This Week in Anime: Nanatsu no Taizai / The Seven Deadly Sins

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Jess, Co-Events Director:

Sooo another week, another anime review/recommendation. I’ll be introducing one of my favourite anime from the past few seasons. Nanatsu no Taizai or ‘The Seven Deadly Sins’ is an adventure type, shounen style, action packed storyline that fits perfectly into the word ‘epic’. To be honest, I never would’ve picked this series up if my friend didn’t so eagerly recommend it to me, probably mainly due to its unique art style (and yes I do judge by cover sometimes ._.”) Do bear with it I swear it gets better.

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The characters are a bit similar to those in Akame Ga Kiru in which they are all just downright OP. Nanatsu no Taizai has extremely well developed characters and animation, with very nicely thought out OTPs… except for the two main protagonists (I’m still not sure what kind of relationship they have). Also both of the opening songs for the anime have been my absolute favourite, and I would recommend you guys to have a listen to it.

Right so storyline, a team of seven OP irregulars are formed to make a group of knights that get framed for a crime they didn’t commit. They disappear, get separated and become the most notorious group hunted down by the kingdom. Each ‘sin’ has their own powers, weapons and secrets, in which you’ll always want to know more. It just keeps getting crazier, but it’ll give you good feels. Good nakama feels.

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Just look at that face ._.

The main character is like 150cm, nothing short of being cool (pun intended), and… a bit of a perv. The rest of them are a bit odd to be in a team, but they all hold together nicely. The manga is ongoing (I’m not too sure about having a second season for the anime), and the story follows directly chapter by chapter, but the animation is good for what its worth. Overall, I’d recommend giving this a shot if you’re in the mood for some good quality action.

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