Saint Seiya: Saintia Shō

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Saintia Shō
Saintia Shō.jpg
Cover of the first volume
聖闘士星矢・セインティア翔
(Seinto Seiya: Seintia Shō)
GenreMagical girl, science fiction[1]
Manga
Written byChimaki Kuori
Published byAkita Shoten
English publisher
DemographicShōnen
MagazineChampion Red
Original runAugust 19, 2013 – present
Volumes13 (List of volumes)
Original net animation
Directed byMasato Tamagawa
Produced byKaori Ami
Written byIkuko Takahashi
Music byToshihiko Sahashi
StudioGonzo
Licensed by
Released December 10, 2018 February 18, 2019
Episodes10 (List of episodes)
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Saint Seiya: Saintia Shō (Japanese: 聖闘士星矢・セインティア翔, Hepburn: Seinto Seiya - Seintia Shō), or simply Saintia Shō (Japanese: セインティア翔, Hepburn: Seintia Shō), is a manga series by Chimaki Kuori, a spin-off of the classic Saint Seiya manga created, written and illustrated by Masami Kurumada. Kuori is known by her work on the manga adaptation of the Gundam SEED anime and in the Kimi no Kaeru Bashō manga series.[2] Saintia Shō started its serialization on August 19, 2013 of Akita Shoten's Champion Red magazine.[3] North American manga publisher Seven Seas Entertainment have announced that they have licensed the manga.[4] An original net animation produced by Toei Animation and animated by Gonzo premiered on December 10, 2018.

Premise[edit]

Set during the events of Saint Seiya. Saint Seiya - Saintia Shō follows the traditional central plot common to Kurumada's original work and its derivative works: Athena, the Greek goddess of justice and heroic endeavor, returns when evil consumes Earth, and battles antagonistic deities, the agents of evil, with the assistance of her army of warriors known as Saints, protected by their Cloths, battle armors that represent their guardian constellations. The main character in the series is a young female Saint named Shō, who protects Athena and her Sanctuary from the attack of Goddess of Discord, Eris. The series introduces a new class of female Saints, which are known as Saintia (聖闘少女セインティア, Seintia, kanji for "Holy Fighting Girls", also romanized as Saint-ia), Athena's personal maidens.

Characters[edit]

The series introduces new characters and features many from Kurumada's original manga and Next Dimension. Voice actors are provided when the character appeared in an accompanying drama CD series.

Saintia[edit]

Equuleus Shō (子馬座エクレウスの翔, Ekureusu no Shō)
Voiced by: Aina Suzuki
One of the Saintia with Okinawan origin, Athena's personal bodyguard Saints, who wears the Equuleus Bronze Cloth. As she has mastered her Cosmo, she is able to channel it in a powerful and fast attack, the Equuleus Meteor Punches (エクレウス流星拳, Ekureusu Ryūsei-ken). Her real name is Shōko (翔子) and it's later revealed to be a daughter of Olivia, the leader of Saintia.
Equuleus Kyōko (子馬座エクレウスの響子, Ekureusu no Kyōko)
Voiced by: Mao Ichimichi
Shōko's elder sister and previous Equuleus Saintia. She also mastered the Equuleus Meteor Punches. Like her sister, she is the daughter of Olivia.
Dolphin Mii (いるか座ドルフィンの美衣, Dorufin no Mii)
Voiced by: Megumi Nakajima
Saori's personal secretary from Belgium, who is a Saintia wearing the Delphinus Bronze Cloth. Her true name is Alicia Benethol (アリシア・ベネトール, Arishia Benetōru).
Ursa Minor Xiaoling (小熊座ウルサミノルのシャオリン, Urusaminoru no Shaorin)
Voiced by: Suzuko Mimori
A Singaporeans Saintia who wears the Ursa Minor Bronze Cloth. Her real name is Xing Xiaoling (シン 暁鈴シャオリン, Shin Shaorin, pinyin: Xīng Xiǎolíng).
Northern Crown Katia (冠座ノーザンクラウンのカティア, Nōzan Kuraun no Katia)
Voiced by: Yukiko Morishita
A long-haired Ukrainian Saintia who wears the Northern Crown Bronze Cloth. After having been poisoned by Eris in the past, she has begun working directly with the Pope against Saori's wishes.
Cassiopeia Erda (カシオペア座のエルダ, Kashiopea-za no Eruda)
Voiced by: Ayana Taketatsu
A short-haired Chileans Saintia wearing the Cassiopeia Bronze Cloth who wishes to one day become a Gold Saint.

Athena's circle[edit]

Saori Kido (城戸 沙織, Kido Saori)
Voiced by: Inori Minase
The head of the Graude Foundation and current incarnation of Athena (アテナ, Atena), Greek goddess of justice, wisdom, and heroic endeavour, who always reincarnates when evil consumes Earth. She has stopped the ambitions of evil deities since the ages of myth, assisted by her Saints. Although she’s received elite education since her childhood, however, she’s still in her teenage school age, so she attends at the Meteros Academy in formalty, and also serves as its student council president.
Mitsumasa Kido (城戸 光政, Kido Mitsumasa)
Saori's adopted grandfather.
Tatsumi (辰巳)
Voiced by: Hisao Egawa
Saori's buttler.

Bronze Saints[edit]

Unicorn Jabu, Pegasus Seiya, Dragon Shiryū, Andromeda Shun, Cygnus Hyōga, Phoenix Ikki, Lionet Ban, Wolf Nachi, Bear Geki, and Hydra Ichi appear in Saint Seiya: Saintia Shō.

Silver Saints[edit]

Scutum Juan (楯座スキュータのユアン, Sukyūtamu no Yuan)
The Scutum Silver Saint.
Southern Cross Georg (南十字座サザンクロスのゲオルク, Sazan Kurosu no Georuku)
The Crux Silver Saint.
Pavo Mayura (孔雀座パーヴォのマユラ, Pavo no Mayura)
Voiced by: Rina Satō
The Pavo Silver Saint, injured during the revolt in Athena's sanctuary, thirteen years earlier and confined to a wheelchair. She agrees to train Sho to become a Saint, and aids the Saintias at various times in the story.
Crateris Aisone (杯座クラテリスのアイソン, Crateris no Aison)
The Crater Silver Saint, saved Mayura after she was attacked by Capricorn Shura. He returns as a Dryad.

Canis Major Sirius, Hound Asterion, Sagitta Ptolemy, Eagle Marin, and Ophiuchus Shaina also appear in Saint Seiya: Saintia Shō.

Gold Saints[edit]

Scorpio Milo (蠍座スコーピオンのミロ, Sukōpion no Miro)
Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai; Toshihiko Seki
One of the twelve Gold Saints of Athena, virtuous and prideful. He saved Shōko's life in the past.
Leo Aiolia (獅子座レオのアイオリア, Reo no Aioria)
Voiced by: Yūichirō Umehara; Hideyuki Tanaka
Regarded as the pride of Sanctuary along Scorpio Milo, the Leo Gold Saint, whose heart burns with loyalty towards Athena.
Gemini Saga (双子座ジェミニのサガ, Gemini no Saga)
Voiced by: Ryotaro Okiayu
The Gemini Gold Saint who conspired to take over Sanctuary. He somehow save Katya's life and appears impersonating the true Pope of Sanctuary.

Sagittarius Aiolos, Pisces Aphrodite, Cancer Deathmask, Capricorn Shura, Aquarius Camus, Aries Mu, Taurus Aldebaran, and Virgo Shaka also appear in Saint Seiya: Saintia Shō.

Antagonists[edit]

Eris (エリス, Erisu)
Voiced by: Yu Kobayashi
The evil goddess of discord, mortal enemy of Athena since the ages of myth. Her warriors are known as Dryads (邪精霊(ドリアード), Doriādo, "Evil Spirits") who wear armor known as Leaves (邪霊衣(リーフ), Rīfu, "Evil Spirit Mantle"). Eris's forces also contain dead Saints called Ghosts (邪霊士(ゴースト), Gōsuto, "Evil Spirit Warrior"), brought back to life with an Evil Seed (イヴィル・シード, Iviru Shīdo) from the tree Uterus (争いの大樹(ウテルス), Uterusu).
Toki (斗樹)
One of the hundreds of orphans who had been sent across the world to become a Saint, only to be tainted by Eris and become a Ghost. He was one of Jabu's friends as a child.
Orion Rigel (オリオン座のリゲル, Orion-za no Rigeru)
The fallen Orion Silver Saint.

Dryads[edit]

Dryads (邪精霊)
Warriors protecting Eris. They are generally humans who have died but offered their souls to Eris and given a second life.
Ruin Atë (破滅ルインのアテ, Ruin no Ate)
Voiced by: Rika Tachibana
The leader of the Dryads.
Malice Emoni (悪意マリスのエモニ, Marisu no Emoni)
Voiced by: Marika Kouno
A young woman in Gothic Lolita dress who carries around a teddy bear named "Mick" (ミック, Mikku) who she talks to.
Murder Phonos (殺戮マーダーのフォノス, Mādā no Fonosu)
Voiced by: Kenji Nojima
The only male Dryad.
Attack: Despair Bite
Harmonia (エデンの魔女 ハルモニア, Eden no Majo Harumania)
Harmonia is a guide & prevents intruders from entering the Garden of Eden
Attack: Breath of Paradise - an attack that turns the opponent into flowers and become a part of Garden of Eden

Support characters[edit]

Mirai (ミライ) and Cinato (シナト, Shinato)
Voiced by: Aki Kanada, Akeno Watanabe
Young disciples of Mayura.
Lumi (ルミ, Rumi)
Voiced by: Ayaka Ōhashi
Shoko's best friend.

Media[edit]

Volume list[edit]

No.Japanese release dateJapanese ISBNEnglish release dateEnglish ISBN
1 December 6, 2013[5]ISBN 978-4-253-23593-8February 20, 2018[6]ISBN 978-1-626927-52-0
  1. Prologue (プロローグ, Purorōgu)
  2. Shōko and Kyōko (翔子と響子, Shōko to Kyōko)
  3. The Saintia of Athena (女神(アテナ)の聖闘少女(セインティア), Atena no Seintia)
  4. Evil Ghost Ate (邪精霊アテ, Jaseirei Ate)
  5. Destiny (宿命, Shukumei)
2 June 20, 2014[7]ISBN 978-4-253-23594-5May 22, 2018[8]ISBN 978-1-626927-91-9
  1. The Decisions of Either (それぞれの決意, Sorezore no Ketsui)
  2. Evil Seed (邪悪なる種子, Ja'akunaru Shushi)
  3. Virtue and Vice (正と邪, Masa to Ja)
  4. Reunion (再会, Saikai)
3 October 20, 2014[9]ISBN 978-4-253-23595-2October 21, 2018[10]ISBN 978-1-626928-63-3
  1. A Heart That Not Give Up (あきらめない心, Akiramenai Kokoro)
  2. The Golden Warrior (黄金の戦士, Ōgon no Senshi)
  3. Traitorous Star (裏切りの星, Uragiri no Hoshi)
  4. Conclusion (決着, Kecchaku)
4 February 20, 2015[11]ISBN 978-4-253-23596-9November 27, 2018[12]ISBN 978-1-626929-46-3
  1. Galaxian Wars (銀河戦争, Gyarakushian Wōzu)
  2. Like the Pegasus (ペガサスのように, Pegasasu no Yōni)
  3. Katja (カティア, Katia)
  4. Aphrodite (アフロディーテ, Afurodīte)
5 May 20, 2015[13]ISBN 978-4-253-23597-6February 19, 2019[14]ISBN 978-1-626929-93-7
  1. Good and Evil (善と悪, Zen to Aku)
  2. The Wriggling Shadow --> (蠢く影, Ugomeku Kage)
  3. Eve of the Decisive Battle (決戦前夜, Kessen Zen'ya)
  4. A Heart that Goes Towards (向かう心, Mukau Kokoro)
  5. Deadly Battle of the Twelve Palaces (十二宮の死闘, Jūnikyū no Shitō)
6 October 20, 2015[15]ISBN 978-4-253-23598-3May 21, 2019[16]ISBN 978-1-642750-83-6
  1. Eris Reborn (復活のエリス, Fukkatsu no Erisu)
  2. Temple of the Wicked Tree (邪樹の神殿, Jaju no Shinden)
  3. Garden of Evil (悪意の庭, Aku no Niwa)
  4. Oath (誓い, Chikai)
  5. Protectors (護り人たち, Mamori Hito-tachi)
7 March 18, 2016[17]ISBN 978-4-253-23599-0August 6, 2019[18]ISBN 978-1-642751-24-6
  1. The Golden Apple (黄金の林檎, Ōgon no Ringo)
  2. Spellbinding (呪縛, Jubaku)
  3. Incursion (突入, Totsunyū)
  4. Conflicted Feelings (相克の想い, Sōkoku no Omoi)
8 June 8, 2016[19]ISBN 978-4-253-23600-3November 5, 2019[20]ISBN 978-1-642757-27-9
  1. Whirlpool of Conflict (争いの渦, Arasoi no Uzu)
  2. Chance Encounter (邂逅, Kaigō)
  3. On the Star-Raining Hill (星降る丘にて, Hoshifuru Oka nite)
  4. Temple of the Moon (月の神殿, Tsuki no Shinden)
9 December 20, 2016[21]ISBN 978-4-253-23601-0March 17, 2020[22]ISBN 978-1-64505-223-4
  1. Sprout (萌芽, Hōga)
  2. Enemy (仇敵, Kyūteki)
  3. To Sanctuary (聖域にて, Sankuchuari Nite)
  4. Obsession (執心, Shūshin)
  5. Inside the Ancient Forest (古の森の奥, Ko no Mori no Oku)
  6. Special Star (特別な星, Tokubetsuna Hoshi)
10 August 18, 2017[23]ISBN 978-4-253-23602-7May 5, 2020[24]ISBN 978-1-64505-458-0
  1. Comet Repulse (彗星レパルス, Suisei Revurusu)
  2. Invasion (侵攻, Shinkō)
  3. Captured Goddess (囚われの女神, Toraware no megami)
  4. The Saintia's Duty (聖闘少女のつとめ, Saintia no tsutome)
  5. Karma (因縁, In'nen)
  6. Celestial Eden (天上のエデン, Tenjō no Eden)[note 1]
11 February 20, 2018[25]ISBN 978-4-253-23881-6
  1. Bottom of the Abyss (奈落の底, Naraku no soko)
  2. Challenge (挑戦, Chōsen)
  3. Flames of Justice (正義の炎, Seigi no honō)[note 2]
  4. Voice of Destruction (滅びの声, Horobi no koe)
  5. Antithesis (抗うもの, Aragau mono)
  6. Golden Soul (黄金の魂, Kogane no tamashī)
12 December 20, 2018[26]ISBN 978-4-253-23882-3
  1. Fallen from Heaven (天より降るもの, Ten yori furu mono)
  2. Invitation into Despair (絶望への誘い, Zetsubō e no sasoi)
  3. Loser's Game (敗者のゲーム, Haisha no gēmu)
  4. Oblivion (忘却, Bōkyaku)
  5. Scar (傷跡, Kizuato)
  6. Sorrowful Resolve (悲しき決意, Kanashiki ketsui)
  7. Thawing (雪解け, Yukidoke)
13 August 20, 2019[27]ISBN 978-4-253-23883-0
  1. The Price of a Wish (願の代償, Gan no daishō)
  2. Longing (渇望, Katsubō)
  3. First Star (一番星, Ichiban hoshi)
  4. Wish Poison (願いの毒, Negai no doku)
  5. Flower Arrangement (徒花, Adabana)
  6. Guide to Ruin (破滅への導き, Hametsu e no michibiki)
  7. Wings of Hope (希望の翼, Kibō no tsubasa)

Chapters not yet in tankōbon format[edit]

Anime[edit]

An original net animation has been announced.[28] The series began airing on December 10, 2018 and ended on February 18, 2019. The series is produced by Toei Animation and animated by Gonzo and directed by Masato Tamagawa, with Ikuko Takahashi handling series composition. Keiichi Ishikawa and Ayana Hishino handled character designs. Toshihiko Sahashi is composing the series' music. Toei Animation produced the series.[29] The opening theme song is "The Beautiful Brave", performed by Aina Suzuki, Mao Ichimichi, Inori Minase, and Megumi Nakajima.[30] The series is simulcast by Crunchyroll.[31]

No.TitleOriginal air date
1"The Fated Sisters! Shoko and Kyoko"
Transcription: "Shukumei no Shimai! Shōko to Kyōko" (Japanese: 宿命の姉妹!翔子と響子)
December 10, 2018 (2018-12-10)
2"Individual Decisions! The Goddess and Saintias"
Transcription: "Sorezore no Ketsui! Megami to Seintia" (Japanese: それぞれの決意!女神と聖闘少女セインティア)
December 17, 2018 (2018-12-17)
3"Blooming in Darkness! The Dryads of Eris"
Transcription: "Yami ni Saku! Erisu no Doriādo-tachi" (Japanese: 闇に咲く!エリスの邪精霊ドリアードたち)
December 24, 2018 (2018-12-24)
4"The Reunion of Sorrow! The Bond of the Separated Sisters"
Transcription: "Kanashimi no Saikai! Hedatareta Shimai no Kizuna" (Japanese: 哀しみの再会!隔たれた姉妹の絆)
January 7, 2019 (2019-01-07)
5"Fly! Like Pegasus"
Transcription: "Tobe! Pegasasu no Yō ni" (Japanese: 翔べ!ペガサスのように)
January 14, 2019 (2019-01-14)
6"Colliding Souls! Saori vs. Grand Master"
Transcription: "Semegiau Tamashī! Saori tai Kyōkō" (Japanese: せめぎ合う魂!沙織vs.教皇)
January 21, 2019 (2019-01-21)
7"The Battle of the Twelve Temples! The Allurement of the Terrifying Ghosts"
Transcription: "Jūnikyū no Shitō! Osorubeki Jarei no Genwaku" (Japanese: 十二宮の死闘!恐るべき邪霊の幻惑)
January 28, 2019 (2019-01-28)
8"A Clash of Nightmares! The Fists of Leo Flares Up"
Transcription: "Akumu no Gekitotsu! Moeagaru Shishi no Ken" (Japanese: 悪夢の激突!燃えあがる獅子のけん)
February 4, 2019 (2019-02-04)
9"A Spiral of Conflict! The Golden Apple and Orion's Devotion"
Transcription: "Arasoi no Uzu! Ōgon no Ringo to Orion no Kenshin" (Japanese: 争いの渦!黄金の林檎とオリオンの献身)
February 11, 2019 (2019-02-11)
10"Shine Saintias! At the End of a Noble Prayer!"
Transcription: "Kagayake Shōjo-tachi yo! Kedakaki Inori no Hate ni" (Japanese: 輝け少女たちよ!気高き祈りの果てに)
February 18, 2019 (2019-02-18)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Originally titled "Tatakai no butai e" (闘いの舞台へ, lit. "To the battle stage") in Champion Red
  2. ^ Originally titled "Nikushimi" (憎しみ, lit. "Hatred") in Champion Red

References[edit]

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