The BEST Episodes of Saint Seiya

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Aug 11, 2019

Ages ago, the goddess Athena was served by fighters called Saints who channeled the power of the Cosmos within them. Now a youth named Seiya has trained to become a Saint himself by earning the mystical Cloth of Pegasus. He is joined by other Saints with Cloths of their own to fight for Athena.

Hades Chapter - Elysion: Towards a World Filled with Light

#1 - Hades Chapter - Elysion: Towards a World Filled with Light

Season 6 - Episode 6

star 8.84
30 votes
Writers: Yousuke Kuroda
The Lost Canvas: I just want to live

#2 - The Lost Canvas: I just want to live

Season 8 - Episode 5

Thanatos finally gets serious after being wounded by Manigoldo. But even in the worst position imaginable, Sage doesn't falter. "Don't use the word despair so loosely", he says, and Manigoldo remembers his old days with his master and the desperation he felt when he saw the destiny of humans after death, regaining hope and determination to fight. The two use their Sekishiki Meikai Ha attack in a desperate attempt, and end up succeeding in separating Thanatos's soul from his physical body, but that isn't enough to defeat the god of death...

star 8.58
31 votes
The Lost Canvas: The Path of Righteousness

#3 - The Lost Canvas: The Path of Righteousness

Season 8 - Episode 9

Tenma and El Cid are helpless before the combined might of Oneiros and his fellow Dream Gods: Phantasos, Icelos and Morpheus. But Athena appears in the Dream World in order to save Sisyphos; Tenma and El Cid begin the fight anew to protect Athena, and succeed in removing Oneiros from the Dream World, taking the fight into the real world.

star 8.57
28 votes
The Lost Canvas: Sacred Sword

#4 - The Lost Canvas: Sacred Sword

Season 8 - Episode 10

Athena enters Sisyphos's dream. There she finds that Sisyphos torn by guilt over taking her away from Alone and Tenma. He thinks he ruined her life, and caused the Holy War. Athena risks her life to attempt to persuade him to open his heart and rise from darkness.

star 8.54
28 votes
The Lost Canvas: How Many Months and Years

#5 - The Lost Canvas: How Many Months and Years

Season 8 - Episode 12

Hakurei ventures into the Cathedral alone, protected by a blade blessed by the previous incarnation of Athena. He tears apart the opposing Specters until he reaches the center of Hades's dark barrier that permeates the castle and hinders the Saints. When he attempts to destroy it with his sword, Hypnos appears, revealing to have intercepted and defeated Hakurei's pupils Shion and Yuzuriha. Will Hakurei be able to take down the foe he has hated since the last Holy War?

star 8.54
28 votes
Hades Chapter - Inferno: Farewell! Gold Saints...

#6 - Hades Chapter - Inferno: Farewell! Gold Saints...

Season 5 - Episode 12

star 8.48
31 votes
Writers: Yousuke Kuroda
Hades Chapter - Sanctuary: The Gold Confrontation

#7 - Hades Chapter - Sanctuary: The Gold Confrontation

Season 4 - Episode 10

star 8.46
28 votes
Writers: Michiko Yokote
The Lost Canvas: Let You Be Yourself

#8 - The Lost Canvas: Let You Be Yourself

Season 8 - Episode 13

Hakurei finally defeats Hypnos by using his most powerful technique with the help from his former fellow saints from the last Holy War, but he's murdered by Hades just as he was about to destroy the dark barrier. Shion, enraged, attacks Hades causing him no harm. Amidst all this debacle, Dohko, Tenma and Yato arrive to join Shion and Yuzuriha. The Pegasus Saint fights Hades, but the King of the Underworld overpowers him. In the verge of an inminent death, Tenma is saved by Dohko by using all his cosmos.

star 8.42
36 votes
The Lost Canvas: Procession of Funeral Roses

#9 - The Lost Canvas: Procession of Funeral Roses

Season 7 - Episode 6

Albafica fights against Minos with all his might, releasing the “crimson zone.” However even that is deflected by the Specter’s armor, causing Albafica to finally fall. Minos then heads towards the village outside of the Sanctuary that Albafica was trying to protect. The village is destroyed, and even Agasya, a young girl mourning Albafica, is targeted by Minos.

star 8.41
29 votes
The Lost Canvas: Refuse

#10 - The Lost Canvas: Refuse

Season 8 - Episode 4

Cancer Manigoldo finds the location of the twin gods, but is helpless before the might of Thanatos, the god of death. Pope Sage arrives to help his disciple. As he struggles to withstand Thanatos's attacks, Manigoldo remembers how he met Sage when he was young... the Cancer Saint, a war orphan, once thought that human life was valueless... as Thanatos finally reveals his true strength and unleashes his divine wrath, is there any way for master and pupil to win?

star 8.39
31 votes
Hades Chapter - Sanctuary: Beginning of a new holy war

#11 - Hades Chapter - Sanctuary: Beginning of a new holy war

Season 4 - Episode 1

Shion, the old Pope has come from death, giving his soul to Hades for a new life. Not only him, but Mephisto(death-mask) and Aphrodite have give their soul to be alive again. Mu of Aries tried to stop them, but Shion was the old knight of Aries .He had teach everything to Mu, so he knows all his tactics.

star 8.37
46 votes
Writers: Michiko Yokote
Hades Chapter - Inferno: God's Wrath! The Greatest Eclispe

#12 - Hades Chapter - Inferno: God's Wrath! The Greatest Eclispe

Season 5 - Episode 7

star 8.37
27 votes
Writers: Yousuke Kuroda
The Lost Canvas: Now Unreachable

#13 - The Lost Canvas: Now Unreachable

Season 7 - Episode 11

Tenma finally returns to the Sanctuary, and challenges Alone to a fight, only to have the tables turned. Then, the Pope arrives and uses an amulet from a previous incarnation of Athena to release the “Talisman Cage” and weaken Hades’ power. He tries to seal Hades in the Sanctuary using Athena’s cosmos. However, Pandora rushes over…

star 8.35
26 votes
Hades Chapter - Inferno: Desperation! The Wailing Wall

#14 - Hades Chapter - Inferno: Desperation! The Wailing Wall

Season 5 - Episode 10

star 8.32
28 votes
Writers: Yousuke Kuroda
The Lost Canvas: Sacred War Begins

#15 - The Lost Canvas: Sacred War Begins

Season 7 - Episode 3

Tenma and the other Saintly Warriors head towards an Italian town where the warriors of the Underworld are gathered. Tenma realizes it is his hometown, and worries about Tenma’s fate. However, Alone appears amongst the burning ruins of the town as the reincarnation of Lord Hades. Tenma – shocked by the evil transformation of his dear friend – is mercilessly attacked by Alone

star 8.32
25 votes
Hades Chapter - Sanctuary: End of the Pride

#16 - Hades Chapter - Sanctuary: End of the Pride

Season 4 - Episode 9

star 8.29
28 votes
Writers: Michiko Yokote
The Lost Canvas: Sword of Solitude

#17 - The Lost Canvas: Sword of Solitude

Season 8 - Episode 6

Hypnos gathers his subordinates, the four gods who control dreams. One of them, the beastly Vision Icelus, appears in the Sagittarius Temple, avoiding Capricorn El Cid's attacks, and steals the soul of the unconscious Sisyphos. El Cid leaves the Sanctuary alone to get it back. El Cid, who had always been by Sisyphos's side, felt the reason why he wouldn't wake up...

star 8.28
29 votes
Hades Chapter - Sanctuary: The Ancient Warrior

#18 - Hades Chapter - Sanctuary: The Ancient Warrior

Season 4 - Episode 6

star 8.27
33 votes
Writers: Michiko Yokote
Hades Chapter - Elysion: Awakening from Myth

#19 - Hades Chapter - Elysion: Awakening from Myth

Season 6 - Episode 5

star 8.27
30 votes
Writers: Yousuke Kuroda
Rebirth from the Flames! Undestructible Ikki

#20 - Rebirth from the Flames! Undestructible Ikki

Season 1 - Episode 22

Shun, Saori and Tatsumi hide themselves at a small house in the middle of the forest, in order to protect the Gold Cloth's helm. Meanwhile, the Fire Saint arrives at Japan and burns the Kido's mansion with his flame attack. Tatsumi and Saori wants to return, but Shun stops them, reminding Saori how important it is to protect the Gold Helm. Tatsumi disagrees and flies to Kido Mansion, being captured by the Fire Saint and some soldiers from the Sanctuary. Under torture, he tells them where the Gold Helm is. Shun has troubles in trying to put out the firespots caused by Fire Saint's flame attacks, and this is decisive for the battle, since he can't put out the fire and defend himself at the same time. Eventually, Shun falls in the middle of the flames, but suddenly a hurricane begins, blowing the flames away, and a man appears from the nothing, carrying Shun on his arms: Phoenix Ikki! Ikki is back from the hell, and he is no longer a servant of the Sanctuary. He kills the Fire Saint quick

star 8.26
35 votes
Soul of Gold: Clash: Aiolia vs. Andreas!

#21 - Soul of Gold: Clash: Aiolia vs. Andreas!

Season 9 - Episode 10

Holding Lyfia’s words close to heart, Aiolia finally faces Andreas! Andreas scornfully recounts how he manipulated Lyfia. Fuming with rage, Aiolia’s immense Cosmo turns into a God Cloth! Meanwhile, Frodi is cornered by Utgardar’s forceful swordplay.

star 8.25
36 votes
Directors: Takeshi Furuta
Writers: Toshimitsu Takeuchi
Soul of Gold: Let them hear our prayer !. Eternal Golden Legend

#22 - Soul of Gold: Let them hear our prayer !. Eternal Golden Legend

Season 9 - Episode 13

All 12 Gold Saints gather since the Wailing Wall! With the purpose of reviving on earth close at heart, they face the false god Loki who’s armed with the Spear of Gungnir! However, the 12 Gold Saints are overpowered by the absolute power of god.

star 8.25
40 votes
Directors: Takeshi Furuta
Writers: Toshimitsu Takeuchi
The Lost Canvas: Descent

#23 - The Lost Canvas: Descent

Season 7 - Episode 10

The fight between Aldebaran and Kagaho reaches its climax. Bennu recalls old memories with the arrival of the Taurus Saint's disciples, and decides to take on his opponent with full power; on the other hand, Aldebaran decides to unleash his most powerful technique in order to end the battle. During the night, peace is shaken: Alone himself invades the Sanctuary and wreaks destruction, forcing the Gold Saints into submission with his tenebrous cosmo. It's time for Athena to face her legendary enemy — and for Sasha, to face her older brother.

star 8.23
26 votes
Hades Chapter - Inferno: Reunion! The Gold Cloths

#24 - Hades Chapter - Inferno: Reunion! The Gold Cloths

Season 5 - Episode 11

star 8.20
30 votes
Writers: Yousuke Kuroda
The Lost Canvas: Setting Off

#25 - The Lost Canvas: Setting Off

Season 7 - Episode 13

Tenma leaves the Sanctuary and has resolved to fight on his own. However, on orders from the Pope, he is stopped by the Cancer Golden Saint Manigold and locked in a cell. Back at the Hades palace, so as to fully awaken Hades, who’s full reincarnation is prevented by Alone’s memories, Hypnos and Thanatos encourage Pandora to trap Hades into an atrium.

star 8.18
28 votes