|Rōmaji||arutā no hakurei|
|Partner||Aries Shion (TLC) (student)|
Crane Yuzuriha (student)
Hanuman Tokusa (student)
Black Altar Don Avido (student)
|Saint Seiya Anime||Episode 4 (TLC)
|Japanese Seiyū||Ken'yū Horiuchi|
Altar Hakurei is Silver Saint at XVIII Century.The Elder brother Cancer Sage, both belong to the people of the continent of Lemuria. He and Cancer Sage led the first part of the Holy War XV Century.
Holy War XVI CenturyEdit
1596 AD:Hakurei was the Silver Saint of Altar survivor of the previous Holy War. its history has not been well explained. While his brother Altar Hakurei and the other saints were holding the Wraith just outside the sanctuary , Sage appeared and told him to stop Hakurei get the enemy to the Temple of Athena , beyond the twelve houses. Altar agreed it had confidence in Sage and so the match was on the steps of the Temple. Sage is presumed that at that time he was Athena helping find cloth with which they could beat the Wraith and Hades .
However when everyone believed that the victory had come, the gods appeared Hypnos and Thanatos killing all the other saints, they only thanks to its powerful cosmos and the protection of their goddess survived. So Athena wins chased through The Way of The God and nothing was heard of it.
Master of Shion, Yuzuriha, Tokusa and Atla, brother of Sage.Hakurei was originally entrusted to occupy the Pope's seat, but gave it up to his brother instead and moved in Jamir. He once prevented his apprentice Shion to defect Athena's ranks in favor of Hades.
With the demise of his brother, he has taken over the Pope's position, faking that Sage is still alive so not to break the morale of the Saints. In order to break the seal that cut down the Saints' power to 10% by using the sword blessed by Athena in the previous Holy War, Hakurei decides to go to Hades' territory alone despite of Shion's objection. Hakurei easily defeats the foot soldiers and upon entering the church of Hades, he is confronted by Hypnos, who brings forward the defeated disciples of Hakurei, Shion and Yuzuriha. Using the ultimate attack Praesepe Returning Spirits Wave . Hakurei summons the souls of the fallen Saints from the previous Holy War, among them Cancer Sage's soul. Hakurei uses their power to form a massive energy ball, which distracts the attention of Hypnos. While Hypnos is nullifying the energy ball, Hakurei unleashes his living soul to seal the defenseless Hypnos. However, before Hakurei can break the seal using the blessed sword, Hades appears out of thin air and kills him.
Later, in the Lost Canvas Gaiden #4 Manigoldo, it was revealed that Hakurei had another apprentice, named Avido, but he drove him out of the Sanctuary when he found he had surrendered to greed. Avido then became the leader of a criminal organization as well as a Black Saint, using the Black Altar Cloth.
ClothEditAltar ( Saidanza ) is a silver cloth that appears in the Encyclopedia Taizen. In the original series has an owner, but in Saint Seiya Lost Canvas possessor was Hakurei. Whoever will take the shadow of the Pope and deceive the enemy into believing that is the Pope.
- Hakurei means "white spirit". It is also the name of the Japanese turnip plant, which fits with the custom of the author Shiori Teshirogi using plant names for the characters that inhabit his creation Jamir.
- There is no explanation of why Hakurei has been able to reach such an advanced age.
- There are many parallels between Hakurei and Sage, and Dohko Libra and Aries Shion. Both pairs are the only survivors of the war with the participation of Hades. Despite having a close relationship (of blood in one case, and friendship in the other) from the end of the war living apart, one of each pair as Pope of the Sanctuary, and the other far away, in Jamir in the Hakurei case, and the Peak of the Five Elders in the case of Dohko.