**Saint Seiya**we always had the doubt of knowing the history that preceded the **and his companions. What happened in the previous** *Seiya* *Holy War* that they mention several times in the classic history?. *offers all these answers and likewise an ideal plot to attract a new audience that wants to start in* **Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas** *The Knights of the Zodiac.*
Obviously the origin of
*Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas*, is the original manga of *Saint Seiya*, masterpiece of **Masami KurumadaThis together with *Episode G*, are works that although they are not Kurumada's own fist, they are that have his collaboration and approval, thus becoming official, albeit parallel, stories of the universe of *Saint Seiya*. We are talking about a shonen, drawn by *, that even* **Shiori Teshirogi** *Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas *She had not been the author of any known work, but as a result of destiny, one of these came into the hands of *Masami Kurumada*, who immediately became interested in her to draw this new story about *Saint Seiya* that she had in mind.In Japan has been regularly published since 2006 on the pages of the
 from the editorial** *Shonen Champion*and it has 22 volumes in turn. In Spain it came to us from Editorial Glénat, with 9 published volumes awaiting the tenth that will do so this month December. In 2009 it was adapted to anime by the company** *Akita Shoten*and this year it was marketed in Spain by** *TMS* *Selecta Visión.* *Saint Seiya: The Lost Canva*s , like the classic work, plunges us into an epic battle between good andset in Greek mythology, where the goddess **Athena goddess of wisdom and just war, along with her 88 knights, they try to maintain peace and balance on Earth, protecting it from threats such as **Hades god of the Underworld, and his 108 diabolical specters. We find ourselves in 18th century Europe, when in a small town of Italy, after a battle between knights and specters, the reincarnation of Hades on Earth, is shown to the world. After reading this, anyone might think that we are facing a story just like that of

*Saint Seiya,*but even though they share a plot, their development and rhythm is totally different, being adapted both to current times, to the classic fan of the series and to the new reader.*Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas,*I don't know It is simply based on going through obstacles and defeating enemies to rescue the goddess Athena from the brown of turn in which she has gotten herself. This story corrects one of the defects of the classic manga, which was excessively square. This story makes you know more about everyone the characters, their concerns and anxieties, much more than in the original work of *Kurumada*. Here each Knight has his moment of glory, as well as a weight in the story infinitely greater than what they could have in the original manga. Also the triangle that unites the three protagonists of the series creates a new emotional handicap in the story, which makes it more striking and different for the reader than the classic seriesSaint Seiya**who enjoyed the work in the 80s / 90 and that today they already have an age. That is why the plot has more speed and rhythm as well as many twists and surprises that give rise to reflection and uncertainty, making it infinitely more unpredictable than the classic series. The drawing style of the work is perhaps one of its great strengths compared to the original work of
**Masami Kurumada but not because *Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas*has a spectacular style, but because of how poor it was and is that of the classic *Saint Seiya*, extendable to Kurumada in general.However, the style is very careful and is quite realistic, but it is true that compared to Kurumada's, anything stands out and attracts a lot of attention. As for the design of the characters, for me it is the weak point of this work, since it has been limited to give a facelift to the characters of the classic series; necessary, but from my point of view insufficient. I think the author has missed the opportunity to create completely different characters, as Kurumada himself has done in
*.All the knights are practically identical to their namesakes from the classic series, not only in their armor and attacks (something logical) but in their hairstyle and physical appearance in general.To give a few examples,* **Saint Seiya: Next Dimension** *Pisces* still has light blue hair, *Geminis*blue, *Cancer*blue spiky hair as well, Virgo blonde hair.etc For me a big mistake, since the work would have won if the reader was given a new point of view in terms of characters, and with this is associated the idea of a character with the same design, when in theory no two people are the same in the world

** Shiori Teshirogi, ** was born in Ishinomaki in 1978, she began publishing in 1997 for Enix counted works of the Sojei and Shoujo genre, but she did not rise to fame until she began to direct *Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas.*
In a meeting that the author had with Masami Kurumada, she presented him with one of her works and a small letter of introduction. Years later, the idea for this spin-off of
*Saint Seiya*, was going around Kurumada's head and it was then that he remembered the young Shiori Teshirogi, and decided to propose to her to do this manga, an offer that the author obviously cannot refuse. A staunch and well-known fan of
*Saint Seiya*, Shiori Teshirogi saw one of her great dreams come true by being able to draw a manga based on her favorite work, with the consequent recognition of her by mangakas and readers from all over the planet. The Spanish edition of the manga that she has been publishing

*Glénat* in Spain, since 2008, follows the style of most of the works it publishes, same format, and same design of the volume itself, obviously adapted to the series in question. Comparing it with its version Japanese lacks significant differences with it. The covers are the same, changing only the typography of the title, since Glénat maintains the same for all the Saint Seiya works that it publishes, such as the classic work, *Episode G* and *The Lost Canvas*. It lacks any extra except for the pages at the end, which, like the classic work, "cuts apart" the design of the armor and bases of the characters in an illustrative-explanatory way.*Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas* It is a worthy prequel to the story that triumphed around the world in the 90s. It has managed to preserve the positive features of the classic work, such as the epic combat or the strong sense of friendship and self-improvement of the protagonists. , making identification with them quick and easy for the reader; as well as correct the main failures that it had in its day, especially in the plot development. **The Best: **
The Script, infinitely more elaborate with a more unpredictable and dynamic plot than the classic work. The weight and importance in it of each and every one of the main Knights, correcting another big mistake that Masami Kurumada made in his dayLo Worse
The wasted opportunity to create new characters in terms of appearance and perhaps personality, remaining to recycle the knights from the classic workTechnical sheet 
Screenplay: Shiori TeshirogiMasami Kurumada
Drawing: Shiori Teshirogi
Japanese publisher: Akita Shoten
Spanish publisher: Glénat
Format: Rustic
Price: 7.50 euros
No. of volumes in Japanese: 22
Number of volumes in Spanish: 9