Every time Seiya talked in episode 1, I heard an older Amuro Ray from Gundam. It helps that he was practically anime Obi-Wan, appearing just for Kouga to exhort him to
use the force awaken his cosmos to attack Mars. I now expect him to reappear as a guide on occasion now, if only because if he actually appeared most of the Saints' enemies would just get annihilated with ease.
I say that because episode 2 basically reveals how this show is likely to be about a bunch of rookies that'll be working to discover their powers, let alone master them. Kouga was pretty clueless about the nuances of a Saint's power until the fire guy clued him in, and that fellow was familiar with the basics and that was it. We do get a hint that there's a far more competent hero lurking in the shadows though, the one that delivered the finishing blow to episode 2's villain.
Naturally it's the main character whose powers are based on the element of light. I bet Mars is Wind and definitely not the dark element, and thus his natural nemesis!
It's about what I expected so far. Can Kouga awaken his hidden powers? Why is Seiya missing and where is he? Will Athena be rescued?! How much training will be necessary to do it?! This is all very familiar to those that have seen this kind of show before, but it's decent fun. I feel a little silly looking at this before the new Hunter X Hunter though. I guess that should come up soon.
Oh yeah, talk about a brutal anticlimax from the 1st episode, after all that buildup and heroic posturing:
I would suggest that it's not the medium, but the quality of perception and expression, that determines the significance of art. But what would a cartoonist know? -Bill Watterson