Saint Seiya Timeline

    Building a timeline for the original manga is possible if you read the manga carefully and because there are two clear dates. The first one is the newspaper date announcing the Galaxian Wars which is Sept. 10, 1986. The second one is Julian's birthday party and his birthday is Mar 21st. By using those two dates, the whole original manga happened between Sept. '86 to Apr. '87. To keep things simple, it is better to use the 86 year as a base point to start building your timeline. The following timeline is built based on the manga, Saint Seiya Encyclopedia and the Hypermyth. The references in the brackets are denoting the Jump Comics Book Volumes[i.e. Vol. 1, p. 1], the Hypermyth[HM] and Saint Seiya Encyclopedia[EN] like Character Data. General History is also used to keep things in order.

The Original Manga Timeline

15 Billion years from the present - The Big Bang [Vol. 1, p. 56; HM]

The First Holy War[HM, Vol. 1, p 25. Vol. 18, p. 41-42. EN]

The Containment Sanctuary is Established The Last Poseidon War Gigantomachia The Sinking of Mu The Fight with Ares[HM, Vol 1. p. 25] The First God Cloth The Sleep of Hades Death Queen Island 563 BC - 483 BC, The Buddha 476 AD - The Fall of Rome 1274 - 1281, The Defeat of "Genko" 1743 - 243 years from the present - The Previous Holy War with Hades.[HM]

1812 - Napoleon's Defeat

1973 - 13 years ago - [HM, the manga] 1979 - 7 years ago 1980 - 6 years ago 1981 - 5 years ago 1985 - 1 year ago Sept - Oct, 1986~~ Mar 5th, 1987 - The Fight at 12 Palaces -

Apr 5th, 1987 - The Poseidon War -

Apr 6th, 1987 - The Hades War, Defense -

Apr 7th, 1987 - The *REAL* Hades War, Attack -

Time matters

Outside, Anime and ND timeline issues

    First, unlike the manga, the original TV Series never declared what year it was. Also, many of the outside stories don't fit with the main timeline of the anime. With ND claiming the year is 1990 actually makes no sense at all. But for those who need to know, this section tells you the issues you have to consider to try to fit all the timelines.

Cygnus Story

    The manga should happen after Sanctuary Chapter because Hyoga knows Aurora Execution but Hyoga is wearing original Bronze...


Anime Outside Stories Gigantomachia Novels

    The present era Gigantomachia battle doesn't fit in the timeline because the author said it is another interpretation of Saint Seiya but if you force it to fit since the story happens in summer time the only summer that makes sense is the one after Hades, since all the events in the original manga happened from Sept. 86 to Apr. 87.

LC, Ep. G

1800 Century - LC -

7 Years ago, 1979 - Ep. G -

1986-1987 - Original Manga Timeline -


    The story of ND happens right after the Hades War and 243 years ago from 1990, so:

1747 - Previous Era Story

1989 - 1990 Original Manga Timeline + 3 years

1990 - Present Era Story


    In Figure Ou Magazine and Pia, it is stated that time frame for Omega is 10 and a few years after the previous show.