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Saint Seiya Omega (stylized as Saint Seiya Ω) is a series produced by Toei Animation. omegaIt is a spin-off of the Saint Seiya anime series written and illustrated by Masami Kurumada, produced in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the franchise. Saint Seiya Omega began broadcasting in Japan on TV Asahi on April 1, 2012. It is directed by Morio Hatano (his debut as series director), with animation character designs by illustrator and animator Yoshihiko Umakoshi.

Saint Seiya Omega follows a young teenager known as Koga who becomes one of the 88 warriors protecting the Goddess Athena known as Saints. As the Pegasus Bronze Saint, Koga embarks on a journey to increase his power to save Athena while meeting some other Saints. For the second season, the series tells the conflict between Athena and her sister Pallas which starts a new war. The series also got a manga adaptation and a fighting game.

Saint Seiya Omega was created as an alternative to the series’ direct sequel Saint Seiya: Next Dimension due to lack of material to adapt. As a result, rather than refocusing on the returning cast, Toei created a new generation of Saint who would succeed the old cast. Critical reception to the series has been mixed with critics often finding it derivative from other shows from the same genre.

Merchandise

Saint Seiya Omega Merchandise can be found here.

Plot

The storyline of Saint Seiya Omega takes place 25 years after the Holy Wars of the 20th century narrated in the original manga and its anime adaptation. The goddess Athena is still on Earth after reincarnating to continue her duty of protecting peace against several antagonistic deities. Athena and a new generation of Saints prepare to face new threats that lurks in this new era, in which Pegasus Seiya, the protagonist of Kurumada’s manga, is revered as a Saint of legend and one of Athena’s Gold Saints.

The first part of the Saint Seiya Omega series is the “Mars Saga” , introducing the new Pegasus Saint Koga and his friends Dragon Ryuhou, Lionet Souma, Wolf Haruto, Aquila Yuna, Orion Eden, and Aria and the beginning of their fight against the God of War Mars in his quest to capture Aria to become the new Athena.

The second part of the Saint Seiya Omega series is the “Zodiac Temples Saga” , featuring Koga and his friends fight against the many Gold Saints who have aligned themselves with Mars in their fight to save Athena before it is too late.

The second season of omega begins with the “New Cloth Saga” , introducing Athena’s new enemy Pallas and her Pallasite warriors, a new ally in the Steel Saint Subaru, and new powers with their stronger New Cloths.

The second half of season 2 comprises the “Omega Awakens Saga” , where Athena and her many Saints take their war with Pallas to her stronghold Pallasvelda, where Pallas’s elite Pallasites begin to conspire against her.