Saint Seiya The Lost Canvas Blue Dream

Sleep and Death, Saint Seiya Cover

Being a phantom implies a privileged relationship with sleep and death, the “Twin Disasters”. According to Greek mythology, Hypnos (Sleep) and Thanatos (Death) were twin brothers and children of Night and Erebus (darkness).

Thanatos was the personification of death, and he was often portrayed carrying a dead soul to the underworld. Hypnos’s role was to watch over the souls of the deceased as they slept.

“Sleep and Death are twin brothers.”
Homer – Iliad

Forever, Saint Seiya Is Eternal

車田 正美, Kurumada MasamiSaint Seiya is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Masami Kurumada from 1986. This year is quite familiar to me, my current human body was born. Saint Seiya is also known as Knights of the Zodiac, Les Chevaliers du Zodiaque in French. I won’t forget the vast South American community: Los Caballeros Del Zodiaco/Os Cavaleiros do Zodíaco.

After a global success in the 80s, the anime suddenly stopped. It was decided not to continue the anime for the last arc, the battle against Hades, the underworld god.

It’s 12 years after, in 2002 that Saint Seiya was revived with the final arc, divided into 3 chapters: Sanctuary, Inferno, Elysion. I keep a pretty good memory of the first one.

Then, side stories appeared: Episode G, Next Dimension, Omega, etc. And my favorite one, The Lost Canvas – The Myth of Hades, a spin-off written and illustrated by Shiori Teshirogi.
The Lost Canvas recounts the story of the previous Holy War, taking place in the 18th century, 250 years before the initial series.
Only 2 seasons were made in anime, TMS Entertainment did a great job, and I used it for my cover video Blue Dream below.

Many fans are still hoping to see the end of the manga in anime. TMS Entertainment, if you stop by here, contact me.

Sleep and Death, The Phantom’s Favorite Gods

I’ve appreciated in Saint Seiya how Thanatos and Hypnos had different attitudes.

Thanatos was cruel, while Hypnos was more serene.

In The Lost Canvas, the fight between Manigoldo Gold Saint of Cancer  (蟹座(キャンサー)のマニゴルド – kyansā no manigorudo), his master Sage VS Thanatos was epic. A life lesson presenting that you should never give up no matter how cruel death is. It is better to laugh at the end and make fun of it instead of falling into depression and despair. Time is precious, and life’s too short.

Hypnos was more delicate, and Shiori Teshirogi did a great work representing the children of sleep: Dreams, Morpheus, Phobitor (phobia, fear) and Fantasus.

El Cid Gold Saint of Capricorn (カプリコンのエルシド; Kapurikōn no Erushido) was the one defeating most of them. Battles were sensational as well. Keep your determination intact and pursue your dream, don’t fall into it.

If I had to sum up Saint Seiya in a few words, I would say that Saint Seiya is a battle between life and death. Between mortals and gods (from Greek mythology). A story full of values such as courage and perseverance. Moreover, it is related to the phantom project, where time, life, and death are central.

My Cover Of Saint Seiya Blue Dream

Saint Seiya continues to awaken dreams in the world, from 1986 to the present day. Like a ghost that haunts and accompanies our lives.

If the end of life is not death, but it’s when no one is left to remember us or our projects, then Masami Kurumada and Shiori Teshirogi would probably live forever.

Watch my cover of Blue Dream below. Please forgive my French accent 😅
Here is the original version: https://youtu.be/CTQSFwHqNUE
And you will find the lyrics and translation below as well.

Source:
Masami Kurumada (車田 正美, Kurumada Masami), 1953 – Forver
Shiori Teshirogi (手代木史織 – Teshirogi Shiori), 1978 – Forever
TMS ENTERTAINMENT CO., LTD.

BLUE DREAM〜夢旅人〜 歌詞

ブルー・ドリーム
話せない 夢が誰にもある
ブルー・ドリーム
届かない 想いほどつのるさ
立ちあがる勇気を くれるあなた
みんな夢旅人 少年たちは
深い愛の記憶 生きるめじるし

ブルー・ドリーム
どこまでも 追いつづけるものさ
ブルー・ドリーム
それぞれの 形は違っても
昨日より明日が 待っているから
みんな夢旅人 少年たちは
時間(とき)の海にゆれて 進んでゆくよ

みんな夢旅人 少年たちは
深い愛の記憶 生きるめじるし

Source: https://animesongz.com/lyric/1182/12736

BLUE DREAM – Travellers of Dreams

Blue dream
Everyone has dreams he can’t tell
Blue dream
Even greater than inaccessible thoughts
You take fresh heart and get up again
Youths, you are are all travellers of dreams
The remembrance of a profound love is the proof you are alive

Blue dream
You will follow it until the end
Blue dream
Even if its form changes
Rather than yesterday, tomorrow awaits you
Youths, you are all travellers of dreams
Even if you are tossed about in the sea of time, you keep on moving forward

Youths, you are all travellers of dreams
The remembrance of a profound love is the proof you are alive

Source: https://www.animelyrics.com/anime/saintseiya/yumetabi.htm