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 only daughter, sets out on a journey to find the “Seven Deadly Sins,” and to enlist their help in taking back the kingdom.
Our hero is Meliodas, leader of the now scattered Seven Deadly Sins. He looks like a kid but doesn’t appear to have aged a day in the ten years since he became a fugitive. He’s also brave, laid back and an excellent warrior. Meliodas is also a walking sex pest and it’s pretty boring from the get-go. Every chance he gets he’ll grope a different part of the princess, sometimes as a cheap “punchline” to a powerful character moment or story beat. Most of the shoe follows Meliodas and the princess as they search for the other members of the Seven Deadly Sins, their group gradually growing as they find them. To its credit, the show at least finds interesting ways to reveal the other sins, who are each unique and at least interesting in some way. There’s the giantess, Diane, in many ways the heart of the group, the immortal Ban and the fairy King Harlequin to name a few. If you know anime well, you might be able to recognize them as caricatures, but they play off each other in interesting ways. The fighting – and there’s a lot of fighting in this series if you remember one thing, the Dragon Ball Z variety once things get going. Punches don’t knock people to the floor, they send people crashing through walls in a mushroom cloud of dust. This isn’t a bad thing of course, and if you’re in the mood you’ll likely watch epic battles with a smile on your face. It does get a little exhausting as things progress though, especially as fighting abilities become more ridiculous and less consistent along the way. The Seven Deadly sins are a mess. So many ideas jostle for the position that some inevitably don’t fit. Those that do fit, though, can be highly entertaining. Hawk the talking pig is a lot of fun and infuses the whole story with much-needed compassion. Each of the Seven Deadly Sins brings something to the story with their own personality and story arc. The whole thing never tries to be anything more than goofy fun, which is fine apart from all the weird groping.
This anime quickly became one of my favorite animes. I would highly, highly recommend this anime to everyone reading. It is such a good show and very enjoyable.
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