Ever heard of a Universe where the Olympian Gods incorporate Japanese martial arts to fight against each other?
Masami Kurumuda’s action-adventure, shonen manga “Saint Seiya,” presents this exact blend of cultures and gives the readers a chance to dive into an intergalactic adventure of a lifetime!
Even after the end of the original manga, several spin-offs had been created. One among the most popular is Saint Seiya: Saintia Sho.
Written and illustrated by Chimaki Kuori, this series focuses on the Greek Goddess Athena and her maidens (known as Saintia), who try to save the Earth from evil deities.
After almost eight years of releasing the first volume, author Chimaki Kuori revealed that Saint Seiya: Saintia Sho is nearing its conclusion.
The manga Saint Seiya: Saintia Sho is nearing its end. In the afterword of volume 15, Chimaki Kuori thanks fans for following the series and comments that the end of the story is approaching.English Translation, Twitter Translate
In the concluding section of the 15th volume of the manga, author Chimaki Kuori wrote the following:
” Thanks to you, we have reached 15 volumes! We finally reached the “climax.” That said, volume after volume, slowly, the end of the story was approaching. I hope the world is heading in the right direction, even a little bit, in 2021. Until the next volume!”Chimaki Kuori
While the exact date of the final volume is yet to be announced, fans can expect it pretty soon! Readers must note that the author initially had planned to end the manga back in 2018 but, due to the massive popularity of the series, continued it up till this year.
An original net animation based on the Saint Seiya spin-off manga was already aired in 2018-19 on Crunchyroll. It was well-received by the fans.
Will Athena and her army of Saints defeat the evil Goddess Eris? Will the final fight live up to the hype? The epic conclusion to this adventure awaits us in the next volume!
About Saint Seiya
Saint Seiya, also known as Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac or simply Knights of the Zodiac, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Masami Kurumada.
The manga was adapted into an anime television series by Toei Animation that ran from 1986 to 1989, before being continued in the form of three original video animation series between 2002 and 2008.
The story follows five mystical warriors called the Saints who fight wearing sacred sets of armor named “Cloths”.
The Saints have sworn to defend the reincarnation of the Greek goddess Athena in her battle against other Olympian gods who want to dominate Earth.