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,Seintia, kanji for "Holy Fighting Girls", also romanized as Saint-ia), Athena's personal maidens.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
An original net animation has been announced. 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. The opening theme song is "The Beautiful Brave", performed by Aina Suzuki, Mao Ichimichi, Inori Minase, and Megumi Nakajima. The series is simulcast by Crunchyroll.
Original air date
"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)
"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)
December 17, 2018 (2018-12-17)
"Blooming in Darkness! The Dryads of Eris" Transcription: "Yami ni Saku! Erisu no Doriādo-tachi" (Japanese: 闇に咲く！エリスの邪精霊たち)
December 24, 2018 (2018-12-24)
"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)
"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)
"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)
"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)
"A Clash of Nightmares! The Fists of Leo Flares Up" Transcription: "Akumu no Gekitotsu! Moeagaru Shishi no Ken" (Japanese: 悪夢の激突！燃えあがる獅子の拳)
February 4, 2019 (2019-02-04)
"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)
"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)