- Arc Fatigue: Just how many years has it been since Shun reached the Sanctuary?
- Badass Decay: Although it's a tradition that every main character from the series goes through this, this time Memetic Badass Ikki takes the biggest hit. He was the most overpowered main character and in this series he has already went through three Curb-Stomp Battle where the enemy spared his life or somebody else saved him.
- Damsel Scrappy: Once again Saori. May or may not subverted as of Chapter 61.
- Fanon Discontinuity: Despite being written and illustrated by the original author Kurumada, this sequel of Saint Seiya is quite disliked, due to having quite a Recycled Script, recycled characterizations and not improving the flaws the original series had (in example Saori still being a Damsel Scrappy and Tenma being just as much a Hot-Blooded idiot as Seiya). Even more ironically that the previous prequel using the same setting, The Lost Canvas is a lot more well-liked.
- Idiot Ball: Dohko betrays Athena for a reason he does not understand.
- Moral Dissonance: Shiryu's ten page retirement brought this. After fighting to protect Athena for twenty eight volumes, losing a lot of blood and even his eyesight twice, Shiryu now has to take care of Shunrei and a baby he found. He also appears to be blind again. When Hyoga comes to ask him to join his battle again he becomes enraged with Shiryu's state. Even one of Artemis' Angels in charge of killing the comatose Seiya calls Shiryu a coward.
- Narm: The previous Cancer saint is just as much of a douche as the one from the classic series, and he fights with coffins! When he realizes that Tenma and Shun are Asian, he tries to seal them in traditional Japanese coffins called Hayaoke. Which look like giant, shaudily put together barrels. And Tenma falls into his head-first, so his legs are sticking out of his barrel for half of the fight.
- The Cancer Saint strikes back when he defeats an enemy with his posterior...
- Although Kurumada's artwork has improved since the classic series there are times that characters' expression are funny looking.
- A common example is ridiculous tears in chapter 56 when Dohko's face will make laugh more one than another.
- Never Live It Down: The Taurus Gold Saint's role is dying in one chapter again. Not for nothing Aldebaran was one of the least popular Gold Saints. At least his death wasn't offscreen this time.
- Jossed. He ultimately survived, though it was a close call! Odysseus went to the Underworld to fetch him as he was sitting on Acheron's shore!
- Nightmare Fuel: The walls of the Cancer temple are lined with the faces and bodies of the dead.
- Replacement Scrappy: Tenma to Seiya. It doesn't help there is nothing to distinguish the two other than Tenma's backstory.
- It's even more ironic when you consider the fact that in the TLC series released prior, Tenma is actually a Rescued from the Scrappy Heap version of Seiya due to being more rational, calm and likeable. This also shows just how vastly different Kurumada and Teshirogi (TLC author) are in their way of story-telling.
- Recycled Script: It's pretty much the Sanctuary arc with some elements from the Hades arc.
- Not true anymore once the Ophiucus Odysseus plot kicks in.
- They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character: Poor Taurus Ox.
YMMV / Saint Seiya Next Dimension