The Seven Deadly Sins

The Seven Deadly Sins

The Seven Deadly Sins anime cover art featuring main characters
The Seven Deadly Sins Cover Art

Overview

While this review is mostly about the first season of The Seven Deadly Sins, consider it the review for the first movie as well since I don’t remember anything especially important happening in that. Season 2 is still airing and I plan to binge it once complete so there shouldn’t be any spoilers for that season in here.

The basic plot of the series goes something like this: One day a group of knights known as The Seven Deadly Sins supposedly tried to overthrow the kingdom, but were pushed back by the rest of the Holy Knights of the land. Since that day, they have been considered the most wanted criminals in the region.

Then a princess decides to find The Seven Deadly Sins and ask them to help her free the kingdom from the tyrannical rule of the Holy Knights who seized power shortly after the supposed coup by the Sins. This is the story of that princess collecting all the members of the Sins.


Characters

Elizabeth is the female lead of the series and the princess who is searching for the Sins. She believes that the Sins were actually acting to protect the kingdom when they fought against the rest of the Holy Knights which is why she believes they will help her overthrow them.

Hawk is the lead pig of the series. He’s literally a pig. Despite not having any real powers, Hawk is a formidable opponent in battle due to his fearlessness (or ability to charge in despite his fear). He works with Meliodas at the Boar Hat tavern as the scrap remover.

Meliodas is the leader of the Sins. He is known as the Sin of Wrath and carries a broken sword which he occasionally uses in battle. We learn at some point in the series that he appears to be at least some part Demon which is most likely the source of his immense power. His special ability can counter the attack of any opponent.

Diane is the Sin of Envy as well as a Giant. She uses a large hammer in battle and also has the ability to manipulate the Earth by using it. Kind of like Earth-style Jutsu from the Naruto series, specifically Iwabe from Boruto.

Ban is the Sin of Greed and was once a regular human, or at least something close to one. Now, however, he is immortal which probably makes him the second most powerful after Meliodas simply due to technicalities. Coincidentally, the injury ban has ever received a scar from was due to a fight with Meliodas.

King is the Sin of Sloth as well as the King of the Fairies. He is able to fly and uses a shape-shifting weapon which is often in the form of a spear. He has a particular dislike for Ban and is attracted to Diane despite her enormous size.

Gowther is the Sin of Lust. He is a living doll and so shows little emotion. He likes to read books and has developed a flair for the dramatic due to them, despite his emotionless demeanor.

The sixth and final Sin we meet in the first season is Merlin, the Sin of Gluttony. As her name suggests, she is the most powerful mage in the region. We don’t really get too much other information about her in this season due to her late entrance.

Hawk the pig wearing armor (from the anime The Seven Deadly Sins)
Hawk wearing armor

Conclusion

While I did very much enjoy this series, it was also a fairly generic medieval fantasy anime at the same time. Because of this I decided to give it a 6/10. I also gave the OVA a 5, but we’ll just group that in with the first season since not enough happened in it to warrant a separate review.

Apparently the second season is even better to the first so I’m looking forward to the end of that so I can binge it.

The second OP for the first season of The Seven Deadly Sins can be found here.

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