News Aoi Yūki Joins The Seven Deadly Sins Anime's Cast
posted on 2014-08-17 07:30 EDT by Sarah Nelkin
The official website for the television anime adaptation Nakaba Suzuki's The Seven Deadly Sins (Nanatsu no Taizai) manga began streaming a new TV spot for the series on Sunday. The video reveals that voice actress Aoi Yuki (Senki Zesshō Symphogear G's Hibiki, Valvrave the Liberator's Akira) will play the role of the giant, Diane.
「七つの大罪」CM第3弾ディアンヌ編 by pKjd
Diane: Serpent Sin, Diane!
Text: Sin of envy
Diane: I won't lose in sexiness! I'll crush every single on of you ground beetles!
Narrator: The Seven Deadly Sins
The website is also streaming a TV spot that announces the theme song performers for the series, with Ikimono-gakari (Naruto Shippūden, Bleach) credited as performing the opening theme song, and rock bands FLOW (Samurai Flamenco, Code Geass) and GRANRODEO (Kuroko's Basketball, Code:Breaker) listed as performing the anime's ending.
「七つの大罪」主題歌緊急発表CM by pKjd
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 Shonen Magazine in 2012, and Kodansha Comics published the third English volume last month. Crunchyroll is posting the new chapters as they appear in Japan.
Thanks to Dennis for the embedded video.