News The Seven Deadly Sins Anime's Game, Cast, Staff Announced
posted on 2014-08-01 11:40 EDT
This year's combined 36th/37th issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine is announcing on Wednesday the cast and staff for the upcoming anime of Nakaba Suzuki's The Seven Deadly Sins manga. The magazine also revealed that a game based on the series is currently in production and will announce more details in the magazine's next issue, along with information regarding the opening and endings themes for the show.
The cast includes:
Meliodas: Yuuki Kaji (Attack on Titan, Pokemon XY, Blue Spring Ride)
Elizabeth: Sora Amamiya (Tokyo Ghoul, One Week Friends, The Idolm@ster Million Live)
Hawk: Misaki Kuno (World Conquest Zvezda Plot, Nanana's Buried Treasure, Oreimo)
The staff includes:
Director: Tensai Okamura (Darker than Black, Blue Exorcist, World Conquest Zvezda Plot)
Series Composition: Shôtarô Suga (The Eccentric Family, My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU, One Week Friends)
Character Design: Keigo Sasaki (Blue Exorcist, Night Raid 1931, World Conquest Zvezda Plot)
Music: Hiroyuki Sawano (Attack on Titan, Kill la Kill, Blue Exorcist)
Animation Production: A-1 Pictures (Fairy Tail, Magi, From the New World, Sword Art Online)
The television anime will premiere on October 5.
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 Shonen Magazine in 2012, and Kodansha Comics published the third English volume this month. Crunchyroll is posting the new chapters as they appear in Japan.