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Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas Manga to End on April 7

posted on 2011-03-28 09:34 EDT
Shiori Teshirogi's prequel to Masami Kurumada's Saint Seiya manga inspired anime

This year's 18th issue of Akita Shoten's Weekly Shōnen Champion magazine is confirming on Thursday that Masami Kurumada and Shiori Teshirogi are ending their Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas - Meiō Shinwa mythical action manga in the next issue on April 7.

The manga's story is set in the middle of the 18th century, about two and a half centuries before the first Saint Seiya storyline. The manga focuses on the friendship of Tenma and Alone — the previous incarnations of the characters Pegasus Seiya and Hades who would become mortal enemies in the original Saint Seiya.

The manga launched in Weekly Shōnen Champion in 2006, and the 24th volume of the manga is shipping next month. The manga inspired an original video anime series in 2009, and the second season of the anime just launched last month. The media-distribution site Crunchyroll began streaming the anime outside Japan this year, and Toei Animation confirmed last month that it has plans for a new computer-animated Saint Seiya film.

[Via Manga News]


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