The BEST episodes of Saint Seiya

Every episode of Saint Seiya ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Saint Seiya!

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.

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The Lost Canvas: Procession of Funeral Roses
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#1 - The Lost Canvas: Procession of Funeral Roses

Season 7 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/21/2009

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.

The Lost Canvas: Promise
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#2 - The Lost Canvas: Promise

Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/24/2009

The Crusades. The battles that take place every 200 or so years between the Goddess Athena and Hades, the Lord of the Underworld. In an 18th century European country town, just as the Crusade is dawning, live Tenma and Alone. They have completely different personalities but are the best of friends. One day, Alone meets a woman named Pandora. From that day, the cogs of fate are set into motion.

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The Lost Canvas: The Path of Righteousness
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#3 - The Lost Canvas: The Path of Righteousness

Season 8 - Episode 9 - Aired 6/22/2011

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.

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The Lost Canvas: Beyond the Dream
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#4 - The Lost Canvas: Beyond the Dream

Season 8 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/18/2011

With one of the four gods down, El Cid finds himself confronted by Icelus. The beastly god continues to overpower El Cid with his dimensional abilities, but the Capricorn Saint is determined to rescue Sisyphos. Meanwhile, Tenma fights his way out of his dream prison and faces against Morpheus.

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The Lost Canvas: Prison of Dream
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#5 - The Lost Canvas: Prison of Dream

Season 8 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/18/2011

Nearing Hades's Cathedral, Tenma suddenly finds himself standing before his village, seemingly undamaged. He can't shake the feeling something is wrong as Alone and Sasha - who appear as their children selves - tell him everything up until now has been a dream... the truth, however, is the other way round. Carrying out Hypnos's orders, the dream gods trapped Tenma, Yato, Yuzuriha and Sisyphos in dream prisons, deep inside their realm - the Dream World.

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The Lost Canvas: Sword of Solitude
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#6 - The Lost Canvas: Sword of Solitude

Season 8 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/20/2011

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...

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

Season 8 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/20/2011

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...

The Lost Canvas: Refuse
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#8 - The Lost Canvas: Refuse

Season 8 - Episode 4 - Aired 3/18/2011

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?

The Lost Canvas: God and Pawns
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#9 - The Lost Canvas: God and Pawns

Season 8 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/18/2011

Tenma, Yato, and Yuzuriha are surrounded by Veronica's zombies, only to be saved by the Cancer Saint, Manigoldo. Manigoldo had come to protect Tenma at the Pope's orders. With his overwhelming power, he splits Veronica's body in two. But even this isn't enough to kill the Specter, and Veronica tries to cause them all to rot along with the forest. Meanwhile, the twin gods Hypnos and Thanatos watch the battle from their palace as they play chess…

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The Lost Canvas: Sacrifice That Will Not Fade
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#10 - The Lost Canvas: Sacrifice That Will Not Fade

Season 7 - Episode 12 - Aired 4/21/2010

The painting covering the whole sky, “The Lost Canvas,” is said to destroy everyone on earth when completed. Tenma hears to his dismay that the once kind Alone is now trying to destroy all of humanity as Hades. Meanwhile, Pandora desperately realizes that the reincarnation of Hades is incomplete, and sends an assassin to kill Tenma, who is stopping the completion of the reincarnation. The Specters use ultrasonic waves to put Tenma and the others asleep, however…

The Lost Canvas: Now Unreachable
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#11 - The Lost Canvas: Now Unreachable

Season 7 - Episode 11 - Aired 4/21/2010

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…

The Lost Canvas: Descent
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#12 - The Lost Canvas: Descent

Season 7 - Episode 10 - Aired 2/23/2010

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.

The Lost Canvas: Great Star
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#13 - The Lost Canvas: Great Star

Season 7 - Episode 9 - Aired 2/23/2010

Minos's Specters, previously killed by Pisces Albafica's Bloody Rose trap, are brought back to life. Now, they find themselves face to face with Taurus Aldebaran, who proves to be capable of dealing with them with his arms crossed. While Aldebaran and Dohko patrol the Sanctuary's vicinity, Bennu Kagaho arrives, seeking revenge against the Libra Saint — however, he meets Taurus instead, and they start a furious battle: the fastest Specter against the fastest Gold Saint.

The Lost Canvas: Day of Breeze
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#14 - The Lost Canvas: Day of Breeze

Season 7 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/23/2009

Tenma bears the full force of Asmita’s attack. When suddenly the Goldenrain reacts to Tenma’s rising cosmos and bears fruit. Asmita disappears, and Tenma and the others gather the berries and flee from the Underworld. However, even Jamir feels the evil reach of new Specters. Who should appear before them but Asmita.

The Lost Canvas: Mokurenji's Fruits
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#15 - The Lost Canvas: Mokurenji's Fruits

Season 7 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/23/2009

Yuzuriha reveals to Tenma and Yato that their real mission is to pick the fruits of the legendary Sapindus that grows in the underworld. On their way, they are found by Hell's Watchdog Cerberus and Alone, who tries to lure the Pegasus Saint into his army and then reveals his plans to invade the Sanctuary. As the last and most unexpected obstacle, Tenma is challenged by ominous Virgo Asmita, that seems to doubt Athena's capacity to keep peace in the world.

The Lost Canvas: Setting Off
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#16 - The Lost Canvas: Setting Off

Season 7 - Episode 13 - Aired 4/21/2010

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.

Soul of Gold: Resurrection! Loki, the Evil God of Asgard
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81 votes

#17 - Soul of Gold: Resurrection! Loki, the Evil God of Asgard

Season 11 - Episode 11 - Aired 8/29/2015

The ultimate forbidden attack Athena Exclamation by Mu, Saga, and Dohko annihilates Andreas! However, the evil fruit continues to grow, swallowing the Gold Saints! While stripped of his Gold Cloth, Aiolia faces Loki with a burning Cosmo in his heart!

Directors: Takeshi Furuta
Farewell, Hyoga! Sleep, O Noble Warrior
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169 votes

#18 - Farewell, Hyoga! Sleep, O Noble Warrior

Season 1 - Episode 47 - Aired 8/29/1987

Hyoga meets Camus of Aquarius, master of his master. He also learns that he is now in Libra's Mansion, and Camus is there to try to stop him, in order to save Hyoga from a horrible death through another Gold Saint's hand. Hyoga challenges him, but his powers are no match for Camus, who eventually defeats Hyoga and locks his body inside an ice coffin.

To the Rescue! Saori's Crisis
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125 votes

#19 - To the Rescue! Saori's Crisis

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 1/31/1987

Docrates is in the Colosseum and will free Saori and Tatsumi if Seiya gives him the Gold Cloth's helm. Seiya and Shun goes to the Colosseum while Shiryu and Kiki (who saw telephatically where the other missing pieces of the Gold Cloth were hidden) goes to the island where Ikki's challenge took place. Docrates' henchmen deceived the Bronze Saints and stole the helm without setting Saori free. His henchmen leave the Colosseum but Hyoga was waiting for them and he recovers the Helm. Seiya learns that Docrates is the older brother of Cassios, who was defeated by Seiya in Greece, and seeks revenge. Seiya and Shun are no match to Docrates's ""Hercules Tornado Punch"", but Hyoga arrives and, with a dangerous technique that he learned from his master, the Crystal Saint, freezes Docrates' legs, paralyzing the giant enemy. Then, Seiya and Shun attack and finally kill Docrates. Meanwhile, Shiryu and Kiki arrive at the place, but the Sanctuary's soldiers had already flown away with the other Gold Cl

Enemies in the Far North! Legend of the God Warriors
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8.00
82 votes

#20 - Enemies in the Far North! Legend of the God Warriors

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/5/1988

Soul of Gold: Let them hear our prayer !. Eternal Golden Legend
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81 votes

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

Season 11 - Episode 13 - Aired 9/25/2015

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.

Directors: Takeshi Furuta
Soul of Gold: Clash: Aiolia vs. Andreas!
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54 votes

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

Season 11 - Episode 10 - Aired 8/15/2015

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.

Directors: Takeshi Furuta
Soul of Gold: Balder, The Man Chosen by the Gods
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81 votes

#23 - Soul of Gold: Balder, The Man Chosen by the Gods

Season 11 - Episode 8 - Aired 7/18/2015

Shaka, the man closest to the gods, faces God Warrior Balder in the chamber of light. He lives up to his reputation, but Balder subdues him with immense power! Meanwhile, Deathmask takes Fafner to the gateway to the land of the dead to settle all scores.

Directors: Takeshi Furuta
Bud! The Fate of the Double Star
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8.00
27 votes

#24 - Bud! The Fate of the Double Star

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired 7/16/1988

Tears of the Giant Star! Dying Because of Hilda
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8.00
27 votes

#25 - Tears of the Giant Star! Dying Because of Hilda

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 3/26/1988

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