Saint Seiya The Lost Canvas Blue Dream Cover

Saint Seiya Blue Dream Cover, Hypnos & Thanatos

Saint Seiya is a classic anime series that has captured the hearts of fans for decades.
With its iconic storyline, memorable characters, and unforgettable music, it’s no wonder this show remains a beloved classic.

One of the standout tracks from the series is the hauntingly beautiful song « Blue Dream« . This piece of music perfectly captures the mood and atmosphere of the anime and has since become a fan favorite.

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 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 originally a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Masami Kurumada in 1986. Saint Seiya is also known as Knights of the Zodiac, Les Chevaliers du Zodiaque in French. Let’s not 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.

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 still hope to see the end of the manga in anime.

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 (remember the happy goth attitude here) instead of falling into depression and despair.

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, was the overall message.

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). It is a story full of values such as courage and perseverance. Moreover, it relates to this project, where time, life, and death are central.

Cover Of Saint Seiya Blue Dream

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

I made a new cover of this classic track. This new rendition of « Blue Dream » stays true to the original while adding a fresh and contemporary feel to the timeless melody. The smooth and soulful vocals, which I tried to combine with lush instrumental arrangements, create a nostalgic and modern sound.

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

Masami Kurumada (車田 正美, Kurumada Masami), 1953 – Forver
Shiori Teshirogi (手代木史織 – Teshirogi Shiori), 1978 – Forever

BLUE DREAM〜夢旅人〜 歌詞

話せない 夢が誰にもある
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

どこまでも 追いつづけるものさ
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


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


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