After years of doubt on whether or not I should watch The Seven Deadly Sins, I finally gave in and binge-watched season 1. I honestly had no idea what to expect, but this show ended up being the best Anime I’ve watched in recent memory.
Let’s quickly examine each Sin (as they appear from left to right above):
Ban – The Sin of Greed, was convicted for destroying the Fairy King’s Forest and killing King’s sister, Elaine, who was in love with him. As a result, Ban was sentenced to death but was granted immortality by Elaine before she died. He is viewed as the Sin of Greed because of his greed for immortality.
Diane – The Sin of Envy, was labeled such after being framed for jealousy and then and killing her partner, Matrona, as well as 330 innocent knights when sent out on a mission. Diane was sentenced to death, which was then sabotaged by Meliodas.
Gowther – The Sin of Lust, gained this name after forcing the King of the Kingdom of Liones’ younger sister, Nadja, to commit vile sexual acts which resulted in her death. However, both were madly in love with each other and Nadja, while having a terminal illness, wanted to be with Gowther before dying in his arms. In distraught of her death, Gowther’s cries alerted guards who arrived and found Nadja’s dead body in Gowther’s arms.
Meliodas – The Sin of Wrath, the Captain of The Seven Deadly Sins, was given this sin after failing to save the Kingdom, Danafor, and its citizens’ as well as his love, Liz. Many believe he lost himself in his wrath and murdered the entire Kingdom. However, it is clear there is still a lot about Meliodas we have yet to learn.
Merlin – The Sin of Gluttony, reason for this label is currently unknown. Merlin is regarded as the greatest mage in all of Britannia.
King – The Sin of Sloth, is the King of Fairies who supposedly ended his friend, Helbram’s, life. Helbram was accused of mass murdering over a five hundred year span. King took the blame, which came close to sparking a war between humans and fairies. As a result, King was sentenced to imprisonment for a thousand years and was labeled the Sin of Sloth because he turned a blind eye to the murders committed by Helbram.
Escanor – The Sin of Pride, reason for sin is unknown. Escanor is known for gaining immense power during the day but becoming weaker as the sun sets.
With Escanor being the exception, we’ve gotten full introductions to the Sins in season 1 of the Anime and their battles have truly been fun to watch.
Once known for fighting together, the Sins were framed for the murdering Zaratras, the Great Holy Knight of the Kingdom of Liones. To avoid capture, Meliodas orders that they all go their separate ways. The Anime then begins ten years after the incident.
Throughout the season, the Sins are practically viewed as celebrities and terrorists as the mention of the Sins either excites people or brings about fear.
It all begins with Princess Elizabeth unknowingly stumbling onto Meliodas as she is in search of The Seven Deadly Sins to liberate Liones, which is her Kingdom, from the Holy Knights. Meliodas makes it his sole purpose to help and protect Elizabeth while in search for the remaining Sins before they go to Liones.
Each Sin introduced is exciting in his or her own right and, best of all, their personalities and physical abilities are so uniquely different from one another.
Meliodas, who has become my favorite character, appears to be the glue that holds everyone together. He’s strong and compassion at the same, which reminds me a lot of Naruto Uzumaki. It will be quite the scene once Meliodas fully unleashes his demonic power on some poor soul.
Once the Sins arrive to the Liones, many amazing battles ensue. And though they looked unstoppable for most of the season, Meliodas and his team were put to the test towards the end.
Overall, this Anime is a must watch. So if you haven’t watched it yet, you know what to do. The biggest question now is, when are we getting season 2?! If anyone has updates regarding this please let me know.
Let me know your thoughts. Would this rank high on your favorite Anime shows to watch?
Till next time,