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Saint Seiya - 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)
Genre Mythic fiction, Drama
Manga
Written by Chimaki Kuori
Published by Akita Shoten
English publisher Seven Seas Entertainment
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Champion Red
Original run August 19, 2013 – present
Volumes 9
Anime
Studio Toei Animation
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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) 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.[1] Saintia Shō started its serialization on August 19, 2013 of Akita Shoten's Champion Red magazine.[2] An anime adaptation has been announced.[3] North American manga publisher Seven Seas Entertainment have announced that they have licensed the manga.[4]

Series premise[edit]

Set immediately after Saint Seiya,[5] 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, lit. "Holy Fighting Girls"), 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, 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).
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.
Dolphin Mii (いるか座(ドルフィン)の美衣, Dorufin no Mii)
Voiced by: Pile
Saori's personal secretary who is a Saintia wearing the Delphinus Bronze Cloth. Her true name is Alicia Mii Benethol (アリシア・美衣・ベネトール, Arishia Mii Benetōru).
Ursa Minor Xiaoling (小熊座(ウルサミノル)のシャオリン, Urusaminoru no Shaorin)
A Chinese Saintia who wears the Ursa Minor Bronze Cloth. Her real name is Xing Xiaoling (星 暁鈴(シン 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)
A long-haired Saintia who wears the Corona Borealis 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)
A short-haired 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.
Mitsumasa Kido (城戸 光政, Kido Mitsumasa)
Saori's adopted grandfather.
Tatsumi (辰巳)
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(スキュータム)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)
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.

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
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
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)
The Gemini Gold Saint who conspired to take over Sanctuary. He 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: Yū 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).
Ruin Até (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)
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)
The only male Dryad.
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.

Support characters[edit]

Mirai (ミライ) and Shinato (シナト)
Young boys who are disciples of Mayura.
Rumi (ルミ)
Voiced by: Ayaka Ōhashi
Shoko's best friend.

Volume list[edit]

No. Release date ISBN
1 December 6, 2013[6] ISBN 978-4-253-23593-8
  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 978-4-253-23594-5
  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[8] ISBN 978-4-253-23595-2
  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[9] ISBN 978-4-253-23596-9
  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. Katya (カティア, Katia)
  4. Aphrodite (アフロディーテ, Afurodīte)
5 May 20, 2015[10] ISBN 978-4-253-23597-6
6 October 20, 2015[11] ISBN 978-4-253-23598-3
7 March 18, 2016[12] ISBN 978-4-253-23599-0
8 June 8, 2016[13] ISBN 978-4-253-23600-3


Chapters not yet in tankōbon format[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.manga-news.com/index.php/serie-vo/Mobile-Suit-Gundam-Gyakushu-no-Char-Beyond-The-Time-vo
  2. ^ "美少女の聖闘士描く新連載がREDで開幕、野上武志も登場" (in Japanese). Comic Natalie. Retrieved November 19, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Saint Seiya: Saintia Shō Spinoff Manga Gets Anime". Anime News Network. Retrieved December 15, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Seven Seas Goes Celestial with SAINT SEIYA: SAINTIA SHŌ Manga Series". Seven Seas Entertainment. May 25, 2017. Retrieved May 26, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Saint Seiya: Saintia Shō Spinoff Manga Launches". Anime News Network. August 19, 2013. Retrieved November 19, 2014. 
  6. ^ "聖闘士星矢セインティア翔 第1巻" (in Japanese). Akita Shoten. Retrieved November 19, 2014. 
  7. ^ "聖闘士星矢セインティア翔 第2巻" (in Japanese). Akita Shoten. Retrieved November 19, 2014. 
  8. ^ "聖闘士星矢セインティア翔 第3巻" (in Japanese). Akita Shoten. Retrieved November 19, 2014. 
  9. ^ "聖闘士星矢セインティア翔 第4巻" (in Japanese). Akita Shoten. Retrieved January 3, 2016. 
  10. ^ "聖闘士星矢セインティア翔 第5巻" (in Japanese). Akita Shoten. Retrieved January 3, 2016. 
  11. ^ "聖闘士星矢セインティア翔 第6巻" (in Japanese). Akita Shoten. Retrieved January 3, 2016. 
  12. ^ "聖闘士星矢セインティア翔 第7巻" (in Japanese). Akita Shoten. Retrieved September 26, 2016. 
  13. ^ "聖闘士星矢セインティア翔 第8巻" (in Japanese). Akita Shoten. Retrieved September 26, 2016.