Saint Seiya: Legend of Sanctuary

Title:Saint Seiya: Legend of Sanctuary
聖闘士星矢 Legend of Sanctuary
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Notables: Animation - Toei
Mitsumasa Kido discovers a mysterious baby in the Himalayas whom he adopts as his granddaughter. Sixteen years later, Saori Kido is a young girl troubled by her mysterious powers. She is saved by Seiya from an assassin sent to kill her. Saori then learns she is the reincarnation of the Goddess Athena with Seiya being one of her Saints sworn to protect her. Upon learning of her destiny, she heads to the Sanctuary to rebel against the Pope's murderous plot.
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85-minute film that premiered on June 11, 2014.
Animated by Toei Animation.
OverallArtAnimationCharacter Design MusicSeries StoryEpisode StoryReviewer
Watch 10 10 9 5 4 Ggultra2764 [series:3486#1552]
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This is the first exposure I've had to the Saint Seiya franchise, though I understand this film is a sort of spinoff to the 1980s shounen action series that offers a different spin on the title's concepts. Still, it looked like it had a grander story it wanted to tell, yet too little time in its 90-minute format to tell it. This results in plot details and characters getting little in the way of fleshing out beyond things rapidly progressing with it. A shame too as Saint Seiya: Legend of Sanctuary's CG animation is excellently rendered for its character designs and the many action scenes throughout its run are fluid and a nice visual treat to behold. But still, nice visuals aren't enough to offer this forgettable romp of a film that has a plot too grand to tell in only 90 minutes. Just skip it and stick with any of the other titles within the Saint Seiya franchise if it catches your interest.

Last updated Saturday, January 20 2018. Created Saturday, January 20 2018.

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