but is stopped by the Specter Mephistopheles Yōma who is responsible for the hatred between the two Gemini Saints. After disintegrating Aspros' body, Yōma goes to the first Demon Temple, Mercury, where he reveals to be Tenma's father. Yōma neither fights his nor his comrades, stating they are the "actors" he placed in his "stage play", having stolen Hades as a newborn to leave with Sasha and Tenma. After Yōma leaves the Temple, Alone claims he has been controlling Hades' power since the beginning and kills all his Skeletons, enraging Pandora. Meanwhile, Tenma's group reaches the second Temple, Venus, and are opposed by the guardian Balron René who Shion wishes to fight alone.
While Shion continues his fight against René, it is revealed how the Specter offered him to join his side to spy people's lives in the past if he broke all the Cloths he was supposed to protect. With Shion having refused the offer as he believed that people's wounds and Cloth are better than René's records, René sends Shion to Cocytus to see the corpses of all the Saints who fought in previous wars to reveal their suffering. Shion is instead encouraged by the late Saints to use their souls in an attack to kill his opponent. Meanwhile, Tenma, Regulus and Sasha reach the Terra Temple where Kagaho confronts them. Dohko meets his comrades and decides to fight Kagaho once again before giving Sasha Athena's Cloth. As Kagaho is draining his life to increase his power for Alone's sake, Dohko is forced to use a suicidal technique to defeat him.
"As Long As There Is Life" (生命ある限り,Seimei aru kagiri)
"Ashen Day" (灰色の日,Hai'iro no Hi)
With Dohko's final technique the two warriors are sent flying upwards at high speed, to be burnt by atmospheric friction. Kagaho remembers about how he swore to protect Alone who reminded him of his late brother and how the Saints might be able to save Alone. As a result, Kagaho sends Dohko back to Earth before his death. Back in the Saturnus Temple, Pandora wishes to take Rhadamanthys once again to fight, but she is opposed by his followers Harpy Valentine who is against using his superior's life. As the two struggle, Rhadamanthys manages to control the blood Alone gave him and kills Valentine as he will fight for Hades' sake. Rhadamanthys, Pandora and Cait Sith Cheshire fight Tenma, Sasha and Regulus in the Saturnus Temple where Sasha dons Athena's Cloth. While fighting Sasha, Pandora reveals how her friend Partita, who was actually Tenma's mother, had her brother stolen from her. Yōma is revealed as the culprit as he sends Tenma to the Uranus Temple to face his mother.
Now acting as a Specter, Partita tries to kill Tenma in order to have Pegasus' power that can defeat the gods. With Tenma unwilling to fight his mother, Pandora steps in but is severely wounded. Before Pandora is killed, Tenma decides to fight Partita but the Pegasus Cloth is destroyed in the process. Partita starts removing her son's soul, but it returns to his body alongside the broken Cloth, which join together to form the Pegasus God Cloth , enabling Tena to defeat Partita. Back in the Saturnus Temple, Regulus reveals how he wishes to avenge his father, the previous Leo Saint Ilias, who was killed by Rhadamanthys in one of the Specters' attacks several years ago.
Despite having analyzed Rhadamanthys' attacks back when his father was killed, Regulus is still unable to defeat the Specter who obtained divine powers from Alone. Rhadamanthys then prepares to kill Regulus who becomes an incorporeal entity to pierce his opponent's heart and remove his divine powers. As Regulus leaves to the afterlife, Pandora goes to Alone to kill him for manipulating Hades' powers. Neither she nor the severely wounded Rhadamanthys are able to defeat Alone, but Rhadamanthys uses his last forces to break the painting sealing Sasha's powers and make Pandora leave the area. Having regained her strength, Sasha releases her petrified comrades and leaves to fight Alone. Meanwhile, Yōma ambushes Shion but at the same time he is confronted by Tenma.
Yōma reveals his plans to use Tenma's new powers to start a war against the gods rather than allowing a future generation to do it, but requires Shion's death to accomplish such future. Having survived from Yōma's attack, Aspros saves Shion's life and gives his unconscious body alongside Dohko's to Tenma while he once again fights the Specter. During the battle, Yōma is revealed to be Kairos a lesser god who was banished by his brother Chronos in the ages of myth and is trapped within the a mortal body. Learning his opponent is not a complete god, Aspros manages to destroy Yōma's body in the Heavenly Realm and seals his soul within Asmita's 108 beads mala. Shortly afterwards, Aspros' temporary life as a Specter reaches its end while Tenma and Sasha engage Alone who is now using Hades' Surplice. Still hearing the original Alone's voice asking for his help, Tenma decides to fight Alone one-on-one.
The souls from The Lost Canvas make Tenma stop fighting as they wish for Alone's salvation. With Tenma having lost his will to fight, Alone prepares to finish him, but Yato and the remaining Saints come to his aid. Encouraged by Yato and Yuzuriha to continue fighting, Tenma defeats Alone, causing the Lost Canvas' destruction and at the same time Hades' complete possession over Alone's body. Shion calls for the remaining ten Gold Cloths to gather and join him and Dohko to use all their golden light to weaken the Underworld God. Hades' soul retreats to the last Demonic Temple, Pluton, and Tenma, Sasha, and the now safe Alone joins forces to defeat the god. Despite their victory, the trio does not return to Earth, leaving Shion and Dohko to prepare for the next Holy War with Shion becoming the new Pope to rebuild the Sanctuary and Dohko sealing the 108 souls from Asmita's rosary in Mount Lu's five peaks.
"Child of the Gardens, Child of the Fields" (園の子 畑の子,Sono no ko, hata no ko)
"The Healer" (癒しの人,Iyashi no hito)
"Red Bond" (赤い絆,Akai kizuna)
"Blood Relative" (血族,Ketsuzoku)
"Red Lilies" (赤い鈴蘭,Akai suzuran)
"The Bonds of People" (人の絆,Hito no kizuna)
Some time before the Holy War of 1747, Pisces Albafica is sent by Sanctuary to investigate the suspected activity of Hades' Specters in the Healer's Island. Upon arriving, Albafica saves the life of young Pefko, apprentice to Luco, the master healer. The Pisces Saint discovers the blood ties between Luco and his late master Lugonis, who was Luco's brother. Luco offers freeing Albafica of his poisonous blood forever, but both Albafica and Pefko learn that Luco is a Specter working for Hades.
After the long search for Athena comes to an end thanks to Sagittarius Sisyphos, Scorpio Kardia goes to take care of her unaware Sasha is the goddess. Taking out the young goddess for a promenade, Kardia stumbles across the ancient Jaguar fighters who plan to resurrect their god, the fearsome sun god of destruction Tezcatlipoca, to unleash chaos into the world. Wesda, the sun priest, discovers the enormous power hidden within Kardia's heart, and desires to take it as an offering for his god, as well as Athena's, who is then kidnapped.
"The Garneted Jewelry Box" (石榴石の宝石箱,Zakuroishi no hōsekibako)
"Father and Mentor Vanished" (消えた父と師,Kieta chichi to shi)
"The Gaze of Kōh-i-Nūr" (光の山の眺め,Kō-ī-Nūru no nagame)
"Tourmaline and Chalcedony" (電気石と玉髄,Torumarin to Karusedonī)
"Garnet's Secret" (石榴石の秘密,Gānetto no himitsu)
"Deep in the Jewelry Box" (宝石ā箱深部,Hōsekibako shinbu)
"Ice Coffin" (冰の棺,Kōri no hitsugi)
Five years before the holy war of 1747, Aquarius Dégel receives a mysterious invitation card. Accepting it, the Gold Saint meets a mysterious woman of the high society of France named Garnet. Intrigued by the unnatural aura that surrounds the woman, Dégel later finds out she is responsible for the vanishings of locals, including the father of the young maid Fluorite. Determined to put an end to the situation, Dégel infiltrates Garnet's fortress, only to find that she is also responsible for the corruption of his revered mentor, the five-hundred-year-old Krjest, whom he is shocked to encounter as a young man.
"Feelings of Master and Disciple" (師弟の思い,Shitei no omoi)
Sanctuary dispatches Cancer Manigoldo and Pisces Albafica to investigate suspicious activity in Venice. Upon arrival, a carnival atmosphere greets them, as well as young Gioca's attempt at robbing Manigoldo. Further indagation leads the Saints to the lair of the Nero, a criminal organization formed by Black Saints who conspire to steal the Gold Cloths and take over Sanctuary, at the same time harboring a particular interest on Gioca. It is up to the two Gold Saints to stop the ambitions of the Black Saints and protect their young companion to unravel the enigma of her origins and the reason of the interest of the Black Saints on her.
"The beautiful maiden of Catalania" (カタラニアの美姫,Katarania no Biki)
"Zan-ōki" (斬桜鬼,Zan-ōki, lit. "murderous demon of the cherry blossom")
"The black tide" (くろき潮流,Kuroki chōryū)
"Kind man" (優しき男,Yasashiki otoko)
"Unsheathed Sword" (抜き身,Nukimi)
"The Gods of Dreams" (夢神,Mushin)
"Oxidized Sword" (錆びた刀,Sabita katana)
During his mission to investigate the gods of dreams, Capricorn El Cid deviates temporarily to a mysterious city that appeared from thin air. He then enters a tournament held by enigmatic figures, that El Cid later finds to be deeply related to his past. In his quest to perfect his Excalibur attack, El Cid unearths memories of his training and secrets about the fearsome gods of dreams, at the same time, finding a young man who shows promise of becoming a true Saint.
"Fei-gan of the sorrowful eyes" (悲しき瞳の飛眼,Kanashiki hitomi no Fei-gan)
"Extra Track: Seeking the Truth" (エクストラトラック,Ekusutora Torakku - ~Seeking the Truth~)
Eleven years have passed since the end of the Holy War against Hades in the 18th century. Libra Dohko spends his days fulfilling the duty Athena gave him, to guard the seal of the Specter's grave. The Saint's routine comes to an end when he is greeted by a mysterious young man, Liú-Xīng, who bears an uncanny resemblance to Dohko's late comrade, Pegasus Tenma. Dohko then sees himself involved in a struggle against the Taonia, renowned warriors from China's fairylands who will stop at nothing to see their goals accomplished.
"Sorcerer of darkness and envoy of light" (闇の魔人と光の使者,Yami no Majin to Hikari no Shisha)
"Father's Shadow, The Light from Beyond" (父の影 その先の光,Chichi no Kage, Sono Saki no Hikari)
"The one that commands light" (光を司る者,Hikari o tsukasadoru mono)
"Extra Track: The Way" (エクストラトラック- ザ・ウェイ ~The Way~,Ekusutora Torakku - Za Wei)
Like his father before him, young Leo Regulus has recently become one of the twelve Gold Saints of Athena. By chance, he meets a girl named Connor, the daughter of worshippers of the light god Lugh. Inadvertently, Regulus becomes involved in a struggle between the forces of good and evil, as devoted followers of both, and manifestations of ancient creatures of Irish legend, seek to destroy each other to fulfill their destinies.
"Extra Track: Encounter with Imitation of God" (エクストラトラック - エンカウンター・ウィズ・イミテーション・オブ・ゴッド ~encounter with imitation of GOD~,Ekusutora Torakku - Enkauntā wizu Imitēshon obu Goddo)
Years before the events of the Holy War of 1747, a young man named Ahimsa seeks to achieve enlightenment. His quest eventually leads him to cross paths with Asmita, the Virgo Gold Saint, who underwent, and overcame, Ahimsa's same trials years ago. Mysterious activities in the underworld make the young men descend together to the hellish Six Realms, which are under control of the wicked Āṭavaka, and Ahimsa's true awakening to reality begins, with the assistance of Asmita.
In 1753, six years after the victory against Hades, Athena's Sanctuary is still in the process of recovering. Only a handful of Saints protect the peace of the world in an era without Athena, among them the veteran Aries Shion and Taurus Teneo, who inherited the mantle of the Taurus Gold Saint from his mentor Rasgado. Strange activity causes the Pope Shion to dispatch Taurus Teneo to Mount Etna, the final resting place of the terrible monster Typhon and his brother, the giant Enceladus, after the devastating Titanomachia, millennia ago. Upon reaching his destination, Teneo reminisces after the dire battles his mentor endured in the place years before him, that prevented Typhon's evil from being once again unleashed upon the world.