Now that we have the music playing were ready to blast right in with a review, I thought nothing better than this wonderful anime. I found it on Netflix and thought I should give it a chance, and I’m sure glad I did. So let’s begin.
English Title: The Seven Deadly Sins
Producers: Aniplex, A-1 Pictures
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
A group known as ‘The Seven Deadly Sins’ were once a powerful group of Holy Knights that protected the region of Britannia. Though when a gruesome murder occurs the group is accused of trying to overthrow the kingdom. The sentence they are given is that of death and they are exterminated, or at least that’s what some people think. Ten years after the incident rumors start to accumulate that the sins might still be alive. The once protective Holy Knights now turned tyrannical as they stage a coup d’état against the king and become the new rulers of Liones.
All hope is with Elizabeth, the third princess of Liones, and her quest to find ‘The Seven Deadly Sins’ and request their help in taking back the kingdom from the evil that is now the Holy Knights.
I’ve loved the idea of the seven deadly sins ever since I watched Fullmetal Alchemist, Nanatsu no Taizai does wonderfully in building up the excitement through the introduction of the sins. Each episode is exciting in the combat style and the chance of meeting yet another member of the sins. The aspect I enjoy the most about this group of sins is that they aren’t named after their sin, they just have aspects of it.
The world that this all takes place in really has a medieval vibe to it, like if magic were in the Dark Ages of history this show is exactly what I would assume it to look like. None of the characters seem ridiculously overpowered, even the ones you assume would be, get their butts kicked. It’s nice because it’s hard to determine who could possibly win in a fight. I think that it’s very important to have that leveled playing field.
Though don’t get me wrong, I do love some overpowered characters when I’m in the mood.
It’s nothing ground breaking within the anime world, but it is enjoyable in the exciting fight scenes and character development it has. Though it does have some long story arcs, they all pertain to the story in a positive way, rather than seeming like a filler.
Would I watch it again? Yes, I would, it has some wonderful characters and some pretty great plot twists.
Hopefully you all give it a chance.
A-1 Pictures has renewed Nanatsu no Taizai for another season, it is set to come out in 2016.