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The Seven Deadly Sins Anime Commercial Streamed

posted on by Karen Ressler
Series to premiere on October 5

The official website for the anime adaptation of Nakaba Suzuki's The Seven Deadly Sins manga began streaming a promotional video on Sunday. The anime series is slated to premiere on October 5.

The text and narration in the commercial says: "The strongest, worst knighthood. Once, there were seven deadly sins who were feared for planning to overthrow the kingdom. That adventure will overturn the world. Wrath. Envy. Greed. Sloth. Lust. Gluttony. Pride."

In related news, the editorial department for Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine and related publications announced on Twitter on Friday that the series will get two novel adaptations, tentatively titled Shukumei no Nanoka-kan (Fate's Seven-day Period) and Sekijitsu no Ōmiyako, Nanatsu no Chikai (The Kingdom of the Olden Days, The Oath of Seven).

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?

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

Thanks to Kagayaki for the news tip.

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