The Seven Deadly Sins / Nanatsu no Taizai
Review By: John Fragglepuss Evans and Breanne Evans
Genre: Action, Adventure, Ecchi, Fantasy, Supernatural, Medieval
First Aired: Fall 2014 in Japan, Fall 2015 in the U.S., 24 episodes.
Summary: The Seven Deadly Sins were a group of knights in Britannia who would use incredibly powerful magic. They were both feared and revered while they protected the region. The knights disbanded after an alleged attempt to overthrow the Liones Kingdom, where they were defeated by the Holy Knights. Ten years after the defeat of the Seven Deadly Sins, the Holy Knights staged their own coup d’état and overthrew the king, becoming tyrannical rulers of the kingdom. Rumors have it the Seven Deadly Sins knights still exist, but somebody will have to find them if there is any hope of bringing peace to the Kingdom of Liones. The series follows the adventures of Elizabeth, the third princess of the kingdom, and her search for the Seven Deadly Sins. She has high hopes to take back her kingdom from the Holy Knights and bring justice in an unjust world.
The Seven Deadly Sins combines medieval and anime in an entertaining way. The characters each have abilities unique to them. It is fun to watch as new characters are introduced and their abilities are used. You will love the pigs in the series, especially Hawk and his mother. The story is captivating and leaves you wanting to watch “just one more episode”, especially with the cliffhanger endings.
You might enjoy this if: You are looking for a modern twist on the older style of anime.
You might not like it if: You get annoyed when characters “accidentally” grope others over and over.
Note to the Viewer: The Seven Deadly Sins was the second anime to come to the U.S. as a Netflix exclusive. The first was Knights of Sidonia.
AMV – Heathens by Cocogirl5
(Warning, the AMV might contain spoilers. If you haven’t s`een the show, you won’t know what’s getting spoiled though)