"Saint Seiya Omega" Series Talkback

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  1. GWOtaku

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    Created by Toei Animation, Saint Seiya Omega is an animated sequel to the original Saint Seiya from 1986; the property got its start as a manga by Masami Kurumada in Weekly Shonen Jump. As a part of Crunchyroll's Spring 2012 anime lineup, new episodes will premiere Wednesdays at 4 PM EST.

    The first episode is available now for Crunchyroll subscribers; it will be viewable for others starting on 4/11/12. Crunchyroll is streaming the show to the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. The series page is below:

    http://www.crunchyroll.com/saint-seiya-omega

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  2. Sarada

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    I was thinking about making one, but I wasn't sure anyone else would follow.

    Anyhow, it is great seeing Koyama Mami again. It's a shame she doesn't get a lot of work these days. You can tell she's getting old, though. Damn.

    Speaking of old friends, Furuya Tooru! It's great that he's still getting around these days. Additionally, Shibata Hidekatsu! I thought I heard Mars' voice somewhere before. It's Yi Xing Long from Dragon Ball GT and Sarutobi Hiruzen from Naruto!! It's nice seeing him still working, too

    Midorikawa Hikaru is pitched too high here, I think. They really shouldn't have tried to get him to play the role like a little kid because he's killing his emotional range.
     
  3. Divinenega

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    As someone whose only experience with the franchise was Lost Canvas, I have to say this looks to be pretty entertaing so far. Most of it seemed to be the usual battle shonen setup but it seems like it's going for more over the top action than trying to be phisophical or anything like that, which I;d kinda prefer for this kinda thing.

    Well I'll probably be sticking with this unless I get bored
     
  4. O-chan

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    To be honest I was always more into Ronin Warriors, BUT being the big Shonen fan that I am I have to admit that Saint Seiya has always held a special place in my heart. What I'm really happy about is that we got a simulcast since Saint Seiya's reputation in the States is usually pretty poor.

    O-chan
     
  5. bigddan11

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    It's certainly an interesting start. Kouga has refused to listen to his inner cosmo, and whenever it starts to come out, he decides to run. At least until Mars attacks and he learns who Athena really is. I like the plot. What teenager doesn't have a little bit of rebellion at not wanting to become what their parents think they should? What teenager doesn't want to run and hide when they find something they are good at (outside of sports)? Sure, there are some fantasy elements to it, but the story is going in the right direction from the start, and I find myself caring more about Kouga because I know he's an orphan that has been raised by Athena than I do about most characters when they first debut.

    My only complaint is that once again Toei has decided to leave out the next time preview. they did it with One Piece. They did it with Xros Wars. Now they are doing it with Saint Seiya Omega. Why doesn't Toei want people outside of Japan to know what's going to happen next? it doesn't cost any extra to leave it attached to the episode. In fact it's a waste of money to remove it.
     
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    Just saw the first episode today and I have mixed feelings about it.
    I don't know if it's just me but it felt like deja vu when Shaina was explaining stuff about the atoms and cosmos to Koga. We the viewers have been through this before. And what happened to Seiya and his boys? I hope we get an answer to that question. Other thing that comes to mind, will we ever get a conclusion to Tenkai-hen? Or has Kuromada-san disowned that movie?
     
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    Considering that this cartoon is airing at six-thirty in the morning I have to assume Toei Animation's really trying to aim this at the new generation of kids. Exposition to get these new kids caught up on the story isn't a big surprise, espicially when you consider how little of the spotlight Saint Seiya has had for the past twenty years.
     
  8. GWOtaku

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    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 [strike]use the force[/strike] 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:

     
  9. Ryusuke

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    I've always been interested in watching Saint Seiya, but I never get the chance to do so. So, this series is probably the closest I'm gonna get. So far, the show's been pretty fun. Nothing amazing, but entertaining none-the-less. Dunno how it stacks up to the original, but I'm enjoying the characters a decent bit at least. I kinda think Koga's VA is acting out of his range, though. He knows where he wants to go, but he just can't get there. Ah, well. Maybe, he'll improve.

    And, the opening is pretty awesome. :O
     
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    Finally caught up. I think the series has really started to come together with episode #8. One of my favorite tropes of shounen is the inexperienced hero facing off with a powerful veteran and we certainly got it here with Ionia having no problem dealing with Kouga. We also have the mystery of just what happened to Saori-san and what Mars is up to finally taking the forefront, which I'm enjoying.
     
  11. bigddan11

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    I knew the Athena that came to the place had to be a fake, but I didn't expect the Headmaster to be a worshipper of Mars. What caused this gold Saint to become evil? And now Seiya is trapped underground with what looks like the last of the Saint trainees shown during the opening credits. Our heroes had better start to master their cosmos fast, because they are in some serious trouble.

    I always find it hilarious how most people say that darkness has no weakness. Light can always shine through the darkness, so why wouldn't it be weak against the light? it makes sense to lock the one Saint that could break through your trap in the most dangerous spot, but I'd have been more interested in taking him with me to make sure he remains a prisoner instead of assuming he wouldn't be able to escape.
     
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    A few good cuts of animation in episode #10, but Toei's love of distant shots is killing me. Faces just become blobs! Ugh.

    Also, Odin appears! Gilgamesh? A Chocobo...?
     
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    Episode #11

    Ooh, Souma's old man was downed by a female Silver Saint, eh? I must have missed that initially. Of course, in this genre Sonia will wind up being his ma. :p

    Aria seems to really be the moe-bait. Lé sigh. Well, at least Yuna's cool!

    I wonder when Seiya will appear again...hmm...
     
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    Episode 12

    Oh yeah, so I'm watching this. Not sure why. All the callbacks to the original cast makes me want to check out the original series, though. Shun gets a more major role in this episode than any of the rest of the original cast, and I'd much rather watch him fight alongside Seiya and Shiryu, with Saori always with them, than anything else in this series so far. I guess he's still the Andromeda Saint, even if he can't burn his Cosmo without hurting himself, so there won't be a new Andromeda Saint to fight alongside Koga and Ryuho. I assume we'll get some focus on Shiryu like this at some point, so that just leaves Phoenix Ikki I believe. If everyone else gets their time to shine, I assume he will as well (unless there's some reason that wouldn't happen that I don't know about from not having seen the original series). I can't complain about Hiroshi Kamiya, but I would have preferred for them to do the same for Shun as for Seiya and gotten Ryo Horikawa to reprise the role in this.
     
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    Oh wow, Shun was originally a Horikawa character and they didn't get him back? For shame. Horikawa's been working with Toei in recent years so I wonder if it was again an issue of budget. :(
     
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    Oh my god, next week is going to be awesome. Soma vs Sonia, I didn't think the would have that fight this early, but than again I don't know how long the Mars arc is going to be anyway, maybe it is time to go towards the home streach.

    I hope we find more about Soma's father's death, I think there is more than meets eye to that. I don't know if we are going to find out, only person that can reveal is Sonia, and she seems like a cool customer that keeps to herself and will never reveal information even at the price of death. There is a twist somewhere like we saw in Naruto to a certain parent(s) death.

    Here is a theory, Soma's dad made a deal, his life for his son. Sonia promesed to protect Soma and not allow him to die. That would give Soma an excuse to get out of the fight, he is not nearly strong to beat her. Sonia strikes me as a one of those honorable bad guys, one that will keep her word.
     
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    A great episode. I didn't think Soma was going to win, I thought it would the others having to save him. But Soma impressed me. But I am disappointed we didn't find out more about his dad's death. Oh well, another day, we know Soma and Sonia will have another battle, maybe than.
     
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    Furukawa Toshio voices Souma's old man, eh? Huh.

    Y'know, I'm getting tired of this psuedo-stand-alone episodes formula. The formula's has out-stayed its welcome.
     
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    Well at least it feels like the plot is progressing. It is better than the show that came before it in its time slot, the Digimon Xros Wars: Young Hunters.
     
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    Eh, there wasn't as strong a sense of there being an over all plot there, though. Saint Seiya Omega is trying to weave a continuing story in a very episodic way, which is really just killing the tension.
     

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