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Jun Fukuyama Joins The Seven Deadly Sins Anime's Cast

posted on 2014-08-31 11:53 EDT
Fukuyama's character King previewed in TV spot for October anime

The official website for the television anime of Nakaba Suzuki's The Seven Deadly Sins (Nanatsu no Taizai) manga began streaming a new TV commercial for the series on Sunday. The video reveals that voice actor Jun Fukuyama (Working!!s Sōta, Hamatora's Birthday) will play the role of King.

King: Grizzly Sin, King.
Text: Sin of sloth
King: Too bad. You all can't beat us. The next time you get in my way... I'll bring you down.
Narrator: The Seven Deadly Sins

Kodansha Comics, the publisher of the manga in North America, describes how the story begins:

When they were accused of trying to overthrow the monarchy, the feared warriors the Seven Deadly Sins were sent into exile. Princess Elizabeth discovers the truth - the Sins were framed by the king's guard, the Holy Knights - too late to prevent them from assassinating her father and seizing the throne!

Now the princess is on the run, seeking the Sins to help her reclaim the kingdom. But the first Sin she meets, Meliodas, is a little innkeeper with a talking pig. He doesn't even have a real sword! Have the legends of the Sins' strength been exaggerated?

The television anime will premiere on October 5.

Suzuki launched the manga in Weekly Shōnen Magazine in 2012, and Kodansha Comics published the third English volume last month. Crunchyroll is posting the new chapters as they appear in Japan.

[Via Nijimen]


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