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The Seven Deadly Sins Manga's 1st of 3 Planned Arcs Ends

posted on 2015-01-19 01:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga sales reach 10,000,000 volumes; sequel story after ending is possible

The March issue of Kadokawa's Entermix magazine is publishing an interview with The Seven Deadly Sins manga creator Nakaba Suzuki on Tuesday. In the interview, Suzuki says that first of three planned arcs of the manga ended with chapter 100, and the second arc will begin in chapter 101, with the focus shifting from the Holy Knights to the Demon Clan as the primary antagonists.

Suzuki adds that while he had originally planned to end the manga at around 20 volumes after he had finished the three arcs, he has been thinking about a sequel story that could run until the 30th volume. He also adds that this has always been only a rough estimate. He says with a laugh that he will only stop drawing manga when he has run out of things he wants to draw, and that since this is not happening, he will probably be drawing manga until he dies.

In addition, the magazine notes that, with the sale of the manga's 12th collected volume, the series has sold over 10 million copies.

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 fourth English volume in September. Crunchyroll is posting the new chapters as they appear in Japan.

The television anime of the manga premiered on October 5.


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