Saint Seiya: Lost Canvas Gaiden Manga Ends
posted on by Karen Ressler
The editorial staff of Akita Shoten's Bessatsu Shonen Champion announced on Tuesday that the final chapter of Masami Kurumada and Shiori Teshirogi's Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas - Meiō Shinwa Gaiden manga will run in the magazine's April issue on Saturday. The series' final arc began in August. The staff commented, saying, "Almost as if they're being shined upon by the romantic final chapter of the Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas manga, the other works in the magazine are heating up. Please look forward to it."
Kurumada and Teshirogi launched Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas - Meiō Shinwa Gaiden in May 2011 in Akita Shoten's Weekly Shōnen Champion magazine. The manga moved to Bessatsu Shōnen Champion in 2012. Akita Shoten shipped the 15th compiled volume on Tuesday.
The manga is a spinoff of the 2006-2011 manga Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas - Meiō Shinwa. The original manga was set two and a half centuries before the first Saint Seiya storyline. The series 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.
Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas - Meiō Shinwa inspired two original video anime (OVAs) that Discotek released on DVD in November. The OVAs are also streaming on Crunchyroll.