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Also Known As
The Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of the Commandments
七つの大罪 戒めの復活

Synopsis
Britannia, once home to an active group of knights known as the Seven Deadly Sins who since disbanded after they allegedly plotted to overthrow the Liones Kingdom. Rumor has it they were defeated by the Holy Knights, the most powerful knights in Britannia who protect the kingdom. However, 10 years later, the Holy Knights stage a coup and capture the kingdom under their tyrannical rule, forcing the third princess of the kingdom, Elizabeth, to journey the land in search of the Seven Deadly Sins, the only ones strong enough to defeat the Holy Knights and reclaim the kingdom.

Along her journey, she meets Meliodas, the owner of a bar called the Boar Hat and the leader of the Seven Deadly Sins who agrees to help her track down the other members and end the Holy Knights’ coup. Together with him and his talking pet companion Hawk, she begins working at his bar as a waitress as she continues her search for the remaining members.

Anime
The first season of the anime adaptation premiered in Japan in October 2014. It featured animation by A-1 Pictures, Tensai Okamura as director, Shotaro Suga as scriptwriter, Keigo Sasaki as character designer, and Hiroyuki Sawano as music composer. It ran for 24 episodes, all of which were subsequently licensed for English release by Netflix. Following the first season of the anime were two OVAs and a four-episode special titled The Seven Deadly Sins: Signs of Holy War (Nanatsu no Taizai: Seisen no Shirushi) that was produced by A-1 Pictures with Tomokazu Tokoro as director, Yuniko Ayana and Yuichiro Kido as scriptwriters, Keigo Sasaki as character designer, and Hiroyuki Sawano and Takafumi Wada as music composers.

Season two of the anime, titled The Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of The Commandments (Nanatsu no Taizai: Imashime no Fukkatsu), premiered in Japan on Jan. 6, 2018. It features Takeshi Furuta and Takao Yoshioka joining the staff as director and series composer, respectively, while the other main staff and cast members return to reprise their roles. The opening theme is “Howling” by FLOW×GRANRODEO and the ending theme is “Beautiful” by Anly.

Other Media
The Seven Deadly Sins began as a fantasy manga series written and illustrated by Nakaba Suzuki that began serialization in Kadokawa’s Weekly Shonen Magazine in October 2012. As of February 2018, the manga has been collected into 29 tankobon volumes. The manga has been licensed for English publication in North America by Kodansha Comics USA, and chapters are released digitally by Crunchyroll in over 170 countries.

The series has been developed into several spin-off manga including Mayoe! The Seven Deadly Sins Academy! (Mayoe! Nanatsu no Taizai Gakuen!) by Juichi Yamaki, a comedic reimagining with the characters as high school students, which ran in Bessatsu Shonen Magazine from August 2014 to October 2016 and was collected into four tankobon volumes; The Seven Deadly Sins Production (Nanatsu no Taizai Production) by Chiemi Sakamoto that reimagines the characters performing as actors in a live-action TV show and ran in Aria from November 2015 to October 2017 after which it was collected into four tankobon volumes; The Seven Deadly Sins: King’s Road to Manga (Nanatsu no Taizai: King no Manga Michi), a yonkoma by Masataka Ono that depicts King as an aspiring manga artist that ran in Magazine Special and on the Manga Box app and has been collected into three tankobon volumes; and The Seven Deadly Sins: Seven Days - The Thief and the Holy Girl (Nanatsu no Taizai: Seven Days - Tozoku to Seishojo), a manga adaptation of Mamoru Iwasa’s novel Seven Days that sheds more light on how Ban and Elaine met and was collected into two tankobon volumes after its run in Shonen Magazine Edge ended in September 2017.

In addition to the manga adaptations, four light novel adaptations have been published: The Seven Deadly Sins -Gaiden- The Seven Wishes of the Royal City from Old Times (Nanatsu no Taizai -Gaiden- Sekijitsu no Oto Nanatsu no Negai) by Shuka Matsuda in December 2014, The Seven Deadly Sins: Seven Days (Nanatsu no Taizai Seven Days) by Mamoru Iwasa in December 2014, The Seven Deadly Sins: Seven Scars They Left Behind (Nanatsu no Taizai -Gaiden- Karera ga Nokoshita Nanatsu no Kizuato) by Shuka Matsuda in October 2015, and The Seven Deadly Sins: Seven-Colored Recollections (Nanatsu no Taizai -Gaiden- Nanairo no Tsuioku) by Shuka Matsuda in October 2016. Seven Scars They Left Behind has been released in North America by Vertical with Seven-Colored Recollections scheduled to follow in March 2018.

Other developments for the series include an illustration collection titled Rainbow of Sin (Nanairo no Tsumi), official fan book, anime guidebook titled Ani-Sin (Ani-Tsumi), and two video games: Seven Deadly Sins: Unjust Sin (Nanatsu no Taizai Shinjitsu no Enzai) developed by Bandai Namco Entertainment and released on the Nintendo 3DS, and The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia (Nanatsu no Taizai: Britannia no Tabibito*) developed by Bandai Namco Entertainment and released on the PS4.

Cast
Yuki Kaji: Meliodas
・Notable roles: Shoto Todoroki (My Hero Academia), Phoenix Wright (Ace Attorney)
Sora Amamiya: Elizabeth Liones
・Notable roles: Aqua (KonoSuba), Akame (Akame ga Kill!)
Misaki Kuno: Hawk
・Notable roles: Mimi Balguerie (Ro-Kyu-Bu! SS), Nico Niyama (Kiznaiver)
Aoi Yuki: Diane
・Notable roles: Victorique de Blois (Gosick), Madoka Kaname (Madoka Magica)
Tatsuhisa Suzuki: Ban
・Notable roles: Makoto Tachibana (Free!), Kazunari Takao (Kuroko’s Basketball)
Jun Fukuyama: King
・Notable roles: Lelouch Lamperouge (Code Geass), Kraft Lawrence (Spice and Wolf)
Yuhei Takagi: Gowther
・Notable roles: Shira (Naruto Shippuden), Krovahn (Hundred)
Maaya Sakamoto: Merlin
・Notable roles: Ciel Phantomhive (Black Butler), Shinobu Oshino (Monogatari series)
Tomokazu Sugita: Escanor
・Notable roles: Kyon Suzumiya Haruhi series), Gintoki Sakata (Gintama)
Mamoru Miyano: Gilthunder
・Notable roles: Rintaro Okabe (Steins;Gate), Rin Matsuoka (Free!)
Ryohei Kimura: Howzer
・Notable roles: Judal (Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic), Lawless (Servamp)
Takahiro Sakurai: Griamore
・Notable roles: Izuru Kira (Bleach), Griffith (Berserk series)
Yuya Uchida: Hendrickson
・Notable roles: Daniel Law (Blood Blockade Battlefront), Arata Kirishima (Tokyo Ghoul)
Katsuyuki Konishi: Dreyfus
・Notable roles: Reiji Sakamaki (Diabolik Lovers), Hiroki Kurokawa (Haikyu!!)
Rina Sato: Matrona
・Notable roles: Negi Springfield (Negima!?), Gundula Rall (Brave Witches)
Yuki Kaji: Zeldris
Hiroki Tochi: Estarossa
・Notable roles: Tesshin Kataoka Ace of Diamond series), Kugo Ginjo (Bleach)
Hiroshi Iwasaki: Galand
・Notable roles: Bacchus (Rage of Bahamut), Ishiguro (Mob Psycho 100)
M·A·O: Melascula
・Notable roles: Akane Eimura (Aho Girl), Luluco (Space Patrol Luluco)
Daisuke Ono: Drole
・Notable roles: Sebastian Michaelis (Black Butler), Shizuo Heiwajima (Durarara!!)
Yusuke Kobayashi: Gloxinia
・Notable roles: Arslan (The Heroic Legend of Arslan), Subaru Natsuki (Re:Zero)
Kenjiro Tsuda: Monspeet
・Notable roles: Sadaharu Inui (The Prince of Tennis), Mamoru Sakazaki (The Testament of Sister New Devil)
Ayahi Takagaki: Derierrie
・Notable roles: Lisbeth (Sword Art Online), Chris Yukine (Senki Zessho Symphogear G)
Koji Yusa: Grayroad
・Notable roles: Gin Ichimaru (Bleach), Ryuuya Hyuuga (Uta no Prince-sama series)
Katsuyuki Konishi: Fraudrin
・Notable roles: Kamina (Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann), America/Canada (Hetalia: Axis Powers)

Staff
Original Author: Nakaba Suzuki (serialized in Kodansha’s Monthly Shonen Magazine)
Director: Takeshi Furuta
Assistant Director: Tomoya Tanaka
Series Composition: Takao Yoshioka
Character Designers: Kento Toya, Keigo Sasaki
Chief Animation Directors: Kento Toya, Tetsuya Kawakami
Action Director: Ryuta Yanagi
Prop Designer: Haruo Miyagawa
Color Designer: Takahiro Mogi, Nanako Okazaki
Art Director: Hiromichi Ito
Director of Photography: Toshiya Kimura
CG Director: Yu Karube
Editor: Masahiro Goto
Music: Hiroyuki Sawano, Kohta Yamamoto, Takafumi Wada
Sound Director: Kazuhiro Wakabayashi
Production: A-1 Pictures

Characters
Meliodas (CV: Yuki Kaji)
The leader of the Seven Deadly Sins who bears the Sin of Wrath and has the Dragon symbol carved into his arm, Meliodas is incredibly powerful and over 3,000 years old despite his adolescent appearance. He is a mellow trickster and owner of the Boar Hat bar. He is approached by Elizabeth to help her track down the other members of the Seven Deadly Sins to defeat the Holy Knights.

Elizabeth Liones (CV: Sora Amamiya)
The third princess of Liones, Elizabeth flees her kingdom after the coup by the Holy Knights and becomes a waitress at the Boar Hat bar as she travels with Meliodas in search of the remaining Sins.

Hawk (CV: Misaki Kuno)
A talking pig and Meliodas’ pet, Hawk is the cleaner of the Boar Hat bar who helps eats the food scraps left on the ground. He formed a mobile bar together with Meliodas after finding him in a ditch 16 years ago. Hawk frequently scolds Meliodas for his perverted ways toward Elizabeth. Besides Meliodas, he gets along well with Ban and Merlin, who gives him a Balor Power Eye that allows him to see any enemy’s fighting prowess.

Diane (CV: Aoi Yuki)
Standing 30 feet tall with the appearance of a 15 year old, Diane is a 750-year-old member of the Giants’ Clan from Megadozer and one of the Deadly Sins who bears the Sin of Envy with the symbol of the Serpent on her left thigh. She is found by Meliodas and Elizabeth in the Forest of White Dreams and is the second Deadly Sin to rejoin the group.

Ban (CV: Tatsuhisa Suzuki)
The Sin of Greed with the symbol of the Fox, Ban is Meliodas’ best friend and rival and the third Deadly Sin to rejoin the group. Although a good-natured person, he is the most immoral of the Deadly Sins.

King (CV: Jun Fukuyama)
The Sin of Sloth with the symbol of the Grizzly bear, King aka Fairy King Harlequin is Elaine’s brother and was the king of the fairies before leaving home in search of his friend, Helbram. He is the fourth Deadly Sin to rejoin the group. He possesses a sacred treasure called Spirit Spear, Chastiefol, which was crafted from a sacred tree found only in the Fairy Realm.

Gowther (CV: Yuhei Takagi)
The Sin of Lust with the symbol of the Goat, Gowther has a very stoic, robotic personally and is a lover of books with a mind-based ability called Invasion that lets him read and acquire the thoughts, memories, and feelings of others. He is the fifth Deadly Sin to rejoin the group.

Merlin (CV: Maaya Sakamoto)
The Sin of Gluttony with the symbol of the Boar on her neck, Merlin is a 3,000-year-old witch who caused the destruction of her people and the city of Beliarum to increase her power. She is the greatest mage in all of Britannia.

Escanor (CV: Tomokazu Sugita)
The Sin of Pride with the symbol of the Lion, Escanor is the final member of the Deadly Sins. His special ability is Sunshine which allows him to emit light from his body capable of scorching and melting everything nearby.

Gilthunder (CV: Mamoru Miyano)
A Holy Knight with the magical ability to generate and manipulate lightning, Gilthunder is the son of Zaratras, a Great Holy Knight whom he wrongly believed was murdered by the Seven Deadly Sins.

Howzer (CV: Ryohei Kimura)
A Holy Knight with the rank of Platinum and the magical ability to generate and manipulate wind, Howzer is childhood friends with Gilthunder.

Griamore (CV: Takahiro Sakurai)
A ruthless Holy Knight who serves as Veronica’s bodyguard, Griamore is Dreyfus’ son and possesses a power called Wall which lets him form defensive barriers that can’t be affected by ordinary magic or physical attacks.

Hendrickson (CV: Yuya Uchida)
A Great Holy Knight alongside Dreyfus, Hendrickson helped Dreyfus murder Zaratras and, believing his clan has no purpose without a war, is willing to revive the Demon Clan and provoke the Holy War. He uses Demon Blood to create the New Generation of Holy Knights. He possesses the ability of Acid which deteriorates and eats through an enemy’s body upon impact.

Dreyfus (CV: Katsuyuki Konishi)
A Great Holy Knight alongside Hendrickson, Dreyfus is Zaratras’ younger brother. He murdered Zaratras with the help of Hendrickson and blamed it on the Seven Deadly Sins. He possesses the power Break which has great destructive potential and can shatter an opponent’s techniques

Matrona (CV: Rina Sato)
Known as the Fang of the Great Earth, Matrona is a giantess and warrior chief of the Giant Clan. She is also Diane’s and Dolores’ mentor.

Zeldris (CV: Yuki Kaji)
The leader of the Ten Commandments and younger brother to Meliodas and Estarossa, Zeldris represents Piety in the Ten Commandments which makes anyone who turns their back on him become his servent. He takes over the Kingdom of Camelot in Arthurs stead after the Ten Commandments split up.

Estarossa (CV: Hiroki Tochi)
Zeldris’ and Meliodas’ brother, Estarossa represents Charity in the Ten Commandments which makes anyone in his presence with hatred in their heart lose the ability to hurt or inflict pain on anyone.

Galand (CV: Hiroshi Iwasaki)
A bloodthirsty demon, Galand represents Truth in the Ten Commandments and anyone who lies in his presence turns into stone regardless of their power.

Melascula (CV: MAO)
A female demon who represents Faith in the Ten Commandments, Melascula can use her aura to summon the souls of the dead and lesser demons. With her ability, anyone in her presence who loses faith or doubts their convictions will have their eyes set on fire.

Drole (CV: Daisuke Ono)
A giant demon with four arms who covers his face with a bag, Drole is the founder of the Giant’s Clan and represents Patience in the Ten Commandments, having immense power over creation that rivals even Matrona’s.

Gloxinia (CV: Yusuke Kobayashi)
Gloxinia is a demon who was once the First King of the Fairy King’s Forest and represents Repose in the Ten Commandments. He wields the Spirit Spear Vasquez which covers him in tentacles and has an immense level of destructiveness.

Monspeet (CV: Kenjiro Tsuda)
Monspeet represents Reticence in the Ten Commandments and uses a long-ranged fire-based magic in the form of birds.

Derierrie (CV: Ayahi Takagaki)
A female demon with a crude personality, Derierrie represents Purity in the Ten Commandments and possesses formidable physical strength, gaining more power with each consecutive blow she lands.

Grayroad (CV: Koji Yusa)
A demon with the form of a floating miasma-like creature covered in mask-like faces, Grayroad represents Pacifism in the Ten Commandments, meaning anyone who kills in her presence will die by having their life force drained away. She is capable of shape-shifting.

Fraudrin (CV: Katsuyuki Konishi)
A demon who manipulates Hendrickson and Dreyfus from the shadows. It is revealed by Hendrickson that he was behind the murder of Zaratras along with being responsible for Liz’s death and the destruction of Danafor.

Theme Songs
Opening Theme: “Howling” by FLOW×GRANRODEO
Ending Theme: “Beautiful” by Anly

International Streaming
Netflix

Related Links
Official Anime Site (Japanese)

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