News The Seven Deadly Sins Manga Takes 1-Week Break Due to Illness
posted on 2015-02-02 01:45 EST
The Seven Deadly Sins manga is not running as scheduled in this year's 10th issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shonen Magazine on Tuesday, due to the creator Nakaba Suzuki's sudden illness. The magazine apologized to the readers, but assured them that the manga will resume as usual in next week's issue.
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. With the sale of the manga's 12th collected volume, the series has sold over 10 million copies.
Suzuki ended the first of the manga's three planned arcs in chapter 100, and began the second arc in chapter 101, with the focus shifting from the Holy Knights to the Demon Clan as the primary antagonists.
The television anime of the manga premiered on October 5.