The Seven Deadly Sins Anime Is Popular Among Students


Zoriah Briseno and Matthew Crabtree

Earning 5 stars on Netflix, The Seven Deadly Sins (Nanatsu no Taizai) community has increased as fans anticipate for Season 2 of this anime. The Seven Deadly Sins has earned recognition as ‘Netflix’s Best Anime’ since it’s debut in 2014. “I think it is one of my favorite animes since the break of dawn,” Kendall Brown, 8th grader states. “It has comedy, action, and adventure mixed in. I also like how it can be serious at times and also charming and hilarious the next scene.”

After seeing her kingdom being taken over by Holy Knights, Elizabeth escapes and begins her quest to gather the Seven Deadly Sins in order to save her family and the people. Fortunately, Elizabeth immediately runs into Meliodas, captain of the Seven Deadly Sins, and his talking pig, Hawk. Meliodas agrees to aid in Elizabeth’s noble quest. The ending also does well in teasing the fans for the next season which released not so long ago. This excites many fans such as Brittany Bewley, 8th grader. “This anime needs a season two! I can’t go on living without knowing what happens!” Brittany Bewley, 8th grader.

The Seven Deadly Sins is a bit complicated considering its large world and diverse set of characters. The Seven Deadly Sins were a group of talented knights in the Liones Kingdom who were suspected of plotting to overthrow the king – some legends say they died in battle, others say they still wander the world. The members of this group were originally an independent order of knights serving the kingdom of Liones. They were declared as traitors after being framed for assassinating a Great Holy Knight, after heeding an order to meet up with him at the castle. They found him murdered through no fault of their own and were quickly surrounded by the kingdom’s Holy Knights. Meliodas ordered the group to disperse to avoid capture, and everyone was able to escape separately.

As of January 2015, The Seven Deadly Sins manga has sold over 10 million copies. It was adapted into a 24-episode television anime by A-1 Pictures that aired from October 2014 to March 2015. Netflix acquired the exclusive English streaming rights for the anime series while Funimation currently have the home video rights. “I read the manga and thought, ‘There is no way the anime could top the manga off.’” Said Julianna Aimone, 8th grader. “But, it was actually pretty good. The animation is very pretty and it stuck to the plot of the manga, which I loved. The new OVAs were great and so adorable.”