Seven Deadly Sins Gets 4-Week TV Anime Special In August With Brand-New Story

posted on 2016-03-27 03:58 EDT
Nakaba Suzuki pens story for The Seven Deadly Sins: Signs of holy war special

The official website for the television anime adaptation of Nakaba Suzuki's The Seven Deadly Sins manga announced on Sunday that a new television anime special will air for four consecutive weeks beginning in August. Suzuki is writing a brand new story for the special. The special is titled Nanatsu no Taizai: Seisen no Shirushi (The Seven Deadly Sins: Signs of holy war). The staff also revealed a key visual for the special (pictured below). Aniplex is streaming an announcement commercial for the new special (note: the linked video is region-locked to Japan).

The four-week special will air on MBS and TBS on Sundays at 5:00 p.m. The first season of the anime is also being rebroadcast on Tokyo MX starting on April 6.

The anime's staff had announced in October that production on a new television anime series was green-lit for this year. The original announcement of the new television anime series had stated that the new series would feature the same staff, but Sunday's announcement lists a different staff. The staff has not specified if the announcement last October was for this four-week special.

Tomokazu Tokoro (Hellsing Ultimate, Haibane Renmei) is directing the anime at A-1 Pictures. Yuniko Ayana (Girls Beyond the Wasteland, Hello!! KINMOZA) writing and overseeing the scripts, and Yuichiro Kido (Gatchaman Crowds insight) is also writing the scripts. Keigo Sasaki is returning to design the characters, Tomoko Sudo (animation director for Oreshura, Silver Spoon) is the chief animation director, and Hiroyuki Sawano and Takafumi Wada are composing the music.

The returning cast includes:

Yuuki Kaji as Meliodas
Sora Amamiya as Elizabeth 
Misaki Kuno as Hawk
Aoi Yūki as Diane 
Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Ban
Jun Fukuyama as King 
Mamoru Miyano as Gilthunder 
Takahiro Sakurai as Griamor
Ryohei Kimura as Hauser
Maaya Sakamoto as Merlin
Yuuhei Takagi as Gowther

The first television anime of the manga premiered in Japan last October, and ended with 24 episodes. The manga also bundled two original video anime projects last summer.

Thanks to Kagayaki and Dennis R. for the embedded videos.

Source: Comic Natalie

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