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TL;DR
The Seven Deadly Sins Season 1
七つの大罪 (Nanatsu no Taizai)

Synopsis

The “Seven Deadly Sins,” a group of evil knights who conspired to overthrow the kingdom of Britannia, were said to have been eradicated by the Holy Knights, although some claim that they still live. Ten years later, the Holy Knights have staged a coup d’état and assassinated the king, becoming the new, tyrannical rulers of the kingdom. Elizabeth, the king’s third daughter, sets out on a journey to find the “Seven Deadly Sins,” and to enlist their help in taking back the kingdom.
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Animation

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Pros

Character design
Character development
Combat/Action
Music
Visual
World building

Cons

Character design
Fetish

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Overview

The Seven Deadly Sins is a Japanese fantasy manga series written and illustrated by Nakaba Suzuki. It has been serialized in Kodansha’s Weekly Shōnen Magazine since October 2012. It was adapted into a 24-episode anime television series by A-1 Pictures that aired from October 5, 2014, to March 29, 2015.

Alternative title

– The Seven Deadly Sins
– 七つの大罪
– Nanatsu no Taizai
– 七大罪
– I Sette Peccati Capitali
– Седемте смъртни гряха
– Семь Смертных Грехов
– الخطايا السبع المميتة

TL;DR Review

Upon the first viewing of The Seven Deadly Sins many years ago, I thought it was enjoyable enough, in a guilty pleasure kind of way. I didn’t think much of this series then, as its art style makes the characters feel very cartoonish. You would almost think they are a shallow two-dimensional character.

The animation grew on me as the colors are very vibrant and bright, giving that happy vibe. The actions are very fluid and the fight scenes are satisfying.

The two opening themes are “Netsujō no Spectrum” by Ikimono-gakari (eps 2-12) and “Seven Deadly Sins” by Man with a Mission (eps 13-23). The two ending themes are “7-Seven” by Flow and Granrodeo (eps 2-12) and “Season” by Alisa Takigawa (eps 13-24). All are incredibly good and very upbeat, which match the series vibe pretty well.

Most of the characters have their own backstory arc, which further flesh out an already likable cast. I really like Gowther, as he is such a quirky character.

Upon the second viewing of this series, I find I really enjoy it. I just wish the show didn’t use so much fan-service element.

I highly recommend this series, just don’t let the cartoonish and often sexual harassment jokes turn you off. This anime contains crude humor, moderate suggestive themes/dialogs, and graphic violence. Intended for young adults.

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Featured Music

The Seven Deadly Sins Season 1
Playlist

A collection of notable music and song from this series.

Music

Opening Theme

– “Netsujō no Spectrum” (熱情のスペクトラム Netsujō no Supekutoramu, “Spectrum of Passion”) by Ikimono-gakari (eps 2-12)
– “Seven Deadly Sins” by Man with a Mission (eps 13-24)

Closing Theme

– “Netsujō no Spectrum” (熱情のスペクトラム Netsujō no Supekutoramu, “Spectrum of Passion”) by Ikimono-gakari (ep 1)
– “7-Seven” by Flow and Granrodeo (eps 2-12)
– “Season” by Alisa Takigawa (eps 13-24)

Insert/Image Theme

– “Kanpai!!” by Kaji Yuuki
– “Never-ending” by Suzuki Tatsuhisa
– “Perfect Time” by Kobayashi Mika and Mpi
– “Righteous Thunder” by Miyano Mamoru
– “Tonde Piece” by Fukuyama Jun
King
"No matter how much power you have, there's a limit to everything."
Meliodas
"Listen to me. You're strong. Really strong. You've done amazing things. You just don't realize it yourself."
Gowther
"Memories are merely information. Creating or erasing them are not difficult. What I want to understand... is the "emotion" that reaches beyond them."
Ban
"A real sin... can't be erased, no matter what you do."
Meliodas
"Even if you were to die, I would fulfill the promise I made with you.”

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Photo by Nicolas LB, Jon Flobrant, and Yvette de Wit on Unsplash.

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