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The Seven Deadly Sins Anime's Theme Songs, Game Detailed

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Ikimono-gakari, FLOW, GRANRODEO to perform themes; Namco Bandai to release 3DS title

This year's 38th issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine is announcing the theme song performers for the television anime adaptation Nakaba Suzuki's The Seven Deadly Sins (Nanatsu no Taizai) manga on August 20. J-pop trio Ikimono-gakari (Naruto Shippūden, Bleach) will perform the opening theme song. Rock bands FLOW (Samurai Flamenco, Code Geass) and GRANRODEO (Kuroko's Basketball, Code:Breaker) will collaborate on the ending theme song.

The issue is also announcing that Bandai Namco Games will release the Nanatsu no Taizai Shinjitsu no Enzai (Seven Deadly Sins Unjust Sin) action adventure game for the Nintendo 3DS. The game will feature an original story, and Suzuki's special illustration for the game appears in the magazine. The title's release date and retail price are undecided.

The magazine issue reveals that Suzuki's manga currently has 5 million copies in print. The tenth compiled book volume will ship in Japan on Saturday.

The television anime will premiere on October 5.

The series' cast includes:

Meliodas: Yūki Kaji (Attack on Titan, Pokémon 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)

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 last month. Crunchyroll is posting the new chapters as they appear in Japan.

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