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Saint Seiya Episode G

Episode G is a manga written and illustrated by Megumu Okada. Saint Seiya Episode G is a side-story and a derivative work of Masami Kurumada’s Saint Seiya. Episode G first started being serialized in the January 2003 issue of the monthly magazine Champion Red and was later compiled into volumes by Akita Shoten, with the first being published on June 19, 2003.

episodeGSaint Seiya Episode G is set seven years before the events of the original Saint Seiya manga and six years after the death of the Sagittarius Gold Saint Aiolos, the brother of Episode G ‘s main character. It takes place in a fictional universe where the Greek gods cyclically reincarnate on Earth, often waging war on each other for dominance, and depicts the battle of the Gold Saints, warriors with superhuman powers who fight for Peace and Justice in the name of the Goddess Athena, to protect the Earth from the recently awakened Titan gods.

Although no English version of Saint Seiya Episode G exists, it has been translated into various other languages by publishers from around the world, where it was well received, but not without controversy regarding its differences to Saint Seiya. In Brazil, it was published by Conrad Editora; by Panini Comics in Italy, Germany and France; Glénat in Spain; Editorial Ivrea in Argentina; Editorial Kamite in Mexico; and by Chuang Yi in Singapore.

Saint Seiya Episode G Merchandise

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Plot

The story of Saint Seiya Episode G is set seven years before the events of Masami Kurumada’s Saint Seiya, in the same fictional world in which the Greek gods cyclically reincarnate to dispute dominion of Earth. The story revolves around the Saints of Athena, humans with superhuman powers who are devoted to the Goddess of War Athena, and whose duty is to protect the world from evil. The protagonist is the Leo Gold Saint Aiolia, who is mistrusted by the rest of the Saints because of the seemingly traitorous actions of his brother Aiolos in the past. In turn, he holds a grudge against the Saints as a whole, and against the elite order of the Gold Saints in particular.

While the Pope, the leader of the Saints, sends Aiolia on mission after mission to prove his loyalty, evil forces manifest that threaten to destroy Sanctuary, the home of the Saints. A modern-day Titanomachy begins as the Titans, ancient gods with a desire for revenge on the Olympian gods, attack Sanctuary to retrieve the “Megas Drepanon”, the weapon into which Zeus had sealed their King, Kronos, in the age of mythology. Their first assault is thwarted by Aiolia, who subsequently gains the attention of the Titans as the “man of the evil omen” who is destined to free their King.

With the Titans once again roaming the Earth, ancient monsters are also resurrected worldwide and the Saints have to contain them. Meanwhile, the Titans gather their forces to strike at Sanctuary a second time. In the course of their next assault, Kronos is inadvertently released from Zeus’s lightning seal by Aiolia’s own lightning-based technique, but the god appears to be amnesiac. The Titans determine that it was Aiolia’s attack that was responsible for this condition and that the Leo Saint might hold the means to fix it as well. They retreat to their base at the Time Labyrinth and kidnap Aiolia’s servant Lithos to lure him there. Aiolia does not hesitate to go to Lithos’s aid and, together with five other Gold Saints, initiates a series of battles in which the Titans fall one by one.

Throughout these battles, the primordial god Pontos, who first released the Titans from their imprisonment in Tartarus and initially claimed that he wished to help Kronos,reveals his true intentions, stating that he only revived the Titans as part of a larger plan and has been playing them in order to awaken his true mistress, Gaia. He means to help her take control of the Earth, destroying gods and humans alike in the process. Pontos’s plan ultimately fails, as after fighting Aiolia Kronos comes to appreciate the worth of humans. The Titan King robs Gaia of his power, offering it to Hades instead so that the Saints of Athena and his followers will be spared from death.