The BEST Episodes of Saint Seiya
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Feb 10, 2020
Network: TV Asahi
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.
#1 - The Lost Canvas: I just want to live
Season 8 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 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...
#2 - The Lost Canvas: The Path of Righteousness
Season 8 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 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.
#3 - The Lost Canvas: Procession of Funeral Roses
Season 7 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 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.
#4 - The Lost Canvas: Refuse
Season 8 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 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?
#5 - The Lost Canvas: Sword of Solitude
Season 8 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 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...
#6 - Farewell, Hyoga! Sleep, O Noble Warrior
Season 1 - Episode 47 - Aired Aug 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.
#7 - The Lost Canvas: Now Unreachable
Season 7 - Episode 11 - Aired Apr 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…
#8 - The Lost Canvas: Descent
Season 7 - Episode 10 - Aired Feb 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.
#9 - The Lost Canvas: Prison of Dream
Season 8 - Episode 7 - Aired May 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.
#10 - The Lost Canvas: Promise
Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 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.
#11 - The Lost Canvas: Beyond the Dream
Season 8 - Episode 8 - Aired May 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.
#12 - The Lost Canvas: God and Pawns
Season 8 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 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…
#13 - The Lost Canvas: Great Star
Season 7 - Episode 9 - Aired Feb 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.
#14 - The Lost Canvas: Day of Breeze
Season 7 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 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.
#15 - The Lost Canvas: Setting Off
Season 7 - Episode 13 - Aired Apr 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.
#16 - To the Rescue! Saori's Crisis
Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Jan 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
#17 - Soul of Gold: Resurrection! Loki, the Evil God of Asgard
Season 11 - Episode 11 - Aired Aug 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!
#18 - The Lost Canvas: Sacrifice That Will Not Fade
Season 7 - Episode 12 - Aired Apr 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…
#19 - The Lost Canvas: Mokurenji's Fruits
Season 7 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 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.
#20 - Burn! Meteor Punch of Pegasus!
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 18, 1986
Seiya arrives in Japan and learns about the Galaxian Wars, but he's not interested. All he wants is to find his missing sister, Seika. Saori tells him that she's disappeared when he went to Greece and makes a deal with Seiya: He wins the tournament, she'll find his sister. On his first battle, Seiya will fight against Geki, Bronze Saint of Bear.
#21 - Omega: Seiya's Message! To you, I entrust Athena!
Season 9 - Episode 13 - Aired Jun 24, 2012
Kōga and his friends continue their trek escorting Aria, until they come to a enormous whirlwind blocking their way. Meanwhile, Mars reveals his plans for his Tower that he deems the new Twelve Zodiac Temples, to his daughter and son, Sonia and Eden. A moribund Athena is also revealed by Mars, held hostage inside his tower. The young Saints decide to brave the whirlwind, managing to find a way inside it with the help of Yuna's command over wind. The traitorous Musca Fly tries to steal Kōga and Yuna's Cloths, only to be defeated in a fierce battle. Weary and alone, the young Saints find a new light of hope in the Pegasus constellation, which reveals a message from the legendary Seiya: "To you, I entrust Athena!"
#22 - Battle for the Gold Cloth
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 29, 1986
Seiya, Hyoga, Shiryu and Shun chases Ikki and his Black Saints through the city as they run away with the Gold Cloth. Kido's Foundation sends an helicopter after the enemies, but Ikki destroys it with a single strike. They hide in the harbor and Ikki finally wears the Gold Cloth, but Seiya finds and hits him, making the Gold Cloth fly away from Ikki's body and split up. The black saints get the cloth's parts and runs again. One by one, they're defeated by the Bronze Saints, but they only manage to recover both arms and both legs of the cloth. One of the defeated Black Saints reveals that they follow Ikki because four stronger Black Saints support Ikki, and that Ikki's real intent is to take over the world. The next morning, Shiryu returns to the Five Peaks of Rozan, taking the destroyed cloths of Pegasus and Dragon with him, in order to repair them. But a black shadow watches them carefully...
#23 - Phoenix's Secret Revealed
Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Jan 17, 1987
Ikki reveals what happened to him in the Death Queen Island. Since the beginning of his training, his master (Guilty) has taught him to hate everyone, as a way to gain strength and kill his enemies. The only person in the whole island who cared about Ikki was Esmeralda, Guilty's daughter. She used to take care of Ikki's wounds and both of them were real friends. Ikki's last day on Death Queen Island has come. Unless he killed his master, he wouldn't get the Phoenix Bronze Cloth. In the middle of the battle, Guilty killed his own daughter, Esmeralda. That transformed Ikki in a demon of rage, and he murdered his master with all his power, becoming the demoniac Bronze Saint of Phoenix. Back to the present, Ikki tells Seiya and the others the battle wasn't over because he was defeated. Suddenly, the black saints show up and steal the Gold Cloth. A new enemy has come: Docrates, the most powerful man in the Sanctuary. He shows his tremendous power (Hercules' Tornado Punch) and asks Ikki f
#24 - Miraculous Rebirth and Cosmic Friendship
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 8, 1986
Seiya and Shiryu are now without their clothes, which means that the smallest mistake will lead one of them to death. Shiryu is still fast enough to avoid Seiya's meteors, but Seiya has got an ace up his sleeve: he has found out that Shiryu's attack, the Rising Dragon, has a small weakpoint that might lead Shiryu to his defeat, and possibly to his death...