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.Saintia Shō started its serialization on August 19, 2013 of Akita Shoten's Champion Red magazine. An anime adaptation has been announced. North American manga publisher Seven Seas Entertainment have announced that they have licensed the manga.
Set immediately after 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, lit. "Holy Fighting Girls"), Athena's personal maidens.
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).
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.
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).