The Seven Deadly Sins is one of the most popular and the most successful anime series that was released in the past few years. It has been written by Nakaba Suzuki. Nakaba Suzuki is also the illustrator of the manga on which the anime is based. The Manga was serialized in one of the most popular weekly’s, named Kodansha’s Weekly Shōnen Magazine. It ran from October 2012 to March 2020. The entire plot of the series was divided into forty-one tankōbon volumes.
The Manga “The Seven Deadly Sins” is based on the European Middle Ages and several events that took place around the same time. It has several groups of knights who represent the seven deadly sins that have been listed in Christian mythology. Crunchyroll released all its chapters digitally, across 170 countries. Kodansha USA licensed the Manga to sponsor its English publication.
|TV Series:||The Seven Deadly Sins|
|Written by:||Nakaba Suzuki
|Running time:||October 5, 2014 – March 29, 2015
August 28, 2016 – September 18, 2016
January 13, 2018 – June 30, 2018
October 9, 2019 – March 25, 2020
January 13, 2021 – June 23, 2021
|Directed by:||Tensai Okamura
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The Seven Deadly Sins belongs to the genre of adventure and fantasy. This was originally written as a Manga by Nakaba Suzuki and was published by Kodansha. The English publisher of this Manga was Kodansha USA and the magazine in which it was serialized was named “Weekly Shōnen Magazine”. The novel has a successful run from October 10, 2012, to March 25, 2020. It has 41 volumes released till now.
The first season of the anime was helmed by Tensai Okamura and it was written by Shōtarō Suga. The music for the show has been given by Hiroyuki Sawano and Takafumi Wada. The Studio involved in its making and production is A-1 Pictures. The show has been licensed by Netflix, on which it can be streamed any time and Funimation. The original network on which the show was streamed was JNN (MBS, TBS) and Animax. It aired from October 5, 2014, to March 29, 2015, and it had 24 + 2 OVA episodes.
The second season of the anime was helmed by Tomokazu Tokoro and it was written by Yuniko Ayana. The music for the show has been given by Hiroyuki Sawano and Takafumi Wada. The Studio involved in its making and production is A-1 Pictures. The second season has been licensed by Netflix, and Muse Communication. The original network on which the show was streamed was JNN (MBS, TBS) and Animax. The second season aired from August 28, 2016, to September 18, 2016, and it had four episodes.
The story revolves around the formerly known group Seven Deadly sins who once existed as an active group of knights fighting for the safety of the kingdom of Brittania but were later disbanded after the group supposedly plotted a plan to overthrow the Liones Kingdom.
The Seven Deadly sins tasted defeat in their plan by the hands of the Holy Knights who protected the Liones Kingdom but the rumors after their defeat that stated that the group members were still alive continued to persist. A decade later the same Holy Knights of the kingdom plan a coup d’état to abduct and overthrow the current king to rule over the Liones Kingdom and the citizens tyrannically and succeed in their task of doing so.
As time passes, the 3rd princess of the Liones Kingdom – Elizabeth sets out on a journey to find the members of the infamous group – Seven Deadly Sins and seek their help to take back the rule over the kingdom and overthrow the Holy Knights who betrayed the kingdom and its people.
The character of Meliodas, who is the protagonist of the story, has been voiced by Yuki Kaji in Japanese and Bryce Papenbrook in English. The character of Elizabeth Liones has been voiced by Sora Amamiya in Japanese and Erika Harlacher in English. The character of Hawk has been voiced by Misaki Kuno in Japanese and Cristina Vee in English.
The character of Dian has been voiced by Aoi Yūki in Japanese and Erica Mendez in English. The character of Ban is voiced by Tatsuhisa Suzuki in Japanese and Ben Diskin in English. The character of King has been voiced by Jun Fukuyama in Japanese and Max Mittelman in English. The character of Gowther has been voiced by Yuhei Takagi in Japanese and Erik Scott Kimerer in English.
The character of Merlin has been voiced by Maaya Sakamoto in Japanese and Lauren Landa in English. The character of Escanor has been voiced by Tomokazu Sugita in Japanese and Kyle Hebert in English. The character of Bartra Liones has been voiced by Rintarō Nishi in Japanese and Michael McConnohie in English.
The character of Margaret Liones has been voiced by Nana Mizuki in Japanese and Johanna Luis in English. The character of Veronica Liones has been voiced by Hisako Kanemoto in Japanese and Abby Trott in English. The character of Zaratras has been voiced by Rikiya Koyama in Japanese and Lex Lang in English.
The character of Gilthunder has been voiced by Mamoru Miyano in Japanese and Robbie Daymond in English. The character of Guila has been voiced by Mariya Ise in Japanese and Carrie Keranen in English.
The anime series has had given of its seasons released till now. Its first season had 24 + 2 OVA episodes. Its second season had 4 episodes. Its third season had 24 + OVA episodes. Its fourth season had 24 episodes and its fifth season had 24 episodes.
Will there be a fifth season?
Ever since the fifth season of the series went off the air, fans of the show have been eagerly waiting for the release of its sixth season. There hasn’t been any official statement about the release of its sixth season and several opinions suggest that the fifth season could be the last season of the series.